I am renovating the entire house, but as this is my first home that is only mine and I work in a creative industry and have a casual attitude, I decided that I didn't want what every other tract house has - I want my energy, my vibe!
I have this master bedroom unchanged since 1979. It's huge, but it's white walls and impersonal. I feel so out of place in it. Going to bed at night is like being punished and sent to prison.
The key for me was to have one room in the house where I express the frustrated wannabe surfer girl with all things sea.
Yeah, I live in the desert, but that doesn't mean I need to look at desert inside my home. I see enough of that out my picture windows.
First I measured the room and plotted out the massive renovations to take a huge sitting area and make it into a walk-in closet, to remove the ugly mirrored doors small closet, and make the room deeper.
When I finished that aspect, I started to test my dream paint on the walls to make the room a cheerful place to sleep and wake up in. I decided to try the same color I used in the living room/dining room/kitchen area.
I studied the paint throughout the day to see how light affects it and decided that every time I walk into the bedroom now, I smile so big. Yes, this is the color!
So, since the master suite is not a public area, I figured I'd indulge in making the room into my own private paradise getaway. I dream of being near the sea all the time, so why not have a place I can retreat into the fantasy?
blue claw crab trap (Bass pro shop)
blue crab figures (Amazon)
mermaid figures (Amazon)