06 March 2017

Master Update






It has not been quite a year since I participated in ORC.  Late last spring, I decorated this room on a six week time table and a budget. At that time, I used some items that I had until I could acquire what I wanted. Since then, I have made a few inexpensive changes to the "master" bedroom. One of them is the perfect pillow purchase.








I think I've told you that I have an obsession with pillows. I almost always have. I attribute the want to many siblings, and the fact that pillows always seemed to disappear. Today, I can never have too many pillows; so much so, that I really should close my eyes when I walk by a display. 







I am particularly attracted to the detail and perfection of handmade pillows. Thus, while I was recently shopping locally, I did not avoid the display, and purchased this enchanting, handmade pillow for the home. I am obsessed, and I brought this pillow home, not really knowing where it was going! My daughter spotted it as I brought it in, and after she scolded me, she said, "try it on your bed." Well she was right. And, I was right; there was a place for it, so there it stays, because it pulls the room together. 





It was locally handmade from vintage French cloth and a French bag. 
(She does not have a website.)










It also looks nice with the art I have in this room: western women outdoors, and you can see a partial reflection of one in the antique mirror. 
The cross was found years ago, and I was told it was from Ethiopia.
The Madonna was a Mother's Day gift from my daughter.
















The curtains on the bed are from Ikea (lace) and P B (linen) and the windows are (P B).









As you can see, it is a really small room. There is bureau on one side and armoire on the other, and a chest in front of the bed that can't be seen in these photos, and a chair in the corner. Except for the quilted linen shams from P B, the bed linens and shams were made by a Portuguese company . 








Madeline and Francis are in the chair in front of my daughter's portrait.















Up soon... the garden... and
soon...The Madhatter Library... Last year when I did ORC, it ended up being two rooms.
I changed my library, because we switched a library piece with a bedroom piece, which required some changes as well. We went from dark to light in the bedroom and light to dark in the library. I never showed the transformation and inexpensive changes made to the library over the course of ORC.

And if you missed them... the recent changes in the living room


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74 comments:

  1. Love that pillow, so pretty and so is your master bedroom. I had missed the living room, but wow, that sofa is totally amazing. What a fabulous find.

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  2. Gotta love it when one simple change pulls the entire room together. That pillow is perfection. I love "body" pillows for my sofa for back support. It would be wonderful if I could find one that would pull the entire room together. =D

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    1. Thank you, Vee. Have a beautiful day. xoox Su

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  3. Su - Your bedroom looks fabulous! So you!! Love the big pillow. I always use one large pillow on a bed. Thanks for sharing.

    Judy

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    1. Thank you so much, Judy. I've seen the one big pillow, but it is a new for me look. Have a great day! xoxo Su

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  4. Wonderful!
    I love the pillow and the bed linens!
    And the dogs are so cute!

    Lovely day!
    Susanna

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    1. Thank you so much, Susanna. The linens are my favorite. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  5. Su, I thought your bedding last year was really pretty, but this new pillow is fabulous. I love this even more! I wouldn't pass up that pillow either. It's perfect in your bedroom. I know I've said this before, but you have such a charming home. Just love visiting here and seeing your beautiful photos. Hugs, Nancy

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  6. Your pillow is wonderful and perfect for your style.

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    1. Thank you so much, Carol. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  7. Very pretty bedroom! The pillow adds the perfect accent.
    Brenda

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    1. Thank you so much, Brenda. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  8. Love that big fluffy pillow with the beautiful ruffle! I know just what you mean, I come from a family of 7 kids and am the oldest sister.

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    1. That's funny! I am the oldest, and I have ten siblings. xoox Su

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  9. Your master bedroom looks beautiful. Love the pillow
    Hugs from here

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    1. Thank you, Bente. Have a beautiful week. xoxo Su

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  10. Such a unique pillow! I never would imagine it as a pillow! The creator of it was using a unique eye.

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    1. Thank you, Rose. I agree. Have a wonderful week. xoox Su

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  11. Love the pretty pillows. Your bedroom is so serene and pretty. Happy New Week.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thank you so much, Kris. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  12. So lovely! Love the addition of the pillow and all the pretties work beautifully together!

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    1. Thank you so much, Anne. Have a great week. xoxo Su

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  13. So pretty and romantic. Love everything there.

    Cielo

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    1. Thank you so much, Cielo. Have a great week. xoxo Su

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  14. Just lovely. I am so happy to see a post from you- I have been off and on blogland for a while with everything going on here. Just love it and can't wait to see the library reveal. xo Diana

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    1. Thank you, Diana, for stopping by with all that is going on. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  15. This just couldn't be any prettier. :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Stacey. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  16. Hi Su, your home is beautiful and everything is always inspiring. Love the pillows and your two fur babies are adorable. Looking forward to your library reveal.
    Have a great week. xoxo

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    1. Thank you so much for the sweet visit, Celestina. xoxo Su

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  17. You have styled your new pillow very prettily, Su. It complements your existing decor so nicely. The portrait of Madeline and Francis is SO sweet!!

    xx
    Poppy

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    1. Thank you so much, Poppy. I look forward to your new posts from Crete. xoxo Su

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  18. This room is magazine worthy. Absolutely beautiful!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michelle. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  19. Wow, I love your master, and the pillow is perfect on the bed! Your cottage should be in Romantic Homes Magazine! I love it!

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    1. Thank you, RJ, for the compliment. Funny how our homes continually evolve. Have a great week. xoxo Su

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  20. What a lovely room and the pillow is amazing. Very, very charming.

    You mentioned that you might want to see my canape, well, I have just done a post on it. You are very welcome to stop by and take a peek. This is all a part of a living room redecorating project that has taken far too much time but is beginning to finally come together.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and the nice note. I loved looking at your canape. It turned out amazing. xoxo Su

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  21. Su I have the pillow ailment too... always buy them! Your new addition looks fabulous on your bed! Love the French ticking and the burlap like fabric. Madeline and Francis sure are poodle models, perfect pose.
    xoxo,
    Vera

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    1. Thank you, Vera. I'm glad I have company! They really are good moodles. :) Madeline is about 18 months and Esther is 6 months. Esther is high energy, but she is highly motivated by a treat. You know she is a better listener than Madeline. But I just figured out today that Madeline is motivated by attention. She was so jealous of Esther getting all the attention for sitting and staying, that she started to sit and whine, just so that I would tell her she was a good girl. Go figure. She will never do anything for a treat. They are so funny and entertaining. xoox Su

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  22. This is the perfect room to come to at the end of a long day. Beautifully styled, as always.
    Amalia
    xo

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    1. Thank you so much, Amalia. It is. I try to keep the clutter down. It of course is a never ending battle, but I always clean it up to a space with just a few things, at least for me anyway. Have a wonderful week. Thank you for stopping by. xoxo Su

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  23. Love the big pillow! Your master bedroom looks fabulous
    Hugs Alessandra

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    1. Thank you so much, Alessandra. Have a wonderful week. xoxo Su

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  24. Hello,
    I also love pillows. I love your pillow choice. It looks perfect.
    I always enjoy your style.
    Have a blessed week,
    Carla

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    1. Thank you so much, Carla, for your sweet visit. Have a wonderful week! xoxo Su

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  25. oh boy all that I have to say is that your dogs are really trying to steal the glory and thunder from the pillow and decor, ha ha! Gorgeous shots of all! :)

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    1. Thank you, Deb. I think so. We have one more, and it's a pug. When I took it, she couldn't sit still for a photo, but since then, she learned "sit", so she might now. xoox Su

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  26. That is one of the most beautiful bedrooms I have ever seen...

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by here, and leaving such a nice compliment. Have a beautiful week. xoxo Su

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  27. Your bedroom looks gorgeous, Su and I'm in love with your new sofa. It's perfect :)

    xo,
    rue

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    1. Thank you so much, Rue. It really is perfect. xoxo Su

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  28. Su, I love that pillow and your bedroom is gorgeous! It looks as though you have chosen each piece very carefully to make sure that each one compliments the other pieces in the room! I would not have been able to pass on this pillow either...it looks perfect! Love and hugs!

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    1. Thank you so much, Benita. Have a great weekend. xoxo Su

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  29. This pillow is the perfect addition to your room which is very cosy but very ligth at the same point!

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  30. I love the pillow...just lovely, and it adds texture and grounds the room....
    I love your room!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  31. Oh your bedroom is so beautiful - so light and bright and cozy and how I would delight in doing a running jump into that awesome pretty bed.

    I think my favorite, though, is your stunning Mother Mary statue - she's beautiful.

    Well done, looks absolutely fabulous!

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    1. Thank you so much, Michele. I really like the statue too. Have a great weekend. xoxo Su

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  32. Beautiful room. Esp. Love the pillow on the bed. Great job.

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    1. Thank you so much. Have a great weekend. xoxo Su

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  33. Your bedroom is just dreamy...and I am a sucker for pretty pillows, too!!

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    1. Thank you, Kim. I remember that you like pillows! Have a great weekend. xoxo Su

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  34. So beautiful and romantic.. I love the dresser...

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  35. What a breath of fresh air Su. Your bedroom is so bright and serene, I do love that bid French pillow. It adds texture and patina....

    I also love the statue of Mother Mary on your night stand. And we can't forget those adorable pooches. They are beautiful.

    Hugs,

    Janet

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  36. Love it all.... Pillow thing over here at my home as well, I do restrain myself in that pillow section of any store. It seems I head right to the pillow bedding section. I do like making mine so I can use old fabrics, it just feels like the older fabrics anchor its space.
    I too have a small bedroom, yours is larger then mine, but the smaller they are the cozier they can be designed around.

    Can't wait to see the foot of your fabulous bed and bedroom.

    You have a resting place to love.

    Xx
    Bisous

    Dore

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    1. Thank you so much, Dore, for visiting. It's a small room, and the queen bed only fits one way, because the room is very narrow, however it is cozy, and I really like it. I am a bit behind on visiting and commenting. He has been a hard month. xoxo Su

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    1. Thank you so much, Katie, and for all the sweet comments. Happy Spring to you. xoox Su

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  38. Esse quarto está lindo, num estilo romântico e chique:) O travesseiro artesanal é encantador!
    Manueal

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Thank you for taking time to visit and leave a kind message today. I love to visit your blogs too, and I do when I can link back. xoxo Su