A good friend of mine recently bought a new house. 
She asked for some help choosing paint colors and bedding.
I visited her new home earlier this week.   

The painters were there stripping wallpaper 
and they were chomping at the bit to get started on painting. 
We were under the gun to choose paint colors. 
We picked BM Nocturnal Gray for the master suite. 
There is a sitting area just off the master that has lovely blue/gray/khaki grasscloth that will be staying. 
This color works well with the existing grasscloth.

After we chose a color, I went home and put together a design for the master bedroom.
She had already purchased a similar headboard, mirrored nightstands and pine dresser.
She also already has a similar leopard chair. 
Based on those pieces, this is what I came up with.....

She wanted something elegant, but a little funky.
That describes her pretty well too!
The pillows to the left can be added to the sitting area to help the two rooms flow.
The duvet cover will go at the end of the bed, with a simple cream blanket covering the bed.
The pillows help add some more color to the bed. 
I am loving the touches of black in this room.  It really ramp up the elegance. 

I am looking forward to seeing this house become a home for my friend and her family.
It sits on eleven acres of land and has gorgeous views from the back. 
I can't wait to show you more. 


  1. i love the combo of elegant and funky. it will be a great space for your friend.

  2. It's going to be beautiful, Andrea. Love those lamps!!

  3. Lovely! Can't wait to see it come to life!

  4. I always love your design boards Andrea and this one is very pretty. Love the animal popped in there:)

  5. LOVE these plans! It really is the perfect mix of elegant and funky and the combination of patterns and textures are amazing!

    Have a great weekend!
    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

  6. I'm also loving the touches of black and the animal print that you've mixed in. And kudos to you for starting with the paint color selection and scheming up the rest of the design from there. That can be really tough (in my opinion) but you had some great existing pieces to work with and have brought in even more great touches to mingle well together. I really like this.

  7. this mix is perfect! i adore the blue pillows and both chests! rustic and glam!

  8. Everything is better with an animal print! Love the pops of color and I think, from the sounds of it, you nailed this gal's look! Nice work!

  9. Oh this is going to be fabulous. I love your idea board. Hugs, Marty

  10. What a fun project, elegant and funky is my favorite - I love the duvet cover you chose and of course the leopard! Wonderful job, my friend!

  11. I love the color palette for this room, Andrea. That wall color choice looks gorgeous!!


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