The Fall Cure: Sacred Space

The Fall Cure: Sacred Space

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 23, 2009

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Hey, take the survey below and give yourself a break. This week is a chance to catch up. I love this week. Not only was it designed to give you a little slowdown, so you could catch up before the end, but it also deals with with the bedroom, which is a fabulous space to work on, it can change a lot with just a little attention and you appreciate anything you do immediately when you get a good night's sleep...


Working on the Frostas with Ursula

My project, I'm proud to say, is back on track after a week of derailment. I built two new bedside tables out of Frosta stools (very pleased with myself), and am now waiting for the glass tops and industrial felt that I ordered to go as a headboard and - possibly - fit between glass and side table.

After - one four legged Frosta under a new three legged Frosta

Before - the old four legged Frosta all alone

The picture up top isn't too great (iPhone quality at night), but the result is a total improvement from what we had, which was too low and didn't allow for keeping books at bedside without taking up the whole table. My new table conforms to my new theories about bedside tables in general, and I will follow up with a few better pics tomorrow before I send this out via email.

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Tolomeo Lamps Brighten the Bedroom and Save Space
10 Best Bedside Lamps for Readers

Aside from the job of cleaning up, the pleasures of buying new sheets and experimenting with new colors in your bedroom, I would say that the most important thing to focus on is your lighting. The bedroom is definitely a room where people underdo their lighting and rely too heavily on the single overhead fixture. This will not only create shadows that will make the room feel smaller, but it will also kill any great color that you have added.

Start with three points of light - two bedside lamps and a dresser lamp - and take it from there:

Can you get a light fixture into your bedroom closet? Do it, and make that space open way up.
Don't have a lot of room at your bedside for a table lamp? Attach one to the wall or use a floor lamp instead.
Don't turn on your lights often enough? Install a remote control so you can flick one switch when you walk into the room.

Fun! Water at bedside is a staple in our house. This little nightstand, bookstand, birdhouse is a new take on an old idea. (via Emmas Blogg)

Lovely use of dark, dark bedding to create warmth and contrast in very white room. Also, nice side table and lighting placement. (via Emmas Blogg)

Love the Tolomeo wall mount lamps used here to save space. These are nice for nighttime readers as they can swivel to keep the light low and allow one to sleep while the other reads. (via Emmas Blogg)

Just love the organic modern feeling here. Note cool vintage Jielde lamp at bedside and thick log frame. (via Emmas Blogg)


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