Thursday, January 26, 2012

Our Bedroom

I gave you a little glimpse into our bedroom a few months ago and eluded to some more changes on the way.  Remember, a few weeks ago we painted the bedroom the same taupe we used in the hallway and living room. I also tweaked some of the accessories and I'm very happy with the results.  
 The first thing you might notice is the placement of a matching set of 2 dressers and a nightstand all on one wall. I felt like I was breaking all of the interior decorating rules {broken old rule- Don't put 2 dressers on one wall; broken new rule - Don't have matchy-matchy furniture} when I did it but the result was just right. Oh yea, and I did stack the night stand on top of a dresser, I know, I've said it before I'm weird. The set was from my parents and is very nice, I didn't have the heart to separate or alter it permanently. So I just changed a few knobs out for ceramic ones {teal and ivory} and kept them really close together.
 I have yet to find a name that seems to fit my style. I've had other people call it eclectic, bohemian, scandinavian, weird, hodge-podge. I just find I like what I like. So here are a few pictures of things I like in my bed room right now. Likely they will live in other parts of the house at some point. One of my newest items is the red ceramic Foo Dog in the foreground. I've wanted a pair of little Foo Dogs for a while and when I found this guy (and his mate that lives in the living room) at Target (I know I'm still in disbelief) I was sure they were meant to live at my house.
Like many all of my vignettes the items have been collected over time and from a variety of sources. The blue and white vase as well as the  trio of mercury glass candle sticks were ReStore finds (you MUST go there). And were $8 and $6 (for all three) respectivly. I've noticed the prices there creeping up a bit as they gain popularity but you can still find some amazing deals.
My necklaces and bracelets hang on three sets of hooks (purchased from Menard's for around $5 each). This is amazingly practical because I can see my options and they aren't all tangled, and I get to use my jewelry as wall art (or at least to fill up wall space). The large teal window frame behind the vignette we just looked at was rescued from an old barn on one of my parents' farms.
Smaller pieces like rings and earrings are at home in this ceramic egg crate. I was buying one as a birthday gift for a friend and like half the charge was for shipping so I just added a second one to my cart to help justify the shipping charge and somehow that second one ended up on my own dresser. I makes me feel special to have the same thing as Sherry (and its on Katie's wish list).{Do you see my handsome (although distorted) husband in the reflection? His extra inches gave him a better vantage point for this birds eye view.} The mercury vase was a gift and the books have been picked up at thrift stores and the red glasses are ones I wear almost every day. {I feel like a liar as I type that because I can see the rims of my brown glasses on my face, but truly most of the time I wear the red ones.}
Not much has changed here, just new more appropriately proportioned and shaped light bulbs {that was Jeremy's design contribution to the project}. It all looks much better backed with taupe rather than white.
This large mirror was purchased at Ikea during my last trip (months ago). Funny story - I wondered if it would be tall enough for my bean pole husband to use, so I mortified my friends by asking a couple different tall guys to take it for a test drive as a stand in for my husband. They gave it a thumbs up and luckily so did he when he got home. We hung it off the floor just above an electrical outlet and added 2 hooks of either side for robes and stray towels.

And now for the 360! Thanks to Microsoft PhotoSynth (an iPhone app) you can see the whole room at once {just a bit distorted}.
The first door on the left is the entrance to the room and you can see the sweet built-in linen closet. The first window you see looks out to the north and the second to the east, so our bed is at a 45 degree angle in the room. The other door is to our half bath. The closet is behind those wall-colored bi-fold doors. Thats it for our bedroom. I feel like I just filmed an episode of Cribs, but just wait there's more... 

1 comment:

  1. Brittany! I love the blog and changes around your house! Can't wait to see the kitchen in person! Have you started tackling the cabinets yet? I saw many a kitchen pic pinned on pinterest :) we ended up doing two bright walls in our guest bedroom and we both love it!