Shall we chat about the master bedroom design?
The room where all the best night’s sleep goes down.
Is it just me, or do all of the most restful, deep sleeps happen in your own bed!? I could be in a penthouse suite of a 5 star hotel, sleeping on 1000 ct. Frette linen, with some magical self-adjusting mattress, but I still won’t sleep as well as I do in my own bed.
So, in case you were wondering, YES, my master bedroom design plan is fairly important to me!
Let’s start at the beginning…
The original master bedroom lies at the far end of the long upstairs hallway. You enter the room and on your right is an entire wall of built in closets and shelving. In addition, a small crib room (what those groovy folks of the 60’s used to use for newborn babies) is also on the right. I’ll eventually convert that small space into a chic, little, office space — The Heart’s Delight, LLC Global HQ, if you will.
Straight ahead are two symmetrical windows, and on the left, a smaller, higher set window. A narrow door on the left side of the room leads to the existing master bath/walk-in closet. By the way, did you check out those MASTER BATH DESIGN PLANS yet?!
Overall, the room has good bones, some unique architectural detail and a decent amount of breathing room. It’s a great place to start when it comes to the design plan.
Speaking of design plan, here’s the direction I’m headed…
Some Design Notes:
• The master bedroom is a retreat of sorts, but I wanted to keep the palette and feel of the space connected to the rest of the house — neutral, modern, industrial, with a dash of glam. Most of the master bedroom decor is actually being reused from our previous home, with some minor tweaks in arrangements.
• Since we’re moving from carpeted bedrooms to original hardwoods (that will be refinished to match the new 1st floor flooring), I needed a soft area rug underfoot. I was so excited when I happened upon this NEUTRAL VINTAGE STYLE RUG — the colors are perfection and it’s a steal! The 88 online product reviewers agree.
• Our existing RECLAIMED WOOD DRESSER will become the main piece anchoring the wall of windows. I’ll also be centering our television above it. Yes, I know TVs in the bedroom are design/ambiance killers, but I’m a practical gal and at this point unwilling to sacrifice my late night TV watching for aesthetics. Did you happen to see THIS TV YET!? If and when I ever find myself flush with cash, I am definitely upgrading my TV situation.
• Over the past few years, I’ve slowly migrated from all white HOTEL STYLE BEDDING to a more eclectic and mixed look, incorporating a few different patterns, colors and styles. I love the visual interest the layered look provides. More importantly, it’s fun to switch things up every now and again to make an old space feel like new. TARGET has been a surprisingly awesome destination for bedding! I’m so happy with the ORGANIC and STRIPED SHEETS I purchased a few months ago. If I didn’t tell you they were from TARGET, you’d totally think they were designer bedding.
• OK, now my biggest quandary for this space relates to the desk/chair set up. Since my new “office” is going to be built into the connected crib room, I think the FREE STANDING DESK — mine is a one-of-a-kind piece from ABC CARPET + HOME — and KARTELL GHOST CHAIR is superfluous and a wasted design opportunity for the bedroom. Instead, I was considering moving the desk/chair to the family room (you can see the FAMILY ROOM DESIGN PLAN here!), and creating a small lounging nook. I currently own a gorgeous OVERSIZED UPHOLSTERED ARMCHAIR (you can sneak a peak of it HERE!), and would love to reuse it, but I think it may be too large in scale for the space. It’s one of those “wait-and-see” type of situations…
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