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Lightening-Up the Master Bedroom for Spring and Summer

Saturday, May 18, 2013

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It's been a long time since we changed anything in the master bedroom. Here is our bedding before:

LOTS of pillows!  I wanted a simpler bed for summer.

This is how it looks today:

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Our antique marble top bedside table is new to the room, too. 
I used a plain white ruffed dust ruffle.  You can see it on the left.

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I bought the honeysuckle branch embroidered lumbar pillow from Pottery Barn as our one throw pillow.
The yellows in the quilt are brighter than they appear here in these photos.

Lumbar pillow:  Pottery Barn
White quilt and shams:  Simply Shabby Chic Ruffle Quilt @ Target
Patchwork quilt:  Vintage/Family Heirloom

We are off to an association horse show.  Our daughter has moved from paddock boots to tall boots.  It should be an exciting day unless it pours rain!

What are your plans for the weekend?

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Very pretty! I think it looks very peaceful and cozy with the new quilt. I love lots of pillows, too, but they end up on the floor every night. :(

    Off to the lake...I have the feeling it's going to be more work than play!


  2. Looks beautiful -- love the white ruffled spread and shams!

  3. Oh RJ I love your bed, before and after! A beautiful bed and I love how you piled it with pillows. The new lighter look for summer is lovely. Your white quilt and shams are gorgeous and the PB pillow is the perfect accent. If Tripp is like Jim, he’s happy to see only one pillow for the summer :) Hope y’all don get rained out for the horse show. It’s raining here.


  4. Hi Ricki, Your bedroom looks very pretty, I love quilts and your pillow is lovely. Have a good weekend! And, thank you so much for coming by for a visit and for leaving a sweet comment.
    Hugs, Cindy

  5. Love your bedroom! The quilt and pillow are perfect and beautiful! Just simple and beautiful for the summer! Great job! Patty

  6. Very Spring/Summer! I love blue and yellow with one another. It's the colors I want our guest room to be whenever that day comes. I have a country theme in my head but it will be another 4-7 years before that day comes.

    The throw pillow is adorable.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend and the weather cooperates for the horse show. Good Luck Shelley!

  7. Your room is so pretty and very fresh. I love that pillow from PB. Nothing going on here that's exciting. I'm trying to get my back porch and deck ready for summer. There's always something!

  8. Oh I forgot...your new design is awesome!

  9. Love the white and yellow together. they do look very summery - like wheat fields!

  10. Your bed looks awesome and oh so inviting

  11. The soft colors look so pretty for Spring and summer. Your bedroom is gorgeous! I love the painting above your bed! Did you paint it? We're enjoying a weekend at home for a change! Sweet hugs!

  12. Lovely change into the lighter colours of summer!

  13. Really pretty and I love the before just as much, it's nice though to have a change:)

  14. Such a nice change Ricki. The pillow is so lovely.

  15. I ADORE all of this!!!! I love the before and after. i can't choose what I love most, either. I adore the painting about your bed. I can't wait to read more of your blog. :)

  16. Beautiful room Ricki! Your bedding is so pretty and your artwork is gorgeous!!!
    Hope you have a great week!

  17. That room looks so relaxing. Perfect for Sunday afternoon naps. Do you have any tricks for storing our other bedding so it stays fresh?


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