The House That's Never Done

Given that the basement renovation is taking forever, I've mentally moved on to a new project - a Master Bedroom facelift.

The Master Bedroom was never decorated, it's just a hodgepodge of different pieces, which has worked fine. Remember this post? I bought an upholstered headboard at the flea market, but we decided not to make any big furniture purchases since we couldn't find something we really loved at the time.

Note to readers: Do not get an upholstered headboard. I know they look great, but I would not make that mistake again. They are impossible to clean. I think ours got dirty from our dogs laying up against it, but even without dogs, I think hair products, oil, and dirt would eventually have the same effect.

Over the past 4 years we've lived in this house, we've really taken our time on each project to ensure all of the details reflect our personal style while preserving the character of the house. I don't plan to rush any decisions, especially since we've spent so much time and money this year on the basement, but here's my current list of Master Bedroom Wants:

1. Full room rug
2. More pictures of Cam and the dogs
3. King bed instead of queen

Since I have zero interior design skills, my plan was to recruit Brian to design the room for me or schedule an in-home consultation with Pottery Barn (they offer free in-home design services).

As luck would have it, Brian and I went to North Hills on Saturday and could not find a parking spot anywhere except for a spot marked designated for "ETHAN ALLEN CUSTOMERS ONLY." So I parked there, with no intention of ever being a customer.

When we got out of the car, I started walking a different direction, and Brian was like "Aren't we going to Ethan Allen?"

Honest Abe.

So here's what went down that day:

Lady at Ethan Allen: "Can I help you find anything?"
Me: "No, we just parked in your reserved spot outside so we had to come in here and look around."
Lady: "Oh, Okay."
Me: "This looks like a Pottery Barn. Do you offer free in-home design services like they do at the Barn of Pottery?"

So it turns out that they do. And now I have a free in-home design consultation scheduled with Ethan Allen on December 3rd. And by the time this is all said and done, Honest Abe Strawberry might be regretting that trip to North Hills.


  1. Love it! You may also want to check out furniture land south, the worlds biggest furniture store just outside of high point. We loved working with an interior designer that helped make our idea 10 times better, saved us money and had more furniture options than anywhere else in the world.

  2. I will check it out! i really don't think I can afford the Ethan Allen prices, so I will be looking for alternatives! I just need the design ideas :)


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