Friends! I’m finally sharing pics of my master bedroom! Kind of. Well.. almost. :) Before I share the “for real” pics of my master bedroom all decorated I thought I’d back up a step and show you the beginning of this space because it has had a bit of a transformation!
So – back to the beginning..
Our master bedroom during the building process. My little contractor kept us right on schedule. :)
“I’m envisioning an airy, light filled room.. spacious yet cozy.. with a vaulted planked shiplap ceiling.. and perhaps a custom window seat.. wait.. make that two custom window seats.”
Kole always has the BEST ideas.
Someone found his sisters! Day job is over.
My kids loved playing in this room when we were building. It was tucked away from the busyness and the construction crew and I often found them all three together in this room riding their scooters or playing tag whenever we were at the new house. The room had good vibes from day one. :)
I did want our bedroom to feel spacious, but also cozy with lots of light. I ended up doing the same shiplap vaulted ceiling with beams that I put in our family room and loved how it turned out! What I didn’t love.. was the paint. After choosing paint colors and making so many decisions during building for every room in my house I reached a point of major burnout. I had no clue at the time what colors I would use to decorate my bedroom so I picked a grey with blue tones and called it a day. I knew the second I saw it up on the walls that I didn’t like it. Because of the light in this room the grey gave off a purple tone. It made the room feel darker and I immediately wanted to re-paint! But I just couldn’t tell my husband. We were putting out fires right and left and stressed out dealing with a lot of bigger issues (so typical when you build!) and I didn’t want to hit him with one more thing. I decided that I would just wait until I was ready to decorate this room and figure out paint then. After the stress of building was behind us. Timing is everything ladies.. ;) I also decided to wait on getting a light fixture for this space until I was decorating this room and knew what direction I was going.
We had a beautiful bedroom set in our previous house that we’d had for years. Headboard, nightstands, dresser and hutch. It wasn’t the style/look I wanted in our new master bedroom, but I had planned on moving it into this space anyway knowing that it would be a couple of years before I would get around to decorating this room. On move in day our movers brought my bedroom set out of the big truck and asked me which room to put it in and I just decided on a whim I didn’t want to bring it into the bedroom. We didn’t need the dresser because our closet was big enough to hold all of our clothes and why go to all the hassle when I knew we would be moving it all out at some point? My mother-in-law had always loved that bedroom set so I made a quick executive decision and told the movers to just leave our entire bedroom set in the garage.. we would give it to Kenny’s mom. My husband said “that’s fine.. but what do we do for furniture in our room for now?”
We moved in the mattresses and an old black side table from our last house and called it a day. We planned on at least getting box springs to lift the bed up off the floor.. but never did. Did I mention we were burned out at this point and just didn’t care? It looked like this for over a year! And we kind of liked it this way. It reminded us of our early married college days when we were too poor to even go out to dinner. Ha. :) Our friends all teased us and cracked up when we would give tours of the house and get to this room. It was such a beautiful space and then there were our mattresses on the floor with an old dated comforter, one black side table and a random ottoman that I bought for the family room and then didn’t love in the family room.
We had so many spaces to furnish and as you all know.. I’m a slow decorator. :) It was nice to just not think about this room for a while!
But I was excited to finally decorate this room at some point and starting pulling ideas together. When we were designing the house I drew pics of these custom benches with pull out drawers (they aren’t attached to the wall and can be moved) and I couldn’t wait to decorate them with pillows. I wanted something with simple legs that fit the style of our home. Kind of cool to draw a picture of something like that and then see it come to life.
A few more pics of this space..
This is the hallway leading to my bedroom..our master bathroom is the door on the right.
I also designed this custom linen cabinet with a mirror and had my cabinet guys build it for me when they built the benches. This mirror and our bathroom door on the opposite side might look familiar to you.
Hello fashion Fridays. :)
The french doors in our hallway lead to our back yard.
Finally it was time to start working on the master! I picked out our bed, nightstands, bedding and pillows first. Then I knew I had to re-paint. I gently broke the fun news to my husband when he was in a particularly good mood one night. He gave me the ok but said that I better pick something I loved because we were NOT paying to paint this room a third time. Pressure! I looked at so many options. I really just wanted something softer and lighter than my original paint color. A nice light background for the colors I was decorating with. I chose “Balboa Mist” by Benjamin Moore as the winner (sample on the far left) but I was afraid it was too light so I had it darkened 20% and went with that (middle color). It was just a tad warmer.
I never know if I’m going to really love a color until it’s all over my wall (the hard part about paint!) so I’m pretty sure I held my breath this entire morning.
By this point I was in love! The room felt so much lighter and brighter!
This paint color is a perfect soft, neutral “greige” (color between beige and gray). It looks like a beige in these pics, but with my furniture/fabrics in the room it looks like more of a gray.
Which you’ll see.. in my next post. :)
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