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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Master Bedroom Revealed!

I've been gradually working on our master bedroom for about 2 years now.  When decorating my house, our bedroom wasn't a top priority, since it isn't a room all of our guests see when they stop by for a visit.  But I did want to make it a comfortable, soothing room where we could relax and feel at ease.

To start, I found a fabric I loved and used it as a jumping-off point.  Since I wasn't in a big rush to complete the room, I decided to add pieces gradually here and there.  I really think that is the best way to decorate a room you truly love.  When you are frantically trying to place every piece in the puzzle instantly, you sometimes choose pieces that aren't exactly right.  If you can afford to wait, I really think a room is more collected and layered if you spend a little (or a lot of) time getting exactly what you want. 

After a lot of looking and debating whether or not to go the upholstered headboard route, I found a bed I loved.  I then found a rug that was perfect, which is tricky in a bedroom because so much of the rug gets hidden under the bed.  Several months later, the nightstands eventually fell into place.  

After posting a vignette pic last Friday, some folks asked for more bedroom pics, so here goes...    



The bed is from a Century line, and the rug is Safavieh. 

The white matelasse bedding is from Ikea, and the monogrammed applique pillow is by my talented friend Liz at Pillow Talk.  I opted against the bedskirt since the bed has such fun chippendale fretwork detailing on the legs.


The benches are COM from Ballard, and the duvet cover fabric is Thibaut. 






All photos courtesy of Katharine Fuchs

I always get a little nervous to show pictures of my work and particularly my bedroom, so thanks for letting me share!  If you need a little inspiration for your home, I would love to help you.  Please email me at mattersofstyle@gmail.com for details  My designs often incorporate vintage and antique pieces and family heirlooms to create a space that is unique, personal, and beautiful.

20 comments:

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Wow, I really like it. Perhaps because the colors are similar to those in my bedroom although mine is very traditional. I think you did a great job of balancing pattern and texture with plenty of interesting lines.

Julie said...

It looks gorgeous!

Dina @ Honey + Fitz said...

It looks gorgeous! Don't be nervous, you are OBVIOUSLY talented. I love the mismatched (but so perfectly coordinated) night stands. And I'm a huge fan of mirrors over nightstands. It's like there are instantly windows where none exist. Have been coveting those Ballard benches for years (literally) but have yet to bite the bullet. I like that you did your own fabric on them too. Thanks for sharing!

Emma I Six Flights Up said...

What a great bedroom! I'm a long time MOS reader and spot items in the bedroom from previous posts. Taking your time to decorate the room was well worth the wait, as you've collected some fabulous items. I adore the espana chest!

Anonymous said...

It looks amazing! What a great place to relax after a long day!

Vickie H. said...

OMG! I am so in love with that bed and this room in general I can barely sit still!!! You have done a wonderful job here. Adore your DD chest and was so envious when you found it on your early AM shopping excursion a couple of weeks ago! But I didn't remember that bed! I am crazy for Chinoiserie and wonder what my chances are of finding the same bed here in Dallas. Do you have any more info to offer, like a Century style # or other identifying markers? I HAVE TO SEARCH! Thank you for sharing!!!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

it's gorgeous!

kayce hughes said...

It looks fabulous! It is fun to see it all put together.

Jenny Castle Design said...

It's beautiful! I love the color scheme and all the accessories. Nice work!

the Queen City Style said...

Looks wonderful!! I dream of a big girl bedroom someday! Thanks for the inspiration, and great work on the photos Katharine Fuchs!

Jenn said...

Why would you be nervous to post - it's BEAUTIFUL!

Me, Ed and Pea said...

Beautiful job!!! That bed is amazing.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Looks great!!!

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I love that other than a few pieces, all the important things have history--you know how I feel about that! It's so lovely--perfect place to unwind!

Punctuation Mark said...

i love it... looks so comfortable!

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Absolutely love the elephant stool/table, rug and your bed- so gorgeous!!!

traci zeller designs said...

Yay for your gorgeous bedroom!

Jenn @ Living Luxe for Less said...

This room is SO gorgeous! You did an incredible job MOS. It was well worth the wait. And this post made me feel better about how I'm taking my time in my new home too.

Jennifer said...

I love the bed, it is simply divine, thank you for the gorgeous inspiration.

goheels83 said...

Ahhh absolutely amazing! Beautiful room!

I love how I can be at your house on a Tuesday, and on a Thursday, rooms are completely different. You are so talented, my precious sister.

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