{master bedroom} a tour – phase I: halfway point.

hey hey: if you’ve missed any of our progress on the master bedroom, click here to view the layout of our room, check out the mood board for decorating our space, our reveal of our freshly painted walls, some fun accessories and paint updates, and how we’re approaching updates in our master bedroom.

personally, i wanted our master bedroom space to feel intentional in its design and to feel exuberant and vibrant in our use of moody indigo on the walls and fun pops of color elsewhere. and, like i said in my last post, we’re quite smitten with our space, despite the fact that phase I is not quite complete – we still have large-scale art, DIY rustic shelves, a chandelier and sconces to add.

but, i can’t wait any longer. so, today: a reveal.

here’s a shot of our seating area, complete with a yellow wooden chair (a $20 antique find), a grey throw (a handmade gift), a graphic navy and white pillow (a $7 find from Target), and a basket (mentioned here) turned end table (also from Target):

Master-Bedroom-Seating

Master-Bedroom-Seating

we love the lightness of the curtains (the Matilda line from IKEA, purchased way, way back when we were first married – they’ve held up so beautifully!) and the bronze, metallic sheen of the curtain rod (an Amazon find).

Master-Bedroom-Curtains-Wall

here’s a look at our dresser, which is from IKEA’s Hemnes line. we love the stability of the six-drawer Hemnes dresser, but i’ve long been coveting this beauty instead. and, exciting news: we are planning an IKEA trip to make this dresser ours very soon!

Master-Bedroom-Six-Drawer-Dresser

i love the addition of a tray (a clearance Target find) for my jewelry – i love feeling like every day, i can “shop” my jewelry and accessories. the pink jug (Target) is full of wine corks – we love a good red wine – and is also the perfect support for my costume jewelry necklaces. the glass “water” jug is also a clearance Target find that’s been spot-hopping around our house – first it was in the lower level family room, then it made its debut in our upstairs living area, and now it’s found a home in our master bedroom. the canvas says “i love you to the moon and back” and is a Hobby Lobby find.

Master-Bedroom-Dresser-Close-Up

here’s a look at the (fabulous!) gold bedside table (mentioned here; another Target purchase):

Master-Bedroom-Bedside-Table

Master-Bedroom-Bedside-Table

the lamp (also from Target’s Nate Berkus line – yes, i’m addicted to the bullseye) is in here temporarily until we install sconces. the elephant is a clearance Target find, and the clock is from World Market a few years ago.

and now…the bed (also from IKEA’s Hemnes line). the bed is my favorite part of room, mostly because i’m IN LOVE with our new linens:

Master-Bedroom-Bed

Master-Bedroom-Bed

after much searching, the shams (on clearance at $14.98 per sham! that’s insanely reasonable for shams – i’ve been on the hunt for what seems like forever) and the duvet cover came from West Elm. after this experience, i feel confident in saying that i’ll definitely be purchasing many more things from West Elm in the future – i loved everything that i received, and i love how soft and understated these linens look (and feel!) on our bed. they (almost) make me forget that i want to (eventually) replace our Hemnes bed with something lighter in color and softer in shape.

specifically, we chose the organic ikat ogee shams in blue sage and the jacquard leaf duvet in light pool from West Elm. the yellow throw pillows are from Hobby Lobby ($6 each on clearance!), and the taupe and white embellished pillow was a $15 Target purchase. the crocheted taupe blanket is a handmade gift from my sweet grandma!

one thing about the duvet: at $119, it wasn’t exactly cheap, but we needed something that would last us a good long while, and every duvet that we’ve purchased on the cheap, prior to this one (which have come mostly from IKEA and Overstock.com) has certainly shown its wear after just a few turns in the washer and dryer, which is, i’m sure you know, the last thing that a person wants when they’ve shelled out some sheckles for a new duvet. so far, we’re elated with the quality of this duvet cover, but we’ll keep you posted!

Master-Bedroom-Close-Up-Duvet

also: the taupe pillowcases are a temporary fix for now, at least until i am able to make some minor adjustments to them {to add some flair}, or until i track down some replacements that make my heart sing.

what kind of changes are you making around the house? do you tackle redecorating in phases, or do you jump in, head first?

About Sara

sara considers herself young, except when she thinks about how many more children she wants to have {two or three more, for a total of three or four}. she works in education, but she'd be most proud to tell you that she is diligently working on simplifying her life in 2014, thanks to Emily Ley's #simplifiedplanner and Lara Casey's #powersheets. she loves watching guilty pleasure television {holla, Bachelor/Bachelorette fans!}, writing, planning out decor for her first home, and chasing L around, trying to keep him out of trouble.

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  • http://lifeandloveactually.blogspot.com/ valery

    it looks great!! My favorites are the clearance blue Target pillow (!), the West Elm duvet and that gray throw looks so chunky and cozy! The tray for jewelry is such a good idea, I may steal that :)