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Long before I started this blog and before we started taking on DIY projects, Daren and I started slowly pulling our master bedroom together. It has been one of the most “done” rooms in our house for a long time, yet it has received little to no love on our blog or social media channels. I guess I’ve been just a wee bit distracted by the basement project!
It’s about time we change that! I’m happy to report our relaxing master suite retreat is finally getting the love it deserves. This month we teamed up with Design & Living Magazine to FINALLY show it off in their magazine.
You can read the whole story on how the room came to be in the online copy of Design & Living here.
We could only fit so much information in the glossy pages, so we decided the room deserved some love on the blog too. Today we are sharing some of our own pictures, more details, and as promised, we’re revealing all of our sources!
Let’s get things started with the obligatory before and after shot.
While the paint color stayed the same (It’s Sherwin Williams Backdrop BTW), the look and feel of the room transformed from dreary and mismatched to textured cohesion.
Starting with the bed, here’s how we made it happen.
Our very first purchase for the room was this wingback bed from One Kings Lane for $925. It was a steal. Similar beds from popular brands cost more than double. We were super nervous about purchasing such a large and expensive item sight-unseen, but I’m writing this to tell you buy this bed! I repeat, if you are in the market for a large upholstered bed get this one! Don’t buy the $2000
Pottery Barn name brand bed!
We spend a significant amount of time eating snacks and watching movies as a family in this bed. So far there are no noticeable stains. I assure you it’s not from a lack of effort. I’ve had to spot treat the fabric a few times, but two years later and it still looks pretty new. We sprayed the headboard with Scotchguard on day one and it has been working like a charm!
For the bedding, we opted to go texture heavy by mixing-and-matching a variety of brands.
The large decorative pillow shams are from Macy’s Hotel Collection. We also purchased a matching coverlet, which is no longer available. You can purchase a similar coverlet here or the comforter that matches the pillow shams here. We layered our coverlet under this heavily textured duvet from Anthropologie.
After being inspired by the glamorous Restoration Hardware catalog, we decided to brighten the room by flanking the bed with mirrors.
We had a hard time finding affordable and long vertical mirrors, but after hours of online shopping we found this skinny horizontal mirror from West Elm for $199. We purchased two, flipped them and voila!
We filled the empty space above the bed with personal photographs in Room & Board frames. These frames are pricey, but they are beautiful and sturdy. Apart from custom framing, these are my top choice for displaying personal memories.
My favorite detail in the bedroom is the glass pendants by Lee Broom that hang above our bedside tables. These lights are mini works of art!
The pendants feature hand-cut lead crystal vessels that twinkle with light. The decanter style lights, have a similar shape to an old-fashioned perfume bottle. The clear shades also allows you to see the gold bulb socket which matches the gold suspension cord.
The oversized abstract print tucked in the corner of the room is by Mercana and is to-the-trade. I bought my copy from Scheel’s Home & Hardware.
We kept the bedside tables light and airy, with minimal styling. Available space = a functional table.
To keep things from getting too white, we brought in some stained wood. The antique looking dresser is from Restoration Hardware, while the matching mirror is from Home Goods. The mirror is no longer available, but you can purchase a similar style here.
We styled the dresser with affordable finds from local stores, including lots of olive branches from Eco Chic Boutique.
Many of the items featured are no longer available. In such cases, we’ve linked to similar items in the source list at the end of this post.
If you look closely at the middle picture above, you’ll see there is a very large television screen to the right of the antique ladder. As much as I hate it we are TV people and always will be! However, this 65″ screen was actually purchased for the basement and we plan to downsize soon. It’s a long story, but essentially Daren couldn’t bear to pay for the TV and not have it installed ASAP, so thats how it landed here.
I tell myself that the charm of the ladder, which we picked up at The Red Silo, helps offset the big black time-suck. I’m well aware that I may be lying to myself… while I watch HGTV or whatever E’s newest Disney obsession is.
We finished off the room with a wingback chair from Home Goods (It compliments the wingback bedframe!) and a few personal mementos. The books are from a local thrift store and the artwork is a print by Clare Elsaesser. The affordable piece is displayed in a brass frame by Target.
We will be revealing our master bathroom + how we installed crown molding and rope lighting to our tray ceiling in our master bedroom soon. To make sure you don’t miss out, sign up to get our posts straight to your email here.
Bed Frame – One Kings Lane
Mattress – Tempur-Pedic
Pillowcases- Wamsutta for Bed, Bath & Beyond, Regular in White, King in Ivory
Sheets – Wamsutta for Bed, Bath & Beyond
Woven Texture European Shams – Macy’s Hotel Collection
Textured Coverlet – Macy’s Hotel Collection. Sold out, similar here. A comforter made from the same fabric as our coverlet can be found here.
Linen Duvet Cover – Anthropologie (Duvet not included)
Beaded Pillow – Macy’s Hotel Collection
Small Linen Pillow – Bed, Bath & Beyond. Sold out, similar here.
Metal Framed Mirrors – West Elm
Frames above bed – Room & Board, 11 x 14 Profile Frame
Decanter Pendants – Lumens
Rug – Home Goods. Similar here.
Leather Ottomans – McNeal & Friends. Lighter color available online here.
Tables – Overstock
Blue Box – Pottery Barn. Sold out, similar here.
Small Tray – Kate Spade
Necklace Bust – Target. Sold out, similar here.
See-Through Silver Frame – Target
Chunky Silver Frame – Target. Sold out, similar here.
Wood Box – Artifact Uprising
White Chair – Home Goods. Similar here.
Brass Reading Light – McNeal & Friends
Wicker Side Table – McNeal & Friends
Silver Frame – Gilt
Plant & Planter – Baker Garden & Gift
Books – Dakota Boys Ranch
Art Print of Girl – Clare Elsaesser on Etsy
Gold Frame – Target
Dresser – Restoration Hardware, Maison 6-Drawer Dresser in Antique Grey
Decorative Bird – Hobby Lobby
Lamp – Home Goods. Similar here.
Marble Tray – Home Goods. Similar here.
Decorative “&” Figurine – Hobby Lobby
Candles – Home Goods. Similar here.
8×10 Silver Frame – Gift. Similar here.
Wood Mirror – Home Goods, Similar here.
White Box – Pottery Barn. Sold out, similar here.
White Vase – Hobby Lobby. Similar here.
Faux Olive Branches – Eco Chic Boutique
Ceiling Fan – Menards
*Family photos were taken by Haney’s Photography
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