November 2nd, 2013

Bedroom Redo

Now that the days are shorter and we are heading into winter, I am focused on making my bedroom cozier. To break the monotony of working at the dining table, I will often read the papers and catch up online in bed. Sometimes I work  up there to get away from the dogs and family and constant distractions.

However, my bedroom is a bit of a mishmash. We have a gorgeous sleigh bed, a 2 seater couch that desperately needs to be recovered, some side tables, and a jute rug with Oriental rugs I’ve inherited from my family layered on top. It kind of works, but not really.

The bureau above as a bedside table and the grey drapes are my favorite bits in this room. My flea market chandelier would be good too over our bed, it would help with the lighting. But what I love most about this room is that it’s chic and a tad masculine. I tend to go overboard with scalloping and monograms, etc. which does not thrill my husband. This would be a good compromise.

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  • Scalloping, maybe. Monograms a definite NO.
    From a chic girl like you??? I think your husband is right on this one.
    (Hey, what do I know?- I’m from a sleepy , beautiful seaside town on the southern tip of mainland Australia.)

    CarolineNovember 2nd, 2013  9:25 AM

     
  • When I was still doing interior design, I always urged people to choose a “gender” for their bedroom. It can be feminine or masculine, but not gender neutral. Much sexier that way.

    KathyNovember 2nd, 2013  10:08 AM

     
  • Gorgeous…I hope Keep It Chic does more posts on interior design.
    jg

    JudyNovember 2nd, 2013  11:09 AM

     
  • I’m in the process of a bedroom redo and have selected a beautiful blue grey as wall cover. I saw it on a wall and it is so soothing which is what I want a bedroom to be. Also, it allows so many options for accent in the room. Good luck!

    And, if you ever want to tackle kitchen and bath remodels I’m all eyes and ears. Next on my list.

    MargoNovember 2nd, 2013  1:59 PM

     
  • In a bedroom, less is more. No matter how large a bedroom, to be soothing and rejuvenating should have only a bed, 2 bedside tables (uncluttered) with 2 very good modern bright lights suitable for reading (ie. Artemide), 1 rug, and 1 mounted flat screen TV. I call it the hotel theory: we sleep so well in a hotel because the room is so uncluttered. Picture above is pretty but quite impractical with cluttered bureau top and lamps unsuitable to reading in bed. Scalloping and monogram are essential in a New England bedroom.

    ValerieNovember 2nd, 2013  2:37 PM

     
  • Love the room pictured. The grey or black (can’t tell for certain which) painted bed with the gold trim coupled with the wood stain bureau is my favorite aspect of it. Love the combination of paint and stained wood. The hanging light is also great. Monograms – a definite yes!

    AprilNovember 2nd, 2013  2:41 PM

     
  • It sounds like your taste in interior design is very different from your taste in fashion! I like the moody palette of that bedroom, but the proportions seem off, especially the tall thin lamps next to the four poster bed.

    EBNovember 2nd, 2013  2:51 PM

     
  • I think your bedroom is stunning. Can’t think of a reason why monograms (LOVE) and scallops can’t be combined with more masculine decor. People are always applauding throwing a biker jacket over a soft feminine dress. Creating rules for decorating seems like a double standard. A good marriage of different styles seems beautifully appropriate.

    AliNovember 2nd, 2013  7:04 PM

     

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