English Cottage Garden Bedroom Beginnings



I wanted an English Cottage Garden room theme in our bedroom. 
I against doing the wall with the alcove window like I originally shared with you.  I felt it would make the pattern seem like it was all at one end of the room. 

Doing the main wall our bed is on seemed like a better choice for balance.  The other walls are still white and wainscot on the bottom half all the way around the room.

My design assistant agrees with my choice of doing the long wall the bed is on.  

I am looking for two vintage mirrors to hang on the wall behind my lamps on the nightstands.  Going to hunt for some kind of neat architectural piece for over the middle of the bed to calm the pattern a little more. 

I found a new duvet with a black and white rose pattern that went well with the wallpaper and approved by the design assistant!  

I am on the hunt for some other things to go on the other walls and to make the new armoire stand out. 

I will be back with a full remake of the whole room.

Next week Monday Terry and I rented a cottage home on Lake Michigan. 

We need some down time after the last 6 weeks of working non stop on the condo. 

Hoping the weather will be good for the beach and the house has a private pool. 

Say some prayers we will see sunshine and pool and beach weather in Michigan. 
Boy we need this down time!

Hoping to maybe find a few treasures for the bedroom in the  Michigan shops I love. 

 Wish me luck!
Have a great rest of the week.  I will be in touch after our vacation next week.
Hugs,
Kris

 

34 comments

  1. It looks beautiful and so relaxing. I hope you enjoy your downtime. You deserve it with all the hard work you have been doing.

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  2. Love the wallpaper. Things are looking great! Have a fun vacation.

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  3. Kris,
    It looks great!! when I first got married in 1978, an accent wall was the thing...I had one in every room!! LOL!! Enjoy your vacation! Hope you are felling better!!
    Stay safe, healthy and happy!!
    hugs,
    Deb

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  4. Looks fabulous, Kris, and I like your ideas to flesh it out. Have a wonderful getaway.

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  5. You design assistant provides invaluable design ideas! He is so cute. My nephew has a dachshund who is 18 and a half years old.

    The mirrors behind the lamps are a good idea. You will find just the perfect architectural piece on your much-needed week away from nonstop work. The bedroom has layers of pretties without seeming busy or fussy.

    Enjoy your break. Just think, you can lock the front door and go away without worrying about any flowers that need watering. xoxo

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  6. Enjoy your well deserved vacation, Kris. Looking forward to seeing what you pick up for this space.

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  7. How pretty! I agree with your design assistant...that is a good wall for the wallpaper. Love the duvet too. Enjoy your down time. I know you'll find great treasures and hope your weather is perfect.
    Hugs, Cecilia

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  8. You've worked very hard and you deserve a break. Buddy is the perfect design assistant. His expression gives little away! I like the subtle serene bedroom.
    Brenda

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  9. Hello Kris,
    I love the wallpaper on that wall where the bed is located. I did the same thing in my bedroom with the wallpaper when we fist moved into our house 26 years ago. My wallpaper was so similar but blue flowers and a white back round.
    I hope you have a wonderful vacation with your husband. You both deserve the break and fingers crossed you have good weather.
    Take care and enjoy the weekend Kris.

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  10. English cottage style is my very favorite, and you nailed it in this room, Kris. I love the wallpaper so much! Brava!

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  11. Margy Vogel-CoomerJune 25, 2021 at 8:34 AM

    I love the new wallpaper and how pretty the bedroom is. I wish I could have a white bedspread but with a great Dane that’s out of the question LOL enjoy your days away you need time to relax and recharge hugs my friend

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  12. I love the wallpaper and I think it would be lovely on every wall.

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  13. Hi Kris. Wow, I really love that wallpaper and it looks so beautiful behind the bed and with the new bed linens but I still agree with Anonymous above. Can't wait to see it all..Happy Days..xxoJudy

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  14. This looks beautiful! Love the wall paper and your new bedding is perfect! Of course, your design assistant is looking cute as always! Hope y'all have a wonderful, sunny and relaxed break and find lots of great treasures at the shops! Hugs!

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  15. P.S. Forgot to say have a wonderful vacation and buy lots of pretties!..xxoJudy

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  16. Have a great and safe trip! You really deserve it!

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  17. It looks beautiful, Kris. Hope you have a wonderful vacation. xo Laura

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  18. Another great decision Kris The wallpaper looks really good on that wall and I love your idea for the mirrors and a sign above the bed. It's always good to get the seal of approval from your design assistant - he has such great taste! I hope that you and Terry have a great holiday and that the sun shines down on you. Hugs, Gilly

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  19. That gorgeous paper makes such a bold statement! I see a big spray-type wreath above the bed that compliments the garland over the alcove. Something with this shape: https://www.wayfair.com/decor-pillows/pdp/gracie-oaks-22-foamsilk-wreath-w003029328.html What say you?

    Happy Friday, Kris! I pray your trip has perfect weather! Enjoy your break! XO

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  20. Your bedroom is looking good, Kris! I hope this rain holds off so you guys can have fun in Michigan!

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  21. Oh my my friend this is exquisite. Sorry I didn't comment this morning. I am drooling over the wallpaper.

    Would you mind sending the link? I'm trying to convince John to do our bathrooms.

    Maybe I'll find something through your link.

    Buddy is adorable and enjoy every second when you're away!

    Hugs,

    Cindy

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  22. Love your new Condo and the Wallpaper so beautiful and timeless.

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  23. Love your new Condo and The Wallpaper is Timeless.

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  24. Oh, so pretty, my friend! English Cottage Garden is a great choice for this bedroom with that perfectly wonderful window. Hope you have a great weekend away. Enjoy! Hugs.

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  25. omg..Love Love Love... That is such a great idea re the backdrop wallpaper over the bed..! I used to be so in love with wallpaper and then I guess it became a no no or something..but I had some black with huge beautiful flowers in my new house in Florence, SC..we only lived there less than 2 years and had to relocate..(sniff sniff) hub's job..sound familiar. :0( ... anyhew..I love it all..love the comforter/bedding..so pretty. Your Design Assistant sure has great taste and is is such a cutie, too. ;0) ... Have fun vacation time..enjoy..and hope the weather is Sunny..just like you and your new home. Happy shopping in your fav shops..Cheers to our special American Independence Day..coming right up..!!!

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  26. Looks lovely Kris, so fresh and inviting. Enjoy your getaway. You and Terry deserve it. xoxo

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  27. Oh Kris! That turned out so well - what a pretty bedroom. I'm glad you like it, nothing worse than having to pull down wallpaper and wash the glue off!!

    Enjoy your holiday!

    xoxoxox

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  28. WwOoWw!!!

    So peaceful…a true peaceful oasis!

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  29. I love it, it does say English Garden, you nailed it.
    Enjoy your getaway. How is Terry healing?
    Love, Carla

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  30. Wow!! I love English Garden style, Kris, and like Carla said, you nailed it!! Beautiful! I think that wallpaper is just outstanding!! I hope you're having a lovely weekend. xxoo

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  31. Kris, I've been absent from blogland for awhile, but I just read all of your posts from when you moved in. Once again, you amaze me with your talent to transform a space! You've done so much in a short amount of time. Everything looks beautiful (I especially love the bathroom light fixture!). I hope you can relax soon, and enjoy your gorgeous new home!

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  32. All looks very nice! Kitchen, bedroom…

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