Sunday Collector Renovation: Master Bedroom


We were really cautious not to over-capitalise during our renovation, so the four existing bedrooms stayed in exactly the same spots, we just made the rooms look brand new with a complete overhaul of all the finishes. The master bedroom was given the biggest facelift with new V-joint panelling along the main wall, plush new carpet – Stonefields in Greystone from Feltex, a larger built in wardrobe across the length of the opposite wall and last but not least, timber plantation shutters in crisp white, which really finished off the look – thanks to Signature Shutters and Blinds.

Looking back, I realise I based the room design around a new bedhead I had in mind that I was designing with Bednest at the same time. I’m pleased to say the bedhead is now available to purchase and I was given the privilege of naming it. The ‘Saratoga’ bedhead is pictured above – named Saratoga as that is the sleepy seaside village on the NSW Central Coast I spent almost every school holiday growing up. My grandma had a big comfortable house on the Brisbane Waters and my siblings, cousins and I would spend endless days fishing off the jetty, swimming in the pool and jumping on the trampoline. Life was simple, and sleep was sound.

The two distinct lines of piping on the classic look of the Saratoga bedhead provide an uncomplicated modern look that’s balanced by it’s subtle soft corners. I had this particular  bedhead made in the loveliest felt – Warwick Augustus Porcelain with the piping in a deep navy blue – Augustus Midnight, but it would be as equally lovely in linen.

Speaking of linen…New sheets and a quilt cover from Cultiver were pretty much made for this room if you ask me – a fresh mix of Ice Blue, Navy and the stunning quilted bedcover in Chambray with matching European pillows complement the space (and yes, I like a lot of pillows).

Also pictured above are the Spindle bedside tables from Pottery Barn Kids (which work fine for big people too) and the pair of Mid Century  Task Lamps are from West Elm. The embroidery pictured below was something I picked up from an Op shop years ago and had re-framed to show the raw edges.

I’ve also framed and hung one of my favourite family photos from the shoot we had with Tealily when Raff was a new baby (which seriously feels like a month ago, I can’t believe he’s just turned one)!

Briar x

All images above photographed by Jacqui Turk


  • Julie

    Hi Briar, what a beautiful bedroom you have. I was wondering where you sourced the vj panelling from? I’m looking at using either Hardigroove or Scyon Axon panelling in our ensuite. Thanks! Xx

    • admin_briar

      Hi Julie, yes its Scyon – so easy and fast to go up, we used on our back extension also as the ceiling panelling and also the weatherboard exterior – highly recommend x

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