Monday, September 13, 2010

The rich, warm colors of Autumn...


For the last five years, our master bedroom has been fufu pinks, lacy, girly, shabby chic... and frilly...(thank you Jack for not complaining!)... I still love my pinks and fufu and such, and my "atelier" remains that way... but when I came home from the hospital after surgery recently, I wanted a change in the bedroom... especially with fall approaching, I wanted a warm, cozy place to relax and fall asleep at night... with the beautiful Autumn hues in mind, I transformed our bedroom into exactly what I wanted... I guess I have just always danced to a different drum... I know most of you all are changing to all~white, which is so very pretty, but just not "me"... I found exactly the patchwork quilt and shams I wanted (on sale even!)...

Bought this beautiful leaf painting at Ross's (very reasonable)... I just love it!...

Bought the birch quiver baskets at Robert's Crafts and filled them with faux mini Maple leafs... the little fireplace is an electric one that puts out a beautiful flame and cozy, warm heat... looks just like the real thing when it is on... a comfy chair next to it with a tied fleece leaf blanket I made... and one of my smaller curio cabinets holds my collection of vintage Hull pottery from the 40's that belonged to my mama...

The beautiful paintings are original watercolors by famous New Mexico artist Charles S. Rawles, signed and dated 1927 on one and 1928 on the other... Charles S. Rawles lived at a boarding house my great~grandparents owned in Santa Fe... he often paid them in his beautiful paintings... they later became my grandmother's, then my mama's and daddy's paintings, and when my daddy passed away they were left to me... I have wanted to hang them up but didn't know exactly where to place them... I think this is the perfect spot...

I have such a love of Nature and family... heirlooms and precious memories... I think I will be spending alot of time in here daydreaming as well...what do you think?... xoxo



26 comments:

Sharli said...

I think this is PERFECT!! I love the warmth of the room (autumn colors are my personal favorites) and I love the watercolors - and the story behind them! Original art is such a treasure. Enjoy...

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Julie Marie,
I love your warm, fall décor! The autumn months should be cozy and warm and filled with those lovely colors (in my opinion ;) How wonderful you have the artwork in your home and it's been lovingly passed down and has a wonderful story behind it as only family items can, you know? ;) My most precious items are the ones with a story not ones I've picked up at a flea market, etc. I LOVE family history and the joy of telling the story behind each item.

Your bed looks comfy, cozy and just right for fall. Love the curious, beautiful too!
Love to you, Tracie

Celestina Marie Designs said...

HI Julie Marie,
Oh your room redo is gorgeous and so cozy. I can see peaceful nights sleep in a beautiful room like this. Love your quilt and the colors are so yummy for the change of the season.
You did a beautiful job with your vision. Great pic you found at Ross. Love the fire stove too and the details all around are just perfect. I love original artwork and I know you cherish these pieces.

Been trying to get over all day. I am so busy with some customs and hope to have them finished in a few days. Then I will have some extra time to visit more.
I will email you this week.
Hope all is going well and you are enjoying some cooler weather.
Love to you sweetie,
Celestina Marie

Dawn said...

I am with you and the warm colors of fall. I have warm yellows and splashes of red to add that perfect color scheme I love.
I think you did a spectacular job sweetie

Rose said...

beenbusy with company and other things, so i stopped to say Hi! i love what you did i love pink,but need to change to get refreshed. love the Ross store. take care. Rose

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Julie Marie!

You've created such a warm soft look & feel of fall in your bedroom... I love it! The artwork is so special and perfect for your new look. Great re-do Julie!!

Hugs, SHerry

Sherry@ Ties2ThePast said...

Your bedroom looks so inviting & cozy! I'm a 'quilt' gal myself & LOVE to snuggle under one on crisp autumn nights with my pups & husband!! Looking forward to the next Barn Chicks meeting!!!!!!

Kelly said...

Absolutely! I love warm colors too~ Especially at this time of the year...Even if its's a warm cream color. Your room looks great! And your curio cabinet is beautiful!! It looks great Julie, really does...

Sandi said...

I am glad you decorate the way you like it and don't just follow the crowd. It is you ,it is fall and it is so pefect!
Blessings~

Rebecca said...

Beautiful my faithful friend. Lovely as ever!

Now...Miss K got your little package ready before she left Sunday afternoon. You will laugh when you get it because she wrapped it herself this time and I'm sending it to you AS SHE DESIGNED IT! It is precious and yummy.

I've seen myself coming and going for days. It's been a while since I made a little dress for a wedding and boy was I rusty! :( Still...she looked so beautiful to me and watching her dance with my guy stole my heart away.

Thinking of you my friend...bless you always.

Love, Rebecca

dogsmom said...

I love the colors and the whole look of the room.

I hope you are feeling better.

E. Charlotte said...

What a cozy space! I love the story of the watercolors! What great heirlooms that you can enjoy! :D

Anonymous said...

You should always be true to what you love. Great way of expressing your rich autumn colors in the new look for your cozy bedroom. Love it!!! Thinking of you. el

Marie Antionette said...

Just so beautiful Julie Marie!!! It is a warm and cozy room.The colors you chose are awesome.Love the bed and pictures.
I hope you are not over doing sweetheart. I'll look forward to your call.Thank you so much for your continuing suport. You are one of the best,
XXOO Marie Antionette

A Vintage Chic said...

Such a beautiful, warm & restful room, Julie--thanks for sharing it!

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Julie

Sherrie said...

Absolutely beautiful. It looks to be a very peaceful and cozy bedroom. Good job.

*Ulrike* said...

Oh I like it Julie Marie! I always change out the decor around here for the more richer and warmer colors in the fall.
I love the artwork too! It's nice to have special things all around us.
Take Care!
Ulrike

Jonny J Petros said...

What a wonderful idea- To bring the warmth of fall inside- I love everything - the basket on the wall looks beautiful-as well as your cherished paintings-I think I would want to stay in bed and never leave-Sincerely,Jonny

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

Gorgeous!
warm, soothing, textured, patterned, elegant and cozy!
love it...

Karen

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

What a warm and inviting room, makes me want to get into my pj's and head to bed!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Nancy's Notes said...

What a warm and cozy room Julie Marie! It's perfect and does look like a room that is filled with so much charm!

Happy I found my way to your blog!

Enjoy your day~
Nancy

Mari said...

HELLO JULIE MARIE,
I THINK IT TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL AND IF YOU FEEL COMFORT BEING IN THERE THEN THAT'S ALL THAT MATTERS :) BUT IT DOES HELP US FEEL BETTER WHEN IT COME TURNS OUT SO PRETTY :) ENJOY YOUR SPACE I WISH YOU MANY SWEET DAY DREAMS MY FRIEND :)

HUGLETS~XOX~MARI

bunny, The Paris House said...

Hi Julie Marie,
I was just coming over to visit you when I saw your comment on my post.
Your bedroom is so pretty. I love all the rich Autumn colors, they are warm and cozy , perfect for sleeping in. The only thing white in our bedroom is my comfy white comforter, everything else has color and I put lots of throws etc. to bring in more color. All white reminds me way too much of when I was in the hospital and sick, and if feels very sterile to me...I just can't to it! Color is so pretty!

I would love to see your handbag! I sure do love handbags!! Fashion is fun but many days I am a mess, it all depends on whats going on that day. It is fun to dress up at times. But handbags and shoes are my favorite things to wear.
Hope you feel well my sweet friend
Take Care
Love
Bunny

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Julie Marie,
Thanks for your well wishes & prayers for our little Gigi. You are a dear friend, appreciate your thoughts so much. Chat w/you soon. Merci, chère amie, Marie Julie (more than you can know).
Love to you, Tracie

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

What a dope, just saw in my last comment I say curious, not curio...
Have a happy night
Love your dopey friend ;)
xoxoxo

Lynne Barscewski said...

I was so pleased to see the pictures by Charles Rawles. He was my grandmother's uncle. If there is any information you can give me about him, I would really appreciate it.
Lynne Barscewski
Lynne4480@gmail.com
March 22, 2013