Monday, February 2, 2015

Romancing the Bedroom

Hope your week is starting out nicely.  We got tons of snow this week end.  Ughhh knew it was too good to be true we would not get dumped on this winter!!!!!

Anyway I wanted to show you the new bedspread I got recently.

I had Karen Harmon from Design Stitching make me this bedspread out of some Ikea Fabrics.  I like that it is completely washable because......


This little basset hound thinks she needs to sleep on the sleep number bed!!!!!

Yep don't try to hide behind those big paws we are all looking at you Libby!!!!!
Libby likes to bring in all kinds of nature with those big paws from the backyard so I need to have bedding that is washable.  Sorry for the fuzzy pics of her but I took these with my cell.



Karen from Design Stitching sewed a long white ruffle for the sides of the spread and used the  Ikea check material that matches the duvets I used for curtains in the room.  Sorry about the wrinkles my steamer broke so I am letting the wrinkles hang out.  Keeping it Real!!!!
I took the TV out of the bedroom some time ago but left the armoire to store my bedding.  This throw is from Pottery Barn.  Terry gifted it to me for Christmas.  It is so sweet to lay under on cold days and the fur trim is so soft.  I love that some of the proceeds from buying this went to St. Jude's Children's Hospitals.

I like to use chandeliers when and where ever I can in my home.  I think Chandeliers just bring romance into the bedroom.

Terry put them on a dimmer switch so you can have them full brightness down to soft romantic lighting.

These are the drapes I made out of Ikea Twin Duvets.  A lot cheaper than buying drapes.  I just used drapery rings and hung them up.  They are in the same grey and white check of the fabric used for the bedspread.

This is one recent sweet find.  This pillow and the saying.  Loooove!!!! It is on my bucket list to visit Paris so this pillow is a reminder of that dream to come.

I like having the chandeliers hanging over the night stands instead of lamps.  Just more romantic and with the dimmers they can be easily adjusted.



The best item I have in my Master bedroom is this headboard that Terry made for me.  It is made out of three vintage cottage doors.  He hooked them together and used crown molding to finish the top.  We then hung them on the wall with a cleat.  With the doors being on the heavier side  he could sink the cleat into the studs to hold it securely.  Also leave less holes in the walls. If you would like to see how he made these you can go to this post.






I feel your bedroom should be a sanctuary you go to at the end of a day and find rest and peace.  I love my white chippy pieces in this room.  I know a lot of you love color in your bedrooms but for me the light gray and whites and creams give me a peaceful and serene feeling.

Have a wonderful week ahead.  Thanks for stopping by.
Kris
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57 comments:

  1. I love that throw!!!!!!!!!!! Every time I see this room I see something I never noticed before. Like the half door on the wall. Now I need another door.

    crap.


    LOL!

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  2. Aaah, just love your dreamy bedroom, Kris. Your bed looks so soft and inviting and I love the texture the throw adds. What a great idea to use the twin duvets as drapes. Just a lovely space. We are currently getting a load of snow dumped on us too. Ugh.

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  3. Your bedroom is sooooo beautiful!!!! LOVE your new bedspread....the ruffle is just divine! I have throw envy.....yours is so incredibly gorgeous....that fur trim made me drool a little!!! LOL!!!!
    Have a great week...stay warm!
    ~Des

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  4. Beautiful! I love the paris pillow, so cute!

    Blessings,
    Amy Jo

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  5. LUV your sweet serene bedroom. I agree... my bedroom should be and feel like a sanctuary after and away from the business of the day. Beautiful mew bedspread! And the new throw... oooohhhhh!
    Stay warm!!! Rainy one for me.. then freezing temperatures :)

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  6. Kris, what a sanctuary you have in your bedroom! Great look with the gray/white (Karen did a great job); love the throw and the toss pillow (my sentiment too). We're getting blustery winds and blowing snow today, but hopefully none of it will stick. So far so good. Stay warm,
    Rita

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  7. Your bedroom is dreamy! I love the new bedspread and that throw is lovely. The door headboard is just beautiful!

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  8. BEAUTIFUL spread Kris...love the whole room!! Those pics of Libby are so stinkin cute!!!

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  9. Your bedroom does look very romantic and dreamy. Love your new bedspread and curtains.
    Mary Alice

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  10. Kris, just found Blogspot so now I can stay updated on your blog. I love all that you do to your house. I just don't understand where you find the energy!! I want that throw! I still have the faux mink one you gave us. So miss seeing your changes in person. Stay warm!! Love, Kathy.

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  11. Beautiful ! Love the headboard and your new bedding !

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  12. What a beautiful room! The headboard is just gorgeous and I love that your hubby made it for you! I think that's a great idea to hang chandeliers over night stands instead of using lamps. Love that!

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  13. the new cover and throw look wonderful in your already gorgeous room, kris:) libby looks very cozy! if i let bailey on my bed--she would never get off-ha!

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  14. Your bedroom is beautiful! Very peaceful :) I have a jack russell that prefers the sleep number bed too, under the covers!
    Kim

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  15. Everything in there is beautiful and dreamy. Gorgeous!

    Judy

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  16. Your bedroom is gorgeous and Libby matches your decor. My dogs love to get on the bed also. However, I keep a old sheet on it at night and then during the day I shut the door or I would be making up the bed all day long.
    Everything is perfect Kris and it looks so relaxing and romantic. Love the headboard - what a great idea.
    I see that you really got dumped on with snow. Hang in there Spring is around the corner.
    Have a great week.
    Mary

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  17. Your new bedding is very pretty! I bet it's easy to make up too since it's all one piece. I like how you made your curtains too. Very clever! My dog loves getting on my bed too. It causes me to have to wash the bedding more often.

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  18. Your bedroom is dreamy and very romantic....i love it very much!!! So sweet your dog! The atmosphere is very soothing and relaxing in your bedroom. I especially like the pillow with the beautiful saying
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  19. Kris, I think your bedroom is fabulous. I do love your headboard. I think under your husband hunky exterior is a real romantic.That throw is wonderful. Blessings to you, xoxo,Susie

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  20. Stunning:) I love all the changes. So glad to see you made it home safely. I

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  21. Just gorgeous beyond belief Kris - those are the same duvets I wanted but they were sold out - only restocking in February in these here parts !
    You're chandeliers are perfection !

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  22. What a pretty bedspread, Kris! I love the throw! That looks so cozy.

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  23. You have the most gorgeous bedroom Kris! Love the chandelier. :) Julie

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  24. Very romantic, Kris. I love it. The quote from Song of Solomon on your sign is one of my favorites. xxx ~ Nancy

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  25. I don't even know where to start. Each picture captures the beauty of this room. I can say that I LOVE everything you have done. You are very gifted and talented. Beautiful. I have no other words...

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  26. Your bedroom is so beautiful and dreamy! Love the throw and your little furry baby sleeping on the bed!!
    ~Cindy

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  27. Love that fur-lined blanket. I do have a PB gift card from Christmas..hhmmm...absolutely love the idea of using Ikea sheets for drapes. I might just have to do it in my daughter's room! Thanks for the idea. Stay warm.
    xoKathleen

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  28. This needed to be featured. It is magazine worthy. I love it! There's not a part that I don't prefer. Lovely, down to every little detail.

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  29. That is so lovely, Kris! I am a big fan of the IKEA check...we used it on the tables at my daughters wedding! I'm always pulling out those squares and using them around the house. Your bed looks so soft and cozy...no wonder your pup wants to be there lol!

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  30. Kris,
    it's late - like nearly go to bed time for me and to see your dreamy romantic bedroom will inspire a blissful dream tonight for sure. I'm warning you Libby wants her own blog! Adorable photos of little Miss Soulful eyes!!! Kris I am so loving your sign "I have found the one my soul loves" loveliness galore and the perfect statement of love. I too have chandeliers, matter of fact all lighting on dimmers. Loving your chandeliers in you master and the spread is pretty also the Pottery Barn throw. Kris I hope your dream of going to Paris is a reality soon and I think your pillow is perfect for such a romantic bedroom.
    Off to hit the feathers and hopefully enjoy some sweet dreams!
    xoxo,
    Vera

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  31. I love the new bedding you had sewn for your bed, Kris! And the window cornice looks so pretty with your checked curtains. Your bedroom is just lovely and I see Libby appreciates your style, too!

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  32. Love everything about your room. The throw is especially snuggly looking. Libby matches your décor, so atleast her fur is less noticeable. I have a black cocker spaniel who is very athletic so there is absolutely no way to keep him off the furniture. I frequently find him lounging on the back of the sofa...he must think he is a cat!. I hope all went as planned with your mother's move and you enjoyed spending time with her fluffing her nest. I have yet to see my mother's new appt....been busy with doc appts for my husband and his upcoming surgery. We lived in the Chicago area in the mid 80s, I so do not envy your weather. Stay warm and keep thrilling your blog friends with you decorating updates.

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  33. How beautiful Kris! I think your bedroom is just gorgeous and I love the chandy! That headboard is to die for and I'll be checking it out again next. This is the first house I've had where my bedroom just makes me go, "ahhhhh" every time I walk into it and I'm not even finished with it yet! LOL! Just looking at your lovely room has given me some new ideas. Thank you for sharing it!

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  34. Libby is just adorable. I'm with you chandeliers everywhere, it is a must. Love the new bedding and that throw Terry got for you.

    Cindy

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  35. I remember that awesome headboard Kris! Love your use of chandeliers in this room too. I want that adorable pillow! Great idea turning IKEA Sheets into drapery panels and a bedspread. Your bedroom is so beautiful and looks very relaxing!

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  36. Oh Kris your bedroom is so romantic and inviting. So many beauties, especially that darling 4 legged thing on your bed. LOL Love it all.

    Stay warm, :) Jo

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  37. Hi Kris
    Oh my goodness is all I can say!!! Love love love the entire thing. The bedspread is just gorgeous and the headboard is fabulous. The throw is my favorite. I want one!! its just plain yummy
    beautiful room, thanks for sharing
    deezie

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  38. Kris, your bedroom is definitely a romantic, serene sanctuary-Libby has the right idea! Love your new pillow, too :)
    Susan

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  39. When I first saw your post title "Romancing the Bedroom" I kind of was wondering what kind of post this was going to be. HA HA HA HA.
    Well, it was fun and full of ideas and dreams. I know some day your husband will surprise you with 2 tickets to Paris. He is just that sort of guy. Does he read your blog? Of course he does.
    *Smiles*

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  40. Your entire bedroom is stunning, Kris! I think I am most smitten with your use of chandeliers as nightstand lights. Genius and totally romantic!

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  41. Hi Kris, pure love!! Your bedroom is stunning and I love the Paris pillow on the chair. The bedspread is gorgeous and I adore your cozy throw too. Yes chandy's are perfect everywhere. Sweet Libby is a little darling.
    Hugs

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  42. I just fluffed my bedroom the other day and posted a few pics. Certainly not as beautiful as yours, but I still have lots of painting and stuff to do in there. I too feel the bedroom (even though I am alone) needs to be a place of respite from the world! Praying for your daughter and that you have gotten some rest this week! Blessings to you and stay warm and dry! Cindy xoxo

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  43. Love the new spread Kris!....and your bedroom is truly a wonderful sanctuary...so peaceful, calm and at the same time warm and cozy!....Truly a gorgeous room. and love that Paris pillow on the chair!

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  44. I so love the chandeliers and wish I could have some, but my new place has such low ceilings I am afraid people would keep bumping theier heads. They would have been great in my old place!!!

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  45. I love your bedroom. It does feel like a very nice place to relax and find some new energy after a tiring day. My bedroom is still the awful mess of colours the previous owners left it in and yours is truly an inspiration for when I'll redecorate it!

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  46. Hi Kris! Your new bed cover is so pretty and the perfect match for your curtains! Such a brilliant idea to use the twin duvet covers! Looks like Libby really likes it too! How in the world does she get up on that high bed? Do you like the sleep number bed? We recently purchased a Temperpedic with an adjustable base so we can raise our feet and heads if wanted. I have been trying to see what makes my back feel the best. I love LOVE your new blanket with the fur trim! It looks so comfy and cozy! Terry always finds the best gifts! Enjoy your lovely sanctuary! Hugs, Leena

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  47. I love what you have done with the bed and bedroom. Beautiful.

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  48. Your bedroom is so beautiful! It must definitely is a sanctuary. Love your headboard!!

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  49. It is all beautiful but you are correct, the headboard is amazing. Thanks for sharing.

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  50. Truly dreamy Kris! That throw is absolutely gorgeous. Congrats on your feature. XO

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  51. Hmmm...I may claim this room, too! haha

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  52. Love every bit of it Kris and it must feel so relaxed and dreamy in there at night with the dimmed lighting. I've shared and pinned this today.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne xx

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  53. There is just something wonderful about all white bedrooms... I love them. They are so full of romance and tranquility. Beautiful. Please come share your blog posts over at the Home Matters Linky Party! We'd love to have you for a visit. The Door is OPEN. http://lifewithlorelai.com/2015/02/05/home-matters-linky-party-23/ :)

    ~Lorelai
    Life With Lorelai

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  54. I have a basset but he is not inside. I love your bedroom. My husband and I are building on a master suite to our house soon and I hope to be able to actually decorate it. Thanks for sharing at the Home Matters LInky Party this week!

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  55. Kris, love the check with the gorgeous ruffle! She really does an amazing job. Your Paris pillow is so sweet. On my bucket list also. I have always loved your door headboard and chandys since you first shared them! I received my sweet gift yesterday. I will be showing it off tomorrow. Thanks again and thanks for sharing with SYC!
    hugs,
    Jann
    p.s. Your pooch is one smart dog!

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  56. Hi! I found youre link up at Home Matters. I LOVE youre bedroom, and EVERYTHING about it! <3
    So piecefull and relaxing :)

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