All week I've been chattering about the living room like a little monkey. Well, enough of that. Today: it's all about the master bedroom. Let the post commence!
There comes a time when a "done" room needs to change, and that's how I feel about our master bedroom. With an abundance of light and space in our new room, I have the urge to go a little darker, moodier and a little more mature. Today, it's all about reimagining our master.
Here's what I'm working with:
I'd love to hang some kind of black and white landscape mural, blowing up an etching like this and applying it to the wall between the windows that at on either side of the bed:
The more grown-up direction also calls for new textiles. For one, I've decided to make billowy silk curtain panels with fabric from Gray Lines Linens after receiving this sample in ivory.
Picture something like these curtains from Lonny, except in ivory:
(via Belclaire House)
Anything is an improvement over what we have now: two curtain-less windows and one window that's half-covered with a sheet. Classy, I know.
When it comes to the bed, we'll keep our Ikea Edland for now because its lines are clean and simple, and I think it will prove to be versatile.
The new color scheme means the red and blue bedding will be retired. In their place, I like the idea of Dwell's "Ink Border" bedding and its exaggerated trim. To avoid a somber look, I'd like to add touches of rose here and there.
At this point, all of the ideas above are simply that: ideas. None have been realized. I'm hoping to slowly transition from a red-blue-white master bedroom to a black-white bedroom in the coming months. I'm not sure what I'll be doing with the 2 red campaign chests, striped rug or chevron chair, but maybe eventually I'll entertain notions of selling them and using the money to reinvest in investment pieces.
What do you think of these ideas?
I'm excited for a change like this, which just feels right for our new house.