Monday, March 28, 2011

our bedroom

hope you all had a lovely weekend! we spent saturday night cuddling in our stripped down bedroom to the sounds of an amazing thunderstorm. i haven't heard a storm like that in a long time. so lovely and then sunday we spent the cloudy day indoors painting the office, making time to eat out with some of our favorite folks of course! matilda has started saying, "this is so fun" and "that's my favorite _ _ _ _." cracks me up and warms my heart!

how we stripped down our bedroom and took it from cluttered hot mess i'msostressedoutbytheseprojectsthatarestaringatmewhilei'mtryingtofallasleep to a relaxing retreat:

we dismantled the sewing nook (btw that it one of my all-time favorite pictures of my girl) and took down all of the art work off of the walls except for the large deer watercolor over our bed. i propped up the pig print as well as a prize winning embroidered bouquet (sewn by sam's mama) on the shelves for visual interest. we added some simple shelves to the corner where the nook was, along with some of our favorite books that i put in neat stacks. the goal has been to cut down on clutter and simplify. having our favorite books here clears our night stands and keeps them accessible.

we also hung these airy grey and white curtains and made them extra high for dramatic effect. they make the room feel so calm. the stereo has been carefully camouflaged behind the curtains, instead of out on display. my favorite thing to listen to right now is shrift pandora. dreamy.

when working on the vintage vignette i posted this and this to see what people liked better. the peasant was the definite favorite. lots of great tips on styling your home here.
searching for a better shade for that lamp. any great shade sources you care to share?

we are still in the process of moving a few other things around but i wanted to share with you our progress! makes me feel like things are moving along...

11 comments:

Kelly and Kelly said...

can you share where the striped sheets are from? and the curtains?

It looks fantastic! We are getting close to doing the same. Somehow our bedroom ends up as the dropping ground for everything around the house that has no where else to go.

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

I would so love a relaxing bedroom retreat! It's on the list, of course! Great job, Lesley!

homemade grits said...

re: kelly and kelly
the bedding is dwell studio, they no longer carry it but they do have the draper stripe collection which has similar stripes!
the curtains are from ikea randomly! i was going to sew my oen and found those instead.

thanks lori!

Kate Kiefer said...

love it and love that picture of til!

Anonymous said...

Shrift is my jam. I love working to all the 'store' music as Jere calls it. xoxo!

EE

blueeyedfreckle said...

love the idea of having your shelves with favorite books right there next to your bed. our nightstands are ALWAYS cluttered. at least one person's usually is, so its never cute. I am always searching for solutions to this problem!

{BlueEyedYonder} said...

What a beautiful re-do! I bet it feels so open and airy. I am chomping at the bit to see your new "shared" studio space once it is finish. Such fun!

Sydney Susannah said...

great bedroom looks like a great place to relax! ps Im lovingggg the picture you and your hubbs did that is above your bed!!!!

wren said...

One of the best rooms ever...specifically the color, pillows, and that watercolor. ridiculous!

homemade grits said...

thanks everyone for your sweet words!!!

b & b hotels india said...

this is a great bedroom looks like a great place to relax! PS I'm loving the picture you and your hub's did that is above your bed...............