After sleeping in a loft bed (very close to the ceiling) since the 80's, I woke one morning and was ready for a change. The loft was suddenly was really claustrophobic, but I had to figure out what to do with all my stuff below the bed.
It took several months to pull together. So earlier this year I took down the loft (cleared a ton of stuff) and put together two bedroom vibes, one for the spring/summer season (creamy white drapes and lighter bedding for the summer, very airy) and my fall/winter vibe (shown here). There is a sense of calm now in the room, and curling up in bed is a joy. I kind of feel like I have a little villa in Manhattan. My dad says it looks like a cute bed and breakfast in Europe. That made me smile, it was what I had been visualizing from the start.