The Delightful Home {Our Bedroom}


Well, it’s been almost four years since I gave an updated tour of our bedroom. Not a lot has changed aside from little tweaks over the years. This is what the room looked like on move in day.  The before was way too dark and dreary for my taste.  I wanted a retreat where the light would flood in and the colors were muted and serene.

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Over the course of fourteen years, we painted the walls and trim, removed the ceiling fan of helicopter-ic proportions, and put in hardwood floors to match the rest of the house.   All of the bedding stayed the same, with accessories and furnishings changing over the years.

This antique mirror, purchased a couple of years ago in Savannah is one of my favorite parts of the room aside from the bedding. I think figuring out what to hang over a bed can be hard and the mirror just amplifies the light in here, but also doesn’t detract from the other beautiful pieces.

This is the Louis bed from Ballard Designs.   Our ceilings are only eight feet so I have to be careful about not picking furniture that’s way too tall for our rooms.

The blue and white bedding was a huge dual-income-no-kids splurge almost 20 years ago from Yves Delorme.  It is luxurious and still in pristine condition so I’m SO glad I got it when I did.  I have no idea what the pattern is. 

The linen box shams and waterfall spread are were called Legacy Essex from Horchow.  They have since been discontinued, but they do have a similar spread now (Pine Cone Hill Savannah Bedding.)   They have worn well and wash well but if you are super picky you will probably want to press the spread after washing.  Sometimes I do…usually I don’t.

In the winter, we sleep with a coverlet in addition to the bedspread. It is easy to wash often, with the puppies. Mine is from Garnet Hill. I love the scalloped border and that it isn’t a stark white so it goes with the rest of my bedding. Of course, we love our heated mattress pad more than anything. Lately I just use it as a bed warmer, but Honey sleeps with it on full blast all night every night.

I got linen sheets for Christmas, after thinking about them for months, and love them. They took a little while to get used to but are supposed to naturally warm in the winter and cool in the summer. I’ll report back on that.

The two frames hanging in the corner over the chair were custom Sugarboo Designs (local to Atlanta) frames that once lived in my den, but found a new home here in the master when Honey gave me the Bellamy painting I’d been coveting for years on our tenth anniversary.  They technically belong to the boys, as they were two of their “forever gifts” from years back.  Believe me when I say that they aren’t the least bit upset that I’ve usurped them for our bedroom. One day when they are grown I will return them to their rightful owners.

After twenty years of sleeping on the right side of the bed, Honey convinced me to trade with him as a test. Well, it turns out it made no difference to me but he liked my side so much better. So, now this is Honey’s domain.

The monogrammed chair is one of my favorite Cinderella stories ever in the history of forever.  I found the chair in a junk store and had my upholsterer work some serious fairy godfather magic on it.  He removed the channeled back, upgraded the welting AND was able to work with a piece of fabric I had monogrammed at Number Four Eleven.  (See all of the before and after details here.) The body fabric is Tonga Snow Matelasse by Waverly and the double welting is done in extra yardage ordered from Horchow to match the bedding and drapes. The bolster pillow is from the same collection.

Here you can see how the bedroom opens on to the bathroom.

I had my eye on the bedside tables for eons so when I had the chance to work with Soft Surroundings about five years ago, I jumped!  I’ve never had a bedside table with drawers and it is life changing.  I love how much space I have on top to display pretty things and then how much space I have under to store all the not-so-pretty things.  The drawers are even big enough to store the DVD player we sometimes hook up to the TV in here but don’t always need out on top of the dresser.

I had the lamp in my attic for the last eight years and was able to sweet talk Sister into giving me her matching lamp for the other side of the bed.  We bought them together at Bombay Co at least 20 years ago.   Anyone remember that store?!  I added vintage dolphin finials, but you can find identical ones here:  Oriental Dolphin Finial.

The vase was a candle holder from Target and the picture frame is also from Target.

I love keeping fresh flowers on my bedside.  I have a very specific and easy way that I arrange flowers and shared all the details in THIS VIDEO!

Over on the other side you can see that I have a matching table, lamp and picture frame.

I keep my books, a diffuser and other little luxuries on my side.

The sconces on either side of the mirror were from Ballard Designs.  I had them hanging in a different space and moved them here when Honey kept bumping his head on them.

Mother gave me the three blue and white china men from a trip to China years ago.  I love them so, so, so much! They are a set of 3 but I am using the third one downstairs. The plates on either side were found on ebay for a song.  They are called Blue Mikado by Royal Crown Derby.


The chandelier was originally a brushed silver and was purchased on ebay when we moved in for about $50 including shipping if I remember correctly.  I gave it a gold makeover as an EASY DIY project.  You can find all of the details in THIS POST.


One of my favorite updates was swapping out the old brushed silver rods for these acrylic beauties by Ballard Designs.  When Honey installed the new rods he moved them up just under the crown molding.  Between that and the clear rod, it really improved the look of the ceiling height! I made the drapes out of the by-the-yard fabric from Horchow that matches the bedding.  It had a strange “warp” (according to Mother) and was terribly hard to sew with.  I would NOT recommend it.

After a three year hunt for the perfect piece to sit between the windows in our bedroom, Honey got me this gorg antique china cabinet for my birthday a few years ago. Honey painted the inside in the wall color to brighten it up.

I stocked it with a barnacle from Home Goods, a wavy coral from Pottery Barn, a marsh painting by local artist Adam Houston, a wonderful painting of a photo I took from one of my clients, stacks of books covered in kraft paper (Dollar Tree) and a few stunning oyster plates in porcelain white from Alison Evans. See more details here.

I started out with a braided jute rug in here that was a mess from the time I brought it home. When it finally just unraveled, I really wanted to embrace the blues and whites in the bedding.  With that in mind I landed on this beaut from Decor Market.  The muted colors and wonderful patina make it look like its been around for ages.  I also love that it ties together the colors from the rest of the house (sands and sea blues) with the blue from the bedding.  As far as rugs go, this one was a steal at $320 for 8×10 with free shipping.


Looking towards the final wall in the room, you can see we have our mammoth dresser taking up all of the space.  This was one of the first pieces we purchased after the wedding and it has served us well.  It was originally unpainted, but really made this side of the room look so dark and heavy that I finally bit the bullet and gave it a coat of paint!  After debating doing this for years, I am so glad we finally did!  I left the top unfinished since we use the dresser daily and usually have stuff sitting on it.  I figured it would wear better. You can read all about it HERE.

The gorgeous diptych oil paintings are by family friend and local artist Mary Pratt.  They are everything I ever dreamed of in the way of art for this space.  She is incredibly talented and a lovely lady to boot.  And would you have guessed that a flat screen TV is hiding behind all of that gorgeousness?!?!?  

Honey built this custom cabinet and blogged about all the details here.  It opens to reveal our TV and little cable box.


The pair of gorgeous oyster shell sconces are from Tery at Lure Coastal Designs.  She does really beautiful work with oysters and is a lovely person as well.

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I framed the boys homecoming gowns (and most recently my dad’s) many years ago and they have moved around the house since then, finally landing in our bedroom.

We took some of the unused space from the closet to make room for a little dressing table.  It is a lovely little nook that I enjoy using every day!  {See it HERE!}

And, finally, you can see how the bedroom and bathroom flow together.

A detailed reveal of the bathroom and all of the sources are found in THIS POST.


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Paint – Benjamin Moore Pale Oak (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Floor – unstained white oak

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Have a wonderful weekend! On the decorating front, we are in a full on living room remodel. I can’t wait to share more.

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3 thoughts on “The Delightful Home {Our Bedroom}

  1. I have the men from China as well! They represent three generations of a family. Son, father and grandfather. I absolutely adore them! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home with us.

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