The last corner in our bedroom is so close to completion and I couldn’t be more happy with it. You all know I am a 85%er. Like projects get to the 85% mark fast and furious and they look pretty darn good but that last bit….IMPOSSIBLE. It’s like pulling teeth to get the photo in the picture frame and the frame on the wall. Or I make do with the ottoman that is too small or the wrong color because I plan on changing it but then NEVER DO. Well….I’m here to report that our bedroom reveal is within reach and I am loving it.
So I thought I would give you a sneak peek before the final reveal of our space and show you this corner of our bedroom before I put the last picture in the frame. That’s weird I know….but so am I.
Here is the way you may remember our corner…
Sounds about right.
And now our corner is looking so much better….
We worked with Modsy (click here to read about that amazing service) to render what it would look like with picture ledges and a new dresser and I said that I thought something big over the dresser would work well. So glad I got to see it in the 3D mock up first because it really inspired me to get on it!
Speaking of picture ledges….these ones we got at Ikea – they are the four foot length versions but I have the Pottery Barn ones too and the difference is for the Pottery Barn ones, they have a recessed area in the back that has a french cleat and the Ikea ones have holes that you drill through and you can see the exposed screw. If this makes a difference to you or you hate seeing the screw head, then yeah…the PB ones are for you.
For this area, we didn’t care about the exposed screw heads, we knew that they would be loaded down with pictures and so off to Ikea we went…
Yes, my kids are exactly like me and climb into the display beds. My kids love the children’s section at Ikea….it’s almost weird how much home decor makes it on their christmas list 🙂 But seriously who could argue with that face even if he requests a monster duvet in July.
Once we got home, I had Jeremy put up the ledges and I tried to figure out the picture frame sizes before we ordered artwork.
I knew that I wanted a mix of light and bright frames so the two styles of frames that I went with were the ever popular Ribba frame from Ikea and then a brushed gold frame from Target. Both of these come in multiple sizes and yes, Sherry (my BFF) and I obsess over the gold ones.
Since my top shelf was close to the crown molding and I wanted to leave an equal amount of room on the top as the bottom, those frames ended up being smaller. This method of planning is really helpful because nothing is worse than putting all the art in a frame to realize that the frame is too big. So plan out the frames first and then order the art.
Speaking of art….I literally was in heaven when shopping for this room. I knew that I didn’t want pictures of the kids blown up on my wall….some of you may disagree…but I like our master bedroom to not have any kid photos prominently visible from bed….where the magic happens. If you don’t understand…ask someone else why 🙂
My absolute favorite is the Mothers Embrace from Minted. Its a water color that I think that any mom can relate to. And I love dark moody scenery prints…the cloud one on the bottom shelf was a MUST and then the other one is called Night Clouds and I swear that is exactly what it looks like here at night.
The blue one reminds me of cells (I was a bio major in college and had my head in a microscope quite often) and how beautiful even the most simplest creations are. This is one that I knew that I would be hard pressed to find a perfect frame for so I ordered it with the frame.
And then the circle one reminds me of a thing I read once….how life is like a circle…with repeating seasons and how when we are young, our circle is full of new colors and experiences and then as we get older our circle gets bigger and how we come to realize that our job is to pass that wisdom along. I have no idea what the artist was going for that piece but this is what it reminded me of.
The little I LOVE YOU art is from Will. He painted it on a poster size piece of cardboard and I shrunk it down to keep it forever.
I have one more frame and I think I am gonna try to find one from our wedding that I can make look a little artistic for that frame.
Next to the shelves, we ordered a fiddle leaf fig….the one I wanted in this post. And yes, it is more glorious than I had expected! It’s the perfect height and despite a busted shipping box, it was in perfect condition. I think I’m still figuring out exactly how I like the branches and leaves (you bend them into place)….but seriously….no watering, no fig drama, no worries. Because you know if you are on Pinterest that a real fiddle leaf fig is more drama than a real pregnant Italian housewife. Oh the irony in that statement.
I did snag the basket because the base of it looks ridiculously small.
And it is the perfect balance to my shelves. Plus this space needed some kinda life….Bear lounging all over the rug doesn’t count 🙂
As for the other wall, we were able to get a new matching dresser (it is the bigger version of our nightstands) and I know the debate….why go matchy-matchy? Well the answer is simple…this space is open to another room – the sitting room – and so there is a lot of stuff going on. A lot of furniture. A lot of finishes. A lot of decor. I tend to clutter things up at times…and a quick and easy way to reduce the visual stuff is make major pieces match. So I chose to do that here. I get that a bedroom suite isn’t for everyone…and it’s not en vogue right now…but it totally works for us.
For over the dresser, I knew I wanted something big and the most important thing to keep in this space from before was our vow artwork. I made this artwork a while ago and it has our wedding vows. Look at how sentimental I am!
The room also needed a little more light on this side of the space so I brought in this simple white lamp. I just snagged it from our guest room and switched out that one for another light. Look at how thrifty I am!
I didn’t have a lot of wall space left (what with that giant fiddle leaf fig and the vow art) but we absolutely needed a wall clock before baby girl Bower gets here….for whatever reason, having a wall clock helps me stay awake during night time feedings. I track nursing sessions better and it just makes for an easier newborn-at-home. This modern one from Target was a great fit.
We first held it up with the vow art centered but it was all sorts of wrong.
Jeremy just scooted the wall art over and then held up the clock and things made more sense.
On the dresser, Jeremy only wanted one thing….the white noise maker. He can’t sleep without it. We used to have a big disgustingly dusty box fan. Then we upgraded to a big disgustingly dusty standing fan. And now we have the worlds smallest little pretty white noise machine….which has like a million different white noise versions in it. And now I am finally an adult.
I like that the top of each are similar in shape but they obviously aren’t the same.
Here is that corner from afar….
That’s our little corner update! We actually want to move the rug down a little after seeing our rendering but that might have to wait because it requires two strong people (not me) to move the rug and one person to lift the bed and one person to lift the mattress. So yeah….maybe in 2029 when all my boys are huge, they can move it for me 🙂 But I appreciate everyone that weighed in on that.
And because I know a million emails are coming…the wall color is Benjamin Moore Metropolitan Gray and the ceiling is Benjamin Moore Hale Navy. And here are the links to all the things….
Wish me luck with the last 5%! Happy hump day!