Posts from the ‘Bedroom’ Category

On the Subject of Canopies

I just thought I would share some of the beautiful canopy ideas I found on Pinterest over the last few months.  So without further ado….a little eye candy for your Tuesday afternoon:

I love this beautiful iron daybed with attached canopy from here (its slide 30). I imagine you could achieve this look rather easily with three small curtain rods attached to the ceiling with string/ribbon/chains, etc… and a sheer white fabric draped over them.  This picture actually served as the inspiration for my daughter’s current bedroom design.

This bed, from here, looks similar to the Italian campaign bed from Anthropologie.  But if you don’t happen to have an extra two grand hanging around, you could probably get this same look with the quilting ring and sheer fabric panel idea I posted on Sunday.

I just love this one, from here. Its like a really girly tent!

Or this canopy/tent/reading nook (from here.)

I also love this one (from here) with the floral trim.  (Would save you $140 if you diy’d it!)

I’m also loving this cornice idea, with the fabric panels attached to the inside (from here.)

And last, but not least, this adorable canopy made from floral sheers (from here.)

Feeling inspired yet? 🙂


And the Winner is….

Benjamin Moore Kendal Charcoal….by a mile!  It was my husband’s favorite (translation…if we must repaint and he can only choose from those colors, then he would have to pick that one.)  It was also my favorite…so I was really glad when it appeared to be everyone else’s favorite as well.

Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal

So, not much in the way of home improvement happened at the Fox household this past weekend.  We unfortunately had great seats and a unobscured view of the debacle that was the Florida Gator football game on Saturday.  But, we hope to get back-on-track this week, starting with the painting of our bedroom and continuing with our fall decorating projects.

Help Me Decide

Lately, gray has made quite a showing in the world of decorating.  This neutral color is everywhere…from bedrooms….


to living rooms…..


to kitchens….

and dining rooms….

So, I mentioned in the previous post, that I, too, want to jump on the gray bandwagon by painting my bedroom walls the color.  Over the weekend, I narrowed my selection to two.  Today, my daughter and I painted color blocks on the largest wall in the room.  I’m sure my husband will weigh-in with his choice (or non-choice), but I’d also like to hear what color you guys think I should paint our bedroom walls…the warmer Kendall Charcoal or the deeper Gray?  Both are from Benjamin Moore’s historical colors collection.

We will be making our final decision this weekend, so get your votes in!  I would also love to hear your opinions/suggestions in the comments section.  This is the first step in our bedroom “refresh” project.  So stay-tuned for more updates!

Top: Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal; Bottom: Benjamin Moore Gray