Today, we’re finally sharing our master bedroom refresh reveal as we team up with some of our favorite bloggers as part of the Summer Nights Blog Hop.
A special thank you to Cecilia of My Thrift Store Addiction for hosting this event and for bringing us all together!
You can find our Spring Nesting Blog Hop post here, if you missed it.
If you’re coming over from Shelley’s blog at Calypso in the Country, welcome, we’re glad you’re here!
A Look Back…
The master bedroom is one of those spaces that has changed pretty drastically over the years. Several years ago, it looked like this….
Then we decided to install board and batten and add a fresh coat of paint to the space as part of the One Room Challenge.
Truthfully, we were in the midst of what can only be described as epic grief given my grandparents passed away during that time about 36 hours apart.
The master bedroom looked like a construction zone and so did the rest of the house.
Despite our grief, we had no choice but to finish it. And as you can see, it greatly affected our color choices because everything felt like a snug little cave.
A Fresh Start…
While those color choices served us well for many years, we’ve been itching for a fresh start lately.
Specifically, to create a master bedroom refresh with a light, bright and airy feel incorporating subtle pops of color.
Thankfully, my bestie S found this beautiful Waverly fabric a few months ago which gave us a great place to start.
The master bedroom is truly one of the most lived in spaces in the house and it has been multifunctional for years.
For example, it’s one of the only places to watch tv. We use this dining room hutch turned library hutch to watch movies and catch up on our favorite shows.
Eventually, we’re hoping to replace the hutch with a fireplace and mantel, but we ran out of time and have turned our attention to much needed hurricane prep.
The master bedroom also doubles as a workspace in the middle of the night while struggling through bouts of insomnia.
In addition, it’s the perfect place to snuggle up while recovering from surgery, fighting a cold or the flu,
taking a mental wellness break,
or needing a soft place to fall from everything that’s happening in the world right now.
Small Changes Big Impact…
We’ve really enjoyed getting back to a slower pace of life this season and I know so many of you have too!
Most weekends we open the windows and let the coastal breezes flow through the house while listening to the birds sing.
It smells like a fabulous mix of salty marsh, lavender and summertime which feels like a small but necessary luxury these days.
Of course, there are always things we’d love to change. I got a new sewing machine earlier this year and have been learning how to sew again. I’d love to make some slip covers with a slight ruffle for the leather club chairs.
That said, even changing small things like repainting the dresser and creating the European farmhouse mirror makeover helped to create the light, bright and airy look we originally envisioned.
Celebrating Summer Nights…
I think sometimes we think we have to have it all figured out before we start decorating our homes. We really don’t though.
While it definitely helps to have a vision, there is something to be said for allowing a space to evolve over time. A space that can change as you change and rises up to meet your needs no matter season of life, you’re in.
My hope for all of us this summer is that we continue to take the time to slow down. To enjoy each other’s company and find ways to contribute to making our communities a better place.
To spend summer nights laughing over board and card games, gathering around the table to share a meal together, making s’mores around the firepit or cozied up with a good book and simply allowing ourselves to revel in those things that are most important to us.
We’re never going to get this time back, so we may as well make it count.
Be sure to check out my sweet friend, Kelly, at The Tattered Pew next and don’t miss all the fabulous summer nights inspiration the rest of these ladies are sharing as well:
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