It’s been awhile since I’ve updated you on the progress of redecorating our bedroom. What was supposed to be a 6 week makeover (remember the ambitious One Room Challenge plan? hahaha) has turned into a never ending, ass-dragging, spare moment kinda renovation. Unfortunately free moments are few and far between right now. Between interior design, custom furniture and construction projects, both George and I have our hands full day and night. I feel super guilty nagging him about things like closet door handles when we both have so much on our plates. But you know what? Forget the aesthetics of wanting a pretty closet, its hard to open doors without handles.
Luckily we have made some real progress (including the door handles!) and we are almost done. 85% looks good to the unknowing eye, but to me it’s still missing so much to be a pulled together “finished” room. Photographing the space actually helps me look at the space with a more critical eye. What is needed? What is missing? What should I take away? Oh and then there’s George to consider…. I suppose it’s his room too. I tolerate sharing the design process to a certain point. Actually I really enjoy collaborating with the boy. But I also like to believe I have the final say. What can I say, its the control freak decorator in me.
When I last did a proper update was had just painted the whole room BLACK. My initial design scheme (see it HERE) was mostly white with a bit of black and coral, but I had to adjust the textiles slightly when we changed the nightstands to green. That was an impulsive yet defining moment in the design planning. Adding just a bit more color does feel more true to my style. Its easy to get seduced by a look that you want, but isn’t necesarily you, but I find I’m happiest when I do ME. That seems especially important in the bedroom, right?
I added in my fave black floral pillows to unify the scheme.
George hates these pillows, but I adore them, so that was a battle I won.
I just thought it was necessary to bring the green into the room and I love how pillows have so many great colors.
Plus I love the balance of the more girly floral paired with the tribal mucloth and faux fur blanket.
(Floral and White Pillows will be available in our shop we are opening soon!)
This is my side of the bed and due to the ceiling slope, there is no room for a table lamp. I may hang a light or use a floor lamp to the left of the nightstand…. still working that out.