Lake House Update | Master Bedroom | Before + Now

Master Bedroom decorating, before photo

Our new master bedroom, like most of the rooms in our new home by the lake, is only partially complete… eight months after moving in, we are still only partially done with everything. I guess that’s normal, but it’s constantly nagging at me to finish!

Since the master gets the least amount of traffic on a regular basis, it’s gotten a little neglected since we placed everything down and hung the flatscreen on the wall {top priority, of course ;}. While it seems like a mish-mash of old furniture, and well, it kind of is, when I purchased many of the items years ago for our old house I knew in the back of my mind they would end up in a future master bedroom. Notice the bench at the foot of the bed? It used to reside in our dining room.

The only thing “new” in this space as of now, is the bed. We swapped our queen bed {now in the nautical beachy guest room} for a king. We’re using and chest of drawers from our Old Master Bedroom, though they don’t quite match and I’ll probably refinish it at some point, as well as the chaise part of our old sectional {see photos below}. I’ve recently purchased a second Mirrored Bar Cabinet from Z Gallerie and will use them in place of the night stands now.

The space is rather large, and more than we need honestly, so we’ll eventually {hopefully} knock out the wall behind where the sectional is to enlarge the master bathroom, which is rather small at the moment {especially compared to the size of the room}.

color palette, grays purples

Just after we had it painted…

Paint color Dunn Edwards Dangerous Robot DE6387.

It’s a bit difficult to tell in the photos, but it’s a medium purply-gray, not as light as my office and not as dark as our old Living Room. I clearly like gray walls, but this one has more purple tones which work really well with my color palette and creates a really soothing and relaxing {and sexy ;} space.

room without furniture

at the top of the stairs, right is the master, & left is the long hallway to all the other bedrooms

room without furniture

room without furniture

room without furniture
husband’s closet


I LOVED our old beachy/tropical master bedroom, but this bedroom called for a sleeker, sexier look and just so happen to work with many of our old pieces of furniture from our old living room and dining room.


The color palette was simply drawn from what I knew would be living in the space, like our Nathalia Edenmont flower print which used to hang Old Living Room… see it below with our old sofa as well as the throw blanket I’m using now.

Then {above} and Now {below} repurposed


This black round antique mirror seen above leaning against the wall was originally in our old living room {see below} with an antiqued chair with velvet animal print… and are both at home in our new master. The walls of our old living room were painted a similar but darker and more blue gray.


You can see the chair over in the corner by the artwork, which are both just placed at the moment…


The mirrored cabinet worked as a bar cabinet in our old dining room… as seen below with my DIY Eat and be Merry word art on the walls.

And it’s just placed under the window for now, but will have a sister and work as night tables on either side of the bed.

I haven’t decided on a bed frame just yet. Mostly because the slanted wall makes it difficult to find one that will fit properly, but also because I’m not sure I really need one. I have a few extra curtain panels and I’m thinking about DIYing either a headboard with them or draping them down from the crossbeam and behind the bed for a more dramatic effect. While I look at headboards and beds regularly, I haven’t found one I’m in love with so I may just wait until I’ve got the side tables in to finish it off.


The curtains and the bedding you see now are all from Bed Bath and Beyond but I’m SUPER excited about these pretty new sheets and duvet cover sent over from Crane and Canopy.


I got the Noe Gray Duvet and the Gray Embroidered Sheet Set seen together below {and they come in 4 other adorable colors as well. I love this print!}


Just more repurposing… our old dining room table with the bench now being used at the foot of the bed and the throw being used as a table-cloth for Thanksgiving that year {a favorite tabletop setting actually}, is now covering the old chaise sofa in the opposite end of the room.


And again, the dresser… I may refinish it… most probably, actually 😉



Since the mirrored cabinet you see above will be a side table, this space under the window will be free and I’m thinking of moving the two black chairs that are in my office sitting area at the moment to that space instead, and finding a small chaise or love seat for my office for more cozy sitting. I also have a large faux fur white rug that’s not being used and it may end up in here as well. Maybe at the foot of the bed or under this window with the chairs for a sitting area.

And since I’m waiting for what seems like forever for the new bar cabinet/side table to arrive and set a focal point for the space, I’m just sort of in limbo with the room and probably won’t finish it until it arrives. And even then, will it really be “finished”… probably not 😉

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LA native & lifestyle blogger Maegan Tintari writes daily at ...love Maegan.com sharing beauty & style secrets, including fashion DIYs, how-to nail art manicures, hair tutorials, recipes & home decorating ideas, as well as a look into her personal life, her journey & battle with infertility & recent relocation to the mountains by a lake in search of a better life with her adorable French Bulldog brothers, Trevor and Randy.

5 Comments

  • Mana

    July 11, 2013 |

    I’ve lived in my house for 3 years and I’m still not done, I’m content for now, but not done.

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

  • Jennifer

    July 11, 2013 |

    I adore your color pallette!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

  • myStorey (Paris)

    July 11, 2013 |

    I love your dining table setting! It’s so rustic with a modern/trendy twist. Super cute!

    my myStorey

  • Jane Droll

    July 12, 2013 |

    i love the purple. it is so rich and dreamy. 🙂 it looks fab! and i am glad you repurposed so many items. FAB! you are a pretty much a whiz at everything. except being a slacker (like me). lol! lolololol

  • Milica

    November 8, 2013 |

    Dear Maegan, just waned to say that your very lucky to live in a place like that (not only the house, lake nature everything!) and do what you like and what your good at. Sometimes when I’m at your virtual preview I think how on earth could I move to live in some place like that, again never mind the house but the surroundings. You are very talented by the way, I’m an architect and everything you did in your home is amassing. Keep on doing all you do and remember to be happy for all of us who are less fortunate.

    Love
    Milica