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Wow, I've never done this before ... It does feel a bit intimate to be sharing this! Enjoy, Lucy in Boston
I love this bedroom! so quaint...One question I have about the placement of the bed in front of the window, does it ever get too cold? I have a similar layout, but also have very old windows and wind coming through! I wondered if you have this problem too. It looks so nice to place it this way...Thanks for sharing.
Is that a jar full of christmas lights? I really like the effect - looks like trapped fireflies.
Bedroom Dweller replies:Hi, thanks for the good words! It's true, old windows are a nuisance when it's 11 degrees out and the wind is howling. We got the light-blocking custom-fit accordion shade for that reason: it blocks the draft reasonably well, and we add an extra blanket or pillows behind our heads if we want a little air during the other seasons so it's not a draft on our neck. It's not proper feng shui to have your bed that way, but it's so nice to pop up and take a look out the window.Yes, Christmas lights in a flask! An eggnog flask to be specific, with a little switch handily wired (if I do say so myself) into the cord so you don't have to unplug it at the outlet.A few more features that didn't make it into the copy of the post: The room is very small and it's a trapezoid, giving us a few "issues". We reckoned with the challenges head-on and it's become my very favorite bedroom ever! I used an early AT tip - had lots of built-in shelving installed when I moved in, then hung silk curtains on tension wires, floor to ceiling, instead of doors. West Elm had reasonable pricing for simple, fully-lined silk drops. More recently, when my sweetheart moved in, I had the headboard and two small shelves to the right built in (can you make out the obtuse angle those two walls form?) as there was no room for a nightstand on his side.
What's the name of the paint color?
I'm going to ask Law Grithm's question again, because I really want to know the color's name and brand, pretty please. It's gorgeous!
Oh sure ... as an avid reader of Mark's Color Therapy posts, I understand.It's Ben Moore 2164-60, Soft Satin. As is so often the case with these subtle colors, it's from a brown page in the Color Preview deck, but it reads pinky on the walls. The photo with the flamingo shows the color pretty acurately.I used a neighboring color, 2164-50, Saint Martin Sand, in a previous bedroom, and that was nice to live with as well.
I was so caught up admiring your room that I didn't notice your gorgeous view of the Hancock at first. That's the kind of touch that's just priceless. Jealous!
wish you'd included a close-up of the 'firefly' lighting effect--very attractive! are you a trained lighting designer? it would appear so...
Fabulous bedroom design - I love how the window is left uncluttered to capture that glorious view. The fairy lights are a really pretty touch and the leaf motif on the pillows ties in so well with trees outside. Lovely!
ooh ooh! lucy gazelle... love that wall color and the silk drape over the closet. and nice work on the shelves installed tot he right of the bed... looks like some tricky angles indeed. thanks for sharing the Benjamin Moore number. who makes the bedding? love the print on the pillows.
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