Spring Master Bedroom

Do you ever get a chance to look beyond something?

lovely, calming white master bedroom with natural wood tones and textures throughout | maisondepax.com

Take a wedding ring, for example.  In reality, it is nothing but a piece of metal or rock dug from the earth and whacked with a few hammers and chisels… But there are two more ways to see it: first, it is the expression of that artist – the effort, vision, and manipulation of his or her hands.  Second, it is the symbol of promise – the gift, sacrifice, and commitment of two people to love one another.

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Who would want to stop at the first explanation when the depth and beauty of the second and third explanations await?

lovely, calming white master bedroom with natural wood tones and textures throughout | maisondepax.com

I’ve been thinking about this same premise in my home lately.  It can be so easy to be trapped by the tangible facts: do I have this table, this rug, this style, this accessory.  It can be so easy to focus on the material… when there is so much more to be found.

I love the simple flowers in a rustic bucket! What a beautiful home with light touches of greenery perfect for spring or summer | maisondepax.com

Is it wrong to look at my home and try to make it beautiful?  I don’t think so.  In fact, it begins to migrate into the realm of the artist at that point, and can be celebrated for its creativity… but it cannot stop there.

I hope to see beyond the pretty dresser I refinished and the industrial clock I made and rather see the beauty of revitalization and new life.   And I hope to see beyond my cool old books and see a love of learning, a never-ending desire to expand my knowledge and experiences alongside the people I love.

lovely soft yet deep blue antique dresser acts as an accent in this otherwise white bedroom | maisondepax.com

I hope to see beyond the charming antique sewing machine that belonged to my husband’s great grandmother and see the reality of legacy.  How am I serving and inspiring my children?  What kind of legacy am I producing?

I love the serenity and simplicity of this white bedroom! What a beautiful home with light touches of greenery perfect for spring or summer | maisondepax.com

And I hope to see beyond my trendy hand painted sign and hear the words it shares echoed in my heart.  To remember that all of this is a gracious gift from above.

I love the verse on this sign | maisondepax.com

I hope to see beyond the choice of “in style” white walls and bedding and see a peaceful retreat for myself and my husband.  A place where we can unwind, get rid of the baggage of everyday life, and encourage one another.

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I hope to see beyond my four poster bed and see the kindness and love my husband had (and continues to have) for me when he surprised me with it the day we moved into our first home.  To see the grace of God in our years together and all we have learned.

lovely, calming white master bedroom with natural wood tones and textures throughout | maisondepax.com

I hope to see beyond my pretty trumeau mirror and see a reminder of the time we lived in France, the incredible and diverse community we had there, and the beauty of creative thought put into action.

lovely, calming white master bedroom with natural wood tones and textures throughout | maisondepax.com

Easter naturally gave me plenty of fodder for these thoughts.  Looking both at his death and resurrection as well as beyond it – to see the life, hope, and joy possible through it – keeps me from dismissing it as just something else we do each year.

spring accents in a master bedroom | maisondepax.com

I know this final part of my spring home tour is rather different from part 1 and part 2.  Thank you for entertaining my meditations today.

How about you?  Where can you look beyond something?

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Comments

  1. Gorgeous! 😉

  2. So beautifully said…thank you.

  3. Beautiful and so well said! Amen…..

  4. Thank you for your thoughts about home, material things, Easter and looking beyond the surface… beautifully said…very inspirational.

  5. Love your message and your master bedroom. It is so calming and cozy.

  6. What a beautiful way to show us your master bedroom! Your words are truly inspiring and give depth and meaning to the pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh, Rachel. You have such a beautiful heart! What an inspiring post. These words are so needed in the design community, thank you for being vulnerable and sharing all the memories and thoughts with us.

  8. I enjoyed the tour and the stories your “things” tell. Thank you for sharing. Reminds me of the worship song that proclaims ” The Lord has done great things for us and we are filled with joy!”. How special that your home reads as a timeline for blessings and is filled with little reminders of the fact that were created for so much more than pretty “things”.

  9. What a beautiful bedroom! I absolutely love the wooden clock. I have a friend who builds stuff all the time…I think I found a project for him to make for me :)

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