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Posted by sconway
Sat, Feb 5, 11 at 20:16
|I have spent over 10 years decorating my home. My master bedroom is still not done. At first, I could not settle on colors and I really have not found an inspiration picture that both DH and I could agree on. I tend to like the Baker clean and crisp look and he likes very traditional and busy stuff.
I have a very large room (about 19x21) and 9 windows! MY bed set is a Cherry wood four poster bed with matching nightstands, dresser and high boy from lexington. I would love to change it but DH will not budge-- our first purchase when we got married 23 years ago! I also have a beautiful writing desk, two Ethan Allen Queen Anne chairs and ottoman from our previous home that needs new fabric.
I am finally set on a color scheme but can't seem to execute it. I want a combination of creams, browns, and black. The problem is that anything with black tends to be either too modern or too stark. Anything with brown tends to have light blues/greens which I like but could not live with it for too long; just not my favorite, too feminine for my taste.
Anyone has pictures of this type of combination? I got tired of the old white builders wall so I painted them brown (Behr Hazelhurst 3A10-5) and the ceiling a lighter tone (Behr, Macadamia 3A10-3). This added some color. I have lived with this color for 3 years so I know I want browns.
Can anyone help? I will post pictures if anyone can tell me how.
|Right now, the only pictures that I have are in my mind's eye. With brown walls and dark mahogany furniture, I see cream colored bed linens, with a black/cream/white folded quilt at the bottom of the bed. Artwork framed with large white borders and thin black frames. I'd use textural black/white on the chairs (maybe hounds tooth or herringbone) and make the ottoman the wild card -- something unexpected, and probably a color unrelated to your primary choices. |
Photos would definitely help. You can upload photos to the site below pretty easily, and then copy and paste the HTML code into the message area here.
Here is a link that might be useful: Tiny Pic
|Not what's in my mind's eye, but you never know what element in a photo might inspire: |
|got it. I am having problems with my picture software - its crashing. let me fix and will post.|
|This is ours. The metal accents are ORB but could easily be black. |
|I just came across a house tour on Apartment Therapy last night that features an Alabama Coastal Cottage. The whole house has been done in brown, black and white/natural colors. The house is more rustic/cottage-y than modern in feel, so there may be something useful here.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Alabama cottage
|Oh, my!! I love everything about the Alabama Coastal Cottage! It's absolutely gorgeous.|
|Check out Restoration Hardware catalogue which is online. All of their rooms have that combination.|
|sis3, your wall color resembles mine and you have the same tones of wood and french doors to bathroom. I painted my ceiling a lighter shade so it does not have that beautiful contrast with the white. I guess the difference is that my room is a bit more colonial - and maybe this is why I am having such a hard time. |
bluemoon28 - I felt the pictures calling me. I was born and raised in the caribbean so coastal/west indies style always bring me home. But, I am in Colonial VA trying to keep with the feel of my house. I have an eclectic look but it is definitely transitional/traditional.
I would post pictures but I realized that I do not have any pictures of my room and I forgot that my DH took the digital camera with him to Dallas (yes, he is at the Superbowl). So, as soon as he gets back, I will post pictures. I am really trying to have the mood that I have in my library (my favorite room - this pic I have so I will post so that you all can see my style)
I hope the pictures are shown!
|Here is one place that has some images that you might enjoy browsing. You can also do a search at Houzz.com and find more.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Decor Pad
|thanks forhgtv. I got some pictures for inspiration but not necessarily from bedrooms (it is never that easy). |
I know i have not loaded my pictures but let's see if I can make a translation from these pictures.
How about zebra pattern for the ottoman? (if I keep the 2 queen anne chairs and ottoman). If so, what would be an adequate color for the QA chairs?
I also might move my writing desk next to the bed so as not to have 2 matching nightstands.
And I might repaint so I add contrast between walls?
I like the curtains to be lighter - maybe cream but they must have large pattern since I have 8 windows next to each other and they must be operational -- I like total darkness. I currently have blinds but that was just temporary.
I'll post pictures of my room tomorrow night.
|sis3...what color paint is on your bedroom walls? |
It is a good neutral for blacks, reds, etc.
|Not mine but I love this look. |
|pcweary the color is Benjamin Moore's #1033 'Hillsboro Beige'.|
|Since several of you liked their house, they have a blog - The Lettered Cottage. She changes the look all the time. Those pictures are fairly old.|
Here is a link that might be useful: Blog
|Another possible inspiration photo|
Here is a link that might be useful: Phoebe Howard -- bedroom
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