Reno Reveal: Master Bedroom

Ready for another Renovation Reveal? 

I know its those heinous Before photos that keep everyone coming back. 
I swear, I look at them and honestly feel my blood pressure rise a bit. For those of you who have asked, uh, no, we will never, ever do this again. 

So, our Master Bedroom before was small, had really ugly carpet, an odd shade of tan on the wall and the signature death trap windows that can be found in in the house. It's not a large room and we considered re-configuring the floor plan to create a master suite in another area but alas, the budget decided that one for us (a big fat no).

Suprisingly, we do have an en suite master bath. It's not big by any means but the fact that a house from 1960 has an en suite is somewhat like finding a unicorn smack the middle of Midtown Manhattan. The bathroom will have it's moment in the sun, mostly because we chose at the last minute to save a bit of cash and only do cosmetic upgrades to the space. 

sweet photog skills, steph.

Here's the Master mid-Renovation:
(you're actually looking at the master, hallway, what was the doorway to another bedroom and what was a hall closet - all demoed away and resting peacefully in renovation heaven) 

 If you remember from the baby's bathroom reveal (you don't, it's cool), we smoothed out the angles of the hallway and gained a foot or two in some of the bedrooms - the master snagged the most and actually gained enough room to create a small walk in closet. Bonus: we were also able to cram our king sized bed into the room and still have room to walk around it. I really didn't think that would happen.

Ok ready to see the After?
As always, all photos by Christa Rene Photography and all sources listed at the end!

I have a love affair with white bedding but no longer buy any of it from higher end retailers (for the record, any that I did own from a higher end retailer came into our lives thanks to wedding gift cards). My Amazon Duvet Cover and Euro Shams are the jam. Super soft and a great price point and if the baby barfs on them then so be it.

The sea fan art is DIY and so easy. 
I won't publicly acknowledge where the coral is from (my husband has a habit of pocketing items off of the beach during our travels like a small child) but you can snag it from any cheesy beach store. I spray painted the coral silver and hot glued it to the back of the cardboard that came in the frame. The frames are from IKEA and the entire project took 2 minutes. 

My little trinket box holds the baby's hospital bracelets and his first curls from the big haircut last week.

All of the flowers in this post are from Trader Joe's and were artful chopped and arranged by moi.
Try not to be too impressed.

And yes, we have a giant TV in our bedroom.
 I don't care what the marriage pros say, it makes us both so happy. 

We've been rocking the IKEA Hemnes collection in our Master since we got together. 
And, we bought it used. 


The dresser is actually still mostly holding up and changing the pulls out here and there keep things spicy. 

One day I'd love to change out the side tables to mirrored chests but (shocker) my husband thinks the mirrored pieces would be too girly. He's probably right, but don't tell him I said so.

My wedding day perfume is on display and even sometimes gets used! 
(I mean, not usually, but whatever) 

sneak peek of the master bathroom:

Ok, there she is! I have to say that I love the wall color in this room - so bright and crisp. As usual, I went with a grey in the blue family and this is a new fave. 
Let me know if I missed anything or if you have any questions! 

Wall Color: Ben Moore Ice Cubed Silver 
Headboard: Wayfair
Pin Tuck Bedding: West Elm
Down Comforter: Pottery Barn
Euro Shams and Duvet Cover: Amazon
Sea Fan Art: DIY
End Tables: Ikea
Lamps: Home Goods
Trinket Box: Home Goods
Jewelry Stands: Home Goods
Silver Frames: Pottery Barn
Dresser: Ikea
Dresser Pulls: Amazon
Floor Mirror: Ikea
Curtains: Ikea
Curtain Rods/Hardware: Ikea
Tray: Target similar and on clearance
Throw Blanket: Lily for Target similar  


  1. Its dreamy! I love that you have such great photos of your home! After putting so much work into it... its a great idea!

  2. Now I want to eat in your kitchen and crawl into your bed. I mean that's not weird right? I'm not a spooner so hopefully you don't mind too much. xo

  3. I too love white bedding! We also have IKEA furniture and I'm not ashamed ;). I really do need a headboard though! Another great reno!

  4. Looks great for having to work with a small space. It's hard to tell from the pictures, where did you squeeze the closet in? Crown moulding looks nice too!

  5. It's so beautiful! Once again, you did not disappoint. Are the three square pillows in the back West Elm too? I love the look of giant square pillows in right in front of the headboard. But my husband might lose it if I add more throw pillows to our bedding....

    1. the pillow inserts are from IKEA and the shams are the euro shams from amazon!

  6. YES! Love the wall color too. And used IKEA. And tvs at the foot of the bed. And the fact that a small room makes the TV feel closer. Yep. Shameless.

    PS we have been known to take large, heavy coral rocks home from the Bahamas. Oops?

  7. Beautiful room Steph, I love the colour of the walls, I might have to find a UK equivalent! We have identical Ikea Henmes drawers and beds in both of the girl's rooms - they are great!

  8. O..M...G for GORGEOUSNESS!!! Our master bedroom has been the LAST on our list and this just made me bump it up. This is what a master bedroom should be. I'm going to come over and snuggle under that white cloud of pretty. Don't worry, I'll bring wine and we can surf social media and watch Big Bang. ;)

  9. I absolutely love it, and laughed while scrolling through bc it looks EXACTLY like ours!! Which we just redid and I'm going to share photos of this week! Great minds style alike, right??? xoxo

  10. I love how light and airy it is! You're making me rethink my darker gray color choice now!

  11. The dreamiest space, your white sanctuary!! And those frames are amazing x


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