My master bedroom is my favorite room in the house, not only because it is DONE (no more tweaking required!), but also because it’s the one room that doesn’t contain a single pile of mail, stack of dishes, or computer lighting up begging for my attention. This room is my haven: purely for sleeping (and other activities not suitable for mention on a design blog).
In this space, I stuck to just the basics:
- White wooden bed from Crate and Barrel (purchased about five years ago for $1200…similar to the current Durham)
- Mahogany nightstands I scored for $150 each in a neighborhood consignment shop
- Swing-arm wall lamps from Lamps Plus
- Flax fabric canvases above the bed from West Elm
On the wall opposite the bed, a Hemnes dresser from Ikea holds bedding and linens. Such a great piece of furniture, and only $299. Of course, it comes in about 299 pieces you have to assemble, but in the end, worth the cursing and head scratching required to put it together. The painting above is from eBay, by an artist based in Burlingame, California. I love the combination of geometric and organic shapes and the colors are soothing…perfect for the bedroom.
The details of the bedroom are nods to my wedding day: a framed picture taken right after saying “I do,” a heart-shaped Nambe dish we received as a wedding gift, a mirrored box that holds dried flowers from my bouquet, and a silk pillow that reads: “Grow Old Along with Me, the Best is Yet to Be.” These treasures give the room a romantic, sacred feel, and help remind me what’s really important before I nod off each night.