After two attempts (a big thank you to my photographer Kari for shooting the same space TWICE), I finally have a happy master bedroom. It’s so important for this space to be relaxing, beautiful and sexy all at once. As a parent, I find myself retreating to this room to get away from the chaos of the rest of the house. It’s the first and last thing I see when I get up so it has to invoke energy and peace at the same time — although most of my energy comes from
four one cup of morning coffee.
The room is large so I wanted a darker color on the walls to cozy it up a bit. The navy blue [Valspar--Pitch Cobalt 5010-2] does just that, and the crisp white trim and bedding keep it from feeling dreary. I couldn’t resist the furry white pillows at Garden Ridge for $20 each (knock-off of these fabulous bad boys). They are super playful and fun, and this all-white bed needed something furry to liven it up a little! The patterned pillow was thrifted and the chevron dot pillow was on clearance at Target for a whopping $5. I know, big spender. I made the headboard myself. The materials cost less than $100 and it only took about two hours. I have now made two headboards and I’ve learned a lot about the process…the makings of a great DIY post (on what NOT to do).
I’ve had this black and white stripe rug for many years now, a $12 IKEA purchase, and it has moved from room to room with my many mood changes. I think it may have found a permanent home in this spot. The vintage nightstand came with the fabulous gold knobs but I painted it white. It could use a fresh coat but, alas, that’s pretty far down on my to-do list. The lamps were thrifted at $10 for the pair and although they were already brass, I spray painted them metallic gold to tone them down. My curtains were the only splurge in the room (besides my heavenly mattress) — I fell in love with this linen gauze fabric and knew it would make the perfect sexy drape for the bedroom. And I saved a little money by sewing them myself.
The seating area faces the bed (don’t judge). I found the rug at Home Goods for $80. I loved the soft gray color and the geometric pattern. The chairs are Bertoia knock-offs and came in a set of four for $160 from amazon, which is completely insane because you can rarely find a single chair for less than one hundred bones. Yay me! You can read about my sunshine yellow table here. It might just be my favorite thing in the room.
There’s more to see…stay tuned for part two!