Tag: bedroom redesign

Five Inspiring Ideas for that Wall Over Your Bed

October 17, 2016

Wondering what to hang over your bed?  For many, it is an awkward space, narrow and wide. It’s hard trying to find something special that you want to make a big impact. Below I have gathered a few inspiring suggestions and photos to help give you some ideas.

One.  Large Artwork:

One single stunning, oversized piece of art is a beautiful statement piece for over the bed:Read More

Finding The Right Accessory At Home

May 22, 2016

This past week I was in the mood for a little decorating project! I decided to change up a guest room:


I know it is fine as it is, but I like moving stuff around and changing things up, don’t you? (I can see a few of you shaking your head yes!)Read More

Bedroom Arrangement Basics

February 13, 2016

A few readers asked if I could do a post on bedroom furniture arrangements after reading my Living Room Furniture Arrangement 101 with all the tips and basics. I believe your bedroom is your space and I like to keep it serene and quiet. Not like the rest of the crazy house! It is the last room you see when you fall asleep and the first in the morning. You deserve a nice room after all you do for everyone else all day!:

bedroom blue


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Blue & Beige Bedroom Consultation

January 28, 2016

I have been working online with a woman from Chicago on her bedroom redesign. She found me on Pinterest on my design boards here.  Her design plan is coming out so nice I just wanted to share. Her bedroom was already painted in Revere Pewter and she just needed a little help finding bedding, window treatments and a few accessories that would work well together with the Revere.

paul bedding

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The Inspired Room Book Tour

November 6, 2015

The Inspired Room2

Melissa Michael’s new book The Inspired Room was released this week, (isn’t the cover beautiful?) and to celebrate, she’s inviting her blogger friends to share posts about how we were inspired to decorate a room in our home.

The room that popped immediately in my head was my guest room redesign. I recently finished decorating a bedroom in our NH home that I would finally be pleased to have guests stay over.

This was the guest room when we first moved in:

old guest room

Pretty sad guest room. Then by chance, I found this great headboard screen at Pier1 and the room took off from there. It was my inspiration piece for the room! So much better looking after don’t you agree?:


guest room

I found a great turquoise color I loved using the BM Color Capture App here. It is an easy tool to use to help you find the perfect paint color. I used many items that were already in the room and ‘borrowed’ the turquoise chair from another room. Love that free shopping!

guest room chair

corner view


I think the room came out nice and comfy and is ready for guests. Plus our view out the window is a bonus!:


You will love Melissa’s new book! It is filled with beautiful photos just like her first book, Love The Home You Have . I bought my copy this week and am enjoying each page. I love her laid back style of writing and decorating. And the photography is gorgeous!

The Inspired Room Tour - Celebrating the Launch of the New Coffee Table Book - The Inspired Room - by New York Times Best Selling Author of Love the Home You Have - Melissa Michaels
And you can also be part of this Inspired Room Tour by sharing your own inspired room. Go HERE for all of the details.

Order your copy of The Inspired Room HERE! Thanks for stopping by!

BM Color Capture App

June 22, 2015

Have you tried the Benjamin Moore color app that helps you select paint colors?:

bm color app


I wrote about this app here when it first came out in 2011. I actually forgot all about until recently when trying to figure out the best shade of blue to work with this comforter:


I used my phone to download and it is a super easy app to use. There are clear instructions on how to take a photo and then how to use the picture to find the colors of your object:


I always like to try a few times to see if I get different colors. I knew Stunning 826 would be a good match as well as Old Navy 2063-10:

old navy

I was pleasantly surprised at one color name I would not have thought of:

gentleman's gray

Ben Moore Gentleman’s Gray 2062-20. A beautiful turquoise blue.

Another option I like is Twilight:


What I also like about this app, is you can tap anywhere on your photo, and the color palette will adjust:

fire and ice

baltic sea

Pretty amazing. I think it is a good tool (plus it’s free!) An excellent place to start looking if you have no idea where to begin.

My adventures this past weekend in NH:

We saw a Mother bear and FIVE babies in my front yard!! So cool. This was the best picture I got:


Happened so fast. I sat on the deck most of the next day with my camera and of course they never came by again. Then I see this:



Baby squirrels!

We had a lot of clouds this weekend:

clouds rolling in

Clouds moving in!


Nature is so beautiful. Hope you enjoyed!