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!
Question of the day: Is the formal living room officially dead?!
When we went through the process of finding and ultimately buying a house, one of the biggest questions that was thrown around was, do we really need a living room? I’m talking about that more formal sitting space that people used to use a lot back in the day. That is, before open design plans and oversized family rooms with comfy couches and giant 4D flat screen TVS (with surround sound) reigned supreme.
I should probably go ahead and title this post: How To Completely Redesign Your Master Suite So That You Can Party (a.k.a. Watch Netflix & Sleep) Like It’s 2017.
One major thing about homes that I’ve learned over the past 2 months — we definitely don’t live like we used to! Back in the 1960’s bathrooms were tiny, bedrooms were dark and closets were nonexistent. One thing the 1960’s did offer: milk delivery — as evidenced by the milk delivery chute relic located on the side of my home. Oh, and vinyl flooring. Those groovy 60’s ladies and gents sure did love them some vinyl floors!
Did anyone stay up to watch the Emmy’s? I remember being obsessed with award shows and red carpet fashion 10-15 years ago. Not so much anymore. All of the fashion is on loan from top tier designers and styled professionally, so there’s really not much to snark on. Everyone looks put together and fabulous… and isn’t that kind of boring?!
More tragically, I don’t even recognize half the actors/actresses or nominated shows anymore! There is so much new streaming content, I just can’t keep up with it all. I can barely keep up with my reality TV schedule, let alone internet-only, scripted shows!
Clearly, I just aged myself at least a decade with my little diatribe.
Before I dive too deep into my “back in the day” anecdotes, Let’s refocus on the topic du jour: grey + gold — which personally, I think is way more exciting than WHAT CARRIE COON WAS WEARING.
(Full disclosure: I have ZERO idea who Carrie Coon is!)
It’s full of unexpected twists and turns with new surprises around every bend. You birth this tiny human with absolutely no clue what kind of person he/she will turn out to be. You then have the ultimate responsibility of helping to shape their story and play a supporting role. It’s like a Choose Your Own Adventure book, but you know, actually REAL and with no alternative endings!
The last couple weeks, I’ve spent a good amount of time giving my home a spring deep-clean. I’ve been removing clutter, organizing closets, cleaning woodwork and trim and finally, the fun part: updating decor.
While in the midst of this OCD-fueled process, I’ve taken note of a new trend in interior design and decor that’s a quick way to inject color and pattern, without disrupting the overall feel and aesthetic of your home. Regardless of whether your interior style is rustic, preppy, glam or boho, agate is a unique decorative detail to incorporate into your design.
With each spring, my motivation kicks into turbo charge and I take on the challenge of a home decor refresh.
Clutter gets eliminated, furniture gets moved around and small tweaks are made throughout my living spaces — swapping textiles and throws, the addition of a new statement piece, switching art prints, etc. None of this is overly difficult or expensive, but the end result is always a breath of fresh air.