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All this ice-cold gloomy-grey winter weather made for some poor photo-taking lighting over the past few weeks, so I’m happy I got a patch of sunlight this weekend to photograph some of my bedroom edits.
I’m ecstatic over the Dwell Studio Draper bedding I got from my birthday (do I have an awesome boyfriend or what?) — it is as cozy as it is pretty. Blogging about it, talking about, and leaving the catalog open on the coffee table with hearts drawn around it seemed to have worked!
Plus I added some new Euro pillows made out of Alexander Henry fabric that I picked up at Grey’s Fabric and Notions in the South End (note to crafty Bostonians, go check it out, it’s fabulous!) I’m so obsessed with this fabric that I’m considering making more pillows out of it for the living room too.
It’s sad that took me almost a week after I finished painting in my bedroom to get enough natural light to take a good picture of the results! But the rain clouds finally parted and now I can share with you how my weekend project turned out:
Painting the wall behind my bed was so gratifying. $14 worth of paint, one Saturday of work, and it totally transformed the room. I love the color; it’s called Poppyseed, and looks just like it sounds… a near black hue with hints of navy blue.
Here is what the room looked like before, major blah:
And for fun… one more stellar “after”:
Checking one project off the list of course means I’m just thinking about I want to do next… lamp upgrades, a new duvet, and perhaps some art above the bed? I’m never finished!
I am seriously obsessed with this bedroom — I keep opening up the image on my desktop and trying to figure out how I can “get the look” for my bedroom. Doesn’t it look so crisp and serene? I just want to crawl into that bed right now!
Image via 6th Street Design School
These might even be fun to combine with the painted headboard idea; you could customize it with your own details, especially for these ones that look like they have a lot of empty space in the center.
This one is my favorite:
Has anyone ever used these wall decals before? My big concern would be that paint around it would fade and you’d end up with a headboard shadow once you finally peel it off. I’d love to hear how they work!
Images via Blik
I love my bed, it’s so hard for me to get out from under the warm covers in the morning and go to work. Especially on this cold Boston winter mornings, and especially on Mondays, I just want to snuggle in it all day long.
A bed like this, in its own little cabinet nook, would probably be the death of me — I would never ever be able to get out:
I thought my yellow and gray phase would start to fizzle out eventually, but I think I just recharged it with the Coastal Living 2009 Idea House. This is a much bolder take on the yellow and gray combo I picked for my bedroom, but I love it… especially for a coastal home where the instinct is to stay light and natural.