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Ambitious Home: Chicago Condo Master Bedroom Reveal

Our gorgeous Chicago bedroom is finally complete — come check out our bedroom reveal and learn about how I worked with Havenly to design everything!

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Anddd finally I get to show you my beautiful Chicago master bedroom in partnership with Havenly, an online interior design service.

Havenly and I originally connected last year when I was still living in my crappy old apartment. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the place but it hardly had any kitchen space and honestly just felt run down. We had planned to work together to redo my old place, but after Tony and I purchased our condo back in the fall, we decided to redo our new master bedroom. And I’m so, so happy we did.

master bedroom

I worked with my interior designer, Vivian, whom I selected based off of her previously styled rooms that were showcased on Havenly’s website. She was warm and amazing to coordinate and converse with. Initially I requested something minimalistic, but my style has evolved over the past year, and I knew that I wanted our bedroom to be a mix of bold, glam and modern without being overly feminine.

mock-up design of a master bedroom

mockup design of a master bedroom

Vivian and I worked together to bounce ideas off one another, and for me to chat with her about what I liked and didn’t like. She was AMAZING.

side table with books and a hate

During the design process, there were a 10 big things that stood out to me:

1.) I needed a custom dresser from MegMade, and Vivian was happy to populate the dresser into the design. Isn’t it absolutely amazing?

2.) I’m obsessed with gold and bronze highlights, so Vivian found a gorgeous mirror from Anthropologie along with a few other lovely details.

large gold mirror on top of a dresser

monique sitting in her bed holding her cat

king size bed with throw pillows and a grey headboard

3.) It was a must to have all white bedding because I love the idea of getting into bright, clean white sheets — and I firmly believe that they help lighten a room and keep it welcoming. I love my Parachute sheets SO MUCH.

4.) Vivian helped me to select pillows I loved. They’re a mix of colors, patterns and textures.

painting hanging over a floating shelf

cat sitting on a rug in a master bedroom

5.) I found an amazing painting off Etsy that I suggested we try in the bedroom, and oh my goodness I’m obsessed.

6.) The rug! No joke, Vivian did such an amazing job at finding me rugs. Originally we were going to put a larger rug, but because our bedroom is on the smaller side, she suggested a runner. I love the color and unique pattern it brings to the room.

plant sitting on top of a dresser

monique holding her cat and sitting on her bed

7.) Plants galore! I picked up a few plants from Gather and Home here in Chicago. I’m in LOVE.

8.) I wanted an amazing headboard, so Vivian helped me find one that fit my style and personality.

floating shelf with a painting above it and a fluffy white ottoman underneath

bedside table

9.) I needed a space to do my makeup so we set up a small floating vanity from Ikea. It was crazy to put together but works perfectly in that space.

10) We needed small nightstands that would fit in our room next to our bed. These ones were perfect.

large gold mirror on top of a wooden and white dresser with gold details

white floating shel with a lamp, mirror and trinket tray on top underneath a painting

books and a candle on a nightstand

gold trinket tray in a master bedroom

door into a bedroom

Bold, glam and modern master bedroom with white bedding and bronze/gold unique touches.

Bedroom details are here:


Large gold mirror

Dresser (custom from MegMade)

Nightstands — sold out, but these are similar.

Rug is one of a kind from Etsy.

Headboard or similar one here.

Low profile boxspring

Duvet cover & sheets from Parachute

Down alternative comforter (OMG this is the best comforter I’ve ever owned)

Large pillows from both Target and Parachute

Throw blanket

West elm black and white pillow is out of stock (similar one here)

Faux Fur blue throw pillow

Dusty blush velvet throw pillow

Hand-knotted pillow cover

18″ Pillow insert

20′ Pillow insert

small vase

floating vanity desk

Picture from Etsy

fluffy lamb stool

gold jewelry tray

small gold vanity mirror


blackout blinds

curtain rod (we have huge windows so needed a big one!)

curtains (love these!)

Hope you guys enjoyed my bedroom tour. It’s officially my favorite place right now and converted me to being someone who makes the bed every morning, just so I can stare at all of my pillows.

monique with her cat sitting on her bed

Again, I had an amazing experience working with Havenly and would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a little help designing a room. Use the code MONIQUE10 and get $50 off a full design, expires 3/31/17.

Photography by: Jasmine Nicole Photography

This post is in partnership with Havenly, and there are a few affiliate links above! 

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