I've always loved a romantic and light bedroom. Even when I was a little girl. Back then I had all white wicker furniture. I remember Laura Ashley bedding and posters of ballerinas. I now realize that I always gravitated to the shabby look...even before it had a name.
Over the past few years I've transitioned all of the sheets in the house to white as well as all of the towels. I like that it always looks fresh, it matches everything and it can be bleached. It's just so crisp!
I've never done a master bedroom overhaul. This is pretty much what it has looked like for 15 years. Uh-oh. Is my bedroom turning into one of those hairstyles that women keep decades after the fad has passed? Haha!
When the first Rachel Ashwell book came out in the mid 90's it was like being struck by lightning...my style had a name! Around the same time I inherited my mothers old bedroom furniture. Dark brown and straight out of the 70's, but good quality. She helped me apply layers of buttery yellow and white paints, wax and romantic vintage glass hardware. Oh... and lots of sanding to make it chippy.
A chandelier would be the bomb in here. But in Texas...in the hottest sun-facing room of the house, the ceiling fan must stay. : (
My Shabby Chest of drawers..."shabbied" in 1995. I still love it!
Miss Shadow, our first daughter...
Random discount bedding, collected here and there, can marry together seamlessly when white is the theme. This works out well if you can't afford to buy the entire Ralph Lauren Couture Yellow and Green 50 piece bedding set!
I must admit, I've been drooling over the ruffled linen coverlets and shams so popular lately. If the sky was the limit I'd have the crinkliest, ruffliest most romantic bed money could buy. But I'm fine with this. The dog and kids can rough house on it. If something spills on it I can throw it all in the wash without special care. It feels like home and at the end of the day it is my favorite place to be...
...wrinkles, dog hair, sippy cups and all!
I changed a few things up, like this mirror above the bed...
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