Hi guys! Welcome to the second blog post in my home tour series! Today I’m inviting you into our bedroom. I’d like to say this is where the magic happens, but right now this is where I am up every few hours nursing my son and getting spit up all over me! Ha!
Like I mentioned in my first home tour blog post where I shared details on everything in our family room, I could not have done this without our designer Veronica Valencia! She completely understood the vibe I wanted in our home and turned what was in my head into a reality for us! She’s just the best!
When Veronica and I first started talking about the bedroom I told her I wanted it to be very white and bright! This is mine and Kevin’s sanctuary. Yes, the kids will be in here every once in a while but for the most part I wanted this room to be somewhere that Kevin and I go to feel at peace. I also wanted it to be an adult space – meaning I wanted it to have a certain level of sophistication, and feel like a place we could go to escape the kids when need to. Ha! Any parent out there knows getting away, even if it’s just in your bedroom, is so important when you have children. Hence the wine/coffee bar in our room! So let’s get into it!
Let’s start with the bed area. The headboard is one I’ve had for a while. We got it from Pottery Barn and I love it so we decided to use it in this space instead of getting something new. Hey, when something isn’t broken, why fix it?! Right?! And this headboard works perfect for us! But what I really feel makes this area are the dressers on the sides of our bed. I had always thought that you should put nightstands on the sides of your bed and that’s what we’ve always done. But if you have the room, I definitely suggest trying dressers! Veronica suggested we do this! It was such a great idea! She told us that if we had used side tables they would’ve felt much too small in the space. And I totally agree with her. Because of the high ceilings in our master bedroom and it’s large size, we definitely needed something bigger. So if you have a master bedroom on the larger side you should for sure put dressers next to your bed. But you definitely want to measure the height of your bed beforehand. Some dressers can be really high and that could feel awkward next to your bedside. So I would look for one that’s just a few inches taller than your mattress.
And as you can see from the photo above, I really wanted it to feel very white and bright around our bed for two reasons really. One, I shoot a lot of blog images in our room and I wanted it to be pretty for photos! Just keeping it real with you guys. 😉 And two, I just like how it looks in general. We could’ve gone with a wood-tone or color for the bedside lamps but we stuck with all white once again. We also added a white pitcher for flowers. This was also Veronica‘s idea. I love putting flowers in a pitcher as an alternative to a vase. And of course we added a little bit of wood-tones by including a wood vase for flowers on the left side of the bed. And don’t forget coffee table books!
We kept our bedding super simple with all white pillows in the back, touches of gray, and a burlap pillow in the front. And our bedding is really just white sheets and a white duvet cover that we put over our old comforter.
Oh and I have to talk about my absolute favorite thing in the room before I go any further! And that is the rug! I love this rug so much that I actually got it for two different spaces in our house. In fact, we originally got a rug that was over $5000 for our bedroom. I know I know, that’s a ridiculous amount of money on a rug. And I had buyers remorse very quickly after getting it. It just didn’t look that pretty and bright in our room. It kind of had a dingy off-white color. So when I found this rug on Wayfair.com, I was crossing my fingers that it was going to be as bright and light as it appeared in the photos. And sure enough it was! That’s one of the things I really appreciate about Wayfair’s site, what you see is what you get. Oh and this rug is also super affordable! The size we got for our master bedroom is 10×14, which is a HUGE rug. And it was under $400. That is an insanely good price for a rug this size. Most people only need a 6 x 9 for many rooms in their house and at that size, you can get it for $150! I’m telling you, if you’re looking for a light and bright rug for a space in your house but don’t want to go with all white, then this is the rug for you!
Another element that makes the room feel super light and bright are the window treatments! I actually wrote a blog post about the blinds a little while back and asked you guys for your opinion on what color I should get! I ended up going with the Veronica Valencia Island Woven Wood Shades in Austral Island. So pretty right?! Thank you so much for helping me pick them out. They look absolutely gorgeous in the room. And as you can tell by the name, it’s my designer Veronica’s line! We have them throughout our house in different colors and I will be sharing all of those colors with you as I continue sharing the different rooms in our home.
The black curtain rod‘s and sheer white drapes are from Loom Decor FYI! I love the contrast of the black and white!
And I know I keep talking about Veronica teaching me things when it comes to design, but the reason I keep talking about it is because she taught me so much! I thought these chairs were beautiful on their own, and they totally are, but Veronica told me that she usually always adds an extra pillow that didn’t come with the chair when designing a room. It just makes it feel more unique and special. So we added these beautiful white throw pillows to each chair and I definitely think it makes them even more special!
Oh and a couple ottomans are in the room to provide more places to sit or as Kevin likes to say, more places for me to throw my clothes. Ha!
Ok now I want to talk about our coffee bar/wine bar area! How cool is it?!?! When we first moved into the house, we had this area set up as a diaper changing station. And to be honest, it was pretty awesome! I almost felt like the area was made for changing diapers. But we wanted to add some shelving to make it not feel as bare, and after we did that Molly’s head almost hit them so we decided to move the changing station area to the dresser. If we only had Molly, we would move it to her room, but since I’m changing baby Riley’s diaper a lot in the middle of the night right now, we just moved it over to the dresser for the time being.
My absolute favorite thing over by the coffee/wine bar area is the Coffee and Beignets sign! I got it from a small Etsy shop and I just think everything the owner of this shop does is the cutest! I have multiple signs of hers and I got a super cute wreath from her shop that’s hanging on our front door. I posted it to Instagram stories a week or so ago and got so many DM‘s asking about it so I will link the wreath here as well.
I don’t have links for everything in the area since I can’t find everything online. But our gray coffee mugs are ridiculously affordable at only $2 each. And if you’ve been following me for a while, you know I’ve had these long stem wine glasses forever! I’ve been told they’re the same wine glasses that Olivia Pope drinks out of on the show Scandal! I just love how long the stem is. It makes me feel like I’m drinking a super fancy glass of wine even if the bottle I’m drinking is 5 bucks.
And I know you guys are wondering about the wood beaded chandelier in our room! I fell in love with this chandelier the moment I saw it! And I’m actually pretty bummed to say that the second I saw it, I bought it at almost $500! I just loved it so much and honestly $500 for a gorgeous chandelier like this isn’t bad. However, while I was writing this blog post and looking for links for you guys. I stumbled across the exact same chandelier on Amazon for way cheaper! So as much as I love it, I’m super bummed that I didn’t find the more affordable option earlier. It’s the exact same chandelier, just a way better price! But at least I’m happy that I found a better price for all of you! The chandelier would look absolutely gorgeous above a dining room table or in a bedroom like we did in our master.
And last but certainly let least is our white dresser. What I love about the dresser is it kind of has an antique vibe. Something about the shape and hardware on it makes it feel like it’s not brand new. Which I love! I also love that it doesn’t completely match the dressers on either side of our bed. While we were designing, Veronica stressed the importance of not buying complete bedroom sets when designing your spaces. It makes it feel more custom if you mix and match pieces and I couldn’t agree more!
Oh wait, did I say the dresser was the last thing I want to talk about? Just kidding! You guys know I can’t write a blog post without mentioning my outfit details. You may have noticed by now, I wear this blue striped top all the time! It’s one of my absolute favorites and under $50! And as you guys also know, because I wrote about it on Monday when I talked about my postpartum body here on my blog, I have some extra weight and fat around my midsection that I’m definitely trying my best to camouflage. What I love about this top is that it’s loose around the stomach and provides a cute little ruffle sleeve to cover the top of my arms. My postpartum body isn’t what it used to be and that’s OK with me! But I’m going to find clothes that make me look and feel my absolute best! Speaking of which, if you have a pouch of fat in your lower belly like I do, high-waisted jeans are the best! Really, they’re the only kind of jeans I wear right now. Having them come up over my stomach and push it flat makes me feel so much more confident. The ones I’m wearing are only $59! And these high-waist jeans are another pair I own (and the BEST!) that are on sale for under $100!
Well there you have it! I hope you guys love this room as much as I do. What’s your favorite item in the room?! I’d love to know! Tell me in the comments below! And of course, let me know if you guys have any questions at all and I’ll do my best to answer all of them!