Here was the inspiration photo:
I also love love love these two:
They both have a just-right mix of feminine and masculine elements and a mix of light and dark colors. They're both simple, relaxing, and uncluttered.
Then there was our bedroom:
Bland and dull and the pillows were way too girly (they were always intended to be temporary). But the duvet had seen better days and I needed some artwork on the walls. I got an inexpensive coverlet and then we finally got around to hanging the prints that I had custom-framed a few years ago.
Excuse the lameness of the photos and the ridiculously wrinkled sheets. It's still a work in progress: I'd like to get new sheets (pinstripe, I think) and some sort of bolster pillow and/or throw pillows (even though my husband hates them). Eventually I'd like a new bed frame, but that's lower on the priority list.