Room by precious room, this house of mine is really, really coming together.
It has truly been a labor of love, attention, and devotion. And a little rolling-up-the-sleeves, elbow grease, and DIY project action.
But, you know, mostly love.
I had the thought that I would reveal room by room once everything was done and complete, but one of my friends reminded me that it’s fun to share improvements or updates along the way… because that is the fun part about home ownership- the process.
So, I am going to show you my new home, room by room, so you can see all we have done. And, if you like something you see, I am going to do my best provide links to the product, or similar products, if you are in the market for that new item(s).
I thought we would start in my bedroom, as it was one of the very first rooms to come together. At times, when you are pushed for time and have to make decisions on what to do or what to tackle next, I have always chosen function over formality, so my bedroom, kitchen, and living room were the first rooms I tackled upon move-in for my own personal sanity and frequent use.
So, without further ado, here is my master bedroom…
So, a few specifics…
Wall Color: Quiet Moments by Benjamin Moore. The perfect shade of serenity.
- Comforter: Ralph Lauren Down Alternative Comforter, in true white
- Bedskirt, Ticking Stripe Bedskirt in Black & White by Ballard Designs
- Euro Shams, Cynthia Rowley that I bought from a TJ Maxx Homegoods
- Standard Shams, Keira Tassle Quilted Standard Shams by Ballard Designs (Color: I have the gray and coral, but also comes in black & white, white and birch, and white and indigo, as pictured online)
- Throw pillows, assorted from TJ Maxx HomeGoods
Love that bright pop of coral and citron on an otherwise very gray and white, subdued bed!
I purchased these dreamy wrought-iron, handmade wall sconces from Scott’s Antique Market back in August. I just fell in love with them!
For me, they are the perfect blend of both feminine and architectural- my current style crush and desired style aesthetic.
And that cute little upholstered stool/bench at the bottom of my bed?
Mom picked that up at Target one afternoon on a total whim and I love it! And, unfortunately, it is no longer in stock, but here is a link to another very similar.
For the artwork, I went with items I already had and loved.
The black and white “Girl Prints”, as I call them, were originally prints in a calendar that Mom bought in one of our favorite stores in Savannah, GA. They were original sketches by a lady who drew for Vogue UK and I absolutely loved them, so we tore those babies out of the calendar and turned them into pieces of art thanks to a little patience & do-it-yourself framing courtesy of IKEA.
I had them hanging over my desk at my old apartment & knew they belonged in my bedroom at the new house as well. 6 different sketches dot my walls over my bed.
My little bedroom nook is so charming with the dormers, plantation shutters, and window seats. We placed my desk/vanity right in the center to take full advantage of all that natural light and then hung a mirror directly over the desktop.
And don’t you love how my mannequin is on display inside one of the dormers? I cannot take credit for that ingenious idea, but I love that it is almost reminiscent of fashion, store-front window. And, it is the perfect place to drape a few necklaces or scarves in between wearings.
And, of course, I don’t like hiding my jewelry when it is much more beautiful to have them on display!
I bought this crazy little gnarly “Jewelry Tree” in a gift shop in Asheville, NC and it was made by a local artist and I find it to be the perfect blend of edgy and feminine. Just like the rest of the room!
So, there you have it! My sanctuary. My beautiful bedroom.
And, right next door, I have my guest bedroom that is really starting to shape up as well, so more to be revealed on that project later.
I still climb into bed each night and can’t believe this is my home. And I fall asleep praying and daydreaming… I just love this little place. So incredibly grateful.
Can’t wait to share more with you.