I’ve been sort of delaying getting the master bedroom revealed on this blog. Mostly because I’ve really been struggling with making the pictures look as good as the room looks in real life. For some reason, I can’t get a good angle with the bed, either it looks huge, or it looks messy. And then this week I got the Pottery Barn catalogue in the mail and the bedroom pic, that by the way, looked great… of course, had bed linens that were slightly messy.
Source: Pottery Barn
Doesn’t that bed above from Pottery Barn look great? Yeah, I tried to embrace the ‘messy’ bed look. I wasn’t happy with that picture either. And the toile printed linens I have, even came from Pottery Barn. (maybe I just lack the guts to pull that messy look off, Ha! after all, what if you thought that since I posted pics of my bed messy, you thought that was how I normally kept it? Gasp!)
So instead I tried to get the same angle and closeness of the bed as Pottery Barn did… Read More of the Story…
Nothing! I absolutely love toile, I have since I remember first seeing it when I was a little girl, and even though it’s been so over-done to some regard the past few years… I still love it.
So what exactly is toile? READ ON…
We bought ‘Our House’ 16 years ago. At the time it, being built in the late 80’s, it was a fairly plain walkout ranch style home without much character. I immediately set into changing that.
Little by little, as we budgeted, (sometimes, my budget differed from my husband’s) I’ve been working at transforming every square foot, inside and out, into a house filled with character.
One of the ways I’ve added character is by working in actual vintage & antique elements, like what I did with the landing chandelier:
When I decide to change up a room, I’ve learned how to turn on my ‘critical eye’. In other words, I try to see the space as a neutral party, not swayed by what I love in it, but really trying to allow myself to consider all the possibilities.
So with that opening, you’re probably thinking I’ve gone and done some huge dramatic change in the living room, but not really. The reason I bring that up is because I know how easy it is to actually get stuck in ‘a box’ because at some previous time you found just the right piece for a certain place…I just need to remember that just like in life, the same goes in decorating as well, just because something was right for a time, doesn’t mean it will be the right thing forever.
Case in point:
When I ordered the toile linens from Pottery Barn for our master bedroom, they were on a deep discount due to being discontinued, so I ordered an extra drapery panel to use in some way in the bathroom. (I had to call several stores all over the country to actually get enough panels, but it was totally worth it, I love this toile pattern.)
At the time, I wasn’t sure how I would incorporate the brown toile into the bathroom, but for sure wanted to unite it firmly with the Read on…