I have gotten so much love from the last home blog post (thank you!) and many of you have asked to see more! Of course, I hesitate because it’s so far from done! The downstairs living area is currently one large room that contains our sofa, a tv stand and the tv – that’s it. We are working on getting the kids rooms finished first, which entails a ton of purging and storage solutions (books! toys! games! galore!) and leaves little time for the rest of the house.
Here is our master bedroom, as it sits so far. You may remember a few of these items from our previous rental, as we haven’t purchased any new furniture for our bedroom yet. But it’s simple and neat, and very relaxing for us.
Our queen-sized bed is made of reclaimed wood that was sourced from a burnt down Vancouver Mounted Police horse stable. The wood has burn marks and holes in it, and also tends to smell a bit like a barn every once in a while. We absolutely love it.
We purchased those little white clamp lamps recently from Ikea, as they are currently the only source of light in our bedroom. The side tables are metal, and they are a temporary solution until we can get our dream side tables. They are also safe for outdoors which I think will be perfect for an exterior space idea I have.
You can see my lovely Mac computer (my third baby!) sitting on the floor, looking sad and forlorn – but don’t feel too bad about it. That’s a yoga mat sticking out behind it, and the current height of the monitor is perfect for doing yoga videos! Honestly, I cannot wait until we can get a proper desk, but it works for now.
Our duvet cover was purchased from Dwell many years ago, and the grey knit blanket is a gift from my talented mother. Our throw pillows have been in storage so long as I was afraid to use them anywhere else! From the right: a grey velvet pillow with a studded border, a heavy Union Jack pillow, and a grey wool felt pillow with orange antlers on it.
I found two framed pictures in our storage locker – the orange one is an Amsterdam print, while the dark one to the left of it is a Paris Metro print – and they sit on the floor as I can’t quite commit to hanging them on the walls yet! The only other piece of furniture in the room is the little wooden step stool, the only way I can reach the windows to open them.
I’ve also gotten a few questions about the concrete floors. Firstly, I absolutely love them. Our whole downstairs has radiant heating installed in the flooring, and it is such a pleasure to step out of bed in the morning onto a warm floor. They are very easy to clean and take care of, and we are noticing new cracks in the floor here and there, which adds a certain character to the floor that I adore.
- Dwell Studio Vintage ‘Trellis’ Bedding (unavailable)
- Matteo Home Sei Sheets & Shams in White
- Clayton Grey Union Jack Lumbar Pillow
- Studded Velvet Pillow from West Elm
- Antler Pillow
- Reclaimed Burnt Wood Bed from Koolhaus (now closed)
- Skinny Dip Side Table from CB2 (unavailable)
- Bekvam Step Stool & Ranarp Claim Light from Ikea