Dreaming Blue

“The Lord is righteous in all his ways and kind in all his works. The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth”
Psalm‬ ‭145‬:‭17-18‬

 Having served in the interior design field for many years, I have heard so many differing opinions about how to decorate the most private space in our homes…the  bedroom.  It is not just a place to sleep – it is where we dress, often read, perhaps drink our first cup of coffee , and wind down after a long and tiring day.  It is the space in our home where we should feel free to decorate as we wish!  My clients have run the gamut in their preferences for their bedrooms.  Some want to use vibrant colors with lush window treatments and bedding, others prefer a romantic cottage feel with floral fabrics, and still others have a need for soft and soothing hues.  Today we will showcase the latter. When I think of a calming bedroom, I imagine soft shades of blue mixed with hues of white! IMG_8569This is a guest suite (could serve as a master) that I designed in a client’s home over ten years ago.  It has a soft and dreamy aesthetic…from the beautiful curves of the iron bed to the creamy silk window treatments to the luxurious custom bedding.  It might be hard for a guest to leave these comforts!
IMG_8570 Beautiful cabinetry that houses books, collectables, and a TV sit opposite the bed. Sitting in front of a large window is a beautifully painted chest with the perfect accessories on top-particularly the Venetian gondola by Lladro!  Between the bookcase and chest is a comfy chair and ottoman!  IMG_8571You might think the walls are papered, but they are hand painted. Tall matching lamps flank the bed with differing bedside tables.  On the right is a small writing desk and chair, perfect spot to journal and enjoy a cup of hot tea!  The left side of the bed has a skirted round table!

The following bedrooms are from my Pinterest Board “Beauty Sleep”. You can go to the original source by clicking on the picture.  Follow here: Beauty Sleep

I will always love a poster bed.  The sitting area in the bay window, the drop-dead gorgeous chandelier, and the lovely shade of robin’s egg blue combine to make this an elegant room! Design by Cullman and KravisThis ethereal bedroom with its whitewashed ceiling, canopied bed, lovely fabrics, and French doors offers a serene respite!
A smaller bedroom, but no less beautiful, with twin beds and a sweet floral fabric draping the windows! What a perfectly delightful room- dressmaker details on the bedding and window treatments!  The bedside table catches my eye along with the lamps and their blue shades! This bedroom would be at home at the beach, in the mountains,  or anywhere, for that matter.  Casual elegance!So I admit this  bedroom had me with its four-posters!  The window fabric, bedding, and the pale blue bedside chest combine for a delightful room!  Design by Tobi FairleyWhat is not to love about this bedroom?  A guest room with twin beds is a great option if you have more than one guest room.  You can see a guest room that I designed using twin beds here: A Breath of Fresh Air!  The patterned carpet plays wonderfully well with the wallpaper and canopy fabric! Designer:  Cathy Kincaid The chandelier is the obvious showstopper, but the matching pair of chests run a close second!
A bedroom that is slightly bolder in its approach.  The wall color is a medium shade of brown (latte describes it for me) with blue canopy and window treatments.  My personal favorite in this space is the leopard carpeting.  A tip:  think of leopard as a neutral!   I think this bedroom is charming! The French stone mantel and fireplace with club chairs and ottoman would make it impossible to leave for work.  Note the desk and clock, antiques, I presume!  The bench at the foot of the bed is an ideal spot for putting on your shoes or stacking books and magazines.  I have a love of fabric and this pattern is subtle and calming! Miles Redd, a designer known for mixing it up with color and styles, designed this bedroom!  Note the contemporary mixed with traditional and the pop of yellow for the lamp bases! Collage2

If you could choose your perfect bedroom retreat, what style and colors would you select?  After all, we can dream!!

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  1. Gentle Joy says:

    You show so many beautiful ideas… I have to say that the first one… the one you did is my favorite. I love the way the curtains drape and gently keep the color theme going. Just lovely. 🙂

  2. Kim says:

    These are all dreamy bedrooms, Pam. I agree about the soft blue. Next time our master needs painting, it’ll be powder blue. I enjoyed the room you created. For sure, what guest would ever want to leave? Thanks for sharing your talent with us and some inspiration from around the web as a bonus. 🙂

    • Kim, I loved the creative process as a decorator. But, I am really enjoying being at home! Blogging has been a great outlet to continue a little creativity! Blessings my friend!!

  3. Stephanie says:

    Oh Pam, what gorgeous bedrooms! You are right, the blue with touches of white is very calming and peaceful. The room that you designed took my breath away! You are so gifted, my friend. Thanks for sharing your beauty with Roses of Inspiration!

  4. Jann Olson says:

    Really some gorgeous rooms Pam! I love the one with the planked walls. I want to do that so badly somewhere in my home. Blue is a soothing color for a bedroom. I had blue toile in my previous home for years and loved it. Now I still like adding touches of blue. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  5. Kathy says:

    I have become quite fond of blue – love the room you designed! I will be featuring your post in this week’s Home and Garden Thursday

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