Ever since we adopted Bruno in August, folks have been requesting a home tour! Which, let's be honest - is probably the most cherished compliment of my (not so) young life.
First stop: the master bedroom. It's small, so please kindly consider this more of a 'look' than a 'tour', will you? ;)
Jason and I moved in together and into our apartment almost a year ago, and the last thing we touched was the master bedroom. We'd been holding onto Jason's queen sized bed, trying to decide what to do with it/the room when Bruno joined the fam. That pretty much made the decision for us - have you ever shared a queen sized bed with a 6'2" man and a 25 pound cat?
We needed an upgrade.
Not only that, but sweet Bruno has weak joints, likely from carrying around excess weight for so many years. He's slept with us every night since he came home, but wasn't able to jump up on the bed himself.
Picture it: we all get in bed together around 10PM. Bruno jumps down around 1AM to cruise the apartment. He returns 5 minutes later and meows until we wake up to hoist him back onto the bed. Repeat about 5x/night.
Needless to say, we began our search for a king sized, low to the ground bed so the 3 of us could finally start getting some regular sleep. That's when we were connected with Interior Define - a company that allows you to fully design and customize any piece to your liking.
After visiting their Chicago location, receiving swatches in the mail, and working one-on-one with a consultant of theirs, we selected the king sized 'Harper' bed in 'Greige Mod Velvet' back in November. To say I was excited was a VAST UNDERSTATEMENT.
Were we gifted this product? Yes #FullDisclosure. But was it also a genuinely positive and seamless experience? Also yes. Listen, I've more or less worked in customer service for the past 13+ years - I gotta call out a great company with great service when I see it!
Fast forward to January when our bed was delivered, and our lives were changed for good - we were ALL finally able to get some sleep!
My goal when designing the room was to create a tranquil, minimalist space. I did so by focusing on neutrals and soft touches, without anything that felt too feminine for our first shared room as a couple (and a family). I personally find spaces of mine that are busy/cluttered really stressful, so I kept it simple!
After we'd received/purchased everything I'd originally envisioned however (bed, bedding, bedside tables and lamps), the space just didn't have enough character. I needed items to 'dress' the space, so I ran out and bought the throw and throw pillow, the mirror, the faux potted plant and the vase. There's also a ceramic votive holder on the nightstand - that was a handmade gift from my best friend Robert. Once I added these little touches, the space felt much more complete.
The bed obviously takes up most of the room (that's city living, for ya). Our headboard used to be against the wall where the mirror is, but once we got the larger bed, the Feng Shui just felt better with it against the floor-to-ceiling windows (my favorite part about our place) . Atypical I know, but it feels right! Someday when we have a larger bedroom, I'll upgrade the nightstands to something bigger as well.
Check out some model-esque photos of B below, showin' off the new goods, and werkin' his svelte angles (all the items are tagged after the photos, and as you'll see - I have a mild-moderate Target addiction. Admitting you have a problem is the first step, right?).
Thanks and love to Bruno's Auntie Mary Ellen Crowley (@missmaryellencrowley) for the shots, and let me know if you'd like to see another room reveal from our home!