Done and Dusted: The Master Bedroom Revealed

By | August 27, 2013

I’ve never got to grips with my own DSLR so recently when the situation arose to get some snazzy professional shots of the house, I jumped at the chance. master bedroom fireplace

Adam from Rock My Wedding is a dab hand with his camera. After a week of intense DIY, scrubbing, tidying and ‘editing,’ our cottage was ready for its close up. The result is a mighty fine set up of images courtesy of Mr Crohill.
I’m splitting the images up room by room so that I can devote a post to each room. First up, the Master Bedroom. Upholstered Headboard

I recently shared the inspiration behind this room; a wish to recreate the tranquility and elegance of a White Company brochure.

Firstly we painted the walls in a slick shade of Dulux Trade Super Matt White (not the brilliant white stuff). The result is a flat bright finish without any hint of blue. It looks fab any time of day but especially in the evening sun. Thanks very much to Doris from Diary of an Interior Novice for her suggestion. white walls

Next I layered up the bed with crisp white sheets from BHS and a textured natural throw from TK Maxx. The waffle cushions are from Wilko ( always worth a look – they have some gems) and the beautiful dandelion cushion was handmade by Thread and Ink. The cherry on the top was the bargain headboard from eBay which despite the price is really good quality . Neutral Bedside Table Mis-matched bedside tables flank the bed; one from a shop in Hove and the other inherited when we bought the house. The vintage sconces from Uppingham Antiques add a dash of glamour to the room.
I framed Lexicon cards (picked up from eBay) in inexpensive frames, just in case we forget whose side is whose…
On my side the pretty star dish was picked up from Le Petit Atelier de Paris (a must visit shop if you’re in the Marais area). You can read more about Mr C’s side here. Lexicon card and ring dish We’re lucky not to need wardrobes in this room so furniture is kept to a minimum. I found the little linen cupboard in Homesense and my beautiful Love Tub was a present from Mr C from Oliver Bonas. Even though it’s probably only been sat on about five times it’s one of my absolute favourite possessions! The smashing sparkly sequinned cushion was a gift from my Mum.
Love Tub As you may have noticed, the chimney breast is a little unusual and so wall hangings were a bit of a challenge for this space. Rather than go for anything rectangular I opted for a circular sunburst mirror from Angel at My Table. side view of master bedroom

In the fireplace sit two painted candlesticks, picked up on an early morning jaunt to Battersea Car Boot Sale a few years ago. A very good friend sprayed them white after their previous black gloss incarnation jarred with the room. The mantelpiece is painted very simply with Dulux White Satinwood and I’ve kept it really minimal; framing a hand typed extract from our wedding readings (Union by Robert Fulgham), one of the Eiffel Tower trinkets that adorned our wedding tables and some gorgeous roses in a mason jar. Union Robert Fulgham with Eiffel Tower

Clustered on the linen cupboard is a striking framed love print and a custom Em Dash Paper Co print featuring a few lines from our wedding vows. My Dipytique Baies candle was a very generous present from my in-laws and it smells divine!
I’ve used an Anthropologie hook as an impromptu wardrobe to nonchalantly hang up a linen nightdress. linen cupboard corner with Baies candle

Finally a few wedding photos and framed anniversary cards are dotted around the room too, as well as the stunning Jessica Durrant print, ‘Evening Rapture’. roses and rapture

I love a ‘before and after’ so here’s a before shot (estate agent photo) of how the room looked before we moved in. It was sweet enough but I’m really pleased with the calm and serene sanctuary we’ve created. before and after master bedroom

I’m even more pleased with how the images have worked out! I’m looking forward to sharing more with you very soon x

For more of Adam’s work, be sure to visit the Adam Crohill website.

16 thoughts on “Done and Dusted: The Master Bedroom Revealed

  1. North Leads To Home

    Wow! What an incredible transformation. I love the calm, understated feel of this room and how its the little trinkets that add elegance and charm. That Love Tub is amazing too – what a great statement piece! I can’t wait to see what you’ve done with the rest of the rooms!
    KiKI

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  2. Emma

    Wow, it looks so fab Lauren! I have been pinning away like a mad thing. I really love the mirror and the linen cupboard (not to mention the touch of sparkle with that fab cushion)! xx

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  3. KarenAnita

    I really love what you’ve done with the room. It’s so subtle but welcoming and comfy looking! Fab pictures too :)

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  4. Nicky

    Oh Lauren, it’s gorgeous. So chic! Literally love every piece. I am a newcomer to Homesense but loved my recent trip there – and I’ll be scouring the stores for a cutesy linen cupboard now! xx

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  5. Rebecca Hughes

    I really love abefore and after shot … and what an after!

    Such a peaceful room with great attention to detail. I absolutely love it!

    Eagerly awaiting the next instalment!

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  7. Kat

    Loving the headboard – would you mind sharing where you got it from? The entire room is just gorgeous and great inspiration x

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  8. Kat

    You should get commission on these…just ordered mine. Thank you very much! x

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