Master Bedroom Refresh

It has been about five years since we moved in, but I had never quite finished our master bedroom design. I was always prioritizing other things and it sort of just got left behind. I am currently testing out the Reverie Adjustable Sleep System (my review will be up this week!), and getting a new bed gave me just the push I needed to spruce up my room.

My personal style is a mix of laid-back and ultra glam, most probably stemming from my California upbringing, I don’t like things that are too stuffy or ‘done’ looking.  So for the bedding I went with a washed linen duvet set in an earthy natural tone. It is also very light and airy so it is perfect for summer. Throughout the space I have mixed materials like metals, wood tones, and fabric.  At the same time I love luxe touches like brass, marble, and beautiful art and florals, which I added with the chandelier, table lamps, and decor items. Scroll down to see more, and all the way down to see the before!

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  1. Art – I personally love framed art prints, and this limited edition print caught my eye and was the basis for the new color scheme. An easy DIY I also like to do to save a few bucks on art is to buy my own frames from ikea or west elm, and frame pictures I take from pages of books and calendars, or even my own photos printed out.
  2. Rug – I moved this rug from our living room when we bought a new rug for that room. I love how it anchors the space and makes the room look more cozy.  Rug tip: be sure to have at least two legs of furniture on a rug, my preference is to have all furniture on the rug.
  3. Table Lamps – I liked how these nightstand lamps gave the room additional symmetry and a minimal vibe. Tip: for a more eclectic look, use two different lamps, or mount one lamp to the wall.
  4. Velvet Pillows | Center pillow on bed and pillows on sofa from Homegoods |  Maybe the most obvious on this list, but I have to include because I LOVE changing out pillows for a new look. I’ll swap living room pillows in bedrooms, really the possibilities are endless. I love how the velvet and beaded throw pillows add a luxe vibe to my washed linen duvet set.
  5. Throw – Every bed should have a throw blanket in my opinion. It is functional and it helps creates that covetable layered look. Mine adds a touch of Moroccan flare to my otherwise neutral room.
  6. Chandelier – We used to have a fan that we never used, and I’ve been wanting this light fixture for such a long time I finally found the perfect place to put it. It adds such a cool artistic touch to the room, and works well with the boho glam theme I have in my house.
  7. Duvet Set –  The natural washed feel of the linens make the bed so inviting. I also wanted to make sure to have a bed that was really plush and soft, so I bought a new extra fluffy comforter to insert inside. This duvet set has ties inside to grab the corners of the comforter – which is absolutely necessary – there is nothing that annoys me more than when its all bunched up on one side of the duvet.
  8. Nightstands– We needed some drawers because our old nightstands were overflowing with remotes, chargers, books, etc. However, I still wanted to keep the space open and airy, so I avoided bulky options in favor of these nightstands which have just enough room for our things, and a cool mid-century vibe that I love.
  9. Coffee Table |Sofa – things we already had in our room that I loved and wanted to incorporate in the design.

Here is what it looked like before:

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What do you think? I would love to hear your thoughts!

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In addition to fixing all the things that shouldn’t have even been broken, I’m also currently working on a few fun design projects - my powder bathroom remodel and my attic - soon to be dream walk-in closet ~ check my ‘home’ highlights for that as I’ll be posting a lot more soon, including drawings, swatches and all of that fun stuff! 
Side note: my shoes are mostly still in boxes that’s really why I keep wearing these same old flip flops! 😂
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  • Today’s look, wearing my new (to me) high waist vintage mom jeans that fit like a *glove* - swipe to see the 🍑 it’s so cute. Now off to see @kosexyhair_ to give this mop of hair some much needed tlc, color and finally a 💇🏾!
  • Yesterday I shared over my stories a recent bullying incident I had (still on stories now for a little while) and I am SO glad I did. What started as someone dm’ing me about Islam and nazar, ended up in a long hateful message criticizing everything from me being a housewife down to my makeup choices. I’m also a huge narcissist because I post pictures of myself, my family, and my home on my Instagram, and I should expect to get nazar (evil eye). Well here’s a selfie in response to that! And btw I’m going to keep posting pictures of myself because I’m ALLOWED to take up space in this world how ever I choose to. I wanted to ignore the message completely but the person was borderline stalking so I had to do something (and yes she is blocked and reported). The outpouring of support, encouragement, and love from all of you really meant the world to me. One person messaged me about how this type of behavior really stems from the patriarchy and as long as we as women are divided, we will never rise. We as women need to change this and instead of tearing each other down, actually be kind and gracious to each other because we are ALL in this together ❤️
  • A peek into my master bath since I still have those pretty roses from my solo trip to the French Market 🌸 I did a little shelf styling which I think makes the room so much cozier ~ I am focusing on the big design projects in the house now so everything I used to style the shelf (and the shelf itself) is stuff I already had, but I think it works - at least for now! #masterbathroom #onyxcountertop
  • Love him despite his terrible taste in hats 🙃 More Fourth of July partying today with family and old friends thanks to the amazing hosts Renee & Jason! (Tagged my suit, my shorts are Levi’s - thrifted)
  • Remember when a popsicle and sunshine was all we needed to be happy? Taking notes from baby girl this weekend...
  • Chlorine filled hair ✔️wet swimsuit ✔️no makeup ✔️sunburn ✔️
Yup! our #fourthofjuly celebration is going according to plan! hope you all got the day off and doing something fun today 🇺🇸🎇

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