Our Master Bedroom and Sitting Room

Posted by John on January 2nd, 2013

Two posts in a row!  Talk about a New Years resolution.  It’s like going to the gym everyday for a week… that’s what two posts in a row is like… at least in my head.  I haven’t been to the gym since around 2005.  It’s been 7 years.  I was 26.  Wow.  Anywho, about our master bedroom and sitting room.

As I mentioned in our 2013 To-Do list, we’re planning on making use of this sitting room that’s attached to our master bedroom.  I don’t think it would be proper to just show you the sitting room, so we’ll show you both.

***Remember, we haven’t done ANYTHING to these rooms other than throw in some furniture.  They need paint, decorating, the works.  Also, I hate decorating.***

Here’s the first thing you see when you come up our stairs…

master bedroom 2

Is it normally that cleaned and freshly vacuumed?  Um… yes (no).   I picked a crappy day to take these photos.  It was heavily overcast even during the normally bright hours, so I had to use the overhead and room lights, which washes the room over in a warm amber glow.  If you’ve tried to take interior photos at night, you know what I’m talking about.  Oh well.  It is what it is.

Moving into the room…

master bedroom

We have our bed.. it’s king sized.  I would make a crack about being a king or something, but if you’re married and have a schnauzer you need all the room you can get.

This entire furniture set came from Mealey’s.  It’s held up well.  Nice stuff.  The carpet, not so much.

Lisa’s dresser…

woman's dresser

My “gentleman’s chest” … thankfully they didn’t make me provide references or otherwise prove I’m a gentleman in order to purchase it.

gentlemen's chest

If I’m not careful, several t-shirts will roll out onto the floor when I open the side door.  It’s like a spring loaded peanut butter brittle can.  Stuff pops out.  I need to add a system to this thing.  Not high on our list, but on the list nonetheless.

Moving onto the sitting room…

sitting room 2

It’s actually a decent sized room.  We’ve yet to do any actual “sitting” in said room, but we are planning on it.

There’s a nice sized long wall where we’ll put a couch…

sitting room 3

sitting room

We’ve actually already bought a couch for this space from Ikea and we’re using an older flat screen we have from our first home.  I’ll be doing a couple posts on hiding the TV’s cables using a slightly different method than the Powerbridge we used at our neighbor’s house as well.  Beyond that we need a TV console which we haven’t picked out, lighting and ideally some built-in shelving.  Hopefully painting this space will carry over into the rest of the master.

Remind me never to take pictures in this room with those lights on again please.  It’s giving me a headache.

What’s your first project of 2013?

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  • I'm terribly jealous of your master bedroom & sitting room! It's a great space. Which Ikea couch did you buy?

    • Thanks! We went with the EKTORP. We like it. A lot. It's pretty casual and it's definitely comfortable.

  • Your master is HUGE!

  • I think giant rooms are the hardest to decorate. First world problems!

    I think we're going to tackle a behind the couch table this week-end.

    • First world problems indeed. haha.

      A behind the couch table sounds perfect… we were thinking about getting one ourselves, but it would probably be used as a surf board by our 2 yo, which as you could imagine, would be problematic.

  • That is one HUUUUGE bedroom! My bed is jealous.
    Hopefully our first project will be converting our hall coat closet into a pantry – we desperately need the space!

  • What an amazing space!

    Also, a gentleman's chest!! I finally know the name for that type of furniture.

    • Thanks! Yeah, I've never even heard of one until we bought one.

  • Holy moly, you have an amazing master retreat!! And don't feel bad on not decorating it….large spaces are tough to tackle!

    I'm really trying to purge most of my closet. I have entirely too many things that I never wear/have never worn….so it's ridiculous to keep them when someone else could get use out of them. {First world problems…}

    • Good project. I remember your closet from an earlier post. It\’s really impressive.

  • casadechristine

    Wow! That's one amazing master suite! You have so much space in there! It's larger than my living room. haha. I'm sure you'll do something great with it! Our first project of 2013 continues from 2012… the dreaded shower!

  • amyanniemc

    It's funny… I've never realized how much I needed a sitting room with columns until this very moment. But yeah, I definitely need one now.

    • haha… we didn't even want the columns, but I don't think they were optional.

  • Wow! Your master suite is gorgeous! Good luck decorating, I can't wait to see what you do with the sitting room space!

    • John @ OHFS


  • I am so jealous of how big your master suite is. It may be bigger than our apartment (okay, I'm exaggerating a bit, but you could probably get two master suites in our apartment).

    • John @ OHFS

      I have to admit, the size of the master was a major selling point for us.

  • karla

    Wheeeww!! So huge and lovely! I am so amazed with your wonderful master bedroom. I wish I can also apply your ideas for my bedroom.Wonderful 🙂