Designing a space from scratch is always a challenge, if it’s for a client the final look must meet their needs and expectations and when you finish you can walk away. But when you design for yourself you have to look at it everyday and really love what you’ve created. You need to ask yourself, “What do you really want, for you?” I had to ask myself just that about my master bedroom.
You know that minute or two you have each morning between between when you’re dreaming and when you’re awake? I love that hazy zone when I’m shifting from night to day. I asked myself what I wanted to see in that dreamlike place. What do I love? Blues of course. Dark wood and white sculptural objects. Botanicals. Texture. A mix of gold and silver. A blend of traditional and modern. Things that have meaning but also feel fresh.
In the bedroom where you spend a third of your life I believe it should reflect what you really love, so that’s what I did in this One Room Challenge.
I kept the same bed frame and leather X stools that I had before, but the azure club chairs are new, love them!
A few other things I already had and decided to keep included the vintage Drexel Heritage dressers, my Target lamps, and the two jewelry boxes I’ve had for years. Just about everything else is new. You may recall this makeover started with getting rid of the carpet and installing hardwood flooring and also giving the fireplace a major makeover.
In my Week One post I declared that the color palette for this space was inspired by this art from Minted. I ordered a large framed print along with this blue botanical print and hung it above my dresser. They’re flanked by some cool gold sconces from Z Gallerie. The white planter trio and marble orchid planter are from CB2. The cool sculptural bowl that I used as a planter is from The Mine.
I loved the idea of waking up to greenery in this space. Previously there was a bulky dark wood armoire in this corner that housed dresses I never wore. I got rid of the dresses and I plan to sell the armoire. In its place I added a trio of tropical indoor plants. The tall planter and lower basket are from The Mine. The mid tier circular planter I found at Home Depot and spray painted white.
A main focal point in the space is the new light fixture. I am SO CRAZY about this Luna chandelier by Crystorama I’ve been in love with it since I saw it over a year ago. The elliptical gold and white rings make my heart swoon! When I had the chance to get my hands on it and use it in this space, I had to have it!
The random scallop/animal skin pattern in the eclipse area rug adds a subtle pattern and softness underfoot when getting out of bed. The bedding is a blend of Pine Cone Hill Euro shams, coverlet, and brushstroke pillow paired with accent pillows in my own reverie fabric.
The lamps are from Target I’ve had them for a year. On Matt’s side he has his nightstand and highboy too.
On top of the adjacent highboy I hung the DIY diptych art I created a month ago, the blues and botanical theme complement the space nicely. The horn boat bowl is there to hold keys and spare change at day’s end.
On my side I have the same nightstand and lamp but different decorations: a jewelry bowl where I keep my rings and a new candleholder. The woven window shades courtesy of The Shade Store layered with grey cotton velvet panels from HomeGoods.
A few more up close details. First, I absolutely love the randomness and amazing texture on the mirror that hangs above the gas fireplace. Do you see that sculptural driftwoodish frame? Major heart eyes!
This rectangular vase and the gold faux air plant are from Z Gallerie (sources below).
This luxe faux fur throw is from All Modern.
This concludes the tour and the One Room Challenge, it was exhausting but so worth the effort!
eclipse area rug | gold candle sconces | nightstands (DIY changes here) | white rectangle vase | sculptural wall mirror | marbelized planter | white ceramic planter trio | gold pillar candleholder | luna chandelier | azure club chairs | bud candleholder on nightstand | basket planter | horn boat bowl | blue coverlet | brushstroke bed pillow | sculptural bowl | faux fur blanket | abstract art | botanical art | brass floor lamp
Thanks so much to Linda at Calling It Home for including me among the designers in this season’s One Room Challenge! Don’t miss all the BIG REVEALS happening today, visit my fellow participants and see all their rooms featured today!
Sending out huge thanks to these specific ORC sponsors who helped me pull this space together!