Monday, January 21, 2013

French Country Master Bedroom Reveal

I realized that if I waited until each room was totally complete to show you, it would take months(or years).  So I am going to show you my master bedroom, "almost" finished.  Then when I add the curtains and little extras, I will re post and show you the new additions.

In the previous post, I showed you my French chair redo.  You can see it in the picture below on the left.  This is the view when you are walking into the master bedroom.  The door on the very front left is to the master bathroom.


Here is the BEFORE picture below when we saw it staged before we bought the house.

In the picture below I am standing next to the French chair looking across the room.  You can see two walk in closets on either side of a dresser.  I somehow did not take a before picture of this area.  The two walk in closet doors have been replaced with these panel doors.  Originally they were mirrored doors.


Edited to add:  I found the picture of the mirrored closet doors.  Here it is...can you imagine waking up to that wall of mirrors every morning?


On the night stands you can see the lamps we made using vintage porch balusters.  You can see how I stripped and created them, here.  Some of you have asked about a tutorial for wiring a lamp.  Mr. Comforts wired the "twin" to this one today, for his night stand, and I took pictures and notes.  A tutorial is coming soon.



The picture below shows the other side of the room.  The armoire holds our TV.  I hope to add dried hydrangeas to the French market basket on the top of the armoire.   We still need something on the wall next to the armoire.


The shams and duvet comforter are from Pottery Barn.  The pattern is called Alessandra Floral.  It was based on a 250-year-old hand blocked textile from Provence.  The pillow cases with the dotted edge are also Pottery Barn.  The floral needle stitch pillow, I have had for years.  I think I purchased it on EBay. 


The landscape painting over the bed was a find from the Screen Door in Asheville.


The painting above the dresser, as well as the bust were purchased on a trip to France a few years ago.  The coral was my parents, they brought back from Hawaii, before there was a ban on harvesting coral.




I still want to add some curtains/drapes (what do YOU call them?) and a few more wall decorations.  

I love the serene feel of this bedroom.

Up next time....the guest bath. 

60 comments:

  1. Your bedroom is beautiful and those lamps are amazing! Great job! I also love the Pottery barn fabric. I have the table runner from that same print in gold but I adore the blue!
    -Shelley

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  2. Penny, I love the blue - it's similar to the grey-blue I have in our Master Bedroom. Does yours change with the amount of light in the room? Ours does. Sometimes more blue - other times, more grey.

    The bedding from Pottery Barn is just stunning. I can't wait to see the finished room!

    Jan ♥

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  3. Gorgeous! So open, and bright. I love the bedding and the headboard!~ Nice.

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  4. Penny, It is beautiful. It looks like a perfect place to rest. I love your colors. Bonnie

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  5. What a peaceful inviting room! Love the fabric! I call them curtains, can't wait to see what you come up with. Have fun adding all the finishing touches.

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  6. It is so peaceful and calming Penny. I love the color story you chose. It is a beautiful space!

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  7. Oh Penny,
    This is pure heaven. I love how lovely that pale blue and French white look together. You are a master at the makeover. I am so inspired by these soft colors.

    Karen

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  8. Talk about the perfect place for a good night's sleep! I love everything about your master bedroom, Penny...the colors, the furniture, the pictures and accessories. You've really outdone yourself this time! Can hardly wait to see more!

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  9. Oh Penny you created a beautiful space, love the soft colors and that pretty bedding! Absolutely beautiful!

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  10. Your bedroom is serene and beautiful. Love how that painting from The Screen Door worked out Penny. You are making great progress.

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  11. Beautiful and serene, Penny! Your PB bedding looks like the PB drapes I bought for our master after we moved in. {I call them drapes when they come to the floor}. Love your headboard, too!

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  12. How lovely, Penny - my favourite colour scheme.
    I call them curtains, when they are short or lace or otherwise see-through, and drapes when they are heavier and floor length.

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  13. Penny, it is gorgeous. I love how big and bright and airy the room is. Love the soft colors too and your bedding is gorgeous. Great job so far. Hugs, Marty

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  14. What a comfortable and comforting room. It just looks so marvelous! Do you ever wish that the realtor or former owners could see how it looks now?

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  15. Hey Penny. I used to work in a Drapery dept in a large store. Drapes are on pullys and are drawn with a cord. Curtains...tabs or rings and not hooked to a cord pull but are manually pulled shut. It's all in the way they are drawn shut that determines the name(Trivia). Love the soft color pallete. The wall color is gorgeous.

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! I have been looking at that duvet in a different color. It's so pretty! Love your new color scheme.

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  17. What a lovely place to rest!! The room looks so relaxing, an escape from life's daily pressures! I love it!!

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  18. Your bedroom is beautiful. I love, love the colour and the way you've stayed with the pale tones throughout. Very calming and restful. You must just sigh in relaxation when you walk into the room.

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  19. Your bedroom is a beautiful, serene - peaceful - haven! What a beautiful job you've done to make it your own! I can't wait to see more.
    ~Adrienne~

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  20. I love the new look of your bedroom! I like the soft color on the wall and the neutral colors you chose.

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  21. Your bedroom is gorgeous, Penny! You always put together the most beautiful rooms.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Looking good, Penny. I'm a sucker for anything with a touch of aqua in it.

    Regarding curtains vs. drapes: years ago, when we were in England, we stayed in a hotel with our niece and her two children. We had two rooms -- B took her small son in her room, and her daughter N shared our room, which included a small twin bed.

    Since we were up high, and no one could see in the window, I asked N if she wanted the drapes open or closed, thinking it might make her feel more comfortable if she had a bit of light in the room and/or could see the sky. She said it didn't matter.

    Then few minutes later, I heard her quiet little voice ask, "What's a drape?"

    I've called them curtains ever since! xoxox

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  23. This is beautiful Penny. I am loving the tufted linen headboards I've been seeing. Gorgeous room!

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  24. It's beautiful Penny. I love the grey-blue. Very inviting and comforting.
    Sam

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  25. It's gorgeous. Very serene. I love the color on the walls and the fabrics you chose for the bed. The closet doors are nice, too ~ I hate those awful mirrored doors.
    As for curtains/drapes, I always think if they are long and lined and flow to the floor, they're drapes. Otherwise, they're curtains, at least to me. :)

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  26. Your master is just beautiful, Penny, you have such great taste and style. I love the warm neutral color that cozies up the space. I thought your Allesandra duvet and shams looked familiar...I have them, too! I so fell in love with the pattern. I just bought the shams on sale a few months ago but have had the duvet over a year. Love it. Can't wait to see more!

    XO,
    Jane

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  27. Gorgeous. I find it funny how our tastes and the things we love change. I have always loved your bright colors, and you KNOW I love bright colors and toiles and so many of the same things you do! I see this room so much lighter and softer and more serene and am struck by the fact that I have been leaning in that direction too. My family is scandalized that I have painted the walls white for the first time in 30 years. Mostly to offset the bright furnishings that I just can't replace right now. I am going for a lighter, brighter, fresher feel at home too. That's why I love what you have done in this room. It still has all the charm of your previous decorating, but reconsidered. Love it!

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  28. It is gorgeous and so tranquil! Honestly the room looks like a perfect place to rest, escape and get away from the world.

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  29. Hi Penny, I love what you've done with this room. So serene and calm. Love the wall colour too.. take care, Maryann

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  30. I love every detail! It's absolutely beautiful...so peaceful and serene
    xo
    Robin

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  31. Gorgeous! Love the headboard!

    Jenna @ http://www.rainonatinroof.com

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  32. Hi Penny,
    Your bedrooom reminds me of a room at a small, luxury inn in the south of France -- so beautiful and inviting. Bravo!

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  33. Beautiful room! Love the soothing colors! ...coming from Met Monday!

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  34. You win the before/after prize. The room now looks so cool and restful. And mirrored closet doors? No thank you!!!

    Darla

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  35. I absolutely love the serenity of this room! Now I'm regretting painting mine in a cream color. I may have to do a redo of my redo. Lol.

    Also, I'll be headed up your way again at the end of April. I hope we can hook up again.:}

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  36. I love the colors! This is such a great before and after. I am visiting from Coastal Charm.

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  37. Reckon they should have got you to stage it when it was up for sale - ugh! the master looked horrible, and now it is serenely beautiful!

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  38. Oh Penny I love your bedding and I adore your chair. So, so pretty. Are those PB sheets too? Are they crisp or are they soft? I am looking for some nice, crisp sheets and have not had any luck. I have purchased 2 sets and they are too soft for me. :o)

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  39. Your bedroom is serene and beautiful. Love that bust. I have an addiction to busts.

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  40. Love the pretty blue color on the walls so much!! Such a soothing room...

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  41. Very pretty and serene bedroom - I also can't believe how huge it is! And not just one walk-in closet, but two?! In my dreams! We just have a standard sized closet.

    With the armoire to the far right of the bed, can you watch TV comfortably if you're lying in bed?

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  42. So why haven't I ever found your blog before? Amazing! I am your newest follower. Beginning my style board (in my head since I haven't figured out Pinterest yet) for my master bedroom re-do right now! Patti@OldThingsNew

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  43. It is very peaceful and serene. You are doing a great job..

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  44. What a huge and glorious bedroom to sleep in! You must wake up refreshed and energized! It is wonderful. Thank you for sharing.
    Nancy
    http://wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  45. What a beautiful haven you created, I love it!

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  46. Your bedroom is wonderful. I love the paint color, bedding and those lamps! Can't wait for the tutorial. Wish you were close by. My bedroom needs major work.

    You did a fabulous job!

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  47. Penny, how beautiful everything looks! Just lovely!
    :)
    The color of paint is so pretty. So...can I come live with you?? Hmmmmm?
    LOL
    Hugs,
    Mona

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  48. Your bedroom is so beautiful with your soft color palette. You've come a long way since you moved in.
    Mary Alice

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  49. Your bedroom is beautiful! Love all the changes and the colors are gorgeous! I am your new follower!

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  50. You have made your bedroom so warm and relaxing. I love the subtle color palette

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  51. What a peaceful, serene room! You've done a fabulous job with it ~

    Please tell us the name of the wonderful wall paint, and who makes it ~ it is just what I've been looking for!

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  52. Penny ~

    Thanks so much for your get well wishes, and for stopping by my blog. That wall color (despite the name) is not cold AT ALL ~ warm, serene, inviting and relaxing is much more like it!!

    I'm looking forward to seeing more of your home reno projects ~ you have that special touch!

    bobbie

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  53. What a serene and calm color on the walls. Just beautiful!

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  54. Love your bedroom....no surprise!

    Hugs

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  55. Hi Penny, Your bedroom is gorgeous! I love the paint color and your bedding. You are really transforming this house into a beautiful home. Thank you for sharing your bedroom at the Open House party.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  56. Gorgeous room! When I saw the empty space next to the armoire, my first thought was, "what a perfect place for an electric fireplace". It even has a plug in there.
    I call them window treatments, and sometimes I'm not sure what to call them.
    Hugs, cindy

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  57. I am in AWE! love your decorating!!! come help me............... LOL

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  58. What is the name of the color paint and brand you used?, please and thank you. Love the whole look of the room.
    Julie

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