The Big Master Bedroom Reveal!


The previous owners had the master bedroom like this.  (Keep scrolling down for the actual reveal.  Look for “The Big Reveal” graphic.)

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Then, we painted and threw our stuff in.

Warning: I know, the carpet in my master is terrible.  But, it came with the house.  And, we hope to replace it.  For this reason, I am not decorating around this carpet color.  So, do your best to ignore it for now. 

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Even without the lamps and with curtains, it still wasn’t right.


Very little attention was given to the room.  It was blah.  Just a thrown together mess.  Very incomplete.  It needed some attention and thoughtful design.

So, I started by making a story board that would set the tone and serve as a visual guide for the process.

We based the room off of this story board.


We painted a wing back chair from Craigslist, made some art, bought pillows, bedding, chandeliers, a sofa, cow skin rug, a bench, painted a table from Craigslist, tweaked the plan a couple of times….

And now…

Here it is finished!  (I apologize if lighting and color is off.)


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Hope you enjoyed it!   We are happy to have a finished room to rest in.

Note:  More on this room via a guest post at Sadie and Stella, about the process and the floor plan – why I chose what I chose and how it all came about.

Update 7/21/11:  For more updated photos see our home Tour.


  1. LOVE this room, looks so cozy and stylish!
    Love the blue accents and the cow rug!
    Really nice job you`ve done;)

    Lovely greetings…

  2. Sadie + Stella

    This is so major!! Love everything about the room! Drama, drama, drama!

  3. Sarah @ living with mold illness

    WOW-it's beautiful Kristy! I love how you were able to take a blank, plain room and turn it into this! Enjoy your beautiful space!

  4. Kim@Chattafabulous

    That is a big and beautiful bedroom! Enjoy your great work!

  5. It looks great! I love the seating area and your mix of colors!

  6. Naomi@DesignManifest

    LOVE the rug and the chair!!!

  7. Jessica Montagliani

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!!! As someone else mentioned….love the drama!! It is amazing how you can totally transform a room like this. The before and after are incredible and you have such an eye for color coordinating!! Beautiful Job Kristy!! Amazing as always!!!

  8. TOTALLY love it – it look fantastic – job well done
    A xx

  9. tale of many cities

    what a lively & comfy space.. great job!

  10. I absolutely love it! Great job. I have a lot of favorite parts, but the wingback chair looks amazing!

  11. Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

    It's so pretty Kristy, you did a fabulous job!

  12. Carol@TheDesignPages

    Stunning Kristy! You are amazing. I love the lamps hanging by the night tables. Well actually, I love everything so I won't bother to list every single item:)

  13. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle

    The pillows were the first thing to catch my eye, followed by the lighting-very clever to use hanging fixtures to free up your night stands. Nicely done, I'm sure it made you crazy every evening going to bed in a room that wasn't exactly the way you wanted. Now it's time to lay back and enjoy!

  14. Tammy @ Type A

    thanks for sharing this, i love your bed room. the new signs are great. the colors work so well together, love your bed. xx

  15. I went to the site and just hit thumbs up, is that how you vote? I can not believe any one would put thumbs down, even if they didn't like it, what good comes about doing a thumbs down? I wonder if other people in the contest are having other people do a thumbs down on the competition. I love how the whole room came together. Hanging the lighting is such a good idea, it really frees up the table. You did a great job, and I still am LOVIN that chair you did.

  16. Simple Dwellings

    Great job!! The entire space looks amazing. I love the art you created and the large mirror between the windows! Great job! :)

  17. nancy @ {COZAMIA}

    You did a great job with it! Love the strong colors, that beautiful chair, your artwork, everything…more more more!

  18. Kristy, this is totally awesome. You did a superb job of pulling lots of different things together & making the space uniquely yours. I'm still amazed over the painted chair. Thanks for sharing.

  19. Annette {One Perfect Room}

    Amazing job as always Kristy! You totally rock!

  20. A Vintage Vine

    Looks great! WOW, it really changed! Love the mix of pieces..especially the modern ottoman and the vintage white table!

  21. elizabeth@themustardceiling

    Nice job on your design Kristy, it all came together beautifully.

  22. Nice work…love it, do you? Where did you find your ottoman?

  23. Wow, looks great. I love all your mixture of rustic and refined, fun and serious. Great Job.

  24. Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File

    Love it! I love the little chandeliers above the bedside tables… and of course the chair is fab.

  25. Love your blog!!
    -your newest follower :)

  26. classic • casual • home

    Beautiful job. I like how the windows on either side of the bed seem bigger now. Peaceful and elegant.

  27. Katie @ covestreetblog

    Its beautiful! I love the artwork above the couch!

  28. Denise at PinkPostcard.

    wow, you guys have a HUGE master bedroom space!! Initially I thought the sitting area was pics from your living room :) It's a great makeover, Kristy. Thanks for sharing this and all your other projects at Transformations and Treasures!

  29. Courtney ~ French Country Cottage

    Gorgeous room~ I love how it came out! Of course, love your painted chair in there! :) Everything is beautiful- warm and cozy and so inviting! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  30. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

    ok, so after you "threw your stuff in" it didn't look bad… honestly i liked it. but the big reveal… shazam! it looks freaking awesome, kristy! love those pillows!

  31. At The Picket Fence

    Oh, Kristy! This is FAB-U-LOUS!!! I mean, I feel like I am looking at pictures from a magazine! You have some serious talent and I think you have done an amazing job transforming this space. Thank you so much for linking it up to Inspiration Friday this week!

  32. Wow, it looks amazing! Love that coffee table ottoman and the rug underneath. Love it all!

  33. Wow, what a gorgeous space! Everything looks fabulous! Great makeover, Kristy!!!!

  34. Kristy – it's gorgeous! I'm inspired…and of course now I have to figure out what to do with that inspiration! :) Thanks for sharing!
    I'd love to share it with some of my more artsy friends!

  35. The Vazquez Family

    GORGEOUS!!! I'm beyond inspired, and now I just need to have a plan to finish our bedroom and well the rest of the house. Thanks :)

  36. melissa * 320 Sycamore

    Hello, Kristy! I love the bedroom, especially the painted chair and the chevron pillows. How cool that you have a seating area!!


    • Tina, thank you for your comment! You should consider painting the flowers on. Create a stencil and paint, or even spray them, possibly. I’d love to see how it turns out! (Email me and I’ll send you an example with stenciled flowers!) And, thank you for doing such things for hospice patients – my father was a hospice patient when I was in college. I know just how lacking in funds you are during such a time and how such things would brighten the last days. What a great ministry.

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