Over the past year I’ve been sloooowly making little updates to our bedroom. I was never happy with the arrangement I started with when we moved in, bought furniture too quickly, and could never decide on a color palette. To further complicate the issue, with the arrival of our second little guy, my workspace had to be moved from the living room to our bedroom to accommodate our growing collection of kids items. The things we do for our kids right? :)
After ordering a sample of this Citrus Garden fabric from Schumacher in Pool, my quest for the perfect color palette and vibe was over. The pattern, with its citron, chartreuse, navy, marine blue, leaf green, and aqua colors and cheery floral, lemon, and butterfly pattern, just made me swoon. I ordered a yard of it and it became the new lumbar pillow on my bed and I just want to hug and kiss it every day I love it so much! I think that’s how you should feel about every fabric in your home. I made the lumbar on the larger side at 16″x28″ because I wanted to see as much of the pretty pattern as possible.
From there, I was able to pull colors for the rest of the room. Thankfully my Gray Owl walls provided a clean neutral palette, its slightly blue undertone playing really well with everything else. First, I added cordless roman shades to the windows, which are super functional and safe for kids but definitely need a treatment on top of them for the windows to look finished. So I teamed up with MadeBlinds to design modern, clean-lined cornices covered in a beautiful navy blue linen to treat the top of my windows and cover the shades. I am positively in LOVE with them. They are such a simple treatment yet add such beautiful depth and a pop of color to the room. I specified the “Tailored” style with a 4″ return in the Ryan Blue linen. The craftsmanship is extremely high-quality and they were very easy for my husband to install. I am super impressed! It was also so convenient to be able to design something custom from home, order it, and have it shipped directly to my doorstep without having to schlep all over town to various vendors with my fabric bolts.
After that, I added bright white bedding, a marine blue herringbone throw to the end of the bed, navy blue lamps (so gorgeous, love ’em), a kelly green monogrammed tissue box cover, a bistro-style rattan desk chair, books with aqua and green spines, and a beautiful abstract painting from my new favorite artist Laurie Fisher in white, gray, citron, and aqua colors.
I wanted to balance out the bright white and colors in the room with some warmth, and this caned wood headboard did just the trick. I also slapped a few coats of Simply White paint to my old hand-me-down dresser which did wonders to brighten up the room. I wanted to continue that citron color from the pillow elsewhere in the room so I made my own abstract painting while at the lake one weekend.
Lastly, I hung a linen-covered pinboard above my desk where I pin fabric samples, family photos, inspiration images, and projects I’m working on. It’s definitely NOT ideal to have my workspace right next to my bed but it’s what we had to do in a tiny house, so it’s working out for now! I also upgraded from my old PC laptop to a Mac desktop and I’m OBSESSED. Never going back. The one major element that is missing from the room is a mirror, which my husband really needs for getting ready in the morning. So that remains an item on the to-do list. Plus some major carpet cleaning! Ugh. A bit too many times that Oliver got loose running around with his sippy cup of chocolate milk… But I’m so much more pleased with the status of the room now than a year ago. I spend a lot of time in here and am very affected by my surroundings, so to be swathed by these pops of pretty color makes me so happy inside.
Had to throw me newly upholstered dining chairs in for a cameo shot because OMG love.
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