Monday, November 2, 2009

THREE OR MORE TUESDAY: MASTERING THE MASTER BEDROOM

I have mentioned a few times that I have been working on the master and guest bedrooms at the lake. I didn't want to do a post because the work is slow going, especially since Non~Resident Carpenter jumped ship. But I won't go there. With the kitchen and both bathrooms left unfinished, the bedrooms are the least of our worries, but I will say that I am putting more effort into the master bedroom because I have to sleep there. And I have also read that when couple do work on a new home, the master bedroom is usually the last room they get to, which is supposed to be bad for the marriage. Hmmmmm... ;-)

Our room is not incredibly big. It is off the loft where we watch television and read, so I am content with not having a sitting area in it. Plus, I have a large balcony with an arbor over it that I am going to have fun fixing up next summer. That will be a wonderful area to sit and enjoy a sunny day or warm evening. I am thinking about a big chaise and rocker as well as a bistro table and chairs for some al fresco dining. But I digress . Above is my old rocker with a swan pillow in honor of our lake swans. I bought this pillow from a website called Cola's Cottage. Nicole makes some really pretty things and I love this pillow. Before I go further, let me say that nothing was staged on the night that I was running around taking pictures. So if you spot any undies lying around...



My husband picked this bed up at Marshall Field's in downtown Chicago before it so rudely turned in to Macy's (I could still cry). It was the first thing we bought for the Lakehouse so I guess our marriage is good. The duvet cover was mentioned in one of my recent posts. I was going for a beachy sort of look and then thought I ruined it with this duvet, but I fell in love with it. I found it at Macy's... lol!! The pillows and sheets also came from Macy's and the area rugs came from Orvis. The shell lamps came from HomeGoods and the little beachy dresser scarves were found on one of my little jaunts in Michigan. I bought the starfish at Michael's and painted them white and then added Martha's glitter with her glitter glue. Sort of hard to tell, but they are cute and add that nice sparkly look of excess glitter all over the night stands. If you look on the floor to the right of the bed, you will see Layla's hind end halfway under the bed. She must have spotted my camera. She is not the ham Milo is!

A better view of the night stand in one of my attempts at being artsy with my shot. Does this look bare? I am so used to clutter. I am afraid to put so much as a glass of water or a book on the nightstand!! I know soon I will make myself 'at home' and it will be a royal mess.


I didn't notice how smeared the mirror was until now. Okay, I probably knew for a long time and never bothered to clean it. I am rarely upstairs...scratch that, I am undeniably lazy at the lake. So this is my dresser that has almost the same finish as the bed, but belongs to Emily's old childhood bedroom set.



I bought this chair from Overstock.com. for an incredible price. Plus the $2.99 shipping. Try shipping furniture anywhere for that amount. I didn't realize it was almost the exact color of the walls. I really don't think that is such a good thing. I think I need some contrast. I have thought of bringing a third color in. This chair has a bit of lime green in it. Should I add some accents like that? Any suggestions??? I believe I am going to arrange Karen's paintings over the bed, so that will be some color... Don't mind my duffel bag, slippers and blow dryer along with everything else I dumped on the floor. I don't consider this clutter as it goes home with me.




Now we have moved into the 2nd guestroom, formerly Emily and Abigail's bedroom. Don't tell them this, they don't know it is now a 'guestroom'!! So far everything is as it was, except I bought white comforters to replace their girly one's. And I added new pillow shams. This is just a band aid for now. I want to paint the room a soft buttery yellow, and then paint the full size headboard white. I bought it at a garage sale on the lake for $15.00. The dresser is going and I have a nightstand to replace it. Oh, and we are putting hardwood floors in. Hopefully we will get to this over the winter.





Another artsy view. You know, I think you can do these angled sort of shots on small pieces or a vignette, but it is absolutely crazy to do it for a photo of a room. Now, everyone cock their heads to the right...lol! Emily, Future Interior Designer Daughter (FIDD) asked to 'do' her room when she was about 13. So this is her take. She bought the starfish and strung them up like this on fishing line. I thought that was so creative. I may steal the idea for my glitter starfish.






Now we are in Jeff and Kevin's old room, or the 2nd and most unwanted guestroom. The A frame makes the ceiling impossible to deal with. I have 2 entirely different headboards, one half in front of the window. The wallpaper drives me crazy and the carpet has really seen better days. So, out with all of that and then I have to really think about it. Because it has only twin beds, which I don't think we can or will change, this is a room that we generally do not want to have couples use (not conducive to the marriage). But I still want to make it...er, mature? Help!







This is the wretched wallpaper. If you click on larger you will see that the border is little village shops. This was the previous owners office, my friend Mary K. (not her real name), who I hope is not reading this. So girls, I need serious help. This room shall be considered a blank slate. I did put the generic white down comforters and blue pillow shams on to de~boy it.
So you can see I have my work cut out for me this winter. This and the loft...sigh. All suggestions will be considered and deeply appreciated.
I want to mention that Melissa from Melissa's Heart And Home is having a giveaway for her one year blogging anniversary. Pay her a visit and enter with your comments. I have mine coming up really shortly. I also want to mention that there was a really fun Arizona Blogger's luncheon last week that Marty from A Stroll Through Life organized. There were seventeen blogger's there and Marty has some very cool pictures of some ladies you may know!
Today I have joined Tam at The Gypsy's Corner for Three Or More Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed these three rooms and remember that I need your help!! Visit Tam and all of the other girls joining today. And have a great week!









78 comments:

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Jane what an awesome lake home you have every time you show pics of it...its huge girl...sorry to hear about your contractor but girl I could write a book about them...while we were remodeling it seems the only thing that fit right was my check in their pocket I can't tell you how many we had over 20 years here that didn't show up...I had a sheet rock guy tell me he would be here on Tuesday and didn't show up for another year and Yes it was a Tuesday...so I learned real quick that when they tell me a day I have to ask which month of what year...I kid you not Jane this guy showed up a year late and was upset that I had all the sheet rock done by someone else...Live and learn..ha ha!! May you have a great day my friend...am I'm not good at decorating ha ha!! Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh Jane, you are so cute! I am sure whatever you do will be fabulous! You must have alot of energy, taking care of two houses! I love your new way of taking photos at an angle... I must try that! Love to you! Bisous... Julie Marie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Janie, I love everything you've done to the master BR, and why on earth do you think that the comforter doesn't work with beachy? It's perfection. The color and everything. Love it. That's funny about Macy's, but I love the bed and the other things you got from there.

The girls' room would look pretty in a yellow with white furniture. Very fresh. I like that idea. And the boys room could stand to go either lighter or darker. Dark makes corners recede. What if you got picket fences for the headboards in there and painted them white? I don't think a section of fencing would cost very much, and it would be a cute, cottagey look. Of course I'm thinking outside the box (which is where I live, LOL!) ;-)

Loved seeing your neat place, and Janie, it looks very clean to me. I think you did a super job with the shoot.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Tootsie said...

Wow...your lake house is a dream for me! I can't wait to see what you do when you finish it all up the way you want! those yellow walls sound so pretty...have fun with this!

♥Mimi♥ said...

I couldn't leave your blog without saying that I just love each and every corner of it. The dogs, of course, are my favorite, but the layout and coloration is just beautiful. I'll be back☺

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Jane,

I just adore you and I did not spy any undies lying around! "The Italian" and I have spent much of the last 2 years remodeling and we have yet to do our master bedroom. It is last on the list! I agree with Magpie...she offers you some great advice! Your lake house is stunning and what a joy to have a home away from home. Thank you for sharing it with us.

Love and hugs to you!
Karyn

Kammy said...

Cute post - I love that your mirror is smudged - that happens to me all the time, LOL ! Love that beachy color and I am so jealous that you have such a large bedroom - do you have a walk in closet too ? That is one thing I could use !
Thanks for sharing ~
Kammy

Melissa Miller said...

It all looks lovely Jane! What a beautiful and relaxing place.

Thank you for mentioning my givaway sweet friend. I really appreciate it. :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I definitely did enjoy the tour of your three rooms. They are just lovely! Can't wait to see more...

Stay Cozy, Carrie

Rebecca said...

Hi Jane
Thanks for stopping by and I can't wait until you come see me! I look so forward to meeting you.
Your lake home looks fabulous and it looks like you could fit 2 average homes into it
Have a great week
Blessings
Rebecca

mbkatc230 said...

Jane, your lake home is really just gorgeous. I love the master bedroom. I think the bedding works "beachy" just fine. And that chair - I'm going to short out my laptop drooling. It's funny, Sheila had the same thought as I about headboards. I've seen the picket fence idea done and it's really nice and fresh. Plus, the openness would work for a smaller space. And by the way, I've always loved attic eave rooms, they just remind me of a secret hideaway. I'd be thrilled to stay there lol. Kathy

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Good Morning Jane,
OOOH, I love it! It looks homey and pretty and it's by my favorite big Lake! I love what you have done in the Master, it's artsy and so very homey as well! I love the soft blues, they are perfect and I think the yellow will look good as well. I'm still mad about Marshall Fields too! I have a pic of my brother and I sitting on Santa's lap, downtown Chicago. My mom got her high heel stuck in an escalator there and fouled up the whole system! I was only 5 but remember it like yesterday! Ahhh, you brought back memories! Hugs, Cindy

Kathleen Grace said...

Jane, your lake home sounds so wonderful. I know you will have fun decorating it. I love the Master bedroom, I am afraid I am one of those people who has left mine for last. Minimal effort put into it although I am starting to work out a plan. Have a great day Jane!

Susie's country cottage said...

What a lovely home you have. I love way you've given your room a seasidey look with the shells and starfish. It has a very calm look about it and no...I didn't spot any undies!

Janie's World said...

Love the blue in the Lake House. So pretty. I don't think the duvet ruined it at all. I also fell in love with it! Pretty, pretty and oh, so lucky to have such a beautiful place to share with your family.

Tamerie Shriver said...

Hi Jane

When I saw the chair in your bedroom ($2.99 for shipping? Unheard of!) my immediate thought was a white linen slipcover would look great and it would give you the contrast you seek. Too bad I'm not closer!

Hugs,
Tamerie

Maryrose said...

Hi Jane,
The heck with the room I love the commentary. Seriously though it is looking great and very beachy. I look forward to seeing the changes you will make. You can't go wrong with a house on the lake....it is al Good.
Maryrose :)

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Jane!
What a beautiful home. It is so warm and cozy looking. I love it.

I think if that little chair has some lime green in it, I would find a little throw to put over the chair to bring in that third color. Maybe you could make some little tassels to hang from your lamps to move that third color around the room. Just the little touches.

Thanks for sharing, and for taking me to the lake house. I had such a fabulous time. Country hugs sweetie, Sherry

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Thank you for the tour, Hon. But I'd never try to tell anyone what to do with bedrooms. I don't know what to do with the bedrooms, in our own home! >,-)

Thank you for giving me links to some mini-calendar sites. I knew of Susan Branch but never of the other sweet site.

And also, thank you for the suggestion, a while back, to freeze my nearly-over-the-edge bananas for when I really want to use them.

There! I'm finally remembering to give you some Thank You's. :-)

^_^ Me

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd, another BIG Thank you! For being one of the gals who does not force her readers to do that ^&^%$#@ Word Verification thing!

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

I read and try to Comment in, a lot of blogs. And that ^&^%$#@ Word Verification thing is getting to be very, very much of a "PITA."<-[very un-lady-like, I know]

I do Comment Verification so I don't have any reason to use Word Verification. I pre-read my Comments so I'd find one, if a bot was trying to slip some 'horror' into my Comments, anyway.

I'm compiling a list of sweet gals who don't use the Word Ver. thing. If they don't, and haven't had any problems, then why do so many others, still use it, I'm wondering?

^_^

Karen Valentine said...

Oh Jane, what a lucky girl you are. You have this wonderful lake house and its a blank slate. You can do anything you want! Think of the possibilities! I cut out all the photos from magazines that inspire me. I put them in a folder for future decorating inspiration. You are going to have so much fun! Just take your time. You don't have to finish anything right away because it already looks pretty cute!

Karen
My Desert Cottage

Carrie said...

How nice to have a second home like this. It is warm and welcoming.

susan said...

Jane-I am slowly getting around! I would so love to have a lake house; decor wouldn't matter! I love your bedroom. Stick a pillow in that chair for contrast and call it quits :) Enjoy your time--read, sleep, fish...whatever :) My kids HATE it when I call their old bedrooms "guest" rooms :)

Cass @ That Old House said...

What a wonderful getaway house -- isn't it marvelous to have a "second home" -- you can be so much more relaxed with the decor and not sweat the small stuff. and anyone with a second home knows that things like that duffel bag are just part of the scenery!

LOVE the little behind showing under the bed ... not a camera-hogging diva, eh? so cute.

As for what to do about the boys' former room .. I think with a change of wall decor, it is good to go! White quilts, old headboards -- looks good to me!
Cass

Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I cant wait to see your finished projects! Your home sounds so beautiful! I love the idea of your outdoor sitting area too! I wish I had a sitting area in my master. Having five kids, it would be nice! I am so sorry about the carpenter :( It seems like home projects never go smoothly!! I think the comforter looks perfect in there!
Hugs,
Amy

susan said...

Maybe we should write a book :)

Liz said...

How awesome that you have a "lake house"!! I'm positively envious! I love the pine and pale blue with touches of white. I think the lime green would be a great pop though. You really got some great deals!
Thanks for commenting on the burlap tablecloth...it was actually really easy. I hope my post didn't make it seem difficult??? I am not a big sewer so I figured if I could do it...

We had so much fun at the luncheon. I am still behind on my posting...but I will do something in the next week or so....
Have an awesome week.

Patti Cakes said...

Well I love the chair you got from Overstock.com. I've been wanting one like that for my office at work.

Looking forward to seeing what you come up with. I've got so much work to do and it seems it will never get done. :-)

Hugs

SmilingSally said...

I love what you've done with your beach house. I like the blue and white bedroom and don't think you need to add another color. However, if you want to add a lime green pillow in the chair, it might work.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh Jane, what wonderful space you have in your lake home. Your master bedroom looks so pretty, and I know you are going to make the other rooms exactly what you want them to be. I can't wait to see everything you do! laurie

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Great photos of the lake house Jane. I wish even one of my rooms looked like this unstaged :-) I keep reading about things people bought at Homegoods, and they're always so nice. I wish we had one around here.
It all looks wonderful.
Blessings,
Marcia

Deb said...

Well Jane, you have shown 2 things I have ... the rocker is just like the one my hubby bought when I was expecting our daughter 25 years ago. I still have it & will never part with it ♥ and the wallpaper & border :-)I had that in our family room about 15 years ago when I was going through my "rustic country" phase :-)

Henry said...

Buying a Bedroom Furniture can be really tricky now a days with the choices being so vast.

Julie@beingRUBY said...

Hi Jane
What fun to see inside your lakehouse. I am definitely a blue fan... so thoroughly enjoyed your tour...

I think the undies and hind end are great additions!! what other accessories could you need? hehe

Now about the chair... because you asked.. I think something in browns [the right browns] would nicely balance the blues... Slip covers would be good.. you have warmer colours for winter and cooler for summer.. of course I could be wrong!! haha

Have a great week xx Julie

Knitty said...

I have a crick in my neck from looking at that one picture, but I will be just fine in a moment....

*wink*

I smiled at your Macy's comment regarding missing Marshall Fields. In the Detroit area, our beloved J.L. Hudson stores became Dayton-Hudson, and then Marshall Fields before becoming Macy stores. Dayton's, Marshall Fields and Macy's may all have their strong points, but there was something so Detroit about Hudson's that is gone forever. I bet MF was Chicago for you.

Don't worry about a little clutter. Unless you are staging a home to sell, normal clutter shows me people are actually living in their homes and enjoying it.

You're doing a great job. Trust your instincts on the guest rooms and then post your address so we can all come visit. :-D

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

HI Jane...beautiful rooms and beautiful things you have done! Love it. I like how peaceful they feel and look. You have done a wonderful job I think of putting everything together.
Blessings,
Debbie

Barb said...

Hi Jane,

I'm telling you, I would be happy to house sit ANY time.
You really have a great sense of style and I know when all is done, it will be perfect. I love the idea of sitting out on the balcony. Big sigh- sounds like heaven to me.

Hugs,
Barb

P.S. Thank you for the sweet comments on my grands. I am prejudiced but I think they are too cute for words.

Maggie B said...

Hi Jane,
I always love visiting your blog & your wonderful Lakeside home, it is just gorgeous.
I know whatever you decide to do to these rooms will be marvellous, just like the rest of the house.
Maggie

Vanessa said...

Hello Jane! Thanks for stopping by my bloggy. Wish you a lovely day! Vanessa

Ticking and Toile said...

wow Jane~ what an incredible lake house!

So much you can do! I am in awe of you being able to keep up let alone decorate 2 houses!! I can barely keep up w/ 2 stories....:}

love your blog!!

Shellagh

Diane said...

Jane what a beautiful Blog, I sure love all of your decorating / remodeling at your Lake house. And such a lucky girl to have a a getaway. Such fun I am going to add your Blog to favorite places to visit. Make sure to come back I just posted a giveaway today!
Hugs, Diane

Beth at Aunties said...

Jane,
I think your beach home is lovely and I didn't spy any undies ...though I looked:)
I think you have great trast and whatever you do will look fabulous!
I love the light colors of yellow and white. It is so clean and refreshing~full of sunshine!
Good Luck, my friend as you finish making this home ~ the home you want it to be!!!
~♥
Ps I am so glad we met!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Hi Jane, it all looks wonderful to me. The colors and the rooms look so soothing and relaxing.

What a wonderful place!

Hugs, Barb ♥

Jane said...

Hey Jane, I'm new here and I love your lake house...oh you are soo lucky to have a lake house! And you've got a good start with those bedrooms...i love the fresh white comforters! Thanks for stopping by today...see you around blog land!

Jane @ Finding Fabulous

NM said...

You have got some gorgeous beachy touches that I really like, especially that beautiful starfish on the bedside table. I love the beach and would love to have a house by the sea that I could beachify (I know that is terrible English!)
Thanks for visiting my blog and for the beautiful comment. I really appreciate your kind words.
Best wishes, NM.

Roberta said...

You are so sweet Jane and what a wonderful lake house! Love the bed and comfy chair in your master. As for the twin bedroom w/ the carpet that has to go...how about painting those floors!? Even if it's plywood, that's an inexpensive & quick fix that will brighen up the room! Ikea has the best white netted curtains for 5 bucks! I used those when redoing a beach house and they looked great. Oh, and I would paint the wooden bed white and leave the beautiful wicker as is. You have a super awesome place. Perhaps some tattered quilts for color and you have a great room for the kiddos. Congrats! xo Roberta

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

I saw from your comment that you visited Saturday Finds for the first time today...just an f.y.i...that is my sister, Diane's blog! Just thought you might enjoy the connection!

Hugs, Carrie

Domestic Designer said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderful retreat! I am jealous. You are doing a great job with decorating it. Love the idea for the yellow walls!

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Jane ,
you have done a fantastic job with not only your master bedroom but everything, and as always I enjoy reading what you have written, thank you for sharing your beautiful home by the lake.

Thank you also for coming by and for leaving such a sweet comment, and I am so happy to enter your name in my giveaway.
Blessings,
Sue

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Oh Jane...do you have the projects...the projects that we crave! We want a cottage in the worst way (of course we would get one together, now to convince the hubby's!) Looks like you need to take that wallpaper down and start with a clean slate....whites and maybe some pale, pale greens would do? Something simple with that roof line! Of course...we could come on over and "sit on the couch" (our version of solving decorating delimmas with our friends!)

Leigh of Bloggeritaville said...

HI Jane!

Your room looks wonderful and inviting! LOve the chair- yes for 2.99 shipping-worth it!
Your just adorqable Jane!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I love that chair from overstock! What a deal. You have great style.

Linda said...

Jane,
That lake house of yours is looking gooood...love the chair...can't believe the shipping was only $2.99! I also wanted to let you know that I have given you an "award"...hope you don't mind being tagged...come on over and check it out! Hope you have a wonderful day!

Blessings,
Linda

Brenda @Cozy Little House said...

Well, I'd be more inclined to make suggestions if I knew what colors you favor and what kind of ambiance you want the rooms to have. First I look at a room and ask myself: What do I want this room to achieve? What do I need this room to do? And then go from there. Too hard for me making every decision at once. Have to go with building blocks!
Brenda

Barbara Jacksier said...

The photos are great and your humor priceless. And, I didn't spot any undies anywhere!

Lori E said...

I wish I had some great advice for you but my brain is blank. I will say I like yellow and white... a lot.
I have also been told that if you add enough of any color to a room the background color will disappear from your conscious mind.
Well now wasn't that helpful. Phhht...

blueberries in the fields said...

your lake home look so cozy Jane. Hubby just called saying he would come back home a bit later, so i took a break and came to see you had left a comment on my blog. you are so sweet, always there,taking the time. i meant to leave a comment on one of your post i read last week and in the midst of my crazy schedule, i forgot. i meant to tell you how lovely your post was. i could almost see your mom in her chair as you were going out with friends. Feeling content staying in the warmth of her home. it reminded me of my mom who would not sleep until i got home late at night. :)
thanks so much for dropping by, i promise will try and find some time to breathe. ( smiles )
sending many hugs,
monique

Lorrie said...

Jane I wanted to thank you for your prayers for my mom. They are greatly appreciated. I know your dad was recently diagnosed with cancer, and it's a shocker.

I enjoyed getting a peek into the bedrooms of your lake house. It looks very homey and welcoming to me, as though it has been well loved and well used by children and adults alike. I'll look forward to some "after" photos when the makeover is finished.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My son and daughter in law are refusing to hire a contractor but it is certainly slowing down finishing their home. My son just won't put up with them! Some are wonderful and some can make you crazy I guess!
A LAKE HOME! How fantastic! :) It looks delightful! :) I cannot take care of one let alone two!
Hugs..

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Hey Jane, thanks for your comments on my blog. I really appreciate all the encouragement. I love your blog and adore your background. I love blue and white and the lovely beach theme you're going for. We'll get healthy together one day at time!xxoo Kathleen

Kathy's Red Door Welcome said...

Hey Jane, thanks for your comments on my blog. I really appreciate all the encouragement. I love your blog and adore your background. I love blue and white and the lovely beach theme you're going for. We'll get healthy together one day at time!xxoo Kathleen

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

What a wonderful lake house! You are doing a magnificent job!!
Hugs,
Penny
p.s. I think my tub is going in soon...

Pat said...

Beautiful! I love what you're doing here and the place looks like a peaceful retreat.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Hi Jane, Loved getting a peek inside your lake home. I have always wanted a beach house just so I could decorate it. :) I do have a lake house but somehow that is different. We are having some contractor work done and Bobby G. decided now is a good time. I nearly had a fit because it will be done around Thanksgiving when we have company coming. Ugh...sheetrock work and insulation work...ugh! I dread it. ~ Lynn

Tootsie said...

girl...if I knew what I did that was right on that Jade...I would have done it years ago! I know mine is in a south facing window when it lives in the house. It seems to enjoy a fair bit of sunshine...a crowded pot...as it is still in a little three inch pot...and enough water to make it run through the drainage holes every 5-7 days. I also use the fertilizer on it once a week when it is summer here...
hope that helps!

Martha said...

Love everything you've done to your room. I did the same thing with a chair and our living room -- walls and chair same color . . . it disappeared -- was so happy when enough time had passed to recover!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Oh Jane, what a gorgeous and cozy retreat. I just know what you design will be gorgeous. I love your master bedroom. The music you chose for this post is dreamy, and I love that rocker...it says welcome all over it.
Karen

Kathryn @ Bonafide Southern said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog this morning. You have a very beautiful blog yourself. Your lake house is just stunning. I love the cool shades of blue you've used in the bedroom. Very calming and relaxing...perfect for a relaxing weekend and such.

Laura said...

Miss Jane- You are doing a great job. I love the colors in your master bedroom. It looks so relaxing.

Laura

Kathy said...

Hi Jane!!! Love your little lake home! You'll have fun with those three rooms for sure! I think I had that border in your blue room at one time or another...looks familiar! I've always wanted to have a lake home, xoxo~Kathy @ Sweet Up-North Mornings..

KarenB said...

Looks like there's a lot of potential in these rooms, Jane. I think you shouldn't stress over it because, absolutely, the lake house is for relaxing! You could actually leave the "guestroom" light blue and just accessorize with beachy finds. Maybe add some wicker, or pillows with starfish on them. I know my girlfriend found all her beach themed decor at Home Goods, maybe a different time of year, though. I should show you pictures.

Chari said...

Hi Jane...

Girl, I love, love, LOVE your lakehouse!!! Ohhh...and how much fun to decorate a home like this!!! I love what you're doing in your master bedroom...it really does have that serene coastal ambiance!!! Love that beautiful soft shade of blue and the creamy white...gorgeous! Your bedding is fabulous...I love it and I think it has a "beachy" feel to it...especially because of the colors! Love your furniture...and that sweet rocking chair! What a pretty pillow...love the embroidery! Ohhh...and I just have to say something about the beautiful vignette on your bed table...love it!!!

Hmmm...you talked about adding in accent color...I think green would be really pretty! I love blue and green together! Ohhh Girl, you're having too much fun! Hehe!

I just love all of the room you have in this pretty lake house! I think that painting the walls in your daughter's room a soft buttery yellow sounds yummy...would be so pretty with that blue and white! And...I love the string of starfish on the wall...cute idea!!!

Now...for the 3rd guest room...oh, I would have so much fun with that room! A while back I seen a red & white checked quilt from JC Penneys...I fell in love with it the moment I saw it! I planned an entire room around it...of course, I don't have an extra room to decorate! Hehe! I certainly could envision a seaside bedroom in red and blues...with that pretty red and white quilt! Sheeshh...I'm rambling and will stop...hehe! I sure wish you the best in all of your decorating endeavours...have lots of fun, my friend!!!

Warmest wishes,
Chari

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Hi Jane,
Just coming over to say hi and to see how your doing! Looking forward to Galena, are you having great weather too? It was almost 70 here today, again! I am lovin it! Poor Dan raked and raked and raked some more last week-end. We have a 2 acre yard and it was piled high in leaves. Take care, Hugs, Cindy

Lou Cinda said...

Jane, everything is looking so good! I LOVE the color or the room and the duvet looks great with it!

I do not envy you taking down wallpaper and border, as that is NOT a fun job at all!! Enlist many, many friends and use a bug sprayer filled with HOT water!

I used to do wallpaper for a living, back in the day.....

I have tagged you for the Kreative Blogger Award!!

Lou Cinda :)

Apron Thrift Girl said...

As frugal as I am, I've yet to shop at overstock.com and after seeing that chair I should. $2.99 is fabulous shipping. Your lakehouse is so beautiful.

Laura @ the shorehouse. said...

"....before it so rudely turned in to Macy's." HA!! SO true.

I love your bedroom...it totally looks like a comfy lakehouse room to me! And that swan pillow is so sweet...is it made from an old embroidered pillow cover? If so, what a great idea! (And if not, still a great idea if I say so myself, lol!).

Check out Benjamin Moore's Castleton Mist for one of the bedrooms...it's a greeny-yellow (yellowy-green?) that I love (and used) and I think it would look great at the lake! Especially with white furniture.

Laura
xoxox

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