Thursday, July 19, 2012

Favorite Room Feature: Matters of Style

TGIT up in here. Today we have a super duper long time favorite of mine, Sarah from Matters of Style. She will be sharing her all time favorite room, her master bedroom. I don't know if it is the lack of coffee or my desperate need for a weekend but I totally want to take a nap in here, now. It is so serene and so peaceful. In addition to Sarah's fabulous designs and style, she also has a shop on her site where she sells one of a kind pieces. Every time I log on to her site I am severely tempted by her treasures. Just call me a gypsy. Anyway! So excited to have one of my long time favorites share her space. Take it away Sarah!


Hi!! It’s Sarah from Matters of Style! Lindsay is one of my favorite bloggers- I first fell in love with Sadie + Stella when I read about Lindsay finding a fabulous coral spray paint color. To this day, I am constantly inspired by her creativity and love of color. I am delighted to be here on Sadie + Stella today, sharing my master bedroom with you. Like every room in my house, it is always a work in progress.
When I chose colors for our bedroom, I knew I wanted it to be serene and peaceful with a touch of glamour. I read somewhere that you sleep better in a clean bedroom with a soothing color palette, and I think it is true. I always love blues and greens, so the modern geometric fabric from Thibaut on my duvet cover sets the color palette for the bedroom.
On the curtains and the x-benches, I used a green bird and bamboo fabric. The x-benches are from Ballard Designs and are such a good value- $179 each, and you can send them your own material. As much as I would have loved vintage X benches, they couldn’t compete with this price. The benches make a great place to sit to put on my shoes (or a place to pile clothes, let’s be honest).
The white Dorothy Draper Espana chest is an eBay find. I actually drove to the other side of Asheville to pick it up, because I didn’t trust the shippers not to damage it. It is one of my all-time favorite pieces of furniture. I chose a dresser in a light color to balance out the darker-toned headboard. I also have a white faux bamboo dresser on the other side of the bed- its proportions compliment the Draper chest, so it makes the space feel unified and symmetrical even though the dressers aren’t a matching pair.
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I was debating whether or not to do an upholstered headboard when I stumbled upon this Chinese Chippendale style bed from Century. It is a unique statement piece, and it really anchors the room. It is mahogany and has fretwork detailing on the headboard and legs. I decided not to use a bedskirt with it, since the legs have such fabulous fretwork details.
The rug is light blue wool with ivory medallions from Safavieh. I generally go as large as possible with rugs, as larger rugs make a room feel spacious and cohesive.
It is so nice to have a seating area in a bedroom.  I used an antique Persian rug from my grandparents to create the feeling of a separate area in the room.  Since this photo was taken, I have added an upholstered armchair, so it's a nice place to sit with a book.
For lighting, I have a pair of coral vintage tole tulip lamps. A dear friend found them for me at Scott’s. They are so glamorous and feminine and perfect for a bedroom. If there is one room in the house that can be more feminine than the rest, it is the master bedroom.
On my nightstands you will find my everyday jewelry in a Florentine tray, pictures of my babies, Beckett and Sally, and some Herend pretties.
So now you have seen where I lay my head each night! Lindsay, thank you so much for having me! I am so honored to be able to share my home with your readers!

17 comments:

  1. This looks simply luxurious...thanks for sharing.
    Bec x

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  2. Love MOS! OK, let's just say it...we are all jealous of that bed. Great room.

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous!! You did such a fabulous job, love the bed, the bedding, the chests, the colors...well everything!

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  4. I love Sarah! So fun to see her room! I'm dying over the eBay chest score! And I might just have to copy and do those benches! Gorgeous bedroom!

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  5. Beautiful room. Love the statement bed!

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  6. completely agree! and that headboard is ah-maze!!!

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  7. Wow! This is one of my favorite bedrooms I have seen in a long time!

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  8. Sarah has such great taste- this bedroom is gorgeous! And I love your blog, too!

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  9. Love MOS and thank you for bringing her bedroom to us! I would love to crawl under that Thibaut duvet!! Scrumptious!

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  10. A beautiful space Sarah! I love your bedside dressers!

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  11. I love MoS, and her bedroom is fabulous!

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  12. Wow! I love it. Fabulous bedroom. - Brandy

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  13. That bed is AMAZING! Beyond gorgeous!

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  14. what a beautiful bedroom!! that headboard takes my breath away!

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  15. The color on the walls is exactly what I've been looking for for my own space -- what's the name and brand of paint? Thank you! you can email me at plucinak{at}gmail{dot}com

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