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Before & After: My Master Bedroom
June 22, 2012 in Before & After | 4 comments

Considering the business I am in, I am terrible about taking pictures of my own home for record keeping, so I don’t have much of a ‘before’ selection to share with you.

Scott and I moved into our home in June of 2009.  Boy does time go quickly.  This is what the room looked like during construction:

Builder beige anyone?

We upgraded to install hardwood floors before we moved in (you NEVER want to do this after you move in, if you can avoid it).  I also had my eye on a specific new bed frame and some drapery panels, which I installed at the move:


That was about all I could afford at that point in time.  But, I had a plan- starting with decorating the main living areas in the first year, then the second year I moved to decorating our master bedroom and some of the more private spaces.

That gave me time to think about the look that I wanted to have in my space.  I wanted my bedroom to be light and airy.  Very fresh and comfortable.  I did not want anything dark and heavy (it is hard enough for me to get out of bed in the morning!).

These are the ‘after’ photos Kimberly Davis took of our bedroom for the Austin HOME magazine feature we were in.

Master bedroom

The room didn’t have a lot going for it architecturally, so I added paneling, crown molding and window casing.  I painted the top strip a fresh blue color.  My white Peacock Alley bedding has been with me for years, I just added new accent pillows.

The bench I recovered myself in a fabric remnant of one of my favorite Schumacher patterns, but I plan on having it professionally reupholstered in a (faux) zebra hide this fall.  I really like the contrast of black and white with just a hit of fresh blue.

Scott and I have different nightstands (but both are the same size/height).  Mine has open shelves because I hate clutter and his has closed drawers because he likes to save things!  It is a good idea to recognize these living situations upfront so you can furnish accordingly to achieve the look you like.

Master vignette

I hope you enjoyed seeing our master bedroom.  If you need help creating a beautiful space, we would love to help.  Just contact us @