Another day, another house update! You may have seen the master bedroom progress on IG, but I want to go through each room we’re working on here with our plans, before shots and then eventually, we’ll have the final AFTER pics too :) The master bedroom felt really small when we saw the house furnished. I was nervous about it feeling as nice as our previous master bedroom, which was HUGE and bright. So to make it feel more “special” I chose a VERY special paper from Schumacher, the Mary McDonald Chinois Palais in Stone (vinyl to boot!) to paper the whole room in and BOY did it get the job done. The room not only feels way bigger, but like a very special spot in the house. Once I get my swing arm wall sconces up, the small nightstands will feel bigger (which is really the only issue with the room). We are using our old Colette bed (which I bought when we lived in that modern loft like, a million years ago) right now and it actually caused me to reassess my plan for the room. I had thought about going with a dark green velvet headboard, but then seeing the space all neutral felt SO soothing I changed my mind. So now everything is neutral, and we are reusing several items from our old house like the mirrors above the bed, the swing arm sconces, the double dresser and the bed pillow. Here’s the final plan:
Progress shot from the day the wallpaper went in!
This wall looks SO much bigger now! This is a king bed with 18″ nightstands….
From the listing, this was a QUEEN bed!
It was… underwhelming. But it’s starting to feel really amazing. I need to get my curtains and shades in, a custom cut rug made (currently using one of my Momeni jutes) and add art, a wider dresser for under the TV and bookshelf and bench. One thing at a time!
My wife and I are looking for a house and I really wish this were an affordable option. I see all these great houses in our price range, but those only have one master bedroom. In CT, where we live, a house that might possibly have two in our county would be around a million dollars. We re trying to stick to under half a million. My wife wants to stay around $300,000, but with home prices up, I think $400,000 is more reasonable. And while I think we could swing $500,000 it s really pushing it. And then there s the size. Those houses start to get too big for her. She d like to be around 2,000 square feet. I m good with up to 4,000 square feet, but it is just the two of us. If building were affordable that s the route I d go.
Love this neutral palette! One warning- I own the Blake console table in natural from S&L- whatever adhesive they used to apply the raffia, it discolored over time on all the edges and corners (w/in 6 mos). S&L kindly replaced it w/a new table, and 6 mos later it happened again! I’m torn on what to do b/c I love the table/color…
Hi, who did you use to hang your wallpaper?
Thank you for posting this! I am in a similar situation. We remodeled our last home and built the bedroom suite of our dreams. Our new bedroom is small and not nearly as grand. I’m glad that even a designer planning her personal home faces the same challenges. And now I’m daydreaming of wall paper…
I am enjoying the design and decorating updates on your beautiful new home.
Would you please share the sizes of the Ballard Design mirrors?
This was DIY from Sarah Gibson, Room for Tuesday. She loved this piece of art too but couldn’t afford it.
I was trying (worrying!) to figure out how you picked that picture from the board to go with your room and then I realized it was a TV! 🤣
I love it! How high are your ceilings?
May I suggest some artists for you to check out: Alexis Walters, New Orleans, Erin Donahue Tice, Austin, TX, Sarah Otts, Mobile,AL, Kelly Ogburn, Fairhope, AL, Elisabeth Hays, Fairhope, AL
I think you’d love them……
It’s hard to tell from the photos, but would you have more room if you placed the bed in front of the window?
LOVE the wallpaper, light fixture and all the gorgeous neutrals. I recently purchased the bigger version of those nightstands in Olive (on clearance!) – they are beautiful and well made. Interested in what options you are assessing for under TV dressers. I am on the hunt for one with some built-in, hidden media storage. Looking forward to your “after” pics and following your journey with your new home.
Just curious: did you consider having the bed up against the large window wall? I know this is typically a no-no but have seen it done well, and feel like you indeed could pull off something like that. I ask only because it appears like it would have offered a wider expanse and allow for the bed to be the central wow moment of the room. Guessing there were other considerations but enjoy hearing your thought processes on these things. Thanks for sharing your process and progress. I learn so much from your posts!
I wondered the same thing Nancy. I see there is also another comment about using the bed on the longest wall. Because of the rooms entry door, I had thought of the bed on the longest window wall, which I believe is at the front of the house. I thought draperies the width of the king bed, behind the bed would be nice. I just never like to walk into a bedroom at the side of the bed, especially when longer walls are available. The Schumacher paper is gorgeous! Can’t wait to see the finished product.
Love the calm neutrals! So restful and pretty. Could you also share the source for the tufted headboard shown?
This is going to be good. So good. You don’t disappoint!
Love the image board! I’ve been thinking about that Serena and lily dresser too! Was considering the blue version for my daughters room to offset a pink rug. Do you think S&L quality is worth the price?
Can’t wait to see it finished! I love a soothing and peaceful bedroom!
Curious: Was your Gates canopy bed too tall for the room?
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