If you’ve ever had the notion that every room in an interior designer’s home is perfectly decorated, let me just burst that bubble for you right now. In my home, some sad rooms end up like the ugly step children and get completely neglected.
Our poor master bedroom was about 4 years over due on some much needed love and attention, and recently I allowed myself a
limited tiny budget and about one week to give it a refresh. We already had all the furniture, so the things on my list were bedding, art, lamps, and a few accessories.
You might ask why the time limit. Here’s the thing…If I allowed myself, I could get so obsessed with all the details that I’d probably Pin no less than 500 images on Pinterest, change my mind a dozen times, and never make a single purchase.
It’s so natural for me to help other people, but when it comes to my own home I suffer from “But what if there’s something better?” syndrome. Then we sleep in a gray box for four years.
A couple years ago, I was on the hunt for mid century looking vanity to use. Our 1940’s home has a tiny “master bathroom”, so I needed a vanity that could store jewelry and hair accessories since I use it to get ready every morning.
Eventually I made an unconventional choice and bought a computer desk. I felt weird about it at first, but now I love it. Since the drawer was built to house a keyboard, it slides out and lets me easily pull out the trays I store inside.
The little white stool is the perfect size for a vanity. I love the unique shape of the seat cushion, which is what caught my eye in the first place. It ended up matching the vanity wood finish almost perfectly.
For a long time, there was NOTHING hanging on the walls except the mirror. A few months ago I styled our dresser with the oversized abstract art from Minted and the little quote I made.
For the refresh, I had one of our engagement pictures photocopied and blown up at FedEx. Granted it’s not picture quality and is pretty grainy close up, but I knew this wouldn’t be there long term. It only cost me $11 plus I spray painted a $12 thrift store frame that had been hanging out in my attic for years.
The black and white sketch of the girl might be one of my favorite little vintage treasures ever. I found it and the blue flower, which is actually vintage wallpaper that’s been framed, at one of my favorite vintage shops here in Springfield called Funtiques. I was worried that Stu might call it “creepy”,but surprisingly after I hung it up, he love it too. Bonus.
(Total honesty here, poor Stu really has no say in any decor decisions.) When we bought this home, the agreement was that he got the entire basement as a man cave, and the rest of the house was mine. Fair? Probably not.)
It’s amazing how much more time I spend in my bedroom now…with all 8 of my pillows and my “busty lady” to keep me company.
Pillows: white European shams and indigo ikat throw pillows from Home Goods, jade and navy lumbar from Motif Pillows on Etsy.
Abstract art: Minted
Mid century at of girl and flower: Vintage find, Funtiques
Vanity/Computer Desk: Target
Vanity stool: Home Decorators
Wall Lamps: Lamps Plus
Wall lamp shades: At Home (* I added ribbon trim.)
Dresser: Custom ordered
Side tables: Hobby Lobby
*The family picture and the one of Gemma’s cute little tootsies were taken by Janae Hardy.