Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Not so matchy matchy anymore!

If there is one thing that I would NEVER do again is buy a matching bedroom set!! I would buy maybe two pieces of the set and the rest would be odd pieces that were collected over time. I don't think we'll be buying a new bedroom set, so I decided to make a few small changes to get away from it looking so matchy matchy. I replaced my nightstand with this skirted table from Ballards.
Being our bed is so high I order the table 30 inches high so it would be level with the bed. You know I love my check fabric so I went with the toffee ck table skirt. Ordered a new pillow for the chair too:)

I'm really lovin this look!

Another change I made a few years ago was changing the mirror that came with my dresser to this one.



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58 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Martina:

I like your bedroom changes! Your checkered tablecloth looks nice and the pillows add a special touch to the room!

Linda said...

Looking Great! My dh would kill me if I changed up any bedroom furniture.
We had it custom made 30 years or so ago.

♥ Sonny ♥ said...

Looks Fabulous..

amazing what a few small changes make..

thistlewoodfarm said...

I love those cornice moldings above your window! Amazing! And the room is absolutely gorgeous!

Have a blessed and wonderful day!
blessings,
karianne

Gretchen said...

Beautiful bedroom and I love the moldings above your windows. What a perfect way to set them off.

At The Picket Fence said...

Your bedroom is absolutely beautiful Martina! I did the same thing in ours with 2 different nightstands and one being a skirted table and I think it really does lighten and soften. You have so many lovely details here! :-)
Vanessa

Deserae said...

Your bedroom looks just beautiful....love the new skirted table too!!! The colors are wonderful :o)
~Des

Shelia said...

HI Martina! Your bedroom is so beautiful! Well, I'm guilty of the matchy matchy in my bedroom! ;)
Be a sweetie,
shelia :)

AntiqueChase said...

I love the changes!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I will not buy a matching set ever again either. Back in the day I think everyone did and now the thing is for it not to match. Love your updates.

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

I love this Martina. I won't be buying matched bedroom furniture either. I love the collected look.

Anita @ Cedar Hill Ranch said...

Loving your gorgeous bedroom, and the new table looks awesome in here. I too am done with the matchy, matchy. (But I admit that I have matching nightstands.)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love your bedroom. I agree I don't do matchy matchy either. I love that birdcage!

CAS said...

Your bedroom looks lovely, Martina. I think your set is beautiful & you've managed to soften the look of all the wood with the skirted table. Besides, just wait a few years & the trends will have come full-circle & matched sets will be "the thing!"
CAS

Kelly said...

I love your changes! I'm such a fan of skirted tables. I think they soften a room and they are usually less expensive than case goods. Do you know why people tend to buy matching furniture sets in the first place? Furniture stores were told to try to sell the full set as a way to make more money! Designers usually never buy full matching sets though. They know better. Ha! I find a room is much more interesting with disparate pieces that blend rather than match perfectly. I know you will be happy with your changes too.

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Marty,
I think you have the perfect space:) I agree pieces gathered over time that don't match make it feel homey. Beautiful bedroom.

Kim said...

I love me some check too Martina. The new look of your bedroom is beautiful. Great job!
xoxo,
Kim

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Hi Martina,

I love your skirted table. Your bedroom looks like something out of a magazine spread. Beautiful!

Dee

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Martina, The skirted bedside table is gorgeous! You may have just helped me solve my bedside table dilemma! Thanks.
Your bedroom is so neat and welcoming! Great detail!

Linda (Nina's Nest) said...

Great bedroom changes....I agree about non-matching furniture. The check is so pretty! Linda

chateau chic said...

Martina, The changes you made in your bedroom really add interest to your decor. Very, very nice!
Mary Alice

Ceekay-Thinkin of Home/Doublewide Decor said...

Very pretty Martina...I have always loved the tables with the tablecloths on them....yours is very nice. Change is fun once in a while!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty, Martina! I love skirted tables. I have two in my living room and used the Ballard's burlap tablecloths on them. I love the texture they add to the room. The check one you got looks like the check chair slip I got for my sewing chair {from Ballard}.

Debbiedoo's said...

So pretty Martina. That table is perfect. I never have had two matching end tables in our bedroom. I did however have them in our first apartment aside the couches, and then two exact table lamps to boot. Looking back I laugh now.

Judy said...

Great changes. Isn't it funny how we all thought it was the right thing to do to buy an entire bedroom set? I remember we looked for months because we would find a set but not like one of the pieces. I love my bedroom set, but I love the idea of breaking it up too.

Gina said...

I am literally LOL at this post. Not because I think your bedroom is funny...not at all...it's beautiful and I love the changes you made.
I'm laughing because I just told my husband yesterday that I hate having a matchy matchy bedroom set and that I think we should remove the mirror from the long dresser. Ha! Have you been in my head or have I been in yours?
Love your new tablecover. I love checks!

Judy said...

It's beautiful Martina! I love that cozy corner with the chair and monogrammed pillow. Great job!

Judy

Cindy said...

Hi Martina,
You've made some beautiful changes, your new table with cloth is really pretty and I love the pillows and the pictures above the bed.
Hugs, Cindy

Gail said...

Beautiful changes Martina! I love your monogrammed pillow!!

Babs said...

Martina, I had to laugh..haven't we all bought a whole set of bedroom furniture sometime in our lives? I think the last one I had was Mediterranean style..from back in the '70s. Your bedroom looks sooo good. Love the round skirted table with the toffee checkm and the monogrammed pillow.

NanaNor's said...

You have a beautiful bedroom Martina; I'm sure it was pretty before but now it is beautiful. Thanks for showing us what small changes can do.
Noreen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I love skirted tables, and this looks fabulous. Great choice of the check and the pillows are all fabulous. Love the monograms. Thanks for joining TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I'm with you on not having everything match perfectly. I love how you put your watermark on the book binding in that one photo. Clever!

Bliss said...

Soothing room, same colors as mine and come to think of it I'm relaxed when I finally get to crawl into my bed so my room must be soothing too!

~Bliss~

Pamela said...

Your bedroom is lovely Martina!
We sold our bedroom suite a few months back it was so similar to yours. It pained me to sell it having been a very expensive wedding gift from my mom. It was so large and high the bed. The woman's dresser was massive and impossible to move. So we made the big purge.
Anyways my next purchase will not be matchy match either. Funny how are taste changes over the years!

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

What's not to love...beautiful master suite Martina!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Looks outstanding! I too did away with the matching furniture a few years ago and really like mixing it up.

Blessings,
Linda

Designs By Pinky said...

Martina, I am so guilty of the matchy, matchies in our bedroom! We have had our SET for over 30 years and I still love it but LOVE the look of different bedside tables. Maybe since we are moving I will try to MIX IT UP a little:):) Thanks for the inspiration, your room is gorgeous! XO, Pinky

Maria Elena said...

Martina, your bedroom looks so pretty! I love your round table! And the mirror is so pretty! I am very addicted to pillows, so, of course, I am just loving the ones on your bed! Your did a wonderful job with this room!

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Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Hi, Martina! Your bedding is so pretty. I love the simply white coverlet/spread. I agree, I'll NEVER buy a matching bed set. My bed is very similar to yours and we have a 30" skirted table by it as well. Great minds think alike!:)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Everything is so pretty, love your room. I remember back in the day I would be so sad becuase we couldn't afford to buy the whole matching set, now I am so thankful we didn't :) Funny.
XO
Kristin

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

I'm really lovin' the look too! Your bedroom is beautiful. The fabric on the table and pillows is so pretty.

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

WELCOME! said...

i don't think your room looks too "matchy matchy" at all!! I love the mix of fabrics and the check table cloth just adds to the room's texture! Looks great!!

Becca said...

Martina, you know I love your master bedroom retreat! You've done a fabulous job of making it not so matchy-matchy! I love the checked fabric ... love it all!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Martina...I can fully relate to you!!....I have a "matchy-matchy" set...Now every piece did not come from the same manufacturer, but they are all cherry...I have not had the heart to replace the "matchy mirror" so I placed a large bird cage in front of it to disguise it!!...It seems to work!!....Love what you did...your bedroom is beautiful!

Bonnie said...

I love your bedroom and enjoyed hearing about your changes.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

I'm loving the look, too! Especially the collection of beautiful pictures over the bed! :)

Art and Sand said...

I did a post about my bedroom last week and it made me think about when we had a complete bedroom suite. Now, the only thing left is the long dresser. And, I want to paint that this summer. I was so excited when we bought it and everything matched. Oh, how our tastes do change.

Toni said...

The bedroom changes look great. I too have a matched bedroom set, and the hubs will not let me change a thing!

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Martina...

Oooh...your bedroom is gorgeous, my friend! I really do love everything about it...the color, the furniture pieces, etc.! I love your new table and beautiful checked table covering! It looks fabulous beside your bed...and I love the chair too! A wonderful "redo"!!! Love how you accessorized the table...the tall lamp is really pretty! You have such a great "eye" for design...and your beautiful master bedroom is proof! Thanks for sharing your lovely home with us...it's always a treat!

Love ya,
Chari

Daffodil Hill said...

This is so gorgeous, Martina! I absolutely love it!

Rooms by Ann said...

your bedroom looks beautiful with the updates you have made.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Martina, I LOVE the new look! Isn't it funny how simple changes can have such a big impact?! I love it!

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

Martina,

Nate Berkus could no longer accuse you of being matchy matchy any more!

And love the fabrics. Everything is so soothing ...

:)

Linda

(And thank you for your very kind comment on my home at Debbie Doo's!)

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Martina, I love the new additions to your bedroom. This is such a pretty room! Thanks for linking to the Open House party and have a great week.

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

I love it Martina! I am a check lover too! So cute!

Lou Cinda :)

Mike said...

I'm also really loving your bedroom changes. Whatever changes you make to your house they are always beautiful. Martina you are a amazing decorator.

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