This is such a happy day for me !! Usually when I move into a new house, I choose to renovate the master bedroom first to have a clean quiet place to rest my head during the long renovation process of the whole house.
This time, this was more difficult, as the master bedroom needed some renovations that we couldn’t do for many months (so hard to find good contractors with availability during the covid). So our bedroom ended up being one of the last spaces we completed in this house.
I am excited to share with you some of the “curiosities” of this room and show you how cozy this bedroom is now!
I was really looking forward to making a space that feels happy and matches the rest of the house’s color scheme (you can see my mood board at home here). My daughter’s room next to ours has one Very cheerful daisy painted wallpaper, so the goal was also to keep up with the good vibes that your room also slows down.
We also repaired the tiles in the room’s vintage combed plywood ceiling (pots read more about them here) and the repair of the ceiling also helped to give a fresh face to the room. You can also see that there was a super old school wooden flywheel built over the wall of the bed that had fluorescent lighting mounted in there so you know you had to go. Immediately …
Technically, there were three different wall materials that met with the roof and the crown molding they had (which is necessary with this type of roof tile) was pretty poorly installed. So we took all that out and reinstalled new crown molding, which made a big difference to help it look finished.
This is also the first time in over 10 years that I have new bedroom furniture, if you can believe it. We bought the master bedroom pieces when we were engaged and used them until we moved into this house. We’ve been married for 11 years, so it’s been a full decade of use and makeover to these pieces, so it was a lot of fun choosing something new for this room.
We can talk about how beautiful this is velvet marigold bed frame is?? The velvet looks so lush and the color is such a happy pop of mustard yellow that it really sings in the room. The padded headboard is also great for spending time in bed and reading or watching a show hosted with Lola on a Saturday morning.
I love that too our bedside tables they are nice and low next to our platform bed (very easy to get things from the bed) and I love the gold and white details that are classic with a turn of the century gesture. Those balloon table lights they are one of my favorite lamps. Such a fun atmosphere from the 70’s, without a doubt!
Also, can we talk about closets for a minute? The previous cabinet desperately needed a complete makeover, as the cabinet system I had installed was deformed and very annoying. And it had a ceiling with fallen acoustic panels (yes, like in an office) with a light switch in the closet that was very hard to reach.
We put a plaster ceiling, repaired a lot of plaster damage to the walls, added another interior light, moved the switch to the outside and built a split closet system this made the space not only work better for us overall, but it makes it look like a demonstration closet in a store (which I love!).
The old cabinet also had two giant sliding doors that were only glued to the top (no track at the bottom) so they worked like two giant loose teeth when trying to use them. So I found two slabs in a salvage yard and had our contractor install them to open them like French doors. I painted them and added this circle design to make them more personalized.
The bedside tables are from the same collection as our shop window, which is so beautiful and has the same luxurious golden and white ambiance. It’s also a big size, as it’s not too big for the room, but it gives us a lot of storage (so we don’t have to have everything in the closet).
It was a little awkward trying to figure out the best place for a long mirror in this room, but I realized that a larger floor mirror would fit perfectly in this corner, so I have that beauty, and I love how it looks in space.
I added a gold hanging planter next to it to give some greenery to the area without taking up space.
Our friend Ryan I took this photo of Todd and I in Palm Springs during our Babymoon almost five years ago and I just printed it out (even though it’s been on my to-do list for years). Isn’t that dreamy !?
Another important change for the room was to remove the gray-looking tile that was all over the top floor and replace it with white oak floors.
In addition to upgrading functionality with the new floor (the old one had a lot of problems because it wasn’t installed properly), it also looks lighter, cooler, and generally more luxurious. It’s one of the best things we’ve done in the house in general.
The doors on the main floor also needed help and a makeover, and I love it the door knobs which we chose for the space (a little more expensive but comes with a five year warranty) and adding the arched cutout at the doors it really gives you a bit of that Parisian vibe that always appeals to me.
Okay, can you spot the partial brick wall in the photo above? This area is the back of the firebox for the fireplace in the living room on the other side of the wall, but for some reason only a rectangular section of the wall is exposed (instead of ‘an entire wall as you might see in a New York loft). or something). So, did that strange area have a makeshift frame around it like it was a work of art or something?
There was also a large gap between the wall and the frame so that the sunken edges of the plaster and brick mortar would simply fall on any furniture underneath. So you would always have a dust of gray sand all over the top of our shop window. Again, I know that exposed brick is a “thing” in some places, but this seemed very strange to me and as an accident rather on purpose, as if someone wanted to remove all the plaster to have a partial brick wall but then he got tired and stopped. after a few hours.
And then they added a frame. eh ?? Anyway, we ended up having our contractor build a new wall on top of the textured plaster / brick area to make the wall look smooth and match the rest of the walls in the room, and being much better to have it closed.
For lighting, we have added a classic brass sputnik spider ia Vintage inspired balloon floor lamp in the room. I’m a little crazy about lighting and I have to have it all in a dimmer that I think gives you the best light layer options to suit your mood.
Can you believe the “wallpaper” here are just removable stickers? I made a similar star print for the lair of our last house and found it missing here in this house, so I changed the pattern a bit, rounded the edges to match more arches and trimmed it in four different colors. . It’s such a fun and happy atmosphere.
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i love that rounded brass shelf—Is the perfect size for a small planter and beautiful print to add something special to this corner. And I love it a spongy wall hanger to add some comfort to a wall as well.
I brought that arched carpet of our last house, and I love how it illuminates the space, makes it feel more cozy and also adds to the theme of the arch in the space (this is a finer and cheaper option).
Definitely this is one of the rooms that looked like it would never end, so I’m glad it finally is !! It’s really amazing to sit in bed and face a finished room instead of a visual to-do list (when it’s clean anyway, haha) and I’m very happy to be on the other side of the whole mess and the work he needed. to get to this place.
I hope you look as happy as you feel being in here! xo. Laura
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Credits // Author and photography: Laura Gummerman.