I think the overall feel I want to aim for is a mix between cottage and country. The second floor of our house is significantly less formal than the living room; the trim is painted, the doors are made of beadboard planks and have cast iron Suffolk latches instead of doorknobs. I love these original details, and I think cottage/country describes them perfectly.
Now for a little trip down inspiration lane.
Paula Deen Down Home from Sears.
This bed would be perfect. I'm on the lookout for something similar that doesn't carry such a hefty price tag.
And can you picture it with pillow cases like these?
Sunbird Sheets via Anthropologie.
Something that I'm not afraid to splurge on is a Hudson's Bay wool point strip blanket. I will have one one day! It's very classically Canadian.
Hudson's Bay Company Multi Stripe Blanket via The Bay.
With crazy pillow cases and the in-your-face stripes of the blanket, I'd keep the rest of the bedding pretty neutral. Not white - the dog is a filthy beast.
Springmaid Decca Coverlet in Chino/White via Springmaid.
Instead of lamps on night stands, I like the idea of lamps on the wall over the headboard.
Swing Arm Wall Sconce via Lighting Universe.
We're toying with the idea of a bead board ceiling. The plaster on the ceiling is not in good shape, but we're not interested in tearing it down and having the insulation from the attic create a giant mess.
As for paint, well, I'm a huge fan of Sarah Richardson's designer colour palette (we used "Vintage" in the bathroom). Here's what I'm thinking for the master bedroom...
Ceiling, walls, trim. I love the idea of a blue bead board ceiling - although more typical of a porch ceiling, I think it'd do just as well as a bedroom ceiling. And if we hate it? Well, it's just paint - it can be covered up!
That's about as far as I've gotten in my little scheme. Well, except in my dreams we'd replace the window with a door and build a little balcony, just big enough to fit two chairs. But that's kind of embarrassing to admit because it's not really possible.
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