The master bedroom would benefit from softening with upholstery. A linen headboard or cushioned bench at the footboard would finish the space warmly, but it was spacious and cozy at the same time. I probably shouldn't admit this, but I think that's why I liked it best with an unmade bed. It just felt understated, humble, lived-in.
Off the hallway to the right is an ensuite master bath. To the left is the wet bar with a mini-fridge below (shown above, at right). It was handy for little ones waking in the night, wanting a drink. It's nice to have cold water on hand after everyone's tucked in.
Bedding is Thomas O'Brien and Fieldcrest for Target with a heavy down comforter. I'm hopelessly drawn to classic white hotel-style bedding. The pinstriped tufted chair in the corner is Pier one, with a brown wool throw also by Thomas O'Brien.
Once a local realtor told us that adding a second fireplace in the bedroom would price our house out of the local market. We did it anyway. We were guided by our own standards, not with market demand in mind. Paul cut the hearth from a large flat boulder, the other half of which is in the garden being overtaken by a rosemary shrub. (More on landscaping later this week.)
Thin stone mosaic for the fireplace surround comes in sheet form, by Porcelanosa. A piece of douglas fir serves as a mantle for a mix of meaningful treasures: the cow bell and goat's bell from my great grandparent's Pennsylvania farm, an original piece by Heather Smith Jones, entitled 'Hold On', a Waterford crystal clock we received as a wedding gift, and a tiny acorn trinket dish from Anthropologie. (Acorns and oak are a recurring theme.)
The ceiling fan is powerful and [I thought] sounded like an airport at times. Paul installed a dimmer switch to adust the speed and the sound. Across from the fireplace wall is a pocket door to the closet/dressing room.
Paint color on all the walls is Behr's pensive sky.
A large built-in dresser has some shallow drawers in the middle to add tiny dividers for jewelry and small accessories. Two large fixed mirrors were framed in white.
The room was well planned and constructed with his and hers built-ins on both walls.
My Mom's vintage Samsonite luggage -- a source of wardrobe inspiration -- and a vintage plaid cosmetic case I bought second-hand are stored up high. Shelves for purses, sweaters, and shoes make everything easy to access and coordinate.
It was pretty much a dream. Is it too predictable to say that I think I miss this closet the most?