On this segment of the home tour, I’m finally sharing a peek into our neutral decorated master bedroom.
So far on our home tour you’ve seen the kitchen, dining room, living room and my home office. I’m FINALLY venturing upstairs and starting with the coveted master bedroom. There really hasn’t been any specific reason why I haven’t showed much of the upstairs. You’ll see sporadic images posted on Instagram, but I’ve always felt kind of protective of these rooms because they are so personal to us. It wasn’t until my dear friend, Aisha, was visiting last month that she asked to pop into our master bedroom & was so complimentary of how I designed it. That was the extra little spark I needed to finally be willing to share a look inside our neutral decorated bedroom.
When it came to designing this room, I consciously made an effort to keep it uncluttered and tone on tone. Although the rest of our house if VERY grey, I chose to paint the walls Bennington Grey by Benjamin Moore. I don’t know if you can technically call it grey, but if it is, it’s more on the warm tone of a typical grey. I honestly went with this color because I had found my dream bed frame from Restoration Hardware at their outlet store and didn’t hesitate to buy it.
Guys… no joke, I was at their retail store in Westlake Village earlier in the day and fell in love with this rustic / linen bed frame. Problem was, I couldn’t afford to drop $3k+ so I walked out of there sulking and pouting because I wasn’t willing to just put any old bed frame in our new house. We had just purchased a brand new Sleep Number king size bed to celebrate purchasing a new home together and thus were needing a equally worthy king size bed frame to put it on when it was time to be delivered. Therefore … we were on the clock.
Ok, so if you aren’t familiar with a map of California I live in Oxnard which is north on the 101 about 30 minutes from Westlake. On the way home, I decided to pop into my trusty RH outlet to see what they had for bed frames. It was like the angels were singing and there she was, the EXACT same bed frame I was looking at just 30 minutes earlier but for a fraction of the price because of a few tiny dings in the frame. Who cares? It’s raw wood, the dings make it look legit! You feel me? Needless to say, I purchased it on the spot and called the man to meet me at the outlets with his truck.
Alright, so there is the story of how the beautiful new Restoration Hardware bed frame and paint color came to be. A month or so later, stopping back at the outlets like I was routinely doing at this point, I spotted a matching nightstand to the bed frame. I purchased the only one they had and it sits on my side of the bed (but, of course). The rest of the dark wood furniture is from our previous set. Do I love it? No. Does it serve it’s purpose for the time being? Absolutely. We’ll have it for a quite a bit longer because I just can’t justify the cost of new dressers when these work perfectly fine.
I’ve included a set of links for shopping the bedding, pillows, rug, decor, etc at the bottom of the post.
When it came to decorating our master bedroom I knew that I wanted to keep it serene and neutral. I loved the idea of tone on tone which would inspire calmness and tranquility. I went from a very bold bedroom in our last house to the complete opposite. I’ve made a conscious decision about every single item that has come into this room and would it continue to play into the neutral decor scheme that I’ve kept in mind. I wanted this room to be where I could wind down at the end of the day and to that extent I think I’ve achieved that.
Someday I’ll get around to taking adequate pictures of our my custom designed master closet, but I’ll have to save that for a future post. I won’t lie, it’s pretty darn spectacular and worthy of getting its own time in the spotlight.
Our master bathroom is connected to the room and I worked hard at keeping the same design elements throughout. I wanted it to feel like you transitioned into the same room, rather than two glaring separate living spaces. To be honest, there is so much I would change in terms of textiles in this bathroom but at the time of the build, we were just simply out of extra money and had to cut costs somewhere. Will I ever get my floor to ceiling tiled shower? Maybe not, but it certainly isn’t hard on the eyes the way it is now so a girl has to save some pennies where she can.
If you remember, I shared that I DIY planked the bathroom wall and also inserted a floor to ceiling shiplap jewelry organizing wall in the toilet room. I absolutely love the decision to do that and feel like it brings in that natural element I so crave.
On another note, did you see this gorgeous handbag resting at the foot of the bed? I got it on my recent travels to Greece & it’s a handmade and so so gorgeous. It’s one solid piece of cork with the siding being a piece of local wood. I’m literally obsessed with it & so glad I spotted it just hours before we were leaving for the airport!
I hope you loved stopping by and taking a peek inside our tranquil master bedroom. Here are some links to the items you see featured —
Restoration Hardware Maison Bed Frame | Target Neda Coverlet Set | Nordstrom Rack Linen Euro Shams | Restoration Hardware Maison Nighstand | Target Acacia Wood Tray | Amazon Kindle Paperwhite | Pier 1 Lamps | Target Macrame Wall Hangings (similar here) | Sleep Number Bed + Sheets | Target White Shag Rug | Target White Shag Rug
Keep Living a Stylized Life.