Of course, I’ll never feel like my bedroom is complete and perfect. Who does?? But it’s as done as it’s going to be for now, which calls for an official tour. Now don’t get too excited. If you’ve been around a while or explored my blog, you’ve probably seen all the parts – just not together at the same time. But you can get a little excited. If nothing else, you can be excited for me that I get to mark something off my to-blog list!
So … at long last … come on in!
Rarely can you find our bed without at least one of our four kitties on it. Domino was not phased that there was a photo shoot going on during her nap time.
Our bedroom color palette is so soft and sweet that I decided to throw in a pop of color with the red pillow.
Above is the wood stained nightstand my mom gave me, which I painted turquoise for The Mr.’s side of the bed. I love the details as well as the glass knobs and pulls I added. Below are the console table I turned into a writing desk, as well as the faux bamboo chair I recovered. Both, obviously, I also painted turquoise. Although the furniture pieces on either side of the bed are very different, the color and the glass hardware ties them together.
The bedding I changed last summer and never shared with you. It was one of those posts I started to write but never got back to it, and totally forgot about until too much time had passed.
This is my sweet kitty Gypsy. Doesn’t she look precious? You’d never know she poops under our upstairs windows at least every other day. TMI?
Since the walls are so dark (Benjamin Moore’s Branchport Brown), and since we don’t get much light in this room on our wooded lot, I wanted the furniture to be light and bright. The mirrors above the bed also help bounce light around.
The linen-upholstered, nailhead-trimmed bed is a copycat of Crate & Barrel’s Colette Bed, which is a favorite of many. This one is much better priced, and the quality is all there! I have been so happy with it. And I love that the whole bed frame is upholstered, rather than just the headboard.
The mirrors above the bed are the Dubois Mirrors from Crate and Barrel. They’re a #&%$@ to hang (and I notice now that one of them is slightly askew), but I love the look.
Did you spy Sir Octopus above? This is the room where he landed for good, after much debate. I have a small dresser/chest that I've been considering sitting below Sir Octopus, but is that too much furniture for one room?
Our back deck is outside those windows in the photo above. Did you notice we don’t have any window treatments, by the way? The Mr. and I disagree on that choice, just so you know. We love our simple Shaker/Craftsman-style window trim, and he can’t bring himself to cover it. Luckily we live on a wooded lot and nobody can see in our house unless they’re really trying. As much as I love seeing right out to the trees when I wake up, especially on a snowy morning, I’d rather add window treatments to “finish out” the room. We don’t have any window treatments in our house, if you can believe it!
You may notice that while the nightstand, console table and bamboo chair, dresser, and side table are all painted, I chose to leave the chest of drawers as stained wood. I think it’s important to balance the painted with the wood finish. One thing that’s the same for all our bedroom furniture is that it’s up on legs. I love furniture with legs! My kitties like to hide under it, too.
My glossy lipstick red side table is the second shot of red to jazz up the room. And I love my pinwheel pillow on the blue chair. The blue chair, however, I could do without. Someday I’d like to have a big wingback chair I could sink down into. Z Gallerie has an amazing turquoise leather-esque chair with nailheads that I drool over.
I’m still so pleased with my ceiling medallions. They really filled up the wall above, which used to be completely blank and boring. I could even add more down the wall if I wanted to, but I like that there’s a bit of empty space. Originally I planned on painting them various shades of soft blue/turquoise, but I like the way the current white color goes with the dresser, the door and the trim. I think if they were blue, it may be too much blue in the room.
My wish list item for this room is hardwood floors. When we built the house, we put in hex tiles in our laundry room and master bath, carpet in our bedroom and closet, and hardwood everywhere else. We thought carpet would be much more comfortable to walk on in our bedroom, especially on cold mornings. However, as plush as the carpet looked when it first went in four years ago, it has not held up well. It would be such a pain to clear out all the furniture from the room (where in the world would we put it?). And I don’t think The Teen would appreciate getting booted from his bedroom so we could sleep in his queen bed and stick him with the twin bed in the guest room for a few days. The inconveniences scare me more than the cost, to be honest!
If you want to learn more about specific projects in my room, here are some links with how-to’s, paint colors, and other info:
- Linen upholstered bed with nailhead trim
- Crate & Barrel Dubois Mirrors above the bed
- White painted Hepplewhite dresser
- Turquoise nightstand on The Mr.’s side of the bed
- Turquoise writing desk on my side of the bed
- Faux bamboo chair to go with the writing desk
- Antique chest of drawers
- Sir Octopus diptych on the wall
- Glossy lipstick-red side table
- Ceiling medallions as wall art
I hope you enjoyed the tour!