Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Shore Files: Blue in the Bedroom

Now that you heard all about the color selection, time to show you the after. We got up from our nap and got to putting the room back together.

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It feels like a totally different room. Like the dark and brooding cousin that shows up to thanksgiving dinner with a fashionable new haircut and black eyeliner after wearing floral dresses her whole life. That is what I was going for so I'm excited.

Naturally I have a little more to do in here. I'm loving the bed side of the room but the other side feels a bit flat. I know I need to add some pops of color and art to break up the wall. Any suggestions? (I tried flipping the whole layout of the room but I didn't like that at all.)

The comforter is new but I don't love it so that is going back. I'm looking all over for a wide diagonal stripe comforter but can't find one anywhere. I think something bold and graphic will work well in here.

It needs some window treatments to add to the draperies (if for nothing else but to keep the sun out of my eyes) And of course I want to add a bit of that tangerine orange here and there.

Hmm...what else? What do you think would be a good way to finish the room?

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59 comments:

  1. Megan@twodelighted8:08 AM

    Stunning!  She turned into a knockout.  :)

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  2. Love it!  I know they are kind of overdone but maybe a gallery wall of mirrors in different shapes on the wall?  I tried finding a wide striped comforter for my son's bedroom but could only find the Westl Elm duvet.  Although I might have seen a gray and white striped comforter at Target recently?  Maybe they have more colors online?  Just a thought.  Anyways, from someone who has a navy blue master bedroom, all I can say is, SCORE!

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  3. Sandy8:54 AM

    Daring .... like living on the edge! Love it.  If I may ask, where did you get the painting above the bed?  That is fantastic!

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  4. I love it too (its why I painted the room). It was painted by Kelly Duvall - I blogged all about it here: http://www.brooklynlimestone.com/2011/08/here-fishy-fishy.html

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  5. I feel like Ive seen a striped comforter at Target as well but can't seem to find anything now. So maybe I just missed it? A wall of mirrors would look pretty but Im not sure if Im a mirrored wall bedroom type of person :)

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  6. style me pretty9:41 AM

    one word: beautiful. 

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  7. I am loving the colors. But to add some more dimensions add some metal accents in gold, like mirrors or frames.

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  8. Looks good! Did you try putting the bed under the window, and then at the front end of the room, bringing back the white bureau (?) that was in the before picture, and putting the painting over it on one side and the desk/dressingtable on he other side. maybe an orange chair for the drssing table and orangey pillows on the bed. Or a throw with orange in it.

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  9. Love the navy!!! I don't know what colour you were thinking of, but I think West Elm has some wide striped duvet covers. I think some fabulous art on the desk wall would be fab :)

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  10. JamieAbe10:40 AM

    Here's a great set I found on ebay from Ralph Lauren. I'm not crazy about the skirt, but I love the way the rest looks, I Really like the water-colory feel on the pillows. 
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/NWT-RALPH-LAUREN-KING-INDIGO-NAVY-WHITE-7PC-DUVET-COMFORTER-COVER-SET-FREE-SHIP-/360425470627?pt=US_Duvet_Covers&hash=item53eb083aa3#ht_4337wt_1396

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  11. West Elm has some great striped duvets:
    http://www.westelm.com/products/stripe-duvet-cover-sham-b704/?pkey=cduvet-covers 

    http://www.westelm.com/products/gallery-stripe-duvet-shams-stone-white-midnight-b905/?pkey=cduvet-covers 

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  12. I love the West Elm ones but they only have duvet covers. They drive me crazy so I really need a comforter.

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  13. Thats a good idea but since the wall opposite to the window is all closet doors, it doesn't give me anywhere to put a tv. And as we all know, I watch a lot of trash tv so that is a must for me :) There was never a white bureau, just a big clunky tv stand that used to hold a big crt. I could remove the dresser entirely and mount the tv to the wall but then Ill have wired everywhere and that will drive me crazy. Plus I always feel like a floating tv can look odd without anything underneath it. Altho maybe there is away around it. Yes, Im totally with you on an orange chair. That would be a fun way to incorporate the color.

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  14. Jean @ Flower Hill11:09 AM

    Love the blue.  It changes the entire room.

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  15. Love the color.  It's so moody and intimate.  I like the idea of a graphic comfortor.  I think the wide striped one is the holy grail of comfortors though.  What about putting your own photos on the wall...maybe ones from the beach where your place is? 
    Also, wanted to know why you chose this color instead of some of the BM's that you had put swatches of up on the wall?
    And, would totally have voted for you (was your blog up on the list yesterday?) but I voted for someone else:(  Good luck though.  I'll be rooting for your blog.

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  16. Just realized you kind of answered my color question in yesterday's post.  Duh!

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  17. from_Bucyrus11:17 AM

    You called it the shore room. How about some small decorative french country  shelves with a collection of conch shells. Their pink interiors is a lovely soft color to counter the strong blue and the shells themselves would provide a sculptural aspect. There are also artists that create shell collages...you can try etsy. I think the color is spectacular. I did a similar theme but went with a light blue (SW Snowdrop) the pop of color I used was a bold abstract painting by Matthew Hilyard. Fun!

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  18. from_Bucyrus11:22 AM

    Oh just thought of something...you can also use coral. Very decorative, frilly and usually in white to create a great design against the blue.
    Look here:
    http://decoratortagsale.com/wp-content/uploads/coral-wall-sconces-224x300.jpg

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  19. I just painted one wall in our bedroom a color called "Hawthorne Grey" but it is actually a beautiful shade of  navy. I painted the wall our bed goes on as we have sloped ceilings and it just made it look better. The rest of the room I painted white which is totally new for me. West Elm has a great navy striped comforter, Target has one but I tried it, it looked kinda chincy. I ended up going with a light olive green modern quilt which looks great against the navy and then I accented with an orange pillow from Pier 1 and a navy chevon from etsy and then just had fun playing with the accessories. You will find the right combination, you always do:)

    LeAnn

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  20. Oop, I just saw your comment about the West Elm one and I concur, I despise duvet covers. I bought a white one for my new navy room and it drove me nuts so it went back. I am a quilt girl.

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  21. ramblingrenovators11:56 AM

    Ooh, so inky and moody. I love it! Instead of having the stripe on the comforter, how about having the stripe on the curtains? You could add a couple of nice thick bands of orange and layer the drapes over inexpensive matchstick blinds.

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  22. Angela12:04 PM

    Tangerine chevron on that dresser :)

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  23. Alandval201112:44 PM

    So lovely!

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  24. That color is awesome, but of course I love navy rooms.

    To help make it pop, maybe some graphic curtains instead of what you've got going now?  I also like the idea of a wall of mirrors like Ange said below - will help bounce light around the space, which is useful in a dark room.

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  25. Good idea but I still feel like I need something other than a solid color on the bed. Im concerned about adding pattern elsewhere and then getting stuck on the comforter option. Any suggestions?

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  26. Love that idea. I might have to paint that sucker.

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  27. Down with duvet covers! I don't understand how they are so popular - they are the most annoying things.

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  28. Have you seen one at Target? I believe Ive seen one there but can't find it again for the life of me. Not sure if I just made it up or not.

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  29. Pale pink is a pretty compliment to the navy but I don't think I want to introduce any more colors in here. I already have a few shades of blue, white, tangerine and beige. I feel like that is enough for me - i just want to work within that color scheme.

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  30. No problem. Im sooo glad I didn't have to prime but I'm still not sure if I would have liked BM Mysterious better. It was a lot less blue - more gray. But I do like this color so it all worked out for the best.

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  31. No pressure to vote for me but just so you know, you can vote for more than one.

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  32. Those are cool light fixtures. I don't think it would be too easy to attach real coral to the walls - its pretty heavy and sharp. But its a good idea just the same.

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  33. That paint color was a gutsy move...I love it. 
    Paint the lampshades tangerine?

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  34. LOVE this! How perfect for snuggling up and sleeping. I think some pops of orange in art, pillows, etc.. would be great. Good luck finding a comforter.

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  35. Jessica3:01 PM

    Wowzers!! That paint really changed it huh? I think I like blue now! {I've never really cared for it before..but this is stunning!!}

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  36. Get Samiya4:00 PM

    the color looks amazing. I love transforming a room with blue! I added drama to mine as well with the help of same hue.. take a look here http://deeppurpleandblue.blogspot.com/2011/09/room-project-revealed.html

    the photography is amazing as well... i would love to see some quirky accessories there if i were you..

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  37. I'm glad you're returning the comforter. It's cute, but I think you could do better.

    I LOVE the color, though. In one of my first apartments, I couldn't paint, so I bought this great fabric and ironed the heck out of it and used upholstery nails to put it up floor to ceiling. It looked amazing and was so great for hanging frames. If you did two strips on either side of the desk, it might look really nice. It could also help bring in the other colors you're wanting.

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  38. michelle8:16 PM

    Another piece of artwork that I want to steal from you!
    Maybe a shelf on the wall above the desk for some books and trinklets

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  39. I looove it! I kind of want to paint a room in our home a darker, bolder colour. Maybe it's time I seriously start considering it! :)

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  40. I love the navy walls.  I would love to see chunky orange lamps to bring out the orange in your painting above the bed.  Maybe go with a hotel style white comforter with a navy trim.  Nice Job!

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  41. Jessica @ Decor Adventures9:43 PM

    You are the first one I've seen paint navy walls but I think The Inspired Room is thinking of it too. I really love the look, great choice.

    I'm picturing some natural texture on the walls, maybe some baskets or something of the like?  Plus some gold colors are really looking good these days, maybe some metallic accents?

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  42. I don't know if this blue will go with your blue walls but here is a bold graphic comforter with some textured stitching in it:
    http://www.kohls.com/kohlsStore/bedroom/comforters1/bedding_sets/allbedsets/PRD~c24530/Lush+Decor+8pc+Fan+Comforter+Set.jsp

    Here's a super inexpensive idea:
    http://www.kmart.com/shc/s/p_10151_10104_048VA46112901P?prdNo=4&blockNo=4&blockType=G4

    One more and then I'll stop:)
    http://www.kinglinen.com/cf0505-navy-q.html

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  43. Wrenaria1:56 AM

    Urban Outfitters has some thick striped chevron duvets. http://urbout.co/yjV22U

    Not exactly a diagonal stripe, but definitely graphic.

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  44. Different shades of orange empty picture frames.

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  45. I am a first time visitor, via the Homies Award on AT :-). Beautiful room, I really love the blue walls. West Elm has a gorgeous white and yellow striped duvet. You could check that out, I think it wold look great in your room. You can try doing a huge statement mirror above the dresser? Nice blog!

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  46. Oh, it is just so yummy! Have you considered painting a solid comforter? If anyone can find a way, I bet you can. As an alternative, consider taking a plain comforter and stitching tangerine Xs on it - almost like tufting. It's be similar to this, but with a color pop: http://www.westelm.com/products/tuckstitch-quilt-shams-b559/?pkey=cquilts-blankets

    And speaking of color pops, what about a huge mirror or subdues artwork with a tangerine or aqua frame. It'd pull the color to the other side of the room with out overwhelming the "dark moodiness" of that amazing blue.

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  47. O wow .... I love it! Goes great with the Art piece you had done.

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  48. Brianna Deane12:13 AM

    Try this Chevron patterned duvet...might be just what you were looking for. Maybe try a cool, glass chandelier or you could try to make one with old blue bottles. Here's the duvet: http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/urban/catalog/productdetail.jsp?id=20658639&itemdescription=true&navAction=jump&color=001&selectedProductSize=false

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  49. What about a striped comforter or even terry cloth.  Beach towels framed.
    I could see something very Hermes looking to add that pop of color.
    A Sail cloth framed.  I do love the moodiness of that deep dark blue.
    hope you are well.
    pve

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  50. Patti9:17 AM

    This is beautiful, I love it! I don't have any suggestions for you that you probably haven't thought of already! I just wanted to ask you about the process ... do you go into the store knowing what you're looking for when you're putting together a room or do you put it together as you go? This is where I get into a lot of trouble when trying to pull it all together, but don't know how to plan.

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  51. I really love that fish art above your bed! It's fantastic!

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  52. ahh I love it!  I think that color is perfect for the beach- its so dark and moody yet fresh and cool at the same time- love love love this choice!

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  53. newlywoodwards2:32 PM

    I am loving this SO SO SO much. The color is pretty much fabulous. I think navy is a hard color to choose, but your choice is perfect.

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  54. You should sign up for veryjane.com It's kind of like living social, they feature one deal every day. Lately I've seen some awesome chevron strip pillows, draperies, etc featured. Good for those tangerine accents.

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  55. Ginger Salvatore9:31 PM

    I'm thinking something dramatic on or from the ceiling!

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  56. Frida4:04 PM

    The navy walls are absolutely pretty! Wouldn't necessarily introduce another bright colour though. Maybe soften up the very hard contrasts between the walls and the white furniture by adding furniture with a different grain colour (something reddish, e.g. cherry) and work with a few rounder shapes...right now there are only square ones.
    Cheers!

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  57. That paint color was a gutsy move...I love it. 
    Paint the lampshades tangerine?

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