In my fantasy house scenario, I have a master suite. One of those bedrooms people in movies inexplicably have, like huge walk in closets and a spare seating area to enjoy breakfast over the paper, there’s a fireplace. This probably has more to do with fitting a camera and lens into the location than projecting a realistic lifestyle, but still – I spend such a silly amount of time in my bedroom I want it to be my own little world.

You’d think I’d spend most of my time in my kitchen, but honestly, it’s in bed with a laptop open. Cooking only takes up so much time, but writing, editing, post production, all the other stuff – that’s where my days go. So for me, our bedroom was one of the most important parts of the house, because I spend so much time within these four walls. But, like with most people, just because I move doesn’t mean I get to go out and purchase all new furniture. You fill holes where you can, but you mostly have to work with what you’ve got.

So for this bedroom, I reshuffled some pieces – dressers were from the guest bedroom at our old house, the side table was from our old living room – and we luckily got a bunch of fabulous stuff from Craig’s grandma to freshen it up a bit.

I wanted to keep most of the room neutral but add a few moments of color and punch. So, the bed is a simple gray tufted situation from One Kings Lane, and the bedding is crisp white. I have no qualms with mixing metals, as long as you do it purposefully, so I have my older Jonathan Adler wall mirror above the bed but then these chic and simple gold and white lamps from Rejuvenation. I swooped up Craig’s grandma’s bench and two chairs, but had the chairs reupholstered by Leija Designs (dramatic mustard drapes by Leija as well on Lux Hold Ups lucite hardware). I sort of lied and told Craig, “It won’t be pink, pink, I swear” when it came to the chairs, but luckily, he’s easy going and likes the vibe.

I created a little seating area centered around this vintage Italian Gingko Leaf lamp I found online – it’s sort of kooky but I love it. There was also dead space by the door into the room, so I placed an etagere there. I felt like anything more substantial would be blocky and narrow the room, so I love the light and airy effect the open shelving creates. Plus, it gives me another opportunity to add pops of color through indoor plants and large photo books.

Master Bedroom Credits:

Chairs: Craig’s Grandma, upholstery by Leija Designs

Side table: Target

Bed: One Kings Lane

Rug under bed: Vintage

Fans behind chair: Vintage Gingko Lamp from 1st Dibs

Etagere: Jonathan Adler

Bench: Craig’s Grandma

Bedside lamps: Rejuvenation

Bedside tables: Worlds Away