I'm excited to kick off a week of "Beautiful Blogger Bedrooms." I've asked some of my favorite design bloggers to share their real-life spaces. As much as I love to look at inspiration pictures straight from magazines, I think the best inspiration often comes from real, lived-in rooms.
Today, I would like to welcome Janell from Isabella and Max Rooms. She is an incredible designer; I have yet to see one of her rooms that I didn't love! And, her bedroom doesn't disappoint. In fact, she shares how she re-did her master bedroom using many of the same accessories and furniture for a dramatically different look. Here's the original room (which I love every part of!):
And here's the updated look (equally as beautiful!). Details below in Janell's words:
"Here is my latest completed project, a master bedroom. This room has shaded natural light and is on the smaller side, so I decided to play up those qualities rather than fight them.
My design started with a vintage wrought iron and crystal pagoda chandelier, which inspired me to create a room that has a shimmering quality with a limited color palette. The drapes are silk with a soft sheen, and the color is just two shades darker than the walls, so as to create a more spacious effect in the room. The drapery rod was chosen because it's finish is similar to the chandelier, with the rod's leaf finials repeating the chandelier's charming quality.
I choose the darkest paint for the ceiling, so the chandelier's light would cast a warm glow throughout the room,(Sherwin Williams Dapper Tan) and a lighter beige with gray undertones for the walls so the room would not start to close in (Sherwin Williams Universal Khaki).
The bed frame is upholstered in a textured linen, which inspired the wall treatment on the wall behind the bed. This effect was achieved by layering subsequently lighter tones of paint in a hatched pattern. The result is very subtle, but it brings in a tailored masculine quality to the room, helping balance the feminine and masculine aspects of the design.
With no room for more than the essential furniture, there are two bedside tables. One rectangular with drawers, the other a beautiful round pedestal table. The glass table lamps and candle holders were chosen to continue the design element brought in by the crystal on the chandelier and the silver beads on the mirror echo the silver nail head trim on the bed frame. The last items for the room where an armoire for storage and a TV, and finally, an ivory area rug was place on top of the darker carpet, to bring a bit of light to the room.
The final result is a very tranquil space, which is what most of us crave at the end of a long day!"
The bed is the Colette from Crate & Barrel. The bedding is from Pottery Barn, Bird Toile, the shag rug brights a light element to a dark space. The back wall is hand painted in a cross hatch pattern to resemble a linen fabric.
Thanks, Janell, for sharing both of these wonderful spaces! Be sure to visit her blog; the rest of her home is just as beautiful.
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