Our master bedroom has come a long way since we first moved into our house back in November. It is a very modest, cottage-like space that we didn’t know we were looking for when we first started our house hunt almost a year ago. Most modern master bedrooms are MASSIVE and have tons of closet space, and seating areas and when we moved to Arizona we thought “yeah, we’ll take one of those!”, but man, when we first saw this house in the thick of our house hunt, we felt something special in the old charm of a very practical space. This Tudor has seen a thing or two since being built in 1930 and we are letting her do the talkin’. In our last apartment we made a conscious decision to make our bedroom a room for sleeping not an extension of our office or living room and we brought that theme over to our house. It isn’t a room with a tv, or laptops, or anything that would distract us from feeling rested. In our first apartment, putting a tv in our bedroom felt like a luxury. We loved curling up in bed and watching movies until we felt tired enough to fall asleep. It sounds great, and it probably was for a while there, but it definitely kept us from the rest we really needed. Distractions are all around us, and we work in a field that is constantly swallowed up with technology, so we felt that if there was one room in our house that was just for us it would be the bedroom.
Target side table | Crate and Barrel bedHug More print | Dreamer II print | The Beginning print | brass sconcesWest Elm dresser and jewelry box | Schoolhouse print | photo framed with Framebridge | sconce via gdomm on etsy
When we were designing our master bedroom in this house we thought about what brings us comfort. In the past, we would just have probably jammed a bunch of greenery in the room and called it a day, but in this home of ours, we are trying to be practical and focus more on simplicity and meaning. Our top three priorities for our little retreat: simple greenery, minimal decor, and comfy bedding.
So here’s a peek at the room before hand. This picture cracks us up. It’s like Henry is making his way in to call dibs on the space. Haha. We made a few minor changes to the room to give it a little facelift: swapped out the beige switch plates for white ones, replaced the sconces and ceiling fan (You can’t tell from the photo below but there was a brown and black one in the room. This white one is great – just blends right into the ceiling), and removed the corner brackets from the doorway. Our bedroom doesn’t necessarily have a door, but there is a door/hallway leading into our own little retreat in the back of the house where our room and master bathroom are. The wall behind the headboard is where our master bathroom is and also the location of our next project!
A few months ago, Parachute Home got in touch about trying out some of their new bedding. We were over the moon excited to try out some of their linens and quilts, as we’ve been reading so many amazing things about the company and the mark they are making on the home design industry. We’re happy to say we are finally settled in and it feels good to have a comfy bedroom to retreat to at night, especially while some of the other rooms are still a bit unsure of themselves. We’ve been leaning towards a minimal Scandinavian style with this place, with hints of old charm in the accents and certain furniture pieces. While we typically gravitate towards white bedding to brighten up a room, we found with this room that we actually preferred the moodier, coal Linen Venice Set, plus they’re super soft! We honestly can’t even peek inside of our bedroom without wanting to take a quick nap. Now it’s time for the other rooms in our house to get the hint and start getting it together.
If you like to sleep in on the weekends or travel often, the Merino Travel Kit from Parachute is such a great wishlist item! It comes with a sleep mask, little travel case, and soft blanket.
We finished off the room with a few prints we found on etsy (this print by artist Kai Samuel Davis is one of our favorites!) and had them framed in matching Sonoma frames from Framebridge. We are the worst when it comes to framing, especially when it comes to figuring out matting sizes, so it was really nice to be able to lay everything out on their website, mail in our prints and get them back ready to hang with the hardware and all! Easy peasy!
If you’re interested in recreating the look at home or are looking for some inspiration for a smaller bedroom check out the pieces from our room below:
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