Monday, October 21, 2013

Going white in the bedroom


Now that my mind hasn't been consumed with thoughts of shows and painting furniture, my brain has focused in like a scope on the parts of our home that have been niggling at me.
The basement saw some furniture moving and a new table last week and now I have updated our master bedroom.

Our room was fine granted but, any female knows that the word fine doesn't mean fine. It is the farthest thing from fine and often means I am ignoring the problem for the moment but I will deal with you later. Well it's later.

I made the classic mistake when we moved into our home 4.5 years ago and chose paint colours prior to living in the space. I was so ecstatic to be in our dream home, the home we had fought for and just wanted the yucky mud colours gone and threw up neutrals that had worked for us in our previous home. Well we have changed almost all of those colours since then. Our green dining room went White Dove, our front hall went Rockport Gray, the living room saw Baby Fawn. Our upstairs bathroom went from chocolate brown to another Baby Fawn (we must like deer and birds in this house with all the fawn and doves)

Our bedroom was Benjamin Moore Natural Linen and it never looked like linen. You know the kind of linen you see in european linens or on Restoration Hardware chairs. It just looked beigey yellow.

Our bedroom is now Benjamin Moore Simply White OC-117
I did 2 walls at a time (hit the instagram feed in the sidebar to see the disaster photos) and had this banged out in a day. Trevor just shook his head and smiled at me. I really love that man. He hardly ever argues with my ideas and always offers to help.


i am always drawn to rooms with white walls, natural, grey and black accents and lots of silver and gold. the push really came with this room when i saw editor sarah gray milller's home in country living. our room is now a sea of textures with less colour, and more personality for a restful space.







the wall of antique windows.

 



i had painted this mirror last year in a lightened french linen but needed more drama on this wall so went over it with miss mustard seeds colour of the month typewriter and hemp oil.
the awesome wood corbels were actually for sale in the show and no one snapped them up so i shopped my own stock when i came up with this idea and they are now tagged NFS
 


i made a new black and white ticking pillow cover for this lumbar pillow and the rest of the linens are white









i moved the scarf rack that was here into my closet and made a simple vignette in its place. i liked having my scarves out but at the same time they were visual clutter that my cat kept trying to pull down and move for me

 





these end tables were redone with a custom grey finish that i will share tomorrow.



the view from bed. that white unit up on the wall i try not to include in most photos as it is a mechanical and not so pretty feature but it keeps me pretty. that is a ductless split air conditioner my lovely sweet husband installed 2 years ago. we live in a 2 storey home and our bedroom faces west which means it sees sunshine until 930pm in the summer. our house ac would be cranking until all hours of the night trying to keep up even with all of our blinds closed. this unit is 1 ton of cooling, keeps our upstairs cool, uses 75% of the energy of our big ac which means it runs a lot less and i sleep like a log


i swapped out this trunk from outside and went with a much simpler vignette than before with just a german grainsack and a moose antler.
this gray army blanket was a thrift find and i made the black grainsack pillow

 

the pillow is 2 sided and the other side is the black and white ticking





a peek into the hallway


I also thought I would just add that I had this paint matched to Behr paint and primer at Home Depot. We have been fans of Behr paint for quite some time and I thought I would give this new type a shot. I have to say in all honesty, I am not sure it was worth the extra 12.00 a gallon. I still did 2 coats and touchups which would have been the same with their regular paint. Has anyone else tried this paint and felt good or bad about it?
Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to check out the end table details tomorrow.

Have a great day,


 

28 comments:

  1. Have I told you that I love everything you do? ...I think I have...:)

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    1. i think you have but i still love hearing it. i feel the same way about your blog.

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  2. Another GORGEOUS room Meg...LOVE the way you accessorize!!

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  3. I love the multitude of textures you have in your room. It's a beautiful space! The wall of old windows makes me sigh...
    I'm curious about the rub at the end of your bed...what is it? Or is it a rug at all?

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    1. hi korrie and rachel
      the rug is a patchwork cowhide rug made up of pieces of white cowhides. i bought it a few years ago on ebay and i am sure they can still be found. it has been hard wearing and soft on the feet

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  4. You have a gorgeous blog! I am having fun over here. I love white in the bedroom - the bedding can be washed and bleached and feels so fresh. Beautiful!

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    1. thank you and welcome to my world of eclectic craziness. i couldn't be happier with how the white turned out.

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  5. I recently found your blog and am smitten! I love your bedroom! A perfect mix of calm whites and cozy wood. I look forward to each new post for more ideas for my own house! Keep the beautiful photography coming, please!

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  6. I recently found your blog and am smitten! I love your bedroom! A perfect mix of calm whites and cozy wood. I look forward to each new post for more ideas for my own house! Keep the beautiful photography coming, please!

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  7. Your restyled bedroom is beautiful, Meg. I really like how the wood tones seem so rich with the white walls. The linens are especially pretty. The a/c sounds like a great solution. We picked a fairly big model a/c for our home's size but still our bedroom that gets lots of sun and is over the garage always feels too warm in summer.

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    1. we have a big ac too but it just seemed unreasonable to keep it cranking like that all the time and turning our main floor into a cooler to get slight cool upstairs. thanks for visiting as always

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  8. What a stunning bedroom!
    You have the 'touch', which in my family means you know what you are doing.
    I enjoyed visiting so much and I am a new follower.

    Laura
    White Spray Paint

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  9. love the bedroom! it's so collected and cozy!

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  10. Very pretty, Meg! I love the piece over your bed. This rooms likes look a great place to retreat to at the end of the day and a lovely place to wake up in to begin a new day.

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  11. Love your bedroom and am insanely jealous of all your antique wood windows. You better be glad I don't live closely or know where you live. First time on your blog and love all I see. Think I'm gonna need to subscribe.

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  12. GORGEOUS! Really love all aspects of this room, so dreamy and white, yet cozy with lots of eye candy!! The large antlers by the window wall are my favorite!! Really pretty, glad to find your site, will be back again soon!!

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  13. I just drool over all the accessories and how you display things. Gorgeous. I love the antlers and the empty frames, how cool is that. Beautiful bedroom. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  14. What a gorgeous room! Love all the rustic vintage details with the crisp white. Very beautiful!

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  15. stunning! You take beautiful photos too

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  16. Wow! I really love the cozy feel of this room. All of your vintage pieces are amazing. Love the wall of windows! Saw you featured at A Stroll thru life. Had to hop over and now am happy to be a new follower! I am in the process of painting our bed white right now. I have a link party, "Share Your Cup Thursday". It's all about sharing the things in life that make you happy. I'd love if you shared some time!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  17. Wow, I am loving everything! I like your style, and very glad to have found you blog. You did a stunning job. I am your newest follower. :)
    Kimberlee

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  18. What is that fabulous piece over your bed? I love it! I have only recently discovered your blog and am so glad I did.

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    1. hi debi, the piece over my bed is a headdress i had shipped over from africa called a bamileke feather headdress. it can also be called a juju hat. they can be found sometimes on ebay or you could always diy it. i think i have seen some tutorails out there.

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  19. OMYGOSH...I want your bed ! Gorgeous....
    I am over from A Stroll...following you with bloglovin and Google Friends connect....hope you'll stop by when you can.

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  20. Your bedroom is perfect in every way. I could move right in. I love so many things about it. I love the mixture of white and natural wood. I LOVE, love, love the rug!! Did you buy it or make it? Would love to know the details. I love the porch column in the . Now I know what to do with one or more of them that we salvaged from the old place we deconstructed recently. I love the cozy slipcovered chair and the display of reclaimed windows behind.

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    1. the rug i actually purchased a few years ago on ebay. if you look up patchwork cowhide many should pop up. thank you for your sweet comment

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