RECENT WEDDINGS, FAMILIES AND PORTRAITS
We were over at Brandi’s cousins place (Charlynn & her husband, Dave) for dinner a while ago. We got talking about their bedroom, and how unwelcoming it was. They were having the toughest time choosing what they wanted to go in the room… colors, furniture, artwork etc. All of it was so overwhelming that they just kept putting it on the back burner. Enter, me. I jumped on the chance to undertake the project, and to my surprise they agreed! They gave me a budget, a few likes & dislikes, and sent me on my merry way.
Did I really just sign up for this mammoth project? Yes, and don’t forget we’re expecting in 2 weeks too (6 weeks when the project began), so the nursery needed
finished started. I always bite off more than I can chew. No turning back now – let’s do this. A month of spending, buying, returning, re-thinking etc. and the weekend arrived – ready for me to get in there and transform the space. Actually, one of the biggest transformations was the floor. Long before the project started, the decision was made to rip out the old carpet and install a beautiful new floor. I have to say, the flooring is what makes the room. It just wouldn’t look the same with old carpet. By the way, everything but the flooring (and bed frame) was a complete surprise for both of them. They didn’t know what I was putting in the room until it was complete.
Reveal day made it all worth it. First of all it started out with brunch – not just any brunch, but the brunch of all brunches! Add to this an outburst of happy, excited tears, followed by a tall glass of champagne and hugs all around. Worth. Every. Penny.
So enough of my rambling. Here is the master suite! (Sources and closing comments below photos).
Turned out pretty amazing right? Clean, fresh, and just the right amount of blue. I did my best to balance feminine with masculine, to appease both Charlynn and Dave’s taste (it was a challenge!)
I do need to thank a couple people tho – I can’t take all the credit. Tara Shumyla (a friend of ours) was the brains behind the drapery. I wanted two-tone panels, a specific length, & black-out. She did not disappoint! With left-over material she even made a throw pillow for the bed! Thank you Tara! Another huge shout-out to Darcy Casper for hanging the wallpaper. I think everyone hated me on wallpaper day… so sorry to put you through the mess! Amazing job tho – thanks! Dave’s dad Kim get’s applauded as well – he painted walls & trim. And one more. Julie and Eddie from Home Outfitters in South Edmonton Common pulled a few strings for me to get an awesome deal on the bedside tables. Not only that, but their kind & cheerful personalities were a bonus. Great gals – thank you!
Bed frame: Joss & Main Bedside Tables: Home Outfitters Light Fixture: Home Sense Tall Mirror: Ikea Bedding: Joss & Main Bedside Mirrors: Home Sense Curtains: Ikea + Home Sense DIY (Tara Shumyla) Bed Pillow: DIY (Tara Shumyla) Armchair: Ikea Armchair Pillow: Home Sense Side Table: Target Lamps: Home Sense Bench: Target Dressers: Ikea Wallpaper: Bouclair Paint Color: Fluffy Slippers (Lowe’s/Valspar)