Paisley Dreams

As a continuation of Monday’s post about my freelance master bedroom/master bath renovation (which I updated, by the way), here is the next design board in the series.  The lady of the house told me that she favors blues and greens, so I tried to keep that in mind as much as possible for this scheme.


A) Master Bedroom Wall Color – Olympic C66-1 Cloudy Day.  This soft green on the wall is soft, soothing, and light enough to keep the space feeling bright and airy.

B) Mancave Wall Color – Olympic D55-3 Chambray.  This darker blue in the mancave is a lighter alternative to the red in the last scheme.  Blue is for boys, right?

C) Neutral, cream accents will keep the feeling light in the room.

D) Lighter wood stains and mocha colored pillows will nicely complement the brighter pastels while picking up on mocha tones in the bed linens.

E) Darker “jewelry” in the space — hardware and lighting — in an oil-rubbed bronze finish will keep the space feeling traditional and homey.


1) These chair prints are from Pottery Barn and a little pricey ($69 for the 3).  I thought these would be so easy to DIY.  I loved the vintage, distressed finish on the frames and the chair prints.    I also loved that each frame was a different color (and happened to fit in with this color scheme).

2) This $25 linen pillow cover in “Tumbleweed” is from Pottery Barn.  I love the texture and the way the dark button will speak to the oil-rubbed bronze hardware in the space.  Plus, it picks up on the mocha tones in the bedding.

3) This furniture is the same set that I mentioned in the last design board.  It’s part of the McKenzie collection from Whittier Wood complete with oil-rubbed bronze hardware.

4) This vanity is a smaller, slightly more affordable alternative to the last vanity.  While it doesn’t offer quite as much in terms of storage, it still has a significant number of drawers, etc.  I’m actually favoring this option because it’s not as wide as the other vanity and I’m thinking we’ll benefit from saving that space.  This vanity is also by PBTeen and goes for $1,299 for the whole set.

5) This lamp base is the same fixture that I used in the last design board — an oil rubbed bronze lamp base from Target for $24.99.  I love the traditional, antique feel.  The mancave will feature a similar floor lamp.

6) This bedding was the inspiration for the entire color scheme.  It’s a Lyndsay Paisley Duvet Cover ($39.00-$149.00) from Pottery Barn.

7) These wicker baskets may make an appearance in all of these schemes for added storage in the room.  I love the deep color of the wicker.  The baskets are “small milk crate” size and run $12.99 a pop.

8) Can I just say, I love this rug.  The abstract pattern adds just enough texture to the space without overpowering the room (we’ll let the paisley bedding be the focal point).  This rug is Safavieh Dhurries Light Blue/Ivory Contemporary Rug ($95-$344) from Walmart of all places.

9) This chair is actually a massage recliner chair (!!) with an exceptional price from Sears/Kmart ($269.99).  Set against the blue walls, I think the color combination is masculine and relaxing.

10) These window treatments appears in the first iteration of the first design board.  They are Eclipse Braxton Window Panels in Khaki from Target ($12.99-$16.99 per panel).  Again, the creamy color will add additional softness to the room and the full length panels will emphasize height and verticality in the space.

Do you have a favorite yet?


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