You know that moment, when you're walking through a store, or browsing through a boutique and you turn a corner, or take a far glance past something right in front of you, and immediately see... IT.
You know. THAT THING YOU HAVE TO HAVE.Irrational thoughts start buzzing in your brain. You instantly put a price tag on said item that is WAAAAY more than you would ever dream of paying, JUST so when you actually hear or see the amount, you can justify buying it, because it's "much lower than you had thought it would be in the first place!" ???
Really though. If you don't know what I'm talking about, or you have already rolled your eyes, just stop reading, because you probably won't be able to relate to the rest of this post.
About a month or two ago, while shopping at The Black Goose, I was busy flipping through fabric samples, trying to decide which of them would make a possible good base for our bedrooms "grand master color design plan", when Cason popped over casually with "THE ITEM" in hand.
After a small heart attack, my famous squeal of excitement and a good jumping/clapping episode... I snatched the pillow out of his hands and was all...
random dramatic photo that works great to explain this emotion;
thanks to Aubrielle's latest works.
I was SHOCKED that he actually liked the colors/design! I would have thought it was too floraly, too bright, too bold, too coral... you name it. But nope, he liked it because it was like nothing else we had in our house. SCORE!
I was 100% set on now using this pillow as the design inspiration for our bedroom, that is, until I saw the hefty price tag. SHEESH! Who knew that fabric could cost that much!? I can't remember the exact total, but I know it started with a 1 and then there were two numbers behind it. YIKES! Even with my awesome coupon I had at the time, I was doubting this purchase.
I took a bit longer to think about the pillow, and even tried to pull a bunch of other options that could be close contenders, but in the end, I just couldn't get this fabulous print out of my mind... so, it's now what's fueling the fire for everything else in our master bedroom space.
Since living in our home, I feel like our master bedroom has never really gotten the FULL attention it's deserved. I've attempted "room makeovers" about 3 different times, but always lacked the motivation and inspiration to keep moving forward. I think it's because I've constantly played it safe; never doing what I've REALLY wanted to.
But one things for sure, no matter what, I've always had some kind of nice bedding. It's an area in home design that I feel really passionately about. For me, I feel like the bed/bedding in a room is the MOST important. Not only because it defines the overall style and look of your room, but because we spend so much of our time there, and it's usually the main focal point of the entire space! I don't just want our bed to look great, but I want it to FEEL great too.
Sadly, we need a new mattress like you wouldn't even believe, but in case you didn't know, it's insanely hard to shop for one, especially when you and your husband have completely different ideas of what "comfortable" is. So... after wasting our time doing THAT for a few weekends, we decided to put it on the back burner, and just work on the actual beds "decor", first. A decision for us that was much easier to nail down.
PS: If and WHEN we get a new mattress, we'll let you know what we end up deciding on.
We both wanted our master bedroom to have a clean, comfy, spa-like vibe, sort of similar to what we created in our master bathroom makeover. Cason wanted ALL white bedding, but I wanted something with color and possibly a bold print. In the end, I think we came to a good compromise; here's what we have so far.
We both fell in love with this light-weight, geometric printed white quilt from The Black Goose that will act as our beds "base". Then on top of that we decided to put a graphite colored, linen duvet cover from Restoration Hardware at the end of the bed. We priced out nice quality duvet covers, and surprisingly, Restoration came back with the best color selection AND price point. Although, we decided to buy the insert for our duvet at Costco, which has worked great and saved us about $100, compared to the one at RH.The faux animal hair and gold accent pillow was actually one of the very first things that I picked up at HomeGoods, and I've been using it as a "style guide" for everything I do in this room. For some reason, it's the thing that melts me and Cason's "feel" for the room together perfectly. The hard and soft, the raw/masculine with the dainty/feminine vibe... there's just something about it that inspires me; not to mention that the texture it has is AWESOME!
Oh, duh! And of course, the actual BED, that I totally spaced even talking about!
We had originally ordered a gray tufted headboard online that we thought we would love, but it wound up being way too short, and Cason was NOT a fan of the tufting at all. So then we toyed around with DIY'ing a headboard and footboard for our room, but after calculating out the material costs (quality wood, tools, high-end upholstery fabric) and time spent making one + know-how, the cost of ordering a custom piece during an annual upholstery sale, was almost the same price!
The headboard measures over 70 inches tall, which I LOVE, because that means we don't have to decorate the wall above/behind it, and we're still waiting on the footboard that will have the same profile as the headboard, but shorter. It should be here very soon though, so I'll share the finished look once it comes.
upholstered bed and rug ordered from The Black Goose Design
The last thing in here that I wanted to share was our new rug. Yes people, it's a RUG ON CARPET, again. ha!... and we LIKE it! :) Actually, we LOVE it!
I'm making a big deal out of this, because SO MANY of you have expressed your dislike for how we put rugs on carpet, but I'm sorry, I can't stop! I just love me a good area rug because it can totally make a space! Tile, hardwood, laminate, carpet... In my mind, EVERY room should have a rug somewhere. The End.
Normally I'm not a huge fan of these thinner rugs, because they tend to slide around and shift all over the place, but on carpet, they are PERFECT! We haven't had any problems at all, and the best part about this particular rug is that it's light and airy, so it completely brightens up the space and breaks up all that brown carpet we have, BUT has this great pattern that still hides stuff, if anything should accidentally spill. Like, I dunno, applesauce, yogurt, or maybe a little lip gloss (?) ugh, kids! Luckily this rug has cleaned up really, really well when we've needed to get things out of it, and even though a ton of it is bright white, I would pick it again in a heartbeat.
We've got a few more updates to share in this space, since we've waited so long to post about anything, so we'll make sure to come back with more updates soon!