Saturday, March 8, 2014

Tour de Maison: Master Bedroom

This post is part of a series introducing you to our home. Functional beauty and old things re-loved capture my imagination. Please leave some ideas - I'd like to learn from you!

What's new

Even since I took these pictures less than 14 days ago, Nick and I are planning on a rearrangement: the CRT television will be gifted to a new home, the desk moved in from the living room, and a small fold out top sewing desk added. Personal preference for a bedroom is a sanctuary of sleep and peace and no screens, yet a two bedroom apartment means that many spaces are multi-purpose. But nothing is certain, except our need for sleep, so those desk and sewing plans may change to keep this room a sacred sleep space.

The room came painted a porcelain blue, and with two closets on either side of the bed space
The master bedroom accumulates the biggest piles: stuff we prefer to keep away from the kids

This room is a place of...

Dreams. Right, obvious? I mean that Nick and I slept in a tiny room on a futon our first year of marriage and saved for this queen bed and dresser. It isn't simply a bed, our dreams center here. It is a solid bed to last through 60+ years of marriage. It is a place to be silly or serious, to really talk through hopes and dreams at the end of the day. It is a place to pray for our kids and our marriage. Lots of memories.

Calm. The pale porcelain blue, with a little gray is very calm. The room gets diffused west light around the building next door. We read here to wind down. I will soon sew here (instead of at the dining room table), which takes a meditative focus. Abigail no longer naps as of January (almost made it to age 4!) however she can sometimes be convinced to snuggle under a blanket to read stories or do another quiet, calm afternoon activity on our bed.

Lots of activity: curious kids, laundry central, and
piles where the small sewing desk may go (between a clothes closet and a craft closet with an outlet)

Queen bed, mule chest and mirror, Amish-made
Organic latex mattress with cotton cover, Healthy Green Goods
Limoges porcelain plates, family heirlooms
Framed detailed map, from hiking and biking in the SE of France
CRT television and stand, family hand me down
Folklore quilt, Martha Stewart Collection, retired

These thoughts are my own.
I receive no compensation or solicitation from any of the companies or organizations mentioned.

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