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House Reveal: Our Main Bedroom

The main bedroom is has always been my go-to space for relaxation. Here’s a look at all the details…

The main bedroom is probably where I spend most of my chill time after our kids have gone to bed. Whether watching TV (yes, we have a TV in our bedroom :P), reading a book, or just decompressing from the day, it’s always been my go-to space for relaxation. Here’s a look at all the details…

Calming blues and greens were the focus for this room which can be seen in the wallpaper and headboard. Here’s a peek back at the design plans and the process….

Photo by Bethany Nauert. Sources: Custom velvet headboard designed by Cleo Murnane, Vapor Wallpaper by Calico* (in cirrus), Ledge behind headboard Arrow Paint by Portola* (in Royal Satin), Wildwood Double Articulated Sconces by Cedar and Moss* (in gloss white and brass), Panthea Nightstand by Lulu & Georgia* (past season), Bedding by Blockshop Textiles (past season), Kaya 3-Piece Ceramic Planter by The Jungalow (in coral stripe), White Stacking Planter from Urban Outfitters.

Cleo and I were very inspired by retail and hospitality spaces and the playful work of designer India Mahdavi for the headboard. It uses 3 shades of blue/green velvet for an ombre effect and spans the full wall behind the bed to serve as both a headboard and a visual focal point. To add a flat surface where art could be added, there is a built-in ledge behind it painted in a silver metallic color to compliment the iridescent, watercolor-like wallpaper.

Photo by Bethany Nauert. Art: Original Work by Carolyn Gavin, Yellow Print by The Marbles Framed by Simply Framed* (in gallery white), 16th Century by Rosha Nutt Framed by Simply Framed* (in gallery white), Tout Est Magique Print by Hotel Magique, Framed by Simply Framed* (in gallery natural).

The art is a mix of original paintings and prints that add pops of color while pulling in the blues and greens of the room. While the art appears to be leaning on the walls, they are all actually hung and secured at just the right height to still give the “leaning” look! With Earthquakes in California, we can’t let anything just lean against a wall to play it safe!

When choosing side tables, I have learned that I always need a side table with a drawer. I love that these have both an easy-to-access open shelf plus a couple lower drawers to stash things away out of sight. We also added reading lights on each side of the bed in case one of us decides to stay up later and needs the extra light. I loved that we could build that into the wall so that the bedside light doesn’t take up the majority of the side table as they often do.

We’ve installed these Brilliant smart panels throughout the house which connects to our lights, door bell, and front door locks. The panel allows us to dim lights, create specific light settings, answer the door, and more. We have one in our main bedroom and a few others in major rooms in the house.

Photo by Bethany Nauert. Sources: Custom velvet headboard designed by Cleo Murnane, French Pleat Drapery by Blinds.com* (in helena ice), Oversized Metal Double Curtain Rod by West Elm (in antique brass), and Round Metal Curtain Rings by West Elm (in antique brass), Panthea Nightstand by Lulu & Georgia* (past season), White Stacking Planter from Urban Outfitters, Bedding by Blockshop Textiles (past season), Palm Springs Throw Blanket by Kitty McCall, Vapor Wallpaper by Calico* (in cirrus), Ledge behind headboard Arrow Paint by Portola* (in Royal Satin), Wildwood Double Articulated Sconces by Cedar and Moss* (in gloss white and brass), Ceiling Paint by Clare* (in timeless), Ceiling Terra Surface Sconces by Cedar and Moss* (in bone).

The window in this room is very large as it opens up to a small balcony. Therefore, we needed something that would provide full coverage while being easy to open and close to access the balcony. We worked with Blinds.com to have custom curtains made with two layers—one sheer and one with black out backing. The sun comes in very strong through this window, so the blackouts help not only for those early mornings but also to keep the room from getting too hot in the afternoon when the sun is blazing in.

Photo by Bethany Nauert. Sources: Basi Bed Frame by Article* (in oak), Maya Feldspar Mica Area Rug by Calvin Klein from Wayfair* (in Beige/Ivory).

We love this simple platform bed and how it goes with anything. When it comes to bedding, I have a few sets that we rotate between. The pink one shown is the boldest for sure and gives the room the most contrast. I also love neutral bedding here, too, as there is plenty of color in the space already to shine.

This bedroom has just enough space for all the things we need. In many parts of the country where space isn’t as much of a premium, the main bedroom is often a large suite that could accommodate a desk or additional seating area. Rather than having a large bedroom, I opted to use the extra space to make my dream walk-in closet (that reveal coming soon)!

P.S. See all house posts right here!

Credits:
Reveal photos: Bethany Nauert
Progress photos: Lily Glass
Design: Joy Cho with Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus
Styling: Cleo Murnane of Project M Plus
Architecture: Project M Plus
Construction: Boswell Construction
My Dress: Vintage

All furniture and materials sources noted within captions below photos. *Indicates an item that was designer discounted or gifted to us in exchange for coverage on Oh Joy. All opinions are my own. Please leave a comment if we missed anything you would like to know the source of!

16 comments

  1. Super cute. But can we see the rest of the room? Just showing the bed. What about the window? Across from bed? Layout? Closet and bath? Revealing the bed we already saw. But again super cute!

    1. Hi Jill- The closet and bathroom are coming in a few weeks and each get their own room reveal! More soon…

    1. Me too!
      Nice inclusion of Eagles colors 🙂
      Love the idea to change up the bedding…I love the saturated pink and purple here, and can see the calming neutrals giving the serene vibe to the blues and greens. Great way to have variety as part of the plan! Thanks too for showing how to meet needs and solve problems (I’d welcome the problem of a blast of morning light from a window wall balcony)
      Romantic, soothing, playful <3

  2. Pretty colors, and I love the cat on the bed. Sweet!

    For some reason, I dropped off your email list and just received the “what you may have missed” email today. How long has it been since I saw your blog? It probably happened when your blog redesign went live. I hope I get your daily emails again!

    1. Hi Molly! Thanks so much! Also, we’ve transitioned from the daily email to the weekly “in case you missed it” for blog posts, so glad you’re on that list and those should keep you updated on that weeks’ blogs!

  3. You’ve inspired me with the color of your bed linens! My husband will just have to tolerate a pink bed. 😉 Can you please share – where is your bed mattress from? Is it firm?

    Thanks!

    1. Hi Maileen – your husband will end up loving the linens 🙂 The mattress is from Stearns & Foster and it is amazing! We have a post about it coming soon!!

  4. Love all of the house reveals, but agree with the above reader that it would be great to see the rest of the room! I felt the same way for the living/ family room and dining room reveals – every photo seemed to be generally taken from the same side of the room and I didn’t feel like we were getting a complete glimpse. Otherwise, great work!!

    1. Hi Sarah! Thanks for your comment! There are some parts of our home we are keeping private (hence you might not see every angle of the room :). Thanks for understanding!

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