Farmhouse Master Bedroom Reveal

I have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.

I recently shared my design inspiration and a sneak peek of our farmhouse inspired master bedroom here on the blog and I'm even more thrilled to show y'all the entire room now!

Where should I start? Hmm, let's start at the beginning, shall we? Our master bedroom was pretty much a mess before. No not literally a mess, but from a design standpoint, it really, well, kind of had no design lol. My husband purchased a cozy new mattress for us last year, but up until a few months ago, Bella was still (sort of) co-sleeping on an extra twin sized mattress on the floor next to our bed. But after she finally moved into her own big girl bedroom recently, I knew I wanted to make our master bedroom a cozy and special place for my husband and I again.

IN with all of the new white furniture and textiles and OUT with all of the other stuff (the hand me down dresser, extra twin bed, our old squeaky bed frame, etc.). My design and decorating goal was a farmhouse look with a touch of minimalism and just plain COZY. Cozy is a word that I like. A place where my husband and I would want to hang out with each other after we put Bella to bed at night. Where we could talk about our days together and sit and read or browse Pinterest together (which we do quite often).

And I'm seriously so in love with this "new" bedroom of ours. It's the same bedroom we had before, but it doesn't feel or look like it at all! It's beautiful, relaxed, pretty, comfortable, and yep, you guessed it... cozy. Every time I walk into or past our bedroom, it just gives me the happiest feeling. Goodness, I even enjoy folding laundry now because I get to spend a little more time in our bedroom! And even though Bella doesn't sleep with us anymore, it's the most special thing when she sometimes crawls into bed with me in the mornings to snuggle.

The Kylie Bedroom Chest and Kylie Nightstand have SO MUCH STORAGE space! That's one thing we were definitely lacking in before. We traded Bella our old dresser earlier this past year since it didn't fit into our bedroom that well and had been using her old tiny one since we hadn't gotten a chance to purchase a new one that would fit our room. Plus, since I'm super picky, I would much rather live with what I already have (even if it doesn't properly work lol) than live with buyers remorse. Nice white/cream dressers are hard to find but these definitely fit the bill. The Kylie Bedroom Chest fits all of our underclothes and pajamas perfectly with room to spare, and I still haven't even come close to using all of the space in my nightstand. I'm not used to having so much storage, but it's definitely a really nice "problem" to have. At least before Christmas, I had lots of places to hide Bella's Christmas presents!

As far as the Kylie Nightstand are concerned, they're pretty much the most amazing nightstands ever. I had no idea when I ordered them that they had a super awesome little hidden feature and I was so pleasantly surprised when they were delivered to find that they have a hidden mini surge protector near the back of the nightstand (which also hides wires!) which you can plug up to three things into at once. The cord for that comes out of the bottom back of the nightstand and is a flat style plug in so the nightstand can go nice and close against the wall!

The Zen White Area Rug is definitely one of my favorite features in the room as well. It feels so soft on the toes and definitely give the bedroom that "even cozier" feel to it. It's a shag rug and the threads are about 2 and a half inches long. It's so cool looking too if you look at it close because it almost looks like freshly popped popcorn (I'm a huge popcorn lover btw). I was worried that it would be hard to clean, but worries be gone after I spilled a bunch of dirt on it (well what actually happened was... we originally hung the round shelves with command hooks and lets just say that didn't work out so well, so after getting the rug clean, re-hung them with nails) I just vacuumed it all up super easy and you cant even tell! Yay!

Which brings me to the next item: This set of Laurel Round Wall Shelves! I just love the galvanized look of the round metal outer part, and the wooden slat shelf gives it a rustic touch for sure. They come in a set of 4, which is super nice so you can stagger them or add a couple on one wall and the other one on another wall (like we done). Since I'm more into minimal decor and also since I didn't want to make the room feel crowded, I opted for only adding one item to each shelf: a mason jar with a faux butterfly, my favorite mug, and a sweet little succulent. believe it or not, the shelves were actually the last thing we added to the bedroom. I was unsure of how they would look, but now that they're up, I love them so much that I'm positive they're never moving from their respective spots on the wall. They really completed the room in my opinion.

It was important for me that we have a nice bed frame, and I've had my heart set on a vintage looking metal one for quite a long while. This one, the Fremont Metal Bed is perfect. Not only was it super easy to put together (it took my husband and I less than an hour to put it together), but it also looks so nice and gives our mattress and box spring set a lot of support (there are 6 slats along the bottom with several extra legs in the middle). It really gives our bedroom that "farmhouse" look and the brushed nickel metal perfectly matches the hardware on the dressers and nightstands.

The metal Hexamination Table Lamps add the perfect amount of industrial and a little touch of modern to the room. The Edison lights in it give it a eclectic farmhouse flair and they give off such a lovely ambient glow in the evening that we hardly even use our overhead ceiling light anymore. As soon as the sun starts going down for the evening  I usually snap these lights on in our bedroom. They're also a big conversation starter, they're so unique that everyone who sees the as they walk past our bedroom wants to know were we got them.

Decor-wise, I snagged up a couple other items also from Raymour & Flanigan, the Ashwood Trays (they come in a set of two) and the Thatcher Vintage Fan Clock. I love this vintage inspired fan clock not only because it's one of those timeless looking pieces, but also because you can switch the look up depending on your mood! The clock face snaps out to reveal what "appears to be" a vintage fan, don't tell anyone that it's not real otherwise they'll never know. I've included some photos with the clock face and some without so you can get a feel for what I'm talking about. I sat it on the tray set on top of the chest of drawers, I think it adds the right amount of decor, but nothing "too" much, ya know? The trays are wooden, and I was so pleasantly surprised that the handles were real metal (for some reason, the photo online looked like rope to me) and I was so excited to find that out.

I'm sure I'll keep added and changing things in our room as time goes, maybe adding some interchangeable throw pillows with the different seasons, perhaps some curtains in the future, and definitely getting my dream quilt for our bed, but the furniture will definitely stay the same. Thanks again Raymour & Flanigan for giving us our dream master bedroom!


Farmhouse Master Bedroom Makeover Sneak Peek

I have partnered with Raymour & Flanigan and received product in exchange for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own.

Goodness y'all, I'm so excited for todays blog post. I'm going to be giving you a sneak peek into our newly decorated master bedroom and showing you the style and furniture choices I chose. And of course I'm even more excited for the full master bedroom reveal coming after Christmas.

I've been a fan of the farmhouse style since I started watching Joanna Gaines design, decorate and style homes on Fixer Upper (literally the best TV show ever) and our bedroom has also been shall we say, lacking in the design department for quite a long while, so when Raymour & Flanigan reached out to me recently I was so thrilled at the chance to partner with them for this super fun project!
Here's a peek below at the style of our bedroom and what I've been working on for the past few months.

Our bedroom is pretty small as master bedrooms go, so I wanted to keep it light and airy with a lot of white and cream. If you know me at all, you know how much I love all white everything, it really is a problem haha, or not, it just looks so pretty in my opinion, and it also lightens our room up a ton since we don't have a lot of windows and natural light in our home.

I immediately fell in love with the simplicity of the Kylie bedroom set, the Kylie Bedroom Chest and the Kylie Nightstands (we chose the 3 drawer option)  are the perfect fit for our style and bedroom and you know me, yep, I chose these beauties in the color cream. I also loved the Kylie Bedroom Dresser, but since we have a floor radiator that doesn't accommodate super wide dressers, the Kylie Bedroom Chest (that I mentioned above) was the best fit, literally, haha.

I'm also a big lover of rugs, I'm personally not the biggest fan of carpeting, so covering carpeted floors up with pretty rugs is the next best thing to wood floors (though I simply adore rugs on wooden floors as well). This white shag rug is just the prettiest.

As far as bedspreads go, I've had this one on my wish list for what seems like forever. I haven't purchased it yet, but it's definitely going to be one of my purchases in the next few months. In the meantime, we're using this pretty pin tuck one!

I'm always a fan of antiques, and even though this isn't an antique, it could sure pass for one. This adorable vintage inspired clock fan is the perfect addition to the top of our dresser. I like to keep our decor minimal for the most part and only use items that I absolutely love and this item is becoming one of my favorites. You can even snap the clock part out for a different look, that looks more like an actual vintage fan and I love it!

Another antique inspired item I fell in love with was this bedframe from Raymour & Flanigan. I've had my eye on and heart set on a bed frame in this style for so long and was so excited when I spotted this one. It's such great quality, and was seriously easy to put together too!

I'm sure you knew this item was going to make it into our bedroom after I mentioned how much I love Joanna Gaines' style. Magnolia wreaths are simply the prettiest, but since at the moment I just couldn't justify spending $100 for a faux magnolia wreath, I started looking around to see what I could find. I found this one, and y'all, it's made from real magnolia leaves! I can't wait to see how the colors change in the natural drying process.

Now these matching shelves I'm simply in love with. At first, I wasn't sure how they would look in the room, the last thing I wanted to do was make our room feel crowded, since I was going for cozy. But after my husband and I hung them, I don't think I'm ever going to take them down. They're just so pretty, I added a few simple touches to them, I can't deal with clutter so minimal items works best for me on these shelves. I added a mason jar with a battery operated monarch butterfly (it looks so lifelike, especially when it moves), my favorite (and colorful) mug on another, and a succulent (sitting on a little handmade wood slice) I recently picked up at the store on the middle sized one.

Edison lights might have to be my most favorite kind of light bulb, they have such a unique and eclectic look to them, so I was super excited when I spied these hexagonal table lamps at Raymour & Flanigan and immediately knew they were the perfect lamps for our nightstands.

I'm a candle and body butter lover for sure, so I have my favorite Holiday candle on my nightstand, and this Bacon scented one on my husband's nightstand. I can never go a day without using my favorite body butter, so it's practically become a part of the decor (sitting on another little wood slice of course). I just love the glass jars that all of these come in and that they actually look nice sitting on our nightstands. And I always love to have either fresh flowers or herbs in a vintage blue mason jar, so this rosemary (that we grew in our garden) is perfect.

I felt that I needed a bit more decor, so I snagged this wooden tray set (also from Raymour & Flanigan) and I love that the handles are metal! Something I was not expecting and it was a nice surprise for sure.

I'm hoping to have the bedroom completely finished right after Christmas, I'm already so excited to share the full reveal with you all and I know you're going to love it!


Bella Turns Three

This past week, our little Bella girl turned 3 years old. THREE! I can hardly believe I just wrote that. These past 3 years have been some of the best of my life and have also gone by in a whirlwind. She's taught me so much about myself and about life, her smile and her joyful attitude are some of the sweetest things and make our days so much brighter.
We had her birthday party a few days early (on December 4th) and as usual, she had a blast! I always love throwing her a birthday party and making the day all about her and making her feel special. Last year we went with a nutcracker theme, but this year I wanted something a bit different. If you've been following along with me over on my Pinterest and instagram Stories, I'm sure you can guess what the theme was. Gingerbread!

I made a gingerbread naked cake from scratch (you can find the recipe on Pinterest here), I also handcrafted the little gingerbread house from graham crackers, icing and gold sugar beads! And the "trees" are actually rosemary (from our garden) that I turned upside down and "flocked" with powdered sugar. It made for the coziest little alpine chalet or cottage scene, don't you agree?

This party color theme was all about lots of gold, white, forest green and fresh greenery (again, more rosemary grown in our garden) with most of the party supplies from Jamboree Party Box over on Etsy (thanks Cassi, they totally made the party!). Cassi sent over the gorgeous custom white/gold/forest green tassel garland (she doesn't currently offer this custom one she sent me, but here's a similar one) that I hung over our dining room table, the sweet little wood and glitter forks (perfect for scooping up a bite of the gingerbread cake), the little "take-home" Kraft brown treat paper baggies that were great for guests to take home some extra goodies, and the lovely gold popcorn boxes (I filled them with dark chocolate popcorn that was sooo tasty). She also sent over some Kraft brown paper straws, a cute balloon filled with confetti and that adorable (and huge) gold number 3 Mylar balloon. Seriously, if you have a party coming up, check out Jamboree Party Style on Etsy, she has literally everything you need and in every different color and party theme!
The day was a perfect one and she had so much fun. Happy Birthday our lovely little Bella, we love you!