You know, as we have walked through this whole home building process, it’s been oddly tied to our life. Funny how the Lord lines things up to teach us with such intentionality. We’ve been looking at building for over a year. But God knew exactly what would be happening when we would finally say “yes” to the dream. We have watched our builders take a lumpy lot and flatten it to prepare a way for the home. You can’t have the second part without the first. They had to rearrange things and remove rocks to fit in pipes that were then covered under the surface but offer life to the whole home. Then, the concrete was poured and structure was built. Walls have been put in and soon the pretty fixtures I so carefully chose will be installed. We’ve had a front row seat to watching something that was once just a distant dream become a very tangible space we can walk in, slide down the hallway in, and make ourself right at home within.
Building a home has been a spiritual experience. That home we’ve poured our lives into for the last 9 months is woven so intricately with our life. And the concept is so with yours, too. The Lord is sweet to till the ground, relay the foundation, rebuild the walls, and make us beautiful over and over and over. There is no limit. I don’t know about you, but I can recall many times it felt as though I was back to ground 0 and begging for an architect to come in with a masterplan and make me over. Particularly in 2020. At my worst, my ugliest, and my most broken. And then without hesitation, the greatest architect swoops in for work again, clocking in with his tool belt on. Just in the last year alone, I have watched God realign perspective, adjust my heart, and refocus things.
All this to say, I am sharing our master bedroom ideas today. I am so excited about this space. It’s the pretty part. The stuff that comes in after everything seen *and unseen below the surface* is carefully assembled. I am excited to share my vision for the space and hopefully help you cast vision for your own homes as you look to redo, redesign, or maybe you, too, are building entirely from the ground up right now.
As you start your new year, scrolling on Instagram and seeing people share their goals or intentions circled so often around the “pretty stuff”, remember everybody has work they are carefully assembling and assessing within. All the pretty stuff is fun to look at and be inspired by, but don’t compare yourself or your circumstances to somebody else’s pretty stuff that they’re comfortable sharing. And likewise, stop judging people for not sharing “the junk.” I think social media gets a bad wrap sometimes for being a “highlight reel.” And in some ways, it is. But stop calling people out for being too curated or or not “authentic enough” because they aren’t sharing all the messy details on a platform for the whole world to know about. The truth is, not everybody is called to share their junk online for the world to hear about. Let’s let people be themselves without the pressure to share more or stop sharing so much… let’s just be in this together. Yeah?
The vision for our master bedroom is airy, natural wood, and a neutral space for us to build on seasonally and for the years to come. I hope to add white shiplap to the ceiling to make it feel even higher than it is! The process to making over this room will be slow, simply because if I did everything I wanted to all at once… it’d be a bit much haha. I will likely skip the new bed for a bit because I really do love the one we have right now and it’ll go great with our black iron arch door we are having put in for the master bathroom entry. These side tables below are a far more budget friendly version of the ones I initially found at Anthropologie (these). I couldn’t believe the price difference when I found them!