April 11, 2010

French Lavender Gray Walls...check

A glimpse into my newly painted bedroom.  In search for the perfect French lavender/gray, I found a lovely color for my east facing bedroom.  After four tries Martha Stewart's 'Phlox' is the winner.  Gotta love her colors and I'm a lovin' this one!  Fresh, soothing and crisp with all white linens and trim.  
The bolster was found at Ikea for a song along with the beautiful Orchid!  As for the vintage crystal light fixture, she has been patiently awaiting her debut in the attic for a while now. 

Look at the teeny bottle with coral I bartered with Jackie for at  Bliss Farm Antiques.  She is having a fab giveaway on her blog so hurry over there!  Still working on artwork in here.  Although I love my mirrors, I think this room could stand a fabulous pic of the Eiffel tower to aide me in my dreams to this faraway romantic land.  The dresser and armoir need painting so I'll show you that later.  Actually, I 'should' be painting right now but needed a break.  It'll have to wait until I come back from seeing my boys next week. 

My favorite pillowcases are made from vintage sheets and monogrammed. If you are interested in a set, let me know. 

Ahh, the gorgeous cloudy purple bottles ~  picked up in NH on the way up to Red Chair Antiques in Petersboro!  Pay Josie a visit too.  You'll recognize her from recent articles in Country Living and Romantic Homes.  Her place loaded with grain sacks, ironstone and monogrammed sheets, is worth the three hour drive. 

 Beachy Bedroom at it's Best ~

You've seen this curtain that I made from a vintage French sheet.  Easy as pie.  Just flipped the decorative edge over and stitched a tunnel.  It's been hanging in here for years and don't think I'll be changing it any time soon even though it's a little threadbare and has some tiny holes in it.  I love to wake up naturally to the sun rising!

And lastly, the linen duvet cover...new at Pottery Barn and I couldn't love it more. I've been wanting one for a while now but I do have my limitations! This one is well worth it. The weight, workmanship, size and comfy casualness that only comes with linen. Pure and simple. As soon as it arrived, I washed it on gentle cycle, dried it and dressed the bed! The very pretty voile bedskirt is from PB as well.

                                       Sweet Dreams of Joy ~

Thanks for stopping by ~ xo Roberta




Bethany said...


Chatelaine said...

What a lovely, serene bedroom. It looks so crisp and fresh. Sweet dreams!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful bedroom The color is so nice I love the natural light comming into the room Thanks for showing ,Jonny

Alison Gibbs said...

Roberta how beautiful and dreamy your bedroom looks. Love the curtain made from a vintage french sheet.

Mimi and Tilly said...

Roberta, your room is absolutely beautiful. x

Maria Killam said...

What a wonderful room, I absolutely love it! And the colour is so, so great!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Im ready to get in my comfy pj's and take my shoes off!

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Roberta .. your bedroom is beautiful.. and I think my favourite bedroom feature is the balcony leading to the sea. I always sleep better when i have a balcony off my bedroom.. something to hope for again in the future... well I love those pillowslips... did you make them???? I can never find the perfect pillowslip here and these looks truly wonderful... have a great week xx Julie

Burlap Luxe said...

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Tutti Chic said...

I always love to see what you are up to & what room you have made gorgeous! The bedroom is so crisp, fresh & so serene, Hope the grandkids are doing well Roberta!xo chris

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Just cruising thru your lovely blog...I love lavendar and had to comment on your beautiful bedroom. I will be doing my home office over soon in lavendar and this is inspiring!

Anselm said...

It’s always advisable to use cool colors in painting the bedroom. Your bedroom achieved a fresh, relaxing, and comfy appeal, which can give you a goodnight’s sleep. If I’ll be sleeping in a room as breezy as this one, then maybe I can have a long and deep sleep and I can finally say goodbye to my eye bags!

-Anselm Armando

Leeanne Dyson said...

Light or cool colors are very ideal for bedroom interiors. This creates a relaxing, refreshing, and soothing atmosphere, enough to put you to sleep. I honestly would like to sleep in a bedroom as cozy as this one! How I wish I can transform my own room into something like this, but, I prefer to have my walls painted blue.

-Leeanne Dyson

William Gulliver said...

Well, if you have a room that is as comfy as this, I’m sure you won't be able to get up on your bed easily. You’ll want to stay there for as long as you want. Haha! But, of course, it’s impossible because there are things that you need to work on. :p Anyhow, you must be given credit because you were able to make your bedroom really beautiful!

William Gulliver