To the left of the living room, enter our master suite.
I use master suite loosely here because this wing of the house is really 2 bedrooms split by a hallway and a bath in-between. If we had a teenager, there would hardly be any privacy for the master, but for now, and probably if/when we have very young kids, it is perfect. I love that we can close the door to the living room and have our bedroom and bathroom connected. Matt makes fun of me calling it a master suite and when he sets the alarm at night he says in a robotic voice “master suite secured.” : )
To the left…the master
To the right…the spare room
And straight ahead… the bathroom
This bathroom isn’t grand (no separate shower + soaking tub or dual sink vanity like the house of my dreams would have) but it’s perfectly fine as far as older bathrooms go. I love the dark floors and our aqua walls. The wheatgrass is from Crate + Barrel!
We chose to go with a free-standing TP holder, which I like a lot. Often the wall ones become loose and this one is movable if you like.
Our towel hooks are working fabulously. I very much love that there is no folding or wrapping the towels over thick bars. And I think their symmetry looks even neater than a bar. The rose hooks are a splurge from Anthropologie!
Our shower has a great curved bar that came with the house, so it feels spacious. And the stall is nice and bright white. The suction holders are from Bed, Bath and Beyond. I’ve found that the kind you lever on suction the best. Both of these are securely holding.
Lastly, we have an awesome closet in the bathroom! It holds everything from bathroom cleaning supplies to beauty products to medicines to toilet paper. I painted the shelves white when we moved in, so it’s nice and crisp.
To the left of the bathroom is the master bedroom. It’s part of the “bump out” in the front of our house, so it’s a nice size. It faces east and gets great morning light too!
Our bedroom furniture is the Pottery Barn Farmhouse Collection – it cost $4,000.
JUST KIDDING! It’s actually a look-alike and came from World Market. I found a 40% off coupon on any item in the store back in 2005 and I went 4 different times to get all 4 pieces in the set. We paid only $850 for everything – two nightstands, one big bed, and our dresser. It was definitely our furniture steal of the century!
The bedding IS Pottery Barn and was part of our wedding registry! Love it.
The dresser houses all of Matt’s non-hanging clothes and miscellaneous colognes and jewelry on top. The mirror is Crate + Barrel and was a wedding gift from Larbs + Matt!
To the right of the bedroom entrance, I have a little chest from my grandmother. It was made by her great grandfather in the mid-1800s! The vase on top was also hers – a Van Briggle. I store overflow jewelry in the chest.
Further to the right, I have an IKEA mirror and bench – good for putting on shoes or standing on to reach up high in my closet. I’m not too happy with the curtain length, but I might change that in time.
Above the mirror I hung two personal pieces – a dress that spells my name crafted when I was born and a silhouette of me from when I was young.
I heart my closet. It’s IKEA Pax and was so fun to design. It fit perfectly on the far wall of the room.
Everything but a few off season items (which are in the spare room) and my dresses (which are in the main master closet with Matt’s clothes) fits very well in all of the fun compartments. I also have my boots elsewhere, but the bottom drawers hold all of my shoes.
Matt has all of his clothes (+ my long dresses on the far right) in the main closet. As you can see, there’s even more room to grow into above the shelf.
Exiting the master and down the hall you enter the spare room.
AKA, the Bear room!
Hopefully someday this room will house kids. I thought about turning it into a sweet office, but I wouldn’t want to get too settled and then have to move out when the time comes, so it’s kind of a room in limbo for now and serves as an extra guest room.
You’ll find a twin bed
And empty antique desk
A couple of chairs painted by my grandmother and a couple of bears
And a near-empty closet with my boots and super off-season clothes.
Back in the hallway, exit the master suite back into the living room.
Bedroom Paint: Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 Zero VOC in eggshell matched to Benjamin Moore Veranda View
Bathroom Paint: Sherwin Williams ProMar 200 Zero VOC in eggshell matched to Benjamin Moore Tranquil Blue
Trim: Sherwin Williams Duration Low VOC acrylic latex – Extra White
Master furniture: World Market
Closet: IKEA Pax
Twin bed: World Market
Bathroom rose hooks: Anthropologie
Bathroom wheat grass: Crate + Barrel
Towels + bedding: Pottery Barn
Chest, desk, bench, chairs, oriental rug, rocking chair, quilt – inherited