I've always had a thing for blue bedrooms. Blue is such a serene and calming color, and a bedroom decorated in various shades of blue is the perfect place to wind down after a busy day. You'll find just about every shade of blue in our bedroom -- pale powder blue, Wedgwood blue, Tiffany blue, Aubusson blue, Williamsburg blue, Duck Egg blue, Louis blue and so many more.
The bedroom also includes so many things that I love, like handpainted and lovingly distressed furniture and mirrors and vintage glassware and pottery. (I didn't paint this antique duck egg blue and cream secretary. I bought it from my friend, Kaaren at Lucketts Market. But I have painted plenty of other pieces of furniture in our house.)
Before we'd even settled in the house, I purchased this Harbor House Pyrenees comforter and shams because I fell in love with the birds. I knew I wanted some French-style chairs for our bedroom sitting room. Initially, I had my heart set on some bergere chairs upholstered in a natural linen.
Then I saw this pair of blue-and-white striped chintz French chairs at a local furniture consignment store. (They were samples from the High Point Furniture Market.) And I knew they would be perfect for our bedroom. Certainly not what I had imagined for the room, but so perfect for it.
Admittedly, they are very girly, but they are also comfortable. My husband spends a lot of time in them watching sports on TV and reading. It's nice to be married to a man who isn't intimidated by a girly French chair!
Those chairs are a perfect spot to read and have a spot of tea while sitting in front of the fire.
The curtains were another accidental find that inched our master bedroom closer to completion. As soon as I saw these Farrah Fretwork curtains at Target, I knew I had to have them for my home. I initially bought two panels, just to try them out. I didn't really know where I would use them -- maybe in our living room. They were too short for the tall windows in there, but as luck would have it, perfect for the bedroom. Then commenced a search of eight Target stores, all over North Carolina, to find enough panels for all the windows in our bedroom and sitting room. Boy, is that a story -- my curtain odyssey.
I like to keep my favorite jewelry under glass on my nightstand. Look, even my earrings are blue! As we've toured the bedroom, you may have noticed I have a bit of a bird obsession.
They've come to roost everywhere in the bedroom.
This brushed nickel table lamp has the most enchanting glass shade decorated with birds. I bought it at The Red Collection, one of my favorite local consignment stores, which is reportedly the largest consignment store in the southeast.
my favorite place in the world to find antiques and vintage home decor items. And, of course, there's our bedding.
Birds, birds everywhere. Enough to make a Hitchcock movie!
Thanks for coming along on my tour of my favorite room, our master bedroom and sitting room. And thank you for Kim for allowing me to share here on your blog. I hope you'll all come over to visit me at Atta Girl Says, where I share ideas to make your home brighter and your heart lighter.
Thanks, Amy for sharing your beautiful master with us. I would love a fireplace to snuggle up by.
Okay y'all, I hope you will pop on over to Amy's and look around and say hi.
After you get though looking around at Amy's then you can pop over to Cedar Hill Ranch
where I am being interviewed by Anita on her back porch. See you there.
Have the best Easter weekend ever!
If you missed the past favorite rooms you can catch up here.