2.09.2010

New Bedroom



Here's a glimpse of my kitty Radius relaxing in my - mostly - new master bedroom. I've been dying to fix it up for the longest! The painting was done months ago, but that's as far as I got. But then a couple weeks ago the fiancee and I bought a new headboard and frame, and that sparked the redecorating effort. I love the bright white headboard against the charcoal walls, and the new taller bed (the old one was a low platform "Malm"from Ikea) is perfect sitting under a collection of old and new artwork (yikes, they are looking a bit crooked here!)



Remember the pineapple lamp and round table from my guest bedroom? I decided they were too cute to stay hidden away in a not-often-used room, so I brought them upstairs and gave them a new home! The little bench under the window was found at a thrift store recently - I covered the seat in a scrap of pink velvet (the same velvet I used for my guest bedroom headboard!) Now it's the perfect spot to rest a purse and maybe a new pair of shoes...



A close-up of my little bedside table. The lamp is from K-Mart, simply sprayed a glossy apple green. The cat paperweight is from John Derian and the fish figurines are Jonathan Adler. Meanwhile, I highly recommend Fabulous Fakes by Carole Tanenbaum. If you love vintage jewelry like I do, you will LOVE this book. Gorgeous photography... eye-popping jewelry!


The bedding is one of my favorite things about the room. Sometimes you just want something colorful and feminine and nothing else will do. I considered something from the fab new Orla Kiely line, but I wasn't in the mood for simple and modern. I think these sheets from Ralph Lauren's "Belle Harbour" collection are heaven - they are the perfect bold, vintage floral and they're soft as can be. Also, the rick rack-trimmed shams are from Anthro, the quilt is from HomeGoods, and the mod knit pillow is from Urban Outfitters.



Finally, I have to share these adorable painted storage baskets that I found at HomeGoods. They are made like boxes and are perfect for holding scarves, magazines, and whatever else needs concealing!  Cute, don't you think?! (p.s the platform peep-toe heels are Marni, via Neiman Marcus Last Call...)

Soon I will share more photos of the room. Next time I will try to get better angles so you all can get a better sense of the entire space...

22 comments:

vmichelle said...

Oh, you did a great job! The room is fun, bright, eclectic and a little edgy. Very inspiring.

Naomi said...

very cute... I love the wall color. That pineapple lamp is so fab.

Erin @ SYL: Slipcover Your Life said...

I'm dying for your lamp! I love it!

avant garde said...

wow, that was fun catching a glimpse of what you've done with the space. that charchoal walls make everything pop, but also keep it warm and soft. love that. also loving your pops of pretty color everywhere, keeps it a very fun, never boring space. gorgeous!

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I LOVE it, gorgeous work, great inspiration for the rest of us, love the cushions, the lamp base, and all the details, beautiful.

Kelly@TearingUpHouses said...

FABULOUS. So much fun. I think my favorite is the bedding. No, the artwork. No, the gray walls...

No, those shoes!

Kelly

p.s. We're doing gray walls in our new master, too!...

http://tearinguphouses.blogspot.com/2010/02/before-progress-historic-house-by-water_03.html

Lisa said...

Wow! The room is coming along nicely. Can't wait to see more pictures.

Amanda said...

I love love LOVE that dresser!

Design Darling said...

i can't believe your lamp is from k-mart! what a great upgrade you did — now i'm feeling inspired!

Lovely Little Nest said...

Love it! The wall color in particular ~ it's the same as our dining room walls in our old apartment! :)

P.S. Such a great idea to spraypaint the lamp!

bananas. said...

you are so good at home decorating. no seriously, if i can pick your brain and use it towards sprucing up my home, i would die happy.

and i have always been in love with the green pineapple lamp.

fab job hun!

Jackie said...

Your room looks great! Love those baskets you got from Home Goods.

Hopeless Chest said...

Looks fantastic. I am so jealous of your gray walls. And I love all the patterns combined on the bed.

Did you make the headboard or purchase it somewhere?

Diva Style said...

Very nice, dear! Can't wait to see more pics...your blog is the second one I've seen those baskets from Home Goods on this week! :-)

與毛 said...

以簡單的行為愉悅他人的心靈,勝過千人低頭禱告........................................

SogniSorrisi said...

Good job! Love the lamp.

megara said...

okay i'm loving your style! i will definitely be back. i love what you've done here!! our master bedroom is good but not great, and you've inspired me to change it up a little bit!

freshbrownies.blogspot.com

lucy@fourwallsandaroof said...

You've done a great job! That's a stunning shade of gray - it has a real vibrancy to it. And I do like those colorful wicker boxes. Can't wait to see more.

Amanda @ Bits and Pieces said...

It looks awesome and I'm so glad the pineapple lamp is getting some action! I use mine everyday in my office- favorite thing in here I think.

Hope you have a snow-free weekend!

contemporary furniture said...

really great..nice room..i like it very much..thanks for sharing..

Anna said...

I have same baskets in a different color I purchased here in Bali. The Balinese use them for offerings as well as toting food.

http://annaelizabethpoole.blogspot.com/

Avery Bleu said...

Gorgeous and fun! Love all of the details and colors! Totally envious of your darling abode!