One of my craziest ideas ever.

I have talked endlessly on this site about my future master addition, and my current mini-ish master situation.
I have also shared my obsession with my son’s nursery and how I freaked out when he was first born that my navy/gray/yellow color scheme was not coming together, so I had it painted Prussian Blue.
Well I don’t know if I’ve fully explained the issue with my second floor. Try to stay with me:
At the top of the stairs, directly to the left is my son’s bedroom. Directly to the right is our bathroom.
Then there is a long hallway, to the left is the staircase to the playroom and then the kiddo bano.
At the end of the hallway are two larger bedrooms, mirror images of one another. One is my daughter’s bedroom and one is ours.
Clearly, the layout is, as they say, farkakte.
Ultimately, our idea is to build the master bedroom addition over the existing garage, turn my son’s room into a guest room, seal off and renovate the small bathroom so that it is a true master suite, and have both kids down at the other end of the hall, next to each other and their bathroom. Makes much more sense, right? Right.
The only problem is, master additions don’t just materialize. They take time. And work. And major moolah.
So then I got to thinking. And it may be one of my craziest ideas ever, but I am completely behind it.
My idea is to switch bedrooms with my son. This means that my husband and I would take the smallest bedroom in the house, but one at the end of the hallway (more privacy) and directly next to our bathroom. We would store our King sized bed until we build the addition and replace it with a queen. More intimate, me thinks.
My philosophy is this: Not only is it a more practical layout, but it changes the tone of our bedroom. Right now our bedroom has extra space. And in that space we have piles and clutter. It is not used in a good way.
And I like the idea of our room being our little cave, with darker paint, white bedding, a gold dresser, a mirrored wall and, ultimately,a place for us to rest and turn off. And to be together.
My husband is not excited about this crazy idea.
But we’ve gone from “absolutely not” to “I’ll think about it”, which is huge progress.
I made a polyvore of what the scheme of our room would look like and I love it. I love it so much.
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my closet is already in that room, and I think, while it would be smaller, it would be cozier.
And I think that it would bring us closer together. Literally and figuratively.
stay tuned…


Foxy Find.

Today, after a rousing stop at some Purim festivities, my mom and I headed to Nordstrom.

And there I found some more inspiration for my future master bedroom.

Right now I’m thinking Navy, leopard print, gray walls, ruching…I am thinking tranquil and chic. I am thinking this ain’t happening for a long time, but a girl can dream (and polyvore.)

And I got some great inspo ideas, from color to texture to cute, meaningful decor.

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And then,I spotted this:

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Apparently it had just been delivered this morning. And you know how I feel about all things the Foxy.

So I had to adopt it.

Not sure where it will find it’s home yet; I could put it on my baby’s Anywhere chair, or in my sunroom. But I have fantasies of a velvet chaise in a future master, with this right on top of it.

Dreams are great, but Foxy dreams are the best.

In the back room.

I’ve taken great pleasure in helping to re-do my Mommom’s back room. Not only did it give me her remnants to turn into my new bedroom area rug, but it’s so fun watching the room come together in such a chic and modern way.

She just added two more pillows to the one we bought together,

by my main man Jonathan Adler, and they rock the couch.

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and are reversible!photo 2And while in the back room, Mommom had me try on some of her most prized vintage pieces. We are talking 70s Bill Blass and such.

And I have to say, I had a ball playing dress-up. But getting Mommom to figure out how to work my iPhone camera? Not so easy….there is one clear picture in the bunch, and it was taken by my not-quite-4 year old. While this site is more about home design, it doesn’t hurt to have a little fashion design in here every once in awhile, right? Especially when we are talking gold lace and sashes and shoulder pads and mink.

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The photo below is what my mom and aunt used to call the Princess Dress and is Bill Blass original. And my daughter took this photo.
photo 1 photo 1So, more fun in the back room was had. Design is design is a design. Said Gertrude Stein. In her own way.

We are well on our way. With Leopard.

Dreams for my future fantasy bedroom are coming together slowly but surely. Sure, we have a major addition to complete, and sure, that is years away, but at least I got my leopard print. Dave at Norman Carpet One had my mommom’s remnants bound for me so now I have a fabulous leopard area rug in my master. Check it.

photo 1 (1) photo 2 (2) photo 3 (1)It’s awesome. I love it and I love the folks there. They made it easy and reasonable, and my vision is coming to fruition. So in the past two days my bedroom has become a lot cooler, I say.