Being a blogger, my house evolves a lot. I rotate things in and out, get rid of the things I don’t like or am tired of, and get new things here and there. Here is how the room began. You can see more of the original room HERE.
I decided the wall was too busy, so we went with something simpler on the wall. I found this charming vintage mirror, so I moved the artwork out and I went with smaller lamps also. I wonder what happened to the pink rug. I’m not sure if I put it away or gave it away. I don’t remember. It will be a happy surprise if I run into it later, or if I gave it away, I know someone else is enjoying it.
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Note that the curtains aren’t there yet.
Then I found these amazing sconces at the Round Top Antique show, so I decided to change the mirror out with this one. I painted it to go with the gray sconces, and added the curtains that were previously in my dining room. You can find my painting instructions HERE.
Below you can see I changed out the bedding recently. I found this set at set at the Round Top Antique Show. It was marked way down, so I thought it would be nice to have another option for this room.
It’s a simple stripe pattern bedspread.
You can see the color a little better in the photo below.
So which bedding do you prefer? I’ve got more changes coming next month when we get some comfy chairs. I’d love to know which you prefer. I have all of the bedding still, so I can always change it back to the way it was. But the pink rug may be long gone and I have a feeling it is.
suzanne ludwic says
I love the green stripes. Along with the pink pillow it’s just the right touch of color needed.
Candy Thomas says
Yes, a pop of pink in the room would be perfect! Great accent color, but even if you still had the pink rug, that might be too much of a good thing. Beautiful room!!
I love the striped bedding, it’s give the room a French country look.
Saw a bit of the pink pillow in the other photo and thought it looked nice.
I love the new bedding! The pattern and color are a nice addition to the space.
Cindy Nimmo says
I love the new bedding. It seems to match the vintage of the headboard and footboard. Hope that makes sense. Of course, all the looks are beautiful, but the new bedding is my pick. Thanks for sharing.
Charlene Carr says
Wonderful bedroom post Anita! I am drawn to the calming bed linens, being the plain with a neutral duvet. I am used to decorating smaller spaces and find the plain subdued neutrals for the bedding and walls create a space that is welcoming and pleasing to the eye. I’m a natural linen gal. When I want to introduce color I create it with accessories and I prefer mirrors and perhaps a large piece of artwork.
Heidi Teichgraeber says
I like the quilt and matching pillow.
Lynn Jackson says
I personally like the white bedding with the grey comforter & pillow it gives a more relaxing feeling. Have a Wonderful Holiday ?❄️☃
My pick as well.
Genie Annino Steger says
I love the green pillow ticking, very classic
Judith Newman says
I love the different looks of each bedroom. what fun to create the different spaces using the same bed as the focus.
Carol from Delaware says
I like the striped one!
All these are great, but I love the last one with striped bedding and natural plants in the corner. It would be a relaxing escape. Thanks for sharing these.
I prefer the new ticking stripe, but like the mirror and sconces also!
My vote goes to the green and white striped ticking with the mirror and sconces.
Seems most of us agree on the green stripe. Looks fresh.
Sally Ide says
Love the mirror and sconces over the bed! And the green stripped bedding. Just lovely!
Carol costello says
Love the last photo, but would like to see different chairs
Ginger Valdes says
I love the green stripes with the lavender quilt. That’ll carry you through Spring and Summer too. But the white linen with the lavender floral looks equally fab. I’d probably change it every time I washed the sheets. That’s what I do. I’m convinced all beds need an even dozen sets of bedding to constantly alternate! So basically, I like them all. But you definitely hit the right combo with the grey painted Tremeau and sconces! I’m no help.
The green ticking is my choice as it’s a breath of spring to come…but looks like it would work in every season.
Green ticking. Last photo looks best.
last photo…and the room seems more in scale…
Ellen Vogel says
Love all your changes. I like to change my decor too. I always think this is the best and then get tired of the decor and change again. Changing with seasons is so fun!
I love the green stripe on the black bed! Great color for winter and spring.
Lilly smigel says
Love them both
Carole Shiles says
My favorite combination in this br is the gray, pink accents with white bedding. I love the vintage mirror and sconces too. It feels simple and peaceful. With the new chair addition I think it will be perfect. I would add a marbled gray rug.
Debbie Reynolds says
The room is beautiful with either of the bedding choices! Even though, I am always drawn to ticking, my preference is the more neutral bedding.
Penny at Enjoying The Simple Things says
Love seeing the transformation and I love that green striped bedding!
Kathy Saldana says
I love the striped one but would love it in grey…..you said you found it at RT …..do they have an online store ….I would love one!! Love seeing all the options!
Kathy, no they don’t. I wish they did.
Brenda Pettus says
I love the green stripes!
Nanc Murphy says
I prefer the matching quilt and sham. The striped bed spread is too fussy for me. I for sure would trip over the edges that rest on the floor. I also like the windows without the drapes especially for the summer. However, with that said it would be a treat to stay in that beautiful room any which way.
Love how you make changes and convert the over all look.
Like other I love the green ticking its very beautiful, I think, anytime of te year.
All of it is wonderful but I am especially drawn to the green stripes.
Linda Charlton says
I like the ticking stripe for a change.
I like all of them but probably drawn a little more to the last picture.
Lynda Lamon says
Love the new bedding! Also, love the sconces and mirror!! Beautiful!!
Liz Teerlink says
I loved the lavender pillow and throw with all of the gray in the room. The sconces and mirror are beautiful.
Nancy Walden says
I prefer the white and gray. I love the gray drapes, mirror and sconces. I don’t care for the pink rug so I’m glad it’s gone! The color/style seems to trendy for the rest of the timeless furniture. I’m not drawn to the large basket at the end of the bed. It seems too big/out of proportion.
Yes, actually I’ve removed the basket so you may like the new look Nancy!
Nancy Walden says
I noticed it wasn’t in the last picture but wasn’t sure it you’d removed it for the photo or permanently. I like your basic design style! I guess I’d call mine traditional with a country vibe. I have some pieces that were my mom’s and she liked what we now call farmhouse. Her tole paintings/ tole painted furniture mix well with my preferred French country.
That sounds awesome Nancy! Well I did move the basket out of her room, but no changes around here are permanent! Everything gets rotated all the time. But I know what you mean. I moved the basket out and not just for the photos. I put larger chairs in there, so I needed to open up the space so it didn’t feel crowded with the chairs in there. I’ll show it in a few weeks.
I like both the lavender and white and the green stripes.
If you have room for extra you could just switch off.
What’s in the big basket at the end of the bed?
Is this a French custom?
I just think it’s a great place to put the bedspread when the bed isn’t made. Thanks Portia.
The White bedspread with the matching quilt and pillow would be my pic!
Pam Bolton says
I like the white and lavender best, but the green ticking is nice, just the other is better.
Green all the way! My favorite color!
Well, since you asked, I really like how the room has evolved. Believe it or not, as much as I love the rack and basket (at the foot of the bed in most pictures); I like the simplicity of the room’s look with out them at the foot of the bed. The striped bed linens are beautiful and deserve our full attention 🙂 If we know you, that rack and basket will show up somewhere else amazing!
Mildred Hoppe says
I lean toward the green ticking bedding over the other that seems lifeless and washed out. I LOVE the sconces and mirror. But do not care for the dark lamps on the dark nightstands. They kind of disappear.
Hope you and your family have a lovely and Blessed Christmas!
Green stripes get my vote. So pretty as usual.
The room looks beautiful both ways, but I think I prefer the stripe. I would like to suggest several white pillows with the striped spread, or some lace sewed onto stripe pillow which would soften the stripe effect. I love to buy antique lace and old embroidered linens and then sew them into pillows. Gives a great vintage look.
Great idea to add white pillows!
penny gharst says
Love the striped cover. Where could I order one of these?
My favorite is the one with the mirror and gray scones. It’s so inviting.
Wonderful room! I’d use the gray quilt in the winter and green stripes in the summer – I’ve always loved to change my bedding with the seasons. The mirror and sconces are fabulous!
I like both looks, but then, I like to change the bed linens to somewhat match the season. Like colors for Spring/Summer and warmer one for Fall/Winter. I love the look with the mirror and scones; my problem with that comes from living in earthquake prone areas when it isn’t safe to hang something heavy over your bed. lol…just me, being a bit of a “nervous Nellie”…
Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Yes I hear that a lot from people who live in Cali.
sherry elston says
I like the bedding, and the art work from the first decor….very beautiful
I love the urn lamps on the bedside. Very good switch. Did you pick those up at Round top?
Paula, I think I got those at Heights Antiques on Yale in Houston, TX. But they were one-of-a-kind, not something you can order.
sandi magle says
LOL, I want the painting in the first picture…lol. Adorable room all those ways…I do love the ticking set, it adds some texture to the small space. Cute, thanks for the ideas, Sandi
The striped bending does look more vintage, but the gray pattern bedding is pretty too! I love all the new changes!
Martha Durick says
They are all lovely. I like to have at least four looks for each bed . One for each season!
Pat M. says
I love the gray patterned bedding – so soothing – and the larger lamps. Also, the basket at the bottom of the bed needed to go away – it was really distracting from other elements in the room. My eye always went there first. Also love the gray mirror and sconces – that was a big and wonderful addition. Good work, as usual.
Sheila in SF says
My favorite is the green stripe cover’ but the other options are nice too.
Like them both; the green stripe seems to say, “Spring!” The mirror and sconces are beautiful.
Lisa Montgomery says
Love those sconces over the bed!
Susie Burrows says
I love the entire thing. I love the combination of green and pink so I think if you find the rug it will look beautiful. Of course there always choices cause’ I love grey and pink together too! Either way will look grand!
I have the same exact bed. I love the stripes and the entire look!
Diane Westbrook says
it is all so very, very lovely and I would love to move right in!!! You really have a great talent!!
The all look fabulous, my favorite is the white and purple. The sconces really took the room up a notch.
Rebecca Roberts says
The green stripe is fresh and lovely. What do you have in mind for the side chairs? Maybe a cheerful print reminiscent of your previous artwork from the walls?
It needs to be practical and comfy Rebecca.
Cheryl Bull says
I personally like the more neutral bedding but have a feeling I would fall in love with the green stripe bedspread if I saw it in person! I am finding pictures don’t always convey how a room “feels”. I tend to like a bit of color.
Lisa Langston says
Simply stunning! I would love to wake up in that room.
Hazel H says
I’m leaning towards the grey/lavendar quilt and matching sham. It gives the room a “quaint” and homely feel. The sconces and mirror are just divine. Your daughter must love her room, as I certainly do.
It appears I am among the minority, as I love the white spread with the lavender throw and pillow. The grey in there is beautiful.
I usually prefer neutrals, but the very last picture with the green stripes is my favorite. It exudes freshness and says “Spring” to me, which is something I’m needing right now!
Jennifer Holston says
I love that bed and all of the bedding choices are good but my favorite is the one with lavender floral throw. Where do you store the extra bedding?
I agree with Jennifer. The one with the lilac throw is gorgeous! Take that color wheel, tint it and find its opposite. Voila! You have this gorgeous room or another one using the same principle. Love it!
Patricia Krank says
I LOVE the green and white striped ticking coverlet! Sad that it can’t be ordered though. Beautiful as always Anita.
Bettie Paul says
I noticed by the dates somehow I missed something. I am pleased that this post is her again…. I love the ticking. The sewing is superb. An exaggerated ruffle and matching sham draw my eyes to the beauty of the bed and to the antique mirror and sconces. No basket at the foot of the bed is my choice also. Beautiful, beautiful and beautiful….
Carolyn Cohen says
The white would be my preference. Love it!
I like all the arrangements, but I love the green ticking!
Karen Hobson says
I love the green striped bedding. Gives it a very country/french feel. I should try that on my twin bed in the guest bedroom
Love the following; grey print bedding, square mirror with larger sconces, don’t like statues (which look like something for a living room), I’d prefer the two vases with colored flowers from other choice, the lamps look good but are too short for reading in bed. And I’d personally put the basket for blankets??? against a wall, to me it looks to big to be on that bed end. Remember, this is just my choice. Everything you do is always great if you like it.
I appreciate your input, and I think my posts are great discussion starters. It’s all about discussing the options and what your preferences are. The rooms at our house evolve a lot, so the room looks different now. I moved the statues out, but the lamps are still there. The basket at the end of the bed is also gone. My daughter doesn’t read in bed, but that’s an excellent thought for people who do.
I like the stripes. It looks more “finished.” I’d keep the pink pillow for a bit of whimsy. Love the sconces!
LOVE the stripes. It’s peaceful and relaxing sorta cottage country.
Marie Batson says
I vote for the green stripes and would like a sage green rug to keep my feet off the cold bare floors when I climb out of bed. Softer chair with a reading lamp would be my choice