Sometimes you come across a photograph of a room that inspires you so, it stays with you. In this case, it was the photo directly below that inspired me to create the look in my bedroom. As many of you know, I just moved back into my old house in the Carolinas and have been redecorating as I unpack. My goal in this case wasn't to recreate the exact room, but to use what I had to create the same beautiful look and peaceful feel.
So far it's turned out to be the easiest room in the house. I did not have to repaint the walls ~ that lovely soft sage green has weathered extremely well ~ and I did not have to buy a single thing. The antique bed suffered a few scratches in the move, but nothing terrible. I used my favorite peachy-pink linens on the bed ~ a gift from a friend about seven years ago ~ and hung the drapes that used to hang in my living room at the windows. I took down the mini-blinds (hideous, awful things) and put some gauzy sheers underneath the drapes for a bit more privacy when the drapes are open. Since the drapes are lined, pulling them closed at night creates a wonderful cocoon.
The black rug I bought years ago at Bed, Bath & Beyond, and the antique rocker and oval mirror once belonged to my grandmother ~ God bless her wonderful taste. The other bits around the room were all pulled from my belongings. There are still little things to be done ~ I need to install proper curtain rods and a new ceiling fan ~ but I'm loving it so far. What do you think?
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Wishing all of you a lovely weekend...
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Photos by The Art of Living Beautifully; third photo from Internet