Saturday, August 11, 2012

Cottage Master Bedroom

ON TO ANOTHER ROOM!!!!!
As I've told you guys, across from my study is my master bedroom.....

I used the same blue color for both rooms to create the feeling of a master suite.
Therefore, I used the same rug in both rooms.
The blue color choice started in the master bedroom.
 I wanted to do a blue toile.
 I always have liked the look of blue toile rooms,
 and thought, with my new life, as a retired snow bird,
 I would venture into the realm of simple color schemes.....
It's really pretty,
 but I would not do it again,
 as is evident in how I went native
 (back to multi-colored floral prints)
 in my study
Some folks are serene, simple color combo animals.....
some of us are multi-hued beasts!!!!!
 I covered everything that wasn't moving in a  gorgeous linen rose toile from Brunschwig & Fils
The walls were upholstered in the fabric, as well as the headboard, draperies, half tester, small chairs and bed skirt.
The way to create a toile room, is to use one fabric on most of whats in the space, adding a few accent fabrics in carefully chosen placements.

according to Wikipedia.....
Toile de Jouy, sometimes abbreviated to simply "toile", is a type of decorating pattern consisting of a usually white or off-white background on which a repeated pattern depicting a fairly complex scene, generally of a pastoral theme such as a couple having a picnic by a lake or an arrangement of flowers.[2] The pattern portion consists of a single color, most often black, dark red, or blue. Greens, browns, and magenta toile patterns are less common, but not unheard of. Toile is most associated with fabrics (curtains and upholstery in particular, especially chintz), though toile wallpaper is also popular. Toile can also be used on teapots, beddings, clothing, etc. In upper-class (primarily American, but also northern European) society, toile is often seen on dresses or aprons used at such events as country-themed garden parties or tea parties.


My bidness partner, Kris, calls my bed a "Princess" bed, 
'cuz of the half tester....
A half tester is like a part of a canopy....
It projects from the head of the bed.....
The details are what can add just enough pop to keep the simple  palette from lacking visual interest.....
The headboard had a soft colored contrast welt....
The half tester and drapery valances have a scalloped trim.....

I set my dressing table in front of the windows looking out to my terrace.....
 I found the chairs on 
ebay!!!!
They were covered in vinyl....
If I were Amy Chalmers, of Maison Decor fame....
I would have painted the plastic with chalk paint!!!!
But I'm not Amy!!!!!
I'm Betsy!!!!!
So I had them recovered in more of the toile.....

I had this funky trim applied around the seats for a little bedroom glam!!! 
My friends at Drape It did all the labor, because I didn't know then that...

I could do this stuff myself!!!!!

So this is just a taste of my bedroom.
Staying true to form, over the next week or two, I will go into nauseating
detail about everything in the room.

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49 comments:

Babs said...

Sooo pretty. Love the details.
Babs

Sue said...

Think I would do a little twirle around when I walk into this bedroom & than set down on the bed and say to myself " I just love my bedroom" !!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Just gorgeous!

Cozy Little House said...

It's beautiful! I wouldn't change a thing, Ms Betsy. Not a purty thing. I like blue. I like the serenity of it. Heck, there's not much else serene about me or you, now is there!
Brenda

Cristina Garay said...

What a beautiful room! I love everything about it!

Syndi of Beachnut Lane said...

A classic beauty! I love the fabric.

Romanticroses said...

Sooo beautiful!! Everything is perfect!!

Jenni Moyer said...

Looking so forward to the detail--love it all!

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

I must say this is my favorite room cuz I'm one of those "folks [that] are serene, simple color combo animals.....".

I especially like all the trim details. Very pretty room! Can't wait to hear more about it.

Anne Boykin (bloominganne) said...

I like your attention to detail - thanks for sharing your beautiful rooms with us.

white beds said...

It's so beautiful! The first image is most adorable for me.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh I loved this room when I saw it and now I get to see more of the details when you point them out!! I think one day you will paint a vinyl chair...and then you will say, what took me so long?!

Marian said...

Your bedroom looks very serene and lush. I fight the need for multicolors because I do like a monochromatic look. Complimentary colors are in my blood though and I can also imagine touches of coral in your bedroom. Love the attention to detail.

Sandy said...

I love your blue toile bedroom...because I also have a blue toile master bedroom that I have blogged about. It was the only time in my life I paid to have custom drapes made for our bedroom and bathroom. Expensive? Yes, but I would do it again. Our room isn't quite up to speed as yours - but then you are the awesome interior designer! I can hardly wait to see it in more detail.

Decdreams said...

Quite obviously your followers thrive on "nauseating detail" bring it on Betsy!!!! Your cottage is a wonderland........................but for the panels in your dining room. Just a little heckling to keep you fired up for Trad. Home!!!!

Terry Moore said...

Looks so great. Head over to my blog and check out my guest bedroom redo! I hope you like it.

~ Liz ~ said...

So fun to see your style unfold and all the hows and whys and whatnot. It's amazing what goes into why we do what we do isn't it. Your room is lovely!
Liz

Shelia said...

Oh, my Lord! Betsy, your bedroom is gorgeous! I love the overboard of the pretty blue toile! How many yards? :) I love our princess bed too! I could stay in bed all day if I had such a pretty spot to lay my gorgeous little head! :)
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

cathy@my1929charmer said...

I drool over your sitting room and bedroom. So absolutely beautiful, and loving blue. don't think there is a prettier color than blue! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – it helped make the party a success!

Connie said...

I do love your style, sugah! I remember seeing your things in magazines back in the 80s. Since we retired from California to Idaho—yes, it was culture shock but hubs and I love it—I've scaled down from 5,000 s.f. to 1,800. Retirement age does that to ya, chick!! But I truly do love what you've done with your home. But I'll bet I'm funnier than you, sweetpea! ;-)
xoxo,
Connie

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Betsy,
Very lovely indeed, I think your bed is fit for a Queen..The blue rose linen fabric is so beautiful, every detail in both rooms is amazingly gorgeous. I think your half tester and bed is the diamond in the room and the center of attention, the big "Awww".. Your study and bedroom are very tranquil and peaceful.
By the way I'm a multi-hued beast" too LOL..
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

THE FARMHOUSE PORCH said...

That bed is like a cozy, fluffy cloud! I love the idea of a nook or "cocoon" of fabric draped around a bed, it's so cozy. The colors are just dreamy...

Vintage Street Designs said...

Just beautiful!!! Love all the fabric used! Hopped over from Cozy Little House and I'm happy to be your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit! Judy @ www.vintagestreetdesigns.com

White Weathered Hutch, said...

I love your blue room. Not everyone is into shabby chippy paint. Came by from Cozy Little House.

Judy Bigg said...

Wow Betsy, this is just gorgeous, love every inch, and no detail have you overlooked. Perfect!!

One More Time said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL!!!!! woW...would love it if you would share it at Share it One More Time
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Love love love the colors! now following

corners of my life said...

Oh my. I could live in these two rooms.
{from a fellow retired snowbird}

Angie Mahoney said...

Your house guests must be so pampered~what a gorgeous room! I love the blue toile. New follower for you! Pop over for a visit~I'm running a great jewelry giveaway this week if you are interested!
Angie
www.swededreamer.blogspot.com

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is a beautiful room, Betsy! I love your bed and the fabric you chose.

Comeca Jones said...

Love the toile! Beautiful blue!

CeCe said...

Betsy, isn't it funny how we tell ourselves one thing but find out later that is not really what is in our heart?! Your rooms are lovely and I am sure reflect your personality to a tee!

houseontheway.com said...

Love that headboard! It's such a beautiful bedroom. I'd love for you to share it at my new blog party, Twirl & Take a Bow at www.houseontheway.com. I think it would make a great addition to the party.
Leslie

Honey at 2805 said...

Adore all the details and the use of the toile pattern fabric upholstered walls and bed drapes! Gorgeous! Thank you for showing off your details ;) at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

8)(8 said...

So beautiful!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Betsy! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room!

Leslie said...

Gorgeous room!!! You really know how to milk the details of a room. That bed looks like one I could really get some beauty rest in!
Blessings,
Leslie

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Seriously beautiful! Thank you for the inspiration. Thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness...you are so talented! Every single detail is perfect! Thanks for sharing on Overflowing with Creativity. Hope to see you again tomorrow night. XO, Aimee

Deana said...

Wow......visiting you via It's Overflowing Party......Pinning ya : )

Becolorful said...

Really like the drapery/canopy look behind the headboard. So rich. :D Thanks for linking up this week.
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cathy@my1929charmer said...

So beautiful and I would move in in a moment! Love the fabric you choose! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

Betsy! This is so very LOVELY! Your Toile de Juoy is so very beautiful - I just adore blue and white - especially toile - the half tester is so lovely - your fabric, trimming, furniture - all make for a perfectly dreamy bedroom - I will be featuring your post in this evening's Home and Garden Thursday post this evening,
I appreciate you sharing,
Kathy

Athena at Minerva's Garden said...

This is so pretty--I love the fabric on the draperies and half tester, with the beautiful trim. It's all just wonderful, and must be a serene place to rest each night!

Sherry said...

Now see, I am a monochromatic lover so this was just so pretty to me! I also love pattern and texture! So the toile de joy hits all the right notes! Lovely room! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!
Sherry

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi! Just in case you haven't seen the news, you have been featured at Potpourri Friday at 2805!

One bolt short of a toolbox said...

amazing! i absolutely love it!

Newest follower here!

Jan
door251.com

French Hen's Nest said...

So beautiful..love blue toile. I'm restraining myself this time...

Linda at French Hen's Nest

Patrick Tan said...

Blue and white! such a relaxing color combination. I can feel the lightness of your room. For sure, you will always have a great morning everyday because your relaxing room.

Mary Rafferty said...

Oh my, oh my, ohmigawd, that is my perfect dream bedroom!!!!!

I am in heaven!!!!

I HAVE to show this to my interior designer -
THANK YOU BETSY, THIS IS EVERYTHING I HAVE EVER WANTED AND NOT BEEN ABLE TO VERBALIZE!

oHHHH, SO beautiful it brings tears to my eyes:)

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