There is something calming about a master bedroom…
A master bedroom usually sits by itself away from all the hustle and bustle from the rest of the house. For me, I find it is a place to go when I want to be all alone. It is a space that’s quite, thoughtful, introspective and intimate.
I actually use my bedroom a lot (and not just for sleeping). I have a desk in my bedroom, though I rarely sit at it. Mostly it holds stationary and cards. I have two, very comfy swivel chairs that sit in front of a fireplace and those I use all the time. Like right now I’m writing my blog from one of them. And when there is a little chill in the air, there is nothing better than a nice fire to cozy up to while looking through my emails or reading a book, all alone in my private space.
Yes, I love a master bedroom suite and it was personally important for me to thoughtfully design a perfect retreat for our new home.
Our home sits on a corner lot and originally the main bedroom was on the corner side of the house and was open to a terrace that was used for entertaining. I felt this area of the house was too public, too in the middle of everything. So in the renovation the main bedroom was moved to the more private side of the house. To use the old dining room for my new bedroom was the perfect solution. This also meant that the old breakfast room would need to become our new closets and the old kitchen our master bath. The whole right side of the house was re-purposed to make a large master suite, all nicely tucked away.
It never fails whenever Danny and I have a party the overflow always ends up in our bedroom. Or if we have a few couples over all the ladies love to nestle in as well. Though this part of the house is quite it is also very warm and inviting. It is the soft taupe walls, Gossamer Veil by Sherwin Williams that help to give it that feel. I love pink, so I worked in a pale shrimp to accent the room. It is found in the chairs and art. I anchored the room with light taupe, grey and off white which can all be found in the Oushak rug. The lamps are the whimsical pop in the room with the polished brass daisies that rise gracefully from their marble bases.
The hall that connects the bedroom to the bath is wrapped in mirrors. Together with the lights from the crystal and brass chandeliers the corridor feels open and spacious. So much so you don’t even notice the hidden closet doors.
So many of you have asked to see the before and after of my kitchen, well here it is, the master bath. The original kitchen was too small for today’s kitchen, it wasn’t in a bad spot in the house but I needed this space to complete the master suite. It all worked out well . It had large windows across the back, that we replaced to be even larger ones. They give great light to the space with their Southeastern view. Facing a private courtyard they can be open most the time. The marble floating tub is the focal point in the space with these beautiful windows as it’s back drop.
The two vanities mirror each other. A large walk-in shower was created by using part of an old corridor and the toilet fits neatly into a space that was used as the previous pantry. We also were able to keep an existing exterior door that now flows seamlessly to a new terrace and courtyard. We finished out the space with white Italian Statuary marble and of course I added a touch of pink in the long flowing draperies.
I will say, this area of my house is definitely a favorite!