Monday, May 27, 2013

Master Bedroom: Summer Updates

I'm getting ready to share our home tour at another blog in June, and the only master bedroom pictures I have are from Christmas time.  So, I finally added a few last touches to the room for the summer and thought I would share them with you.

I love a beach-y, summery feel and went with that theme in our bedroom.  Luckily, I didn't have to make too many additions or changes from winter.  I kept the basic elements from before: simple and air-y with lots of whites, greys, and gold.  The bedding is simple and I changed out a grey quilt with a white one, and added blue paisley sheets (although those don't really come through in these pictures).

...our family pictures from last summer.  I can't believe how quickly these boys grow and change...

I LOVE the fresh smell of peonies, and nothing signals the beginning of summer like these beautiful blooms.  These are from our garden. 

What I don't love quiet as much are the ants....I shook these off and still found a few critters running for their lives when I was taking the pictures.  Next time, I'll shake harder.....

I added my Pottery Barn candlesticks for height and added a few flowers to my glass votives.

I love this gold etagere, and it was free!  A generous aunt and uncle sold a home and they were no longer in need of the one claimed this baby so I was the lucky beneficiary!  It fits perfectly in this little space....

These books are the only purchase I made for the room update, but I think I came out ahead on the purchase.  You can read my original post here, but in short, I found them at Goodwill for $8 and a similar set recently sold on ebay for $125.

I have magazines EVERYWHERE, so I stacked a few of my favorites (Elle Decor) above and more in the basket below:

Come to think of it, I actually bought the basket recently for $8 at a resale shop.  I bought to carry flowers and veggies from the garden this summer.  But, for now, here it is.

You may have seen these pictures before, but I added this fern for a living element and to add texture.  Although it's been sitting here for over a month now, my husband asked me the other day why I brought the watering can upstairs.... " water the fern?"  "We have a fern?!?!  Oh...look at that!"

More of those books....can't get enough of them and now I want more!  :)

There is still a LOT of things to be done in this room: re-paint, bead board ceiling, a ceiling light fixture, purchase some rugs, and we would like to build a pelmet above the windows over the bed.  BUT, I'm happy with how far you can take a room with just some simple accessories and touches.  What do you think?

Linking at:  Give Me The Goods / Coastal Charm / Silver Pennies / Uncommon Slice of Suburbia / Home Stories A to Z / Savvy Southern Style / DIY by Design / The Inspiration Exchange / The Inspiration Gallery / Jennifer Rizzo / My Romantic Home / Liz Marie Blog / Chic On A Shoestring


  1. So beautiful Dawn! Seriously, like a little oasis.

  2. Your bedroom is gorgeous, Dawn! Beautiful job! So peaceful and serene.

  3. Very pretty and serene.. The Peonies look great in their non traditional vessels (milk glass & candleholders) and I love the gold Etagere!

  4. Love your bedroom. Looks so calming.
    Corey from

  5. Your bedroom is gorgeous!! I'm taking notes for my master bedroom makeover;)

    Jenny from

  6. I love the room and the ceilings are perfect! Love those books too!

  7. I think your bedroom is beautiful! Very serene and peaceful.

  8. It looks great!! Saw you at Chic on a Shoestring :) Thanks for posting!

  9. Oh my goodness...I love everything you've done with your bedroom. Just so beautiful!!! The picture of the peonies in the hobnail milkglass vase is just perfection. what a lovely room you've created! Thanks so much for sharing on Give Me the Goods Monday LInk Party!!!
    I love your blog and will be a regular!
    Amy @

  10. Gorgeous! I don't think there is a single element in this room that I don't love! I have lots of gold, gray and white in my master as well! Love it! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

  11. Just popping in from Happy Hour. What a gorgeous bedroom!!! The colors are soothing! Thanks for sharing!

  12. I love how you decorate! I love the gold and white. So beautiful and simple. Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays. x

  13. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

  14. What a beautiful update. Perfect for summer. I will be featuring this tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  15. Such a lovely bedroom!
    - Anjana @