Of course one of the most important rooms in the house to the lady of the house is the master suite. If I'm honest, it pales in comparison to my interest in the kitchen remodel. But I am kind of excited about my closet. And now I have a reason to be kind of excited about the master bedroom itself -- Big Daddy has decided to give the go ahead on putting in a loft!
The master bedroom is a strange room in this house. It's two stories tall. It is the same height as the vaulted living room. WHY??? Who knows! Why anyone would need that much height in their bedroom is beyond me. And because it's not an overly large bedroom, the height makes it feel kind of like you'd be putting a bed in an elevator shaft. I think they thought it would be like (use a British accent for this), "Observe my elegant master bedroom which closely resembles the knave of a cathedral and gives the impression of the chambers of a grand Parisian palace." But instead, like I said, elevator shaft.
Fortunately, my creative and visionary husband noticed a gap between the lower and upper sets of windows in this tall room. And he suggested we put in a loft. Chop the room right in half between those windows and put in a 8' deep loft. We could put a love seat and our TV up there and have our own private lounge in the master bedroom. I thought it a brilliant plan, but, um, let's just say I also thought it was a pie-in-the-sky plan. Like, "Ya, right. That's never going to happen. With all the money we have to spend on the house who can justify putting in a loft???" Never say never. That pie-in-the-sky idea has turned into a loft-in-the-bedroom idea!
I'm fairly sure that this might end up being my favorite spot in the whole house. It will certainly be the biggest "wow" element of this house if it turns out anything like what we have envisioned. Our vision is somewhere around this (although not in the kitchen, obviously):
As for the rest of the room, it'll still have the height, which will keep it from feeling closed in. There are plenty of windows to keep it bright. It's got these 3 doors to the backyard at the other end of the room...
Someday we hope to put a hot tub back there. Our last house, Little Pink House II (the rental) had a hot tub off the master and we super dug it. We didn't think we would, but we ended up using it a lot. So with a secluded spot right off the bedroom, it's the perfect spot for our future Jacuzzi! But that's a pie-in-the-sky idea. (And by "pie-in-the-sky," what I really hope I mean is "hot-tub-in-my-backyard.") I think I better put Big Daddy in charge of more decisions!
As for colors, décor, and such....I have ZERO idea. We plan on converting from a queen bed back to a king (we downsized at Little Pink House I so we could both have bedside tables in that small room), and that means new bedding. And, really, bedding is the basis of all design decisions in a bedroom. And, of course, Big Daddy does NOT want to talk about bedding while there is a loft to frame and drywall, a kitchen to put in, a spiral stairway to design, possibly a family room to expand, and a thousand other "major" decisions. Let alone the fact that there are paint colors that need to be decided in the next two weeks, and flooring that needs to be chosen, and wood stain to be decided. Somehow bedding seems so unimportant and faraway. But, really, it's all tied together. The wall paint, the bedding, the loft design....so, I say let's go bedding shopping! Who's in??