The master bedroom is one of my big projects for 2014 and I want to start with the entry leading into it. You’ve seen me tweaking that space for years now, trying to figure out what to do. Well I finally have a plan and it starts with lacquering the wall! (I’m so excited about it I had to use an exclamation point on that!) The only thing holding me up is I’m waffling between red and blue.

Blue is soothing…..

while red has such great impact…..

This isn’t exactly lacquered but it gives you an idea of what the space would look like…..

In case you need a refresher, here’s the space I’m talking about:


(This was a while ago so of course it doesn’t look anything like this now.)

I had originally thought of red. But I think I want to carry over whatever I do there to this wall just outside of the doors. And this area leads to the hallway to the rest of the bedrooms and as much as I love red, I wouldn’t want that much of it. So I’m torn.

In cases like this, I like to consider separate spaces as a whole so there is flow and continuity. So, I’ll share some photos and ideas about the hallway in my next post and (hopefully) make a decision after that! (Another exclamation point! I told you I was excited!)

(Photos: 1.Miles Redd 2-3.Architectural Digest 4-6.Lonny 7.FROM THE RIGHT BANK)




Tough one–I think whichever direction you chose will be the right one. How diplomatic is that for an answer?

If it was me, I’d opt for blue just because blue seems well suited for a relaxing (pre-) bedroom area. Either way, I’m chomping at the bit to see the afters!


I think I would vote blue too just because it’s leading into the bedroom. If it were in a different area like an entry or auxiliary space I might go with red. Both so pretty though, so I see why you’re torn. Can’t wait to see the result!


I totally agree. But one argument in favor of red which I should have mentioned is that choosing a shade of blue also has me scared whereas with red, I know the exact shade. 😛


Blue! Blue! Blue! (See all those exclamation points? I’m excited for you too!). The floors and the fact that you’re entering a bedroom I feel really lend themselves to a blue over a red. You’re a genius though any anything you touch is golden.
I’m green over the woodwork in your home. Just gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the outcome of your decision.


I think it depends on the mood you want before you go to your room…soothing and calm or feisty and exciting. :)

I really love both and can’t wait to see what you come up with!


I vote red. Red is sexy and I think bedrooms should be you know…a little sexy! I think it would be quite an entrance. It’s such a great small space to add some serious wow.


I have glossy red in my stairway leading to my basement den. It is certainly bold and sort of “in your face” for that area. But I agree with other commenters that blue would probably feel better before you head to your bedroom.


The light looks really cool at the top of your stairs which I think would work against red. I would go with a rich peacock blue, with a nice green undertone.


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