Sunday, October 2, 2011

~ Grandma's Room Revealed ~

 Do you name your rooms? I've named ours for years. Grandma's room came about when Mr. P's mother started staying summers with us, then she moved in for a short time.  I was so fortunate to have a terrific MIL, I loved her so much. Her name was Mabel, to me that sounded a tad impersonal, because there are so many Grandchildren I stared calling her Grandma, if she was still with us this would be Grandma's room. Let's get on with the reveal....
 This is how the room appeared in July of 2008. I remember trying unsuccessfully to upload the pictures to Rate My Space, it was taking forever. If you would like to see those pictures in their entirety you can go HERE. Looking at those pictures and the room it appears now I cannot believe the mishmash look. Then again, You might think this is a mishmash, I like the way it looks now so much better, more cohesive.
The bed before was full size, it belonged to my Grandmother beautiful as it was, I felt it was too small for guests to sleep in comfortably. I fell in love with this bed when it came in over at my other job, with it being Queen size it works much better now. 
I purchased the Toile bedding about 7 years ago. Maybe outdated to some, I still love it. Not wanting to stay all black and white I chose to add red into the mix.
Just to left of the bed is this darling print, when I was still working at the other job it came in with a slight flaw.. I kept looking it over didn't find a flaw, they offered it to me at a discount price and I jumped on it. I knew with the touch of red it would work well in this room.
I found this darling pillow through Penney's. I wanted a few more pillows on the bed, however I didn't want it matchey matchey, I felt this was a good coordinate.

I've used plates on my walls forever as art.  Having an affection for trays I decided to marry it with the plates. It felt a bit undressed until I added the small sconce above the tray, pulling the collage together.
To the right of the bed sits this beautiful marble top chest. When I purchased the bed I really didn't think I would have room to work this beauty in, you see the room isn't all that large, about 12x12.
Just a few things on top...

If you've been a visitor to the blog for awhile, I'm sure you know why I purchased this picture, it could be the twin to my Murphy dog.
Close up of the draperies, 2 pair one check one toile.
I purchased this cabinet 32 years ago as a Christmas gift for Mr. P. It's original use was for his guns, yes folks this used to be a gun cabinet. With all the grandchildren running around he purchased 2 gun safes to house his collection, that freed this beauty up for another use, and I felt more comfortable with the guns housed some where else.  I had him put shelves in, I then stained them and Volia' ,  I now have a cabinet to showcase some of my treasures. lol

Just inside the door to your left sits this antique dresser. When I purchased it, it was in pretty bad shape. I've painted it before, that time in white. A while back on my black kick, I stained it black, removed the original handles and added the glass knobs.
The top of the dresser houses treasures that personally hold sentimental value to me.

I adore tassles, when I spotted this one at Hobby Lobby it jumped into my cart. Hmmmm imagine that. lol

Even though the room is small I managed to work in a small sitting area. Not one to follow the rules I love to mix fabrics up. After working around the chair and ottoman for quite sometime, I finally figured out just where it would fit into my home. It's actually a companion piece for the sofa in the sun porch. I really didn't want this chair out there, once I measured about a dozen times, I knew it would fit into this room. Now, the night the guys brought all of the furniture they didn't seem to think so.. lol

 Having the larger picture behind the chair I didn't need another large picture on this wall. All these things work cohesively together, drawing your eye to the wall, taking everything in as one instead of focusing on one item.


Thank you girls for hosting!


Lee said...

Lynne it looks fantastic. Look at you! Wonderful. By the way it still does it. Maybe it's just my computer. Anyway, blog looks great. I did some rearranging too. I blogged about it.

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Oh, Lynne! I have always loved your toile bedroom and I love it even more now! The new bed is gorgeous! You have done a fabulous job! Hope you have had a good weekend...hugs...Debbie

Lady Katherine said...

Oh My Lynn! This is so beautiful! I love each piece,each cloth, every touch!! Love Love Love it!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

I thought the before was beautiful...but I love the black and white. I keep threatening to do that to our guest room...but then what would I do with what is in there?? dilemmas!! Your grandma room is gorgeous and if I ever get by your way....I can legitimately stay in there...cuz I is a Grandma!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Lynne! Oh,my goodness - how gorgeous! I so remember your bedroom on RMS and certainly remember Miss Scooter sitting on the bed.
I didn't think your guest room be any prettier but oh, it is! I love your beautiful bed and I love that bedding too! Everything looks wonderful. Your draperies are so lovely. Is that black and white check the border on your toile drapes? I love it!
You do such a wonderful job of decorating and I would love to stay in that room. Heck! I'd probably never go home if you fed me! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Paula@SweetPea said...

Grandma's bedroom is a lovely space! Any guest would be thrilled to stay in this pretty room. My bedroom has been blue toile for almost ten years. I hate to even think about changing it because I still love toile and hope that it is a timeless pattern.

PAT said...

This is just so beautiful Lynne!!

onlymehere said...

I love the toile and it's timeless. I've had my bedding for many years also but I love it so I keep using it. The new bed is beautiful, but so was the old one. You have such wonderfully elegant taste. :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Well, I have never seen anything you have done that I didn't like and "Grandma's" room is no different. It's beautiful. Toile is OUT? NO! I love Toile! It seems by the time I can afford to buy's all over! *sigh*
However..if you say it's still "ok" then..I'm happy with that.
I think..can't be sure of this, but I think that "County Fair" red check has LONG since been out..but I love it..and NOT changing my drapes. You use your Toile and I will use my tiny red check..(gingham?) No..gingham is a larger check..right?
See? I know nothing! :)
Love and hugs to you this lovely Monday morning!

Likes adventures said...

Toile has been around for a couple of hundred years and as far as I'm concerned is NEVER out! It's beautiful in all its interpretations and so is Grandma's Room!

April D said...

It's a gorgeous room--I am amazed at everything you so tastefully fit into a tiny space!
It made me doubly happy to see it today, as my master bedroom is black and white, and I was thinking of adding red touches to freshen it a bit--you gave me a little vision for how it *could* look! :)

Karen said...

That is a gorgeous room and Toile is timeless and classic... never dated. Thanks for visiting please come again.

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Your room is beautiful! Love your toile, beautiful very pretty!
I did get your comments...thanks sooo much!

Julio Muao said...

Beautiful job Lynne! I love the Toile and check fabric and the gorgeous plates.

lvroftiques said...

Lynne as you know I have always LOVED this room! Toile-O-Holic here *winks* but I think it looks even better now! And the views of the room are SOOOOOO much better than those on RMS! I'll tell ya, if I were a guest I wouldn't want to leave *winks* All of the elements work so beautifully together and make me go AHHHHHHHH OOOOOHHHHH! Vanna

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Lynne, your bedroom is stunning. I love the toile and the checks together. They are so classic and so chic. Love it. I am totally drooling over all of your art and the frames you have in this room. Each piece is exquisite. You know how much I love the animal paints and all of yours are perfect. You really have created such a lovely room and the bed and new end table are beautiful. Thanks so much for joining TTT. Love this room. Hugs, Marty

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Lynne, this room is absolutely stunning! I love the bed! It is the true focal point of the room. Everything is just gorgeous!

Miss Char said...

Oh my heart be still...this room is stunning Lynne. I'm sure grandma would love to have seen it. Your first try was good but what you've added is just over the top beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Susan Freeman said...

Hi Lynne! What a lovely room and your attention to detail is amazing. I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

Susan and Bentley

Ivy and Elephants said...

Love the room. You have set a real trap here, who would ever want to leave?! Gorgeous space!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

OMGoodness, Lynne, this room is exquisite! I love the toile but also you are the master of putting things together either in vignettes or on walls!!!!! I love that dresser/chest with the marble top!!!! Gorgeous! Thanks for inviting me in today! XO, Pinky

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I really enjoyed the tour! Your home is so gorgeous! Love the new bed, and the drapes are fantastic! So many lovely details!



Grandma's room is beautiful! I love the toile all over it, the vignettes are gorgeous, my goodness, such a beautiful decor, your mil must be smiling from up there! The dresser is lovely with a great arrangement! Have a nice week. FABBY

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lynne...

Well my friend, you have to know that seeing this gorgeous toile bedroom...brought back so many sweet memories of our RMS days together! I loved your "before" room...thought it was the most beautiful bedroom I'd ever laid eyes on. I really couldn't imagine it getting any prettier than it already was, but you DID IT! Ohhh...I'm just loving your new's fabulous, Girlfriend! I think it's perfect for you toile guest room! I'm still in love with your toile bed linens...they look sooo pretty with the bed!

I had so much fun taking the tour, once again, around your beautiful guest room! I remember a few of the items but see a few new treasures as well. I certainly don't remember seeing that gorgeous little bunny lamp...the one that you have on your marble top dresser. Ohhh Lynne, I love that darling bunny lamp! Wherever did you find it? I just love all the sweet bunnies that you have in this room!

Everything looks absolutely gorgeous, dear friend..thank you for sharing your toile guest room with us!

Love ya,

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

We name our rooms according to the people who used them too! LOL! The room is beautiful, especially that bed!!! And the toile is so pretty...just think of it as "timeless tradition." :)

a quiet life said...

what a great looking room~

Chubby Chieque said...

This what I called EXTREME MAKE-OVER. Looks perfect.

Love the bedsheets, seems so comfy in there.


Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

What a beautiful room! I don't think the sheets are outdated at all. i think they are gorgeous and i adore red with black!!
I am sure any guest would be thrilled to stay in this beautiful room...


Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Lynne, I love this room and I remember it on rate my space. Love that bed.

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is one beautiful room!

Lakeshore Cottage Living said...

That is one beautiful room!

Tablescapes By Diane said...

Hi lovely lady.
Your guest bedroom is Beautiful with the red and black. You did a lovely job putting this room together sweet lady. Thanks so much for your lovely comments on my new tablescape.
I have two bed's like your in my guest room with pink and white bedding and Taupe color walls. I need to post my bed room on my blog some day just for fun.
I hope you have a great week.
XXOO Diane

Tardevil said...

The bed is beautiful, and I love all your bunnies!!! The books on the dresser (I'm assuming they aren't the faux ones) are gorgeous too! I'm sure all of your guests love staying here!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Likes Adventures, thank you for stopping by today and your lovely comment. hugs ~lynne~

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Wait... let me carefully dab the drool from the corner of my mouth with my dainty hanky. I just loved loved loved your Grandma's bedroom. The black and white toile bedspread is so beautiful! Everything in the room looks so perfect. The marble top table..just gorgeous. I have a similar dresser I will be painting black soon. I dream of a master bedroom similar to yours!! Just beautiful! Hugs!