Saturday, February 16, 2013

Inspiration for a Bedroom Makeover

A friend of mine sent a picture of a bedroom she thought I would like. 
I liked it immediately!  
Traditional Home Magazine
I was mostly inspired by the bedding and the 
soothing colors I felt from this room.  
My bed also has a high arch in 
and I intend to dress both sides of the 
bed with lamps and a picture or two!

This is opposite the bed and I loved the idea of 
the sitting chairs and the aqua accents.
(No fireplace...sigh.....)

We have to back up a bit here so I can show you the color and the position of the bed.  I had a golden toned paint on the walls and my bed centered between the two windows.


My friend and I discussed the layout and agreed the 
bed should move to the longer wall.  
I'm so glad I did this because it feels so much larger now.
This is a quick layout of the room.  

The right side shares a small walkway between 
two doors that I wanted to decorate.
I shopped my house and found this mirror and the coloring seemed like a good fit.  My friend and I had decided a mirror would help reflect light back from the windows and it would be nice to give this wall a finished look.  
(I just painted (Balanced Beige) and didn't even get the wall plate back on!)

I had some pictures stashed away (and never had used) that I showed her and we agreed on a plan for their layout.

My friend sends me her ideas and 
if I like them I try them!
(Isn't it great to have a friend like that)

And here it is!
(Brings to life a wall I was ignoring)

I've only just begun, but you can see I've gotten a few things underway and having so much fun doing it.

This is a rough draft.  I'm still waiting on draperies, lamps and some more bedding pieces.

I'll show my final design as soon as I get all of my 
things for it!
By the way...guess who my friend is!

(Drum roll>>>>>>>>please)

We communicate through e-mails since she's in
Michigan and I'm in New Mexico!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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27 comments:

  1. Looking great so far can't wait to see the finale, its a beautiful inspiration for sure

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  2. I'm anxious to see this come together! I think you're on a good roll and thanks for putting up with my constant input! We're having fun on this one!

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  3. Hi lovely lady.
    Your photo of the first bedroom is Gorgeous. Liz is a sweetie as you know!! looks like you are having a lot of fun good for you, hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family also.
    XXOO Diane

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  4. You had a wonderful inspiration picture to inspire your bedroom transformation and you seem to be well on your way! I read that you are in New Mexico.... that is my home state. :-) Yes, where one of the fifty is missing.... LOL I still get asked if I've been in this country for very long! sheesh....
    Am visiting from Susan's party.

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  5. What fun! We need to update our master bedroom and bath...it's down on the list!
    :)
    Cindy

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  6. Looks wonderful Betty. Inspiration photos and a great friend can sometimes push us in a new direction.
    Can't wait to see the finished project.

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  7. Betty,
    A M A Z I N G!!!
    I adore your inspirational bedroom and you are well on yor way to being there, dear one!!!
    The glimpse of your bedding is exquisite!!! The wall grouping withthe mirror is elegantly done!!!
    Great encouragement and design style and sharing it with Liz is a blessing, indeed!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat
    P.S. Visiting from Susan's!!!

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  8. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my St. Patrick's Day tablescape. I hope you have a wonderful week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

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  9. Love the new concept, love how you are coming along...Love the headboard in the inspiration room, you could always paint your furniture with that new chalk paint, miss mustard seed blog has a lot of that...so cool...it is fun to redo rooms and yours is so large and airy, I love the windows, wish I had more windows...

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  10. Hi lovely lady.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape " April Showers" hoping you have a wonderful weekend with your family.
    XXOO Diane
    I miss your post!!!

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  11. Hi Diane, I am working on getting this room together...it has been a headache with waiting on drapes and then having to cancel an order and ordering others because of 2 month delay. Why do we put ourselves through all this? I know, for the love of getting it just right.

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  12. Hi Betty, how's the bedroom coming along?
    I can't wait to see it finished. I hope life is treating you well. Did you get an iPad?

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  13. Hi Linda, This redo has been a chore indeed. Ordering and then it would be 2 months so canceling and re-ordering! Maybe by the end of this month I will have it all! No, I haven't got me an iPad yet...was looking at the Galaxy the other day?

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  16. New follower. It's coming together and it's gorgeous!! BTW, what software did you use to create the room layouts? I think I might need that!!

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