When we first moved into our old farmhouse, there were a few rooms that we treated as temporary fixes – our master bedroom being one of them. I don’t know what possessed me to choose to hold up our master camp in a tiny, dark, back bedroom, but I did. I can’t blame it on the ugly wallpaper, because there was ugly wallpaper evvveeeerrrryyywhere.
So I did what I could to make our temporary master bedroom homey and comfortable. And dare I say dark.
Like dark all the time. The colors, the fabrics, and the fact that it’s on the northwest side of the house, sure make for a gloom and doom room. What was I thinking???
The bedroom that I am going to remodel and move us into is a nice sized room. The windows face south and east which equals ample sunlight all day long. And currently, this nice sized room is our closet. And you know what that means? The more room you have as a closet, the larger the excuse to lean on the side of cluttered and messy. (picture me here, raising my hand and saying guilty.) And too, yes, the elliptical makes for a great place to hang clothes.
Well all that is about to change. I have designed a Master Plan with a design board, game plan and a big dream. Our bedroom and closet are going to flip rooms.
The entire room design began when I was flipping through a magazine a few months ago, and saw a tiny photo of this wallpaper.
Love at first sight, I knew it will be the perfect wallpaper to create a focal wall that will help frame our bed.
And speaking of love at first sight, my dear friend Karianne of Thistlewood Farms has designed a fabric line, Simply Eclectic. When I saw her fabric line and designs, my adrenaline kicked in and my heart started beating really fast, and it was like I saw the most beautiful thing across the room and had to race over to it before anyone else could grab it. It was that kind of love at first sight! This chic floral pattern and small geometric pattern are going to make for the most lovely of duvet covers.
I’m going to recover our headboard with a flax colored linen fabric and will add upholstery tacks around the perimeter of the headboard. This neutral headboard will be the perfect liaison to bring the bedroom patterns together.
Mixing patterns, as long as it’s done the right way, is so very pleasing to the eye. The patterns that I have chosen truly complement each other and will make for a bright and sophisticated master bedroom.
I’m am going to tear down one wall, and extend this bedroom 4 feet. And while I’m at it, I might as well tear down all the walls so I can add some much needed insulation, as right now, there is none. Zilch. Nada. This too, shall change and once the new dry wall is hung, the three walls that will not have wallpaper, will be painted a very soft ivory. I’m also going to reupholster a winged back chair in a heavy navy linen fabric, and will create an antique plate sculpture on one of the walls. A lot to be done. Hard to imagine that a tired and messy room will become our master bedroom haven. But it will!
So the Master Plan is about to begin. Sean and I will move into the guest bedroom for a few days (weeks) and the west side of our house is going to get an overhaul. A king sized mattress and box spring are going to be leaning on a wall somewhere in our house, and clothes racks and shelves will be rolled around until the closet is painted and completed.
A huge undertaking, and I’m rolling up my sleeves with anticipation and eagerness. I can’t wait to share with you each step of the way.
Master Plan! Onward!