This past week has been a whirl wind with my staging project. Now I officially know what it feels like to be Joanna Gains! Our real estate agent notified us of an opportunity to hold an open house and I jumped for joy. There was only one little problem… I didn’t have a delivery confirmation on the furniture I had ordered… and… we needed it delivered in FOUR days! Of course I was not going to pass up an opportunity to show off this beautiful home, so I immediately called our furniture wholesale company and begged to get it on the next available truck. Typically it takes our wholesaler three days to pull the order and another few days to schedule a shipping company. This was precious time I simply did not have! I was amazed when they told me they would be able to fulfill my order and get it here the day before the open house! Hallelujah!
I knew had to have all of my decor ready to pick and pull once the furniture arrived because time was of the essence. The first day was spent pulling decor I currently had stored in my home and in our storage unit. I spent the next couple of days searching our local stores to find dreamy textiles and special items to fit some of the unique spaces. Once I had a pretty good collection of decor, I hauled it all over to the home. I placed the large decor items in the areas where they were going to reside…and left the smaller items on the kitchen island which was a central location to pick and pull from while I was decorating. Here is part of my stash… you can even see the larger shutters in the background waiting to be hung!
The furniture arrived at 7 pm the night before the open house! This left me with only a few hours to stage… I am a realist… and I know I need my beauty sleep! I was so lucky to have my kiddos there to help me pull packaging materials off of the chairs while I placed them around the house. My husband was busy hanging items that needed to be hung. Yep… we all had our jobs and it made the process go much faster! I would even venture out and say it was F~U~N! So much fun, I forgot to take pictures of the process! Oh yeah…I had the camera out and ready, but found myself completely engulfed in creativity and enjoying the moment of working with my family that I forgot to take a single shot. Bummer… especially since my helpers were just so darn cute!
Here is the master retreat reveal! Our business partner…. and really dear friend, Kristin Roth, was the creative mind behind the finishing touches on this home project. I was honored to have the opportunity to add to this gorgeous palette. Remember the large area in front of the shower? And the long counter space leading to the vanity?
I can’t express enough how much I love with these romantic chairs with oval rattan backs and hand turned legs! These beauties blend the soft grey color of the floor tile with the walnut color highlighted in the cabinets and faux wood tile. The charming distressed white table accents beautifully against the faux wood tiled wall. The moment I laid eyes on this sign I knew it would give this retreat the perfect touch of intimacy I was searching for. I can just imagine the home owner tossing a white faux fur throw over the back of this chair adding even more softness and fun texture to this seating area.
The vanity was another area that I wanted to soften in the master retreat. I added a matching chair for the lady of the house…. because I really do LOVE this chair! In the corner I placed a wooden lantern on top of a lovely gray ruffled runner. The runner had the perfect complementary grey hue and provided a soft dainty spot for the lantern. I filled the lantern with a stack of my do it “her”self vintage books. If you want to know how to make these unbound vintage book stacks for pennies click here! I topped the vintage book stack with a romantic wooden rosette bouquet! The bouquet reminds me of a preserved wedding bouquet… sigh. I just love a good wedding! The bonus of this type of bouquet… it doesn’t need to be watered! This dreamy feminine touch worked perfectly for this romantic master retreat.
The last place I wanted to add a little something was the hand towel bars. I stacked two hand towels together for a more plush look. I chose a dark grey hand towel to blend with the lovely grey from the floor tile and the frames around the mirrors. I toned down the dark grey accent by placing a white hand towel on top with a simple grey stripe detail. This easy addition gave the sink area a soft comforting feeling.
With just a few simple additions this master retreat turned into a lovely romantic haven.