My husband loves me. I mean really really loves me. How do I know this? He indulges my whims (on most occasions) and barely flinches when I say the words: Completely redo the master bedroom and bathroom. Now, to be honest, I said barely flinches because there was some brief complaining on his part. But then, he agreed and even went so far as to return the 1000 fabric swatches I had borrowed from Joann’s on his way home one afternoon.
Let’s go back though so you might see why I want to repaint two rooms that we just painted about 1.5 years ago. When we moved into our house, I planned to paint every room. I prefer to have the house painted when I move in. There are pros and cons to that plan but it does save a TON of furniture moving. I got stuck when it came to our bedroom/bathroom. My solution: just paint it what it was in our old house. All our stuff matched and we liked the colors. So, up went the paint.
Long ago, we started bed shopping and finally settled on the Sumatra Bed from PB even though it didn’t really solve our window problem.
Mathlete prefers to have the box spring too so that pretty much ruled out any of the lower, platform style beds that I was considering.
While wasting time on Pinterest (looking for beds!), I saw some pictures that immediately grabbed my attention. Navy bedrooms with green, yellow and white accents. I.fell.in.love!
|[Lavender and Lilies]|
I had already scored a duvet set similar to this one from Home Goods so I had the white bedding!
Then, I scooped up the pleated pillow in navy from West Elm figuring if we changed our minds, I could always move it to the guest room or resell it. Sadly, they were out of the other colors when I purchased.
Then, it came time to really think about paint and other details in the room. The concept of a navy bedroom with some coordinating color bathroom was great but I needed to find the colors I was seeing in my head. Knowing I would be overwhelmed by starting at the paint aisle, I started in the fabric store! Then, I took my fabric samples to the paint store to search for colors.
Right now, we are still in the planning phase but here is what we have finalized so far:
The curtains are going to the fabric on the left – PKaufman Linked/Circa Dawn
The bedroom walls are going to Glidden Rich Navy
We are still debating the bathroom walls. Mathlete would prefer we do the green color found in the drapes (shown above) but I was leaning towards a softer white tone.
Another topic of discussion are the drapes in the bathroom. At one point, we thought we would have all of the window coverings in both rooms the same. But, I am leaning towards having them different but coordinating. The fabric up for consideration is Waverly Lovely Lattice (this picture reads much more teal than the fabric does in person!)
So there you have our bedroom update as it currently stands. I ordered the fabric during the 50% sale and am excited to get started (once
my seamstress Mom2 gets back in town!).
Are you planning any major room redos? Have any tips on redecorating a room while you are simultaneously trying to live in it?
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Are you sure the navy isn’t going to be too dark?