My youngest daughter purchased a mid-90’s garden home almost four years ago but only recently put the finishing touches on her master suite.
On her first trip to the house after closing, she couldn’t wait to take down the curtains. The opening between the bedroom and sitting area was tight. She wanted a better connection between the two spaces and luckily Mr. Shops was ready, willing and able to enlarge the doorway.
The left wall was shortened so that each side of the opening is now the same width. She wanted a soft color for the walls — but not too blue, green or gray. It only took two trips to the local paint store to get the custom color just right. The hand-scraped hardwood flooring was installed throughout the house and its tough-as-nails finish has shown no wear from pets and a toddler.
A white ceiling fan was replaced with a simple crystal chandelier in a golden tortoise finish. Her original stained wood bed and nightstands were moved to the guest bedroom and replaced with a floor model upholstered bed and Regency-styled mirrored chests.
The antique beveled mirrored surfaces and champagne gilt wood trim on the bedside tables mimic the two-tone finish of the delicate chandelier.
Custom Euro square pillows and an accent pillow in Thomas Paul’s Aviary fabric were the starting point for the tangerine and maize accents in the room. A dark pink John Robshaw pillow and linen pillow with embroidered pink and orange hands outlining a heart are favorite finds. Our eldest gave her sister the purple merino wool elephant shawl draped over the chocolate brown tufted headboard. Distressed spindle lamps with Belgian linen drum shades add a bit of vintage style to each side of the bed. An iron piece over the bed was sponged with off-white paint for a lighter appearance.
Yellow and ivory ikat pattern slipper chairs, previously used in the living room, were moved to their intended place in the sitting area. Lumbar pillows included in their purchase were replaced with an embroidered pair for more color. The shag wool rug, recently replaced in the nursery, was too large for this space, so it was folded in half for a perfect fit. Her toddler loves to play drums on the wood topped metal nesting table. A reproduction wooden horse statue sit on top of a painted Mexican cabinet.
Like mother, like daughter our girl also likes to mix bedding. She is currently using a brown linen duvet with a soft frayed edge and velvet ribbon trim and an ivory matelasse coverlet. They will soon be joined by yellow and white John Robshaw Sita Seville sheets and pillowcases with hand embroidered accents. Mixing and matching allows for more freedom when boredom sets in, and items can be easily used elsewhere in the house. This view, from the sitting area, allows a glimpse of the master bath redo, where orange and turquoise are also used as accents. Primitive wooden art featuring “You Are My Sunshine” lyrics hangs over a vintage bench.
The bold print of a gray and ivory Surya flat weave rug is a greeting at the entry to the room. There’s also vintage bench with a wonderful worn paint patina. Screen-printed fabric selected for the custom curtain panels repeat the orange, yellow and ivory found throughout the room.
When exiting the master bath, her original dresser can be seen along with the requisite flatscreen television. The wood dresser has brushed silver metal pulls and offers an abundance of storage.
Our daughter discovered this vintage owl print with orange matte and mirrored frame in a local resale shop. She added to the mirror and mercury theme with decorative accessories from her two favorite locally owned home stores. Her comfortable home is stamped with her personality though a mix of clean lines, vintage furnishings and an eclectic combination of colorful patterns and fabrics.
Paint – Custom mix
Horse Statue – Wisteria
Curtains – One Wish Azalea, Waverly; Kirtam Designs, Etsy
Sitting Area Rug – Bello Shag Wool Rug; West Elm
Bedside Tables – Borghese Mirrored Side Chest; ZGallerie
Bed Pillows – custom Thomas Paul Avairy, Maize and Tangerine; Calico Corners
Flooring – Hickory Forge Collection, Ringing Anvil; Anderson Hardwood Floors
Lamps – Vintage Spindle Table Lamp
Flatweave Rug – Frontier, Surya
Bed, Picture Frames, Maridell Nesting Table and Mexican Cabinet
Ikat Chairs – Rowe
Assorted Accessories, Pillows and Sugarboo Designs Artwork
Duvet – Mathilde; Pom Pom at Home
Coverlet – Reed Family Linens
Chandelier – Elements Series “Tracee”; AF Lighting