Sunday, July 24, 2011

Moments in the Bedroom

Hello darlings! I thought I would share some of my favorite decorating moments in our master bedroom (in case you thought I meant something else...). We don't sleep in this room in summer as it can be warm (and nobody here has air conditioning), but sleep instead in our cool downstairs guest room.
I really adore certain elements of this room, like the silk-linen-wool blend drapes I had custom made right after we moved into the house. I also love the tiny Florentine mirror I picked up at a favorite antique shop:

The bedroom isn't large, so I needed a narrow console table to place against the wall opposite the bed. I found this gorgeous asian altar table quite unexpectedly at a consignment store - it's one of my favorite things in the house:
An antique (1915) Doukhobor fruit-gathering basket sits on the floor

This table serves as a prominent place for my "to do" list. A tray on the table corrals pens, electronics, and papers of pressing importance.
At the other end of the table are a few favorite objets. The bronze cat statue acts as a paperweight. A cream porcelain bowl holds business cards, loose buttons and papers. The ikat bowl, in my favorite gray-brown colour, is from Anthropologie. The photograph, a favorite of mine, captures a lonely copse of trees in northern Italy:

Before I move on, I must show you my wonderful new giant canvas bag (from Restoration Hardware, $39 on sale). I LOVE matching my wardrobe with my decor (which David says I do already, as I dress mostly in beige and white and blue). This bag is perfect for lugging things to and from the car, and carrying yoga and gym gear:

The bedding in the background is new and very inexpensive (labelled simply "100% cotton"). I usually buy higher quality bedding but could not pass up this delicious duvet cover and pillowcases, with their lovely neoclassical chevron/leaf pattern:
Excuse the green sheet - my previous very soft, very old fitted white sheet just ripped down the middle!

I usually only have a thin quilt on this bed, but have now added the duvet for evening naps and for when we sleep here when we have summertime guests.

I posted my side table before, with its neoclassical theme:
I hope you've enjoyed your visit...!


  1. It's lovely, calming and serene. Just what a master bedroom should be. And it reflects your taste. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Oh yes. It is a lovely room...very restful and it must put you in such a relaxed mood just seeing it.

  3. Teri,
    Love the color palette of soft neutrals with the dark brown furniture. The Asian piece is perfect and I'm in love with that little ikat bowl. What's the wall color?

  4. Loving your blog, and your aesthetic. Thanks for sharing!

  5. hi terri,

    i love everything about this room. love, love the bedding. it doesn't look cheap at all, quite the opposite. and it looks so soft and comfy too. the asian table with ea object chosen for it really gives a zen-like quality. and the drapes, omg, gorgeous! i would sleep so peacefully in this room.

  6. loving the console table...drapery so perfect... souper nice bag

  7. I love the shams and your bed duvet. Lovely. Love your blog. What is your template? I want to do the photos on the side of my house but don't know how to do them like that?

  8. this room is really pretty - so serene. I love the curtains. I swear to you - I have that same mirror, or one just like it - in my bathroom over a small chest!!! small world.

    hope all is well.

  9. I love this room Terri. It's very calm and elegant and I particularly like the asian alter table. Its nice when beloved items have a story behind them.


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