Saturday, August 3, 2013

Glamour Meets Spa Retreat Master Bedroom

When a past client contacted me to design her Master Bedroom, I jumped on the opportunity and couldn't wait to get started.  I updated her home a couple of years ago, which you can see here.  She was ready to update her "stuck in the 80's" bedroom to a restful, spa-like glamorous master bedroom.  She was looking for an overall feeling of peace and calm, with comfort and simplicity.

I can't believe I don't have BEFORE pictures!  Ugh!  I always take before pictures and this was quite the transformation, but I guess I was so excited to get my hands on this room, it slipped my mind. 
Before...the bed was placed where the dresser is now and the client's dresser at the time was where the bed is now.  So we swapped the furniture layout to make a clear path to the bathroom and to open up the space.  It feels so much bigger when you aren't walking into a bed as soon as you walk into the room!

There was absolutely no light in the space except for one window.  No overhead lighting, meant dark and dreary!  So I had 3 new can lights installed in the ceiling -- one over the bed, one over the dresser, and one over the media cabinet.  And they are all on a dimmer for night time reading or movie watching.

I took away a lot of the client's storage for a more simplistic, clean look for the room.  So I had to add some of it back.  This side table from was the perfect size with just the right amount of storage for all of her books.  I also added storage baskets from Home Goods at the bottom to hide even more books!

On the left side of the bed, there wasn't as much space for a large night stand.  And since I was going for a contemporary, stream-lined look, I opted for these amazing acrylic nesting tables from  They don't take up a lot of space, and they add to the repeating glamorous crystal look throughout the space.  I have been wanting to use these somewhere for a long time!! I LOVE NESTING TABLES!

Here are my go-to Goodwill books again!  By now, I use them in every room of the house.   The pottery is Nate Berkus collection from Target! LOVE!  And the faux plants were bought separately from Hobby Lobby.  A succulent and a little pop of color! 

There really wasn't a lot of styling in this master bedroom--no shelves to decorate, not a lot of table tops to dress, so I wanted to have grand artwork that would stand out in the room.  So just one large piece of artwork from Home Goods, of course, was all this wall needed.

Over the bed though, I thought we needed a little more sparkle and a grouping of artwork to compete with the scale of this large king size bed.  

I opted for these beautiful mirrored frames from Target (been wanting to use these for a while too!) and a FREE downloadable botanical artwork.  I found these from a super cute website called POPPYTALK.  

The botanical download can be found here.  There were 6 prints available to download.  I decided on the 3 with the least amount of color.  I just downloaded, printed on my computer with a heavy card stock paper, and fresh ink in the printer to get affordable artwork that looks amazing!  This may be my favorite part of the room. 

The dresser was simply decorated with more books from Goodwill flanked by these amazing onyx bookends in my exact color palette from Home Goods.  More Nate Berkus pottery, tall blue vase from Target as well, and of course a little plant from Ikea (my favorite accessory).

This client LOVES jewelry, so some extra special jewelry storage was in need!  This one from is great for storage and displaying all those family photos. 


The paint color is a soothing blue in Sherwin William's Quietude. This was picked to coordinate with the bathroom paint SW Sea Salt. Both beautiful colors for any room of your house. I have SW Sea Salt in my living room.

A lot of people ask me "What do I do with this hideous vent on the wall?"  Let's face it.  It's an eye sore.  Most of them are white, so they stick out like a sore thumb.  PAINT IT!  Go ahead and paint it to match your wall color and you won't even notice it there anymore.  

So there it all its glory!  I hope my client has many rainy days reading in bed and restful nights in her relaxing master bedroom! 

I hope Jessica Stout Design inspires you to do something new with your home today!

1 comment:

  1. Hi! I was wondering what size frames you used in this beautiful room design?


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