I never thought I would say this, but now that we've completed our master bathroom, I'm kind of missing all of the home improvement projects! The last four years of home ownership have been filled with tasks like replacing our sprinkler systems to updating our kitchen and everything in between. Now our place kind of feels complete and I'm finding myself with an itch to scratch. When my friend Kate began talking about wanting to do something with her master bedroom I jumped at the chance to get my hands on that room! We partnered with Target on the project and the whole thing came together pretty effortlessly. (Their new fall collection is gorgeous and flying out of stores, so get it while you can!) I love the big doors that open to the back patio and steep-pitched high ceilings. With plenty of other projects to tackle since they purchased the house and a new baby that arrived last February, completing the master bedroom just got put on hold. I wanted to make the space feel like a calm retreat from their busy lives and also echo the laid-back California vibe of the rest of their place. Here's the mood board we put together in the beginning:
And what the space looked like before:
It looks like a huge project, but it really wasn't too crazy or costly. The biggest thing we did was create a white canvas for everything else to pop against by replacing the curtained closets with white wood doors and the dark drapes over the doors with really light cream panels.
Also, we ditched the heavy wood mirror for something with just a very simple frame and swapped out that arm chair for this Target tufted bench to keep things feeling spacious:
This rug from Rugs Direct is really what the whole rest of the room was designed around. I love that it has so many great colors, but still feels muted at the same time. That particular rug wasn't available, so the one we ended up using the Couristan Mesquite Bayou rug which I love just as much! Once that was settled, next we had to find these guys a King-size bed. I feel like once you have kids, a king-sized bed is a non-negotiable! We found this navy linen bed with the nailhead detail at Bellacor and couldn't be happier with how it turned out in the room. Such a great fabric and I love the wingback detail. You know who didn't like the wing back detail? Those gorgeous Target brass light fixtures you see there. They just looked kind of strange peeking out from behind the wings so we traded them in for these new Threshold lamps from Target and now my only regret is that I didn't keep one for myself.
When I'm looking for art in our house, one of my first stops is always Minted. I love their selection and variety of framing choices. I also love how accessibly priced their pieces are. This print was perfect for our laidback-california-cool vibe. (Bench and striped pillow are from Target and smaller pillow is from Local + Lejos, a great line that works with artisans from all over the world.)
Shopping Guide // Couristan Rug, Rugs Direct / Bed, Bellacor / Mid-Century Nightstands, Target / Mid-Century Dresser, Target / Bedding, Target / Cable Knit Throw, Target / Kalindi Throw Pillow, Local + Lejos / Striped Pillow, Target / Navy + White Batik Pillows, Vintage from Pasadena Flea / Bench, Target / Framed Art, Minted / Lamps, Target / Threshold Curtain Panels, Target /
Photography by Amanda Gallant
**A huge thanks to Target for designing awesome and accessible home furnishings and for sponsoring this post!**