I have always felt that a person needs a place to retreat, a 100% safe and happy place. I work hard to have a whole home that allows my family to feel this way. Each of my children helped plan their own rooms, picking out things that made them happy, our own master bedroom was no exception to this either. My husband and I both love to go and relax in this space, a place just for us. I thought I would share a little sneak peak at the details of this room with you all.
When we bought this house, one of my absolute favourite things about it were the 6 sets of HUGE bay windows that it had, not only the outside look of them but also the layout that they gave on the inside . The master bedroom had just the most beautiful sitting area with the bay window and it’s like it had already been mapped out for me.
I love that it gave me a spot to retreat and read a book or have a quiet moment in a space that was so bright and cozy already. From the moment I set foot in the room, I knew I was going to add a little sparkle to it by hanging a beautiful chandelier, this one is from Home Depot. The large armoire was originally from the Paliser Hotel in Calgary, I painted it a cream, distressed it and used a dirty wax to give it an aged feel.
I loved the mountain view that the room has even though it is on the most eastern side of the town. When you purchase an older home you have to take the good with the bad and unfortunately this master bedroom does not have a ensuite bath, but beggars can’t be choosers and I have become very used to now. We didn’t want to take on a massive renovation for something that didn’t bother us that much in the first place and we felt that we wanted to spend our money in other places in the home.
The closet was actually very large considering the age of the home and I figure if it’s not going to fit in the space then I don’t really need it. The only other issue of the room is that there is not enough room for a king bed, but on the bright side I just get to cuddle with the hubs a bit more.
The beautiful cream sofa bench, from HomeSense, that I had in the living room of my previous home, fit perfectly in the bay window. The extremely large mirror that I purchased from the Hudson’s Bay Company for our previous home fit like a glove as well and gave me the perfect spot to figure out my daily outfit. I also found this stunning dress form at Cranberry Junction while vacationing in Kelowna.
I chose the same wall colour in my master bedroom as the dining room, Grey Cashmere by Benjamin Moore and the trim is Oxford White by Benjamin Moore, the same as the rest of the house. The cozy, cream coloured over sized sheep skin rug is from Costco and the beautiful antique dresser was a wedding gift from our lovely family.
All the small objects are vintage finds that came across on my travels.
I had this vision of french country bedding for this room. I wanted it to be comfortable, soft, cozy and ‘easy to make’ . I have always loved the look of ruffles and linen bedding so when I found an A-MAZ-ING and talented lady on Etsy, Design by Nurdan, who was able to make me exactly what I wanted, using had woven turkish linen, I was so, so happy!
Yours truly made the quoted pillow, its a fitting quote as we are high school sweet hearts. The bedding was our house warming gift to ourselves, a bit of a splurge but SO worth it.
I had the doors that now hang above our bed all hinged together to make a room divider in our last home. I used it to hide my treadmill as we didn’t have a garage there. I knew I wanted to hang one in the room above the bed when we moved in but once we got one up the idea came to me to try all three!!!
I LOVE how this project turned out and the statement it gives the room without outdoing any other part of the space. I also like that I can change out the wreath and decor on the headboard to change up the look at anytime and it doesn’t put permanent holes in the wall. The clock was a gift from a friend and came from the Pottery Barn.