Master Plan for the Master Bedroom

Ryan’s work schedule will be changing for a while, which means I get a chance to actually USE my bedroom!  Of course, this means that I’ll want to do/make/change something, so I figured I’d make a list of the things I like and don’t like, and a few ideas.

On another note, if I ever did open a studio, we would totally have to rearrange the house. The light in this room is incredible!

Things I like: 


My ruffly Cynthia Rowley throw pillows.

{Confession: I won’t allow them on the bed because I’m afraid they’ll actually get used. }



The light!!! Seriously. It’s such a sad sad shame that the shades and curtains seem to always be drawn. It’s such a beautiful room when they’re open! Curse you, night-shift!


This {ahem} FABULOUS piece of art. The texture and metallic sheen make me a little swoon-y. The fact{s} that it was free, easy, is huge, and I made it myself surprises me. I’m not the most artistic gal.


My dyed velvet chair and gold snakeskin lampshade make me SO happy.  Both were super easy projects!

{On a side note, I’m starting to realize that I pretty much made/upcycled everything in here!}

Things I want: headboard that looks like this. Or any headboard, really. I hate not having one!

{Ooh, look. The pillows match mine. That’s clearly a sign, right?}

A quartz mirror like this one.  Plus, anything else I see on the Hunted Interior. I’m obsessed with her blog.

I’ve already changed our louvered laundry doors because of her! They are SO much better now!

We’ll see if I can get/keep it clean long enough to actually pull off a project!


Table Scapes

Toasting Table at the Gallery:

I actually have a table that is just like this, but with gold feet! Topped with a bottle of glittery champagne, 6 art deco flutes for our parents and Sarah, and our pretty hammered flutes for Ryan and I. Clear glass champagne bucket, which I *think* I might have, and maybe a small bouquet in mercury glass to tie in the pewter with all of the gold?

Toasting Table

Sweetheart Table at Blind Bear:

Thank goodness for my sweet sister taking over this sequin tablecloth monster. I wanted one to go all the way to the floor, but the ones we were able to find for rental were 80″ squares, which would leave me showing some {table} leg. So, we’re buying the fabric and then I’m going to turn them into curtains. Score! Topped with a messy/glittery cake from Yolo Bakes, a little champagne , and a small ranunculus bouquet in a clear glass vase. Or maybe I should just plunk my bouquet in there?

Sweetheart Table

After this, I plan to dive face first into a plate of Nachos.

Just kidding.

Not really.

I hate my hallway.

Okay, maybe that was a teensy harsh. I like the cheery color of the walls, and the fab light at the landing. However, it’s bare. I don’t do bare. I also don’t do dirty-white, which my house seems to be covered in.

Ick x 50.

So, this is what I have: 15 narrow, super steep stairs to a converted attic {now our master bedroom}, with a boring bannister, and kick marks on the back. I love the idea of a painted runner, but I am kind of attached to the burled-wood-look on the steps. Plus, it’s 105 years old, and I feel like I’ll kick myself later for painting over it.



A few ideas that I’m currently pondering: 

Since our master suite (bed, bath, and mancave/giant closet) is completely separate from the rest of our house, the feeling is very different. I like my bedroom to be a retreat  so I always go a different direction.  Downstairs is very colorful and kid-friendly, and our upstairs is moody and dramatic, so I think the stairs need to be a transitional area . (My BPDD is shining through again!)

1. Pattern is my go-to. Pattern is cheap. Texture, not so much. However, I like the idea that the wallpaper covering could be removable. 
2. I’m REALLY loving the mirrored tile! It’s fun and playful, but also sleek.  However, it’s a pretty big commitment.
3.  I have a slight obsession with Chevron, but I feel like it’s getting stale and saturated in interior design.

Maybe I need to decide on what I’d like to do with the landing, first?