After a little bit of sleuthing, I'm pretty sure my bedroom is an earthquake shack: dragged from the refugee camps to its current site and attached to another shack after the 1906 earthquake and fire! I love that despite the size (140 square feet: not coincidentally the same dimensions as Earthquake Shack Type A) I've managed to fit a king bed and a myriad of other uses.
I love the dramatic curtains (hung over mirrored doors) that make it feel so luxurious! We hung curtains high above the doors (my mom's genius idea!) to create a dramatic effect that made the room not feel so long, and give the illusion of a floor to ceiling window rather than an outdated mirror. I also love that we have a mixture of modern, vintage, and handmade pieces. I'm most proud of our DIY headboard! The room is so narrow that there is no room for any kind of bed frame. So we DIY'ed a headboard that we could hang on the wall without taking away from the limited walking space at the end of the bed. My earrings and necklaces hang on jewelry frames made and gifted by my dad, and the cathedral art was drawn and gifted by my sister-in-law. I also love that my husband is as happy and comfortable in our bedroom as I am. I knew the curtains were feminine, so we made sure to include more masculine elements like the dark blue nightstand and industrial-style lamp.
I love how open and airy our bedroom feels. The white walls, curtains, furniture, and bed linens provide a nice, crisp backdrop to the occasional saturated colors. I also love the sentimental quality of so many of the objects in the room. My mother made the quilt at the end of the bed as a graduation gift. The framed art speaks to my profession as an art historian and my love of design. I made the geo-shapes on the windowsill for our wedding, and the paper crane mobile for fun. And, the photos hanging near the bureau are a mix of polaroids and some of our favorite personal instagram snapshots.
I love my bedrooms to have dark walls. It is soothing, sexy and intimate. I particularly enjoy the way candlelight is muted against a matte black wall. It makes every night feel exotic and special, a very welcome retreat after long days spent with our newborn, toddler and menagerie of pets!
Today's One Minute Tip comes from Justin Klosky, with a reminder to keep the peaceful sanctuary that is your home just that: home, by organizing how much of the news of the rest of the world you want to allow in -- and when you consume it.
I love the natural light and the open feeling of the bedroom. The tall ceilings allow me to display my artwork. My space is a direction reflection of me. Bright, organized but with a hint of imperfection.
It really reflects my personality: modern, warm, organized. I'm a creature of habit, and my bedroom reflects my morning rituals: I have the spot on my desk where my french press and breakfast go, and I face my computer and the street when I write, usually in the early mornings. I love my "found note" collection, and some toys from childhood that I put in a case on the wall. Also, I'm one of those people who thinks physical clutter equals mental clutter. I've let other rooms in the house accumulate objects, but my bedroom is where I curate the most carefully. My dresser is maybe the one place I let get a little crowded, as you can see!
My bedroom is my favorite spot in my 420 square foot apartment. What do I love about it? First off, it isn't supposed to be a bedroom at all, but a walk-in closet. Luckily, it has two doors, so doesn't feel claustrophobic at all, and my double bed fits in just perfectly, so now I have a little nest to sleep in.
I love my bedroom because it is cozy, simple and filled with things that reflect my personality. I love to juxtapose modern and vintage pieces. My dresser and Ikea side tables are simple and modern and the rest of the room is filled with thrift store finds that reflect whimsy and romance. I also love that my husband and I made the headboard and the star mirror. It pleases me that one doesn't have to spend loads of money for the sake of luxury.