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Often the best design eyes struggle most in their own home. I know that certainly happens to me. I can walk into a clients space and instantly the ideas start flowing, but can be totally stumped by spaces in my own home. Once we've become accustom to a space and the things in it, it can be difficult to imagine it any other way. The project below is a great example of that.
Her bedroom before the bed upgrade and new quilt.
Jesse and her husband live in an adorable modern cottage in Seattle. They recently upgraded to a king size bed and swapped their bedding out with a very special quilt. After making these changes they were struggling to bring it all together and create a polished look for their bedroom. She reached out to me for help and together we created an updated space with the help of technology.
New bed and quilt made by her mom.
Her pillows and rug felt both underwhelming and not quite a match with the new quilt.
Living in the Pacific Northwest, central air conditioning is quite rare in homes. Summers can however get very warm, especially inside buildings where the air is still. Their solution is a fan in the window which helps circulate the cooler outside air into their home. It's not the prettiest thing to look at, but it makes their bedroom bearable during the warmer months.
We selected some curtains with grommets as a solution for the window. The grommets allow them to easily slide the curtains around, hiding the fan during the day, but also providing some much needed privacy and access to the fan at night.
The curtain rod and Peri Home Botanical Print Grommet Panel curtains
were all found at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
Because the bedroom is a loft style space that overlooks the living room, they've chosen to forgo a headboard since it would be visible from the other side. Some new euro shams provided structure and height for the bed in the absence of a headboard. The horizontal stripes of the square throws provided dimension without competing with the pattern and detail in the quilt. Their color pulls some of the depth from the curtains and the one nightstand. Lastly the elongated bolster pillows compliment the width of the king size bed and provide additional dimension while their neutral shades allow them to seamlessly flow with the rest of the pieces. All pillows were found at Home Goods.
Lastly a new, and larger, rug from Overstock anchors the bed and ties the dark navy in from the sheets, curtains and pillows, while complimenting the soft floral pattern on the backside of the quilt.
Isn't her pup, Ruby, just the cutest? Even she loves the way the space came together! This bedroom refresh has created a whole new look for the space all with inexpensive and simple changes!
Velvet Bench: Home Goods
Mirrored Nightstand: Kirkland's
Teal Nightstand: Ross
Sheets and Bed skirt: Target