Thursday, April 10, 2014

Bedroom Love

Master Bedroom
via Atlanta Homes & Gardens

Luxury Lifestyle

via weheartit

Pretty but needs some color somewhere. Something vibrant like a plant at least
via pinterest
the pinner thought it needed color,
I don't.  I love the serenity, the ease on the eyes with these soft colors, and
all monochromatic.

Mediterranean style Olive Mill Residence in California
to see this beautiful home in it's entirety please go HERE
it's in Montecito, California
& it is dreamy X10!

I was visiting one of my girlfriends at her home the other day and she took me back
to her bedroom to show me something.
I noticed she was opening her mail in her cozy chair, located next to a skirted
round table, her exercise bike was by the TV in the corner, and she had
piles of books on her bedside table.
I suddenly realized she "lived" in her bedroom, which is completely off-limits
to most visitors.
her home is a show place, always perfectly attended and ready for company.

for me, this wouldn't work.
I use my entire home, but when I finish something messy I put it up or out-of-sight,
fluff up the pillows, and the room is ready to use again.

I also realized that for me my bedroom needs to be serene,
uncluttered, a private refuge from all the world's commotion.
my closet is entirely separate from my bedroom and I make certain
all my clothes go in there even when I don't hang them up ( !! ).

so when I turn the bed back and settle down with whatever book or magazine
I'm reading, it's a completely relaxing time, the time before I finally fall asleep...
with Bono & FiFi both on the bed with me.  
& no TV is in the room.  I've just never been a fan of bedroom TV viewing.
it's OK to  have one in the bathroom or dressing area so one can keep up with the news,
but not in the bedroom.

does any of this make sense?

going to dinner tonight with one of my recently divorced girlfriends.
she & her husband of 17 years were the perfect perfect couple...
except, it seems, they weren't.
and, total coincidence, one of my long-time guy friends, who tragically lost his wife 3 years
ago in an automobile accident,  had asked her
out for cocktails, so he'll be there too.



D. A. Wolf said...

These bedrooms are lovely to look at, but I confess that my bedroom is more like your friend's. Books, magazines, shoes (natch) and at times, work files. Also, ample doses of red. It wouldn't work for many. For me, it's comfortable...

The enchanted home said...

Hi there..realized you have disappeared from my blog roll, need to investigate!! Hope you are well totally agree with you on what a bedroom should be.....a uncluttered refuge aka personal sanctuary.

The enchanted home said... comment was just eaten up! Miss you, you have disappeared from my strange, need to investigate. Share your ideas of what a bedroom should be!

zanetastyle said...

Hi Marsha! Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind warm words ... Life is magical when a new born baby enters our lives(:
And I completely follow your bedroom retreat, yes I also use the whole house as the rooms are each having it's purpose but I am too a neat person so yes despite the fact that we have a preschooler and a baby now ... We are always a photoshoot clean (yes cleaners help me!) as we simply keep the house tidy like you describe. Totally would hate clutter in my master bedroom but also my kids bedrooms ... ((: xo z

LPC said...

I feel just like you. The bedroom is a temple. A place for quiet and love. No other activities.

Vannessa@Luxuria said...

Gorgeous bedrooms Marsha. I would happily snuggle up in any of them. I SO agree with you about the limits of your bedroom. I too have refused to have a TV in the bedroom. At first my Husband was a bit unhappy about not having a TV, but now he loves having that one room to switch off in (that's not to say he doesn't bring his iPad in there ;-)
Like you Marsha, my bedroom is a place of escapism; escapism from the noise of the rest of the world.
Have a lovely weekend x

La Petite Gallery said...

That bedroom with the windows is for me. Your header is such a wonderful green for spring.
Thanks for sharing this awesome home. yvonne

I Dream Of said...

Marsha, I'm with you - I'm not the neatest person in the world and my husband would be the first to tell you that chaos seems to follow in my wake, but I like my bedroom to be as serene and restful as possible. I do the same thing - through my clothes in the closet which is divided from the sleep area, even if I don't hand them up every time.

Lovely collection of serene sleep spaces you found here! Hope you have a restful weekend. XOXO