Monday, April 7, 2014

Beach Cottage: Master Bedroom Before and After

At long last, I have a few minutes to share some of the 'before and afters' upstairs.  That's certainly the area with the most dramatic change in the house - thanks to the addition of the all new 2nd floor.  And the master bedroom is the centerpiece of that change!

But it wasn't easy.  We started with this awkward space.  No headroom (yes, I am tall.  But seriously, that's a low ceiling!!).  Tiny windows.  No bathroom on the 2nd floor.  And it was really, really dark - thanks to lots of pine paneling and a couple of wimpy lights.
Plus, there was this awkward dormer area,over the staircase where you had to twist and turn to climb into it.

Once we ripped off the existing 2nd floor, we were able to install a new rafter system and dormers that created the large new space with fabulous high ceilings.  Wow, what a change!

And with the addition of 7 (really, all in one room!) windows, this is a bright open space.  The main space currently has a queen sized bed, but there is plenty of room for a king size as well.

Since the ceiling is so high, we needed a really tall headboard, so I made the velvet tufted headboard - see here for instructions.

The sitting area has room for a cozy chair or a desk space.

I'd love to show you the 'before' master closet - but of course there wasn't one.  Now we have lots of room for hanging clothes as well as these custom built ins for shoes, sweaters, etc.

And the piece de resistance?  The master bathroom.  Starting with the marble mosaic on the floor, the bath has beautiful finishes.

The shower sports a seating area, marble compass rose and glass doors.  There's also a laundry closet, ready for stackable laundry units.

So now that it's done, what do you think?  Is this a room you could relax in?

Chandelier - Murray Feiss Arabesque
Bedding - Pottery Barn Sammie Duvet & Shams
Window Treatment Fabric -  Anne Selke Home
Lamps - Target Threshold
Round Table - Simply Home
Paint Color - Sherwin Williams Rice Grain (used throughout the house)
Master Bath
   Vanity - Foremost
   Toilet - Toto
    Shower - Maax, Toto, Moen

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  1. Both rooms are lovely. I especially like the floor in the master bath. Marble is so pretty and timeless. Can't wait to see more! Judy M.

  2. Where is the rug from? this is my first visit to your blog and it is exactly what I've been looking for (at least based on the photo)

    1. Isn't it a great rug? It's from Pottery Barn Teen. Just one word of caution. The chunky texture looks fabulous, but it's a nightmare to vacuum! I think that's why I found it on sale :-)

      Thanks for visiting the blog!

  3. Wow, it looks amazing!! I love the color combo you chose! :)

  4. Which house is this? I tried to tell from pictures but I would love to see the outside. We have a very small bungalow in SOPO that we are getting ready to renovate. The second floor is even worse than this one was. But we don't want the outside to look strange when we are done.

  5. Never mind! I think I figured it out. Looks amazing from the outside!

    1. I love when people answer their own questions!!! It was house #5. Good luck with your reno. It's a lot of work to transform one of these places - but so worth it when it's done!!


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