Ample Make This Bed

Ample make this bed.
Make this bed with awe;
In it wait till judgment break
Excellent and fair.

Be its mattress straight,
Be its pillow round;
Let no sunrise’ yellow noise
Interrupt this ground.

~Emily Dickinson


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After much deliberation, John and I chose a new bed for our resized and redecorated bedroom. Even though our new mattress will not be delivered for a few days, we were too impatient to wait so we shifted the old mattress from the guest bed and tucked in for the night. I am loving the redesign although it was a bit disconcerting in the middle of the night. The whole orientation of the room has shifted including the addition of a new window on a different wall while losing the original larger window.

There is still a good bit to do before I have the big unveiling, but we did hang three pieces of original art yesterday that all work amazing well together. I usually have something other than white walls around me, but John wanted to keep it light and white so the color for me must come in through the artwork and fabric choices. We did choose a dark wood floor which works well with the light wood of the bed and the stark white of the walls.

When I moved to Cornwall, the only piece of furniture I shipped is the chair you see below. This was taken on moving day at my step-mom’s house. I worried that it might not fit in here, but I put it in the new bedroom and John and I think it’s a perfect fit for our new space.


We also decided that the living room could use a new sofa so this one is being delivered next week.  I’ll be back with another decorating post soon. I have a few decisions to make and I would be interested in hearing your thoughts. I am about to go batty trying to decide between a variety of things with for my new studio space and bathroom such as paint colors, bathroom tile, light fixtures, bathroom mirrors, rugs and curtains.


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9 thoughts on “Ample Make This Bed

  1. Fantastique! How wonderful your chair goes with the new bedroom. From the photos it looks like the dark wood of the chair might ‘match’ / complement the dark panels (?) on the bed.

    Forgive my lack of decorating vocabulary and enjoy the new bed! The sofa looks both classy and comfy too.


  2. I do like the couch, especially the armrests! They look like good pillows! I can see why you brought the chair with you. I already told you what I thought of the bed. It looks great and comfortable to boot!

  3. Oh, you make we want to redecorate something…though Rog and I are opposite in taste, it’s great you and John work so well together.

  4. That chair is yummy and welcoming. I like having a chair in the bedroom; we do not have the room, and while I don’t want a bigger house, I woudl like a bigger bedroom.

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