Did you catch my last post about our guest bedroom overhaul? Well, more fun house projects are in the works, and this one is an even bigger undertaking: our master bedroom! I truly can’t wait to show you the before and after pictures of this little makeover because the before pictures are rough. I’m talking should-we-even-buy-this-house level roughness. When we ultimately did decide to purchase our house, our master bedroom was used as a mini in-law suite so it came complete with a kitchenette with the whole works: stove, cabinets, sink. The previous owner also used it at one point as a painting studio so crazy track lighting was installed at bizarre, random angles on a tiled ceiling. The flooring was half 1970’s linoleum, and the other half was oil-paint stained barf green shaggy carpet. Are you able to fully visualize the glory of this wacky, tacky, and ever so unusable room?
So our renovations have begun and we’re tackling all of these issues. The tile ceiling and track lights have been updated to a regular ‘ol white ceiling with some recessed lights. Miraculously, a lovely original hardwood floor was preserved underneath the horrible carpet and linoleum and we plan to refinish it in the coming weeks. And the kitchenette has been demo-ed and we’re replacing it with two big ‘his and hers’ closets. Guys: real, usable, giant grown-up closets! In the 10 years that Mike and I have lived together, we’ve never had two proper closets. This is going to be a big deal.
We both agreed that we want this room to be bright and light and a calm spot in the house. I’m always a color fanatic, but we’ve decided to make this the one spot in the house that is a bit more restrained in the color-scheme. I’m testing a few white paints for the walls, and we picked out a beautiful linen wingback style headboard from Raymour and Flanigan for our bed. A Greek key patterned rug in a light beige color is going to anchor the bed and hopefully play really well off the newly refinished hardwood floors. I think it’s going to be so chic and cozy.
For the bedding, I may add a tiny pop of color with an aqua striped coverlet and pillows from Serena and Lily to pair with our white sheets. For the rest of the accessories and furniture I’m keeping things clean and simple: slim white nightstands, a few brass pieces of hardware, and some bright (and preppy!) artwork. I’m still on the hunt for lamps for this room and the guest bedroom, I just haven’t found the perfect ones yet! Can’t wait to share more details, and some pretty fun before and after photos as it all comes together.
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