How is it, I thought, that of all the rooms in the house, our master bedroom still looks like an afterthought? I realized it was because I hadn’t found the right style, color, or pieces that would satisfy the demands of both a “His & Hers” aesthetic. It had to be beautiful enough for me, yet masculine enough that my husband wouldn’t think he was sleeping in a Rachel Ashwell room. What I really wanted, naturally was way to expensive (ah, if only I’d been born rich instead of beautiful!). The white rosette bedspread from Anthropologie. You know the one, right? It was about $300 and I would already be over budget – see below.
But, my budget hovered around $300 (not $3,000!) for Cal King size bedding (always more expensive). Six window panels for three windows, king size sheets, accent pillows, the right mirror, oh, and that pesky pink, white and green striped headboard (On sale at Overstock for $25 each. I put two twins together to equal a King size headboard) that I had yet to cover. So here’s how I got an A+ bedroom we can both live with:
Vintage French Mirror: Tony’s Second Hand Shop, Newark NJ $20
French Grey Window Panels (6): Marburn Curtain Warehouse $16.99/pair = $51
Accent Pillow: Target on sale $7.99
White “Rivulets” Duvet Cover + 2 Euro Shams : Target $69
Silk French Grey & Crème runner: Home Goods$59
Flokati Rug Round: Borrowed from another room.
Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic French Gray Sheets: Target $62
TOTAL = $262
So far I was at $262, I had everything I wanted, except the headboard slipcover. I dreaded sewing that one! But then I got an idea, I picked up two French Grey shower curtains at Marburn warehouse for about $20 each in a gorgeous silk with rosettes. This would be the headboard slipcover. I placed it on the headboard, folded it over like wrapping a package, and then used a light upholstery stapler to fasten it in place. And, voila! Pretty pretty, right?
This is a little French picture I found at a flea market. I repainted the frame with a few strokes from the Benjamin Moore Blue Lapis sample I had laying around.
Perhaps the most fun I had came when I wrapped the brown and crème lampshade in an exptra curtain panel and then secured it by tying it up in a pretty bow. Kinda like my marriage to Michael. Gosh, I love that guy and I was happy to give our bedroom the happy ending it deserved. We now sleep contentedly and peacefully in these calming surroundings.