We’re finally getting a little more settled into our new place, and I was able to snap a few photos of our master bedroom before I left town. Rather than waiting months for everything I have planned to come together, I’m hoping to give little progress reports along the way. Perhaps counterintuitively, the private spaces will be finished first as we are full steam ahead with both the master bedroom and our guest room. Many larger pieces of furniture for our living and dining take 2-4 months to be made-to-order, but textiles like bedding are usually ready to ship immediately. So satisfying!
So! I’m really happy with our first month’s progress. The master was pitiful for the first two weeks until my headboard and beautiful new Serena & Lily bedding arrived. There’s nothing like a tailored set of linens to instantly pull a room together. I always love stopping by the Serena & Lily shop on Sacramento Street in SF to browse their latest collections and often turn to them for fresh-yet-timeless decor for client projects. (Two of their beautiful Spruce Street sofas just arrived at a client’s house last week!)
This duvet and shams set, and these tattersall plaid sheets are so versatile, I’m excited to share the evolution of this space with you, and show several ways that they can be styled. Their linens are 100% cotton and also Oeko-Tec certified which means they’re free from harmful chemicals, and gentle on skin and the environment. Such a comfort given we spend a third of our lives in bed!
In its current state, the bedroom is very coastal and crisp, relying on my favorite color combo (blue and white) for everything from the bedding, lamps, and art. Gray Malin’s photograph of Capri was initially in the living room, but then moved up here when I saw how beautifully it reflected the blues in the sheets. (I suspect his piece may move again, it’s so happy and seems to look good in every room!) The head board is a basic queen upholstered headboard (exact version here) that I recovered with the vintage Indian silk quilt I had hanging behind my bed in my last apartment. This is such a simple way to give your bedroom a custom look. If you find 2 yards of a beautiful fabric you can easily do this DIY with this headboard, 1 hour, and a staple gun. I love the way it looks, but may swap it out for something different since the quilt is really delicate and now I’m worried it might tear or wear thin over time.
Lastly, I love the cozy feel the vaulted ceilings give the room, but think it need to add a canopy to balance the angles and create a relationship between the ceiling and the rest of the room. I’m hoping to do this right when I get back from my trips, so stay tuned for more as this room evolves. (Rather rapidly, I hope!)
Thanks so much for reading!