The before was just way too dark and dreary for my taste. I wanted a master where the light would flood in and the colors were muted and serene.
So we painted the walls and trim, removed the ceiling fan of helicopter-ic proportions, and put in hardwood floors to match the rest of the house.
(Ya’ll do me a favor and pretend like you don’t see that gorgeous navy blue tub peeking out of the bathroom. M-kay? Thanks, gals!)
Paint - Benjamin Moore Pale Oak (walls) and Benjamin Moore Alabaster (trim)
Floor - unstained white oak
Rug – braided jute from Pottery Barn (no longer available, though Ballard Designs has a similar version)
Curtain rods – Target
Lantern – ebay
The bed was one of our first splurges as newlyweds! (From Macy’s) The blue and white bedding was a huge dual-income-no-kids splurge ten years ago from Yves Delorme. It is luxurious and still in pristine condition so I’m SO glad I got it when I did. I have no idea what the pattern is. The linen box shams and waterfall spread are Legacy Essex from Horchow. Have had them for about four years now and do love them. They have worn well and wash well but if you are super picky you will probably want to press the spread after washing. Sometimes I do…usually I don’t. I made the drapes out of the matching by-the-yard fabric from Horchow. It had a strange “warp” (according to Mother) and was terribly hard to sew with. I would NOT recommend it. I had Number Four Eleven monogram the cream sham in my custom monogram. They always, always, always do splendid work. The three prints above the bed are from Ballard Designs probably seven years ago. I have seen similar prints at Art.com.
My antique gate-leg bedside table was purchased from an antique store (can’t recall which one) a long while back. The mercury glass lamps were from Pottery Barn (no longer available) and their linen drum shades came from Target. The shell curiosities were from Ballard Designs.
Lest you think everything is picture perfect, here’s a shot of Honey’s bedside table. This is after I cleaned it up. :-) His table was also from an antique store.
This is my favorite chair of all time and has really come a long way from her original state. (See all of the before and after details here.) She lived an ugly life in the corner of our master bedroom for ten years before stepping out in this new do. The body fabric is Tonga Snow Matelasse by Waverly and the double welting is done in extra yardage ordered from Horchow to match the bedding and drapes. The bolster pillow is from the same collection. Of course, the piece de resistance would be my custom monogram from Savannah’s Number Four Eleven (store / blog). One word – swoon.
These custom Sugarboo Designs (local to Atlanta) frames once lived in my den, but found a new home here in the master when Honey gave me the Bellamy painting I’d been coveting for years on our tenth anniversary. They technically belong to the littles, as they were two of their “forever gifts” from a few years back. Believe me when I say that they aren’t the least bit upset that I’ve usurped them for our bedroom.
The little wall on the other side of the bathroom door is finally sporting the Suzanne Kasler brackets and vintage oyster plates I’ve had tucked away in the bowels of my closet since we moved in almost four years ago. How sad is that?!?! It makes me smile every time they catch my eye!
Our necessarily gigantic dresser sits across from the bed. It looks rather red in this photo, but matches the bed in reality. I’m toying with painting it but can’t commit to that just yet.
The gorgeous diptych oil paintings are by family friend and local artist Mary Pratt. They are everything I ever dreamed of in the way of art for this space. She is incredibly talented and a lovely lady to boot. And would you have guessed that a flat screen TV is hiding behind all of that gorgeousness?!?!?
Honey built this custom cabinet and blogged about all the details here. The bundle of driftwood was purchased at Pizitz Home and Cottage in Seaside two years ago. Much like the rest of the goodies in this room, it was finally rescued from my closet!
After a three year hunt for the perfect piece to sit between the windows in our bedroom, Honey got me this gorg antique china cabinet for my birthday back in March. Honey painted the inside in the new wall color – Benjamin Moore Pale Oak. I stocked it with a barnacle from Home Goods, a wavy coral from Pottery Barn, a marsh painting by local artist Adam Houston (that I procured for $20 and have had in my closet for twenty-two sad months), stacks of books covered in kraft paper (Dollar Tree) and a few stunning oyster plates in porcelain white from Alison Evans. See all the details here.
At the entry to the master closet, I have a sweet little dressing table. See all the details here!
Now, the elephant in the room is obvi our lovely master bathroom. New since its debut on the blog is the assorted and impressive array of Lego Star Wars and Avengers stickers, thanks to the littles. Don’t be jealous y’all… Now that the bedroom is done it makes me want a door on the bathroom more than ever. All things in time…
I can’t hardly leave y’all with such ugly images burned on your brain, so here’s one last look at the place we rest our heads at night. I love it!
Now, envision me lying there “nuggling” the baby in your mind’s eye cause that’s precisely how I plan to spend at least the next thirty minutes…
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