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!
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