Before & After: Master Bedroom

Updated: Jun 8

True story: I almost didn't even look at this house because the entire top floor is a master suite and that just sounded too indulgent. Silly girl, there is no such thing as a master that's too big.


This isn't a full-height second story but the ceilings are fairly high and the skylights bring in tons of natural light. We painted everything a creamy white and started saving our pennies so we could replace the yucky white polyester carpeting. Trust me, it looked better than it smelled.

I like a neutral, restful bedroom as much as the next gal, but it gets snoozy real fast. So we wallpapered the window wall to add texture and visual interest. This Graham & Brown wallpaper was a steal at $20/roll on clearance.

I love the subtle metallic highlights on the flowers, and that the background color almost perfectly matches the paint on the walls. This was probably the best $80 I spent on my house.

Our bed is from Room & Board, the long pillow is from The Citizenry, and the Italian linen coverlet I bought from a lovely gentleman on Craigslist for $25. When I Googled the tag I found out it retails for $685, and that is why I love Craigslist.

These vintage pecan nightstands were another CL score. The seller had an emotional attachment to them and through tears made me promise to give them a good home. I think I've lived up to my end of the bargain, since this is the fourth house they have been in.

The vintage Michel Arnoult leather sling chair was an amazing thrift find on Black Friday (because I am the kind of person who goes to thrift stores on Black Friday). The leather pouf was deflated at the back of a resale shop and they were shocked that someone actually wanted to buy it. I think they felt bad charging $5 for it, lol.


I mean, really. This is a huge room. The enclosed bit in the middle is a walk in closet. It's large enough that I allow my husband to hang a few of his shirts in there.

Through that door is the master bath, an office, and a private balcony. Just the bare essentials for a simple girl like me!

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