Friday, August 8, 2008

***Master Bedroom CRISIS***



~~~Rudeness is the weak mans imitation of strength~~~ Eric Hoffer

~~~To disagree, one doesn't have to be disagreeable~~~ Barry Goldwater

10239352 said:
Nice but oh so unromatic, are you old?
Posted: Apr 18, 2008

10245577 said:
Too vanilla for my taste I like my master bedroom to be calming and romantic for my hubby and me, sorry
Posted: Apr 20, 2008

10259309 said:
I guess some people like vanilla in their romance.
Posted: Apr 22, 2008

MariluMoreno said:
You need some pop of color in here it is way to BEIGE.
Posted: Apr 27, 2008

Corinnesluv said:
They had a similar room to this on Sell this House this morning and they called it vanilla
Posted: Apr 26, 2008

RandiinSF said:
Sorry but this has about as much romance as a Motel 6 sorry to share that.
Posted: Apr 24, 2008

Robertaswonder said:
In this Month's Martha Stewart Living they are showing the "new" bedrooms, perhaps you should take a look.
Posted: Apr 28, 2008

Yvonnesdecorates said:
I was watching a decorating show yesterday and they described this room to a tea "Vanilla"
Posted: Jun 8, 2008

10177911 said:
wow wouldn't it be cool if they picked you for a "do over" on the television show. I would love to see that good luck.
Posted: 8 days ago


All of the above comments were made on "Rate My Space" about my master bedroom. Now there were some really nice comments posted...in fact the majority were very sweet. But why is it we let the mean comments consume us...and assume the nice comments weren't sincere?

For those of you who have never experienced posting on "Rate My Space" take it from those of us who have. It can be painful and you need REALLY thick skin....oh and body armor, a shovel and some tranquilizers.

I finished my master bedroom after years of not knowing what direction I wanted to take. I was very excited and relieved when it was finally complete. After proudly posting it on RMS I started to doubt my choices and to wonder if I should re-think the whole thing.












Is it perfect? Heck no! Is it even remarkable? Nope...but it's mine...and I really tried hard to make it elegant, calming, and a nice place for my hubby and I to relax and unwind. So I've decided to try and get myself to a place where I don't let the negative opinions of others affect my happiness. It's not easy...and I slide back into that place of self-doubt often. But dwelling on the positive stuff and letting the negative slide off my back is a lot more healthy and it makes for a much sunnier day!

~~~Three things in human life are important. The first is to be kind, the second is to be kind and the third is to be kind.~~~ Henry James

151 comments:

Gollum said...

Nikki, when I first posted my living room (zebra rug) on RMS (only it was Rate My Room back them), someone told me that it looked like "someone threw up beige paint all over the room." It was such a shock to hear that, and it hurt almost like a punch in the stomach. Despite many kind comments, the "threw up beige" comment lingered in my mind. I tried and tried to add color to that room, but it didn't work. The room wouldn't allow it. The room knew what the knuckleheads didn't.

Your bedroom is absolutely beautiful--one of my all time favorites. ((hugs))

Sincerely Yours said...

Hi Nikki! It's 11:30 and I can finally get on my computer! I shut my server off and didn't even know it then I proceeded to grumble all day that we have a lousy server!!lol Anyway DON'T YOU DARE CHANGE YOUR BEDROOM! I loved your bed and room the first time I saw it on RMS and I believe I told you so (igottadecorate). Jealousy brings out the nasties every time! Your home and style is beautiful! And I am adding your pet peeve to my 3rd list, I agree with that one too! Have a great weekend - Jeannette

niartist said...

Nikki, I think your room IS remarkable, and heck yes, I think it's perfect! (For me anyway!) I have coveted that Horchow bed of yours for way too long now. I think that this room is romantic and peaceful, whimsical and gender neutral. A place where anyone, anywhere would feel comfortable climbing into bed and napping the day away. Don't let comments like that keep you from feeling like you've done exceptional work, this my dear - is gorgeous, and pratically perfect in every way.

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Obviously your detractors have NO taste whatsoever because this is one increadibly beautiful room! You show elegance and style, and its warm and welcoming. There isn't anything I don't love about it! I especially adore that sitting corner with the chair, side table, and lovely painting!

Some people on RMS are just so mean!

Kady

Tracey said...

Your bedroom is BEAUTIFUL...Love it!!!
It is so classy and relaxing, don't listen to anybody who tells you any different!
Have a great weekend :)
Tracey

Jen r. said...

I love it, it looks amazing!!! I love how you pulled everything in together. I am going to have to put you on my blog roll so I can come back and visit! Jen R

Penny said...

I remember this room and I remember how much I love it!

Penny

mishebe said...

Your master bedroom looks AWESOME..
Hey go on www.TONYAMOCK.com click onto HOME then to the left you will see View my listings. click onto the" Historic Snohomish House" 439.000 is the price. Let me know if u got to it. mishelle

ko said...

Nikki~
I love your room..in fact it is like my DREAM master...SOft and still.....life is already so fast and crazy!!! Isnt it so amazing that we can dweel over the negative when there is positive right in front of out eyes! Keep being you! You are wonderful!!!
Kyley

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I think your room is BEAUTIFUL! So elegant and romantic, yet calm and restful.
:)

mishebe said...

Back to your bedroom. There are some people that have no taste. alot of the rude comments come from people who do not have any spaces on there. Your room looks fabulous. They said some rude comments about my rooms, too. I can handle constructive critisim, but some were ruthless. love the room. very soft, calming and pretty. mishelle

Joy said...

Your room is gorgeous! Wouldn't you like to see the rooms of the people who left the ugly comments? You'd probably laugh at their rooms and think a lot less about their opinions. And really, would you want to invite people that mean into your home anyway?
The important thing is that you and your hubby love the room since you're the ones who live in it.

French said...

AH I remember those days all too well~~my first posting was torn apart~~I cried grew some thicker skin and decided to take or least consider some of the advice! Some was helpful, some not so much but it has been a learning experience to say the least! I love your room as is! French;)

Stacey said...

Nikki,
I have seen your rooms on RMS in the past...they are beautiful! I'm so glad to have found your blog. Can't remember how I found it now - a link from some other friend. :)

I don't have a blog yet but I sure love stalking!!

Stacey in Oklahoma

twintoo10292 said...

LOVE your room. Did the rude people have spaces of their own to show? Most times they don't. It's called jealousy. I know it hurts. I put some spaces up one time and was shaking as I uploaded the pictures I was so nervous. The remarks were mixed but the colors of the rooms didn't photograph well and someone said I should add more blue to the room to match the seats on the chairs. They are actually green. I rarely go on RMS anymore as so many people have spoiled it. It would be nice if you could only leave a comment if you have a space of your own. That way you could visit those negative people and see what kind of style they have. That would probably cause a little chuckle as you look at their spaces and see how talented they are. Twin

Anonymous said...

P l ease some people huh ??? I love what you did with your room and what is most important... YOU love it !!!

Love your blog,
Kathy :)

Paulette said...

Oh my, Nikki! I'm shocked! Can you imagine how unhappy those particular posters must be? Seriously - how in the world do people with peace in their lives make comments such as those? I don't understand it... and to top it off, half of them couldn't spell (oh please let me have no misspelled words in this comment...), which only added to their seeming lack of intellect. I think you should practice your "tsk-tsk'ing" and your looks of pity, bc these people definitely need them. I'm all for an opinion that is different from my own, but these people are blithering idiots. (Btw, your room is incredible. My husband would think he'd died and gone to Heaven if I could make our room look like that.)

Paulette

nikkicrumpet said...

Thank you all so much. The kind comments are felt deeply! Especially coming from people who's opinions I respect so much.

Anonymous said...

Nikki, You KNOW how much I love your master bedroom! It's perfection and you can tell that a lot of thought and GREAT taste went into it! I think it's so romantic that it almost makes me want to look for MR RIGHT! That's the hightest praise I can possibly give!!!!!! Keep up the good (no, make that great) work and don't let the idiots steal your joy!
carol/cedwards55

Marie said...

I thought this post was a joke. Then I was sick to realize that people actually left those real comments to you about your room??? NO WAY! I love your bedroom! It's what my bedroom aspires to be when it finally grows up and gets taste. :o)

By the way! I have been reading your blog all of TWO days and you inspired me! I was oohing and ahhing over all those fabulous things you made- BY YOURSELF- that I tempted fate (and my fingers) and used my husband's skill saw. Is that the kind where you pull it down to cut wood? I don't even know. lol Anyway, I MADE SOMETHING. Thanks for your inspiration. And sorry for the book in your comments. :o)

onlymehere said...

I absolutely love this room. It's a room that a man can relax in as well as a woman and it looks so peaceful and relaxing. I remember all too well some mean and spiteful comments left on my spaces too. Thank heavens we don't have a rating system in blogland! Isn't funny how the mean comments are the ones we remember from RMS bz they hurt us? I much prefer blogging bz I have found the people to be very kind and respectful. Once again, I love your rooms and may have to get some advice when it's time to redo ours! I sincerely mean that too!

Jared and Jessica said...

Jared and I love you so it doesn't matter what those people say about your room. I like it!! I would LOVE for my bedroom to look like that..but hey I am a staving medical assistant supporting a starving student husband. Those people don't have a very good taste in their mouths..

imjacobsmom said...

Nikki,
I absolutely love your room. It is beautiful down to every detail. I especially love your houndstooth chair and that sidetable, but I had to chuckle when I read the titles of your books. (I enjoy that genre, too.)

pat@backporchmusings said...

Hi Nikki
I've been sort of in and out of the blogs this week. Just saw your comment at Arti's. So, of course I hopped right over here to have a looksee!

I'm old (see first commenter). What was that 1st comment about!! Agism, burns me up!!

Your room is warm, comfortable, pleasing to the eye and drop dead gorgeous!

Some of those shows on HGTV don't have a clue when it comes to design and that's sad, because so many people rely on that network for style ideas and believe everything they see there is gospel!

Happy Weekend!
Pat

bj said...

Nikki, sister friend...
I, too, worried about some of the comments on my "controlled clutter" rooms and then, something one of our dear bloggers said..
"Our homes are to be LOVED....
NEVER RATED" (sweet KIM, at DAISY COTTAGE). Since I read that, I thought, "What the hell am I doing...putting my rooms up for others to judge"...
I removed every one of my photos off RMs except one room left on there..sort of a night-light for some of my friends to get in touch with me. But, never...NEVER again will I put a room up for someone else to tell me if they like it or not. It is a really stupid concept as far as I can see!!
love ya, bj

Cathy said...

Nikki....I think your bedroom is beautiful...it is elegant, balanced and well put together. There is NO reason that you should have any negative responses. Some people just want to be mean!
Cathy

Anonymous said...

I think your bedroom is really gorgeous. That's exactly why I didn't post the rooms in my house because I knew I would be torn apart and I don't have thick skin. I did post my garden pictures because I knew they were pretty and nobody said anything bad about them. Isn't it funny how the rude remarks always stay with us!

Flowersnfelines said...

That was me Flowersnfelines - I don't know why my name didn't come through.

bj said...

If ya wanna fight me cause I STOLE your adorable saying about THE THREE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS... and put it on MY blog for all the world to see, ya gotta catch me first cause..............................I'm gonna
RUN REAL FAST ! You know I am a sissy girl and a LOVER, not a FIGHTER!!

Michael said...

Remember the Talula style living room and the nasty cat fight that came about? Sorry you got blamed for my "nicest trailer in the park" comment. Love RMS - there's some great ideas out there, but there's also a lot of junior high mentality, too.

~Michael aka Ryan Tenpoint

Nancy Jane said...

I'm a chocolate person but after seeing your bedroom I'm craving a LARGE bowl of vanilla, because this room is luscious! Have to agree with Pat about the agism thing. Makes me crazy! For comments like that refer back to the movie "Fried Green Tomatoes" and the scene in the parking lot!!!
Nancy PS: Is 58 considered old? If it helps, I usually don't act my age!!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

I think your bedroom is beautiful. I'm not too familiar with RMS, but I've read on other blogs about the ugly comments!

Guess some people have to cut down folks to make themselves look good???

Constructive comments might help but the negativity does no good.

Shake it off and stick to your blog!
Diane

Cherdecor said...

If those people made rude comments about this your master bedroom, it is CLEAR to all of us who see the eloquence of this room that they are "little" people.

And besides, that is why they make chocolate. . . for all the people who don't like vanilla! Personally, this room would be my choice and style of decorating. Not everyone has to like it. That is okay! But it is not okay to be rude!

I like your quote from Henry James. I will have to copy that and file it away.

Mary Kay said...

Hey Nikki - I don't have time to read through all the comments, so this may be repetitious. Do you see the commonality running through those negative comments left on your beautiful bedroom space? Looks to me like someone with a lot of usernames. There was a post last week that looked similar. Can you spell J-E-A-L-O-U-S-Y?

You have been one of the nicest and kindest commenters on RMS, at least in my 6 months on there. You were one of the first who left a positive comment on so many posts, and people responded in kind to your spaces. There are evil people in the world who HATE nice people who they don't even know. It's sick! But please stop thinking about it! You give them power over you when you do.

I haven't had many truly hurtful comments left, but over two nights after I posted my Christmas space, it was downrated off the front page, to about page 20. I was stunned, and then I figured there was something else at work. Maybe the presence of my Nativity in the photos? Who knows.

But, sweetie, please try to focus on the positive. You bring to much joy to so many people!

Bridget said...

You've really struck a chord here. I've had my room compared to a cheap motel too. Some people just don't know class when it slaps them in the face!
Your room is GORGEOUS! Don't let any turkey tell you otherwise.
Hugs, Bridget

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Nikki I would not feel comfortable sleeping in your room................ I'd be too busy staring!!

Your room takes my breath away every time I see it!! Jealousy rears its head in many ways and those comments can only be just that!!

Thanks for dropping by, I had my experiences at RMS too, check out my post titled 'My very first RMS post'!

Welcome to blogland, so glad to see your fantastic bedroom again!

Anonymous said...

Nikki, I kindly disagree with you. I think it IS PERFECT, and IS REMARKABLE! Do you think maybe the negative posters were a little jealous?
It's an absolute drop-dead gorgeous room that anyone would kill to have.
I just recently found your blog and LOVE IT!

Charli and me said...

I think your room is absolutely beautiful!

aj said...

Nikki,
I don't know what those people were smoking cause I think your room is absolutely gorgeous. Please try not to let those negative comments hurt you. I think we all know the truth;)

Naz said...

I've seen some downright horrible comments but I'm so shocked to see them on your beautiful bedroom. I just checked back on RMS because I knew your bedroom looked familiar and sure enough, I rated your room a 5 (as it so well deserved). People can be a jealous lot and can be so nasty, but why is it we remember those comments instead of the nice ones? Just keep dwelling on the positive comments because those are the ones that matter.

Judy said...

What's not to love? I wouldn't waste another minute even thinking about the nay-sayers....you know how misery loves company?!?!

Have a great week,
Judy

Hooked on Houses said...

These people are crazy. I love your bedroom!! Neutrals can be elegant and beautiful, too. I personally prefer a bedroom that doesn't scream at me when I'm trying to sleep.

Gosh. I'd hate to hear what they had to say about my bedroom! -Julia

Shelia said...

Now Nikki, your bedroom is so gorgeous! Whoever said those mean things needs a punch in the stomach! Your home is just awesome and no one could make a bedroom look more beautiful, calming and at the same time look like real people sleep in that bed! Thanks for coming by!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

nikkicrumpet said...

Thanks so much to all you ladies who visit!!! For those of you who don't have blogs to visit...I just want you to know I appreciate you coming by soooo much and for the sweet comments!

The Quintessential Magpie (Sheila) said...

Nikki, it's LOVELY! Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. It is everything you said and MORE... peaceful, calming, elegant, and beautiful. Enjoy it! And while you're enjoying it, remember that some people's taste is all in their mouth. Yours obviously goes much further than that! Remember that someone once told Jack Nicholson he should go back to parking cars or whatever job he had that supported his early attempts at acting. Thank goodness he didn't listen. Little people always try to take down others. Rejoice in your God-given talents! They are evident to others who count!

The other Sheila

Kimba said...

I'm constantly amazed at the lengths people will go to in order to be unkind.

Your bedroom is wonderful! If that's vanilla, I don't want chocolate! Love it! Love it! Love it!

Nancy said...

Nikki, You have a beautiful bedroom! Some people are just jealous!!! Don't change a thing, but if you do please sell me your old...LOL:) Nancy

Rue said...

Nikki,
You know what I think about all that RMS BS. It took me a very long time to get over my time there. I tried so hard to fight back for so long and stand up for people, but it took all my energy and in the end it didn't matter, because those trolls are still there and still causing issues.

RMS did three things for me... I met fabulous women there (like you), I learned how to take a picture (kinda) and I learned not to put my heart on the line. My home is my heart and no one can tell me what my heart wants anymore than they can tell me how to live my life.

Your room is gorgeous. Don't let anyone tell you differently :)

hugs,
rue

Southern Lady said...

Nikki, I can't imagine a more serene, romantic, or elegant bedroom than yours ... and you just have to consider the source of those rude, insulting, and negative comments on RMS. They were obviously made by jealous, vindictive, mean-spirited, and just plain rude people who don't know perfection when they see it.

That's one reason I haven't posted anything on RMS since I started blogging. Like you said, one negative mean comment about one of my rooms totally wiped out the other nice ones.

Anyway ... your bedroom should be in a magazine -- it's absolutely perfect.

Sincerely,

Janie

Mary said...

Nikki,
Your room is absolutely gorgeous. Period.
xoxo,
Mary

Laura said...

OMG! I remember when you posted this room a long time ago, I loved it!!!!! I cannot even go on RMS any more, what are these people thinking! Vanilla, unromantic! They are nuts, nuts, nuts!!!!

Laura :)

Anonymous said...

Your room is gorgeous ! Can't imagine why you got poor feedback...ignore it and sit in the fabulous chair with a cup of tea and a book... wish my room was so pretty!

melissa
coral springs, fl

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Excusssssse Me....but those commenters on your bedroom are idiots, not to mention rude. If they didn't care for your bedroom there are nicer ways to say it. I like vanilla and I think your bedroom is serene, calming and absolutely beautiful.

I did do RMS last Fall too....my family room. I guess I got lucky because no one said anything bad...all very nice except for one and all he/she said was "oh my". LOL...not quite sure what that meant.

Jen said...

I actually love this room! Not sure just what everyone's problem is. I think is has variation in shades of cream and tan and alos texture to interest the eye.

Also, I love the picture you have of the woman in the ballgown over the chair in teh sitting area. Do you mind sharing where you got it? I recently saw it in my grandmother's retirement home...they had some beautiful art on display there. Every time I walked by, I was drawn into it.

KARIN said...

You know, I visited RMS a handful of times, but the negative comments affected me as much as I'm sure they affected the person they were mant for. Spite hurts everyone. I don't visit RMS anymore. Why invite that kind of nagativity? Honestly, your room is spectacular. I love everything about it. It's elegant and cosy and very personal. It's perfect.

Carolynn said...

As someone who is in the midst of a long term home redecoration project, I can appreciate the work that's gone into this room. I like it. It's elegant and relaxing and a nice mix of masculine and feminine. I also really like the painting you have above the chair.

Carolynn

mgster said...

are you kidding me??? THis is one of the most beautiful bedrooms I have ever seen! Are those people who insulted you on drugs??? Don't change a thing!

Jessica said...

Hi, I found you from Rue's blog. :) I am a fellow RMSer and I have been a time long admirer of your spaces. ( I'm posted under Spangles ). Before that I was a number ( but a posted number....lol. ) Your rooms are gorgeous but that chair with the little pillow has stolen my heart. :) I enjoyed your Spa Day post...I have a small zoo so this really made me giggle. :)
Take care~ Jessica

Jessica said...

Hi, I found you from Rue's blog. :) I am a fellow RMSer and I have been a time long admirer of your spaces. ( I'm posted under Spangles ). Before that I was a number ( but a posted number....lol. ) Your rooms are gorgeous but that chair with the little pillow has stolen my heart. :) I enjoyed your Spa Day post...I have a small zoo so this really made me giggle. :)
Take care~ Jessica

Mary / Mariah said...

I would say it give's me a feeling of calm serenty , I really need that .So lovely . Mary

Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage said...

Yes, I am wondering through all of your posts....LOve your bedroom and wondering where you found your headboard and chair (houndstooth!!!) Don't change a thing...unless you want to ship it all to me!!!!!!!

Suzann @ Lavender and Roses said...

Nikki,
Thank you for the referral to this posting. I was able to find it easily. I absolutely LOVE your bedroom. Your bedding is a perfect example of what hubby and I have been trying to find, but haven't been able to. I think your bedroom looks elegant, serene, and simplistic with just the right amount of bling. I would love to know where you found your bedding. One of my favorite colors is chocolate brown, but given the size of our bedroom I cannot just do brown, I have to add the cream colors. I am so sorry you had to endure icky people at RMS - for this reason alone I have never had the courage to show any photos of my home on RMS. I think your room is beautiful and you should be proud! (is this how your room looks today?)

Momma Trish said...

Happy SITS day!

Your bedroom is gorgeous. Don't change a thing. Those silly people with the nasty comments are probably just jealous.

Stephanie said...

Do these people kick puppies, too? Your bedroom is garsh darn amazing!!!I can't believe someone would have the gall to say something so hurtful. Maybe it's just because they're jealous looking at your beautiful room from their faux leather computer chair and composite board desk.

1bitrcountrygirl said...

Happy SITS Day! I LOVE your room. I'm with some of the other commentors on this one forget RMS and stick to your blog, your bloggy peeps will come through for you. LOVE the color on the walls!

Sarah C. said...

Um, no (to the vanilla comments), it's elegant and restful!

Dee said...

Came over via SITS. The room looks very nice to me. Though I am no expert. I dont like bold colours much in a bedroom. And I like vanilla.

Hippomanic Jen said...

Here visiting from SITS. I like it. There IS colour for contrast, and yet it is warm, relaxed and hopefully what YOU want!

Blueberry Buttons said...

Nikki, I love this color and you seriously (sp) need to decorate my space! I think I had commented on this before but these are the colors I love also. Some people just have to be mean. Instead of just saying nothing at all and moving on, they have to give gals like us doubt that it isn't good enough. To me it looks very relaxing and like I said, I'll trade you houses!!!!! :)
I think that goes for all the gals (and guys) reading this. If you love it then keep it because it is beautiful to you. You can't please everyone, I found that out too! Love ya gal,
GREAT JOB AND A JOB WELL DONE.

Blueberry Buttons said...

Did I mention that I like your new look? Oh, and again I am sorry I did not get back to Crumpet sooner, me bad! Tell him more bones are on the way.

Lizzie said...

our master bedroom has a similar color scheme. we added a few light blue hues as well. but he walls are in he same family, probably about 2 shades darker then yours. we LOVE our room, there's romance, relaxation, and we like it :)

way to go not letting all that get to you, you're better then me. i wouldn't have had the guts to submit a room i liked on there. i could see putting a room i wasn't sure about or disliked. way to go!

Kimmie0270 said...

People can be true jerks, jealousy sneaks out there... I LOVE your room, and would trade with you anyday!

Debora Dennis said...

Bottom line should be how you and hubby feel about relaxing in that space...after all, at the end of the day that's the only thing that matters.

I think your bedroom is gorgeous!

Simply Shannon said...

It doesn't really matter what anyone else things as long as YOU love it...but personally I think that your bedroom is quite elegant and I would feel right at home there.

Mandy said...

Any person with eyes can see that it is gorgeous. Duh.

Felicia Eis said...

Nikki If I ever saw a perfect bedroom that one is it *sigh* I wish I could have even something close to that!!!

Creative Junkie said...

well, first of all ... your bedroom is exquisite.

second of all ... rude people stink.

Pink Ink said...

Hi Nikki, here from SITS. I plan to re-do our bedroom this weekend. Now I'm too chicken to post photos on my blog, ha ha. Let alone RMS.

Seriously, I might not decorate my bedroom like you did yours (we'll probably be polar opposites), but I totally get what you are saying about making your space your own. My husband is very concerned how I am planning to change things up in ours, but I have a gut feeling (hope anyway) that he will like it when we are done.:-). Follow your heart, is my motto, on decorating.

Cool blog!!

Cheryl Kanenwisher said...

you can decorate my house anytime!!

tidymom said...

OMG your room is to DIE for!!! I LOVE all the textures and the colors are soooooo soothing! Looks like it came right out of a magazine!!

Some people live to be rude and mean - they like the drama it brings. Please don't take them personal, you KNOW they're just jealous - NO ONE in their right mind would think that room is bad! NO WAY NOT EVER!!

Love your blog!!
~Tidymom

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Love it!

Carey said...

Yeah you're bedroom is pretty fantastic I think. This is the kind of space I'm looking for to unwind and relax.

We just bought our first house and when we painted I didn't plan anything out and just got pretty paint chips. My bedroom is gray...and for the longest time it felt like an institution. We rearranged the furniture and bought new curtains but I still don't love the color. I can't resolve myself to repaint it for at least another year though.

Jacie said...

you may not think that room is perfect, but i have to stay it looks pretty darn close. i love it.

Karol said...

Nikki,
Your room is beautiful! You have such an amazing talent!

togetherforgood said...

Your bedroom is GORGEOUS. People can be such jerks.

Personally, my bedroom is decorated in cardboard box/laundry chic, due to our recent move and the fact that when I'm pregnant I don't believe in ever accomplishing anything. LOL.

Mrs. S said...

I love the lamp and the light fixture. Very beautiful.

Cassandra said...

I love the warm and comforting tones in a bedroom myself. Yours looks like a nice place to unwind. Visiting you from SITS this morning! Hello!!

Paige said...

I think your bedroom is beautiful and if you can figure out a way to ignore the bad stuff, you need to teach it to me.

I will never ever in my life forget posting some professional photos done of my stallion, for his advertisising, and I was so proud of him, it was probably a sin. Some comments got made about some details, that I honestly had not noticed, and it broke my heart. After that, it was ALL I could see.

Why do I do that?

mrsbear said...

I think your bedroom is lovely. I don't know why people would leave such negative, pointed comments, unless that's the point of RMS which I'm not familiar with. I'd hate to see what they'd say about my hovel.

Melodie said...

I think your room is gorgeous, but it's not my opinion that matters. The only opinion that really matters is yours and your hubby's. If you both like it and are comfortable in it, then it's absolutely perfect. Maybe it is "vanilla", but there is a reason that vanilla is the most popular flavor of ice cream, right?

Laurel MacD said...

Vanilla is my favorite!! It's the flavor I always choose and the color I find the most relaxing. I love your room.

Brooke said...

Unromantic?! What?! That room is so calming and romantic I want to crawl inside and never leave. SO beautiful! The details are wonderful.

Katy Lin :) said...

i think it's gorgeous - very warm and inviting! :)

Amy said...

comin over from sits.

It's quite apparent those "rude commenters" have no taste! I'd like to see their rooms! (ok so I shouldn't be mean... but come on, your room is GORGEOUS!)

Anna Lefler said...

Hey, I know those broads who left the rude comments. I see them clustered outside the bowling alley in their plastic shoes wearing mint green stretch pants and t-shirts (with a glittery rose on them) that read "A Touch of Class."

Style mavens, every one of 'em.

You rock on, Nikkicrumpet, and remember that some people's taste is in their mouth. (I'd say where their manners are, but I'm too much of a lady...*snort*)

Happy SITS day, darlin'!!!! Your blog is truly fabulous!!!

XO

Anna

angie said...

I disagree with you. I think it looks perfect and remarkable! I want a bedroom like that.

zenmom said...

Mean people suck. Your room, however, does not. It's beautiful.

Jen - Queen of Poo said...

It looks remarkable to me! Of course, my bedroom is decorated in a sort of post-modern clutter ala mode style.

Seriously, though. If it makes you happy when you are in it, it's perfect!

The Me/ The Wife/ The Mom said...

Your room is beautiful! The people who say they don't like your room are the same people who say they don't like chocolate. They just don't count!
It's yours, it's finished, it's gorgeous - enjoy it!

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lmerie said...

Over from SITS - happy FB day!

Wonderful retreat - I found it soothing and comfy!

Rhea said...

I'm sorry, but your bedroom IS perfect and wonderful and DON'T YOU TOUCH A THING IN IT! GORGEOUS!

Hot Tub Lizzy said...

All that matters is that YOU like it!!!

Happy SITS day!!!

KiKi said...

Those rude commenters were smoking crack. Your room is fabulous!

Tabitha Blue said...

I still can't believe how rude people can be... and you are seriously brave for going on there. I don't think I could.

Plus, I think a bedroom should speak to the person who sleeps there... if it's comforting and comfortable for that person... that's the MOST important feedback. I think you've done wonderfully, and it looks peaceful and comfortable for you... so it's perfect!

I think it'd be peaceful for me too... I may steal some ideas :)

~Tabitha~

Melissa Lester said...

It looks like a beautiful sanctuary to me! And BTW, I have that same portrait of a lady in my dining room and love it! I never tire of the lovely folds of her dress!

Lula! said...

Fabulous. I love it. Candace Olson would approve!

Avery Tales said...

I love this look! My mom is an interior decorator and she works hard to express the taste of the homeowner in all she does. If you're happy that's all that matters! Don't listen to those bullies! They're just jealous.

Mama Mia said...

GOREGOUS..I LOVE IT

Andrea said...

I don't know anything about design...but your bedroom is beautiful! It looks soooooo relaxing.

Emily said...

Ummm...your bedroom is only about 500% better than mine. It is so beautiful. I wish I could get the inspiration to put something that pretty together!

I think that some people tend to forget that just because something isn't necessarily "their style" doesn't mean it is "bad style."

P.S. After reading all three of your SITS posts, I have Honkey Tonk Badonkadonk firmly stuck in my head - I've never heard that song before and I'm cracking up!

Nina said...

Nikki you should have no doubt about your room. It is beautiful and I would die for a room that looks that nice. I live in a miss match mess.

Cassandra said...

I agree with the rest of the SITS, the room is great!!! I would love to have a room look that put together! Great blog!!

ChezChani said...

I think your bedroom is elegant and classic. I'm sure I would not put a room of mine on RMS as I don't need to know anyone else's opinion, they will never have to spend time there. And besides that, my space looks like a tornado just ran through it. Someday I'll buy furniture for my bedroom (maybe) and that will help.

Michelle said...

Here's my two cents.

Would that be how I decorated my master bedroom? No. Personally, I do like a little more color. Oh, and I wouldn't be able to put it all together like that anyway -- you don't want to see mine :)

But it's your room, and you've made it super comfortable for you. I think it looks beautiful. If, when you walk in there, you smile and you feel relaxed, then you've done exactly what you wanted and it's the perfect room for you. And that's all that matters. Enjoy it!

thotlady said...

I love the room and I am not 'just being nice'. I simply love the light fixture and the painting over the chair. The bedding is wonderful too.

And I happen to love the color of the bedding.

Clippergirl56 said...

Your bedroom is beautiful....and I am not just saying it. It should be on a magazine cover. The look of the room is very comfortable and inviting.

Ronnica said...

This is not just lip service: I really like your room. "Vanilla" sure, but vanilla is one of the greatest smells: all warm and inviting (so obviously I'm not using this in the "plain vanilla" sense). All the attention to detail and the plushness, it's so inviting and warm, perfect for a master bedroom. Bravo.

Jaina said...

Well I think it's absolutely beautiful!! So elegant and classy, very chic. Great work with this, I'm impressed.

Michelle said...

Look at it this way......the people who didn't have nice things to say don't share your same sense of style. Doesn't mean what you did wasn't beautiful and perfect for you.

Personally I would find your bedroom a very peaceful place to relax in. :)

meg said...

Glad to know that you've moved beyond the tactlessness of others; I agree that the rooms looks very elegant & restful- things that a room for sleeping in should be :-)

EmmaP said...

i love your space. it looks comfy and cozy and a place i could totally relax in - which is what i would hope for in a bedroom. it is reminiscent of a really nice B&B or a spa resort. way to go!!!

jenn3 said...

It looks great.

Rhiana said...

I think it's lovely.

Laurel Plum said...

I think it is very elegant and restful. When can I move in?

Michele said...

Your Master bedroom is heavenly. It is classy and elegant and calming. That armchair is calling my name! I absolutely adore the picture above the armchair.

Susan said...

Your room is beautiful. Very elegant and warm. You should be very proud of your space - after all, you did do it yourself.

Melanie said...

It is very beige. But what is wrong with that? Why does 'everyone' have a hate-on for beige? Okay, if your entire house was painted that one beige colour, had brown rugs, and brown furniture it might be a bit much. But this is YOUR retreat. And for heaven's sakes, it's a bedroom. Beige is calming and elegant!

I suppose you could try to appease them. Paint it hot red, have green velvet drapes and a yellow duvet, purple pillows, and for those who made 'vanilla romance' comments, a gold-gilded mirror on the cieling? :)

Don't sweat it. This is your room. It's elegant, a retreat from the day, a place to be calm. If that is how it feels for you, and what you want, then you've got a good match.

MammaDucky said...

People love to criticize when there is that veil of the internet. They would normally never say such things. I love your room. Very fancy. Now, could I have that room in my house? No, well, I could, but it would be beige with a lot of stains, he he he. If color is your thing, super, if neutrals are, great. To each his own. All that being said, I do have a bat and a shovel should you need it!

april kennedy said...

Well, hopefully after today you feel very good about your decisions with your bedroom...look at the love you have gotten SITsta (and Sister as in LDS!). Your house looks amazing and finished and professionally decorated. Good job. I love your blog. I am glad you won! Woooohooooo!

Jade, Will and Illy said...

I agree with all above... Although it is not what I personally would choose for myself, I still think it is BEAUTIFUL and elegant and classy. Screw those commenters, they wouldn't know good style if it whacked 'em upside the head with a phonebook :P

If it makes you and your hubby happy and relaxed, that is all that matters. BTW, I love those stylized photos you have at the bottom of your blog- so nice!

La Pixie said...

wow, that room is a dream! I would love to have it!!

it amazes me that someone would consider that "vanilla" because the details are so rich and amazing. I suppose if you cant appreciate the room, you might think it was vanilla, but that would have to be on the viewer.

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

Hey, your room totally rocks. And who cares what other people think anyway? You're the one who has to live there. :)

Firefly said...

Oh I want that bedroom :) it is so cool...found your blog on SITS love it:)

Stephanie said...

The cool thing about your master bedroom is that it's YOUR MASTER BEDROOM, who cares what other's think. I like it, seems classy, clean and claming. Which is a lot better than mine. I think I have no decorating talent what's so ever.

Crazy Momma said...

Gosh, you can come tomy house anytime to redo my master bedroom...which is actually shared with a 6 year old wanderer (for safety reasons). Our biggest element of romance is the candle I got for my birthday...ugh!

Jenni said...

The thing I have learned about decorating is that everyone has different taste. You can never please everyone. You should please you. That is why I only decorate for me, I know what I want and don't have to do what other people want. It's much more fun that way.

Lavender n Lattés said...

I think the bedroom is great! I like the different things (old & new) that you mixed in together. Sometimes people like to be negative just to be negative and sometimes they are jealous. If you like it and your hubby likes it - then who cares what the rest think! Great job!

Preston said...

Your bedroom is beautiful. I'd show you pictures of mine but I don't feel like shoveling dog hair right now...

The Boss Lady said...

Nikki, your bedroom is DEFINITELY remarkable. It's beautiful and calming...think it would look as tranquil in my house with two little boys launching themselves off the bed and Hubs' dirty underwear lying next to the chair? :)

Esther said...

I was shocked when I read those comments and then scrolled down to see the pictures of your bedroom. Were they seeing the same pictures that I was seeing? How could anyone not like that room. It is BEAUTIFUL. I can't say more than that...I'm just speechless.

Live.Love.Eat said...

I say there is NO crisis here. Your bedroom is beautiful!!!!!

littleeverydaythings said...

I think your bedroom is beautiful. The colors remind me of toasted marshmallows and chocolate - yummy (s'mores?). To me the colors say "warm & cozy." I also like all of the different layers of texture you used.

Lindsay said...

I can't believe someone wouldn't like it. Your master bedroom is so beautiful and grown up! It makes mine look like a college dorm, complete with road signs, milk crates, and traffic cones.

Don't let them bring you down!

Kat said...

I am a color person. And I love your bedroom. It is beautiful...and so well done. It's muted, but not boring. And it just looks like a soothing place to lay down your head.

congrats on being featured today and winning that grand prize!

WheresMyAngels said...

No words, it is just too beautiful!

Jori-O said...

Gorgeous room...and it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks as long as YOU are happy with it. Really, it is lovely!

Columbia Lily said...

Thank God clueless teenagers on the internet don't set adult fashion trends - we'd all go crazy in a matter of seconds. I think your bedroom is airy, spacious, and richly nuanced with color. I especially love the bedspread!

mine, by magpie said...

wooohooo!!!! it's fantastic!

angela | the painted house said...

Now that is a Motel 6 I'd like to stay in! Sheesh, people can be such party poopers. I love your room and LOVE-LOVE the bedside lamps. Thanks for sharing!

 

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