My Favorite Room....At The Picket Fence with Vanessa

2.21.2014

 Hi there Savvy Southern Style friends! I'm Vanessa from the blog At the Picket Fence and I am so beyond thrilled to be visiting with you here today! When Miss Kim asked me to share my favorite room I knew immediately which one I would choose but then I hesitated. Because, there's something so deeply personal about sharing a master bedroom, you know? In fact, I can guarantee you that if I told my husband that I was asked to share my favorite room and I decided to share our bedroom that he would say, "you better believe it's the favorite room in the house!" ;-)
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atthepicketfence.comBut, the thing is, the fact that it IS so deeply personal is exactly why this is my favorite room. This space captures my style like no other room in my home. It's a mix of traditional and french country with a touch of bargain basement. And it holds some of my most cherished possessions. Like the armoire we purchased for our first home 15 years ago. When we moved to this house 5 years ago it found the perfect new spot here. And I had to promise that I would never make my husband (and our friends!) haul it up a winding flight of stairs again! french country
armoire atthepicketfence.com On my side of the room, an over-sized round table with a fringed no-sew drop cloth skirt makes the perfect nightstand. skirted round table
nightstand atthepicketfence.com hydrangeas in cream
pitcher Our bed was hand-carved for us by my amazingly talented father-in-law as a wedding gift. Aren't those details incredible? scroll work on sleigh
bed atthepicketfence.com It even has our monogram in the foot board. And yes, we do sleep on the same side as our initials! monogram in
footboard I firmly believe that a master bedroom should provide you a place to retreat from the world. It should be the place you feel the most relaxed, the most safe. Oh sure, there are days when the bed is piled high with laundry waiting to be folded. master bedroom
pillows And the settee (which I found on Craigslist!) at the foot of the bed is often covered with drawings that a certain little miss likes to leave for us as 'surprises'. striped settee at
foot of bed And the chair in the corner has seen it's fair share of dirty socks. sunburst mirror in
master bedroom atthepicketfence.com But, my version of a retreat allows room for piles of laundry and little drawings from my favorite girl and dirty socks...as long as they find their way into the hamper at some point! star burst mirror
atthepicketfence.com My version of a retreat has a hand-me-down desk covered in favorite photos and a framed poem written by my grandmother to two little girls who had moved all the way across the country leaving behind lonely swings in her backyard. photos on desk
atthepicketfence.com It has a big basket filled with blankets ready and waiting for a Sunday afternoon nap. large round basket in
bedroom My retreat has details that I see every single day of my life and have become like old friends. Comfortable. Comforting. armoire doors close
up   It might not be for everyone. It might not be your taste or your color palette or your style. But, that's ok.

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It doesn't have to be. Because this is MY retreat. And it's definitely my favorite room!

Thank you again for allowing me to share my heart and my home with you today. I had the privilege of meeting Kim in person last summer and she is every bit the beautiful, warm, welcoming and talented woman you get a glimpse of each day here. It's an honor and blessing to call her my friend!

Thank you, Vanessa, for sharing your beautiful favorite room with us. You and I actually met two summers ago and then again last summer at the Haven conference. I am so glad we have been able to meet in person. I love meeting bloggers face to face. Vanessa and Heather are two of the sweetest bloggers out there. I hope y'all will take the time to visit At The Picket Fence as most of you probably already have, but maybe there are some new ones who haven't yet.

Miss any past favorite rooms? You can catch up here.

Have a super weekend!

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33 comments:

  1. Hi Vanessa, I can see why you love it so much. Thank you Kim.

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  2. Gorgeous. That's the best thing about these posts… I've said the same thing in one of my posts. My house isn't perfect for everyone, but it is PERFECT for me. Thanks for sharing!!!

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    1. That's exactly right! We're the only ones who have to love our homes. :-) Thanks so much!
      Vanessa

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  3. Lovely! Such a wonderful colours and cosy rooms. These phosos are my new inspiration to my brand-new flat :) Thanks

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  4. Great post from Vanessa! I love how her personality comes through in every detail of her lovely, comfy bedroom!
    Mary Alice

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    1. Thanks for the sweet words Mary Alice!

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  5. What a lovely room and so well appointed, love the attention to detail, simply gorgeous! Thanks for sharing! :)

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  6. Oh I was thrilled to se Vanessa's favorite room here today....Her retreat just sceams "her" beautiful, inspirational, and true to herself in the style. I must say I love, love the sentiment of her bed. Her father in law is obviously extremely talented. How wonderful to have such a fabulous piece that you can cherish and pass down through the generations..and her armoire is beautiful. Love every detail in the room !...Great, great feature today Kim...Love that Vanessa! Have a great weekend Kim and Vanessa!

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  7. Very nice I do like the armoire good post. yvonne

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  8. Great choice Kim. Vanessa's room is gorgeous. Love all the beautiful touches in this room. That bed is a beautiful gift.

    Kris

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  9. What a warm and elegant retreat. I love the fringed cloth on the table for a nightstand and the love seat instead of a bench. Lovely!

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  10. Love the room and that bed is gorgeous! What an incredibly thoughtful gift - it's a piece you'll never ever be able to part with :o))

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  11. Great feature Kim...Vanessa is a sweetheart! Love her room and LOVE LOVE that beautiful armoire!

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  12. Vanessa's bedroom is just beautiful. I love her armoire. What a cherished gift to have from her father in law. I'm sure it will be passed down for many years to come. Thank you for sharing it with us.

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  13. I can see why this is a favorite room. Meaningful, beautiful, and peaceful....

    ~Cheryl
    http://snaps-of-ginger.blogspot.com/

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  14. Oh... I can truly see why ibis your favourite Vanessa. So beautiful... so peaceful. Thanks for sharing ladies.
    Happy Friday.

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  15. Love this room Vanessa, that armoire is just gorgeous. I love all the detail. I love that your little miss leaves you surprise drawings, ho cute is that??? Beautiful and a calming retreat!!!

    Cynthia

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  16. I love Vanessa's room. It looks so welcoming and comfortable!

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  17. Vanessa, what a beautiful retreat! I love that you called it a mix of traditional and french and bargain basement. What a fabulously warm description! That bed is my very favorite... it was certainly made with lots and lots of love! What a treasure. Thanks so much for showing us such a personal space... a beautiful personal space!

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  18. The color pallet is timeless and sophisticated. Beautiful room!

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  19. I love the soft colors and rich details. My favorite part, however, is how personal this space feels. It looks like a room with a story.

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  20. Vanessa's bedroom is really beautiful. I loved learning that the bed was handmade and includes their initials! Very impressive. I bet that bed will always stay in the family. Thanks for sharing her room. Loved the peek of the bathroom as well. I think I could be very happy there too.

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  21. classic, comfortable, elegant, love that wonderful settee at the foot of the bed!

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  22. Love that bedroom and the monogrammed bed is beautiful!
    -Shelley

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  23. That handmade bed with the initials is just the very best! Somehow I had missed ever seeing it so I'm glad Vanessa shared it today!

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  24. Beautiful bedroom. Very warm and welcoming!

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  25. Vanessa's bedroom is just beautiful. I love that bed and the armoire. The whole room is just gorgeous. What a wonderful retreat at the end of a busy day- xo Diana

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  26. Lovely bedroom. The sense of "calm" really comes through the photos. It's so special with all of the meaningful personal pieces.

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  27. A beautiful room,, indeed! Very calming and peaceful I think. LOVE the bed ~ what a talent this man has and such a treasure. The armoire is beautiful too! The only people that matter as far as the decor is Vanessa and her hubby. :)

    Thanks to both of you for sharing!
    xo
    Pat

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  28. Vanessa is so cool! I just love that personalized, heirloom bed... I'm more relaxed just reading this post.

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  29. What a beautiful bedroom! More like a master suite,Vanessa has amazing style! I am in love with her armoire!
    xx
    Anne

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