Two Sisters, Two Mostly White Bedrooms

Last week’s blog post featured my sister Robyn’s sun room, and this week I’m sharing her master bedroom.  In the coming weeks, I’ll show you the rest of her downstairs.  It’s all fabulous and all right up my alley.

Like me, Robyn has jumped on the white paint bandwagon in the past couple of years. Her master is now Alabaster by Sherwin Williams.

Choosing white paint can be a lot harder than you might think.  There are way too many choices, all with different undertones.  After I used Alabaster in my guest room, also with white bedding, Robyn followed suit with her recent makeover. 

While her room is not quite as neutral in color as mine, we both accented with some dark elements for contrast with all the white. These vintage shutters from Europe are my favorite part of Robyn’s room.  They weren’t cheap but she had to have them.  You can’t beat that patina or the texture they add which is all important when you’re doing a lot of white. Her bed pillows include a touch of the blue she uses as an accent in the room.  

The jute rug angled at the foot of the bed provides more texture.  It’s comfortable too, unlike some natural fiber rugs.  

The texture and contrast in my white bedroom comes from the tarnished silver platters I hung above the bed and the big cabinet that I painted with Annie Sloan’s French Linen and Old White. 

While a piano in the master bedroom might seem a little odd, that was the only place Robyn could find for it.  It fits nicely between her windows and provides another dark element in the room.  It’s our childhood piano and I’m glad she has it.  

We both love old books, accessorizing with greenery, and architectural fragments.  She used faux lamb’s ears nestled into a metal box and chippy white spindles resting in a cream bowl to finish off the top of her large armoire. 

Robyn and I are two peas in a pod when it comes to decorating, and nowhere is that more evident than in our mostly white bedrooms.  Great sister minds really do think alike.  






6 thoughts on “Two Sisters, Two Mostly White Bedrooms

  1. Your sisters bedroom is gorgeous. I am a white and neutral girl so I love this. It is amazing how many whites there are in paint choices. You have to know the lighting and the shade of white you want. I know from experience this can be a daunting task. I love the color your sister choose.

    1. Thank you! Yes, I’ve had more trouble choosing white paint than any other color. She and I both used Alabaster, but it looks different in photos. Mine looks like it has a peach undertone. In person it doesn’t, though, which is good because I don’t do peach!

  2. Looks amazing and gives me ideas, as i have been trying to change mine. I needed this post so glad you read my mind!!Haha!

  3. Jilly these rooms are totally gorgeous! I love how they’re similar yet allow each of your individual styles to shine as well. I know layering the white look is not always easy but I have to tell you, you guys nailed it – so pretty! Hugs, CoCo

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