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Modern Luxe Sitting Area April 13, 2010

Filed under: DIY,Home Decor,Master Bedroom — trntm @ 11:49 pm

Our bedroom is still on its journey towards becoming a luxe sensual modern bedroom.

Our bedroom is huge, think 15′ x 16′ of hugeness. Our closet is also huge (we could fit a twin bed in there and still have plenty of room) and our bathroom is another study in vast amounts of space.

We’re one of those families that don’t suffer from too much stuff and lack of space, but too much space and lack of stuff. This is only compounded by my constant purging of items we don’t need or use as well as my affection for small space living and thus treating our house as if we live in a tiny boat.

Ok, back to the bedroom. Our queen sized bed is at one end of the bedroom and there is a huge area at the other end. I decided to make that into a bit of a relaxing sitting area for the hubby and I to chat, which will be especially helpful once kids come around and we simply want to be able to hear ourselves think.

Let’s take a tour of the sitting area, shall we?

The leather chair, a steal at $25 from Garden Ridge’s Clearance center. It was missing a leg, I replaced it with a $3 birch leg (I can’t find those straight legs, anyone know where to find such legs?). You might also recognize the peacock pillow from the bed, which has migrated to soften up the masculine chair.

The grey asymmetrical chair, a craigslist find at $83 is huge. I can crawl up in this chair and still be comfortable. It get’s a neutral pillow to tie in the carpet color.

The chairs are sitting on 1.5 yards of fluffy fleece. Yes, as in the fabric. I simply tossed it on the carpet, placed the furniture on top and poof-instant rug. Not bad for less than $10.

An IKEA table sits in the middle holding a faux rosemary topiary and three pillar candles…not! Those pillar candles are actually empty cans with floating candles-clearence at Hobby Lobby-on top. I’ve been debating spray painting them silver-again-or covering them with wrapping paper like the vases. However, the whole fire issue comes to play.

Behind the chairs is the tea station, which hasn’t been used. Maybe it has something to do with the fact there are no tea cups there. The table started as a floating shelf and I added birch legs from IKEA. Originally, I covered the table in woven bamboo placemats when the room was a zen retreat, but easily removed the placemats for the current silver to shine through. I thought about painting the legs grey, but left them birch to further tie in the carpet color.

Above the tea station lies a lovely plain mirror. I have two ideas about the mirror. Idea #1: frame it out with molding. Idea #2:  add two more mirrors, one above and one underneath and then frame it out with molding. What do you think?

The bedroom still has plenty of room to grow. The wall with the new “wrapping art” still needs the addition of something else to take up the huge expanse of space on that wall. There is another blank wall opposite that wall and I still need to sew grey curtains to add to the neutral curtains for the windows.  I have a TON of grey fabric, about 25 yards left, that I can still use, so maybe I should just drape a wall in fabric 🙂

What three words would you use to describe your bedroom?

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2 Responses to “Modern Luxe Sitting Area”

  1. greeneyedsims Says:

    I would do option #2 for the mirror. Go big. Your bedroom is really coming out nicely! I love the seating area.

    My bedroom I would describe as comfortable, functional, and safari-like. It has a more safari-retreat kind of feel going on. I haven’t changed it out in years 😛 It has some moderate animal print going on in there. Nothing too bold or loud, just calming. I like it.

  2. Futuremama Says:

    LOVE IT! it’s coming along great!! Thanks for linking up!! I LOVE your fabric for rug idea, it’s GENIUS!


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