I hope you don't mind a long post, because this one is just that. Loads of pictures.
The Reno of our master bedroom and bathroom is now complete. We have lived in this house for 21 years, and except for a lick of paint, these rooms have never been touched. We have talked about removing the closet and bathroom walls to open up the space ever since we moved in. This is actually one of the last rooms in the house to be done. The work has taken 3 months.
I bought the button tuffted linen headboard 3 years ago, knowing natural linen would never be out of date.
My jumping off point for this design was the ceiling. Originally I wanted to panel the walls, however it is a very narrow room and even losing 3-4" in width would have compromised the layout. So I decided to panel the ceiling. This ceiling took a great deal of planning. I wanted the sight line into the bathroom to be perfectly lined up and centered on the centre beam, closets, pocket doors and the bathroom sink.
That pretty ruffled pillow was made for my by a fellow blogger Li from Creamy White. I admired her pillows on her blog and she made one for me. A completely random act of kindness. That was over a year ago and I told her it would find a home in my bedroom.
Mr. Raz bought me this long dressing table last Christmas 2009 from a second hand shop, and it works well at the foot of the bed. It houses my Bits and also a TV. This chair with the RM Coco animal print is one I found on the road and had recovered. The original owners came to a party here and kicked themselves for chucking it out.
The velvet Coco chair by the closet has been moved from my living room and housed here.
Vintage sconces made the electrician frown. He wanted to change all the candle thingies, but I like the older look. I hang some jewelry Bits on them.
The Crystal lamps with striped shades came from Home Sense and were only $49.00 each. Both end tables are from second hand shops.
I had originally wanted silk drapes, however, I didn't want the room to be too luxurious and frilly, so I took it down a notch with a block printed ethnic print fabric in a charcoal grey and white. I purchased the fabric and had the drapery made at Tonic Living in Toronto. Great service and Fabulous prices. It may have been obvious to select a fabric to go with the headboard or an off white silk, but I felt the drapes needed to be unexpected, as well as be able to balance the crimson Indian rug (it has lots of charcoal too) that lays on the left side of the room and to tie in with the grays I used in the bathroom. The black rod picks up the black in the lamp shades and the bathroom tile. I also had them make a small pillow for the chair.
I think the fabric ties in well with the ethnic accents both here and in the rest of the house.
I do love pink and added a pair of pale pink cases with ruffles edges.
The duvet cover has a very tiny ruffle too.
I used a white linen bed skirt. All linen is by Pine Cone Hill available from my online shop Razmataz.
I like wrinkles.....so linen doesn't bother me.
My side table, which can't be seen is a large round drum table and works marvelously for holding lots of bits.
From the bed, you can see into the bathroom.
The view from the bathroom. You may notice here that the ceiling beam does not line up with the centre of the window. This is a 1979 builder home and the window is off centre. If I had designed this room entirely from scratch, the window would be centered. This does bother me actually since we worked so hard to center the other end.
A closer up of the drapery.
The Crystal balls on the lamp mirror the "circles" on the drapery.
Mr Raz's closet. He prefers baskets and bins for his socks and tees.
My closet. Comprised of nearly all back, grey, cream and white with a few pale pinks and red (out of sight).
Hmn. I read that book The Well Dressed Home and the author talked about your clothes mirroring your taste in home decor. Appears to be true.
This is the before. At this point we had moved into the spare room and the spare bed was in here.. Sad and tired and hardly romantic.
After shot. ......same angle.
Before....the bathroom is to the right and the small walk in closet to the left. That wall between was removed and the new pocket door went between.
We chose a $99.00 Home Depot door installed on a pocket door track. It came frosted. It allows light in through the bathroom window to the bedroom.
After shot of the bathroom.
Before shot.....the awful 1980's peach.
After shot of the ceiling.
I absolutely hate a stucco ceiling. I would like to cover every ceiling in this house with drywall or bead board, however it is not an easy task.
The entire ceiling had to levelled with shims. Simon used a laser level to ensure all of it was level.
Simon loves this ceiling. When I first spoke to him about it, I think he was unsure how I wanted it to look and unsure of the difficulties in doing it. It was difficult.
It has now become our Signature Ceiling and we want to re-create it in a client's home.
Ceiling...After. the highlight of the room adding an architectural element that was missing before.
So, that's it. A bathroom design I drew in design class 6 years ago, and a bedroom makeover that we waited over 20 years for.
As with any design, it is only as good as the workmanship. I was lucky enough to work with Simon Hubble of SPH Construction. As well as a general contractor, Simon is a master carpenter and his workmanship is impeccable. The only problem now is that other areas of my house needing work look twice as bad. We've hatched a plan over endless cups of tea (he's a true Brit) to remove the walls in the hallway and add bead board ceiling.
Headboard-Gresham House Oakville
Fabric Headboard-Robert Allen Natural linen.
Chair-Gresham House Oakville
Bamboo Chair-Road Find
Bamboo Chair Fabric-RM Coco
Bed Linens-Pine Cone Hill through Razmataz
Drapery Fabric-Paula Prass for Michael Miller-Tonic Living
Drapery and pillow sewing-Tonic Living
Round drum table-My Back Shed Oakville
Dressing Table-Pure Home Couture Hamilton
Paint-Wall bedroom. Wimbourne White Farrow and Ball
Paint all trim and ceiling-All White Farrow and Ball
Sink and Bathtub-CSN stores (free shipping)
Toilet and shower rod-Vintage Tub and bath Online
Taps, Shower Head, Towel Bars-Restoration Hardware
Area Rug-Home Sense
Lamps- Home Sense
Pocket door-Home depot
Paint Bathroom-Benjamin Moore Calm OC 22
Vintage Sconces-The Lofty Lion Lion's Head.
Wall and floor tile bathroom-Factory Tile Oakville
Custom closets-SPH Construction
Contractor-Simon Hubble. SPH Contracting Oakville. 905-617-1774