Well after a whirlwind weekend in which we paneled a wall and constructed a headboard, the master bedroom is pretty close to finished. I’m so happy with the way it turned out. I wish I could bottle the feeling of something fresh and new. I love coming home and seeing a big comfy bed waiting for me.
One thing that I couldn’t really change about the room was the ceiling fan. We actually use it practically every night. Would I love a fabulous fixture there in its place? Yes. Do I know when to pick my battles? Yes. The ceiling fan stays. For now. We’ve had the large mirror for 10+ years. It used to be in the dining room of our previous house. I toned down the gold with some brown paint and rehung it.
There are several things that are still on my to-do list. I’m going to add trim to the windows, sand down the dressers (and change their hardware), add some grosgrain ribbon to the duvet, as well as make some casual roman shades for the windows. Oh yeah, and maybe recover the ottoman at the end of the bed. Or find an inexpensive alternative. In the battle of form vs. function, the horizontal blinds win in functionality. I’d love to change them to woven shades, but we’ll see.
We have separate closets in the room. In addition to these two doors, there are 3 others: a pair of narrow doors in to the master bathroom, and the door to the room itself. That’s a lot of doors. To create a little interest, I painted the closet doors a warm gray that I had on hand. It added just enough contrast and color to break up the white monotony a bit.
The painting above the tall dresser kicked off the entire redesign and provided the inspiration. It was a Christimas present from my hubby from my favorite store (which I plan to go photograph this week!). I moved a few favorite plants up here, and bought a couple new frames as well. Both frames from World Market.
Here’s the new nightstand from Metrolina. I moved my bird’s nest fern up here too. It’s loving the filtered light from the window.
I love little details in a room. I had bought a stack of brass plates at Goodwill for $1/piece. I use them as plant saucers. The crystal clock was a wedding present–I’m loving the combination of brass, crystal, black & green.
Here’s my side of the bed. The turquoise ceramics were a gift from my mother-in-law when she was in Hawaii. They provided the inspiration for the room as well. The brass lamps are from HomeGoods.
Bookends from my favorite store. Little birdies…
I didn’t realize my iPhone camera did panoramic shots until the other day. Pretty fun! Can you spot my lazy Boston Terrier in the pic?