Welcome to "Metamorphosis Monday". This blog party is all about creating a metamorphosis of your own kind, great or small, it's your call! A big thank you to Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for playing hostess. For more great changes, visit her for the complete list of participants.
Today I wanted to share some pictures from my Master Bedroom re-do. When I moved in to this house about 2 1/2 years ago, everything was "builder beige". With so many areas needing attention and so much "blank canvas" space, I turned my attentions to the common living areas of the home first. The plan was to move upstairs to the private quarters of the house once the downstairs was complete. That has taken 2 years! But right before Christmas last year, I was inspired to add some color to the walls and change the pallet from reds and creams to gold and slate blue. Blue is hubby's favorite color but until now I had not used it in our home's decor. The first year we were married, we rented a place that was mostly blue. I guess I got my fill of that hue back then. Slowly, I moved in the direction of earthy Autumn colors and seem very content to stay there. I feel that the combination of gold, stone and slate is a happy compromise. This was the neglected bedding. I was simply using a quilt that my mother had given me with an assortment of pillows.
As you see from this picture, things were a little blah with no real warmth or style direction.
The re-do started with painting the walls a warm Spiced Cider. Animal prints added texture and visual interest. Antique gold accents added "glam" to the space.
A large round mirror and vanity wall shelf added a new twist to the dressing table and provided space for pretty bottles and accessories.
New bedding in gold, platinum and slate was a big change from the "granny quilt" look. The wall at the head of the bed was painted a darker hue than the other three walls. This color is called "Stony Creek". A gold jacquard window scarf was used over the bed to soften the headboard and add a look of luxury.
Tailored window panels in dark blue and gold damask were added next to semi-sheer gold panels to soften the window and control light.
These black framed initials were a b-day gift from my BFF. I loved the way they contrast with the gold frame of the mirror and tie in the black accents of the animal print.
A trio of gold framed mirrors were added over the two night stands. A collection of accessories, family photos and books find a home on top of the table. Our room has a large master bath and similar colors and patterns were used to tie in to the rest of the suite. I found this adorable bench at a Ross store. I've used it around the house in various settings. I think I like it best here in the bath.
A collection of slate blue, animal print and ivory towels add color to the garden tub. A printed shower curtain in soft blue, taupe, slate, gray and ivory was used to soften the window behind the tub.
I like to accessorize my vanities. I place family photos, candles and other favorite things close by to always remind me of the blessing of home and hearth. I still have a few small projects to complete - like painting the tray ceiling, adding a new overhead light fixture and medallion, and another source of storage. I also like to change my bedding and window treatments for the seasons. That is why I chose to paint the walls a warm neutral shade. It makes changing bedding and pillows on a whim easy. Once spring arrives I will do a quick change of bedding and accessories for a fresh, soft look befitting of the warmer months ahead.
This week on Carolina Panache, we will feature a "Junk to Gems" post showing how a cast away chest of drawers is changed into a "black pearl" of great price, The Cook's Corner where we will cook up some down-home flavor Mexican style, Outdoor Wednesday will take a stroll through the garden and Tablescape Thursday will take a walk along the beach at sunset. I hope you will join me. Until then,