Friday, July 13, 2018

MASTER BEDROOM REVEAL // THE LOVELY COTTAGE

Happy Friday, babes - 

I hope you all had a great week!  I feel like this was one of those weeks where I intentionally made no plans and ended up having something every night anyways.  After the 4th being so crazy and hosting a lot that week, I intended on slowing down a bit, but that never seems to happen - annnnd I secretly love it.  Even last night, we had my in-law's and some of their best friends over for dinner to celebrate my father in law's birthday!  I always look at it this way - the more people that fill our home on a daily basis, simply creates endless memories.  We've only been in this house for almost a year and I'm already SO emotionally connected to it because so many amazing things have happened here.  I honestly believe it's my calling to gather friends + family around our table and just simply love them.  

Whew - that got deep really quick!  I was just typing away and it turned into my calling in life! :)  Haha, anyways, I'm so excited to share our master bedroom with you all!  A few things are still a work in progress (what isn't though, right?) and we're still planning to do a full home tour that will show you much more.  Until then, I wanted to go ahead and share a few of our favorite details with you!






As most of you probably know by now, when we initially found @thelovelycottage it was a 2 bedroom, 1 bath home.  Although it was old and needed a lot of work, we immediately fell in love with everything about the house - the charm + character specifically.  However, we knew it wasn't big enough for us to invest in long term unless we renovated and added on to the existing house.  We love a small, cozy home so we definitely wanted to keep the integrity of the house the same, but simply add a little more space.  So, after many meetings and a lot of prayer, we decided to go for it!  In total, we added on a laundry room, master closet, master bedroom, and master bath.  (As well as a hallway to the master suite + deck in the back.)  

Our bedroom is without a doubt my favorite part of our home.  I remember the first morning we slept here overnight and I woke up with the biggest smile on my face.  Nothing was on the walls, boxes were everywhere, and I think we slept with one blanket on our bed, but as I woke up and looked around - I was so proud of what we created.  It took 8 months and more prayers than I can count to get here and all I felt was grateful - and I still feel that same exact way today.

From the beginning stages of renovations, we knew this room was going to be a bit larger than the others.  We not only wanted to sleep in this space, we wanted to live in it.  From day one, I had three things on my list - tons of windows, a fireplace, and a big bathtub.  While J and I were designing the room with our contractor, he fought us a bit on a few of those things.  "A full wall of windows leaves no room for furniture" he said.  My response "I don't want furniture, I want natural light."  We didn't have that much furniture anyways because our old bedroom was so small, so we were able to compromise and reposition the room in a way that allowed for the necessities.  A bed, two nightstands, one small chest, and a big, WHITE couch in front of the fireplace.  Now, that's what I meant by live in this space.  I could just envision us curling up on that couch in front of the fire on a cold morning with coffee in hand.

That being said, we have 8 beautiful windows that fill this space and the light that pours in each day is everything.  I wouldn't trade it for anything!  It also gives the room such a 'grand' feel when you walk in and can see straight into the backyard.  (We have curtains, but our neighbors are really far behind us and definitely can't see in.  Plus in the summertime, there are a ton of trees that block the view of our home so currently from our bedroom you see nothing but greenery that serves as the best privacy!  Well that, and chickens. :)

Once the windows were in, the fireplace was taped out, and the sheetrock was up, we were able to start thinking more about interior design.  After deciding to go with cathedral ceilings (also one of my favorite decisions), we knew we wanted it to simply feel cozy and comfortable.  More times than not, all white spaces feel stiff and unlivable, but we had every intention of creating the opposite.  We painted the walls white, stained the floors dark, hung a huge (neutral) chandelier from the ceiling, installed a big marble fireplace with a rustic mantle (a tree limb from a tree that was on this property for years, but we had to take down for the addition), and the bones of the room were done!

From there, we knew the decor would bring all the cozy.  My decor style has always been neutral, french farmhouse, with a lot of texture, while keeping everything minimalistic.  We layered two rugs in front of the fireplace, hung long, linen curtains from each window, brought in THE white couch, and layered our bed with all white.  (I've always loved an all white bed!)

In a few of the photos above, you'll see our mattress that I have to take a moment and talk about.  Our friends over at Christeli (here in Greenville) were kind enough to gift us this mattress and it is everything.  We're literally obsessed with it and it makes this space even harder to leave!  We chose to go with the 'Madeline' for our new King size bed and it's absolutely amazing.  If you're in the market for a new mattress, I wouldn't look any further - their prices are great, the cloud topper it comes with is just that - like sleeping on a cloud, and their delivery was flawless.

On that note, since our bedroom is larger, we knew we needed to upgrade to a King bed.  We've always had a queen and although we loved how cozy it was, it simply didn't work well for our space. One of my very favorite decor stores, Celadon, in Charleston (and online!) and absolutely stunning.  Their store is HUGE and has so many amazing pieces of furniture + endless decor.  While we were there a few months ago, I found this matte black, farmhouse style bed that I instantly fell in love with.  With our room being mostly white, I loved the thought of the black rails making a statement and I also really wanted a footboard.  Done and done!  Plus, our last bed was upholstered and although beautiful, SO expensive.  This bed is not only beautiful, but such a great price point.  It completely makes our space and layered with the cloud mattress + all white fluff - let's just say I have a really hard time waking up in the mornings these days!

We added antique his + hers nightstands, a few lamps that really make the space cozy after dark, and a little greenery (we have three fiddles in here that love their lives with all of this light!) and this space was officially complete.  Although it's an addition to the house and a bit larger than the other rooms, the house flows so well from front to back by keeping the bones of the home consistent.  

It was quite the labor of love not having a place to call home for 8 months while we renovated, but I would do it again in a second.  Being able to look around and know we picked out every single detail and made every decision is such so fulfilling.  We've poured so much of ourselves into this house - labor, time, money, and most of all love and we are so happy here.

We'll be sharing more in the next few weeks, so be sure to follow along with us on instagram - @thelovelycottage!  Thanks so much for stopping by!  X.
M E G

SOURCES:
Paint Color: Polar Bear by BEHR
Floor Stain: Ebony
Mattress: 'Madeline' by Christeli c/o
Chandelier: Pottery Barn (on sale!)
Couch: Pottery Barn
Blanket: Hermes
Chest: Restoration Hardware
Nightstands: Family Antiques
Nightstand Lamps: Pottery Barn
Nightstand Frames: Framebridge c/o
Nightstand Jewelry Box: West Elm
Horse Print: Minted c/o
Bedding: Pottery Barn
Accent Pillows: Etsy
Full Length Mirror: CB2
Rugs: Anthopologie + Wayfair
Fireplace Chairs: Restoration Hardware
Curtain Rods: Restoration Hardware
Curtains: Restoration Hardware
Barn Door: Team Runion

MY LOUNGEWEAR:
Silk Shorts | Tank | Cardigan (on sale) | Glasses: Celine

7 comments:

  1. SO cozy <3 Absolutely love it! x

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  2. Oh Megan! You guys did such a great job!!! I feel you on the all white bed! It's my jam! Your space looks so cozy, very inviting and very lived in. I just want to take a nap on that fluffy, beautiful white couch!! I can see it now, falling sleep on the couch (or bed) while watching a show with a crackling fire in the background on a cold day. Mmmmm...

    She Sweats Diamonds

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  3. It looks beautiful! I can't wait to see more of your home tour, and how this room connects to the rest of the house. I'm in the midst of a big renovation (a townhouse in Philly, quite different!) and really want to do as many windows as possible in my master bedroom. I love how you used small chests on either side of the bed which allows more storage than a small nightstand. Totally going to copy that!

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  4. Okay so cool and comfy! I'm obsessed!

    Briana
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  5. Your room is beautiful! Where did you get that natural looking wood lamp on the dresser? I love it mixed in with the other design elements

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  6. can you share where you got the antlers/wreath?

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  7. I love I! So beautiful with the white and dark accents. My fave is all the natural light!

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