Room Reveal: A Modern, Master Bedroom in Chicago

You’ve seen a few sneak peeks on Instagram, but today you’re going to get the entire view of my favorite master bedroom makeover to date! I love this room reveal because I thoughtfully and slowly helped the owners choose every single piece in this space.  Little by little, it has come together, and I’m so happy to announce that it is finally done!

This is the master bedroom of my brother, Ryan, and his girlfriend, Sarah. They just bought this condo at the beginning of the summer here in Chicago. They actually live less than a mile from Finn & I so we get to see them all the time, which is amazing! It’s the top floor of a building in Wicker Park, and the entire interior is modern and sun-filled. It doesn’t get any better than that…

We’ve shared this space over the past few months, so catch up with the posts below.

Now that you’ve got the details, let’s get to the good stuff.

Modern Master Bedroom – Room RevealThis master bedroom is modern with a city feel.


The large canopy bed works well with the wooden bedside table. First, let’s discuss the bed side of the room. Because this space is so large, we anchored it with a gorgeous 9×12 rug from Lulu & Georgia. That exact rug is sold out, but this one is very similar. We then added in the large furniture pieces, including the canopy bed from Restoration HardwareThe tall ceilings work well with the bed frame.

I’ve always loved 4 post beds, and this one works so well in this space because of the tall ceilings. The slim black bars really draw your eyes up to the gorgeous architectural details of this space. the symmetrical bedside tables give the room depth.

The symmetrical nightstands next to the bed helped to balance things out, and offered some storage for Ryan & Sarah. I love the (super inexpensive) lamps we chose too. Only $78 for the pair!

The bench at the head of the bed is a standout piece in this room.

Besides the bed, the bench is my favorite piece in this entire space. It truly does make the room. Sarah always laughs because I say the bench feels like butter, but it truly does. You could sit on it all day and pet that leather continuously. Sigh. Worth every penny.

Decorative accent pillows brighten up the bedspread. We ended up adding a third Euro sized pillow to the bed and it was a great call. One of our readers suggested it and was spot on! It just makes the bed look more put together and fluffier! Layering a blanket on the bed makes it look fuller.

Guys, I searched and searched for the perfect quilt or blanket for the end of the bed. I couldn’t find one I loved that would be big enough for the king bed. But then I found this one in store at Target and it’s perfect. Black & white dots, plus it’s reversible! (The brand is Project 62, but it looks like they’re all out of this exact throw.)The plant adds a nice touch of greenery and life to the room.

The plant added some much-needed life to that side of the room too. You can read all about how we made the faux fiddle look a bit more real in this post.The frames with the think black borders compliment the bedding.

Ryan & Sarah ended up choosing some art for their walls from Minted and I then used my favorite (& super affordable) slim black frames from Michaels. I have these over my nightstands and Bridget used them in her office space. The best frames ever with those thick mats! The colors of the art pair well with the vibe of the room.

The colors of these pieces fit the tone and vibe of the space beautifully. I’m so happy with their choices! Here’s a link to the snowy photograph,  and the neutral paintingThis repainted dresser is a great addition to the room.

Now let’s take a look at this other side of the room, which is brand new to the blog as we haven’t shown this side at all yet. We found this gorgeous dresser from Megmade here in Chicago and had them paint it the color “Raccoon Fur.”The gray dresser is full of storage space. Tons of storage in this bad boy, and I love the mid-century lines on this piece.

Mounting the TV over the dresser saves a lot of space. They had someone mount the TV right on over it, which worked out perfectly. No wires and no crazy boxes in sight. Just pretty accessories to display on top of the dresser.This small wooden plate is perfect for jewelry and other small items. All the greenery in the space make the room feel vibrant. Overall each element in the room works well together.

And finally…let’s chat about the mirror. We had a lot of great contenders but ultimately ended up going with this one from CB2. I love the black and brass accents on this piece. the large full body mirror in the room makes it feel larger than it is.

And how about that view? Such a pretty shot.

If you’re looking for the sources for any of the pieces in this place, here’s a comprehensive list. Let me know if I’m missing anything.

Master Bedroom Source ListThe bedroom has a clean and simple style.

Bed // Rug (similar) // Bench // Nightstands // Faux Fiddle Leaf Plant // Round Brass Mirror // Lamps // White Bedding // White Lumbar // Black Velvet Pillows // Minted Art 1 // Minted Art 2 // Dresser (custom from Megmade) // Full-Length Mirror // Accessories (mostly HomeGoods) // Paint Color: Benjamin Moore “Ozark Shadows”

While a lot of the accessories in this space were budget-friendly, I know some of the bigger items were a bit pricey. That’s why I’m planning an entire post on how to get this look for less! Expect that post coming your way in the coming weeks.The large area rug pairs well with the aesthetic of the room.

Let’s call that a wrap on this master bedroom. I’ve gotta say, it was so fun decorating a brand-new space for a couple with a similar aesthetic to ours. Plus, shopping and decorating is always fun when you’re not the one footing the bill. Ha! 😉


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