The Forest Modern: Master Bedroom Reveal!

I’m so excited to share with you our Master Bedroom Reveal at The Forest Modern!  We went from sleeping on a mattress on the wood floors and no windows treatments for about 4 months to this beautiful master retreat. As every room in our new home, I was really intentional on keeping our bedroom stylistically pure. I’ve used the same colors throughout the home (black, white, natural linen & gray) with accents of brushed gold. A style that feels contemporary but warm, naturally refined, and a welcome place of rest. We have 12 ft ceilings in here with an extended vault of 15 ft. The black soaring windows allow plenty of natural light and frame our beautiful wooded forest in the background.

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All the door hardware in our home is by Emtek. Wildly obsessed with this brushed satin gold door knob!

The showstopper is this gorgeous brushed brass metal canopy bed from Universal Furniture. I mean…WOW!! They make the most beautiful furniture and it fits so perfectly with the modern style of our home. You may recall I have their gorgeous mirrors in our master bathroom. You can see them HERE.


The matching mahogany and brass nightstands are so sleek and complete the look. In the past, I’ve always had mismatched nightstands (which I still love that concept), but in this home I’m moving away from the eclectic look and focusing on more unity of furnishings throughout.


I put our engagement photo on Tim’s side of the bed to remind him of how young I once was…sigh. We’ve come a long way in 21 years!

The gorgeous drapes were custom made by Tonic Living. I cannot say enough good things about this company. They make the most beautiful custom window treatments and pillows! I chose a grey linen-like fabric (color is Grey Tilly) in a top pinch pleat style and added a double width to the drapes to give them a nice full look. Since they are so heavy due to all that fabric, we keep them open.


I also had these roman blinds made in a coordinating fabric (color is Reflect, Black).


Not only do they make beautiful window treatments, they also have a great selection of designer fabrics for custom made and in-stock pillows. I’m loving that subdued pop of velvet green as an accent color.



You may wonder about privacy or blocking that early morning sunrise wake up call. We have “inconspicuous” cellular shades installed that we lower by a remote control every night. You can’t even see them when opened because they blend right in with our black frame of the window.


We are so in love with our new master bedroom retreat! Even motivates me to make the bed everyday! #justabout 😉 If you’re new to the blog, you can tour the rest of our home HERE.

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Hardwood Floors

Cellular Shades (our color is “Poe”)

Our windows

Wall color is Pure White by Sherwin Williams

Door color is Tricorn Black by Sherwin Williams


  1. I’m in awe of your home and I’m also in awe of how much you order on line and always seem to nail it even though though you’ve never seen the item “in person”. How do you do that…is there a trick? I’ve been disappointed so many times buying on line…either I think something is white and then I find out it’s cream, or the quality isn’t great, etc etc. Any secrets to getting it right!?

    1. Hi Joanie! I definitely don’t always get it right and have had to return a fair share of items that looked so different online. My best advice is to pay attention to reviews. That’s so helpful! Also, look closely at the dimensions and actually measure it out in your space. Photos can be so deceiving in terms of scale and size. Through tons of research, I have figured out the stores that have consistently good products and also that have good return policies. I’ll scout the stores locally and try out furniture too if I’m testing comfort (ie. sofas, chairs). All of the items we have in our new home, are items I would highly recommend to clients and my readers. Just take your time when online shopping and really think through every purchase. Best of luck!

  2. So beautiful. Would love to see your blinds when they are down. Do you have any photos you could share? Are they sheer? Opaque? Solid black?

  3. Beautiful! What size rod did you use for the curtains? Looks pretty long? How sturdy is it? We’re looking at the same rod from PB?

    1. Hi Lisa, we used two of the extra large cast iron rods connected together, with a center bracket to stabilize and prevent bowing in the rods. Also, the brackets are attached to studs in the wall for strength. The cast iron rods from PB worked out great for us!

  4. Your large bedroom window seems really wide. Those rods are available in a length you need or is that two rods together? Seems they’d have to be really sturdy to hold that much fabric.

    1. Hi Brandy, we have a span of 18′ of drapery rods. We used two of the extra large cast iron rods connected together with a center bracket to hold the drapes. I linked those at the end of this blog post. The drapes are very heavy so we made sure the brackets were attached to wall studs to hold the weight.

  5. I love the whole room but that bed! It’s gorgeous! Mind if I dream that I had one?
    I must check out those cellular shades. I keep my drapes slightly puddled at the sides. Having shades that disappear into the trim would be perfect. I like to wake up to the sun but not as early as sunrise in the summer months. Checking them out!
    You certainly stayed the to your style throughout the house. That takes focus. Anyhow, love, love , love it!

  6. Okay OMG. This is beyond. I love every single detail, piece of furniture and color scheme you chose! Good job! Teach me your ways, ha ♥️

    1. Thank you Jessica!! I hope by continuing to follow along with the blog you’ll be able to study and “learn” some of my ways ;). That’s a great idea for a future blog post! Stay tuned!

    1. Thank you! The square black and white pillows are from Tonic Living (link to site within my post) and the pillow shams near the headboard are from Room and Board and linked at the end of this post. Thanks for stopping by! Merry Christmas!

  7. What kind of wood did you use for your ceiling beam? Also did you stain it? It looks so beautiful and draws your eye up to the tall ceilings. As always, love your work!!

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