So . . . . this makeover began (and was mostly completed) back in February. Pillows were added in March, and a photo gallery project finally went up 2 weeks ago. Seeing as my project sharing turnaround is about 8 months, don't be holding your breath about the master bedroom/bath reveal.
This was yet another room in our house that was originally painted in Harvest Brown (Behr). When we moved into this house it needed a top to bottom interior paint job. Pronto. I didn't have the time (or creativity) to come up with a color scheme so we handed the painter one color and let him go to town (with a few room exceptions).
I wanted to up the level of style and sophistication in this room so the primary elements of my plan included new paint (Classic Brown by Benjamin Moore) and crown moulding (with the help of my dad).
Here's a closer look at the photo arrangement on the right:
First off, we had a large 16x20 wedding portrait. I wanted to create a collage/grouping of wedding and engagement photos of our parents and grandparents. Kind of like a family history wall, with an emphasis on marriage and the sacred, eternal union that we treasure it to be. I love how it turned out. I love seeing all these familiar family faces, at such a young and fresh phase of their lives.
Here's a closer look at some of the details:
2. squirrel bookends - antique bazaar. I picked this set up for $3! I love the whimsical, vintage-y look. Plus they give the perfect little touch of gold (which seems to be more and more popular these days).
3. antique oval frame - ebay. pumpkin and bird - Target (last year).
4. damask pillow - bed bath & beyond. creamy linen pillow cover - IKEA. When I came up with a vision for this room I had a clear picture in my mind of the pillows I wanted on the red couch - a black damask print, creamy background, and texture. I was thrilled beyond belief when I found these at Bed Bath & Beyond. Thrilled!
5. a white tray (Target clearance) on the shelves behind the couch holds miscellaneous photo albums and this cute book written and illustrated by Payton.
6. white frame - Target (this spring). A few books, albums. The witches' broom is part of my seasonal decor.
And one more angle.
There is one project remaining . . . deciding on a window covering for the giant (and I mean giant) window seen above. I think it's something like 64 x 58. I'd love to do a nice roman shade. The view out that window is not ideal - our neighbor's front yard, driveway, and a glimpse of their backyard swingset. So a roman shade would be nice because I would only keep the bottom 18-24 inches open to let in some light. The other option is to get drapes & sheers to match the ones on the front window. Decisions, decisions. For now, the collage of snowflakes made by Payton last winter are a perfect screen.
Thanks for taking a peek!