Every New Year I get the itch to begin a renovation project… This year I was given the perfect opportunity by Ballard Designs. When asked if there was something I would like to change in my home I immediately thought of my Master Bedroom.
Don’t get me wrong, I love my bedroom. As a matter of fact… I had everything picked out for this space long before we first moved into our new home 10 years and I’ve been so happy with my choices I haven’t felt the need to make any changes.
After the 10 year milestone however… I decided that maybe it was time for a change. It was Ballard Designs afterall… Change was long overdue.
Those who know me well know that I have had a love affair with Ballard Designs for as long as I can remember. Opening my catalog as soon as it arrives is always an event and on those days you can find me absorbing every last detail…
Once I decided to switch things up I began looking at the bedding. I didn’t take long making my choice. I knew I wanted a relaxed atmosphere so I stayed with the calming spa blue family that Ballard Designs is well known for.
All I needed was my husband onboard for a little painting project to help complete the look I desired.
To be honest, my husband nearly died when I told him of my upcoming weekend painting plan. Poor guy, it really is a large set of furniture but once I explained my vision for the space, he was all in. His initial hesitancy can be understood when you see how large our furniture set really is. The espresso grouping consists of a king bed, two large bedside dressers and an armoire. I know what you may be thinking… why buy such a large matched set? It may not be very ‘designer-like’ of me but with our room size taken into consideration as well as the busy patterned drapes and duvet I wanted to use, it was perfect. The dark contrast between the espresso furniture and wall color were exactly what I had been searching for at that time and more importantly? I was able to snag all pieces for a steal. My husband also loved the masculine style and with the sale price taken into consideration and a new house to fill… it was a go. ;)
Finding the perfect white paint color for my furniture wasn’t difficult once I narrowed it down to the cooler color tones. I chose Sherwin Williams’ Elder White in a satin finish in the end and I’m thrilled with how it looks against the Silver Sage painted walls. I decided to lean toward a complimentary soft look with my bedding as well by choosing the Jardin Toile bedding and drapes. The delicate pattern of the design is not only one I love but the spa color matched my walls perfectly. I added the Halle Pickstitch Quilt and shams and layered everything with the Casa Florentina Washed Linen duvet and shams in white. The texture of the linen is extremely soft.. I was thrilled with the personalization aspect so I included this feature on each linen piece as well. I’m a monogram fanatic and this bedding looks even more classic with the style and the silver metallic thread color chosen. Love it!
I replaced my Audubon bird gallery wall above my bed with the Paris inspired Coretta Wood Fragments. I needed something that brought the eye upward yet offered texture and dimension. Remaining in the same white color family, the intricately scrolled crest design of each of the 3 fragments helped me achieve the look I craved. They are both classic and unique and have become a definite new favorite of mine…
Aside from my new bedding and art from Ballard Designs I found new lamps to create more of a ‘wow factor’ on my newly painted dressers. The bases of the lamps weren’t exactly what I was looking for so I touched them up with Ceramcoat Metallic 14K gold paint to add a bit of richness and luxe that I felt complimented the wall color. I followed suit by using the same shade on my RH black iron drapery rods and also touched up my new cabinet and armoire pulls. I then kept going and painted the edges of the large wall art holding the lyrics to our favorite Van Morrison song. It moved the piece from more of a rustic look to a more elegant level that I loved I’m a little paint obsessed if you haven’t already noticed… ;)
The gold accents brought about an entirely different look and my walls seem a different color with the introduction.
It’s amazing what new bedding and painting can do to transform anything. My furniture, now painted, has a completely different look and texture which leads me to see it as an entirely new set. Keeping with the two toned color direction with my new bedding, drapes and art makes me feel happy and relaxed. It’s now more of a soft, spa-like atmosphere in my bedroom and one I know we will enjoy for many years to come. I’m so happy to have been nudged by Ballard Designs to move forward with making new changes to our Master suite… I now have a gorgeous and serene space that I can look forward to retreating to at the end of a busy day.
Have a great week! xo