It Was All A Dream: Our Master Bedroom Styling

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We’ve been in our new abode almost 3 solid months now… so it was time for a progress report! First of all, I haven’t even really gotten into how or why we moved… trust me it was as shocking to us as it was to everyone around us that we would be leaving our beloved Hoboken for the burbs. But that is another tale for another day, all I can say is I am shocked at how natural everything feels, how at peace I am with a little less hustle and bustle and how much I love doing house shi%! Hahaha. I guess when you reside in an apartment for 12 years, no matter how fabulous the apartment may be, you can’t roll up up your sleeves and have real fun until you own the place. That’s what has got me excited now- to put the personal touches on what we had been working/saving so hard for, for so long. So yes, we have our little piece of the American Dream and now it’s getting pimped out by moi!

We moved in with a good amount of furniture considering we were leaving a fully furnished, oversized, two bedroom apartment. But a house has soooo much space! {and don’t even get me started on the backyard!} I knew and still know it will likely take, years to get it furnished to where I would like it to be- but I strategized on how I would get it there the most efficient way possible. There needs to be a plan because I am not sure if this has ever happened to you, but when it comes to home projects, if they aren’t on a calendar they will never get done. With many things, big and small on our to renovate, customize and decorate list we had to get started somewhere and I chose the bedroom; more specifically our bedding.

It sounds like a small thing, bedding. However, when it comes to your master bedroom it is the soul of the space. With both myself and George pushing the pedal to the metal work-wise, I knew I wanted our bedroom in our new home to reflect the calm we don’t always get to experience in our daily lives. I made a mood board and everything I was adding to it {a bit of it seen above in the first photo} was in neutral shades and tones. Many of things I added to my board were much more grand than our space but I took what I could from the images and applied it in the-look-for-less fashion. FOR LESS, I really did! Almost everything you see is from the brilliant bullseye Tarjay- or as I like to call it, damn you Nate Burkus :-D, and Homegoods. Of course, I am on a budget- I mean we had to fork over 6 months of taxes at closing… but I wouldn’t rush our bedroom and just do it on the cheap if I thought I should be holding out for something better that would come with patience and saving. The truth of the matter is- I just loved the way all these pieces worked together and felt they were exactly what I was looking for for. And then the price happened to be so right. The headboard is what I put the most work into finding. I was on the hunt for something different, something that felt kind of artsy but also wasn’t too feminine. GP is very quick to let me know when I am Tiffany-ifying things too much, so finding a piece that fulfilled the balance was tricky but not impossible.

A few cues for anyone trying to get their room style nailed down:

-make a mood board! A vision can’t become reality until you have a vision. It all becomes clearer and clearer the more you edit it.

-look on sites you can’t afford! Seriously lol, I know it sounds like a cruel thing to do but this is how you figure out when you are getting a great look-for-less item {like these lamp bases!}

-don’t be afraid to return something. I ordered a bed from the internet only, never saw it in person. The headboard went to our ceiling. I was mortified. It was so huge I felt like our room looked like a dollhouse. I had measured the space before but this piece was just massive in real life. I called the company and they took it back and gave us a refund {thanks Ashley Home Furniture} we did buy other awesome stuff from them that I will harp on in another post, but their customer service needs to be recognized as 5 star.  The point is, it may not always come together perfectly first shot but the fun is in getting there. Trying things out, removing one piece adding another…. ’til it feels just right.

On to the professional shots…

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Photography by Erin Quigley 

Bedding Details: Amira Carved Wood Headboard $279 {on sale!} | Pacifica Duvet Set $88  {includes duvet cover, 2 shams and throw pillow} Online only, not sold in store | Oblong Pillow in Cream $15.99 |  Gold Plated Ceramic Lamp Base $19.99 | Gold Foil Criss-Cross Lamp Shade $24.99 | Shag Bench $199 via Homegoods

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Decor: Campaign Stool by Nate Burkus $75 {on sale limited time!} | Bronze Sequin Pillow $15.99 | Small Printed Pillow unavailable online from Target similar here | Wall Art with Saying $50 via Homegoods

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Outfit Details: Patchwork Tonal Knitted Sweater $148 | Distressed Blue Denim $68 {on sale limited time!} These were featured on last month’s Fall Foundations post with extra options on how to style them 😉 | Crystal Hoop Earrings $25 and Horizontal Horn Ring $15 via Aaraa Accessories

So that’s where we are at right now with our bedroom styling. It’s tranquil and dreamy… and easy to wash {bedding wise} considering we sleep with a furry Frenchman. I will give an update once our small dresser arrives to show what kind of furniture I paired for clothing storage.

It’s definitely the favorite place in the house for both of us and will stay that way until we start working on the mancave. Hahaha- yup, plenty to stay tuned for!

Any of my readers adding some style to their space? Let me know what’s been working for you, share here: @TiffanyPineroStyle on instagram |@TPineroStyle on Twitter |\TiffanyPineroStyle on Facebook!

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4 Responses

  1. Gorgeous!!

  2. I absolutely love your bedroom. Home and garden magazine will definitely call
    For you now :). Xo miss you much!!

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