Room No. 2 in the Casa de Doss is, as they say on MTV Cribs, “Where the magic happens.” And by “magic,” I mean the viewing of Andy Griffith on DVD, ample magazine reading and chasing the dog with the laser pointer. You know, magic.
I’m a firm believer in all-white bedding in a master bedroom, because you’re inevitably going to get tired of whatever pattern you choose for your bedspread. With white, you can change up the look with new throw pillows, or a blanket at the foot of the bed. I’ve even used a tablecloth instead of a blanket before just to give myself some pattern. So, a fluffy all-white down comforter is a nice blank canvas. We searched everywhere for a pretty upholstered headboard that didn’t cost a fortune, and finally found this one at Hayneedle.com. I thought about making one, which I did in my last house, but frankly ran out of inclination to do so. I love the curve and nailhead trim on this one. It was a MONSTER to put together (Thanks, Trusty Husband!), but was totally worth it. Also, no need for a dust ruffle, which is always a plus. The bench at the foot of the bed was a TJ Maxx find for $80. It’s covered in one of my favorite Waverly patterns, and provides (a little) storage.
I wanted to have pattern and texture in this room, but not so much that it made my synapses fire every time I walked in. It needed to be calming. You probably recognize the cornice boards from a previous post – I think the pattern in them mixes well with the throw pillows, the bedside tables and the mirror on another wall (that you can’t see in this picture). Since the windows were so close to the corners, we couldn’t do curtains in here. But the cornice boards make them look finished.
That's the master bedroom. It's not as "decorated" as the living room, because I feel like the master bedroom needs to have fewer things to look at, so you can, you know, sleep. Next on the house tour - the master closet, with lots of organizing tips!