Friday, April 25, 2014

Master Bedroom Reveal

Master Bedroom is finished! This has been months in the making, but today is the day. This winter, I parted with my IKEA canopy bed and began the process of re-tooling my master bedroom. (Don't worry, the bed went to a really good home. My mother took it to her farmhouse in Oregon, where she painted it black and reassembled in in her upstairs bedroom!) Our master suite didn't need a huge overhaul, but for crazy design enthusiasts like me a new bed means a new bedroom. So here it is....... Ta Da!

Here was my original design collage for the bedroom:

And here is the "before" photo of the space. The wall color, Ashwood by Behr, remained in place. However, the bedside lamps were relocated to our guest room and the long curtains relocated to our dining room.

One of my favorite new additions to the room is a gorgeous piece of art I bought from Atlanta-based artist Jenny Andrews Anderson a few months back. It received a frame this week and is now finally on my wall. It is the happiest, prettiest, most cheerful thing in the room. I love love love this piece of art!

There are two new pieces of furniture in the bedroom: the platform bed, which was purchased at Simply Austin, and the dresser, a vintage Haywood Wakefield piece that I found at VIEUX, a fantastic DFW resale shop. I wanted something in a natural wood with a masculine feel and this midcentury dresser was in outstanding condition.

And of course, I still have my August Macke print on the walls. 

I also picked up two swing arm sconces from I have to say, they look good, but they're pretty flimsy. If I were to do it again, I wouldn't be such a cheap-o. I'd buy THESE instead. They're still very reasonably priced and would look even better!

I kept my old IKEA Hemnes side tables. They look great and have a nice small footprint. However, I did alter them by sawing off the legs and adding a few gold paint details. You can see my full DIY post HERE.

The art above the yellow chairs is one of my own. It was created as a part of my Neuroplasticity exhibit last fall. It's called "The Healing Fields" and is seems to fit in the room beautifully.

The yellow club chairs were purchased last year from the DFW Craig's List. The side table is a family heirloom given to me last spring after my great aunt passed away. It is from India and the table top is a huge copper tray. The teakwood legs also have inlaid abalone shell. 

I was a little nervous that all of the new modern mid-century touches would clash with my brass chandelier, but I think everything plays very well together. And frankly, I think a small vintage chandelier goes with anything. 

There is a small patch of wall space above my bedroom light switch. I've hung my great-grandmother's coin purse just below a small sketch of a blackbird that I found at a thrift store in Austin, TX. 

At the foot of the bed, my husband and I have hung a flat screen TV above our old IKEA billy cabinet. I've had that thing since college. It holds all of our children's book. We read in bed every night to our sons, so we thought a mini kid library was a good use of space. See my little sweet pea poking his head around the corner?

So that's it! I hope you like my re-tooled master suite. My husband and I love it. The style is way more in line with our mutual aesthetic than the previous incarnation. This room makes me feel absolutely at home.


Connie said...

I love it! It looks fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!! And thanks for the info. about the painting. I always thought it was a knock-off of Paula Modersohn Becker's Self-Portrait with an Amber Necklace. 1906. What a surprise it is actually a Bue Reiter painter who did it. Thank you!

Leah said...

looks great! i also love the textiles you brought into the room.

Shawna McComber said...

The room looks fantastic and I think is more suited to a room shared by a man and a woman, whereas perhaps the first incarnation looked a bit more feminine. I think you are right to mix some antiques with the mid century modern furniture. I believe it is always better to have a mix. I am not quite as good at mixing in the modern. I confess I am one of the few people on the internet not hooked on mid century modern, but having said that I really like the look of your room so I see how I could incorporate some of it if I came across a good piece.