Bedroom Blues

So, you have seen the bed and my quick tutorial about linens.  Now for a cruise around the rest of our master bedroom .  As my “almost 4 year old” would say, “blue is my favorite color” after every time he spots or talks about anything blue.  I too LOVE blue as it is my “favorite color” but  I took this to another level by adding many colors within the blue spectrum into our master bedroom.

Campaign inspired furniture along with turquoise accessories and colorful abstract art

Campaign inspired furniture along with turquoise accessories and colorful abstract art

This blue hue spectrum scale was easy to achieve with dynamic abstract paintings on opposite walls that incorporated many of these tones.  I have this trio of three on one wall.  The three pieces of art in a row work together nicely and the accessories anchor the colors used in the painting.

Turquoise abstract art along with campaign inspired furniture

Turquoise abstract art along with campaign inspired furniture

And you may have seen the post on the other art piece in the room.

Spring Art in Master Bedroom above Vintage Settee

Spring Art in Master Bedroom above Vintage Settee

I scored the main furniture pieces in our Master Bedroom off Craigslist of course – which are Bassett (score!) and my magical husband took these pieces to like-new shape.  Oh how I wish I had the before and after pics of these puppies but kudos to the mister for making these spectacular.  I scored all four pieces for $125 total!  I know, crazy right?!  But again, you should have seen them before…the couple we bought these from had used the pieces since they were married but since Bassett does make quality items they were in great condition.  I had high hopes into making these true campaign pieces but decided to keep with the simple brass hardware pulls.

Greek Key Lamps - Side Table Simplicity

Greek Key Lamps – Side Table Simplicity

I have always been a sucker for greek key and I scored these two lamps at Pier One on clearance.

Lamp Shade Greek Key Detail

Lamp Shade Greek Key Detail

The lighting in the room had to go – again, I won the battle of getting rid of the ceiling fan (yippie!)  So I found this pretty lady (yes, I have a love affair for great lighting so I can call it a lady).  She came from Wilson Lighting here in KC – and waited it out until it went on clearance.  That was torture waiting but it was well worth the wait to get nearly $200 off listed price.

Beautiful simple light fixture - adds warmth and elegance

Beautiful simple light fixture – adds warmth and elegance

I will prove my obsession with light fixtures at a later date.  Next, with funky-hard-to-figure-out windows that cause havoc in the corner I decided to go with a simple ivory roman shade.  These create a great filter for light to come through and I found these at JCPenny Home.  If you want simple and basic, JCPenny has some great options for window treatments. I originally searched for a great detail trim to add to the top flap of these to look more custom but I haven’t yet spotted exactly what I am looking for – the hunt continues.

Ivory roman shades - simple and provides great filtered light

Ivory roman shades – simple and provides great filtered light

And more accessories spotted around the room – which are definitely heirloom type items – Missoni throw pillow and Cross blessed by the Pope from the Vatican.  Both items made in Italy – perhaps the latter has much more meaning but I do love me some Missoni.  Each member of my immediate family has the same exact cross in their house – it was their Christmas gift years back after my tour around Italy.

Missoni decorative pillow

Missoni decorative pillow

Cross from the Vatican while visiting and touring Italy.

Cross from the Vatican while visiting and touring Italy.

Side Table accessories - help bring in blue hues in three shades

Side Table accessories – help bring in blue hues in three shades

Bedroom - turquoise, cobalt blue and emerald green accessories

Bedroom – turquoise, cobalt blue and emerald green accessories

There you have it – you won’t find a television anytime soon in our bedroom – the mister and I don’t believe in it and I won’t fool you, the bedside books rarely see my eyes but that allows for the master bedroom to be a place for sleep and comfort.  In our instance, a major case of the blues…but in a good way.

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