The Bedroom

by Liz Dowling

The master bedroom was the absolute last room in our house to be decorated.  I had zero inspiration, no idea how I wanted it to look.  Our ragged white matelasse bedspread and hand-me-down oriental rug taunted me in that room for over a year after we moved in.  As dreary as that was, I couldn’t muster up a single idea.

"Gypsy Bloom"

“Gypsy Bloom”

Walking by Seacloth, a great store in Greenwich, a periwinkle, navy and white fabric called “Gypsy Bloom” called to me from their window.  There was my inspiration for the bedroom.

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We used “Gypsy Bloom” for the bedskirt and two large flanged pillow shams, establishing the colors in the room.  I chose two additional Seacloth fabrics for roman shades and two accent pillows for the bed.  A navy graphic print called “Facet” was perfect for the pillows and the band across the bottom of the romans.  A textured cream fabric was used for the rest of the roman shades.


I was drawn to this lime green pattern called “Lush Leaf,” also from Seacloth, and made it the accent color in the room.

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Lime green was used for a pillow on our white bedroom club chair (from IKEA) and for the lampshade on an old Simon Pearce lamp we had lying around.


I found adorable green knobs at Anthropologie for a bureau in the room.

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I went a little crazy with stripes…..  I painted the bedroom walls Benjamin Moore #828 and did big horizontal stripes in a small entryway on the way into the master bedroom.


I went for stripes in the area rug too!  By now my husband’s eyeballs were popping out, so I swapped the old, dingy white matelasse bedspread for a brand new one to tone down the color in the room.   It also saved me the cost of yards and yards of fabric to do a custom duvet cover.

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Our lime green French lady poster is featured prominently on the wall and Rhino is featured prominently on our “Lush Leaf” chair.

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