House & HomeDecember 16, 2014

Master Suite & Addition Final Reveal!

FINALLY I am able to show you the final shots of my master suite and addition!!!  We finished construction in early October and since then I’ve been prepping, styling and trying to finish all the spaces off. You can read about the whole construction process in this post thread.  But here we go- I tried to link as many sources as I could below the picture (shot by ) with a couple of my own iPhone shots throw in too where marked with ** (but I am sure you can tell by the mediocre quality!)


Bed- // Nightstands- // Lamps- Arteriors // Stool-  // Bedding- Pottery Barn //  Faux Fur Throw- Pottery Barn // Rug- Pottery Barn // Urchins- Target // Drapes, Shades & Pillow- //  Drape Fabric- // Pillow Fabric-

Starting down in the kitchen, when we tore down the garage and unheated “mud room” area we replaced it with a pantry area, mudroom and laundry room (and and a nice big new garage we can actually fit a car in now!)  We worked with to design this tricky addition- with our sloping  raised lot and hip roof it really made Dad and his team flex their creative muscles!

Looking from the kitchen into the pantry area- our kitchen is small so this allows for a HUGE new storage space for food, we added a glass door out to the patio and grill to the right.  We had hoped to make it one continuous floor, but due to the roof lines and lot we had to keep two small steps down….


Kitchen Cabinets- // Lower Cabinet Color- Benjamin Moore Cape May Cobblestone // Cabinet Hardware- // Trim & Door Paint- Sherwin William Extra White

I had the doors made to mimic the Shaker style of our kitchen cabinets so that it would feel like an extension of the kitchen- and used some really gorgeous crystal knobs for interest.


Door handles- // Door Color- Sherwin Williams Extra White

A little area to keep dog stuff and notes.


Floor Tile- // Rug- Homegoods  // Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Balboa Mist

I added a few wall hooks for leashes and coats and bags.


Hooks- Anthropologie

But what’s REALLY exciting is the giant coat closet on the right- we had NO coat closet until now since we took out the tiny one that was originally in the house to make a door to our back yard and open up the flow of the house. Oh and hello laundry room.


MY LAUNDRY ROOM!!!! Bringing the laundry out the basement was HUUUUUUUGGE for us. And I decided to really do it up with an amazing toile paper and colored ceiling. It’s so happy in here I don’t mind doing laundry.  It’s super tiny, but totally functional.


Wallpaper- // Roman Shade- // Trim & Shelf Color- Sherwin Williams Extra White


Ceiling Light- // Ceiling Paint Color- Sherwin Williams Breaktime

Why not put some nice art in a laundry room too??


Slim Aarons photograph-

Okay, moving upstairs, this is where the real magic happened.  The entrance to our master suite!  This room used to be Andrew’s office and the scary little “bedroom” with a half door.  We used it to just store our junk. Now it has gorgeous mirror built ins that serve as Andrew’s closet/ dressing area and book storage.  I wallpapered the right hand wall for some added interest.


Custom Closet/ Shelf Built Ins- // Rug- // Wallpaper- // Hardware-

When we bought the house this space looked like THIS.


Close up of the gorgeous built ins. These were expensive, but worth EVERY penny not only for the design and drama it adds but the functionality too! So much storage!


Wine Jug, Driftwood, Baskets and Frames- // Gold Container- // Vase- West Elm // Bowl- // Shagreen Box- West Elm

I found these sconces in Palm Beach and thought they were perfect in this hallway!


Sconces (vintage)- // Wallpaper-

Through the pocket door is our master bathroom! Again, this space is small, but we designed it to function exactly as we needed- two sinks, two medicine cabinets and a nice big walk in shower.  I plan to put some art above the towel bar at some point too :)


Vanity Color- Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray // Floor Tile- // Hardware- //  Medicine Cabinets- // Sconces- // Faucets- // Wall Color- Sherwin Williams Eider White


Countertops- // Sinks- // Tissue Cover – Jonathan Adler // Zebra Tray- Jonathan Adler

I LOVE my new shower- and I am SO glad I did the Modern French Gold finish from Kohler because it makes me SO happy every day!


Shower Tile- // Toilet- // Showerhead & Trim-


This was what was there before- Andrew’s office.


Our amazing bedroom!  This space has become totally detrimental to our social life because we just want to stay in here ALL. THE. TIME.  I was looking everywhere for a wood canopy bed with clean lines and an upholstered, tufted headboard and could not find one that was right.  So I worked with the fab Kristin Drohan to design one of my own (which is now part of her collection!)  We did a limed oak finish and used a great white faux leather for the headboard!  And can we discuss my drapes???? HEAVEN.  The print is bold but neutral and I love them SO much- as well as my cordless woven wood shades.  My drapery workroom is THE BEST.  Also of note, this rug is too small for the room, I need to get a custom sized rug but as you can imagine, the budget got tight at the end. Maybe for Xmas.


Bed- // Nightstands – // Drapes, Shades & Pillow- // Drape Fabric- // Chair- // Bedding- Pottery Barn // Pillow Fabric- // Faux Fur Blanket- Pottery Barn // Wall Urchins- Target //  Wall Color- Sherwin Williams Incredible White

The tiny icky room before.


We designed this built in specifically so the pups could look out the window. But I love sitting here, I can lie down and read and it’s so comfy.  Under the cushion are little doors we can lift up and store blankets, yoga mats and luggage in!  Oliver approves. :)


Roman Shade- // Shade Fabric- // Pillows- Pottery Barn & West Elm // Seat Cushion Fabric- Duralee // Sconces- // Side Table- // Tray- West Elm // Candle- Jonathan Adler


** Sconces-

Baxter also needed to stop by and say hi (and introduce you to his BFF Smelly Squirrel) as well as show off my amazing new upholstered nailhead dresser.  While I know TV’s are “bad” in a bedroom, we did install one and I have to say- it’s heaven at the end of a long day to lie here and watch TV.



I love the mirrored top and store a lot of jewelry on here.


Dresser- // Ceramic Bird & Cloche- // Jewelry Boxes- West Elm

My walk in closet is again, on the small side (but feels big to this former city girl!)  I worked with the amazing California Closets to use every square inch smartly. It’s incredible to have a closet designed just for me!  The piece under the window is a hamper but also serves as a little table too!


Closet- // // Hamper Pull- Anthropologie

Left is folded clothes and hanging tops and pants.


Roman Shade- // Shade Fabric- // Art-

On the right are dresses, bags (clutches you can see, bigger bags are up to right near the ceiling) and shoes. Lots of shoes all on display perfectly (in my old closet they all were in a pile on the floor).



Because I have a pocket door and this space is tiny I had no room for a mirror and was bummed- but CC to the rescue- check out this mirror that slides out!!!! It’s a game changer!


It’s hard to tell but we did the whole closet in this amazing linen texture and the front of the hamper in a high gloss white enamel.


** Tray- // Art-// Diffuser- Pottery Barn (smells SO good) // Bowls-

And outside there were BIG changes too- this was our house when we bought it….


Our house as of this morning! :)  My Dad does such a wonderful job of making additions look like they blend in with the rest of the house.  So many of our neighbors have complimented us on how the new part of the house looks like it’s always been there.  And get I get a “hell yeah” regarding my nice wide driveway? Last winter we would end up not able to open our car doors when it snowed the driveway was SO narrow with those embankments on each side!


Of course, I have plans for one more phase of expansion (turning our unheated sunroom into a vaulted ceiling family room) but that will have to wait. :)

A big thank you to all the vendors that worked on this project with me!  It came out even better than I imagined!




Designer- Erin Gates Design :) (booking for spring/ summer 2015)

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