I wanted something a little more stain friendly, but then got smart. What if he got the chairs he wanted and gave me full decorating power for the master bedroom? Miraculously, he agreed, and I went to town!
I already knew my color scheme - grey and purple. Pre-Pinterest (how did we survive without it??) I came across this photo and it was my inspiration.
I knew I wanted a bold yet warm shade of purple for the walls, and was searching for the perfect hue. I came across this post and fell in love with the Sherwin Williams Kimono on the walls. Up it went!
I also absolutely knew I wanted accent wallpaper on one wall - another reason I knew this deal had to be made! NO chance would Nate let me wallpaper in our brand new house without this deal! We spent quite a bit of time wallpaper hunting (which is actually really hard! Most are still old grandma wallpaper - that stuff still sells??). Finally we found the perfect paper at Lowe's, and up that went! We loved the result! I think Nate even likes it, though slow to admit it.
These pictures were taken when we did this project in June 2011. Here is a more current state of the bedroom. Yes, I know my cell phone pics suck.
We bought our furniture when we bought our house, and I thought I would love this bed. Turns out, I still respect it and it does the job, but my pillow gets stuck in the crevice between the headboard and mattress, and it is also a queen size bed. I am pushing 6' and Nate is 6'7" so we really could use a king size bed (understatement of the year). Plus, then this bed could be for guests!
I have been browsing for bed inspiration and REALLY wanted a canopy bed, but we have a ceiling fan in the middle of our master and that wouldn't work so well. Now I am taking it one step down to a 4 poster bed, and lusting after those.
A couple favorites:
I think this last one is my favorite at the moment. Alas, we do not have the funds for a new bed right now, but maybe someday!
Also on the list are curtains, lights for my vanity and a vanity chair/stool. The never ending list.
The Master Bath also came with my deal, and my wheels have been spinning! I am willing to be a little more collaborative with Nate on this room, however. More to come!