Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Master Bedroom Reveal

When we first moved into our new home, I was at a loss for how to decorate the Master Bedroom.  You can read about my ideas for our new feminine Master here.  However, this large, square, boring room was just not speaking to me.  We started with just an armoire, handed down to me by my Mother, and our bed, with no bed frame.  Once we rearranged the furniture we did have, this room really started to come together! It's amazing how just a change in layout can change the entire feel of the space!

We are now 90% complete.  We just need a chest for my husband's bedside table, some crown molding and a new ceiling fixture.  Here is where we are at so far:

The bedside table and headboard are Kijiji finds, which you can read about here and here. The bench at the end of the bed was a wedding gift.  It is craftsman style, upholstered with William Morris fabric, from Charles Rupert and Co (a very cool store in Victoria, B.C.!).

The wall colour is Monroe Bisque from Benjamin Moore.  It's a very nice, neutral yet warm cream.

We found all the smaller prints from an antique dealer who was selling off his collection as he was moving to Europe.  The frames are from Michael's.

I love these pastoral scenes that flank the armoire. All the pictures are original engravings circa late 1800's.

More equestrian themed prints.

You can read about our Pottery Barn bedding here.  I adore the $2 lights on the nightstand (a garage sale score).

You can read about the larger prints here, and the small needlepoint chair here.  I'm looking for something to go above the picture in between the two windows.  I'm thinking small mounted antlers, or perhaps a small mirror??  I'll know it when I see it =)

I spent weeks sewing these curtains.  It was so much more work than I thought, but I love how they turned out!  The fabric is Bosporus Flax, ordered from Online Fabric Stores.  It was a great price, and came very quickly after I ordered it.  I was nervous about having to pay huge duty fees, but only had to pay $15 of federal GST tax on top of the price.  It's always a bit risky ordering from the US to Canada.  I've been hit with huge duty, fees, and shipping before! For all you Canadians out there, I found the key is to request USPS, NOT UPS.  Canada Post and USPS have a deal where they will take care of eachothers duty and brokerage fees.  However, if you order from UPS, unless the item you ordered is listed under the free trade agreement, you may get a shocker when your package is delivered and they won't give it to you until you pay a huge fee (usually more than you paid for the item!). 

We love our new Master Bedroom!  It's just the right amount of feminine and pretty that I was looking for!

Linking to my Favorite Parties!


ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...[Reply to comment]

Very Pretty Andrea! I love the antique table near your bed and those pretty little pictures you have hanging on both sides. I just bought two euro shams for my bed from PB that match your bedding:)

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...[Reply to comment]

Looking good, Andrea. The drapes turned out great. Now I need some made for four windows in my master.

Finding Home said...[Reply to comment]

Very pretty - love the drape fabric!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...[Reply to comment]

So pretty! I'm really enjoying all the room reveals. Your house has come together so well. You did a great job on the drapes! Lovely. You have given me a great idea on what to do on either side of the armoire in my bedroom. I've been stumped. Now I'm going to look for 6 matching prints. Hope you don't mind if I copy!

Bee happy said...[Reply to comment]

It's all looking so wonderful! your bed looks so comfortable and soft, you can lie back now and enjoy your hard work :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Blondie's Journal said...[Reply to comment]

You've done a wonderful job on the bedroom, Andrea. It looks so soft and cozy yet you have so much space! Love the pictures on the walls and your curtains are gorgeous...very well done.


Jessica said...[Reply to comment]

Beautiful! :-)
That's terrible about the tax, etc. you have to pay!I lived in Australia for 7 years, and frequently bought things from the US and never had to pay anything extra, so I am surprised to hear that. It's too bad...

hardydanielle said...[Reply to comment]

I am in love with the master bedroom!! You did such a wonderful job! Love all the decorations and features of the room :)

Pam - diy Design Fanatic said...[Reply to comment]

Your master bedroom is very beautiful! I love the antique table you are using for a nightstand. Great job on sewing the curtains!

♥ Sonny ♥ said...[Reply to comment]

What a wonderful room you've made. It has a wonderful look and feel to it. I know you'll rest peacefully in it..

anangloinquebec said...[Reply to comment]

Well you certainly did it, a good touch of feminine without being over the top! Thanks for that tip to Canadian bloggers about the UPS, I have had that snag and was quite disappointed. Head east and drop by! ;)

Becca said...[Reply to comment]

Looks beautiful, Andrea ... very calming. You've created quite an inviting space!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...[Reply to comment]

I wish you put a closeup of the fabric~it looks really nice. The bedroom came out so pretty.

Barbara said...[Reply to comment]


Thank you for stopping by earlier, I very much appreciate your comment.

AAAAAAAAnnnnnnd....you have a beautiful blog here and your home is gorgeous!

You've got yourself a new follower!

Kelly said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful room! I love the soft colors. Your bedding and drapes are so fresh looking. You're lucky to have found those wonderful prints too. You'll probably have those forever since they're neutral and can be used anywhere.

Shelley said...[Reply to comment]

LOVE IT! Makes me want to get a running head start and jump into that fabulous bed :D

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...[Reply to comment]

So pretty and the drapes turned out lovely too! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Bronwyn said...[Reply to comment]

What a warm , cozy room. You must love cocooning here. Love your choice of paint colour.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...[Reply to comment]

Your bedroom is stunning! I love the woodwork around your doors too.

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...[Reply to comment]

Your bedroom is very pretty! I especially like the mix of woods with the gorgeous neutral linens. What a great sidetable too.

Kim Davies Inspired Lines said...[Reply to comment]

All the prints and frames are right up my alley.

samaa @ Honey Sweet Home said...[Reply to comment]

What a beautiful bedroom, it seems so peaceful and serene! You're the first fellow Canadian blogger I've come across :) And I know what you mean about the duty fees - I ordered small honey jars online for our wedding favours and ended up paying over $100 in duty! I would have done better to pay a bit more and order locally and save on the duties and shipping..thanks for the tip on USPS though!

Lisa Scibilia said...[Reply to comment]

So pretty, Andrea! I love the serene and peaceful colors and setting. You are inspiring me to pull together our master bedroom at long last!

Jenny said...[Reply to comment]

Andrea, what a marvelously relaxing retreat! I really love the artwork you used, and I'm amazed at you mad sewing skills!! Your curtains are professional grade! Well done!

Thanks so much for linking up to my first Room Evolution party - I love your home and hope you'll come back and share more! :-)

Heather@http://southernabbey.com said...[Reply to comment]

Just found you through Savvy Southern Style, love your new bedroom! I wish I could make curtains as beautiful as yours but it seems to require patience that I don't have. I'll be following along with your blog!