Thursday, April 22, 2010

Dream of a Bedroom

While our renovation has paused, it has given me plenty of time to envision what I'd really like to do with this house we have. I should probably be thinking about a garden & backyard, because my hubby is intending on clearing our dirt mounds out, then again he has intended that before, and if you've followed our'll know we've already done a lot of digging. So for now I'd prefer to stay with the bedroom.
I just love this Ralph Lauren Bed...

The funny thing is so many of the decorating blogs I follow are white, beachy kinda stuff...but I like the heavier furniture and colours....maybe because it's cold here (to me anyway) most of the year. We have planned on a cherry hardwood floor, but it may depend on what we find available at the time we lay the floors. We will have radiant heating throughout the house, and unfortunately we need a narrower board, instead of the 6" we originally would've liked. With all that said the floors will be quite dark, and most of our furniture pieces are mahogany antiques.

Then I fell in love with this leather, ...or it could've been the windows, or fireplace, or the fact that this bed is  huge, and maybe I'd get a little space, as hubby likes at least 3/4 of the bed....but I need something with more warmth.

Then I noticed this velvet headboard in a magazine ad recently, and fell in love again... the beauty of this is you could just make it yourself. I think my decision has been made.

Here are some more pics of dreamy bedrooms I've collected.

We have a ton of fabrics we picked up from the auctions, and I can't wait to knit & crochet some throws. If we could have that fireplace it would be perfect...but I guess I can be more than happy with the french doors and balcony.

Love that Union Jack!


Frau said...

French doors and balcony sipping a glass of wine or coffee not so bad! I love the padded head boards now...I hate my bed, wish my hubby did!

Helen McGinn said...

Oh, how gorgeous! 'Im looking to do some bedroom work, thanks for the inspiration, Shelle! xx

EG Wow said...

Choices, choices! it sure is fun to dream. :)

Kiki said...

Hi these are all super inspiring and the UJ too wild! I too love white...but I live in an old charming vintage home which I adore..and the wood is all dark and exciting( to me) is a charming little I am drawn to the photos you have. I Love bed #1 as! thanks for this awesome post filled with ideas...yay!! I love old world charm and all the drama and romance that comes with it! Fabulous post!!

Melani said...

You have exquisite taste, I love them all! I can't wait to see your final outcome, keep posting!

Buckeroomama said...

I love velvet, but I don't think I'd want it any part of my bed... dirt/dust sticks easily to velvet and you might have to brushing it to keep it clean. Just me, my two cents.

French doors and a balcony --love, love, love the idea. :)

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Shelle, You are soooo gracious and kind to even attempt to read my overly long posts...Thank you for stopping by! You are a wonderful person! I love these...I also LOVE the dark woods, and deep colors...and I think you are right...climate does make a difference about what we prefer to surround ourselves with! I think your bedroom will be have incredible taste! Love, Janine XO