The Grand Reveal of my little habitat continues. After the holidays it was back to work to complete this project, which is almost at the finale. Last time I shared my living and dining spaces with you. Now over to where all the magic happens… all the rumbling slumber happening of my master bedroom. The bedroom was a simple palette with 2 decent size windows overlooking the lush tree canopy, a comfortable-sized closet and fresh carpet. Unfortunately the walls were a little yellowish and in need of warmth. Check out the blank slate below:
It all started with a lovely light gray color with warm brown undertones, Modern Gray from Sherwin Williams. Then I brought in pieces recycled from various rooms in my old place. I may have mentioned it earlier, but my goal in this new place was use what I already owned and not go crazy with new purchases. Besides for a few accessories and bedding, what you see was already in the storehouse.
Some of the regulars that remained includes the “shabby” but not so chic bedroom furniture I inherited. Maybe to update it I will switch out the handles for some fun new hardware. Luckily, the medium wood color contrasts well with the newer modern dark wood nightstands from Idlewild House. I appreciate the mix of finishes, new and modern pieces and antiques. I placed a large abstract painting next to a Peruvian wood relief I picked up at a consignment shop. An array of metallic finishes (gold, chrome and bronze) all play well together. The faux-fur pillow was added to the West Elm (similar) and DKNY (similar) bedding and World Market velvet pillows to add texture. These mixtures stimulate the eye while making for a comfortable resting ground.
The beaded chocolate pillow and pewter curtains echoed the glam, shimmery feel of the bedding and were a steal on sale at JCP (similar). I transferred the armchair (similar) from my living room which adds super soft texture and pattern, while mirroring the dark furniture on the other side of the room. I always think its good to alternate wood textures in a room so it doesn’t seem too matchy but keeps the space balanced. Peep the Nate Berkus tortoise shell from Target. Its quirky and resin but I had to have it.
So not to further date the furniture I removed the dresser mirror which I never liked anyway. This created a place for the telly and an art wall. The ebony faces were my grandmother’s from an African safari trip, I found the framed printed cloth artwork at a rummage sale and then I threw in a few pieces I picked up from old faithful, HomeGoods.Since I tossed the dresser mirror I needed somewhere to check myself out. I always wanted a full-body mirror and so this one’s textured bronze frame was a bonus. It also anchors the right side of the bed wall.It is amazing to think of how far this room has come and especially utilizing what I already owned. As I always tell people, you would be surprised how chic you are already living. You might just need to mix it up a bit to see the full potential.
See the new bathroom in the next post….