home tour: the master bedroom

Our first floor master is the room on the list for the home tour this week.

When we purchased the house this room was listed as a "family room" or a mother-in-law suite. We chose to use the room as a first floor master due to space and the convenience of a larger bathroom. The bathroom, mudroom, and master bedroom were an addition put on the house back in the 1930's (about 10-15 years after the original construction of the home).

Read on for more about our handmade touches and repurposed storage!

{all photos -except befores- courtesy of Coley & Co. Photography}

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The painting above the bed Kiel & I created when we first moved in. Back in high school when Kiel and I were in art class together, I was very into mixed media collage "paintings". We decided to create on together to fit the theme of our room- romantically eclectic.

Our herringbone fireplace we updated this winter and it made such a difference in the room! The bright white pops against all the dark black accents.


A vintage bird cage that we found on our honeymoon serves as storage above "my side" of the bed.


The room originally had built in book cases which we extended and modified to create a closet and clothing storage. We used vintage doors found in the basement on a tract to move back and forth. Beneath the closet holds more storage in baskets painted black.


We finished out the room with rustic details like this branch for jewelry that we found in the nearby ravine.

We searched for ages and finally found the perfect little dresser to bring in more of the victorian/ romantic theme to balance out the modern sleek feel of our handmade bed and shelving that Kiel designed and made for a school project.