Friday, September 30, 2011

Roomspiration Master Bedroom Day - Link up HERE!


The day has come to show off your...

*****MASTER BEDROOMS***** 

...in the Roomspiration Blog Hop!

Roomspiration

And the crowd goes wild! 

Well maybe not, but I am thrilled to be hosting Roomspiration today and can't wait to see where you fabulous bloggers lay your heads each night!

But first I'd like to share our master with you...

Background: Hubs and I bought our first house last summer - a 1960 brick ranch to be exact. We are only the second owners of our humble abode, and we've been dedicated to fixing it up "one room at a time", hence my tagline. 

keys please!
Our master bedroom was high on the priority list. We wanted a relaxing and stylish place to end our nights and start our days. We started with this... 


Tan walls, brown floors, brown baseboards, brown window trim, and yes that's a very blue bathroom you see there. But don't worry we've already fixed that issue... 


Sorry, I digress...

One of the first things we did (before we moved in actually) was have the original 50+ year old hardwood floors refinished and stained a darker color... 

Fast forward a little and we were freshly moved in... (newly stained floors and all)

But still a lot of work ahead of us... 


Next step: Paint


Then we tore out and replaced all the trim, baseboard, and interior doors throughout the entire house. What a difference that made in itself! 



 Now it was time for a design plan. Our master bedroom needed a statement piece, an element of drama, if you will.
And I knew just what I wanted to do....


Hubs -- making it happen! 

Safety first!


And before we knew it After a lot of hard work
we transformed our master bedroom from this...

BEFORE

To this...

AFTER

BEFORE 

AFTER

I wanted the headboard to be tall tall tall, and when I saw this fabric at Brentwood Interiors I knew the scale of the pattern and pretty ivory and pale grey colors would be THE perfect covering. This fabric was the jumping off point for the entire room.

As a former equestrian, I love my iron horse head. It was a recent find at a Homewood antique store while visiting friends in Birmingham. The silver boxes were a wedding gift and the silver scalloped bowl is Julia Knight - a bridesmaid gift from my bestie.

One of my favorite corners in the house.

Childhood nightstand, frames from Marshall's, lamp from Homegoods.

The shams and duvet are from Pottery Barn. The grey throw on the end of the bed is from Overstock. The front pillow was from RuLaLa.

Custom roman shades in a gorgeous ivory linen - lovingly crafted by my mother-in-law!

The dressers are from Ikea (Edland series). I was instantly drawn to the color and romantic curve of the legs. I changed out the knobs (Lowes). The mirror was bought from an antique store while in high school - I remember begging for it!

Candlesticks and frames are from Homegoods.

The white frames are PB, the gold frame is from Ross, and the ornate wooden details are from Southeastern Salvage. I've been on a mission to adjourn our home with more photographs. I wanted our wedding photos to take center stage in our master.

I'm obsessed with my little chandelier from Overstock. Hubs put it on a dimmer and I just love the soft glow and touch of glamour that it adds in between our closets and leading to the master bathroom.

I hope you liked your tour of our master bedroom just as much as our
little pooch loves all that white bedding! ;)

All after photos courtesy of {Candice Lynn Photography}.

 Now it's your turn!

DO YOU HAVE A MASTER BEDROOM YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE?

1. Link up a current {or a previous} master bedroom post below. We can't wait to see it!
Links for all rooms will stay open until October 14th.
2. Add the Roomspiration button and link back to this post or on your blog to help spread the word. Others surely won't want to miss this blog hop!






3. You can link up as many rooms as you'd like! The more the merrier!
4. Don't forget to check out all the other fabulous rooms that are linked up. 
Maybe stop over to say hello at a few, don't be shy! 

*Make sure you're a FOLLOWER of Just a Touch of Gray and LINK UP BELOW!*

54 comments:

  1. Absolutely stunning! Love everything from the headboard, chandy, to the bathroom. Wonderful makeover.

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  2. What a great transformation - you guys did a great job, a true collaboration. I'm loving that pretty light fixture - thinking I need a little bling in our room too but maybe in our next home. We actually didn't do the whole replace the doors and closets until recently (WHY??!!) and it makes such a HUGE difference. Great job - have a wonderful weekend!

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  3. Your master bedroom has gone through such an amazing makeover. I LOVE the new headboard!

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  4. Your Master bedroom is lovely. That chandy is to die for! Great job!

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  5. Oh my. I am seriously having a crush on your headboard. The fabric, the shape, the height... its PERFECT. Thanks for hosting!

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  6. Gorgeous! I love the new headboard, and the chandelier...well everything of course, but I'm not surprised. Fabulous transformation.

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  7. I just LOVE that headboard! The proportions are perfect- it's such a statement in your space! I also love the little hallway to the bathroom- the mini chandy is so romantic. GREAT job!

    abodelove.blogspot.com

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  8. Oh my goodness. That is one gorgeous space. I would love to have white bedding but there is now way I could trust my dog not to jump on it and destroy it.

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  9. I love your master bedroom! You guys did such a good job. It really is a beautiful room. And that headboard! WOW!

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  10. I'm excited about today's party because I've grown tired of the paint color in my master bedroom and look forward to being inspired!

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  11. Your bedroom is beautiful!! Great job and thanks for hosting the link party!

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  12. The headboard is gorgeous!

    www.idesignlove.com

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  13. Very very beatiful bedroom. Love the headbord, the colour paint, the chandelier! Thanks for hosting us all!

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  14. How beautiful! It looks so peaceful and inviting :)

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  15. Thanks for hosting the party. I'm a new fan. Your bedroom/bath looks so nice it made me not want to link mine. Wowza...that headboard. Gorgeous.

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  16. Your bedroom is beautiful. The gorgeous headboard is truly the dramatic focal point in the room. Well done, you guys!

    Have a lovely weekend!

    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  17. The piece that you are using for the sink in the bath is AMAZING!!!! love it!

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  18. Just beautiful! You must be so happy with your new room! I love the Edlund series from IKEA and now they are discontinuing it. :( The benches at the end of the bed are a great touch, I love that. Thanks for joining up with me on this crazy idea of Roomspiration! So glad to have met you and your blog! Hope your Roomspiration day is a blessing to you!

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  19. Gorgeous transformation in both rooms! Love that headboard! I'm a new follower. Thanks for hosting!

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  20. Oh my goodness, this is totally unreal. The transformation is amazing and absolutely stunning. I love it all. You definitely have fabulous vision to do such a transformation. Beautiful room and bath. Thanks so much for hosting. Hugs, Marty

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  21. Absolutely stunning room. The lighting, the headboard and all the personal, meaningful touches are so amazing..you and your husband work so well together and accomplish so much - great job!

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  22. Amazing transformation! I love that you replaced the doors and trim. Perfect place to start. And, wow, what a great neutral design. Love that headboard!

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  23. Love love love the darker wood floors! And the rest of the colors in your room feel so relaxing. Very nice!

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  24. Your bedroom is so peaceful and elegant! I love the little touches like the horse head and your photos. :)

    Thanks for hosting, and happy weekend! :)

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  25. So excited to see your bedroom reveal! I'm drooling over your fabulous headboard. The whole room looks A-M-A-Z-I-N-G

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  26. It really is REMARKABLE to see how transformed your bedroom is! The bathroom is beautiful. You did an amazingly professional job and must be very proud and happy!

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  27. Hi there- Great transformation!! Love what you have done with your room!! I am a new follower of your blog and linked up my French Cottage Bedroom! Would love for you to stop by and link up to Feathered Nest Friday at my blog sometime too! :) Nice to meet you!

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  28. What a stunning transformation! Absolutely gorgeous!

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  29. Hello!!! That is gorgeous. Wow. I love your headboard and you have inspired me to get cracking on ours. I am just in love with every detail of your space. Love the gold skinny mirror above the side table as well. BEAUTIFUL JOB>

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  30. Ok, first of all, I love that head board your husband made! The fabric is to die for. I must have it. Ha ha!I pinned it.
    Your bed room had quite a make over. The molding and new doors alone would make a big difference.
    Just beautiful!

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  31. To echo everyone else - I love that headboard! The whole room is gorgeous - love it. :)

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  32. Your masterbedroom is beautiful, and I LOVE that headboard...GORGEOUS!
    Thank you for hosting!
    Hugs,
    ~Wendy

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  33. Thanks for your sweet comments on my bedroom. Yours looks amazing! I love the bedroom and bathroom transformations - and your headboard is DIVINE! Amazing scale and pattern. Thanks for hosting!

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  34. I love how you stained the floors. Beautiful room! Thanks for hosting.

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  35. Rachel, thanks for hosting the Roomspiration link up and checking out my post as well. I absolutely LOVE your headboard, by the way. And that chandelier is GORGEOUS! AMAZING JOB!

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  36. I love your headboard! I'm making one for our guest room that is very similar. I'm totally bummed that our master isn't done yet so I can't join the party. But thanks for hosting. Tons of inspiration.

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  37. Hey, thanks for the sweet comments on my blog! I am in love with the shape of your beautiful headboard - what a great job!

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  38. Gorgeous! There's nothing I don't like - it's a complete inspiration from top to bottom. I love it!

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  39. Rachel, I love how your master turned out - the headboard is beautiful, along with the chandelier, the bathroom - the whole nine yards! Hope you are enjoying it! Thanks for sharing....it's so much fun to check out everyone's rooms for inspiration :)

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  40. That is an incredible transformation! I love the colors and all the details. Thanks for hosting today!
    -Shelley

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  41. wow what a transformation! i could totally get my beauty sleep rest on in there! love!

    ashley over @
    {hookedonhickory}

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  42. i just looked over all these comments, and i see the ones i left never made it! please don't think i would link up and run...i promise i attempted to leave comment after comment, and they weren't showing up. i was afraid you'd have a million from me if i kept trying, but didn't realize you were seeing them.

    your space is fabulous-those dressers don't even look like the same ones ikea sells, i love the knob change out you did. your colors in here are fabulous, too.

    thanks so much for hosting, and yeesh, i at least hope this publishes!

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  43. Rachel,

    Thanks so much for hosting this room linkup for Roomspiration! I love your bedroom and it's clear you and your husband have a knack for DIY'ing ... so I'm very happy to also be your newest follower!

    Robin
    happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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  44. Great, great job... The details are perfect. I hope you enjoy mine, I have already shared it.
    Inês
    perfect-home.blogspot.com

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  45. What a beautiful room! I'm so glad I found you through Courtney's blog today! Your table was amazing that she featured (:

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  46. Rachel, I'm making it to this Master Bedroom Link Party at the very last minute. On your hosting day it was my Son's Birthday & my room wasn't quite ready. However, I did write this about you on that post: "You will be incredibly impressed with Nashville’s own Just a Touch of Gray’s Master Bedroom. It was been a delight to become acquainted with the beautiful Rachel. You can tell she and her husband have already created a beautiful family together. The presence of children do not make a family. The marriage union of man and woman begins a family. I love to see how she & her husband work together on their projects. Their Master Bedroom is another example of their brilliance in restoration of their home and decorating. My favorite is the last photo with her adorable dog. You will have to go there to see it! ;)" Have a great weekend!

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  47. Oooops! That was supposed to be "It HAS {not was} been a delight..." lol I edited the post version on my site. :D

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  48. I am looking for a perfect grey for my bathroom. Can you share you bedroom color please?

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  49. Some architects don't consider this when they design the home, but hopefully there is one or inner walls that will work, without blocking the entry to the room. I personally only have two walls where my king- sized bed can be placed.

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  50. Just found your post! I have been looking all over for a dresser from the Edland Series from Ikea for my mom. I can't seem to find it...and Ikea doesn't sell it anymore. Her favorite part of the white drop knobs from them. Do you still have the original knobs from your dressers?

    It'd be great if you could let me know. Email: JeanineGlennPhotography@gmail.com
    Thanks so much!

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  53. its a great job, its amazing place to get relax, some architect didnt think about this before.and your blog is very nice.. and I try to make blog like yours. http://get-master-bedroom-ideas.blogspot.com

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