…master bedroom redux – wall decor

I like wall decor that is not always traditional. You know how I feel about tobacco baskets, shutters and mirrors. In our first home I collected wildflowers and pressed them into frames. I have circled back to that look with these pressed branches and sprigs in shabby frames.

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I have 6 of these hanging in a sequence on my bedroom wall. When hanging multiple frames that you want to look tidy, you must use a ruler. As you know I hate all things that have to do with measuring and in these moments I enlist DH and his fine ruler and level skills.

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I love a man with a pencil behind his ear. I do know to stay out of his way when doing said measuring as hanging pictures is not his favorite thing to do. I become the dutiful assisant and pass him nails and the frames.

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I think they turned out pretty perfectly in this space on my side of the bed. There’s nothing better than waking up to daylight from my windows and pressed nature. Greta would always agree.

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I found these frames with pressed botanicals from Restoration Hardware. Check out the other nature that they frame.

 

…master bedroom redux – mirrored nightstands

A few months ago I received this postcard from One Kings Lane. To my surprise, they used the same exact mirrored nightstand that I had picked out for my bedroom redux over the summer.

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I purchased mine from Horchow (which, BTW, has great sales if you are on top of it) after searching all the online shops available to me. This is how I bargain price. I also searched the look on Pinterest and Google. I really liked this sleek, light look and I wanted something large for all my books, creams, lavender, Kindle, journals, etc. Oh, and yes that is a big stuffed kitty that I have in my bed. And it’s mine.

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The nightstand – or more like a dresser – is well-made with easily sliding doors. I have been nothing short of happy with them and I love the look.

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…color question

“I too was blown away by this color. Just starting out with DIY Annie Sloan paints. I have lots of Shabby Chic furniture mostly white and more shabby than chic. Want to chic them up. I love your videos. What color would you call this? Does Annie have 1 comparable? Thank you!” – Constance

Why, yes. In my opinion the closest color to this would be Duck Egg Blue. It is actually a very versitile blue because it can work as a old, Sweedish neutral or a more traditional and/or contemporary color depending on the room design. Here are a few examples of Duck Egg Blue in my work and interiors.

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Do not fear this color. It is your friend. It is my friend.