Well, here we are on the tail end of our French influential series in which I’m pulling inspiration photos of rooms that have that rich taste of European elegance. As I mentioned before, these are not entirely French in fact, there’s some morrocan and even Asian influence to a couple of these but I thought the effect was stunning and needed to be included. Today, we are focusing on one of my favorite spaces to decorate: The Master Bedroom!
This is, in my opinion, one of the most important rooms in the house and yet it is often the most neglected. It’s a place that should be designed to be enveloping and a complete sensory treat, be it soft and soothing or warm and inviting. No matter what, it should invite you to rest, recharge and inspire thoughts of romance and quiet relaxation.
I think one of my favorite qualities about these rooms is that most of them incorporate elements of architecture to make up for the lack of it. The head boards, the canopies, they create a striking focal point that is complimented by soft subtle textiles that just beg you to crawl into. Stunning!
What do you think? Which is your favorite and why? Share your thoughts!
If you missed the previous posts in this series you can see them here, here and here.
This past weekend my husband, son and myself took a much overdue trip to Houston to see my family. We had such a great time visiting everyone, eating amazing food and hanging out at the pool with the kids. Everything was lovely until Sunday on the way home, our car broke down and we were stranded for a time on the side of the freeway. After a bit of deliberating, we decided our best option was to get a hotel for the night and take our car to the dealership in the morning to avoid another breakdown in the middle of nowhere, so we spent the night at a very comfortable Holiday Inn Express in Conroe, TX. This of course, was extremely exciting for our 6 year old who was too little to remember the last time we stayed at a hotel so he chalked it up as his first time. His unbridled enthusiasm about our unfortunate turn of events was inspiring to me so I decided I would look for the bright side of it all. Here’s what I came up with:
Mercedes Benz has the most amazing customer service. Free roadside assistance was a life saver and they even washed my car after they fixed the problem!
The Outback Steak House where we hung out while waiting for the car to cool down so we could get it to the hotel was Heaven sent, as was Travis, our server/bartender who could not have been more charming and gracious.
The Holiday Inn Express was comfortable and restful and gave us some great memories as we watched our son’s entire face light up when he realized there was a pool.
The next day, on the way out of town we decided we’d stop for lunch. We found the most amazing Mexican restaurant, Margarita’s, which we never would have stopped at otherwise due to the need to get on the road. Amazing when you’re forced to clear your day due to uncontrollable circumstances is often when you find the most amazing opportunities.
Even with all of the optimism though, there’s nothing like coming home no matter how good your trip is. Crawling into my bed last night was my favorite part of the entire experience and it made me realize how important the bedroom is. Why is it, it’s often the last room we pay attention to? I came to the conclusion that it’s going to become more of a priority so in honor of my favorite space in the house, I decided to find some inspiration photos to help me make it the BEST room in the house.
Gray and gold…you know me.
This coral is gorgeous and I love those round mirrors above the bed.
I can’t imagine anything better than being surrounded by books at night!
That headboard/mirror…seriously? I would never leave this room.
I’m obsessed with maps lately. I’ll probably do this in my son’s room but I LOVE the way this looks
And this is just sheer perfection right down to the simplicity of it all.
I hope you have a great day and a great night’s sleep tonight in your bedroom!
I know I will in mine.
(all images via Pinterest. Original credits found there)