This was my master bedroom in its glory days. It had my beloved Pottery Barn quilt that Dan bought me for my birthday almost 6 years ago. It had these pretty cable knit sweater pillows and sat up against a pretty wall and pretty floors.
And then we moved. And the pillows were loved on so much, that they had finally given up the ghost. The quilt is still loved on, but the matching euro pillows have moved out to the couch and I'm afraid the quilt has simply become just a Band-Aid to cover a non matching duvet we found on clearance during a no-spend zone. And lets not talk about the ridiculous closet doors that fall off their slider so often that they have been banished to under the bed. We also hide our body pillows under there during the day when we're not using them, so a bed skirt is definitely in order.
In all fairness, we owned our last house, and I picked the nice hardwood and the pretty paint color on the wall, all when the budget for home décor was, well, existent. So- it can't really compete with a rental home that endured Katrina and a spending freeze zero budget allowance.
But, over time, slowly, I've begun to pick up some of the "ingredients" here and there and saved them for their debut when I finally have the opportunity (and funds) to treat the master bedroom right.
The room will have some components from this room (above)-which is currently my girls' room- who will transition to pink. I'll definitely be using those curtains- I call them the "aqua toile" curtains, but they're really a gorgeous, muted robins egg blue toile linen print from Hobby Lobby. They still have the fabric and I still want to buy more of it, every time I see it.
I also have my duvet cover purchased. And the furniture. But that's it. Still on the list:
-a new mattress (ours has been on death row for a couple years now and replacing it is moving up to emergency status for lack of sleep)
-attach the headboard or replace it
-sheets, a coverlet, and shams
-a bed skirt
-and if I'm really lucky, a rug.
Ugh. Who knew re-doing a bedroom would require so much. I guess we've hit that almost "10 year mark" in our marriage, where all your stuff starts to fall apart. That is, if you had nice new stuff to begin with. In our case, our hand me downs were old to start with, so replacing them is something we're really excited about. A brand new mattress? A toaster that doesn't require folding your toast in half to fit? Pots and pans that still have the Teflon coating? I'm game.
Transforming a room at our house doesn't happen all in one weekend. It happens over time as we make do with what we have, and replace one thing at a time with something "less" old we found at a yard sale or thrift store. And since we're on a spending freeze, I can't imagine these changes will come anytime soon. But in the meantime, here's a few of my favorite inspiration pictures for the master bedroom.
Besides everything about it, I love the planked wall treatment, the antique bed, and the white coverlet.
If I had to pick a room to live in as is- no changes, it'd be this. Hands down.
I love designer Heather Chadduck. I wish she'd design my entire house.
Loving the white walls with the color infused in the curtains, with the mix of painted and antique furniture.
Always gorgeous inspiration at savvy southern style.
And finally, loving the velvet blue added to the toffee and white buffalo check.
Some people love shoes. Others love their TV shows.
But I love home decor- and everything that comes with it. Amazing fabric and beautiful lighting...mmm.