Monday, February 17, 2014

What is Inspiring Me—Master Bedroom Edition

Hello again!!  We just got a few more inches of snow…and here I thought we were beating old man winter at his game with this slightly warmer weather we’ve been having!  Today is supposed to be 39 degrees though, so a major improvement over our recent temps for sure.  It has me soooo ready for spring!

Since nothing is happening outside yet, I’m hatching up a plan for our master bedroom.  It involves navy blue, walnut wood, oatmeal/natural,  white, and gray…with maybe a pop of green?

flora hues

(via DesignSeeds)

I am thinking a different shade of green though, more like the one in this palette:

color shore

(via DesignSeeds)

I just want it to be a restful and soothing oasis.  : )  Those scenes look pretty peaceful, right??  : )

Onward…some photos that inspire me for this space, starting with an idea for that awkward little nook we have in there:

dresser view from door

(via Centsational Girl)

I am thinking that painting the back of that cubby navy with white shelves will create a very similar look to the one above.  Really pretty!

Many of my inspirational photos have a slight nautical twist to them, but I like that none of them are necessarily nautical themed.  I like the occasional octopus:

aha, an octopus print for the hubby!

(via Bright, Bold, and Beautiful)

or the understated whale:

wave headboard in oyster with navy trim

(via Oomph Online)

and even a nod to a porthole:

French Stripe Jersey-Knit Bedding - Garnet Hill I like the mix of wood tones+white+navy

(via Garnet Hill)

but I would never want a room that was completely nautical themed and had boat and sea everything. 

I really liked this collected-looking room, though without the additional furniture and grandiose headboard:

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(via Uncovet blog)

I thought this bedroom seemed very relaxing and not-too-feminine:

Seaside Style: A Beach Cottage Dream  I really like this bedroom. Lots of white, navy blue, and just a splash of natural wood tones. Very Classic-Nautical. Nice. Most people over do a Nautical themed room but this one is a nice design.

(from Pinterest—if you know where the original is from please let me know!)

I thought this treatment on the vaulted ceiling added so much character to the room:

Like the treatment on the vaulted ceiling

(via Pinterest, but again no idea where the original is from…please let me know if you do!)

Remember, I have a perhaps overly ambitious item on my room list, which is putting faux beams on the vaulted ceiling.  No idea if it will actually happen, but I think it would look really neat!

Just one more:

(via The Decorista)

Of course, the inspiration pictures are exactly that—inspiration!  No way our room is going to look quite like those, but it is certainly fun to look…and very helpful for me to get a general idea of what I am going for here. 

Hopefully I’ll be able to start working on some projects in there this week!

Linking up to Remodelaholic’s Anonymous Party, Home Coming’s The DIYers,


  1. I love your style ... that is going to be a gorgeous room. I love the idea of painting the back of the cubby thing a fun color. And I'm totally with you on the nautical thing. Nautical touches, but not 100% nautical (which has the uncanny ability to go cheesy much quicker than almost any other theme).

    1. YES!! I absolutely agree, nautical can go wrong SO fast. : ) I just keep thinking of beachy-themed bathrooms too--also very easy to cheese-ify!

  2. I just love the color palette in the second to last picture. It looks so relaxing with the mix of navy, white, gray, and pops of texture. Master bedrooms are always fun to put together. I can't wait to see how yours comes along.

    1. Yes, it is kind of fun to put this room together! Hopefully I will still feel that way by the end of it. : )


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