similar Pottery Barn bed; similar West Elm bedding; light sconces; Restoration Hardware light pendant; cozy cave dog bed Pottery Barn faux fur blanket; round pillow; blush pillow HomeGoods bench (similar here and here); similar blanket; round pillow; blush pillow Stevie Sister top; AGolde shorts; Framebridge frames (c/o) Framebridge frames Target mirror Bathroom mirror; light fixture
Well, friends, she’s been a LONG time coming, but today I’m finally sharing a peek into our finished master bedroom and bath. Like, a long time coming. Remember this post from 2016? Turns out, getting things “just so” with photos or art hung on the walls takes a little longer than expected.
I’ve chatted about it before, but Eric and I had quite the journey of transitioning the house that we bought into the home that we love. When we bought the house, the master bedroom was a moldy disaster. No joke – disaster. As a starting point, we changed out all of the drywall, scraped the popcorn ceiling and resurfaced the wood floors that we were so happy to find under decades-old carpet. (For the record, I’ve searched and searched for some before photos, but they just don’t exist.)
And then we thought we’d relax. Wait a year or so and do the rest of the remodel in parts. So I set out trying to decorate rooms, get the master bedroom feeling like a cozy home. I worked with the most amazing designer through Havenly. (You can check out the design renderings below.) She helped me envision the cold room that I hated turning into the sanctuary where I’d get some rest (and snuggle with my dog…and husband). I told her I wanted a color scheme with blue and yellow, our small space issues, and what we needed storage-wise. (You can see that color scheme here. Eventually though, I got jealous of the guest bedroom colors and switched everything out.) And she killed it.
And then we slapped ourselves and realized that if we did part one of a remodel, we’d probably never go through with the next phases. So we gutted the thing, moved out for the unexpected five months, and did everything at once. For the master, we added a window in the bedroom and one in the bathroom, and it’s one of the best things that we did. We get tons of sunlight, and in the hot summer months, we get just a smidge more breeze. (And we joke that the automatic MechoShades above the bed are my morning alarm clock.)
You’re probably wondering about the ceiling fan / light pendant combo, and here’s the deal. The fan was originally hung in the middle of the room, and once we got the bed in, it had to be moved. The light pendant became a sort of quick fix for the hole in the ceiling where the fan was originally hanging. And now it’s totally grown on me, so it’s here for keeps.
For the bathroom, we kept with the marble theme of the kitchen and other bathrooms and went with all white to try and open the space a bit. (The house was built in the 60’s, and we sacrifice space in rooms for the neighborhood we love.) I’ve had so many messages and emails about putting marble in bathrooms (wear and tear, stains, etc.), and 100% honest – we’ve had zero problems in the bathrooms. For some reason, coffee stains, water rings, and obvious toothpaste neglect just haven’t shown their ugly faces.
My level of calm in this room is 100%. I’ve had questions about whether Eric hates the pink in the room, and to be honest, he couldn’t care less. We both love how light and bright it is, and the framed photos from Framebridge with Queen Weeze just complete the space. Now that this room is finally done, it’s onto the next.