This project brought me so much joy! Keeping this transformation day completely under wraps until it was complete, was so rewarding. When I finally brought Deanna and Steven to see their new master bedroom, their reaction was everything!
That’s what it’s all about. They needed a place to escape to and feel at ease and have room to be themselves. This will provide them happiness and the calmness they craved. It warms my heart to help them achieve that.
Let’s refresh these walls
The first step was paint–I had them brighten up their room with a creamy coat of pale gray paint and fresh white trim. That immediately opened up the space. Paint is such a easy and budget-friendly way to make a big impact.
Out with the old
Next up was clearing out the room to get a fresh start–only bringing things in that would help achieve the final goal. Out went the busy-patterned duvet, in came a white linen replacement, that gave an instant Ahhhh factor. [More BEFORE pictures here]
Replacing their nightstands with some much larger ones actually helped to make the room feel larger and more tied together. They already had this pretty gray upholstered headboard and I knew that was a good place to start with our color palette. Soothing and earthy, it automatically lent itself to the feeling they wanted. I maximized the space on either side of the bed and got the largest nightstands I could. I wanted them to be taller so they’d be more functional and to provide lots of extra storage. Deanna and Steven live in a Cape Cod style home, and I know so well, that there’s always a shortage of storage. These driftwood dressers (for less than $100!) were the perfect fit.
Give me FRESH
Can we just have a moment of admiration for linen bedding?! I’m dying over this beautiful bedding we landed on for their room. I will be recommending this bedding to anyone and everyone. It’s wonderfully luxurious and laid back–perfect for a restful space. A matching white bed skirt helps to ground the bed.
We topped off the large nightstands with these glass lamps. They add symmetry and better lighting to their north-facing room, and I loved how they seemed to float, not adding too much visual weight.
One of my main goals was to infuse as much light as possible so white was certainly a first choice on lots of the pieces we brought in. The windows were opened up by adding some dreamy white sheers. They’re covered in sweet little pom poms to add some personality and boho-charm. [Buy your own pom pom sheers here or these dotted ones] We weren’t afraid of color either, just in smaller doses. The bed got a nice springtime pop with this embroidered pillow from HomeGoods and the nightstands with a few vintage accessories and fresh flowers.
On the other side of the room, we went for the wow-factor with this seven-foot tall mirror. It was another crazy-good HomeGoods score at only $80! Deanna has always wanted a big floor mirror, but didn’t think we’d be able to fit it into the budget of the room. Most online options are well over $200.
I wanted to give her a spot that she could feel her best. She could start each day by pampering herself and getting ready in a space that was beautiful. So, I wanted to create a moment here, with a whole little pad. The round rug, the faux-fur stool, the displayed jewelry, it all contributes to a moment for self-love.
This round rug is what hippie dreams are made of, and no one is complaining.
Updating the dresser
It was easy to add their personal style to this room with accessories. They had a few cool pieces already that paired nicely with greenery and earthy touches. Their dresser got a very affordable update with these crystal knobs and the real stunner was this scalloped mirror, both were found at TJMaxx and HomeGoods. I knew a round mirror would speak to their style, but it was such a bonus to find one with something a little extra.
A little about the art
These white woven pieces are wonderfully minimal and a perfect spa-like addition to this bedroom oasis. It was important to add some height on this wall, but like their neighboring lamps, they’re not too heavy.
When working with a mostly white color palette, it’s important to play with pattern and texture where possible. That’s why these pair so nicely with the white linens and dotted sheers.
On the dresser, I paired this sweet print with Deanna’s perfumes and accessories. She felt like her alter-ego and fit right at home here. She’s part of a series that’s available here. Thank you Sarah for providing us with this personal touch! Deanna was so happily surprised to find it during the reveal!
Special thanks to the children of the house, Bea and Izzie 😉
This was a long post–thanks for sticking it out!