After waiting and waiting, the last items arrived for the master bedroom, and I’m excited to FINALLY share the finished space. Brace yourself for a monster post, because I couldn’t stop myself from taking tons of images. This space went from one of the worst rooms in the house, to arguably the best. I used to hate falling asleep here at night looking up at ugly yellowed walls, to anticipating crawling into bed in this beautiful room. Click through for the entire reveal!
In typical home makeover fashion, I’ll give you a few before and after images! We refinished the floors, added contrast mouldings, replaced the doors and windows, and replaced / installed new light fixtures.
The before images actually make it look much better than it was in reality. I pulled the images directly from the listing and I’m pretty sure they were doctored.
Upon walking into the room, I wanted to emphasize the new millwork. I found and installed this charming vintage oil painting from the 30’s in the panel moulding and it’s perfectly suited for the space and palette.
Here’s a view from the opposing side. I totally lucked out finding this vintage runner from Woven in Vintage (a go-to Etsy shop). I couldn’t have custom designed a better colored rug for this space. Typically I design around the textiles, choosing paint and picking a palette from within. This time around, the process was reversed. I knew the color palette I wanted and I had to source a rug that worked. It’s definitely more difficult! Somehow the stars aligned and here she is… my new favorite rug!
We added sconces on each side of the bed and they’re now one of those fixtures I wonder how I ever lived without. These babies seriously move in a million ways. The shades tilt up and down, as well as side-to-side, and the hinge arm can also be easily adjusted.
If you’ve been following along, you probably remember my nightstand makeover. They’re holding up nicely and are really the perfect size for this space. Everything in this room tells a story… the objects on my nightstand included. Emmett dug up the mid century bowl in the backyard of our Ohio home and I’ve been filling it with Utah finds ever since unpacking it. Anytime we go on a hike or exploring, I try to find a cool rock or geode to bring back home.
You might notice a few things from our previous bedroom. Emmett requested the sheepskin rug on his side of the bed. Apparently, he had grown accustomed to his feet hitting that thing every morning and now there’s no turning back. Ha! We also kept our bed. It’s one of those objects we could never part with. I custom designed the leather upholstered bed and it’s still the most expensive piece of furniture we own- I still love it just as much as I did the day it was delivered.
We did switch out the bedding after moving. This time around we opted for a linen duvet. Even though I’m an avid bed maker, I really love the wrinkled, relaxed, and inviting look of linen. It’s super soft and cozy!
I’m also obsessed with the accent pillow! It was an awesome find from Coveted Home (they seriously have the BEST stuff). The orange tones in the kuba cloth work perfectly with the cognac colored leather upholstered bed. After seeing it everywhere, I’m sort of over the black and white mudcloth textiles… warm kuba cloth is a better, unique option these days.
I definitely need to touch on the art because I’ve been getting a TON of questions about it. If you follow along on Insta stories, you probably watched me putting these together. It was actually a really inexpensive and fun solution for a gallery wall!
Since I’ve been getting lots of amazing questions, look for a post devoted solely to the art and how to compose and install a grid gallery wall later this week!
Lastly, I have to tell you about the window treatments. You guys already know this home lends itself to roman shades because of the odd shaped windows and their placement in the room. In the bedroom, I wanted something neutral and timeless- yet graphic. It’s amazing what an inset contrast border will do to a window. If you’re on a budget, this is an inexpensive addition that will make your shades look like you paid way more than you actually did. These tiny stylistic details really make a space come to life.
If you noticed the lack of plants (which is SO unlike me) in this room, you’re not mistaken. Since this is a small master bedroom, there isn’t really a ton of excess space. We use every bit of the traffic path, and the last thing I would want to do is add something that obstructs it. I do sometimes float this hoya plant in and out of the room when it needs a break from too much light in the living room.
Would you believe me if I told you this plant is actually over 30+ years old?! It totally is. My sister gave me a start of it and all of my siblings also have them. Mine is probably the smallest of everyones, but it was her grandmother’s plant. They are so beautiful and resilient, but I love it even more because of the special meaning. You can literally watch this thing move toward the light like some sort of Avatar phenomenon.
Alright guys… I’m sure you’re probably sick of scrolling (if you haven’t given up already). Since this post is already super long… I thought I would break the ‘Get the Look’ into a separate post, so look for that one tomorrow! Also check back in on Thursday for the grid gallery wall post.
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