Being constantly inspired by the fabulous home DIY blogs I have tried my hand at a few projects. Our bedroom is filled with homemade items which creates a personal and sentimental feel for the room. The pillowcases, felt garland, artwork, bedside table and dresser are all DIY projects. Our bedroom is tiny but we love it because it is filled with touches of our personality.
I love the family artwork that we have up, and the headboard that my awesome husband made. The storage that we have under the bed is sooo nice to have, and I'm in love with the grey that we painted the walls. (I may just give in and paint every single room of our apartment that color). Our room also gets the most amazing late-afternoon golden sunlight if I'm not too lazy to open the curtains.
My downtown front porch is a southern hotspot for hello's and how are ya's. The chorus of city sounds surrounds my building. But once inside my room, the hubbub hushes and the house speaks for itself. Sure, I filled it with me and mine. But that for which I'm not responsible is what I love most - the creaky wood floor, each door a different size, the crumbly paint painted over too many times. I had to compromise with the architecture, to complement its vintage character with my own collection of aged, second-hand belongings. I feel that interior design is a conversation that doesn't end until you move and start a new one. My bedroom and I are still talking. But we're getting somewhere. I wish you could come sit in here, the shifting light is just beautiful in the afternoon.
I love how cohesive my bedroom is. I feel calm knowing that everything follows a certain theme. I also love the light. When I woke up the first morning in my room, I thought that I accidentally left the light on because it was so bright.
Lily and I absolutely love the high ceilings and exposed brick. We have a good mix of old and new: a letterpress from 1915 and furniture we have purchased over time. I also love that we have been resourceful with how we have put our room together. We are both young professionals with big dreams and small incomes, so a lot of furniture was customized by us along with the rest of the apartment.
I love the big window, the turquoise walls, and all the colorful art. I've heard that bedrooms should be more subdued and relaxing, but I'd quickly get bored with a subdued room, plus, I can't see any of the art when the lights are off, so going to sleep is not a problem. I love having a TV in the bedroom, but I didn't want it to be a focal point in the room, so I hid it in a frame collage. When the TV is on, it looks like moving art!
The big windows, high ceilings, maple floors. I have lived in my apartment for 23 years and have tried various sleeping arrangements: a loft bed, a single bed, several different full-size beds (with headboard and without). What I've got now seems to work well and is very versatile. I just need to paint a wall and change the sheets/blanket, and it's a new room. Some of the photos show recent, different versions of my bedroom. The large painting in front of the window was a curbside find. I live on a really noisy street and the windows face south, so it's bright. The painting gives me a bit more privacy.
My husband and I are avid beach-lovers and design enthusiasts, so I love that our room is a moody blend of both. Rustic beach house meets sophisticated comfort. Some of my favorite things are the gray linen headboard which I DIY'ed when I was 9 months pregnant (I don't recommend this...) and the pallet wood frame I built for the Wyeth print hanging above the dresser. We also picked out the piece of driftwood from a little roadside shop on one of our vacations. These things make the room feel like it is actually ours and not just a pretty space. I love how the layered textures and graphic, monochromatic patterns combine to create an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication.
I love that our bedroom is a calm retreat in a sea of constant excitement. With three young children, jobs, and lots on the go, my husband Graham and I wanted to create a sanctuary. For us, that meant a soft palette of whites and greys, a comfortable splurge bed thatâs big enough for the whole family to snuggle in, a statement piece of art, over-scaled lighting, and fabulous storage.