The tour continues and now we have reached the master bedroom. The master bedroom has gone through many changes. When we first moved in I painted the walls Ashley Grey by Benjamin Moore and then added a Ralph Lauren Candlelight paint on top of it. It gave the room a really cozy and romantic vibe and since my original look for the house was cozy cottage. It may have been like that for a year and then I started changing everything! I painted an accent wall green to see if I liked it and it looked nice with the dark wood bedroom set I had so it stayed put for a couple of months. I bought the bedroom set over 10 years ago when we got engaged and I worked for a retail company that sold furniture. Don’t judge, but laugh with me. The sleigh bed matched the nightstands and the dressers.
After I painted the wall green I remembered I had picked up Brunschwig & Fils wallpaper for $5 a roll at a warehouse sale they had. The wall was already primed green so it was easy to add the wallpaper. The sleigh bed left and we built our own diy upholstered bed.
These pillows actually lived in Hudson’s room when I first bought them, but once we had Asher and I had to rearrange things to get his crib in the room as well the pillows no longer worked in the space. I had them in our bedroom to store them and then realized they worked perfectly and put away what I had and used Hudson’s.
One of my favorite pillow tips is to get a flat welt on a pillow. Basically it’s a piping with fabric where you leave out the piping insides. It’s modern and chic and makes the cutest folds in the corners.
Removing the sleigh bed freed up a lot of space at the end of the bed and when I found a vintage settee covered in China Seas fabric for only $90 I had to drag it home with me.
I also switched out the matching nightstands and picked up 3 drawer chests from Ikea in a raw wood and then gave them with a high gloss paint job with gloss blue enamel paint and added brass octagon knobs.
When I shared a sneak peek of the photo above on instagram I got many messages about the lamp. The lamp is actually a thrift store find. I like the shape and the colored worked perfectly with the wallpaper. The detailed bling on it is actually a necklace. This is a little design trick that I do a lot. I like a bit of whimsy in spaces and since I have so many necklaces it’s always to dress up my lamps with them.
The rest of my necklaces live on this big homasote board on the wall behind the door. It’s covered in grasscloth wallpaper and then literally just nailed into the wall on the corners of it. Then I put clear push pins and voila!
It makes it so easy to display everything and I find myself wearing something different everyday.
My earrings and rings are stored in my vanity drawer. It use to be a hot mess with no rhyme or reason, but now it’s all organized with little dishes. They are the little pinch dishes chefs use in kitchens for spices. I picked them up at a restaurant depot.
Next to the vanity I have my pretty striped window panels with a contrasting color band and a campaign dresser where I put some of Hudson’s clothes.
The dresser is the only piece for that bedroom that actually stayed in the space. I zhushed it up be adding grasscloth to the front of the drawers and switching out the hardware with brass ring pulls.
Overall I’m really happy with how the spaced ended up. It was nice to see my style evolve and it’s a perfect mix of my personal design style. That wallpaper was one of my favorite things and it was sad to see it go when we moved.
Do you guys think the new owners left the wallpaper up or ripped it down? I don’t think I want to know what they actually did, but in my mind they left the pretty paper up. They seemed to enjoy the design of the house and asked us for paint colors so that they could re-paint the same paint color so, perhaps they really did leave it up.