Wind River Reveal

We have been working on this project for months and have been so pumped to share the final results with you all! 

First, can I just talk about how lovely my clients are? They were especially kind, encouraging, and a serious joy to work with. We had a blast pulling this room together!

Susie and Mark came to us wanting a revamp of their master bedroom furnishings, new paint color, and decorative details in the room. They wanted a new bed and had a design challenge with a very short, long window directly above the only space in the room that we could place the bed that would make sense. Luckily, their space was already amazing, with a soaring ceiling, and beautiful natural light so pulling this one together wasn't too hard. Bonus: they have amazing taste and style. Quick note: one of these days I will get really good at taking "before" pictures. This was obviously not one of those days. I have one pic (below) from about midway through with the new bed already in. You get the idea.

See? Totally weird window. Why do you do this to us, builders? WHY?

See? Totally weird window. Why do you do this to us, builders? WHY?

Inspiration board round 1 (Pre-Michelle and her Photoshop skills)

Inspiration board round 1 (Pre-Michelle and her Photoshop skills)

Inspiration board round 2

Inspiration board round 2

We chose a beautiful paint color that made sense with the colors already present in the rest of the home: Pale Powder by Farrow and Ball. This is one of my favorite colors to use in rooms where calm and comfort are the focus. It is a great living room color and especially dreamy in a master bedroom (it is actually the color of my living room walls). If you know anything about Farrow and Ball, their paint technology is incredible (I am not being paid for this endorsement. You're welcome F&B). It takes on a beautiful grey (grey,? gray?!), green, or blue undertones depending on the lighting and time of day. It is a magical paint and you can't go wrong with this color. Okay...enough about paint already! On to the super fun stuff:

This bed. THIS BED. I am just obsessed. We knew we wanted something with a higher headboard to draw the eye up, but we still liked the idea of a platform bed of sorts. The brass geometric inlay on the headboard makes it extra special and I think brass plays nicely with that wall color. Pay special attention to the legs on the bed: They are so freaking cool. Well done, West Elm and Roar & Rabbit!  The bed is crafted from mango wood and the tone and wood grain are just stunning and add a lot of texture and interest so we wanted to go minimal on the bedding. We chose this beautiful washed linen duvet set from H&M and that lumbar pillow from Anthropologie brought in the right texture and pops of color we needed. Swoon.

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We went with these simple, sheer grey curtains with a white stripe and white pom trim from Target since they are behind the bed a bit and there is enough texture in the room already. The client didn't want a rug in the room because they have carpet, so we borrowed this adorable Brady rug from Crate and Barrel (it is no longer available) from a good friend for the shoot. I think it just needed some texture for the photographs but in real life the room is beautiful without the rug. Although, I think that rug has talked Susie and Mark into getting their own for that room now. Sorry, guys.  

Once we picked out the bed, we tossed around the idea of matching bedside tables from West Elm, but they were a tad big for the room and we wanted something that coordinated rather than matchy-matchy. We decided to go with custom pieces by Pin2Porch/Casey Edgar, based out of Indianapolis. We designed these together with the client and builder and were inspired by the amazing legs on the bed, and the shape of these tables by Made Goods. The bedside tables turned out better than I could have dreamed, honestly. They are white oak, and STUNNING. We finished them with these amazing pulls from Anthro. 

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Speaking of Anthro. The indigo dresser, folks. She is a beaut. In pictures, the dresser looks a bit dark, which makes my heart a little sad because I just want you to see how gorgeous the inky, deep-blue-green color is and how lovely it is with the brass pulls and the wall color (sigh). Anywho. I think the dresser turned out to be Susie's favorite piece (me too, Susie!). 

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How do people feel about hanging a television over an amazing piece of furniture in a master bedroom? I am guessing there are some strong opinions out there. I get it; electronics are generally ugly and not my most favorite design accessory/obstacle. Anyhow, if you're a parent, a television in the bedroom is kinda of like a television in a bedroom when you are a teenager. LOL. But I'm serious. Need to hide away from all the dirty dishes (your parents) you don't want to look at while enjoying Madmen? Master TV. Feel like you might want to softly sob yourself to sleep after every episode of This Is Us? MASTER TV. So we hung a gallery wall around it, hid the cords and voila! It is still a t.v. but less noticeable and this is real life where we all need a television, when we need a television away from our children and adulting responsibilities, okay?! I can't take much credit for all the adorable/cool/cute things hanging in those frames-this part really was a joint effort in the procuring of said things as well as the hanging. Go team!

A few of my favorite pieces that should get special mention are the mid-century bench in front of the windows and the Minted print in the corner. The bench was kind of a find of my lifetime, I think. I bought it off of a lady on this swaperoo group I am a member of on Facebook (I'll tell you all about this secret society of amazing finds and lovely people someday). It was painted with an interesting design on the top and greige legs and I used it for staging off and on because it was big and worked in a pinch. We knew we needed a long bench and we put in a good fight for a velvet pink upholstered one, but lost (more sigh). In the long run, I am glad we lost that battle because this bench is perfect-the size, the tone of the wood, and the style. JACKPOT! Susie's dad stripped and sanded it down to the original wood and to our surprise the wood was in near perfect condition under all that paint. Winner-winner. 

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I hope you love this room and the reveal as much as I do. I am kind of freaking out as I type this after 11 PM because this is my first big, true reveal that has been a long while in the making. At the end of the day, I am just thankful for a job I love and for clients who trust me with their homes. We've already started working on Susie's home office and obviously, I am just pee-my-pants excited about it already. We will have some sneak peeks for that soon! For now, sleeeep. 

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Images credit: Sam Phen

Images credit: Sam Phen