Get the look Bedroom Decorating Ideas

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Finding inspiration comes from many places but sometimes you find the perfect design and it’s ok to recreate the look for yourself … below in Kerri Russell’s Brooklyn Home Master Bedroom from Elle Decor, the room is simple, warm, full of personality + it’s attainable for the rest of us to achieve.

Get the look bedroom decorating ideas

Celebrity Bedrooms, Keri Russell's Brooklyn Home Master Bedroom
Keri Russell’s Brooklyn Home Master Bedroom

My take-aways ~

Beginning with the paint color …

Such a beautiful neutral paint color from Benjamin Moore’s Designer Collection, Stone Hearth CC490 against crisp white moldings.

Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth CC490 Blue Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth CC490 Gray Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth CC490 Green Color Scheme
Benjamin Moore Stone Hearth CC490 Green Color Scheme

Neutral Bedding …
The neutral bedding from Matteo works seamlessly with Benjamin Moore’s Stone Hearth paint color.
– In a neutral color scheme undertones can skew in different directions especially with your individual lighting. So make sure to paint a sample on your wall + look at your fabric swatches in your room to make sure they work together.

Upholstered Headboard …
Custom upholstered headboard, fabric from Matteohome.com.
– If you don’t know where to find a custom upholstered headboard, contact an interior designer for assistance.
– Or, if you’re not in the market for a custom piece, most furniture stores carry upholstered headboards, the one below is from Restorationhardware.com

ResortationHardware.com Belgian Parsons Slipcovered Headboard with Bed skirt.
ResortationHardware.com Belgian Parsons Slipcovered Headboard with Bed skirt.

The Area rug …
The sheepskin rug is from Ikea!

RENS Wool Sheepskin Rug from Ikea.
RENS Wool Sheepskin Rug from Ikea.

Add personality to your room with …
– Flea market find chandelier.
– A favorite piece of artwork.
– Unique night side tables.
In our inspiration photo the nightstand is custom-made from Deary, but if you’re not in the market for a custom piece check out a local flea market, big box store or make it a diy project.
– The one below is from WestElm.com from their new reclaimed wood collection.

WestElm.com Reclaimed Wood Collection
WestElm.com Reclaimed Wood Collection

Accessories …
Simple vase with greens.
Anything that serves double duty I don’t mind making space for!
– Clear simple glass vases are my number one favorite …
– either you can use the glass vase alone or slip it into another container
– or use it for a candle holder
– or store wine corks in it
Below I purchased from Michaels Arts and Craft Store a rattan tall basket and slipped the glass vase inside.

Accessories, Days Inn
Accessories, Days Inn

It’s Monday, make it a great week! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home

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Bedroom Decorating

June’s room of the month … Bedrooms!

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Bedroom Decorating

Summer is such a fun busy time and there is nothing better than a good night sleep to rejuvenate yourself.

When I’m working with a client I always want to find out what their vision is for their home – what their inspiration is, so I ask questions like …
what do you want your bedroom to feel like? the words …
spa like, like I’m on vacation, cozy, light + open, comfortable, a sanctuary, are most often used.

Inspirations can come from anyplace; from an amazing furniture piece you want to design your room around or colors that remind you of a vacation to displaying an artwork collection.

Bedroom Decorating
Designer Karin Blake, ArchitecturalDigest.com

http://www.architecturaldigest.com/decor/2010-11/ad100_bedrooms_slideshow_slideshow_item4_5

Then, besides the obvious, what else do you think you would like in your bedroom?
tv, reading chair, window coverage/privacy/light control, storage/dresser/nightstand.

Spa like bedroom

How does your bedroom need to function?
Double duty – is your room pet friendly? do you need an office space, is storage a concern?

dog in bed

Are you expecting to share your bedroom soon? ….

happy baby child playing   in bed

My Tips ~

  • Start with a plan …
    • ask yourself these questions and any other you can think of.
  • Set a budget.

Decorating Bedrooms, Housebeautiful.com, Designer Benjamin Dhong.
Housebeautiful.com, Designer Benjamin Dhong.

http://www.housebeautiful.com/room-decorating/bedrooms/g648/beautiful-designer-bedrooms/?slide=8

  • Make a Wish List.
    • Add pieces that you would like to see in your bedroom.
    • Attach $ amount to the pieces so you can track your spending. The good thing about this is that if you find a piece that is over budget you can plan on making that purchase later on -or- forgo something else in you room for now and splurge on that one awesome piece.
  • Create a floor plan, it doesn’t have to be perfectly drawn it just needs accurate measurements.
    • Then plug-in your wish list items. This is where your room comes to life!

bedroom layout illustration

  • Choose a color palette.
    • It’s easier to begin with the bedding or area rug then back into your paint color. There are a gazillion paint colors to choose from compared to bedding or area rugs.
    • However, if you have your heart set on a paint color, go for it. Neutral bedding always looks crisp and fresh + it’s easy to add pops of color to neutral bedding.

DIY Blog Cabin 2013. Sherwin Williams SW 7036 Accessible Beige
DIY Blog Cabin 2013. Sherwin Williams SW 7036 Accessible Beige

http://www.diynetwork.com/blog-cabin/2013/blog-cabin-2013-master-bedroom-pictures-pictures

Most of all, be happy + be comfortable in your home ~ especially your bedroom.
Have a great weekend,
and as always thanks for sharing your week with me ~ Nancy

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Trend Watch … Ikat Patterns

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Ikat Patterns are everywhere from fashion to fabrics, area rugs, window treatments and even dishes!

Trend Watch Ikat Patterns,http://www.instyle.com/news/apparently-were-not-only-ones-who-loved-kates-ikat-printed-wrap-dress
http://www.instyle.com/news/apparently-were-not-only-ones-who-loved-kates-ikat-printed-wrap-dress

From instyle.com
“The Duchess of Cambridge looked as polished as ever in a Diane von Furstenberg ikat printed wrap dress, which she paired with her trusty navy Stuart Weitzman wedges.”
This photo was taken in 2014, and as I always say “interior home fashion follows runway fashion”. A year later and Ikat patterns are in most home stores from small boutiques to the big box stores.
As a side note, I love this dress and as the article mentioned it sold out in minutes. I did call to see if it’s still available but sadly its not.

http://www.instyle.com/news/apparently-were-not-only-ones-who-loved-kates-ikat-printed-wrap-dress

Our Trend watch for July …

Ikat Patterns

Fabricut.com

Trend Watch Ikat Patterns, From Fabricut.com Chromatics in Teal
From Fabricut.com Chromatics in Teal

I am a big fan of Ikat patterns …

Ikat’s are easily incorporated into most any scheme, especially with all the neutral linen fabrics being sold in everything from upholstered headboards to sofa’s and chairs.

http://www.capelrugs.com/uzbek-bokrum-blue-rugs#

Trend Watch Ikat Patterns, From Capel Rugs Uzbek Bokrum Blue Rug
From Capel Rugs Uzbek Bokrum Blue Rug

Ikat is a fabric that tends to work well for both men and women. Sometimes it’s hard to marry a masculine + feminine design aesthetic but Ikat patterns seem to bridge the gap.

IntentionalDesigns.com, Drapery Fabric: Jax
IntentionalDesigns.com, Drapery Fabric: Jax

Ikat Patterns “influenced by traditional textiles” have even made their way onto your table.
These Pad Printed bowls from West Elm are so perfect! Add to your everyday dishes or use for entertaining.

http://www.westelm.com/products/pad-printed-bowls-ikat-d523/?cm_src=SEARCH_TOPPRODUCT||NoFacet--NoFacet--Replace_With_Core_Metrics_Tagging_Info

Trend Watch Ikat Patterns, WestElm.com Pad Printed Bowls
WestElm.com Pad Printed Bowls

Ikat is not just a pattern, but a pretty complicated resist dyeing process of the warp and weft yarns to achieve a mirror like image creating the Ikat pattern. Ikat patterns differ depending upon where they are crafted; some are geometric, blurred lines, floral, some have fringe or have added a border.

Trend Watch Ikat Fabrics
Ikat Fabrics, Traditional textile of Lombok, Indonesia

According to dictionary.com:
weft is the yarn woven across the width of the fabric –warp is the yarn through the lengthwise

Trend Watch Ikat Fabrics
Ikat Fabrics, A weaver’s hands

It’s Friday!!
Have a wonderful weekend and as always, thanks for sharing your week with me ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home

iD’s Color of the Month Yellow

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July is a month of bright sunshine …
iD’s color of the month Yellow
But the question is how to decorate with yellow?

iStock Yellow Paint Image

Yellow spans from tinted neutral paint colors such as Linen White, Navajo White or Elephant Tusk to

bright Minion Yellows and gold tones.

http://www.pantone.com/pci/minion-yellow

My tips + take-aways …
Whatever your preference, yellow exudes warmth and happiness, but overdoing this energetic color can be too stimulating, especially in bedrooms.

Adding yellow accents to an otherwise neutral space provides a perfect balance in the bedroom below.
Accents such as the duvet cover, lamps, throw pillows, fabrics + artwork play well off of the white walls and dark wood floor.

Yellow Paint Colors, Yellow Home Accessories, HouseBeatiful.com, Designer Martin Horner of  Soucie Horner
HouseBeautiful.com, Designer Martin Horner of Soucie Horner

Gray, white and yellow is a soothing yet energetic combination.
For a quick diy project …
Summer is the perfect time to check out one of the many flea markets, estate/yard sales in your area. Pick-up a small accent table and paint it yellow! Sometimes just an accent piece or two in yellow makes a big impact.

Modern bedroom, white and gray color with yellow accents
Bedroom with a white, gray + yellow palette

Happy Monday … make it a great week! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home

Top 10 Hostess Gift Ideas

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If you’re heading to a friends summer/shore house this weekend and can’t think of what to bring, check out my

top 10 hostess gift ideas

Goverre Wine Glasses …
Perfect for a late day glass of wine at the beach.

http://www.goverre.com/

Rope knot door stop …
Love this anywhere in the house, a door stop or book end it just looks great.

http://www.twoscompany.com/p-4657-marseille-knot-door-stopper.aspx#.VZ0igZNVhHw

Tote bag …
Check out the current issue of Peachy The Magazine Nurturing an Abundant Life, it features a great selection of tote bags.

http://peachythemagazine.com/2015/07/look-of-the-week-easy-summer-caftans/

Infused Oil …
Oil Stores are popping up all over with good reason, they’re delicious. Choose a flavored oil and vinegar then package with some vine ripened tomatoes and a sprig of basil and fresh mozzarella cheese.

Beach Towel …
These are no ordinary towels, they make a picnic at the beach an occasion.

http://www.scentsandfeel.com/4-beach

Craft Beer and Local Wine …
Choosing a Craft Beer or Local Wine is always appreciated.
Package it in a Lands End Canvas bag paired with your favorite cheese or a snack like chips + salsa.

http://www.doylestownbrewingcompany.com/
http://www.croteaux.com/

http://www.landsend.com/products/extra-large-natural-open-top-canvas-tote-bag/id_232440?cm_mmc=139971612&source=GS

Flowers …
Flowers this time of year are such a welcomed gift especially if they’re from your garden. I like to have extra Ikea glass vases on hand (from $1.79 and up) and some raffia to tie around the top, quick, easy + looks great.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/search/?query=glass+vase

Home Baked Goods …
If you bake that’s perfect, if not no worries there are plenty of bakeries along the way to pick up a delicious dessert and fresh seasonal fruit.
My favorite … seasonal berries, fresh ricotta cheese (season with agave, vanilla extract and add dark chocolate mini chips) and some sort of cake like a pound cake.

Candles …
Outdoor/Indoor candles from tea lights to lanterns are plentiful this time of year + there’s always room for more
!

Spa Basket …
Indulge your hostess with a basket of spa/bath items to relax after the weekend!

http://www.aveda.com/products/search/esearch.tmpl?search=baskets

Enjoy your weekend at the shore!
be happy + be comfortable in your home

Coastal Cool Paint Colors

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These coastal cool paint colors from HGTV for Sherwin-Williams just make you feel good to look at them. Light and breezy, a perfect paint palette for updating your home.

The ever popular Accessible Beige SW7036 is among the collection along with other neutrals to play off the many vivid offerings such as Cay SW6772. The collection is meant to be mixed and matched to provide continuity throughout your home. The exterior colors are soft, neutral beautiful tones with the ability to work together.

Interior “coastal Cool” paint colors from HGTV for Sherwin-Williams.
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/hgtv-home-by-sherwin-williams/color-palettes/coastal-cool/

Coastal Cool Colors.  intentionaldesigns.com
HGTV for Sherwin Williams Coastal Cool Colors.

Coastal Cool Colors.  intentionaldesigns.com
Coastal Cool Colors. HGTV for Sherwin Williams.

Coastal Cool Colors. intentionaldesigns.com
Coastal Cool Colors. Exterior paint colors. HGTV for Sherwin-Williams.

Exterior paint colors HGTV for Sherwin-Williams.
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/homeowners/hgtv-home-by-sherwin-williams/color-palettes/coastal-cool/

HGTV Costal Cool Collection by Sherwin Williams
HGTV Costal Cool Collection by Sherwin Williams

The picture above is from Sherwin-Williams Costal Cool Collection featuring paint colors; SW 7036 Accessible Beige, SW 0024 Curio Gray, SW 7014 Eider White.

Happy Monday!! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home

How to create a beach vibe in your home

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Happy 4th!!!Hope everyone enjoys the long weekend ahead.

4th of July Flag/Beach
Happy 4th of July!

Have you ever vacationed to a beach location and yearned to bring back that laid back vibe into your home? Here are some great ways to

create a beach vibe in your home

http://www.traditionalhome.com/design/beautiful-homes/spacious-home-seaside-palette

Beachy Blues, Traditional Homes, Sitting Area
Traditional Homes | Photo Credit: Jean Allsopp | ​Interior designer: Georgia Carlee, GCI Design | Sitting Area

Love this sitting area combining beachy blues, crisp whites and sandy tans. The beach vibe is clear without being a theme.

Get this look by adding …
Glass accents
Mix and match fabrics in blue and white.
Anchor the palette with sandy browns, think of your wood floors or in the photo above the ceiling treatment.
Contrast with crisp whites for molding, cabinetry or accent pieces.
Use plenty of texture from rattan furnishings to ceramic accessories or solid surfaces in granite and wall treatment in wainscoting.
Paint in shades of white keep the room fresh and updated.

Beachy Blues, Traditional Homes Master Bedroom
Traditional Homes | Photo Credit: Jean Allsopp | ​Interior designer: Georgia Carlee, GCI Design | Master Bedroom

The bedroom above has an eclectic aesthetic, perfect for a beach home. The Master Bedroom looks as if each piece was collected over time brimming with the homeowners treasures.

Checklist for a beachy vibe …
Slip-covered chairs add an easy breezy feel.
Weathered woods and distressed finishes keep the room light and open.
Lots of texture with the seagrass area rug, shell mirrors and upholstered headboard.
Paint in shades of white and pale blues.

Touches of gray ground the blue and white palette.

Have a wonderful weekend …
and as always thanks for sharing your week with me! ~ Nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home