Monday, January 28, 2008


Taking a moment to tour my bedroom! I was on Penny’s Lavender Hill when I saw the latest project she is working on matches my room (Hint! Hint! Hope this ends up in her shop for sale!!)

This room has been a variety of light colors and it always had a hotel-like feel to it as a result. I just could not warm it up. At the end of the day, after job and kids, we just want a warm and fuzzy place to repose.

I started thinking about a warm red. But a commitment to red is scary! Will the color keep us up at night? Give us bad dreams? You know, bedroom color is major! Doesn’t it affect you psychologically?? It has to be a soothing sanctuary!

My husband jumped in, saying maybe we’d do just one wall and see what it looked like. We liked it and went for all the walls…..our furniture is white so I think this counters the depth of color. I had a friend make the duvet cover in golds and red…the matelasse shams and pillows are a TJ Maxx find. Red made the room warm, something it was severely lacking.

At day’s end, I feel we’ve accomplished what we wanted! It’s now feels warm and restful!


Alison Gibbs said...

Your bedroom looks gorgeous.
Love the bed linen too.

Kathleen Grace said...

Hi Tara, I just adore red rooms and yours looks beautiful! My kitchen is red and I never get tired of the warm and cozy color.

Firefly Hill said...

Very lovely Tara! I love the Tara by the way!


Mockingbird Hill said...

Love the favorite color! We struggled with adding red walls to our dining room, but it was the right thing to do... ;)

Those window treatments are very cool, too..


Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful job! What a wonderful retreat!!

kari & kijsa

Adrienne said...

That's gorgeous! What a wonderful place to relax and rest. We are redoing ours - very slowly. Thanks for sharing yours with us. ~Adrienne~

FrenchGardenHouse said...


Your room looks amazing! Full of color, but still very peaceful and sweet.

xo Lidy

Cottage Contessa said...

You're right, it's warm, restful and GORGEOUS! You've got great style sweetie. Love the lounge in the window too!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Wow, Tara....your room is beautiful. I love your bedroom furniture....great job!

Nora Lee said...

So beautiful. I would love to try red in one of my rooms.

melissa @ the inspired room said...

Your bedroom is divine! I could leap right into that room and spend the day enjoying a respite from the world!

Mary said...

OK, I'm just going to sneak in and take a short nap on that chaise, or maybe just read a good book. Don't mind me...

Love your red walls!

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

Hi Tara,

That room is just so beautiful! I can imagine laying there with that cozy red blanket :) One can never have enough red!


Gina said...

Just gorgeous Tara, love the red, at least there are far my choices now in red paint, we wanted some red in our lounge room only 10 years ago all you could get was fire engine red!! LOL Your bed linen is divine, I adore autumn reds and golds... Gx

nannykim said...

Nice and warm--love the lounge!!!

bj said...

Oh, and not only warm and comfortable but it also looks like a million dollars. Would you share the color of red you chose? I am thinking of doing a long, narrow entry wall in a pretty red. Reds are so "touchy"...some with yellow undertones and some with blue. I like the blue base best, I am thinking.
hugs, bj