El Ramla Hamra, Wool Moroccan Blanket
El Ramla Hamra, Wool Moroccan Blanket
You might remember the master bedroom project I was helping my friends with a few months back. Well– I finally got a few moments to take some photos now that the construction crew is long gone.
We are still working on decor and finish details but you get the idea of how this all shook out.
The pillow is John Robshaw and is temporary. The wall color here is Benjamin Moore’s Pale Smoke. It is more subtle and a bit smokier in real life.
My friends and I worked on the mantel and fireplace surround together. I knew we needed a “book nook” to occupy that space to the right of the fireplace surround and they knew that they wanted glass front cabinets on the bottom of the built-ins. The sconces are Visual Comfort and the picture lights mounted above the shelves are the Merrick from Hudson Valley. We wanted to create many different levels of lighting, between the directional recessed lighting, lamps, sconces and picture lights I think we’ve got it covered.
The bed is the Turner and the duvet, sheets and bolster are from Matteo. The blue quilt is just temporary until we find the right textile, my friend saw a great antique suzani textile at ABC Carpet but decided at the last minute it wasn’t the right thing.
A closer look at those beautiful custom closet doors that my carpenter Joseph made. The closet holds the bulk of the lady’s stuff. There are custom shoe racks, cubes and hanging racks galore in there.
The corbels under the mantel were purchased from Pro Wood Market. My friends knew they wanted the TV to be recessed and there was a bit of a snafu in the building process but everything turned out great in the end.
A lot of this project was centered around creating a dressing room that would be open to the bedroom and would accommodate some of his and mostly hers. This space was created out of what was a porch in the 1970s, a nursery in the 80s and then most recently a cramped TV room/junk room.
I called in Quality Cabinet Company to work up the plan and make it a reality. The cabinets are shaker style, painted Benjamin Moore’s Simply White–which by the way is my new favorite trim color. The hardware was my friend’s choice and it is from Restoration Hardware.
We purchased that beautiful vanity mirror from a local antiques consignor in Southern Pines called Page Furniture. We wanted to warm the space and I think the mirror helped us achieve part of that goal.
You can sit in this area, fold clothes on the carrera marble counter and take in all of the light that comes in through those windows.
We’re continuing to search for just the right art and some more accessories to complete the space. Overall the room turned out to be pretty fantastic. When I visit I kind of wish we could hang out in there.
Checking in on our friends with the master bedroom remodel that I previously posted about here. Carpentry, flooring and paint are complete and we’re waiting on all of those glorious built-ins to make the dressing room and the project complete.
Last time we checked in we were at this point with temporary mantel brackets and no paint,
And all painted, wall color is Benjamin Moore Pale Smoke and the trim is Simply White. The sconces are the Reed Double Sconce from Visual Comfort, ordered here.
The lighting that we ordered to light the bookcases was a failure–too big. So we’re back to the drawing board there and we’re considering some different options, you can follow along with the selection process on this pinboard.
Custom closet doors that my carpenter Joseph Locklear built,
And here they are ready for hardware,
The walk-in with the old boob light still hanging by a wire
New flush mount ceiling fixture is installed, fixture is from Visual Comfort. All of the custom shelving has been painted Simply White. Not being very patient the homeowner has already started loading the shelves.
We’ll check back in when the cabinets are installed in the dressing room.
I’m helping a friend remodel their master bedroom. The regular crew and I are taking a break from the Grout Cottage and lending a hand to this transformation from ho hum bedroom to master and commander with a dressing room and super organized closet.
This is the only true before image that I have.
Before it was a regular bedroom with a cathedral popcorn ceiling, a walk-in closet that was packed to the gills with not only clothing but also a huge water filter, two unnecessary windows and a boob light. Another tiny early 1900s closet and an adjoining closed in porch that was being used as a small junk room rounded out this space.
First order of business was to blow out that old 1900′s tiny closet and the wall separating the bedroom from the small junk room. Here’s a list of how the rest of the demo went down:
The space in the before image above now looks like this,
Here’s what else is happening in this room, custom closet doors
Brand new fireplace with spot to recess the flat screen, the mantle is just up there temporarily on closet brackets. We ordered brackets from Vintage Woodworks. Sconces ordered from here to flank flat screen.
Brand new casement windows from Jeldwen flood our soon to be dressing area with sunlight,
I’m trying to get a feel for what size pendant we need in the dressing area,
Here’s a snapshot of the inside of the walk-in closet, you can still see the old boob light hanging on,
Larger view of sleeping area,
Flooring is scheduled to arrive late this week, my friends selected hand scraped, hard as nails Hickory. We are in deep on paint color selection so stay tuned for that.
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