When we moved in, the master bedroom was the room that we spent a little extra time on to get it shipshape–for sanity reasons. With most of the rooms on the main floor in various states of disarray (and the basement is getting broken in as the workshop!), we knew we needed somewhere calming and “finished” in the house.
If you recall (way WAY back), Dad built the bed for our wedding gift and my brother built the nightstands. The duvet is from Pottery Barn and we’re (read: I’m) debating whether or not it will stay. The lamps were a steal for $15 (for the set!) from Bed Bath & Beyond a few years ago.
Some of my favorite features of this house are the black window frames and the generally ginormous windows.
This is the view looking from the head of the bead. The entrance to the room is on the left (and the closets on the wall to the left), and the master bathroom is on the right. We restained the dresser (a hand-me-down gift from Kenny’s parents) before we got married and it is still one of my favorite pieces of furniture.
And here’s a glimpse into the master bath, which looks basically the same as it did on move-in day. And that fan. I’ve been on the prowl for a vintage-looking-yet-brand-new fan for about a year, and though I found the perfect one at Target, I didn’t spring for it. Hoping (!) they carry it again this summer!
This is our closet wall. My closet is on the left and Kenny’s is on the right, though they connect in the middle. This picture shows a few things that we’d like to change…let me explain.
If this was going to be our forever home (which…it may be judging by how much I love it), we’d bust through this wall into the small (very small) bedroom on the other side of the closets and create a large master closet and big sitting area. But that would sort of necessitate finishing off a bedroom in the basement (the unfinished “workshop” room), which would require us to put in a window well and an egress window down there. #diyslipperyslope
But since we may eventually move (NEVER! *digs in heels*), we’re keeping that fourth upstairs small bedroom as-is.
Which does not at all mean we want to leave this bedroom as-is. The carpet is going to get the boot (I’m rooting for hardwood with an area rug; Ken wants carpet), and we’ll definitely repaint at some point. Furthermore, if you recall, I mentioned in my house-hunting post that I rather dislike 1990’s style cathedral ceilings (example: see above). Not to mention, above our closet is a florescent light fixture that shines upwards, presumably to illuminate my (still non-existent) collection of fake plants. This cannot be.
So, the (dream) plan is to lower the ceiling (never thought I’d say that) to a typical 8 feet BUT add a super cool recessed tray ceiling with lots of glamorous moulding. The fan would get the axe and would be replaced by a light fixture centered in the recessed tray.
Here are a few examples (click images for sources). First, a basic tray ceiling:
…and second, a tray/coffered ceiling with a killer light fixture.
Thoughts? Observations? Anyone know how to start a project of this magnitude? This project may be one for a few years down the road. We have a few things to finish up first.