Home Makeover: Master Bedroom

Thanks for your comments on our apartment makeover this week! It has been really fun to share photos with you. Emily also helped us style the master bedroom, and here are the before and after pictures…
Here’s the before photo when we moved in…
And here are the after shots! For our bedroom, we kept most of the pieces we already had—our bed, nightstands, desk, rugs, etc. that Jenny had helped find and make for our previous apartment. But Emily styled it up to fit our new place. (One especially awesome addition is the buffalo from the Animal Print Shop. He’s so regal and I love how he watches over the room.)
Some glamour shots of the pillows:) It feels like a hotel bed!
One happy accident: We discovered the greatest sheets from Bed Bath and Beyond. We were hoping for a pair of basic white sheets to fit with the new decor, so Emily’s team went to the closest store to grab a set. And the random sheets they chose turned out to be RIDICULOUSLY AWESOME. They feel absolutely unbelievably silky soft, like you’re sleeping on a puffy cloud. Honestly, I’ve always wondered how to make a bed truly comfortable because I’m not a great sleeper—and these sheets are it. No joke.
Our master bedroom is where a) Anton currently sleeps (his travel crib is hidden in these shots:), b) Alex and I sleep, c) and I often work. Needless to say, we spend a lot of time here. Emily asked us what vibe we wanted for the bedroom’s styling—quiet and serene? dark and sexy?—and our top adjective was cheerful. We love having a happy, cozy and relaxed place to hang out, especially during the dark NYC winters.
And Emily did just that:) See the complete apartment makeover here, if you’d like. Thank you so much, Emily! And thanks to everyone for reading.

P.S. Not pictured are family photos and a black dresser across from the bed, like we had in our previous apartment—we ran out of time during the photo shoot before Anton had to nap again:)

BED: DIY headboard made by our friend (and interior designer) Jenny Komenda—tutorial here, vintage bedside tables from our old apartment (similar), reading lamps on the wall from One Forty Three, buffalo photograph from Animal Print Shop, long Josef Frank pillow from our old apartment (we bought the fabric and Jenny had it sewn), pink euro shams from ABC and blue floral pillow cases from DwellStudio. DESK: Vintage campaign-style desk from our old apartment (similar), vintage striped rugs from our old apartment, circle lamp from Serena & Lily, acrylic tray from Katy Skelton, large vase from West Elm. Window treatments from Decorview.

(Photos by the wonderful Ryan Liebe for Cup of Jo. Also huge thanks to Emily’s senior designer Samantha Gluck and two awesome interns, Will and Alex)

  1. It looked so dark before you decorated with all these cozy stuff. All the sparkling comes from the color of the sheets. Actually it is pretty good idea to post a photo “before” and “after”. People can see the difference. Best regards!

  2. This bed looks incredibly comfy! And not only that but it is so stylish! I need to have a professional designer come in and decorate my bed and room to look something like this! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I love the gorgeous for bold prints of the feature pillows. They would be lovely with just the right set of Egyptian cotton bed sheets. I do adore the styling of this room.

  4. Hello,

    What size is the photo behind your bed?
    I love the room. it’s amazing.


  5. Ravishing! I adore the diverse shades and examples combined. These photographs rouse me to handle our room this winter, a debt of gratitude is in order regarding offering.

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  6. I love the bedroom furniture you have! I especially love that little desk you’ve got. It looks so cute and fits the style very well. We’re redoing our bedroom next month. Maybe I can find a little desk like that for my own room.
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  11. I love your new home. Have come back to this post a few times to look at the sheets. How are they holding up? The reviews at BBB are not great so wondering what you think after a few washings??

  12. Love it! Those Pillows are amazing!

  13. I bought this Bathrobes for my hubby, who has been having some health problems with some severe chills. This robe is warm and cozy. He really likes it! Much warmer than anything I found in local stores. Very comforting

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  16. Hi Joanna!
    I love what you did with the room. My entire bedding is also from Bed Bath and Beyond and I love it! This inspires me to do something different with my room as well. Thanks for the ideas!

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  18. The little deer figure on the desk is just killing me. SO sweet.

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  20. so pretty. I love your work station. a desk by a long window like that is like a dream working spot for me. also the lamp.. so chic.

    congrats Joanna ! wonderful makeover.