One of the rooms in the house that’s currently on the “back burner” is the master bedroom…
At this point, we don’t really have a plan for this room. And being a “planner”, that bugs the living daylights out of me. All I know at this point is we really like the dresser, but I’m not digging our bed these days. I like it, but it’s a tad too traditional for me (I think) and it’s really high. And before you ask, we already have a low-profile box-spring on it, and there’s no way to cut down the legs without making it look weird. The lamps have got to be Craigslisted. Though we love the wall color, the room needs more color… the list of things to do goes on and on. But enough about what we want to change. I’m sure that will be another post entirely when we’re actually ready to tackle it. Regardless, we’re hoping to do something with it soon – even if it’s just hang some art on the walls.
There are so many things I want to do with this room, but my “vision” for it changes every week. One week, I want to go “Restoration Hardware-esque” and the next, I’m talking “Domino modern”. When I asked Greg what he wanted, he said a Downton Abbey-style estate room, but since gold-embossed leather wallpaper is currently out of the budget, he says he’s happy as long as it has bed. Our styles definitely tend to conflict a bit from time to time, but I’m sure we’ll end up with something we both like – something we’re in the progress of doing throughout the rest of the house.
Yesterday, I was browsing the Nate Berkus Show website and came across this fun Bedroom Design Personality Quiz. We don’t get the show here in Richmond (boo!), so I count on the website to keep updated. Greg and I both enjoy a good quiz so we took it for a spin:
Apparently, I’m a Purist. At first, I wasn’t too sure if my results were accurate, but then I had to remind myself this was a design personality quiz and not necessarily a style quiz. When I think about it, I do like the idea of mixing soft upholstery with bold colors. I also love layering accessories, trays, books, etc. – especially in a bedroom. One part that was definitely dead on was the bed. I’m all about layered bedding and tufted headboards. Ideally, I’d like the bed to look like a crisp white sea of high-end (yet comfy) linens. That, my friend, would be awesome.
Nate pegged Greg as a Collector. Greg and I agree: this description couldn’t be more spot-on! First of all, Greg really likes a room that appears to have evolved over time. He also has a thing for vintage and antique pieces. I mean, come on, the boy wants to live at Downton Abbey! You can’t get anymore “antique” than that. The note about meaningful books and personal photos hit the nail on the head. Despite being a computer geek, Greg loves the feel of a good book in his hands. He says turning pages just isn’t as fun on a screen. He’s also pretty sentimental, so accessories that have a personal story behind them are pretty important, as well. Who knew a 4-question quiz could be that dead on?
Hopefully one day soon, when the other projects begin to wrap up, we’ll get around to putting together a mood board to tie in each of our ideas of the “perfect” bedroom. I’m sure we’ll go back and forth a bit before we find something that suits both our tastes, but we’ll be sure to let you guys know as soon as we do!
Click on over and take the quiz – it’s only 4 short questions! What were your results? Were they accurate?