How was your weekend friends? Ours was a full one. We celebrated my husband’s birthday on Friday with a fancy family dinner out and then back to the house for a homemade chocolate cake with chocolate icing. Then, on Saturday, we had our school’s fundraising Gala and it was so much fun! I jokingly call it Prom for Adults because everyone gets all gussied up- women in gowns and men in tuxes or suits – and it’s exciting to see how everyone cleans up. My dress was on sale and has sold out online. And I have to say this self-tanning spray rocks! My girlfriend Angela told me about it and it helped give this pale girl some color for the night. A used it a couple days in a row to let the color build.
At the Gala, we had a DJ (playing all the get-down songs from the 90s!) and it was awesome to see everyone on the dance floor- men included! Well, not mine. He stayed at the black jack table with some other fellas the whole night. 😉 Over the past two years our son has been at his school, we’ve made tight friendships with the families in his grade and beyond. Both Jimmy and I are actively involved with the school (I’m a room mom and PTO officer and he coaches sports) so we spend lots of time with the kids and adults. I’m so thankful for all the wonderful families we’ve come to know. I didn’t really realize that when James started school that it would be the beginning of new relationships for me and my husband as well. And on Sunday, we continued with our family dinner tradition.
Back at home, I photographed our neutral master bedroom refresh and can’t wait to show you the space today.
The room was about 3/4 done in terms of decorating for the past couple years, but it still lacked that layered feel. Adding in a few finishing touches including a new rug (from these 24 grey options), mirrors over the nightstands, and changing out the bedding brought it all together.
These x-bench stools were first spotted at our annual holiday market in the Paul Michael Company booth, but before I could buy them, they were gone. Things go so fast at that booth! You have to get there first thing in the morning and guard you item to guarantee it’s yours. There’s no Paul Michael store in Houston, but when my cousin was out of town, she stopped by their store in Monroe, Louisiana and called me when she saw my stools. She was so sweet and offered to pick them up for me and let me pay her back! So sweet! They go great at the end of the bed.
Finding a rug was a challenge. I wanted one I wouldn’t get tired of and that would be soft and big enough for our room. This one fits the bill. I found our rug at Joss & Main, but since they are a flash sale site, their products come and go. If it’s sold out, check back or do a google search for it since lots of retailers carry the same merchandise. If you’re not a member of Joss & Main, it’s free to sign up via email.
We had a very pretty paisley duvet here previously, but it was creamy and it just looked way to beige with the beige headboard, stools and rug. I swapped out the white bedding I had in the guest room and now the room looks more crisp and clean.
Three small throw pillows from Homegoods add a touch more pattern and color.
I was a little nervous about putting mirrors above these mirrored nightstands (too much mirror?) but I like how it turned out.
Our headboard (this one, but in cream) was one of the first things we did to change the look of the room a few years ago. We previously had a dark brown leather headboard that’s now in the guest room. I found our upholstered platform bed at Overstock and I’m happy with the quality, fabric, color and nailhead trim. I do think a taller headboard would be better for our tall ceilings. But for now, the Devon sunburst mirror sits above the headboard and fills the space nicely.
The biggest splurge in the room is this leaning mirror from Restoration Hardware. I originally bought it for our foyer, but decor has a way of changing places around here, so it’s no surprise that it ultimately ended up in the bedroom. And I can tell you, that was no easy task to move. It weighs 100 pounds and moving things with my husband (especially a 100 pound mirror that is taller than me) is not my favorite thing in world. Not his favorite either. Pretty sure I heard, “this mirror isn’t going anywhere else” after we placed it here.
One of my favorite things about this room is the flood of natural light it gets from the 3 windows here and four windows in the sitting room.