Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My Beach Cottage Master






I've showed my master bedroom before, but I made a few small changes and wanted to share it with you again.  Last year Mr. Bliss and I decided to ditch the 90's oak monstrosity waterbed and bring our bedroom into the new millenium.  I wanted a relaxed soothing retreat and Mr. Bliss was happy to oblige.  I've tweaked it over the past year and am now going for a true monochromatic look with lots of white.

The walls are a sage green color.


Before I had the pillows showing the other way to show the bright floral pattern.


The new pattern is sage and white ticking, which I love and it keeps with the monochromatic feel of the room.


I also switched out the dishes recently.  These are a little bit larger than the ones that were there before.
Mr. Bliss made the built-on beadboard headboard.  I wanted it tall enough that I could add something to it if I wanted to, like this wreath.

This view is of the corner of the room, close to the foot of the bed.  It shows the table that I recently scored for $4 at a rummage sale.


I recently switched out the lamp.  Before the table I had a floor lamp here.  This lamp I got at a thrift store for $11.  The shade even came with it!


The silver bowl is Reed & Barton and I got it last Friday at a local Estate Sale for $5.  I had been looking for one to display fruit and this one was perfect.  I love the blue enamel inside against the green of the apples.


Stuck it on top of some old issues of Cottage Living.


This knick-knack stand hold more magazines.


The sweet venetian mirrored box I got at a yard sale this past weekend for $1.


This stand is what you see when you first walk into the room.


To the left is my dresser.  It came with the hideous oak set, I just painted it.  I'm on the hunt for some glass knobs to dress it up a bit.  Also looking for a new lamp.  You can also see the other venetian mirrored jewelry box I got that matches the other one.  It was also $1.







A little vignette.


Off of our master is a sitting room.  This room is still a work in progress, but I'll show you what I've got in there so far.


My Craig's List slipper chair.  Still one of my favorite finds of all time!  The dresser I got at auction for $5.



The chaise I got from my dear friend Stacy when she moved.  It's a peach color.  I dressed it up with some French Country pillows and a blanket that a sweet old blind woman knitted for my late Nana.


The picture wall above is an ongoing project.  I just added those sweet dishes from Walmart of all places!  The white stand is another auction find.


Another view of the bed.


Hope you enjoyed your tour.  I'm linking up with Marty at A Stroll Through Life for her Tabletop Tuesday party and Faded Charm's White Wednesday party and a special Show Off Your Bedroom Party at Bungalow's Parade of Bedrooms!

xoxo,
Kim

52 comments:

Linda said...

OH Kim...this is simply beautiful! I just love everything! The headboard is so great...I need one like that! And I'm with you, the slipper chair is to die for...Thanks so much for sharing this inspiring, restful room!!

Stacey said...

Kim, I totally love your beachy bedroom. It's so soft and welcoming...and big! Love the soft green walls. Hey there is a Show Off Your Bedroom party on Thursday at The Bungalow. You could hook up to that one too. The button is on my sidebar.

Rebecca said...

Fresh, clean and WONDERFUL!

xoRebecca

Cathy said...

Oh Kim...I can almost hear the waves crashing!

Your room is beautiful! The headboard your husband made is gorgeous...he is so handy! I love the plates above and the wreath is the perfect touch!

You found some beautiful goodies to add to the mix. Your space is lovely and serene...well done!

Enjoy!
Cathy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very pretty, Kim! I love the green and white together. It's so fresh looking.

Kimberly said...

Kim, I love your bedroom! I love white! I have all white frames in my house! Show us the rest of your house!

Holly said...

It is simply, absolutely gorgeous and serene. What lovely master bedroom..the all color with those whites is beautiful.

Thank you for stopping by on my SITS Day.

Holly
504 Main

Brittany said...

It's just beautiful! I love it. The soft colors are so relaxing. Your sitting room is coming along beautifully, too!

Debbie said...

Kim that is really pretty!!~ Every time I see white done right, I want it!~ Everything is well thought and put together perfectly...I bet you sleep like a baby in there!~

Blondie's Journal said...

Kim~~~

I just love your room. I'll take white over anything! You have all the right accents. Love that headboard and your thrifty table with your new bowl. Oh, gosh, I love it all. I'd die for a sitting area. Wonder if hubs would give up his closet! lol!

xoxo
Jane

Mimi said...

What a beautiful, calm bedroom, Kim. The headboard is fabulous.

Kristens Creations said...

Hi Kim, your bedroom is so pretty and calming. Love the soft colors...I know I will be changing mine in the future, I have to turn off the lights to relax. lol...It has the same colors as the rest of my house! My bedding is tropical...I loved it at the time and will have to keep it a few more years because of the price I paid for it!! Anyway, you have created a beautiful and relaxing space...love it!! Kristen

Country Dreaming said...

Looks beautiful and restful.

Melinda

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a pretty room!! Thanks for sharing it with us. I still have not changed my comfort set out for Spring/Summer - Was hoping to get the room painted first.

Frugal Home Designs said...

So beautiful. I love the headboard/wall treatment. It looks great.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh wow, this is totally a dream room. I love it all. The bed, all the tables, dressers, etagere, chairs, chaise and wall decorations. Such beautiful eye candy and inspiration. Totally stunning. Hugs, Marty

Tina said...

Kim, your bedroom is one of my absolute favourites ever!! It is gorgeous and it was the first thing I saw on your blog. I absolutely love it all and wish I could have one just like yours. I adore that wreath on your bedhead and your plates:) Thanks for sharing your changes and have fun at the link parties:) Wishing you a wonderful day ~ Tina xx

Nancy said...

Oh, Kim! I absolutely love your bedroom! It's so beautiful!

Nancy

Ldy ~~ Dy said...

Okay.... at first I thought I was viewing a photo of a high end designer magazine! Then realized I was looking at your bedroom! Wow!! Your room looks wonderful! You did an awesome job! I love how everything is just pulled together! The headboard is just perfect!! Great job!!

Terri Smith said...

Oh me or my..Miss Kim..these rooms are absolutely stunning! Love the new look of the pillows. Your master looks so beautifully serene. I'm truly lovin' that headboard! Every time I see it, makes me want to let me husband make the one he's been going on about since last year.

I think I told you about his vision to put something together using an old sound-board from a vintage piano he came across. I'm going to definitely show him these photos so he can see how yours is put together. It's incredibly geogeous!

Hey, and I agree..the slipper chair from Craigs List was an Outstanding Find! It's lovely. Truly lovely!

Kim, again I tell you..your home is perfection. What I wouldn't give to be able to decorate like you!

Blessings, Love & Tuesday Sunshine, Terri

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Your bedroom is dreamy. I love how you put everything together. Simply lovely. What a steal you got on the mirrored box! Your chaise looks like such a wonderful place to curl up with a good book. Thanks for sharing!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Now this is just beautiful Kim. I love the slipper chair and your headboard too. THis looks like such a relaxing bedroom -- just as it should be!

~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

~simply sensational~

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Absolutely beautiful. What a marvelous room. Please share this on the Boardwalk Bragfest, Kim! I would love to have you link to the party!

aimee said...

amazing! i love what you have done. your room is so big! i love the carpet too.
blessings,
aimee

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

JUST BEAUTIFUL! I love all of it. You cannot go wrong with white...lovely!
Mona

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

lol I had to come back for another look at everything. I am in awe how beautifully you put things together. What a delightful knack you have! That's TALENT!!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Wow! each picture kept getting better. You have a great eye for those good deals. I love, love your beadboard headboard! And, what a find on that little round table. I think your slipper chair looks is shaped a heart. Everything is so pretty.
Kelly

Amber said...

Beautiful! LOVE the headboard! Actually, I love everything about your master bedroom!

awal.ny said...

OH, I love that head board, great job Mr. Bliss. What a lovely bedroom, it looks like you enjoy it very much. Have a wonderful White Wednesday.

Lisa said...

Your bedroom is gorgeous! Everything in it is amazing. I'm in love with the slipper chair. Great find.

A Cottage Muse said...

What a beautiful retreat! Very happy I stopped by!

Faded Charm said...

Beautiful bedroom. It looks so serene and inviting. I love how calming the neutrals can bring to a room.

~Happy WW~

Kathleen

Becca said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful !! Your bedroom is so calming ... I'd love to retire to such a peaceful space !! I love the white ... the coastal elements mixed with vintage. It's all gorgeous !! Hugs, Becca

Atticmag said...

Love your tour Kim. I think Mr. B. did an amazing job on the headboard and your friend's chaise is a great piece as well. I really like the green, too. It would be fun to see the waterbed though. LOL. -- Hope you'll stop by and take our house tour. -- Jane F.

Jill said...

That is one of those lush beds that makes me just wanta crawl up in it. Really, really pretty! I would love to have a chaise in my bedroom. Perfect for a catnap during the day!

Debra from Bungalow said...

Yes, I want to crawl in and take a nice long nap. Your white room is luscious!

Thanks so much for joining the tour and giving us a view of your beautiful room!

g.suzie said...

I love your tone on tone bedroom, and the sage green you've chosen is a perfect backdrop!
You and Mr. Bliss seem to be a perfect creative pair. . .

benchwarmer said...

i'm a new follower. wanted to say your room is beautiful! your finds are incredieble.

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Kim, what a pretty room. I just adore that beadboard headboard your hubby made. THat really makes the room! It looks so peaceful & serene. Great job! Looks like you are a thrify shopper like I am. I do a Thrifty linky party every Monday, feel free to join in.

bj said...

I have always loved this pretty room..so spacious, airy and....CLEAN. I love it..

southerninspiration said...

I wanna go thrifting with YOU!! YOu find the greatest things! Your bedroom is GORGEOUS, girl...I love it!
That chaise is just so, so fun!

Suzanne

Leslie, the Home Maker said...

LOVE it ALL, especially the green walls (my mater bedroom is green, too)!
Pretty, pretty retreat!
Blessings from my home to yours!

Lisa said...

Your bedroom is so soothing and restful! The headboard is sheer genius! I can totally see why you adore your slipper chair...it's precious. What a great find. Thanks for sharing your sweet retreat with us.

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

I adore your bedroom. It seems so relaxing. And I love, love, love the headboard your hubby made. Heck, I love everything about your room.

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Kim, I love your bedroom. The white is so fresh and clean. Very pretty!

Mary Beth @ Live. Laugh. Make Something said...

Bee-You-Tee-Full! I looove it! I am your newest follower and would be honored if you choose to the same!

Kathy :) said...

What a fantastic job you did, yours takes the prize....love that headboard !!!

Such a calming room !!!

All the best,
Kathy :)

Denise Marie said...

lovely retreat!! I love all the lil spots to sit and put on your shoes, chat with hubby, read or dream or pray for the girls or make a to-do list.

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Kim...

I'm just doing a little catching up over here at your place! Ohhh my...I love, love, LOVE your master bedroom!!! It's one of the prettiest bedrooms that I've see! I love all that white with the pretty sage green wall color...it's stunning! Ohhh...you did GOOD with this room, Darlin'!!! It's fabulous!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

Nicole R.J. said...

I love all the white on your bed! It's so fresh and inviting! And I adore the bust in your sitting room - she's lovely!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Beautiful bedroom ~ so enchanting and serene! I redid my bedroom a couple of years ago in mostly whites and I love mine, too. Your beadboard headboard is awesome!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents