Due to the surprise of COVID-19, we all have been spending more time inside our homes than ever before. The once luxurious summer textured pillows we loved from Pottery Barn... Ralph Lauren... Studio McGee... may have lost their charm, and we’d be ok if we never saw them again...or at least until they feel fresh again next season. Bring on all the cozy.
There’s something about staring at the same walls and furniture everyday that makes one redesign every room in one's house in one's head. That's the natural pace of seasons and change, and it's ok...it's actually a healthy, even spiritual, rhythm of life and growth. If you’re in a similar position, or perhaps looking to spruce up your home sanctuary for the fall, our dear friend Lisa Canning has just the inspiration you are looking for!
Lisa participated in the #oneroomchallenge this past Spring, redesigning her master bedroom. As you look through her beautiful designs, keep your eye out for some familiar pieces from House of Royals.
The time has come. My bedroom in my new Florida house (affectionately called #casacanning) is complete and I am THRILLED. I feel like grown ups live in this space. I am so grateful.
Chunky Knit, Prayer Blanket, $400.00; Face of God on the Cross in Linen Veil, $425.00; Lux Sancta Raw Alabaster Prayer Candle, $80.00
This space began with this incredible wall decal called Bohemian Palms by Urban Wall Decals. This whimsical pattern was so easy to install, and the palette is so soothing. And to be honest, given the restrictions with Covid, quarantine, no school with 8 children at home, and limited access to childcare, a decal was just a much easier option to install as I could nurse my baby in the middle of installation, my kids actually could help, and it actually was a fun and gratifying project to tackle. Also, the decals are KINDA perfect for covering all the crayon and pen marks my children have made on my walls. For that, I am a major fun.
My husband now calls me an interior “decalator”. BAHAHA.
Our 8th baby Colleen sleeps in our bedroom since she is just a wee 5 months old so this makeover needed a crib. But can we talk about this crib?!?!? I wanted something modern, and something in a warm metal if I could, and as I shared in past weeks, I had found some other options but at the very last minute, I found this beauty. I love it SO SO MUCH.
Chunky Knit, Prayer Blanket, $400.00
And then this gorgeous, chunky knit blanket (which I placed here just as decor, it's a little bit big for an infant), is by a brand I am so excited to know. House of Royals is a brand I was recently introduced to via the wonderful world of instagram. Their mission is beautiful: to surround you and those you love with heirloom-quality lifestyle collections of sacred beauty, sacramental experiences, and treasures of faith that reflect each person’s royal dignity and dispose hearts to grace, because the soul is forever.
My fellow Catholic mamas, the pink silk ribbon that comes with this blanket is adorned with Swarovski® crystals to assist you in praying the rosary. This luxe detail is so special and meaningful and it brings me so much joy.
I paired it with a whimsical crib skirt. and a floral crib sheet.
When I finished applying the wall decal on the wall across from our bed, it dawned on me the green sofa from my living room could look just amazing (check out my living room reveal which I completed for the Fall One Room Challenge here!) So I "voluntold" my 11 year-old son to move the sofa into my room, we found a sofa for my living room from FB Marketplace to use until I can decide what I actually want for my living room, and voila. I am thrilled. For some reason, a green velvet sofa in my bedroom makes me feel like a GROWN UP.
This pink pillow was one that made it on the truck from our move from Toronto from Tonic Living, and the pink striped one is a Joanna Gaines beauty.
These nightstands were A STEAL from Goodwill (learn just how little I paid for them on my blog). And they flank my green headboard- yet another affordable purchase full of so much style for this price.
Face of God on the Cross in Linen Veil, $425.00; Lux Sancta Raw Alabaster Prayer Candle, $80.00
And when House of Royals offered to gift me this incredible Face of Christ on the Cross in Linen Veil, and this Lux Sancta Raw Alabaster Prayer Candle with a 100% beeswax candle insert, I fell in love. These deeply personal items tell a story - and feel so personal and intimate. I cannot WAIT to light this candle - I might even move my morning prayer time from my living room arm chair, to my bedroom sofa. Stay tuned to my instagram stories (@lisacanning) to see where I end up.
Finally, I think what makes this room feel so “grown up” is this bed. As I have shared with you, it was important for me to bring a little bit of Canada to our new home in SW Florida. So when selecting a mattress for our new bedroom, I turned to @endy, partly because of my nostalgia for all things Canada, and because of all the things I had heard about their mattresses.Oh boy, did it not disappoint. Here’s my honest review after 100 sleeps: it is as firm, as it is soft. I realize that is a total dichotomy, but it is the truth. The Endy foam truly feels like a supportive cloud and has provided this tired mom of 8 serious comfort especially during these long, frazzled days. It is always the perfect temperature. I am often too hot when I sleep and my husband is often too cold. The foam’s open air cell technology enhances breathability and cooling throughout the night, and we both feel so comfortable throughout the night. I never knew that I might benefit from an adjustable pillow. The Endy Pillow allows you to customize just how much of their bamboo charcoal memory foam is inside the pillow- I am often on my side while nursing my baby, but sleep on my back through the evening- so having pillows of various firmness has really improved my comfort.
And then with ALL THE PILLOWS (the white striped ones again are Magnolia beauties, and the long lumbar and the linen blanket are Target finds) and fluffiest Endy duvet (which provides the perfect amount of weight for me without being too hot) I just feel so restored at the end of every day.
We work hard as parents, ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW with everyone at home, camps cancelled, school in the Fall looking unsure in some places - and so I really believe it is part of our spiritual, physical, and emotional health to give ourselves a sanctuary to call our own. My kids walk in and keep saying it looks like a hotel. And entering this room truly feels like a bit of a getaway.
Although if I am being honest, I prefer getaways that include all these small incredible people....
How are you decorating your master bedroom for Fall? Comment below and tag us in your photos on Instagram, @houseofroyalsco! Thank you to Lisa for sharing her bedroom makeover with us, and spreading all the royalty, beauty and grace through her One Room Challenge room makeover, featuring so many of the House of Royals treasures.
This blog post was first published on lisacanning.ca, emphasis added by House of Royals.
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