Bedroom inspirations - please post yours!

oceannaJanuary 15, 2008

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I have a lot of inspiration bedroom photos to post. If you deserve credit for any of them, please speak up and claim it! Where I know the designers, I will say.

First, here are two stunning Art Nouveau style beds:

Next, four Arts & Crafts style pictures (the first two are of one room):

The next one by Ashley Whittaker, designer:

This next three have Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper:


This is the underside of that canopy:

Susan Goldtick designed these nest three Barcelona beds:

Designer Betsy Burnham:

Very old and exactly as it was:

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Designer Bunny Williams did the next six:   
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The next one is designer Carolyne Rhome's bedroom in Paris:

Singer Cher's bedroom:

Cindy Tobin:

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 7:16AM
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oceanna

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I have these filed as a contest winner named Marcine McCollom:   
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The next two were designed by David Hicks. That's fabric on the walls, and he trimmed it in black braid:

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This is the Duchess of York's bedroom as it was in 1897:

More to come...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 7:38AM
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oceanna

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One by designer Eleanor Lambert:

Elton John's London bedroom:

Emily Dickens' bedroom:

Some empress's bedroom but I dunno where:

A faux painted mural:

Another faux painting job:

More to come...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 8:00AM
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The next few are all HGTV designer rooms:


These were from a home show online:   












Later I'll start on the J's...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 8:25AM
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brutuses

Wow, wow, wow, is all I can say. Now stop, you're killing me. I'm drooling at these gorgeous designs and unable to do my own right now.

I don't know if you will come across these in your search, but Christopher Lowell, remember him, he did some very stunning bedroom designs. If you want you can check out his web page. I think if you just search for his name you'll find it. The one bedroom that he did that inspired me to do my guest bedroom was the guest bedroom he did in blue toile with 2 single beds. Fabulous room. If you can't find it I'll help you look for it.

OK, enough of this day dreaming, I need to go get some work done.

Thanks for posting, they are great. Those first two are not my taste, but they are so stunning.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 1:07PM
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oceanna

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Brutuses, thanks for letting me know you're enjoying these pics! I thought you were doing a whole new house? I haven't looked on Lowell's page. I forget about him as I don't get him on the cable service I have. I'll look when I get a chance.

These next two are Jackie Kennedy's bedroom in the White House:

By designer John Fowler:

By designer Katie Ridder:

By designer Alexa Hampton:

More to come...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 8:08PM
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The Lincoln bedroom:

Mackenzie Childs master bedroom:

Mackenzie Childs:

Designer Mario Buatta:

Designer Markham Roberts:

Markham Roberts:

Mary McDonnald:

Mary McDonnald:

Mathilde Agostinelli:

Meg Braff:

Nancy Broszhardt:

More to come...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 8:38PM
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brutuses

Oceanna, I am doing a whole new house. Sorry if I confused you with my last comment.

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 8:54PM
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oceanna

#8

Philip Gorrivan

Queen's bedroom

Queen's bedroom

Ralph Harvard

Reagan's bedroom in White House

Reagan's bedroom in White House

Ritz Hotel

More later...

    Bookmark   January 15, 2008 at 9:06PM
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oceanna

#9

Ruthie Sommers

Albert Hadley

Margaret Spencer

Margaret Spencer

Margaret Spencer

One more, I think...

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 3:09AM
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Todd Romano:

Whew! That's all I have. Please enjoy and feel free to comment and discuss, and to post more pictures.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 3:45AM
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brutuses

Nothing cozy about the queen's bedroom. Don't think I could sleep in there!!

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 10:46AM
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oceanna

I agree! Well, I figure there is something here to inspire everyone. I tried to include all sorts of styles and color combinations. Do you have any favorites?

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 5:30PM
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mcfromct

my BR inspiration pics...

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 7:24PM
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oceanna

Thanks for sharing your pics! Many of those I hadn't seen before and they're lovely. I see you like a few of the same ones I do too. :)

The one with the little dogs on the bed would make a divine little girl's room, wouldn't it? And the little boy's room with the "airplane" nose crashed through the wall should please any little boy - very cool.

I love the pale blue one with the gingham curtains. It just looks so cool and breezy. And oh how fabulous it would be to have a master bedroom big enough for a fireplace! The brown walled one with the "M's" looks so crisp. Just lovely.

    Bookmark   January 16, 2008 at 11:57PM
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black-thumb

Great pics! When I saw this one I thought they are trying redo padded rooms in insane asylums to give the patients the illusion of being in a normal home.

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    Bookmark   January 17, 2008 at 4:41AM
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Patricia43

I am amazed at the amount of collecting you gals have done but I am humbled by Oceana's time and effort to share all this, because that is very time consuming and someone has to love people, decorating and sharing in order to go to such great lengths Oceana, my hat tip to you. Like Squirrel with her photoshops and Les with her ability to pick apart even the smallest detail and make it all right, I am still amazed and humbled by some who give so willingly to others.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2008 at 3:30AM
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oceanna

Thank you for your kind words, Patricia. I get so much from all of you I want to give something back.

    Bookmark   January 18, 2008 at 7:52AM
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dixiedo

Posting our bedroom... it can't compete with the others above, but we like it!!

(PS mcfromct, I saved the "Joy" pic off RMS as well.. love that room!!)

    Bookmark   January 24, 2008 at 4:00PM
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oceanna

Wow, Dixie, that looks great! How did you do the draperies behind your pretty bed? Is that a crown canopy? Do you have any close up pics of it? I enlarged your pic a little and lightened it up a bit so I could see it better. Nice job!

    Bookmark   January 24, 2008 at 4:59PM
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brutuses

oceanna, all I get is a red X.

    Bookmark   January 24, 2008 at 9:02PM
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Patricia43

Brutuses, defrag, clean cache.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 3:18AM
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brutuses

Patricia, what you just wrote is Greek to me. Is that "cleaning" up my computer? Thanks I'll have to pass that on to DH.

    Bookmark   January 25, 2008 at 10:42PM
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susanlynn2012

I just love looking at all the bedroom inspiration rooms to give me ideas. Some of them are so beautiful. I especially love the lavender checkered bedroom and wish that was mine when I was growing up and craved a purple bedroom but my mom thought little girls should have pink bedrooms. Thank you Oceana! I also love the lavender another poster posted and so many other rooms especially one Shabby Chic bedroom. SO beautiful. I will have to come back to this gallery to save my favorite pics.

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 1:23AM
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love-my-lilhome

Just for a few minutes there I was wishing I had a 50 bedroom house so I could decorate each.

Just for a few. Then I remembered the dusting. Whee....
lest we forget!

Have you ever seen so much beauty??????? A person could nearly overdose on the eye beauty.
I loved so many of them.

Thank you oceanna for the time you have put into all these pictures.

Its appreciated so much and I know I'm speaking for many
others on here when I say how much enjoyment your posting is giving all of us.

Linda

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 2:34AM
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oceanna

Brutuses,
I really hope your DH can help you see the pictures. There are so many great ideas here!

Lynn,
I'm with you. I try to imagine myself in the rooms and see how it makes me feel. I examine the details, especially in the ones that delight my heart. I've discovered quite a few good ideas by doing that, that I can apply to my own home -- even though the picture may be very different from my room. I agree with you that the lilac check one is gorgeous, very simple yet elegant, and so soothing. It would be a lovely place to be. I will be coming back to these threads over and over for ideas myself.

Linda,
Haha! I hear you on the dusting. I love a lot of them too. Some, nah, but I figured that someone would and I wanted something for everyone. You're very welcome! I'm so happy to know you are enjoying the pics. It makes all the work worthwhile. Thanks for letting me know. I hope these threads will remain here for a long time to come, for us to reference any time we're facing a decorating question.

Now would you believe -- I've found more lovely bedrooms to post here! When I can...

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 5:23AM
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dixiedo

oceanna, this is actually a good story:

I was on a mad witch hunt to find bedding I liked for our new bed. I stumbled upon this set at TJ Maxx and fell in love. Next mission: drapes! SO I go into Marshalls, and low and behold in the clearance section is the drapery set to this bedding! HOw crazy!! Of course, there was only one, so I had to get creative.... the set consisted of 2 panels, 2 tiebacks, and one ascot valance. I used one panel per window, used he tiebacks on the cornice board down the center to tie in the pattern, and hung the ascot valance over the bed under the cherry ledge moulding. The fabric you are seeing on the outside of the bed-drape thing is actually pieces of the bedskirt (which we didn't want to use), cut and fused onto the edges of a plain sheer panel. I am very pleased with the way it turned out considering I got 2 windows and an over hte bed treatment for like $12.00!!! Can you believe it?? I'll try to find a closer pic for you later!

    Bookmark   January 26, 2008 at 9:41AM
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pugga

Thank you, thank you for the beautiful inspiration! I've been struggling with what to do with my bedroom for months and needed something like this to set my direction.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 3:11PM
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oceanna

Wow, Dixie, what a clever gal you are! That's my kinda decorating you're describing -- when I win, that is. I once covered all four of my kitchen chairs for $1.98 out of the remnant bin with the most perfect fabric! Those are the triumphs we remember, eh? Your bedroom looks like a million bucks!

Pubba, you are so welcome! I hope you see some things here that help you get un-stuck so you can march forward into the bedroom of your dreams. There are so many great ideas in these photos. I could (and would, and will) study them for hours.

    Bookmark   January 28, 2008 at 6:14PM
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melsy4

    Bookmark   January 30, 2008 at 10:02PM
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oceanna

Great pics, Melsy! I especially love the fourth one.

    Bookmark   January 30, 2008 at 11:04PM
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oceanna

Gamble House

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soonermagic

    Bookmark   March 9, 2008 at 8:44PM
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oceanna

Sooner -- wow that's a gorgeous bed and a lovely room!

    Bookmark   April 21, 2008 at 7:28PM
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txcat

These are from my inspiration file.....

    Bookmark   April 23, 2008 at 3:40PM
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oceanna

A few masculine bedrooms, and a few examples of accessorizing in bedrooms...

Kathy Ireland

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oceanna

bump

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oceanna

I hope folks are still enjoying this thread. Here are some new pics for you. As always, if YOU designed any of these, please step up and take the credit. If you have some fun pics to add, please do. And don't forget to also look in the Cottage Decor thread, if you like the style, and also in the baby/Toddler and Kids' threads if you're looking for a kid's room. I've been adding new pics to all of them.

    Bookmark   January 2, 2009 at 4:30AM
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credomk

So many gorgeous pictures! Thanks, Oceanna and everyone else for posting these. I especially love the one with the sage green metal bed in the first posting--if only my daughter would let me decorate her room like that. (She wants black and orange, because she's a Tigger. Maybe someday her tastes will change...she's only 4.5 years old.)

    Bookmark   January 5, 2009 at 10:01PM
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kimmieb

Better Homes & Gardens Inspiration Gallery













    Bookmark   January 12, 2009 at 11:40PM
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bodiCA

Dark as a neutral'
Double crown to raise look of ceiling,

Sheers for ceiling and windowsDifferent beam and light detail

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bodiCA

This is the perfect Bedroom Entertainment Center,
see the TV?

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loribee

I've never seen such gorgeous rooms before....
Many thanks to Oceanna and to everyone else for collecting and posting all of these lovely bedrooms! :)

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kcthatsme

I think this bedroom furniture is really fun from www.citystylefurniture.com.

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yvette123

Thanks for all the gorgeous rooms!

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kiko

These bedrooms are all by Jan Showers:

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marti8a

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oceanna

Thanks Marti, for the additions. :)

A few more...

    Bookmark   September 9, 2010 at 3:13AM
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Here are a few more ...

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pjtexgirl

Actually, I only like the "real" rooms people have posted from their actual homes. They look bright, uncluttered and livable. I don't really care too much for any of the designer rooms.

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Bump

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pippi21

Thanks for all the inspirations..some are beautiful, some gaudy and stuffy, some elegant but not practical, some are cozy and you could see yourself crawling right in the bed and going off to sleep right away.

It is really nice to have a large bedroom, it helps when decorating it. My DH and I have had our separate bedrooms for at least 3 years. I'd like to decorate it but it is hard to find something a solid color that he'd like, is not too expensive, and I can take to the laundrymat and wash myself. Oh, I could go with a quilt or comforter but most of them are large bold plaids, strips or flowery. I want something that will hang over the dust ruffle, maybe with a scallopped edge. The builder installed all rooms with electric baseboard heat in the house when they were built in 1977, and each room has a separate thermostat to control the temperature of the room, which we like but you can't have floor to ceiling drapes because of the baseboard heat register. I use mini-blinds and valances. The furniture is dark cherry, Traditional style. His headboard is one we had for our guest room in former home..kind of light aqua silk headboard that he has ruined from the natural oils in his hair. I've been thinking of recovering the headboard with a leather or replacing it with a wooden one.

Any suggestions?

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emagineer

bump

    Bookmark   January 9, 2012 at 8:18AM
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oceanna

Emagineer, thanks for the bump! These things do get lost.

Here is another update:

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