Our owner’s suite is done! An owner’s suite makeover that is light, bright, and colorful, yet cozy and comfortable!
Our owner’s suite is finally done- and we’re so so happy with how it turned out!
As a reminder, here is where we started- the room hadn’t changed at all since we moved in a little over a year ago:
And here’s the after!
And styled just a ‘lil bit with a blanket on the bed…
Can you even believe the difference that just a coat of paint made? It’s off the shelf The Perfect White by Valspar, my go-to white.
I have to apologize for these pictures. This room gets tons of light all day long, and even with a bit of editing (to actually darken the room to make the window flare less harsh, can you believe it?), with the light bouncing off of the white paint, it was so hard to capture the details of the room without some flare in the windows.
Y’all, those are the same lamps as before, just completely upgraded with a simple DIY! I loved the shape of the lamps, but the finish was definitely not my taste. Less than $10 later, and those lamps are now one of my favorite features in that room. Tutorial forthcoming!
Y’all know I love a bright, colorful style- but I also wanted the room to be warm and comfortable and a tad more traditional than our last room, which learned heavily farmhouse with a ton of pink. I love the play of color in this room- the pop of the blue in the duvet and the sheets, brought out by the strong blue curtains, the more subtle gold tones in the curtain rod, the lamps, the art, and the hardware on the dresser, and of course, the pops of pink and reds throughout the space.
My decision for how to hang my curtains was directly related to the color scheme, believe it or not! I know the “right” thing to do is to hang curtains really wide to make the windows look as big as possible, but I very intentionally didn’t do that for a couple of reasons. One, I love the look of the blue curtains against the white walls, the dark bed against the curtains, and the light lamp against the curtains, and I wouldn’t get that if I followed that rule. Two, we get PLENTY of light in this room already 😉
These are three of my favorite books!
I’m a nurse educator, and this year has been physically and mentally exhausting. When I get home from either the classroom or the hospital, I just want a relaxing, comfortable space. And I want my husband, who works so hard at his job too, to have a space like as well. As this room was progressing, I realized a lot of the feeling and comfort of this room would revolve around how I designed the bed.
In doing this, though, I wanted the bed to be simple. While I like the look of beds that are made with tons of pillows and blankets (and I’ve done that myself) it’s not the look I’m going for here. I don’t want to have to come home from the hospital, take a shower, and throw off a million pillows before I can crash in the bed. I want maximum comfort with minimum effort 🙂
Besides the fact that I really appreciate a more simple look, I also love the beautiful lines of our antique bed and I want it to be the star! So, I decided to have fun mixing and matching with subtle pattern and color!
The pink pillowcases are family heirlooms. Y’all know we use our family pieces here- they don’t get put up. They mix so well with the floral sheets and the plaid duvet. I love how the floral and plaid look together with the pop of pink, and the duvet, provided from Boll and Branch, is so soft and super comfortable. It is a huge upgrade from our last duvet!
Are white rooms cold?
I hear people sometimes say that white rooms can feel cold, and I get that, but the secret to keep that from happening is to add layers of color, pattern, and especially texture. The softness of the duvet, the velvet curtains, the lamp, and the rug provide so much warmth and texture to the room.
The layers of blue in the duvet, the sheets, the art, and the curtains add dimension to this space. The different colors in the art, the pillows, and the accessories keep the eye moving.
Here’s a picture with the lights on- which is a no-no in blogland for some reason. Sigh. It just feels so warm and comfy, like a hotel room.
I don’t think the pictures do a great job of capturing just how cozy and warm this room is because of how harsh the light is in here, but it truly is so comfortable and cozy!
On the other side of the room, I completely upgraded our dresser- that’s another upcoming tutorial 🙂 My aunt Birch’s rocker is here along with some of my favorite thrifted and family artwork. We’re a TV-in-the-bedroom couple, but I have Artcast here so that I don’t have to look at the black box when the TV isn’t on!
Here’s one last look at one of my favorite views in the room!
Thank so much to Linda at Calling it Home for again hosting the One Room Challenge! Be sure to check out the other finished spaces in the One Room Challenge- the Featured Designers and the Guest Participants! You are sure to find so much inspiration!