Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bedroom Inspiration and Decisions to Make

Okay, my inspiration image is no surprise to me....
(source: Rachel
 Rachel Ashwell of course...
I love the layering of whites 
with the additional soft impact of blue
and of course my rug will bring in a nice touch of colour on the floor.....
but do I go with creamy white walls?
When I first attempted to decorate our bedroom I got stuck on the wall colour.... we go with what I have in this room already...
what I have bought
and what I think needs to stay....
2 of these .....20$ each...a bit scratched on the top..
but adorable...
paint them creamy white??
 or silver....????

E-bay....oooohhhh what a good deal
$ 5.25 with shipping of 75$
an all wool rug imported from India...
my pièce de résistance!!
a full wall of PAX wardrobe from Ikea....
storage necessity
but should I change it up??
Antique dresser, very heavy drawers though
and possibly impractical but I love the style!!
I have two of these lamps, lovely pink-y colour glass base with a velour shade
they seem small in this room with these high ceilings ....
I am thinking I could go big
find something that gives a good
sense of drama to the space....

The ceiling is all pine and cathedral...

I really need some help here!!!


  1. Nice space and furnishings.  I love the white antique dresser - keep.  The 2 new end tables are sweet and bring out the darker colour of your new rug but they'd be pretty in creamy white.  Oh my, a lot of decisions.  Can the dark ceiling be painted?  I know it's a big job.  If not, I think I'd paint the walls a soft green from the rug.  Then go with creamy linens.  I'm not a decorator and that is just my very humble opinion :-)  I hope someone else can help you.   Have fun deciding and I can't wait to see the compelted makover. 

  2.  Thanks Pamela....I  love the idea of soft green walls!  and...creamy linens!!!

  3. I love that rug!

  4. thanks Areneelamb! It should arrive within the week so I am excited to see it. I have already won on a few bids with this group on ebay and they have never disappointed me so I am not worried. I am excited to see the colours though....

  5. I thought I was following you already, but I guess I wasn't. Now I AM!! :)  Thanks for linking up at the Sassy Sites Free For All party! When you get a chance, come back by and see what we've done for the American Crafter's competition... and maybe vote for us too! *wink*
    xoxo!Marni @ Sassy Sites! 

  6.  Perfect! Well you are now.....thank you. I will head back and place my vote!

  7. Okay...feeling slightly stupid here....I went over to vote...but do not see
    where I vote!?? wuz up with that?
    Can you help me out?


  8. I love that bedding and in fact I have it. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  9. Ohhh...lucky you. I have to go check that out! Thanks Debbie for the great party!!

  10. Looks like you have a great start in your bedroom. It looks like there is a gray or taupe of some kind in the rug. I would go with that for the walls. What are you doing for a headboard? The side tables would be beautiful in a white or silver. I would keep the vintage dresser but would paint it the soft blue that you love or pick up the mustard color in the rug. This would make it a real stand out accent piece. I like the lamps but not for this room. If you go with the white on the nightstands, some silver paint on a couple of taller lamps would really be glamorous. Just my two cents. :) Can't wait to see how it turns out.

  11. Okay are hired! :) Love it when I get advice!
    So, the headboard is up in the air. I have been thinking of a upholstered headboard but am in love with an iron head

  12. Me too...cannot wait until it arrives!

  13. I see you have both gold and silver in the inspiration picture, so can you use both? I recently did a side table in silver if you want to see how it came out, it's here:
    The inspiration photo is really lovely. I love the look of curtains that are just a little too long. Good luck with it all.
    Visiting from Debbiedoos.


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