Durham Furniture in the White Sand Color in Lynn's Bedroom
I wanted to share pictures of my new Durham Furniture (solid maple wood furniture with a rubbed out Sand White finish) in my bedroom when I felt better (had a car accident on 8-19-07 and I am still not doing that great) so I could make my bed with all the pretty pillows and take picture with my new white phone, white tiny alarm clock and white small clock radio on the rustic ivory bedside table. But I finally decided to send in what I have (I will try to take more pics with the bed dolled up and the updated iron table when I have time) and ask advice on a different paint color or a way to make my linen cellular black-out blinds look better.
I love the 3/4th pleat size on my new blinds (had silvery paper blinds up on the windows for a year as I was deciding what to do when my other blinds broke and I really wanted sheers but need a dark room to sleep and need insulating blinds since my windows have only a thin glass and I am not ready to invest in better windows) a silver honeycomb inside the honeycomb (was supposed to make the color stay true this way due to the silver not being attached to the outside and was supposed to be warmer... only the more insulating factor seems to be true since at night the blind color chances) since it really is insulating and darkens my bedroom enough to block out the lights from the street at night, the retractable cord and the top down/bottom up feature for light and privacy when I am getting dressed in the morning since my windows face the street. I just do not love the color and had thought it would be lighter and more creamy based on the samples I had and not so brownish toned at night.
Do you think I could put many wiggly panels of sheers over the blinds or curtain panels on the sides of the blinds despite not much wall space? I just have to be careful of the heating/air conditioner vents under the windows and the balcony door must be able to open and close since I use it frequently to let clients or friends know I will be right down if they are early and I am doing laundry or just upstairs. I wish I went with the white color for the blinds despite my fear that at night the silver inside would make them dirty looking.
I do love my ivory and cream bedroom since it is so much more peaceful than the bright purple bedding I had two year ago for about 13 years or so. I love my Rustic Ivory Headboard and no longer feel the need to cover the bottom part with pillows since it no longer looks busy to me. I love my ivory comforter and all of you were right that I needed to return the full size for the queen size despite both being oversized. I washed the comforter (says dry clean only but since it was polyester and cotton I took a chance an it came out nice to me) at the laudromat (would not fit in my washer at home or my dryer at home)and dried it before using it since the dry clean smell on it was bothering my allergies. I raised my bed up by going with 10" legs rather than 7" legs allowing storage under the bed and making the overall look more grown up like many of you suggested.
I am glad I went with the double bureau rather than the dressing table since I like having a mirror that I can see more of myself in when I am getting dressed. Thank you Lesley especially for this advice. You were right. Thank most of you for helping me realize the double dresser still can look grown up since I was so in love with the taller and wider dresser from Stanley Furniture that had to return due to the damage and mismatched colors.
I love my bright white balcony door and white trim when the blinds are open but when they are closed, something does not look right and I am not sure how to make it look better.
Any comments are suggestions or constructive criticism will be welcomed. You can be honest. I know I need pictures or something but I am not sure what to do next.
Here is a link that might be useful: Durham Royal Cottage Bedroom Furniture in White Sand Color with Ivory & Cream Monochrome Theme