Master Plan and Inspiration

Inspiration struck at Club Monaco...

Our master bedroom has been bothering me for a while.  It feels like a hodge podge of leftovers.  And it doesn't feel like us, in fact I shut the door when people come over because it's not a reflection of my style and I don't want anyone to see it.  I'm not even ready to post a "before" pic for the same reason.  So to get the ball rolling on solving this problem I started a Pinterest Board called Master Overhaul, you can find it and follow it here.

I use Pinterest for brainstorming and inspiration and it helps me with direction.  When I can see everything I'm considering in one spot and at the same time I can make decisions without having to purchase anything.  So, it was happening, I was beginning to find a way to marry the unchangeable parts in our room: the cobalt tile in our bathroom, our red leather chair, silver bed, white dressers and my night stand area.  The look of the room below seemed to be the most inspirational image I could find.  I like the chambray sheets, the overall presence of white and cream and the touch of floral.  This room is a great balance of masculine and feminine.  I also liked the dark walls but I wasn't sure if I could do black...

Then I walked into Club Monaco and saw this "navy black" accent wall, I knew this could be our wall color.   It would look great with the cobalt blue tile in our master bath!  I also loved the touch of floral here and it reminded me of a duvet I'd had my eye on... and so it all came together.

Here's the Master Plan:


Paint Color: I asked the manager of Club Monaco and she said Raccoon something and I found it!   (Benjamin Moore, Raccoon Fur, 2126-20)

Touch of floral for color: I thought I'd said good-bye to floral 6 years ago but I think I need a little bit back in my life.   The plan is to fold this duvet at the end of our bed and use when we get cold.  It's from Urban Outfitters, it's a great price point and I'm so impressed! (Romantic Floral Scarf Duvet Cover, Urban Outfitters)

The Main Bedding, A White Quilt:  This was a splurge, I've been waiting and waiting for it to go on sale, but Nordstrom Triple Rewards days did me in.  It will arrive next week, love the circles! (DKNY 'Pure Romance' Quilt, Nordstrom)

Sheets, Chambray Looking:  Nate Berkus has a set of Chambray Sheets in his Target line and there is a price cut so I thought I'd try them out.  And if I like them, I'll mix them with these Ralph Lauren blue and white sheets, also on sale for just one more day!  (Nate Berkus Sheet Set, Blue, Target and Lauren Ralph Lauren, Villa Martine Queen Sheet Set, Macy's)

Bed Skirt, Linen:  If you follow TITYN on facebook then you know there was a 20% off sale at Serena & Lily and I ordered this Linen Bed Skirt.  It arrived today! (Linen Bedskirt, Serena & Lily)

As everything arrives, I'm getting excited!  Here's a peek into the future:

And I don't know what I'm going to do about a rug.  That big purchase will have to wait a little bit.  Stay posted for a reveal as soon as we get this room painted!

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  1. love it. thank you

  2. Where'd you get the striped rug??? :)

  3. I CANNOT wait to see this progression. I want that duvet so bad!

  4. Happy y'all like it! I posted the rug to the my Pinterest board "tell it to your neighbor" You can get to it by clicking on the P icon in the right hand column. Thanks!

  5. Love the floral duvet. This is gonna be pretty!

  6. That's how I feel like our game room. I actually can't stand being in it because it feels like the leftover room. I SO need to tend to it!

  7. I meant to type "about" our game room rather than "like" our game room. haha

  8. I love your plans for this room! I too have found inspiration for a room from a place 'outside the home' and find it hard to find all of the pieces I want.