11 March 2013

Decorating Blue Bedrooms

We love our new paint color in our upstairs bedrooms.  We chose

blue. You can do so much with blue-it is such a forgiving

color-blends, melds and compliments so many other tones

prints, and vignettes.

Afternoon naps are best taken in this sun-kissed soft blue 

bedroom , with billowy cotton curtains and brown toile linen.

Brown and blue are such a soothing combination.

This little accent table was a dowdy brown at one time-from 

Bombay company.  Immediate update - a coat of blue paint.  

For a Spring update, I put away the toile and bring out the color.

I am changing my warm brown for winter to brighter with just a

hint of nautical.  Isn't this quilt incredible-almost a chevron print

hand-quilted from Mom.

Gallery wall with treasured hand embroidered linens from 

25 years ago. very well preserved from resting in a cedar chest.

Future post on this DIY project.

Blue walls, upholstery nail-head headboard and accent pillows-a 

Red Door exclusive.

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  1. Dear Jemma,
    your bedroom is very nice. I love the color blue. The spring bedding I really like. And the pictures are great. My daughter has just blue bedroom. My bedroom is cream.
    I wish you a nice day and a good new week. Your granddaughter is now 1 month old.
    best Regards... Dorothea

  2. I do love blue for the bedroom. Our bedroom is blue and I love the morning sunlight that comes in, especially in the summer.
    Your decorating skills are wonderful.
    Can't wait to hear more about the framed handwork!

  3. Lovely, Jemma. Blue is so restful. My bedroom is in blues and creams. I do switch out a mostly blue quilt for a sunny yellow and blue in spring and summer. I do need to repaint the walls, though. I'm hoping to get to those later this summer, after a bit of drywall work, and French doors to replace the aging slider to the deck. We'll see how far we get this summer.

  4. Love blue walls in bedrooms. Our master bedroom walls are blue, but a little too bright. I need to tone it down to a softer shade. I love your red chevron quilt that your mom made; so pretty and cheerful.

  5. Hi Jenna...I agree. Blue is such a soothing peaceful color to surround yourself with for a nice nap. I am a RED lover but our master bedroom is a soft baby blue. It's called Stratosphere...and is like the sky. We even had the ceiling painted that color.
    Your blog is a pleasure to visit. Thanks so much for popping in and for your kind comment.

  6. I am in love with blue too and have plans to repaint my own bedroom this Spring. How soothing the color is for an afternoon nap! Thanks for sharing & blessings to you, Patti

  7. I love that room! My favorite parts are the quilt and those framed hankies. Such a serene space.

  8. Hi Jemma, love the blue and the quilt is amaing. But the embroidered framed linens stole my heart. They are so precious! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. I totally love the hand-quilted chevron print bedding. Your mom is a pretty good quilter. This chevron print is quilted pretty nicely. It must have taken her some time to finish this work. It’s absolutely perfect to brighten up winter days. ->Yon Vann

  10. Jemma, I so could nap in these rooms! Love the toile!! Thank you for sharing this at the first Anything Blue Friday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your bluey self again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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