|Our Master Bedroom.|
Now for the budget breakdown for you. This is not a total low-budget makeover. This is where we started:
|I actually liked the color before. It was Sherwin Williams "Macadamia", but wanted to try blue.|
|See how the door and window aren't actually evenly spaced out from the corners? See if you notice it in the afters.|
The paint color was nice, but I have never done a blue bedroom for myself and the hubby so I decided to paint it. I went with Benjamin Moore's Brittany Blue but mixed in Behr. (I'm a long time Behr user and it's always been my go-to paint. I have heard Benjamin Moore's is just as good, so I'm thinking my next room painted will be a little test to see for myself.) It's the same color that was used as the background for the mural in my oldest boy's room. Truth be told, as much as I love it, I'm tempted to repaint it Benjamin Moore's "Palladian Blue". It's got just a touch more green in it and it was one of the colors I debated for this room. I've since seen it used and love it. A friend of mine painted all her ceilings in this and they're BEAUTIFUL!
Benjamin Moore HC-144
image via House Beautiful
Benjamin Moore 1633
I do not believe in buying "cheap" furniture. By that, I don't mean top dollar...just top quality. There are a million ways to find really good stuff that is top quality at a fraction of the price. Our bed was a splurge...BIG splurge. We got it at Ethan Allen. It's their British Classics four poster.
We did not buy the whole set...just the bed. It's been worth every penny. I love snuggling down in our bed! Since we up-sized to a king, we also had to buy new mattresses. UNFORTUNATELY, no one bothered to tell us to get the low profile box springs and I was too excited to think straight, so now I feel like the "Princess and the Pea"! I got over the height shock, but haven't gotten over how incredibly comfortable this bed is:) This is the bed I initially wanted:
|Ethan Allen Newport Laurel Bed|
But for once, the hubby wanted to have a little say-so and felt the British Classics bed was just at little more bulky and masculine. He's so good about letting me do whatever, I couldn't argue because I did like it. Besides, he does have to sleep in it! Guess it's only fair he gets a little say-so (wink, wink):)
Here's some more shots of the room and a little more on the "decor" budget:
|The fabric I used for the bed skirt and window seat was what started the whole coastal color scheme in the house. It's Waverly Harmonics Harmony Spa.|
|I love how the sunlight floods in this room.|
|I made the seat cushion from more remnants and old sofa pillows.|
The curtains are white bed sheets I hemmed and made headers for:)
|This is my desk area. It used to just be an awkward space like on the other side, but hubby was nice enough to build me a desk for our first Christmas here to my specs. I love this space (told you my computer was a dinosaur!).|
|This is the other side of the window seat area. See my stash of fabric? |
That's just a fraction of it! I think I have an addiction.
Well, there you have it. You've now seen why I got so excited when I found that portfolio pic on Haute Design's web page. Hope you enjoyed the mini room tour!