I’ve been putting off sharing this room, mainly because it means I have to iron my bedding. And if you know me, you know I don’t iron. It’s a life skill that I just don’t possess. In the true spirit of procrastination and avoiding ironing at all costs, I ordered myself a hand steamer. Life changing guys!!! I legit have cute things hanging in my closet that I haven’t worn in forever because they are wrinkled, and I think if I just hang it back in the closet, it will become magically unwrinkled the next time I want to wear it. I will now be steaming all the things.
Anyways, enough about my domestic shortcomings and onto the room reveal. The Mr. would like me to add MTV crib styles circa 2001 “this is where the magic happens”… to which, I would like to also add my eye roll… ;)
In this house, we wanted the master bedroom on the main level so that we can grow old and gray here and not worry about the stairs. We also wanted a little separation from the kids rooms (they are downstairs). So this room is right off the living room.
We continued the same wood flooring throughout so it felt seamless, and we did a double door with a glass transom to make the room feel more open.
Here you can see the other reason I’ve been putting this room off, my great grandmother’s dresser there. It didn’t survive our storage unit so well and it needs a new coat of paint and a good sanding. That drawer that is slightly open on the right is actually swollen shut that way, and it is currently holding all my socks hostage…thankfully it’s still 90 degrees out so flip-flop season is still going strong. I’m hoping to free my socks before the snow flies.
I shared with you all last week how I hid our TV in our living room, but it wasn’t really an option in here. We decided to frame it out and recess it instead, and I’m really happy with how it looks. It seems a little off center in these pics, but the Mr. hung it absolutely perfectly. Yes, he is basically the handiest man alive – it’s just the angle I’m at (he made me clarify that one…)
The best part of this room is our view and the deck off of our room.
We spend a ton of time out on our deck and we actually made our room a little smaller than our last master bedroom knowing the majority of our time would be spent outside during the warmer months. I have my coffee there in the morning and a glass of wine at night.
Ignore the fact that I accidentally left my lunch sitting on the dresser in the above shot (a salad and black cherry water if you want to know) it’s the latest in home accessorizing, whoops.
We went with the same 4 sliding door configuration that we did in the dining room, so the house is symmetrical on the back. I love that the doors open in the middle and really make the most of the indoor/outdoor feeling.
I’ve gotten a lot of questions about window coverings on such large windows and doors. We used cellular blinds, because I love that they almost completely disappear when they are up and don’t block the view. We purchased ours at our local Budget Blinds. Here’s how they look pulled down. They have black out ones available that block more light, but we are usually up before the sun anyways.
This is Charlie pouting, because I won’t let him snuggle on the bed. He does not appreciate my hard work of steaming wrinkles out!
Speaking of Charlie I just bought this bench so he could hop on and off our bed easily without hurting his little legs.
I’ll link it below in the source list – we absolutely love it. It’s the perfect height and the pillow top makes it a comfy place to sit and put on socks, I mean if I could get them out of my drawer…
We purchased the bed last fall before we even built the house because I wanted to know the dimensions to have the windows and sconces in the exact right spots. The bedding and rug are from our last house, although I’ve been on the hunt for a new duvet cover as I’m thinking about a little deeper blue tone in here.
I picked these cute nightstands up at a flea market last summer and the Mr. added these legs to make them taller. They are normally covered with stacks of books and full glasses of water that I never drink, but I cleaned up a little for you all.
My favorite piece in our bedroom is this absolutely gorgeous painting from Melissa Lyons. It just makes me happy every time I walk in here. I have one of her prints in our living room as well (see it here). She is so talented and the sweetest person. I linked her shop below in the source list so you can check out more of her art.
One last thing to mention is this ceiling fan. We like to sleep with the windows open as often as possible, so while I would have rather had a pretty light fixture in this room, a ceiling fan is a must for us. Luckily, I found this cute ceiling fan that still has a fun lake vibe, I’ll link it below.
SOURCE LIST: (contains affiliate links)
Wall color – Extra White by Sherwin Williams, Silverstrand by Sherwin Williams
Rug – I have it in grey but it’s also available in light blue Hayneedle
Flooring – BuildDirect
Bed – Bellacor, we have a Queen but it comes in King as well
Bedding – Restoration Hardware
Lumbar Pillow – Wayfair
Throw – I got mine on clearance Restoration Hardware
Bench – Target
Nightstands – flea market find
Painting – Melissa Lyons Art
Dresser – hand me down
Ceiling Fan – Here it is in in galvanized – Grayton 54 in. Indoor/Outdoor Galvanized Ceiling Fan
and in White like I have.
Wall sconces – Wayfair
Doors – NorthStar Windows
Blinds – Budget Blinds
Outdoor furniture – Chair, Pottery Barn Ottoman, Pottery Barn
And in case you hate ironing as much as I do, here is the steamer I bought! – Conair ExtremeSteam Hand Held Fabric Steamer with Dual Heat; White