May 29, 2014

Traditional Bedroom Design

Working on My Kentucky Home 

For those of you who have been following my story, you know that we moved into a downsized home and I am in the process of making it as pretty and cozy as our previous, much larger home on several acres. 

Today I am sharing the master bedroom. This room is very hard to photograph. I am not a professional photographer so I do not have all of the lights and equipment that a magazine photographer might have. So, please excuse the lighting issues in my pictures. 

The color of this bedroom is Sherwin Williams hearts of palm. If you think that you might like this color...please look at the real thing. This is the second time I have used this color for a bedroom and I love it.  My interior designer matched this color to my drapery fabric for the first bedroom. Since I brought my window treatments with me...I naturally went with the same color of green. This is a very restful bedroom color!

When we bought this house...the room was very different. It had taupe wall color, a ceiling fan, and beige carpet. We repainted with my green. I found a lovely ceiling light. And, along with the rest of the house, we had Kentucky oak floors installed. I love these wood the oak was milled in Kentucky and finished in Kentucky. Yeah! 

The rose damask covered Chippendale sofa is something I bought in the late seventies. I know...I can't let go. But you see, this was an expensive sofa and it is solid and very well made. The original fabric was a lemon yellow color damask. It was gorgeous...but time and a change of interior colors called for a change. This rose fabric may have limited days, if I can find a new fabric that speaks to me. All of the other furniture in the room has been collected over time. The four poster bed is the most recent purchase...which was about ten or twelve years ago. Time flies and I loose track. 

The cherry secretary in the corner is an Ethan Allen purchase from the eighties. 

I still love it!

Here is a better look at the sofa. I love shades of pink and green. 

I can sit here and look out the back windows to a woodsy view. We live in the country...but it is a small subdivision of about fifteen houses. All exteriors are very traditionally styled designs.

(so sorry for the shadows from overhead light)

Here is my antique pitcher...that moves around the house.

Close up details of the rice carved posters.

I choose to use a white matless√© bedspread. I like to be able to wash bed linens. And, I like having the white background for pillows etc. But mostly I like the washable factor. I have had custom bedspreads before, and they are difficult when it comes to eliminating dust and allergens. 

And now the window treatments...
I love old.
While this fabric is not looks like old toile. 
I cannot remember the fabric manufacturer.

I chose to have very traditional window treatments made since they would be going into a master suite with a four poster rice carved bed, and other very traditional cherry furniture. I like the "old south" look too.

Here is a close up of the fabric. The color is also pretty correct in this view

Our new bedroom is a very restful because of the green paint, and because of the beautiful lawn and woods behind the house.

Another really good point for this woman of a certain that I do not have to climb the stairs a dozen times a day to deliver laundry, etc.

If you are too young to understand this right now, you will in a few years. I spent about twenty seven years living in a two story house with children...and all bedrooms upstairs. ugh!

This bedroom is much smaller than our previous one...but it is cozy and pretty.

I will try to share the master bath at some point if I can figure out a better way to photograph it. I also have a couple of things I want to do before I share it with you.

Thanks for visiting.

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Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

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