Thursday, February 11, 2010

A Bit of Morroco for Valentine's

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Hello everyone and HAPPY (almost) VALENTINE'S DAY!!! Thanks for hosting Laurie, this is so fun!

At first, for weeks, I decided on different tablescapes to represent the upcoming V-Day on Laurie's party. Then time got away from me... With different projects and looking for a house for our pending move in August, things just piled up. But one thing for sure, I wanted to end our winter doldrums... From burgundy plaid flannel to... a bit of Morocco!

Not even our sudden onset of "whole day of snow" can dampen my resolve to join in on Laurie's partay!
I love the vibrant colors of Morocco, but I also know that I just want "punches" of those vibrant hues so I went with shimmery minty blue, a hint of silver, pewter, beige and brown. What do you think?
I got all of these accessories at Ross, the flower print, stayed because it gave just the right punch of red to draw your eye up.
Since I couldn't change out my "country-ish" headboard, I chose to compliment it with calming shades... My inspiration, this pair of embroidered flower heads on silvery minty blue pillows.
The Morocco bit, are on each night stand. I've seen the morrocan decor- layers of colors- complimentary and bright so I did the same thing for this vignette! (modern conveniences like cordless phone bases, have a place in Morocco, too! lol)
Here's proof that the vignette is in the same room. ;-)
Just by candlelight...

I didn't use to be a big Valentine's Day aficionado, and I'm still not, but once in a while... Those romance genes kick in and the bedroom gets a sizzling make-over!

Thanks again Laurie for such a great party! And to all of you for stopping by! See you at your blog!

TABLESCAPING IDEAS: "Brain" is in love... Have a fave vignette from another part of your home, take either the same or similar items and recreate it on your table, and "voila!" you have a great looking and dramatic center or end piece!

Watch out for my V-day tablescapes, coming soon!


  1. A romantic bedroom indeed, Chandy! I love the Moroccan lanterns and the silvery blue pillows. So luxurious. Your sister in law's baby has the same bday as my brand new grandson. What a nice coincidence. The baby is home now. Mom and baby are doing so well that they were allowed to go home a day after delivery....Christine

  2. That's great news, Christine! And thanks, I love how it turned out as well...

  3. Beautiful romantic bedroom. The textiles are lovely!

  4. Chandy,
    It’s fun to see other areas of your lovely home! I adore Moroccan and like your choice of slate blue and red punches of color. I agree that it‘s enough to give you the flavor of the style without being overpowering. Hanging the fabric panels on each side of the bed is a nice touch. The shimmering blue fabric is very elegant and pretty. I like how the pillows have the embroidered flowers. The red stained glass candle holders look very Moroccan. When I lived in Dubai they had many Moroccan items in the stores and these have the look! The nice thing about how you designed this is you can take it with you when you move!
    I didn’t realize you are moving, how exciting! Have you been looking already? Please keep me updated. I enjoy house hunting actually I’m nuts about it. I know how busy you have been with studies and family, but blogging is more fun with you to share it with.
    Hugs, Cathy

  5. Oh Chandy, this is beautiful! I love those pillows, and the dreamy drapes flowing on each side of the bed. You just can't get much more romantic than that. I love the colors in the bedroom too! Thank you so much for joining the party with this beautiful, romantic bedroom. laurie

  6. Chandy, it is all so pretty! Loved seeing this. A very romantic hideaway for Valentine's Day. Speaking of which, I hope yours is very happy!


    Sheila :-)

  7. Cathy, thank you so much! I so will keep you up to date!

  8. Laurie, I'm so glad to have had the chance to join in!

  9. Sheila, you are so sweet... I think it's quite romantic as well!

  10. Hi Chandy,
    So glad to hear from you! Your bedroom re-do is very lovely, what a romantic setting! Good luck with the move, so exciting to be looking for a new home! Hugs, cindy

  11. ~WOW! Chandy this room is really gorgeous! I adore the colors and warm feel. Great job!

    Happy Valentines Day! ~Melissa :)

  12. Melissa, thank you and congrats again!

  13. Chandy it all just beautiful and so romantic looking girl...Hope you have a GREAT Valentine day my friend...Good luck with the house hunting...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  14. HI Chandy!! Oh, how nice to hear from you! I love your pretty bedroom! Your darkened picture looks like a magazine picture. Love the soft colors you chose. Those pillows are so beautiful and your side tables look so lovely! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  15. Thank you my dear Gloria, I'm so glad you stopped by!

  16. Hi Shelia, you are so gracious! I love it, too! And so glad that I was able to stop by.

  17. Your banner picture is so the lady bugs...they seem to be getting more popular out in the stores! Have a great Valentine's day!

  18. Happy Valentine's day and thanks for peaking at my blog today. Your BR with the Morrocan theme is so pretty and it makes me warm thinking about Morroc as it is pouring here and they say Atlanta? Mother nature is going nutty today across our country:)

  19. I love that soft geenish blue! It is such a soothing color. Perfect for the bedroom. :)

  20. Your bedroom is soo lovely! I love all of the shades of color you picked. Very pretty! I hope your move goes well and that you are able to have a wonderful Valentine's Day ♥

  21. Joyce, I'm glad to see you here! Hopefully, I can visit more.

    Lisa, thank you, I thought so too...

    Carol, thanks! I am so far!

  22. I like a lot! It look so nice and romantic!

  23. Your bedroom is beautiful! I love the colors. :)
    I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!


  24. What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

    Happy hearts day!

  25. You must be having so much fun with this blog!
    Your photographs are great. I feel like you should have a book deal from this. What great ideas and inspiration. Happy SITS Saturday.

    making toys from recycled items to save my sanity and the planet

  26. Lesley, welcome and thanks! Someone else has asked me about that...

  27. Hi Chandy...

    My friend, it was so nice to find a note from you at my place! It's been awhile since we've visited! It sounds like you're keeping busy as happy that you had the time to share your fabulous "Morrocan" bedroom with us! I love it! Of course, I have basically the same colors in my master...the silvery blues and I love those colors! Ohhh...and I love your bedside vignette...gorgeous!!! Love, love, LOVE the Morrocan lanterns! You're absolutely right about how they add color and some excitement into the that! Enjoyed all of your photos but especially liked the photos when you lit the candles...soooo very pretty, Chandy! Thank you for sharing your beautiful bedroom with us!

    Also, thank you for coming by and taking a peek at my Beloved Valentine table and leaving such a sweet note! Have a wonderful weekend and Valentine's Day, Darlin'!!!

    Chari @Happy To Design

  28. Chari, thanks! You are such a darling!

  29. Very beautiful bedroom!
    Happy Valentine's Day !

  30. Oh my! How beautiful and romantic -- especially by candle glow! Happy Valentine's day (and night *wink*)

  31. Myrna, welcome and thank you!

    Martha, lol... Thanks much!

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