Jul
06

Welcome Part 8: the Master Suite.

Welcome to the last stop on the tour inside my home: the master suite of course.

My bedside lamps are where the entire color palette began and they remain one of my favorite parts of the room. I once read that every girl should own a matching set of something. Well, these lamps are my something.

My other favorite is the starburst mirror that resides above my headboard. After months of watching and waiting I got a great deal on it!

Curtains are at the top of my Wish List. I’m dying to find some plain linen ones in goldenrod, but they’re proving to be the death of me. So now I’m also beginning to consider either a light gray or teal colored set.

I’m all about white bedding. I’ve covered my down comforter with duvets in the past and it just doesn’t feel the same to me. I believe in a white down comforter always and white sheets when possible. These are 500 thread count Egyptian cotton and have spoiled me like no other. If you’ve never experienced a set I suggest you do so in the very near future – your life will never be the same!

I don’t ever use the top of my dresser and mirror to put on makeup or anything, so it remains fairly uncluttered. The latched box was a gift from a dear friend.

My two dressers have been with me since I was 11. That’s forever. I’m definitely searching out some newer, more modern looking pieces. But my grandparents bought these for me and they’re really quality work, so they’re not headed for Goodwill any time soon.

Just like I inherited my dad’s secretary desk, I also have my mom’s cedar chest. My grandmother bought it for her and my dad when they got married. I’ve considered painting it, but can’t stand the thought of marring such pretty wood.

This is built-in is the focal point of the walk-in closet off of my bedroom. I use its shelves to display hats, clutches, jewelry box and perfumes. The sight of them never fails to make me smile. There are also shelve above the racks on either side where I stash larger purses and shoeboxes.

This is a painting I whipped up a few weeks ago to fill some space on a wall. Silver paint against dark slate gray always looks amazing.

The paint in the master bath is exactly two shades darker than the bedroom walls. I love the oyster shell hue in the bedroom, but wanted to change it up slightly. I’m all about the white in here as well. White seersucker shower curtain, white towels, white rug. The space isn’t all that large, but the use of light colors has definitely helped open it up.

The jewelry I wear most often gets slung across this stand that resembles a tree branch. I also like to keep a few little bowls on the counter for hair clips, lip glosses and my glasses.

I’m actually really impressed with all the storage in the bathroom. I’m a product whore, making lots of space a MUST! To the right of the towel rack is the second walk-in closet. It’s safe to say I’ve never had so much storage in my life!

The only two things that I’d like to do with the bath at the moment are installing a permanent shower rod and replacing the cabinet fixtures with glass knobs. This past weekend we replaced the faucet and it makes such a difference! (Pictures to come)

Cole Six-Drawer DresserMERETE CurtainsAmerock Clear Glass Knob
Brushed Nickel Double Handle Bathroom FaucetSatin Nickel Screw Mount Shower Rod

11 Comments on “Welcome Part 8: the Master Suite.”

  • caroline duke

    BEAUTIFUL! i love that you keep your perfumes in your closet. i've always wanted to do that. but i haven't had a nice big closet like that in a long time!

    07-06-09 » 10:22 pm »

  • Kelly

    me either before this! i love seeing all the half-used bottles displayed and having them right where i get dressed helps me remember to spritz some on, too!

    xo
    kelly

    07-07-09 » 2:03 pm »

  • Tom

    Gorgeous! I don't keep a bureau in my bedroom anymore, but this makes me miss having such

    07-07-09 » 2:06 pm »

  • love-v

    I love your space and the all-white theme. As for curtains, I'd check Restoration Hardware. I bought some great linen panels at their outlet for much less than the store price and they are great. Or, if you're handy with a sewing machine you could make your own, linen dyes especially well. Goldenrod would look great.

    07-07-09 » 3:29 pm »

  • Kelly

    thanks for the advice, love-e!

    xo
    kelly

    07-07-09 » 3:59 pm »

  • amber {daisy chain}

    looks great! love that starburst mirror, what a nice spot to rest.

    07-07-09 » 4:52 pm »

  • Courtney

    Love those lamps! If you are interested in sewing curtains yourself you should check out Grayline Linen. They have tons of bright colors. http://www.graylinelinen.com/

    07-07-09 » 6:23 pm »

  • Kelly

    ooh, thanks for the link! headed there now.

    xo
    Kelly

    07-07-09 » 6:26 pm »

  • Anonymous

    please tell me where you got your mirror – I love it!!

    07-09-09 » 12:54 pm »

  • Kelly

    i bought the mirror about two years ago at Pier 1.

    Kelly

    07-09-09 » 1:20 pm »

  • papercutpanic

    The lamps are beautiful. I'm looking for similar lamps at the moment but may look into making my own from glass bottles. Perhaps easier said than done!

    07-09-09 » 7:12 pm »

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