It’s been a long time coming, but our new master bedroom is done! If you recall, the room is tiny, full of sloped ceilings, tricky angles, and little eaves. If you want to revisit the plans and progress for this room you’ll find them here, here, here, here and here, but suffice it to say this has been a slog. Seeing these before and after shots gives me a proud sense of achievement. Let’s get into it!
Looking from the doorway into the room, before:
Looking back toward the doorway and closet, before:
And finally the closet eave, before:
And the closet eave, after:
Ahhhhh, so fresh and clean and, best of all, functional! The closet easily houses both of our wardrobes, and a few of the drawers are even still empty (once this baby makes his debut (in approx. 47 days, not that I’m counting) bring on the fall fashion!).
One of the best things about the closet is the simple brass hardware on the sliding closet doors and drawers.
Here’s the view from the closet looking back toward the bed:
Those of you who’ve followed these chronicles might remember that I had my heart set on an indigo upholstered bed from Serena and Lily. I ordered it, and then I waited, and waited, and waited. Seven months later, the bed still hadn’t arrived, and I started looking for alternatives. This bed from CB2 appealed to me because of its small size and simple shape. I posted a plea for input, and that very day I got an email from Serena and Lily saying that the bed was in production and would ship a few days later! But after getting great feedback from you, dear readers, and after several calls to Katie in which she design and life-coached me, I cancelled the order for the Serena and Lily bed. The CB2 bed got the rose, and like Trista and Ryan Sutter, I’ve never looked back.
I’m so glad I went this route. The Serena and Lily bed is beautiful, but the reality of this room is that with the angled ceiling, the paneling, and all of the nooks and mullioned windows, there is a lot going on in here before you even begin to talk about color. As it is now, the subtle palette of mostly white and off-white, with touches of peach, indigo, and deep teal green gives it a quiet, restful, and slightly unstudied look that I love.
In its naked form, the CB2 bed was a little too masculine for me so I layered my antique piano shawl over the headboard. I love the way the inverted triangle mirrors the triangle shaped ceiling above, and that it adds a quiet dash of romance.
Once during this long process I googled “feng shui bedroom” and learned that a bed (1) should never be under a window, (2) should never face a door, and (3) should never be under a sloped ceiling. Check, check, and check. Despite breaking all the feng shui rules, I find this set up restful and comfortable. My side of the bed is under the sloped ceiling, and I was worried about hitting my head or having to stoop uncomfortably every time I crawl into bed, but so far, even with pregnancy-induced limited mobility, it hasn’t been a problem at all.
The bed faces this over-sized mirror and bench. The mirror isn’t so low that we stare at ourselves from bed, but it’s the perfect height to reflect the view out the window behind our heads. It gives us the feeling of gazing at the trees and sky, and also functions well as a close-to full-length mirror.
In the other eave I made a nursing command station. Eventually I think we’ll build a hinged window seat with storage below for linens, but for the foreseeable future me and my boobs will be right here.
So there you have it! I’ll be sharing more details in upcoming posts, but for now here are sources:
|| roman shades || bed || linen sheets (a gift from my mother in law!) || peach linen pillowcases || Catherine of Aragon portrait (a present from Katie!) || peach sky print || bench || round mirror (no longer available in gold) || face planter || peach planter || table lamps (no longer available) || pendant lamp (similar) || wall hooks ||
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