My Room {in process}

Here is my room in process.  Usually things are always in process with me.  This week we are having wide planked pine floors installed which we are going to {attempt} to paint white (any suggestions or pointers?).
Here is what I am stuck on…THE DRAPES.  I have been thinking blue (like the color of my lamps) in dupioni silk panels that puddle on the floor.  But finding the right shade (two swatches I have narrowed down, above) has been hard and then what if I get sick of the blue (I have been adding blue here and there throughout the house lately)?  Maybe I should just do white or ivory or something?  What do you think?  I will say I don’t like to base everything around the color on the walls because I don’t really like it (but that just might have to wait till next year).
As for the dark colored night stand.  I’m holding our for a mirrored one for my birthday and I am not sure at all about what to put over the bed??
Would love your thoughts and suggestions!


  • Callie Grayson
    Commented on March 29th, 2009 at 10:51pm

    I say go for the blue drapery. follow your heart and if you like the blue, go for it! i really like the lighter shade, it is very pretty and soft. and they would look absolutely lovely puddling on the floor.

  • Abbie
    Commented on March 29th, 2009 at 10:54pm

    I have a similar headboard and ceiling slant. We put a very large ornate mirror above the bed. It’s great because we couldn’t think of any art that we would want there.

  • Maggie May
    Commented on March 29th, 2009 at 11:09pm

    I would do stripes on the curtains, to add pattern and texture, in a light color, to stay serene.

    Beautiful room!

  • Melissa @ The Inspired Room
    Commented on March 29th, 2009 at 11:58pm

    Your room is lovely! And blue would be very pretty for the curtains!

    Happy night,

  • Rachel Mallon
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 12:36am

    Your space is so cute! I would go with the blue drapes. I think those swatches look great! I also love your empty frames!

  • vicki archer
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 12:38am

    I think you are getting there all on your own Trina – your room is gorgeous and the blue silk so soft and pretty, I can’t imagine tiring of that wonderful colour, xv.

  • Porchlight Interiors
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 1:55am

    What a beautiful job you have done on your room so far Trina! It looks like the perfect place to relax – I think the light blue curtains will look stunning! Tracey xx

  • Tina { Luphia Loves... }
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 6:21am

    wow your room is so so gorgeous!! i actually really love the blue, how about an ivory patterned floral print on blue base curtains? :)

  • pve design
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 7:36am

    Blue and white – how could you go wrong!
    Good luck with the white floors! I know that it will be stunning!

  • paula
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 8:52am

    Trinia! This looks fabulous. I would love the drapes to be blue. Can’t wait to see what you decide.

  • Abbie
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 10:19am

    I didn’t realize it had been so long ago that I’d posted about the master bedroom. Here’s the post:

    The pic is toward the bottom. It’s actually a metal mirror with a design and a green patina.

  • meg duerksen
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 1:36pm

    you room is so pretty!
    i would tend to have white or cream drapes…neutral.
    but blue would be pretty too.
    i am impressed with this room! you have a great style and taste for beautiful things.

  • Miz.November
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 1:47pm

    Go blue. the shades you have picked have grey undertones, so they aren’t at all the kind of colors that are easy to tire of. They are actually almost neutral.

  • lorelailette♚
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 2:28pm

    wow you’re room looks great so far!!!

  • jenny andrews-anderson
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 2:44pm

    soo pretty trina! i love it so far.
    i can’t wait to see the floors. white floors are my fave!! my opinion on the curtains are that if you pick a muted blue that isn’t too in your face blue then you will be less likely to tire of it. maybe?
    as for above the bed, i think some big cool mirror or something personal. art for arts sake drives me nuts.
    beautiful already though. i know you will pick all the right details!

  • RLG
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 2:59pm

    Blue curtains, for sure. Lovely. Thanks for sharing your progress. xoxo

  • la la Lovely
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 8:31pm

    Thanks everyone!!! Seems like most everyone likes the blue. I think it has given me a little bit of a confidence boost. I’ll be sure to post pictures of the floor and drapes once they are done! Thanks for the lovely comments and suggestion.. you are all the best!

  • Fifi Flowers
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 8:55pm

    Ooh la la your room is lovely!
    Oooooh I hope that you will join in the Paris fun… I would love to have you guest blog!

  • Kotori
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 9:00pm

    Your room is so stunning already – I especially love the frames on the fireplace (lucky you with a fireplace in your room!). I say go with the blue – why not? Can’t wait to see pics when it’s all done.

  • Angela
    Commented on March 30th, 2009 at 11:55pm

    I just saw several Scalamandre dupioni silks on “”…they start at 20yds custom order–at $69/yd. Gorgeous colors–some have a 2-tone sheen (like a blush pink w/ a green shimmer–amazing.) *Would be worth the effort to sent a request for a smaller order, everyone is open to negotiation these days.:-)

  • Paris Atelier
    Commented on March 31st, 2009 at 5:12am

    Trina, your space is so pretty, I say go with your instinct because you obviously have flawless taste and style. Just beautiful. So serene and pretty yet it has a lot of character! I love it!
    I can’t wait to see if you get your side table! Crossing my fingers for you!

  • Sara
    Commented on March 31st, 2009 at 9:11am

    It looks amazing…and it that a fireplace in your bedroom? Love it! I am just stopping in to share this site with you: My mother-in-law came across it and sent me the link yesterday; she just posted a bunch of amazing bedroom photos I thought you might like to see.

    Take care!

  • Amanda
    Commented on March 31st, 2009 at 5:45pm

    Your room is so beautiful Trina, I can’t wait to see your white floors and blue drapes. You are so stylish. xx

  • Mango Gal
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 12:13pm

    Your room is so pretty! I love the bench at the foot of the bed.

    When I saw those pretty robin’s egg blue lamps on your night stands I automatically though the same thing, curtains in the same shade. I’m sure you’ll be able to find them somewhere!

  • jessica
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 12:29pm

    I’ve always adored your room, seriously both are beautiful choices!

    I lean toward blue, but I like color:)

    The nice thing is that both options will flow with the rest of the house :) Trust your gut, girl!


  • citysage
    Commented on April 1st, 2009 at 5:32pm

    I love the lighter blue–the darker one is too muddy—but I feel you on being afraid to make a color commitment. A thought: what about doing white drapes that have a panel at the bottom (say, the final 18 inches) that is the blue color—and rather than having it sewn on you velcro it (the velcro would be invisible). That way you can switch up colors if you get tired of blue! I’ve seen this done before and it worked well…

  • kelly
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 2:49pm

    wow this is gorgeous!!! i LOVE wide planked floors and am SO jealous.

    as for curtains, i think puddling is perfect. maybe you should browse a cloth store and see if something just speaks to you? i always find it’s easier to just stumble upon something rather than searching for an idea you have!

  • Jennifer Ramos
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 5:56pm

    I think you need some pattern somewhere in there. LOVE THE paris map..I have that one, its so pretty!

    Jen Ramos
    'Cards & Prints You'll Love…'

  • You are my fave...
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 7:27pm

    I think it looks so great already. I love the bed and the little gallery wall. I’m not sure what I would do above the bed. Let me think about it.

  • Holly
    Commented on April 2nd, 2009 at 7:45pm

    so totally lovely!! it all looks so wonderful. i love the idea of a mirrored nightstand!

  • anonymously chic
    Commented on April 4th, 2009 at 8:45pm

    your room is adorable. i love that bench at the end of your bed.

  • Arianna Belle
    Commented on April 5th, 2009 at 1:05am

    Very pretty!

  • Mademoiselle Frou-Frou
    Commented on April 7th, 2009 at 1:07pm

    i will be painting my pine floors white this weekend – i’m a bit nervous, hoping i don’t ruin what’s there! good luck to you!!

  • Rachel
    Commented on April 14th, 2009 at 10:35am

    I love that bench seat at the end of your bed!! so so much!

    I’ve also been seeing mirrored nightstands a lot lately! They’re gorgeous! I hope you get yours!

  • Mel
    Commented on June 1st, 2009 at 10:18am


    i love your style and i was looking through some of the pics when i saw your framed Paris Ses Monuments pic… I have exactly the same thing! it’s actually wrapping paper and i stuck it on my wall :)

    i got it from here in Bath…

    Mine doesn’t look as pretty though as yours though :/

    mel xxxx

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