I know I have apologized for a lack of posts a lot this summer, but this week it was truly not in my control. I've had some unexpected health problems arise and blogging has not been possible. I am quickly recovering and should be back to normal soon. Now that I am off my pain meds, I thought I would try to string together a coherent post, so here it goes :)
I've shown photos of our master bedroom before we moved upstairs and several things remain the same such as the bedding and the night stands.
During the summer we don't use our duvet so it is stored away for now.
Now that we have more space, a few things have changed. The only new item we bought for this room is this chest we found during one of our trips to Luckett's several months ago.
I love the unique shape and finish of the wood. It also provides great storage although it is almost entirely empty at the moment.
The round mirror is the one I blogged about last week and it was a $12 thrift store find.
I had the Roman shades custom made. They are an ivory burlap and some of the leftover fabric from the duvet cover was used as trim on the sides.
Over the weekend I finally finished a project that I have been putting off for months - the gallery wall.
I had a mix of photos, artwork and sentimental items that I wanted to display.
Some of the items were black and white, some were in color, some were metallic. Instead of trying to force the items to look more uniform, I decided to accentuate their differences by using frames of various sizes, finishes and shapes. I wasn't sure if it was going to come together or look like a jumbled mess, but I have to say, I love the way it looks!
The more unique frames are thrift store finds and the rest have been collected over the years from Target, Ikea and/or Michael's.
One of our favorite items is the vintage license plate. I found a whole stack of them at a local thrift store and brought one home with me.
No matter where we end up in life, Augusta County will always hold a sentimental place in our hearts since it is where we bought our first house together and it is the location of Riley's first home.
Another item I wanted to display was this subway map.
I spent the summer in Vienna a few years ago and I used this map on a daily basis when I was there.
Most of the photos are of Riley and will probably change as she grows.
The gallery wall was a lot of work to hang but it really does make the room feel finished.
I think this room is our favorite place in our house. We love to wake up in the morning and have coffee in bed and we usually hang out and read books in bed with Riley before she goes down for the night.
Which room is your favorite spot in your home?