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Sunday, April 19, 2015

Master Bedroom Make Over Reveal

When it came to making over the Master Bedroom I had a couple of goals in mind. To go lighter and brighter, and to make it a tad more feminine. The previous room was black and gold, I've lived in a world of dark for a while and had to have brightness. I didn't have a time line there was no hurry. The first step to the makeover was to scrap the popcorn off the ceilings. You can view and read all about that HERE.  
 The actual makeover began
last Spring when I ran across the blue and white comforter made by Ralph Lauren. The blue and white spoke to my heart and I began building around it. It came together slowly, finding the right pieces was far more important to me than rushing and purchasing items just for the soul purpose of filling up a room.
My love for blue and white is no secret, however I didn't want just a sea of blue, I knew it would need some lighter touches to keep it from becoming a complete bore. The first drapes I chose were a filmy white sheer, after living with them for a bit, they seem to cold and stark, I needed something with a bit of texture. I ran across these beautiful creamy white and taupe drapes, I was drawn to them immediately knowing they would be the perfect dressing for the windows. A semi neutral drape was the perfect chose, making the changing of the bedding seasonally a little less tasking. I love the lamp but it needed an update as well. Shopping in Lowe's one day I ran across the beautiful linen shade. Changing your shades is an inexpensive way to update your current lamps.
 Many of you have asked about this sweet chair. Shopping in TJ MAXX last spring the chair seemed to call my name. It was the perfect size for this corner. Since this post is a bit picture heavy I'll share some close up shots soon of the accessories through out the room.
The previous ceiling fan had hung in the room for almost 17 years, once the ceilings were complete I realized the style and coloring of the fan were all wrong for the look I was going for. I purchased a fan that sits flush to the ceiling with a silver finish. A flush mount ceiling fan doesn't feel as though you have a weight hanging over you, your ceiling heights don't seem to push towards the floor as much. I'm lucky I have 8' ceilings, I certainly didn't want the ceiling height to feel lower. Speaking of ceilings, aren't they just the bomb? So clean and fresh looking. I chose a smooth finish instead of knock down. After all the years of the popcorn I craved a clean smooth look.
 The bedding and pillows were bought in stages over the course of the last little bit. The dark blue cover was purchased from Penney's and is by Liz Claiborne. The color was just what I had in mind to add a bit of depth to the lighter blue and white comforter. Adding a white coverlet will take it from a Winter/Fall look to a Spring/Summer look very quickly.
I've had quite the addiction to pillows for a long time, and haven't had the opportunity to enjoy them. I've had a ball shopping for different patterns and textures for this room, they're placed strategically through out the room.
The bench was purchased about 10 years ago from a local furniture store. The original cover was more of a gold color. Perfect for the previous decor in the room, it needed updating for this rooms decor. Shopping at Nell Hill's a while back I fell in love with the light blue and white print, perfect makeover for the bench. I'll share that transformation soon.




 I know many of you don't have T.V's in your master. We had one for years, so when I put the room back together I automatically put it back on the chest. Looking at the pictures now I'm not quite sure I like it there. I don't watch T.V. in this room so it really is taking up valuable decorating space. I'll live with it for now, but don't be surprised if I share and update with the T.V. gone. If you look to the right of the picture you can see a sneak peak into the master bathroom.
 "BEFORE"
 "AFTER"
And the I'm in love after shot of the Master Bedroom. 
The room has taken on an entirely different feel. I'm still looking for the perfect lamp for the dresser not shown in these photos. If I waited for the perfect lamp to share the room in it's entirety it could possibly take forever. We all know a room is never done, they're ever changing. I'm confident it will come along at the perfect time. Once "all" of the ceilings are complete then I'll start looking for new flooring. I'm a believer that all good things comes to those that wait, and I have the patience of Job.
I've had a ball enjoying the process of everything from scrapping popcorn, filling nail holes, to painting the ceilings and the walls. The process went smoothly with no hiccups. I'm anxious to share the master bath with you, I hope you continue to follow my adventure of redoing the house.

Sharing at
Fondly ~ Lynne ~

27 comments:

Carolina Girl said...

It turned out beautiful mom!

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

Beautiful Lynne! Love all the details. The Ralph Lauren bedding is so pretty and definitely adds a feminine touch. You are doing such a wonderful job on your projects!

Shelia said...

Hi Lynne! Oh, your bedroom looks beautiful. Love all of your changes and my bedroom has become blue too! :) You've been quite the busy gal. Thanks for popping in to see me and I think of you often.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

JoAnne said...

So pretty - your Ralph Lauren bedding is beautiful!

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

So beautiful, Lynne. I love the timeless blue and white
. Jane

Chatfield Court said...

Beautiful room Lynne. Love all the bedding and fabrics you chose.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Oh honey I love it..Girl you took on a HUGE job with that ceiling..I did mine at my other home about 40 yrs ago and it about did me in haha!!
Of course you know you had me at blue/white..Those colors have always been classic together and always will be..What color are the walls..
I want to do a remake on my master only leave the rose carpet I have..thinking about going light grey with walls and then adding more rose pieces..I know rose is not in vogue but then niether am I haha!!..I love you Lynne to the moon and back my dear friend..Mr.P would be so proud of you honey..from my mountain to yours hugs gloria

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Oh Lynne, it is all BEAUTIFUL! I, too, love blue and white so this room is perfection to me. The bedding is beautiful and I have a pillow addiction too:):) Can't wait to see the bathroom!!!! XO

Rue said...

It turned out absolutely beautiful, Lynne. The blue and white are perfect and so classic. Very Ralph Lauren :)

I hope you're having fun with all of this :)

xo,
rue

Leslie Harris said...

This is such a beautiful make-over Lynne. I agree with Rue. There's nothing more classic than blue and white.

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

Beautiful master, love all the blues! You must be over the moon, great job!
Thanks so much for sharing at AMAZE ME MONDAY!
Blessings,
Cindy

Pat Cantwell said...

Lynne,
Your Master Bedroom renovation is magnificent, dear friend!!!
You Amaze Me. . .and I was thrilled to see you featured at Amaze Me Monday!!!
I love how you begin with an accessory that speaks to your very soul and work from there!!!
Restful haven for a precious Lady!!!
Sweet dreams, dear one!!!
Fondly,
Pat

Pat Howe said...

Lovely room Lynne, love the blue....pat H

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks sweetie, I'm anxious for you to see it when you all come home. Love you too, your little Mom

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you so much Liz, I'm having a ball. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks for popping in Shelia, I'm anxious to see your blue bedroom as well. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you JoAnne, I'm sure enjoying the change. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you Jane, it's great to see you pop in. Hope all is well your way. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you darling, I had a ball finding it and pulling it all together. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi my Sweet Gloria, I think the plan for your bedroom makeover sounds awesome, I cannot wait to see it. Darling you are always in vogue, you my dear a Classy lady. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks so Pinky, I had a ball pulling it together. The Master Bath Reveal is right around the corner. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi Sweet Rue, I am having a lot of fun pulling it all together. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks so much Leslie. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thank you so much Cindy, and thanks for the feature was truly a surprise. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks so much my dear friend. I was truly surprised and thrilled with the feature. fondly ~lynne~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Thanks so much Pat, it was a wonderful surprise to have you stop by. fondly ~lynne~

aarond said...

Bedroom is beautiful, I am not normally a big fan of blue but after seeing you room I might become one. Good job finding all the right accessories.