Thank you all for the outpouring of love and support in response to my blog announcement yesterday. You really know how to make a girl feel special! And slightly nervous now that I've put myself out there like this, if I'm being completely honest. No pressure, right?
If you follow me on Instagram you know I'm a serial rearranger and redecorator. I'm my own worst nightmare! I move pillows, lamps, rugs, and furniture around for sport, and am constantly spackeling and rehanging art and mirrors so I can break out the tool box. Totally normal, right?
When we moved from the west coast to the east coast of Florida this past July, we were lucky enough to find a brand new three-story townhouse to rent while we searched to buy our "forever home". It's great in many ways, although not 100% our design aesthetic. So, as our search for the perfect house continues, the length of time we'll be spending in our temporary digs remains unknown. Since homeownership and home improvement projects feed my creative soul, this TBD status has me going through a bit of "designers block" (i.e. lack of daily inspiration). Do you think our management company would mind if I shiplapped a wall or two? Maybe demoed the kitchen, installed all-white cabinetry, quartz, and a white subway tile backsplash? Something simple, along these lines would suffice...
I don't mean to complain though. I know how lucky we are.
One room I am growing to love, thanks to a few different pillow and rug iterations, is our master bedroom. It's probably the room that gets the least amount of natural light, but with a few strategic design decisions I've been able to trick the eye into believing it's a light + bright space...thanks in large part to a base of classic whites and greys, layers of texture, pops of color, hints of organic greenery, and a peppering of brass accents.
The JuJu Hat is an absolute favorite and I had been wanting one for years before finding this beauty on Etsy. I'm obsessed with how it looks hung above the bed and now think every room should have a JuJu!
Our pillows are a combo from some of my favorite shops and designers. The pom-pom beauty was a last minute score at Anthropologie years ago, and I remember thinking it was an awful lot to spend on one pillow and I hoped I wouldn't regret the purchase. Not only do I still love it, but it's the single item I get the most emails and questions about (sadly it's no longer available but I linked a similar one below).
Our dressers and a nightstand were originally my grandparents, purchased the same year they were married in the early 1940's. We updated their dark stain and ornate hardware with a glossy white lacquer and my most favorite brass hardware from School House Electric.
And because I absolutely LOVE creating a good 'ole mood board, here's how you too can achieve a similar look in your bedroom:
1. Bedside Lamps | 2. Headboard | 3. Juju Hat | 4. Gray Malin Photographs | 5. Side Tables | 6. Striped Euro Shams | 7. Vintage Hmong Pillows | 8. Tassel Lumbar Pillow | 9. Faux Fiddle Leaf Fig | 10. Basket | 11. Palm Fronds | 12. Jewelry Box | 13. Rug | 14. Mirror | 15. Task Lamp | 16. Tall Dresser | 17. Wide Dresser