Oh me, oh my....how I can't wait to remodel my master bedroom!! I've actually been working on recreating my office since the last barn sale and I'm closing in on finishing that right now. I will be posting all about that in an upcoming blog in the very near future and I'm very excited about it!! As I'm looking at my winter bucket list and the projects I'm planning on accomplishing, my bedroom is high on my list! Winter is a good season for me to work on the inside of my home since the barn sale season is over till spring and I can focus my attention on other things. I also despise cold weather and would rather work in a heated room! Lol!
My favorite way to kick off a design plan is to find one swoon-worthy item that just makes my heart pitter-pat and then design all the other elements around it. It gives you a reference point to go back to when you're trying to decide on other colors, finishes, etc that you want to use in a space. I found this gorgeous pillow on Etsy and felt my knees go weak... I love the colors and the faded patina. Since our farmhouse is petite, I prefer to keep things light and airy and this pillow will be the centerpiece of my bed.
I'll pair it with bedding in light greys, creams and natural nubby fabrics. Texture is a fun element in design and adding chenilles, velvets and knubby knits together creates a warm, inviting mood to the room. It literally makes you want to dive into the bed and climb under those gorgeous fabrics, especially in winter.
Problem-solving is a huge consideration in the design process. One of our problems of late is our sweet old Murphy dog. Our current bed sits up very high and as he has aged, it is a struggle for him to get in and out of bed...yes...he sleeps right in the middle of our bed! My plan is to build a new bed with a shaped barnwood headboard and it will sit lower to the ground for easy access. You have to take everyone's comfort into consideration when designing a space....especially your dog!
One of the problems inherent in old farmhouses is a lack of storage, so adding furniture pieces that provide maximum storage are an essential part of this project. I'll be building a bedside table with 3 drawers below and a hutch top with doors to store my jewelry and some of my favorite pictures and items that make me smile. I like to be able to SEE all my jewelry because it really is a reflection of my personal style and makes it easy to accessorize an outfit. I'll paint the bedside table in an aged grey & white finish, heavily distressed. There is also a long wall that I'll be building a floor to ceiling closet with white cross-buck doors to store all our folded clothing and linens.
The ceiling will be barnwood planking, the walls will be painted a soft cream and the existing hardwood floors will be sanded and refinished in a light stain with a cowhide rug layered over a large sisal rug.
I'm still searching for the perfect chandelier with just a touch of farmhouse bling to hang over our bed.....Ah, the thrill of the hunt!!!
I love levi's and flannel shirts with the sleeves rolled up. I love every opportunity to create unique furniture whether it's simply a repaint or a custom build project.
345 Fairmount Road Statesville NC 28625
Interstate 77 to exit 59 go East on Tomlin Mill Road 8 tenths of a mile, turn right on Fairmount Road, We are 1 mile on the Right.