Monday, March 14, 2011

Master Bedroom Design: Almost There...


Back in December, I updated y'all on my master bedroom (re)design as we swapped out our queen bed for a king and our tiny end tables and dresser for more ample (and more glamorous) storage. At the time, I was dubious as to whether or not I'd be able to get anymore done on the room before Baby G's arrival, as the nursery had become my top priority decorating-wise.

Well, I suppose that nesting instinct really kicked in my last few months of pregnancy and I was able to add a few more decorative touches that really make the room feel more complete. While I'd still like to add some curtain panels around the three-windows and some artwork (or something!) on the wall opposite the bed, I feel like the room is really starting to take shape.


I added this sunburst mirror that I picked up from Horchow on sale over the the long dresser. The finish is a goldish-silver (or gliver) that I think adds some warmth to the room. I didn't want to stick with just silver -- it seemed too matchy-matchy (and a bit cold with all the grey in the room!). The other big change on this end of the room was swapping out my old (and a bit dull) Pottery Barn rug for this graphic cream and blue flatweave from DwellStudio.


My big splurge was this Jonathan Adler screen (also scored at Horchow on sale). I really wanted something substantial in this corner, not only to fill the space, but to help balance out the height of the four-poster bed on the opposite wall. 


I love, love this vintage Chinoiserie lamp. I scored it off High Street Market on Etsy some months ago (alas, it had been languishing in my hall closet for months before I got around to finding a black paper shade for it). I also added a greek key finial for that extra little touch.


A few more shots of the room in its almost finished state. I'll be honest, since the arrival of Baby G. the room isn't looking quite as pristine, what with G.'s bassinet next to the screen and my dresser now cleared off to make way for the changing pad and associated accoutrement. We'll be moving Baby G. upstairs to the nursery in a month or two when his sleeping schedule stabilizes, but for now I'd like to remember my bedroom as the sanctuary it was, rather than the mess it's rapidly become!



Ah well, I know in time we'll get there again!

18 comments:

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Wow,your room looks great! Love the bedding, the wingback chair, the screen, the mirror...well, yes, I love everything!

Oh and girl I feel you on the baby stuff taking over the place! Glad to see a post from you!

Rene said...

Your room looks great Averill. The screen brought much balance to that area and the new lamp is perfect for the room. I hope you are well.

Christy said...

It's so beautiful Averill! I love it. And I'm so glad to here it's a baby-centric mess - I'm not alone! My room used to be so pristine, tranquil....not anymore! :)

Liz @ It's Great To Be Home said...

It's beautiful!! You were so right to add the "gliver" (ha, love that!) to add a little warmth to the space - gorgeous!

Kathysue said...

Averill it is so good to see you posting. Your master is so peaceful and elegant looking. Love that screen and the wall color is wonderful. Life with baby is a changing process but oh the JOY they bring to your life and of course lack of sleep hehe. Hang in there sweet new Mommy, enjoy the sweetness of an infant!! Kathysue

Bromeliad said...

It's looking so glam, especially that folding screen.

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Welcome back! :) The room has come together so well. I really admire your ability to mix patterns; it's a skill I need to work on. The color palette is my absolute fave - very relaxing and sophisticated! I hope Baby G appreciates his mommy's hard work!

Anonymous said...

What type of hardwood flooring did you use in this room? I'm contemplating dark hardwood throughout my home but have heard many varying opinions on the subject. It looks like you may have gone with a duller sheen, which I hear cuts back on the appearance of dust which is the #1 complaint with dark hardwood. How are you liking yours?

Linda Leyble said...

Hi! Your room is fabulous! It's so peaceful and elegant. Love the bedspread - where did you get that? Or is it custom? I see you have a one window wall like I do in my master bedroom. Filling the windowless space with a mirror is a great idea. I have an antique vanity on the side of the wall without a window and currently I have a mirror there to offset it. I had thought about doing a beautiful window treatment for the window and then do a draped treatment over the vanity to balance it. Or - do I just hire someone to just put in another window (which my husband does not want to do!) Why do builders do crazy stuff like that - only one window on a wall!!??

Everything looks great - keep us all posted on anything new that you do!

Linda Pakravan said...

Your room looks great. Glamorous and peaceful.

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

You have such a great eye for combining patterns. The room looks beautiful and the JA screen was a worthwhile splurge.

Brilliant Chic said...

Looks beautiful! Hope you are enjoying your baby boy!

alison@MyLittleHappyPlace said...

LOVE the screen - and you're right, looks perfect in that corner where you'd need some substance. Curtains will be a grand finale!

Susan said...

It looks lovely, and although it's a mess right now with the baby, it will soon return to the retreat you envisioned!

Acanthus and Acorn said...

Averill,
It's looking so good, when you add the curtains you may just want to live in there?!
xo,
~R

Connie @ SogniESorrisi said...

Looking great Averill! I've always loved that comforter patter and I love the touches you've added. I also agree that adding some gold/gilver was a good choice!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Oh, I bet you appreciate your effort in this room now that the baby has arrived!! I loved keeping my little ones in the same room for the first few months, I needed to be able to make sure everything was alright at all hours! The room is absolutely beautiful, love all the blues with the white, and then the dark floors. Janell

12 devonshire said...

It looks amazing! So elegant. I love all of it - but the seating area is my favorite... the chairs, table, chinoiserie lamp (and greek key finial) are all perfect.

Glad to hear Graham is doing well. He's adorable!

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