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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

There's something so calming about cream ~


Don't you think?? Creams, whites and beiges ~
they all have such a calmness about them.

After deciding to put the treadmill in our bedroom,
our giant bookcase that was in there
had to be moved out and into
our guest room.

Well, after getting all the books
placed back in the shelf (can you tell I love them?!),
I decided I wanted to finally start adding some treasures to the room!
I hung these beautiful old prints over the bed
(which are still not quite even)...
Remember the mirror I added the toile wallpaper to the back?
I rested it on top of the book shelf....then....
I began digging around for a few beautiful things
to bring into this calming guest room.


I need more fluffy pillows on the bed....


I've still not decided what to place inside
of the white band that goes around the room.
It used to be a border that we painted over....Maybe old photos?




















I love this artwork of Ann's....it seemed perfect for this space ~





A beautiful gift arrived today from Vicki of 2 Bags Full....
this wonderful handmade nest!!!!! Can you believe how gorgeous it is????
Thank you so much precious Vicki, the nest is
so very beautiful and I will treasure it always!!!!













Have a wonderful Tuesday precious friends!!!
hugs and love,
Dawn


43 comments:

Blondie's Journal said...

Your bedroom is so sweet. It is very much a reflection of you and that is how rooms should be. I love all of your vintage items and treasures set up in little vignettes...so pretty.

I love creams too. I have a bit of color phobia but I think pastels are every bit a color as the brighter ones. Love that bookshelf. That adds some nice pops of color and makes your room your very own to spend time in.

Very nice!

xoxo
Janie

Dorthe said...

Hi dearest,
Oh could I ever be guest here, I would not sleep all night, but just lay still, soaking in the athmosphere of calm, and cosyness.This is the most beautifull guestroom, I have ever senn, dear Dawn.
I love all your treasures you have put in here, it is a room of ones own,to happily live in.
Love and hugs,Dorthe

Lori said...

i absolutely agree with you Dawn!!! i do love creams and whites...i just don't use them enough...your vignettes are absolutely stunning...i love the way you put things together...gorgeous post!!!

Jennifer Pearson Vanier said...

Beautiful! It would be a pleasure to be a guest in such a peaceful room. I love your little vignettes.

Diane said...

Oh, Dawn, anyone would love to be a guest in that room. Soothing and calm!
Warm hugs,
Diane

Miss Sandy said...

Dawn,

The guest room looks so dreamy! I love the tiny shoes under glass. I hope your Tuesday is a sweet one too!

Anji Johnston said...

This guest room is like a work of art Dawn. You have made this into a haven of happiness! Any time the room is free I would love to stop by and stay a while!!!
XxX Anji

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I love creams too and notice that I am creating alot more in creams and starting to decorate more in creams ~
Your room is beautiful Dawn ~
xoxo
Lori

Pattyjo said...

You are such an awesome decorator! I have never seen such a beautiful guest room, except in a magazine!
Pattyjo

madrekarin said...

Your guest room looks beautiful! And itsn't that the law of nature- when you move one thing, you must move a million things. It never fails. Good thing it's so much fun!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Dawn, your guest room is just divine. I love how it looks with all of your treasures displayed so nicely. I particularly adore that fabulous cloche with the photo and baby shoes!

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

Oh Dawn your room is gorgeous!!! Putting vintage photos is such a great idea on the white band around the room. That would look awesome!
~Debra
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Marlene said...
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Marlene said...

How gorgeous! I certainly wouldn't want to leave if I were your guest. Thank you for sharing the lovely photos with us.

Have a wonderful day! :)

Vee said...

Your bedroom is very calming...just lovely. How does one decorate a treadmill? ;>

That nest is amazing! Vicki is some kind of wonderful bird for certain!

Diva Kreszl said...

in the past I have always been drawn to deeper, richer colors but of late have come to really like the creams and tans, they are indeed quite comforting. I am so glad to know I am not the only book hoarder here in blogland, I just love my books :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Love the soft look in your guest room, Dawn! I also love how the darker pieces, like the headboard, pop off that wall color. You could do a vinyl saying/quote/phrase in a romantic, soft-looking font that applies to guests on that white striped area.

marie said...

Being a guest in you guest room would be a wonderful thing ~ it's such a lovely room! I love the little cloche displays. Too sweet!!

You've been in my prayers this week Dawn....

Leanne said...

Maybe you could offer a sepia ink pen to your guests and some old ledger paper or stationary with small stamped images on them and invite them to write a word or two about what it means to stay there ...

And you could get them started with a couple of samples....

Mary Green said...

Your guest room makes me want to drive down right now! I say leave the border plain...or maybe just some embossed paper in the same color...heck, why are you asking ME?

Jann said...

Your guest room is beautiful, Dawn! What a serene, cozy, warm place! And the nest is gorgeous--doesn't Vicki knit the most fantastic things? I love looking at her blog! Have a great day!

KarenB said...

Your guest room is looking dreamy, Dawn! But what a challenge to have a treadmill in your bedroom. Wherever you will use it, right? Thanks for the nod to my giveaway. I really appreciate it. Have a lovely, creative day!

Claudia said...

Your guest bedroom is lovely - so tranquil and serene. Anyone would be thrilled to stay there.

xo
Claudia

kathy said...

Oh so lovely __ I want to make a reservation lol -- Beautiful --
KAthy - ga ♥

weazy1 said...

Oh this room is beautiful! I've been thinking about buying a white comforter for our bed, this just makes my mind up for me! I just love your blog and your artwork. It's always the first one I read in the morning!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi, dear Dawn, Your guestroom looks awesome with all your beautiful decoration! It's romantic, cozy and just perfect!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs,
Julia

Debbie @ ribbonwoodcottage.blogspot.com said...

Wow I love this. And the cream is lovely and so wonderful...I would love to actually walk into this room and then be able to take a nap! How sweet and calming...YOu've done such a great job of decorating!
Blessings,
Debbie

Barbara Jean said...

Dawn,
Quick hop around to my fave places as i am still not good for long times at comp.

love your whole room, inspirational!!

Blessings

barbara jean

Myrna said...

Well, what can I add to everyone's comments but ditto? :-) Dreamy, soothing,serene, lovely. Just gorgeous.
Another suggestion for the border..images of vintage birds and nests..just a thought. I have no idea how I would've thought of that while visiting your blog!! ;-)
Hugs,
Myrn

The Tin Rabbit said...

Dawn..Your guest room is simply beautiful...I love the creams...you've made it look so warm and welcoming~I know your guest will love it! Thank you for including my little art piece! Happy Tuesday~xo

Jamie said...

Wow - I'll book a flight for this weekend! I'm so there - (tee hee)! This is such a wonderful space you have created! It's so nice to be able to incorporate so many of the things you love. I'm sure your guests will appreciate it! Jamie V in MT
http://rem-nants.blogspot.com
amzanioli@yahoo.com

stefanie said...

gorgeous and soothing...I think, because you are so talented, in that white space do that cursive writing you see everwhere.

Abbie said...

Antique Sheet music!!! :) Love songs.. ;)
xoxo~
Abbie

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, my room is just gorgeous :) I can't wait to come stay in it and enjoy the beauty of it, if not because of all the other beautiful rooms that await me throughout the rest of your home, I would probably want to stay in this beautiful room foreva :) Ohhh and I will make sure that Lisa knows that I have first dibs on vaction time there! So in my humble opinion...the room is gorgeous, just gorgeous! :) Have a beautiful day & week amor! Besos, Rose

BellaRosa said...

Dawn amor, I was so enthralled by my gorgeous guestroom :) That I forgot to tell you, I think that nest you received from Vicki is stunning :) Besos, Rose

purplepaint said...

Dawn, you do such an awesome job of decorating!!! Love all the treasures you display! Marva

Peridots Garden Blog said...

Dearest Dawn,

How absolutely lovely! It's like stepping onto a cloud in Heaven! Peaceful, serene and yet homey...love everything...I have a thing for shoes and lamps...so those did not miss my gaze!

Thank you dear Dawn for visiting and your kind comments...ox

Sandy

Bonnie said...

Hi Dear Dawn,
I ordered a hand knitted bird's nest from Vicki as well, and received it last week. I'm still so very excited about it. Aren't they amazing and beautiful?!
Bonnie

Mitzi Curi said...

What a beautifully decorated room, Dawn! I love the calming color palette. Also, the next that you received in very lovely.

Marcia Antle said...

Oh Dawn, I want that bedroom and EVERYTHING that is in it!!!??? If you have guests stay there, they may never leave??? Gorgeous.
Loves, QueenMarcy

Sue said...

Absolutely beautiful room - let me know if you need someone to try it out!!! I love the photo in the cloche with the baby shoes.

Sue

vicki said...

Hi Dawn - I am sorry for being late to this party - kinda busy around here lately! This bedroom is out of this world! I don't think I have ever seen anything so beautiful! Every last detail is so "to die for"! You need to be doing interior design my dear! Your guests will not want to leave!

I am soooo thrilled that you love your little nest. All I can say is that it comes to you with much love and appreciation. I hope it brings you much pleasure~~~

Vicki

The Rustic Victorian said...

Awesome room! The border would look great with old photos,,I probably would head for the copy machine and make my own border...I havent seen that done...and you would have an original one of a kind border. Too fun! I will be starting on the spare room soon and you are so inspirational.

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