Friday, June 27, 2014

master bedroom

I've started to learn that there's no point in saying that any given part of my house is still a "work in progress," since everything always seems to be changing and in progress, one way or another.  So here's my master bedroom at a point that feels "done," though I'm sure there'll be changes to come down the road.  I posted some pictures of the room a couple of days ago, but I have a few more to share now.  I also can't figure out why I seem to be totally incapable of taking a halfway decent photo with my iPhone, since everyone is always talking about what a terrific camera it has, but c'est la vie, I guess!

First off, here's the room from the hallway, and also a (terrible) panoramic shot, so you can get some idea of what's going on in here:

I think I mentioned in my other 'sneakie peekie' post that I was hoping that the space would seem serene and relaxed, and I think I achieved that without totally surrendering my love of color.  I was also able to get this room done on a budget: the headboard is from Target, the bamboo side tables were about $65 each, and the loveseat, also from Target, and featured here in an earlier post about my office, was kind of a mini-hack (I swapped out the kind of ugly block legs for mid-century tapered ones).  The rug I got on mega-sale from Rugs Usa, and the wall lamps are the beloved Ranarp clamp spotlights that all bloggers went gaga over when they came out last year.  

Other pics:

Don't you just love pretty pillows?  All my pillows have been purchased from Turkish sellers on either eBay or Etsy, over time. 

Love this shot.  I should mention that JC Penney, masters of sometimes surprising you with their excellent featured designers, also have very cheap pillow monogramming available.  I think I got these two lilac pillows with monogramming for something like $30.  Not too shabby.

Requisite gallery wall.  Since I suck at photography (ironic, because my father was a professional photographer), you can't really see many of the images on the wall, but I can tell you that the bottom center image (the colorful one) was a super cheap DIY - just a piece of fine paper from Paper Source, on which I colored in the spaces with oil pastels).  It's super cute, colorful, and I have a bigger one in my master bath, too (pics of that to come later).

There's that mini-hack with the midcentury legs.  And do you like my zebra?

Love that front pillow.

I also love, LOVE the Väte floor lamp from IKEA.  It's so sculptural and substantial and really fills up a corner well.  And it's only $30.  Can't beat that.

And last but not least, here are a few sneak peek shots of my master bathroom, which is attached to this bedroom.  It's not really in photo-ready condition at the moment, but figured I would whet your appetite for what's to come.  Like many of the other bathrooms in my house, this is one of those "work with what you've got" situations, in that the whole thing is tiled in this not-so-pretty and definitely-not-my-style beige-y marble tile.   So until I strike it rich, I'm trying to make it work.  I can show you all what I did to try to achieve that in a later post, but for now, see how the magic of paint, cute towels, and nice artwork make weird-ass tile somewhat tolerable until you win the lottery:

(view looking into bath from the bedroom)

Love this Van Gogh print.  

Man, that's some ugly ass granite.

Thanks for stopping by, and have a good one!!!


  1. The granite is questionable, but your room is spectacular! I love how you mix prints and textures, but that the room still feels cohesive and married. Divine!!

    1. Thank you, Priya! So nice of you to always leave such lovely notes!!!!

  2. I'm just finding your blog, and I'm so intrigued! Love your bold design choices and love of color! Can't wait to pop back through the pages and see what the rest of your home looks like!

    1. Thanks so much! Getting your comments today motivated me to get my ass in gear and put a post up. It means so much to me when people write. Totally appreciate it!