My Favorite Room....21 Rosemary Lane

5.16.2014

OMGosh pinch me...am I really here at Kim's beautiful blog Savvy Southern Style? A huge hello from above the Mason-Dixon line to all of you Savvy readers. I am Barbara, the creative (and sometimes crazy) mind behind the blog 21 Rosemary LaneThis is where I share anything to do with home and living. I blog about everything from painted furniture projects and crafts, to favorite recipes, decorating, household tips, travel and well good ol' family fun. 

When Kim invited me a few weeks ago to share in her fabulous "My Favorite Room" series, you could have literally knocked me over with a hummingbird's feather!  I have been a huge fan of Kim's style and her blog for over three years now, and I am absolutely thrilled to be here today to share my favorite room, our newly redecorated 

MASTER BEDROOM

Our home is a mid-century expanded Cape Cod which has 3 bedrooms on the second floor and one rather large bedroom on the first. When our two children came home in 2005, (we adopted  Michael and Grace from the country Kazakhstan) Mr. Rosemary Lane and myself decided to move our bedroom upstairs so to be close to our little bambini. As it turned out I spent plenty of time decorating and redecorating their rooms but our bedroom was pretty much ignored, and as a result it kind of became the "catch-all" for the entire house. You know, someone would ask "Where should I put this?" and the answer would be inevitably be "Just toss it in our room".  Oh and did I mention how dreary it was...really really dreary and completely uninspired.  Finally, just after Christmas this past year I began to hunt down ideas for our master bedroom, so I did a lot of internet searching. The inspiration for our master makeover came from this photo of a garden themed bedroom I found on line which belongs to House Beautiful.


I fell in love with the color of the room, "New Leaf" by C2 Paints,  and was tickled about the fact that the furniture was a dark wood like my bedroom furnishings. The idea of pairing orange with this soft green would never had occurred to me, but once I saw the two colors together I was totally hooked.

So without further ado, here is our newly decorated master bedroom as inspired by 
House Beautiful.


Oh gosh, this room is my favorite for so many reasons, where do I begin? Well the first reason which pops to mind is that my 27 year old bedroom set looks and feels almost new to me. This is due to all of the beautiful color added to the room in the way of bedding and wall color.


In an effort to keep the budget low for this redo (and to keep the hubby happy) I recycled items I already had in my home to both furnish and to accessorize the room. For example the desk lamp was a Walmart purchase and originally was gold. It received a nice coat of white paint and a new shade. 


The desk itself was a yard sale find from a couple years ago. I paid $15 for the piece and all I really had to do was refinish the top. The desk doubles as a nightstand for Mr. Rosemary Lane!



Lucky for me I was able to find a few clearance items to embellish the room and infuse the "feel" of the House Beautiful room into this space. Remember the picture of the horse over the bed in the House Beautiful room?

Well I didn't have a picture but I did find this ceramic horse for only $10 over at Home Goods. Yes this did make me very  "Home Goods Happy"!


I am also extremely happy about my newly created mommy nook, a place where I can sit and relax with one of my many magazines!


I swiped the little green chair from another room and paired it with a roadside find table that was painted and distressed. At some point I'd like to recover the chair with a coordinating fabric, possibly in a striped or checked pattern. Or, if I can afford it, purchase fabric in the same pattern as my valances.


One element of the room which I absolutely LOVE in the new area carpet. This was my big splurge for the bedroom makeover. Now I ask you, how could anyone resist the idea of stepping out of bed each morning onto a white fluffy cloud?


I also wanted to make sure to include one or two rustic items in the room's decor. So in addition to my chippy table next to the chair, the second nightstand is comprised of a another roadside find table along with a vintage suitcase on top to provide both height and interest.

 The four botanical prints flanking the bed were purchased for my very first apartment. I found champagne color frames at Michael's craft store for just $10 each, so I grabbed all 4 and was able to re-frame my beloved old prints.


The night table was adorned with family photos.



To mimic the beautiful trellis seen through the doorway in the inspiration room, I decided to take on the task of stenciling the entire ceiling! It took awhile to do, I won't lie, but in the end I think it is the star of the room!


Well with all that being said, the absolute number one reason as to why this is my favorite room is because it is so cheery and happy, therefore it makes me feel cheery and happy. No matter how rainy, snowy and/or cloudy it is outside, this room always makes it feel like it is a gorgeous spring day!


Thank you so much Kim for the honor and pleasure of allowing me to be part of your wonderful blog series. Wishing all of you Savvy Southern Style readers a great week!


Thanks so much, Barbara for opening up your home and sharing that beautiful bedroom.

Okay, y'all you know you want to see more so hop on over to 21 Rosemary Lane and say hi to Barbara.

If you missed my post yesterday I am going to Luckett's for the first time on Saturday.
Hopefully I will run into a few other bloggers and maybe some readers. If you spot me be sure to say hi.

Y'all have a super weekend!

Miss any past favorite rooms. You will want to check them all out here.

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34 comments:

  1. Love your room...it's gorgeous and cozy. But where did you find your quilt and pillows? Love!

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    1. Hi Nanci,
      Thank you so much!!! I bought all the pillows and the quilt at my favorite store...Home Goods!

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  2. Your favorite room is just heavenly, no wonder you love it! It would make me happy to spend time in such a charming and lovely room! I love your end tables and your ceiling is awesome, I could go on and on, everything is just beautiful!

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  3. The colors are do uplifting!

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  4. This room is gorgeous! Congratulations.

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  5. Barbara's bedroom makeover is stunning and is filled with such happy colors!! She did such a great job in this room...her dining room makeover is a real stunner too! Great feature Kim!

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  6. What a beautiful master bedroom! Have fun at Lucketts!

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  7. Very pretty and inviting bedroom. Where did you get your quilt?

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  8. I love her style and this room in particular. The orange is perfect and one of my favorite colors. So pretty.

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  9. I fell in luv with your room when you unveiled it a bit ago. Today, I have fallen for it again Barbara . Such a beautiful room. I can see how it is your favourite .Thanks for sharing ladies.
    Happy Friday!
    Hugs, Gee

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  10. Wow! This room is so gorgeous! I tried so desperately to touch/feel that rug...lol. May I ask the source please? It appears so soft and lush. I love it all.

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    1. Hi Delia and thank you. The rug is from Home Goods...oh how I love that store!!

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  11. Very pretty indeed -- it looks like a perfect sanctuary.

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  12. The first time I saw Barbara's room I was in love with it! How gorgeous!!! I think it's even prettier than the inspiration room! I love love love the colors and the ceiling! WOW! What a winner!

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  13. Just lovely! The colors are so refreshing and I love how updated the furniture looks with its new palette. Beautiful, Barbara!!

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  14. I fell in love with Barbara's room when she first revealed it and still LOVE it. I am STILL looking for inspiration for our master, I need your help, Barbara!!! That ceiling is TDF!!!! Just gorgeous and I love the colors! Like she said, cheery and happy!!!!

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  15. Gorgeous room, Barbara! It feels so fresh and cozy. The colors are all so cheery; and it reflects your beautiful personality! You captured your inspiration room beautifully!

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  16. Your room does have a fresh springtime looks. I love the orange lamp shades and the fluffy white rug and the green walls and I could go on and on. It's great!

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  17. Beautiful room, and it does feel like the inspiration room!
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  18. Gorgeous home! New to me blog...can't wait to hop over and see more!

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  19. I love the look of the ceiling. Can you tell me the name of the stencil and where you got it. What paint colors did you use in it? Thanks

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    1. Thank you so much Joan. The stencil is by a company by the name of Stencil Ease and the pattern is called Leaf Scroll. I purchased the stencil at AC Moore for about $20. Here is the link to their website...http://www.stencilease.com/db/display.asp?input=2344.

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  20. Wow ! That really is a beautiful room - looks just like the inspiration room from House Beautiful ! Wonderful job - very, very pretty....

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  21. I, too, would love to know where you purchased your rug. The room is gorgeous and so welcoming and comfy, all at the same time! Beautiful job!

    Bobbie

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    1. Thank you Hue for your kind words. Easy answer...I purchased the rug at Home Goods!

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  22. Oh- I just adore Barbara and I followed along every step as she did that bedroom. It is FANTASTIC, isn't it? I love all her choices and I love her blog because it is always something different-from food to furniture to fun. Great feature, Kim! xo Diana

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  23. Hi Barbara,
    Wow your bedroom is gorgeous. I can see why it is your fave. Home Goods is my fave store and you have found some beautiful treasures from there for your pretty room.
    Kris

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  24. Love your bedroom and love the peach and green! The compliment each other so well!

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  25. You nailed it! An inspiration that came to life...great job!

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  26. What a beautiful room! It really is a soothing space!
    -Shelley

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  27. Barbara's room is so beautiful and she knocked it out of the park with the inspiration room from House Beautiful....I love the colors and the ceiling is just amazing...cannot imagine the work that went into that...Certainly a fabulous retreat!!!...

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  28. It would be my favorite too! love the freshness and comfy feel of it and that desk beside the bed is genius!

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