I’m finally trying to get to the “meat” of the house. It will still take me a little while to reach the kitchen, but maybe the master bedroom will tide you over until I can get there!
We redesigned our bedroom in 2010 which meant that we had the look and feel of the room already in place and just needed to figure out how to execute it in the new house. This meant that we were keeping our bed and bedding as well as the mirror, chest, and chaise from the old house. But our bedside tables which were huge to fit the scale of that room, would have to be replaced for this house. And since I was very much against putting in plantation shutters in the house, we needed to come up with a plan for window coverings for privacy and (preferably) blackout.
With those things in mind, there wasn’t a whole lot to decide on for the bedroom and the inspiration board was fairly easy to put together. All we needed to figure out was the wall color, ceiling fan, and bedside tables.
We initially decided to go with SW6148 Wool Skein, but once it got up on the walls, it was way too yellow for everything else. We switched to SW7632 Modern Gary instead and it turned out perfect. The ceiling is SW6211 Rainwashed (different than the inspiration board shows) which is a little bit of a brighter blue than in the old house, but since this ceiling isn’t cathedral like the other it works well to infuse color and warmth into the room without being too over the top.
You enter our room off of the back hallway. When we were in New Orleans for the LSU game last year, we looked hard for some antique doors to bring back but were never able to find the perfect thing. Plus, the New Orleans company would have had to refinish them and we couldn’t see a time when we could make another trip down there to pick up the doors.
So we showed our trim company some pictures and sketched up something that we would like and they made custom doors for us. They are gorgeous and are made out of oak to go with the hardwood floors in the house. They look as if they were made from an antique door that was split in two. I was very hesitant to go the route of the custom doors, but they ended up being surprisingly affordable. They definitely cost less than buying antiques and having them refinished would have cost!
(As a sidenote, we found that the “custom” route was often the same price or less than getting something that was pre-made. Don’t automatically rule that option out because you think the price will be too high. Get a quote for everything for custom, semi-custom, and pre-made and then make the best decision! Some of the neatest features in our house were custom and did not add hardly anything to the bottom line from our original budget.)
When you walk in, you are facing the foot of the bed. Our bed is from Lee Industries and we got it when we re-did in 2010. It is beautiful and has held up so well. We love having an upholstered headboard. And even though the bed is wider than the walled area and sits in front of the trim and curtains, that look is very “trendy” right now and gives the room a little more warmth and softness.
We love our room and feel like it is perfect for us. It’s light and airy and warm without too much pattern or “frou frou”. We, obviously, still need to hang some things on the wall, but instead of just putting something that we kind of like up there, we’re waiting to find something that we love.
Wall Color: Sherwin Williams 7632 Modern Gray
Ceiling Color: Sherwin Williams 6211 Rainwashed (different than the inspiration board shows)
Trim Color: Sherwin Williams 7646 First Star
Bed: Lee Industries (purchased from local seller)
Bedding: Restoration Hardware Vintage Washed Belgian Linen in Ivory and Prairie
Bedside Tables: Joss and Main (post with larger pictures here)
Lamps flanking bed: Found at a local store
Lamp behind Chaise: Restoration Hardware Swinging Arm Lamp with Ivory Shade
Bench: Restoration Hardware Louis Bench
TV console: Ordered through a local store
Chaise: Ordered through a local store
Leaner mirror: Restoration Hardware Venetian Beaded Leaner Mirror
Carpet: Shaw QS-136 in Fossil
Ceiling fan: Quorum 72565-24 Ashfield – 56″ Ceiling Fan, Walnut with Antique Flemish Finish
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