The "Darkly Dreary to Modern Minimal" Master Bedroom Makeover

The "Darkly Dreary to Modern Minimal" Master Bedroom Makeover

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Janel Laban
Jan 8, 2015

Renovation by: Heather and Mike
Location: Phoenix, Arizona

We are Phoenix, Arizona natives that have never left our little neighborhood of Arcadia. Born and raised in such a gorgeous and historical area of the city, we decided to buy the perfect ranch-style home (in serious need of some TLC!) in our citrus-filled area of town 8 years ago. We've had some serious adventures in renovations, and the master suite was the last piece of the puzzle!

Our original master suite had one small window and was so dark and dreary that bedtime was not our favorite part of the day!

When we designed the re-design we wanted sleek, clean all-white everything. Touches of natural fibers - tweed and fur to be exact - and natural colors - hello, succulents! - added just the right amount of texture and dimension to the clean look we craved.


When it came time to choose furniture and decorative pieces we decided to try to source as much in our hometown of Phoenix as we could. And if not directly local - at least made in the USA by smaller companies rather than large manufacturers. Adding sentimentality whenever possible was also part of the plan.


The fireplace mantel piece was a wood piece salvaged from an old mine in Southern Arizona that is on some of our family's property. The rocks on the mantel are from Lake Powell where Mike vacationed as a child and where we got engaged.


The bathroom and nightstand light fixtures added the perfect mid-century touch. Agate drawer pulls helped bring the element of nature that we love to the bathroom as well. Clean, black and white tile along with beveled subway tile on the walls kept the bathroom sleek and minimal. That bath shelf was made by Mike, given to Heather as a "happy bathtub day" birthday present.

We are just loving ever moment of peace and tranquility in our new space and hope you will love it too!

Thanks, Heather (of The BirdieGirl Company) and Mike!

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