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Blue and white master bedroom with chrome canopy bed in a Houston mansion on Thou Swell @thouswellblog(via Refreshing Style in Houston)

For my Make it Home Show House space with Invitation Homes, I’m tackling the master bedroom. It’s the largest space in the upstairs and full of possibilities. I love the idea of setting the scene for the most important personal space in the house and mixing high and low for a design that’s personal and memorable. I took inspiration from the bedroom in Houston above, which masters a fresh, classic Southern style. With this in mind, I incorporated a simple canopy bed, embroidered bedding, and soothing sky blue accents into my design.

With more families leasing than ever, I’m so excited to share how renters can bring big styles to their homes in my bedroom with Invitation Homes. They have over 80,000 properties in 13 markets across the U.S. and understand how important it is to make a leased house a home. See my design board and shop the look below!

P.S. Don’t forget to register for my workshop on May 15th to spend the afternoon creating an inspiring mood board to take home with you!


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When I first started putting together the mood board, I stayed pretty safe with a variety of blues and some warm neutrals, but I knew the room needed something special to make the design memorable. Enter this fabulous removable wallpaper from WallsNeedLove, which brings in warm coral (both in color and pattern) and a lot of liveliness to the design. The scale is perfect for a backdrop to the canopy bed, and the orange makes all of the blue in the room come to life. I then tied the color combo together with a gorgeous Ikat Robe and vintage textile lumbar pillow from St. Frank, and a coral throw blanket from Rebecca Atwood.

From the temporary wallpaper to the mix of high and low in the space, I really wanted to nail a renter-friendly look that felt luxe and inviting. When it came to the largest pieces in the room like the bed and dresser, I found budget pieces with simple, classic designs. This let me splurge a little bit on the bedding, wallpaper, and artwork, which bring so much personality to the room. Another great place to splurge in the bedroom is the area rug, which is the first thing your feet will feel in the morning! I’m using my Lucca rug in Sky blue which made a super soft and soothing foundation for the room.

These details are going to make the space so unique! I can’t wait to share more of the design once I start installing in May.

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