Modern Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom. All the details on how I turned our new master suite into a cozy and relaxing retreat.
A few weeks ago, I announced that I’d be adding a Dawn Nicole at Home section here on the blog. It’s part of a passion project you can read about here. This is the first official home post in that series. ?
Modern Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom
If you’re new around here, we move a lot. My husband is in the Air Force, and we’ve been moving roughly every 1-3 years since we got married back in 2007. This past Summer we moved back to Charleston, SC. After nearly a decade of renting, we decided to build a home.
Our first home as a married couple was also in Charleston. We built in on the other side of town, and we enjoyed the building process.
I fell in love with the model of this home online, and my husband was able to visit in person before we signed the paperwork. I did everything from Germany via Facetime, including the design meetings. The first time I saw it in person was when we arrived back in the U.S. just a few weeks before closing.
A full source list with links for everything in our bedroom is listed at the end of this post.
When you walk into the house, my office is to the right. I’ll share a full post on the foyer when it’s done. It still needs a few finishing touches. To the left is a small nook that leads to a coat closet and the master bedroom suite.
Can you spy our black German Shepherd mix in the corner by the door? That’s Jax. He’s five, and he’s the furry love of my life. Our other dog, a one-year-old Chorkie name Luna, photobombed my photos for this post left and right! She crazy and poops on my rugs a lot. But we love her anyway.
Side note: You can see the full tour of my office here.
The Master Bedroom Suite
Come on in! I love the layout of this house. Having the master and main living areas downstairs and the kid’s rooms, guest room suite, and loft area upstairs means it’s a whole lot easier for me to keep the main floor neat and tidy.
I told you Luna was everywhere. ? So, this is what you see as you walk into our room. It gets a ton of sunlight in the mornings which I love!
We’ve had the same headboard for years. I got a vision in my head when we lived in Alabama of using an old door for a headboard. It had to be deliciously chippy, and I also wanted it to have sconce reading lights. After drawing a rough sketch for my hubby, we found an old door at a local “pickers” kind of place, and the hubby got to work. It came out just as I had envisioned it.
See the full tutorial on creating this DIY VIntage Door Headboard HERE
Up until we moved to this house, we were still using my college furniture. It was dark and dreadfully out of style. We ventured into a cute shop called Nadeau, and my hubby spotted this lovely dresser and nightstand set. The main living areas of our house have kind of a Coastal Modern Farmhouse vibe, and we felt these fit right in.
I added tall seagrass hampers for extra storage, a few decor pieces, and opted to keep the gray IKEA chair we bought in Germany in the room to save some money. I just added a cute fuzzy pillow and draped a new blanket over it, so it fit into the room’s overall style a bit better.
And yes, I know the experts say not to have a TV in your bedroom. But we love laying in bed and watching a show at night to unwind after the kids go to bed!
I just adore Magnolia trees and flowers but I’m the legit WORST with live plants, so I opted for pretty fake Magnolia stems and a matching wreath.
My hubby got a special kit at Lowe’s that allowed him to quickly hide the TV cords in the wall. It’s a little thing that makes such a big difference.
Did I mention the hubs didn’t know I was doing this? One morning a month or so ago, I had just finished an hour-long conference call with Tombow doing a run-through of my Pinners Conference Brush Calligraphy class. After I finished, I impulsively decided the Master Bedroom needed to become a cozy and romantic retreat. So, off to Target and Pier One I went! The whole thing took me about two days.
Moving around the room, I added a floor basket to corral the hubby’s military gear (some is also hiding behind the blanket ladder we DIY’d). I worked in more masculine touches on his side, such as the metal bin on the nightstand shelf and a wooden globe.
The hubby is big on small mom and pop places, and I knew he’d love the “Bed & Breakfast” sign I found online.
On my side, there are books galore, a feminine vase with more Magnolia stems, and a full-length mirror that we already had.
This shot shows the entry to our bathroom and closet. That little wall between the doors is one of my favorite elements of the room.
I used a plate hanger and filled it with these little apothecary style bottles that, as luck would have it, fit perfectly. The greenery came in them, by the way.
Below that, I added a rustic basket. I filled it with a cozy blanket and nestled this “Let’s stay home” pillow on top.
Here’s a peek into our bathroom. We opted to delete the master bath, which left room for a considerably large shower and extra linen closet.
I asked the builder to omit mirrors so we could add our own. We went for the builder grade lighting and are gradually replacing all the cheap lights with better fixtures.
Don’t you think fun mirrors add a lot of character to a space? It’s such an easy and affordable change to make form the flat builder grade mirrors.
We replaced the lights in the bathroom already, and I love them so much more than the builder grade lights!
Is the shower not glorious?! I added a seat so we can sit down as we get old, ha! The river rock tile on the bottom was something my husband loved, so I made sure to fit that into our design budget. The glass doors aren’t as hard to keep clean as I’d feared. The rug is so full of texture. I didn’t love it at first, but it’s grown on me in a big way!
That’s the end of the tour, but I want to share a source list in case there’s anything you have to have!
Modern Farmhouse Style Master Bedroom Decor Source List
- Wall Paint: Sherwin Williams Agreeable Gray
- Quilt and Pillows Shams: Laura Ashley Gray Crochet Heirloom Quilt Set, Target
- Throw Pillows on Bed: Magnolia Home Jana Pillows, Pier 1
- Throw Blanket on Bed: Faux Fur Lynx Blush Throw, Pier 1
- Headboard: DIY, Get the tutorial here.
- Blanket Ladder: DIY
- Floor Mirror: Target
- Throw on Blanket Ladder: Fax Fur Throw, Amazon (The sweater ones are from Target.)
- Bed & Breakfast Sign: Americana Signs, Amazon Handmade
- Chandelier: Kichler Barrington 5-Light Chandelier in Anvil Iron and Driftwood Finish, Lowe’s
- Dresser & Nightstand Set: Nadeau Home, Charleston
- Tall Seagrass Hampers: Trista Seagrass Round Hampers, World Market
- Floor Basket: Seagrass XL Rectangle Storage Basket with Gray Trim, Target
- Wall Art (i love us, xoxo), Pier One
- Magnolia Wreath and Floral Stems, Pier One
- Rug: Safavieh Adirondack Vintage Distressed Ivory / Silver Rug, Overstock
- Grey Armchair, IKEA
- Armchair Pillow: Faux Fair Lynx Blush Pink Pillow
- Armchair Blanket: Sweater Knit Throw in Gray, Target
- Plate Rack, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Target
- Plate Rack Bottled Greenery: Faux Silver Dollar Eucalyptus in Amber Jars, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, Target
- Basket under plate rack: Bamboo Basket with Metal Detail, Pier 1
- Fuzzy Blanket in Basket: Sherpa Throw, Amazon (It doesn’t show my cream color as an option anymore, I ordered it last year.)
- Let’s Stay Home Pillow: Pier 1, no longer online
- Metal Tray and Florist Galvanized Bins (on nightstand shelf) in the room are all Magnolia Home, Pier 1
- Candle Sticks on Dresser: Target
- White Wall Shelves: Target
- Ampersand on Shelf: Gift from my mom ?
- Vases on Dresser: Distressed Diamonds Vase, Pier 1
- Vase on Nightstand: Pink & Gray Tribal Vases, Pier 1
- Mirrors: Rustic Cream Mirror, Hobby Lobby
- Rug: Natura Hand-Tufted Grey/Ivory Woold Rug by Safavieh, Overstock
- Lights: Kichler Barrington 3-Light Vanity in Anvil Iron and Driftwood Finish, Lowe’s
Phew! I think that’s everything but if I missed something let me know in the comments. I’ll be sharing another room of the house soon. ?
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