Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Elegant In Austin | The Master Suite


Remember my project in Austin that I keep gushing about? Well, here's a little more of it. This is the master suite. Dang, I should have ironed that duvet! These aren't my final photos anyway, there were a few things missing across the room and so you're only getting to see half of the space :-) It's about 90% done though.
I love the mix of the warm, rich woods amidst a clean palette of warm grays and creams. Not pictured, 'cause that side of the room wasn't done ;-) is a beautiful antique mahogany Chippendale piece with gorgeous carved blind fretwork on the glass doors. This piece was inherited from the husband's grandmother and complements the warmth of the nightstand wood. We are going to add a bench to the foot of the bed as well.

You might recall my meltdown regarding my interior door color and the subsequent repainting, by my way too accomodating-so-as-not-to-upset-the-pregnant-lady episode. Well, you are viewing the project where I specified the color on the doors that sent me reeling, and I immediately wanted my doors to be this color instead of black. Aren't they beautiful?!

I never get tired of sunburst mirrors!
Speaking of sunburst mirrors...there has been a lot of talk around the blogosphere lately about what is trendy and if sunburst mirrors are still "in". They've been around since Louis XIV for cryin' out loud people!!! He was known as 'the sun king', did you know that? Anyhoo, I think that eliminates categorizing sunburst mirrors as "trendy" don't you?!

Moving along...

The master bathroom is one of my very favorite parts of this home. We washed the whole space in delectable Cararra marble. The vintage style freestanding tub and it's cashmere finish made me stop what I was doing the day that it was installed and do a little happy dance to the interior design Gods :-) It is so beautiful!
We carried more of the rich wood into the bath on a linen cabinet instead of having a basic, builder grade built-in put in. It is the perfect warm contrast to all of the monochromatic marble.
The cabinet below has closed storage for items that aren't display worthy.

We used mercury glass knobs on the vanities.

Keep an eye out for more posts to come showing you more of this gorgeous home.
I hope you're having a great week!

11 comments:

Alli Aars said...

I am in L.O.V.E with that bathroom! Beautiful work mamma to be....

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Miss Alli :-)

Amy R. said...

This bedroom looks so pretty. I love the color scheme and the touches of gold.

Ann Himoff said...

I love the master bed and bath, Maria! Gorgeous

Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

This is absolutely stunning. I love every detail, especially that rug!

Jenny
www.simcoestreet.blogspot.com

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Ann! I can't wait to work on your master bed and bath :-)

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thank you Jenny :-)

Emily said...

just found your blog, and love your curtains paired with your roman shades...so I included them in a post I did about roman shades:http://theanatomyofdesign.com/2013/04/10/design-is-in-the-details-hanging-roman-shades/
Just thought I would let you know!

Maria@Live Beautifully said...

Thanks Emily! Just checked it out :-) Fun post!

Anne Krantz said...

Can you tell me the color of the bathtub, and also the color you chose for your doors? They look chocolate brown but its hard to tell. Beautiful design!

Anne Krantz said...

Oh, also...are there any photos of the vanity in the bathroom? Love everything about , and it's become my bathroom inspiration, so seeing it in its entirety would be great!