New Additions to the Master Bedroom Suite

Master Bedroom Suite - pink dressing table, black lace, sheepskin

Master Bedroom Suite - pink dressing table, large mirror, faux flowers

There’s a lot to be said for taking time over a project. Especially if you are planning on living with the results for many years. It takes time for a scheme to mature. For it to evolve over time, move slightly sideways sometimes, and to find just the right accessories to bring it to life. When I first started planning the redecoration of the master bedroom suite at home five months ago, it did feature quite a lot of pink. I had two new very bold prints from Posterlounge that I wanted to use and a lot of existing and quite eclectic furniture. A bohemian styled room was obviously the natural choice, with plants and basket ware added to my existing possessions. I was also planning black and white walls and a touch of black lace to make it a slightly decadent and romantic space.

Master Bedroom Suite - pink dressing table, black lace, sheepskin

By December I had my black and white walls. And with a new mattress in place from Sleepbear, and all my existing furniture positioned, things were really starting to take shape. You can see that post here if you need to keep up. The basics had been covered but I still needed to accessorise, to bring that original scheme to life. And as things evolved, one of the posters went to another room, and the pink was toned down somewhat. The other poster is missing from these images as I still need to do some work on the chest of drawers beneath it. As I said, there’s a lot to be said for taking your time.

Master Bedroom suite, black and white walls, faux cheese plant, silver bedside table

So what have I been up to lately?

I found some black lace to hang between the bedroom and the dressing area. It just give a little bit of division and softness to what is actually quite a big room. It also has a practical purpose too. It’s hiding a radiator and zillion wall switches. I have to confess the jury is still out on it. The BF bizarrely loves it. I’m not altogether sure. Wasn’t it Coco Chanel who said that you should always take off the last piece of jewellery you added, before walking out of the door? Well, I think that black curtain is my last piece of jewellery.

Master bedroom suite - pink dressing table, black and white walls

By contrast, I am absolutely delighted with my new faux cheese plant from Blooming Artificial. It’s what you might call lush. Four feet high and bushy, it’s one of the best faux plants I’ve seen. And unlike a real plant I can move the branches around to close any gaps. In fact, at the top of the plant is a couple of bright green ‘new shoots’ emerging which adds to its realistic effect. It’s now sitting in a gold sequinned belly basket in a previously unloved corner, and is the first thing you see when entering the door. I love it.

Master bedroom suite, crisp black and white bedding

I also love my new bedding from Christy. The black edging around luxurious white cotton coordinates perfectly with everything else in the room. It’s from a new range and I knew as soon as I saw it that it would be a better choice than pink. It looks very classy I think, and goes well with my old animal print bedcover and existing cushions.

Master Bedroom Suite - black and white bedding, black lace curtain

Lastly, I’ve added some round sea grass mats. The room needed some more texture to soften the black and white scheme, and I needed something to reflect the belly basket in colour and material. They also cover up some of the large expanse of carpet that I’m not very fond of. And the dog likes them.

Master Bedroom Suite - pink dressing table, black and white walls

Now, be truthful. What do you think of the black lace curtain?

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11 Comments

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    Michele Heath

    January 15, 2018

    Couldn’t love the black lace any more. The whole is greater than the sum of its parts!

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    Stacey Sheppard

    February 8, 2017

    I love this room Carole and you can totally tell how much thought you’ve put in to it. I kind of like the lace, gives it a bit of mystery. I think you made the right decision to use less pink, it looks really classy. You and Kimberly are making me thoroughly depressed by my bog standard, totally unglamorous bedroom.

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      deardesigner

      February 9, 2017

      Aww, thanks Stacey. That means a lot. You’ll get round to the bedroom eventually – I think with two small children decorating the bedroom is the last thing on your mind. x

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    Karen - Making Spaces

    February 7, 2017

    Looks awesome so far Carole. I’m glad you kept away from pink bedding. That dressing table is the perfect amount! Am not sure about that lace. If it’s still jarring in another week or so, take it down and see if you miss it… And these faux plants are just getting better and better aren’t they!!x

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      deardesigner

      February 7, 2017

      Thanks Karen. Good advice. And yes! Faux plants are getting so much better 🙂

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    Oldfashionedsus

    February 6, 2017

    Ah I love seeing a room evolve! I like the black lace but don’t think I could live with it myself, tempted to suggest a beaded or fringe curtain instead xx

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      deardesigner

      February 7, 2017

      Thanks Susie. The jury is still out 🙂

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    Kimberly ~ Swoon Worthy

    February 6, 2017

    I think it looks stunning! I quite like the lace in the pictures – it adds a bit of a ‘boudoir’ vibe. I’d say leave it for a few weeks and if you still aren’t sure, then take it down! The whole room looks beautiful and I love your thoughtful additions. Can’t believe that plant isn’t real either! Definitely checking out Blooming Artificial! xxx

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      deardesigner

      February 6, 2017

      Aww, thanks Kimberly. Boudoir is what I was going for so I am going to leave it for a while. Yes! Definitely check out Blooming Artificial x

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    Michelle

    February 3, 2017

    I love your black lacy curtains!! It totally changes the room and adds that nice sexy vibe as well as a feminine touch. I would totally keep it.

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      deardesigner

      February 3, 2017

      Haha thanks Michelle. 🙂

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