House Tour: Master Bedroom

Sorry to have been away for a week or so.  We had a small break in last week and someone stole my laptop!  The good thing to come of it is that we are finally  investing in a security system.  We’ve been meaning to for years…

I wanted to add another room to the house tour since it has recently undergone some changes.  You may remember I found that barley twist four-poster bed at my favorite salvage store not too long ago.  After dealing with the finish which was a pinkish beige stain from 1987, here is the new bed:


It’s hard to tell from these photos but the cover is actually a dark grey linen.  The comforter at the foot of the bed is a faded ticking stripe.


 Our bedroom is a lot smaller now as we moved from a double to a CA king but so far I am really happy with having a larger bed–especially since we frequently have little visitors. :)  Although this room is about the same size as the boys’ room, it lacks the large bay window.  We chose to make this one the master for several reasons though, one of which is this view from the window next to that chair above.  Here’s our view:

Not as great as many around the Bay Area but we are at the bottom of a big hill and surrounded by so many large buildings that seeing roof tops and tree tops was a big bonus for me!  I hope to someday make that window much larger or add a small roof deck with a glass door opening to it there.

 This is the view facing the other way.  The bed is painted in ASCP Old White.  The dresser will probably go on sale soon.  It was supposed to be temporary but here it sits 2 years later!  The mirror was an old garden gate I turned into a little trumeau.  The vintage brass light was an estate sale find.


 The chair needs recovering but I love the green.

 The swing arm lamps are new too.  I ordered them from Lowe’s and they were really reasonable.  Unfortunately, one doesn’t work!  I didn’t want to return it until after I took some pictures though.  Those curtains are also new–from World Market.  I love the pattern but the fabric is very cheap feeling.  One of these days maybe I’ll just add some lining to them to give them more weight.  The prints are antique lithographs of insects I ordered years ago from ebay.  I had to add a couple of weird things to the space so it wouldn’t be to sweet.  :) On my side of the bed are beetles.

Also had to share these wood block prints I got years ago at an estate sale.  I love these silly fat birds!  To the left there is our master bath and to the right is a very small walk in closet–another reason we made this the master!  That stool is an antique milking stool.

I found the green velvet of that one pillow at a discount fabric store here in Berkeley and I love it!  I have got to go back and buy more since I want to add some of these pillows to the living room as well.  It’s a versatile green that works well for fall and winter.

Click here for a small glimpse of our bedroom before the new bed and lamps, etc.

25 thoughts on “House Tour: Master Bedroom

  1. Looks so cozy and fall-like! Love that cluster of pillows on your bed. I have a green vinyl chair similar to yours that also needs reupholstered but I too love the green. Let’s rock the vinyl together:) Love your room…thanks for sharing it with us!

  2. Oh I just knew you would come up with something fabulous here – and sure enough, it is perfect! The mix of textures and colors is lovely! The curtains may feel cheap, but the look great! And your view – wow!

  3. I too love the wood block birds! Your bed is wonderful as well and I hope you are sleeping better! But the piece I love the most is the mirror. Nice work on pulling everything together so well.

    • Thanks so much Kelly! That’s high praise coming from you and I can hardly believe your bedroom is anything short of beautiful and full of character!

  4. Green is my favorite color and I love the green that you have in your master – between the pillow, and the succulant, and the drapes – it looks great. It’s a bummer the drapes are so cheaply made. At least they look great in photos, but once you know quality and you feel quality it’s really hard to go back. I’ve gotten panels made by Etsy sellers and they were very reasonable, and you still get that semi-custom feel to them which is nice. Your photos are always outstanding Lane – you could open a business just for photographing interiors.

  5. I bet you are sleeping so much better now. I love your drapes. They don’t look cheap at all, and I also love your painted bed. Again, feel so lucky I get to see all this in person!

    That green chair rocks too. Don’t reupholster it!

  6. I had to go back and look at your bedroom. I couldn’t find the older post, but I see now that the photographic perspective is the same from your photo and the one you pinned. I’m going to search now for the older photos of your bedroom. :)

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