I have been a non-lover of blue for a long time now…but my taste has been slowly changing. I guess that happens to everyone. Has this happened to you?
Back in 2007, my husband was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and while he was in the hospital I made a huge change in our Master bedroom, knowing that he would be recuperating for quite awhile. I wanted the room to be as serene and healing as possible. Blue was the answer. It’s such a restful and peaceful color – perfect for someone who needs some calmness!
We had had one wall papered in a pleasant but dated cream and blue floral pattern…so that was the first to go. I painted the room a soft version of Benjamin Moore’s Woodlawn Blue (I added a little extra white, a touch of blue green and probably a little extra this and that – I can never leave a paint color alone).
I took up the old wall to wall carpet and laid down some hardwood flooring. A recent addition to the room was a beautiful patterned wool carpet from Barclay Butera.
This room has always been tough to photograph – it tends to be dark all the time. I have to really read my camera manual for all the tricks I need to do to get the lighting right. But you will get the idea of the room.
My current novel, some mementos from our honeymoon, some pics of the kids and Montauk daisies are some of my favorite items on my nightstand.
I am lucky to have my parent’s bedroom furniture. There will be no painting of this! The wood grain and the inlaid design is so gorgeous.
I have a few more things to do in the room before I will be happy with it…like some crown moldings, window treatments and a chandelier! But, I have to say that the change was welcomed by my husband and he is a happy and healthy man today. Was it all because of blue? Maybe!!!