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While I wait for kitchen magic to occur, (and it is indeed-all the cabinets are in!), I have allowed my self to be distracted by my Master Bedroom. It's most common that people want bedroom that is restful and calm, but I am the opposite. I am a night owl, and once I plop down into bed, I'm out. I need help in the RISE department. I'm a snoozer, therefore I need color to help me energize! It all began with a pillow (my husbands favorite subject-not). He says I have a problem with pillows, and he's right. Don't ALL husbands complain about this same thing?
I just received my new duvet cover that I bought from Brocade Home. I think it adds some much needed pattern and marries the smoke lavender and deep blue silk pillow I bought from Sarah Robinson at BE STILL (via Etsy here). Sarah, you'd be proud, the pillow I bought from you was the inspiring piece for the room, and I just love it! The fact that this fabric came from your travels from the other side of the world, Bangkok, is wonderful. It's handsome (it reminds me of a really great tie my husband would wear). It also adds the masculine side to offset the magenta. Yes, the Frenchie actually approved magenta. I am lucky. My goal is to make this as balanced as possible - in the male / female decorating arena however I do think this is one room, where is okay to lean a little bit more on the feminine side.
The room has a ways to go, but the basics are in. I have a few things in mind left to do, one of which a DIY project. The two dresser chests were purchased from World Market. They are part of their CHASE collection. They are very well made for the price. Solid wood (real wood) construction, and substantially DEEP. They are great for sweaters and bulkier items. Currently, under the reflective mirrors, they appear as though two big black holes; too dark, and heavy for the wall. So, I have plans to dress both to look a little more Victoria Hagan-like. White lacquer drawer faces, and new anitque brass cup hardware which add some warmth to the room with all of that silver mirror. I am ALL FOR mixing finishes, go for it, as long as it is balanced and layered thoughtfully about. More on that later!
I also have an incredible fabric found at Kravet (Galbraith and Paul). It's spendy, I was able to just swing a yard, so a pillow or a reupholstered bench cushion it will be . It packs a punch, so a little goes a long way. I lOVE it. It's pretty daring. It may even sneak it onto the bed...
A throw, some art over the bed, a plant or two and a little garden stool or metal table to set a cup of joe or glass of wine would be a great finishing touch.
Off to get started!