My Reno-cation wrap up continues!
On to one of my favourite rooms – our master bedroom. My husband had just one teeny request: make it resemble a guest suite in Chicago’s W Hotel, where we had stayed during our engagement. Easy peasy, right? Ha!
Well, thankfully I had a few things going for me –
a) A spacious master bedroom
b) A cream couch without a home since we merged our living and dining rooms
c) The desire to add a touch of modern elegance to an otherwise boring bedroom
(Unfortunately, no mini bar.)
Aside from my beloved Urban Barn “Yoshi” bedroom set, my “before” look was sadly lacking inspiration.
Choosing a paint colour for the room was simple – I had my heart set on a smoky purple. It had to have just enough lavender to be pretty, but with a healthy dose of grey for an edginess that hints at contemporary styling. In other words, very W Hotel.
It took literally seconds for me to settle on Big Shot, #P5195-44. I’ve attached the paint chip here because I only had a chance to take pictures at night – and my camera’s flash pulled out too much gray from the walls, making it very hard to decipher the true colour. Now isn’t that the perfect smoky purple? It’s like PARA created it just for me!
And…ta da! (You may click photos to enlarge)
After Ryder had his little tumble off our bed, I decided to relocate the night tables for the time being – and was pleasantly surprised to see how well they work as side tables. The location of the sofa is perfect for lounging with a good book (and late morning sun), and is also practical for watching the tube (though we definitely prefer reclining on the bed to catch our favourite TV shows).
To complement the green in my duvet cover I purchased fairly cheap lamps from Bouclairin a jazzy shade of fern green – but once in the room, they suddenly took on a very chic and contemporary feel. Shh… don’t say a word, but they were just under $15 each (they still appear on the website as $44.99 each but were definitely marked down in-store).I bought the abstract picture of New York City, also from Urban Barn, some time ago… but could never find the right home for it. Now, I’m so pleased with the way the wall colour sets off the vivid strokes in the painting. Perhaps New York W instead?
All in all, we’re pretty much in love with our new bedroom. Although it may look a tad cool and impersonal, did I mention that we have the cuddliest duvet in the entire world? Lots of snuggle time!
Just a few more rooms to go! Next up on my Reno-cation wrap up… it’s Reid’s room!