Coastal Contemporary Master Bedroom Reveal

When you’re brand new parents, there isn’t much time or energy left for anything aside from caring for your baby’s needs. You’re adjusting to a drastically new lifestyle and running on insanely low levels of sleep. In thinking back to that time in my own life, I honestly can’t imagine re-doing a room in my home at the same time. But my clients are warriors – and they had already completed every other room in their adorable North Boston fixer-upper. So of course, the master bedroom had to be next.

I was happy to take on this challenge because I remember so vividly just how much time I spent in our master bedroom when our son was born. I know how important it is to incorporate storage for diapers & wipes, feeding apparatuses, extra swaddles, and midnight snacks. I know how important black out curtains are for baby naps and parent naps alike. And above all, I know how important creating an oasis is for one tired family to sink into comfortably.

As you can see, I had a beautiful canvas to work with. They already had some great pieces from West Elm that provided a solid foundation for the rest of the design:

I knew right away that the bed had to stay on the wall where it was, although I don’t typically like to cover a light source. It was best to leave the larger window open in this case. That being said, the smaller window definitely needed to be framed out with treatments both for visual and functional purposes. I infused color into the space with an area rug and accent bedding. Because the room was on the smaller side, I suggested nightstands with a smaller footprint, hanging curtain panels floor to ceiling, and additional mirrors to expand the feel of the space.

You can find the final Room Reveal here:



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