Sunday, March 15, 2015

My Master REVEAL, a grown up space!

Read has been asking me to change up our bedroom. Guessing he was tired of the pink?
 It's not a place we often retreat to, but need a space away from the kids to unwind. 
I wanted to create a space that as more sophisticated and after 10 years of the same bedding and furniture, I agreed, it was time for a change. Here's how it went down:
On a Sunday....Read: I'm kinda over our bedroom. Do you think you could change it?
Me: Sure, what were you thinking?
Read: Nothing major, and definitely not something we need to do anytime soon. Just think about it.
Me: Sure, I'll be thinking.
(What exactly did he mean by "not anytime soon?" I'm taking that to mean: Not the same day. A week is surely plenty of time to think on it. Right?
I got to work. Yep, I had some ideas which involved some simple changes (and not so simple), but Read doesn't have to know that part. And.... viola! It's finished and spa-like and yes, 
the perfect retreat for us. 
I painted the walls Benjamin Moore, "Slip" and had the 
bed wall papered in a Phillip Jeffries jute for texture. 
Any time, you can add a large rug (and go as big as you can), the room will feel much bigger. 

In the old version of our room, I changed up the paint every few years, but for most part, our room hadn't evolved much in 10 years. I made tiny updates, working with what we had. 
My sitting area got a BIG makeover too...
I chose the gray version of an antelope for the rug. I had it custom cut and serged to fit the space. My theory (and I'm sticking to it) is that animal prints are great neutrals and they never go out of style. I have had antelope and leopard in my home for almost a decade and it still makes me happy. This gray hue is a toned down version and makes my room feel cozy and much larger than the previous scatter rugs. 
This show stopper takes center stage and adds romantic lighting (don't tell Read about the romance part, don't want him to get any ideas). 
Beauty is in the details...

 I recently met with a client that asked me how to make up a bed and I wanted to pass along some tricks.  I love to layer with light weight blankets, on top of high thread count sheets, finish off with a coverlet. This particular one is from Overstock! If you shop around you can get great deals. I tucked it in, to give it a hotel feel and then finished it off with a stuffed duvet from Pottery Barn. 
 Oh, and for extra warmth or to curl up with a good book, don't forget the throw! This cable knit is from Pottery Barn and is one of my favorites. It's lined in faux fur. Of course, with spring approaching, change out your throw blankets accordingly. 
 And now onto the pillows. Always, layer and use down (if you can). There are great down alternatives if you have allergies, but down adds a softness that makes a bed look less "made", which I love. I start with a back row of Euro shams. Three for a king size bed and two for a queen. I chose gray linen piped in satin to add another texture. The more textures and layers in a bed, the better! You want to make sure you are mixing it up. I found three different throw pillows (yes, with a little metallic and some more fur) to add some glam.
Add subtle details any chance you can and a pop of unexpected color. I couldn't ditch the pink completely!
Read is thrilled and we are loving spending time in our new retreat. It now feels like a grown up space for, dare I say, grown ups?
bye bye birdie...


Kimt said... love love and love some more...that beautiful light fixture...can you give us info?

Tara Benson said...

Is the Philip Jeffreys wallpaper color 'plum'? It is awesome!

Unknown said...

Kimberly Torpey, the light is from Solaria. It comes in a gold interior finish and a silver leaf option.

Stacie P. said...

Can you share who the carpet manufacturer is of your antelope rug? The color is fabulous.

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