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Sunday, January 10, 2010

Master bedroom paint reveal

FINALLY - the master bedroom is painted. Four gallons of Benjamin Moore's "Newburyport Blue," thank you very much. My right rotator cuff is scheduled for surgery Friday. I kid, I kid. All of the photos were shot without flash to give you an idea of how the color presents.

Across from the bed is a sitting area. Still looking for furniture...

In the daylight, it's closer to an Yves Klein blue.

These are the doors to the accessory closet with built-ins for handbags and drawers for jewelry, scarves, and hosiery. The original owner did not mess around when it came to her wardrobe. Behind that is one of two walk-in closets. There are five closets total. Girlfriend was a stone cold clotheshorse.

Update: I forgot to include the "befores." Sorry 'bout that.


33 comments:

nkp said...

It pains me to think of all the work you put into that room. But damn if it doesn't look amazing. Bravo girl!

erin@designcrisis said...

Love it love it love it! And I am STOKED that your painted the ceiling -- it made all the difference. Can't wait to see what you do with the furniture...

ps: FOUR gallons?!!!

erin@designcrisis said...

oops, that "you" painted the ceiling... I got a bit overzealous, there!

lucitebox said...

I've said it before and I'll say it again--your ceiling painting is inspirational!

This is going to be superb when it's all done up by you. I can't wait to see that.

And you are the luckiest woman--those shutters and FIVE closets. Damn.

susieq said...

Oh! Oh! Oh! You took my breath away. All I can think of these days is Yves Klein blue and you've done it up beautifully. I know you must be dog tired. You deserve a massage and a manicure and several glasses of wine!

Alexis said...

Wowza!

only a movie said...

Congrats on being finished. I can't believe you took on the extra task of blogging tonight too.

It looks amazing.

Also, I'm quite sure your master bedroom is bigger than my entire house.

Elisa @ whatthevita said...

really love the combination of the dramatic dark blue and the gold window shutters(?), wow, i love it. can't wait to see what furniture and accessories you'll be bringing in..

Kate said...

Fantastic! Now that the ceiling is the same as the walls, I can really see how leaving the ceiling white would have been utterly lame-o.
You're an inspiration!

Keri Batchelder Hoffman said...

sexy. Is this your first dark ceiling? Does it take some getting used to? I know what work dark colors can be - awesome job.

Camilla @ Designalogue Blog said...

WOW! I can not wait to see the Elle Decor shoot that happens in this joint!
oh to live in a house where you can paint. (he is Aus -renting a house & painting dont mix- whoa is me!)

Designers' Brew said...

Oh babe, it looks fantastic. What a huge task! And the ceiling, too... MAJOR PROPS! (Am I still allowed to say props? Or is that too 2006?)

Jamie said...

Stunning. I am dying with envy over the closets. I would kill for an accessory closet! Can't wait to see what your next project is.

Sandy said...

Fantastic colour. What a beautiful room
Love those shutters. Remind me of the Jali screens in Indian palaces.

David said...

Drop dead gorgeous, truly. I'm totally stealing that color for somewhere here.

Jenny Butler said...

Amazing! Most divine colour & I love that you painted the ceiling to match.

Raina Cox said...

Elisa - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

Keri - This is my first dark ceiling and it is like sleeping in a cave. Which is quite relaxing.

DB - You can say "props" but not "cool beans."

Jenny - Hi ya to you as well and welcome to this deliciousness!

amy @ switz~art said...

this post gave me tears of joy. i completely agree with nkp...so much work you have done. this is my daily deliciousness. bravo!

Anita Davis said...

It looks amazing, Raina!!

You must smile from ear to ear every time you walk in there!!

I'm curious about your painting tools -- regular old rollers? or do you use one of those spray things?

Raina Cox said...

Anita - Just regular ole brushes and rollers. I paint old school.

Teri said...

It looks amazing! Simply amazing.

fromtherightbank.com said...

This is stunning! Your Newburyport Blue kicks my Bunny Gray's ass. I love your choice!! And oh man, I'm jealous of that closet of yours. You must show us that soon. Now go rest that arm.

Robin said...

I'm sorry, what did you say? You painted something? I can't get past "built-ins for handbags and drawers for jewelry, scarves, and hosiery".

Can I move in? I can live in one of the closets and I am an excellent babysitter.

sherri said...

just perfect. congrats on a job well done.

hello gorgeous said...

Love how it turned out! Sympathies to rotator cuff...

Renate said...

Wow, gorgeous colour. Love your shutters. And a closet for handbags and accessories? Bliss.

drollgirl said...

daaaaaaaaaamn! lucky you! oh wait -- you did the work yourself! RIGHT ON! WELL DONE!

Raina Cox said...

Renate - Hello and welcome to this deliciousness!

The Cottage Cheese said...

Wow, what a dramatic space! I love the colors you chose, and your window sscreens look fantastic! Can't wait to see more!

Raina Cox said...

The Cottage Cheese - Thanks so much and welcome to this deliciousness!

karly / design-crisis.com said...

Have I told you how much I LOVE the new color? You're going to convert me from my stubborn black, white and grey ways, I just know it!

Naomi said...

Hi Raina,
I've been seeing your comments over on design crisis and thought I'd finally come over and give you a proper stalking. Love the Blue. The ceiling definitely makes the room. And what are those fabulous window treatments!?

Raina Cox said...

Naomi - Hello to you and welcome!

The window treatments are carved sheesham shutters from India. They came with the house and we LOVE them.