A Lou & Grey Shopping Evening
My bedroom has been renamed.
I call it The Retreat. With capital letters and everything. Take a deep breath in through your nose and whisper the words, “The Retreat“. That is how I say it.
If you missed it last week, I had the absolute honor of being involved in an episode of Space Off on The Design Network. You can read more about the process here, which includes a link to the video, but the basics are this: Justin and I got a brand new, beautifully designed master bedroom couresty of the wonderful Space Off team. Click here to watch the episode!
I can truly say the whole experience was fantastic. The crew was made up of the nicest people around town, and it was fun to have them in my home for a week.
My former bedroom was perfectly fine, in fact I didn’t even really feel inclined to have it made over, but my husband and mom said that would be a fun room to do so I went with it!
The furniture we had was an old set of my parents, that we painted a soft white a few years ago. There were plenty of drawers, and I loved having my jewelry in the armoire.
Before Justin and I moved into our house, we had the interior painted. The only room I regretted the color choice in was our bedroom. It was like a blue box. I hated it. I almost asked the painters to come back and paint it again but I decided to live in it for a bit and see if the blue-ness wore off. Well, the blue-ness didn’t wear off, but I definitely stopped “seeing” it once I lived there for a week or so, so we left it.
When I heard that painting was involved in the Space Off project I was thrilled to offer my bedroom as the room to be made over.
And they painted it grey (Silverplate by Sherwin Williams), those geniuses. I could have kissed them once I saw it completed.
So, over a week’s time in November, our furniture was moved out, the room was painted, and both room designs were set up for me to see! On friday of that week, I drove out to High Point, North Carolina, to choose the winner.
Choosing the winner was so hard. After I saw the first room, I was so pleased with the changes already that I resolved if the second room was terrible, I would be totally happy with the first room design.
I loved seeing the etagere where our long mirror used to be. It was the first thing that caught my eye in the room!
–from this point on, every piece of furniture shown in photos is from Furniture Land South–
Charleston Regency Collection Etagere by Stanley Furntiure
Wesley Hall Chair
Bed is by the Charleston Regency Collection by Stanley Furniture
I loved the huge headboard, and liked the mix of furniture, but I felt like the room was a little bit empty, and that all the action was over by the sitting area. Now, there’s a good chance Missy and Lee went that route based on my description of my home decor preferences. And maybe I emphasized too much that I like simple, minimal, classic design. I didn’t want a ton of color or pattern. So, in hindsight I would have maybe given less instruction and just let the professionals do their thing.
Again, even after I thought it was a little bare, I could easily have filled the holes and loved the room.
I was more nervous about seeing the second room design for some reason. It was fun to have absolutely no idea what to expect when I opened the door.
And when I did open the door, I was greeted with a beautiful, serene, and completed room that practically whispered, “come in, put up your feet, and drink in the relaxation that is your new master bedroom”.
The Finishing Touch Bench by Caracole, Berkley Metal King Bed by Four Hands
The bench at the end of the bed is simply gorgeous. And the huge dresser with the cool drawers may just be the coolest piece of furniture I own. I love that dresser!
Chest (2 stacked on one another and secured together) by Universal Furniture, Gothic Mirror and Banner Ottoman by Sam Moore
I liked the rustic look of the bed frame, although Justin still talks about how awesome the headboard was from the first room design.
The secretary is such a great piece, and I’m sure I’ll have that for many, many years and will use it in different places in my home.
Homestead Narrow Secretary
I was very surprised to see blue incorporated back into the room! If I was told that they were going with a blue and cream palette, I would have rolled my eyes and thought, “no! no more blue!” But it was done so nicely and didn’t feel like a blue explosion like I would have feared.
After living in the room now for a few weeks, I have only started to love it more. It was such a treat to have it created for Justin and I, and not have to think about a single decision the entire time.
Like I’ve already said a few times, working with Furnitureland South was such a pleasure and I cannot say enough good things about their furniture, the Space Off crew, and the wonderful people that work for the company.
I received a few inquires on my last post about the bedroom makeover regarding the furniture details as well as the designers’ info. You can find all of that below if you are interested in working with them, or looking for a specific piece!