A few months back we decided to refinance our mortgage and take advantage of a very low interest rate. Part of doing so required having our home appraised and I nearly laughed out loud when the appraiser referred to our master bedroom area as the “master retreat.” While I’d like to think of it as a retreat, this is generally what’s going on in there while I’m conscious.
Does this look familiar to you? Some dog trampling, bed jumping insanity has been going on in my “retreat” on a regular basis. On the very night I took this picture my husband had headed out of town on business, it had very abruptly become fall here in San Diego and I felt a nice cold coming on. Awesome.
Basically, all signs pointed to my needing to reclaim the master bedroom, make it a place to find sanity and get it ready for the cold nights and mornings to come. Plus, I thought it would be neat to surprise my husband with a relaxing environment when he came home.
Nothing says “honey let’s relax” like a big fat American Express bill…not! So, while I’ve had my eye on one of the gorgeous beds at Crate & Barrel I decided to work with some things we already had and add a few inexpensive upgrades like some warmer sheets and accent items.
I put those cozy yet breathable fleece sheets on the bed and used some Standard pillowcases I had found on sale a while back to create a look of a headboard. I then spruced up a little sitting area for each of us on our sides of the bed. My husband got a sleek magazine tote for all his financial periodicals and I got a little basket to hold a few of the books I zip through like crazy. I also added a little graphic cutout trashcan on my side for the pile of tissues I knew I would soon be using.
I took a little break for lunch and thought it was odd that our dog was not at the table looking sad and hungry while I ate and when I returned to our room I realized why. Clearly he was feeling the tranquility of our upgraded room!
By the time I finished my mini makeover on the bedroom my cold was in full swing and boy was I glad to have a serene and cozy bed to kick back in for a couple of hours before picking Kayla up from school. I snuggled up and indulged in guilty pleasure #1, the Bravo network with an episode of Flipping Out. Jeff Lewis has the most amazing design sense and I hope one day he shows up at my front door. Until then I’m loving my little upgrades and our bedroom sure is feeling a lot more like a retreat!
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