- Duvet fabric, Bubbles – Sterling, Tonic Living
- Yellow bureau – street find
- Chair fabric, Casablanca Geo – Citrine, Tonic Living
- Gray campaign dresser, inherited
- Piston lamp, Lite Source Inc.
- Floating nightstands, Slice Wall-Mounted Storage Shelf, CB2
- Min Bed, Design Within Reach
What do you think of the gray and yellow theme for a bedroom?
Our bedroom needs a refresh. It still looks the way it did when we moved in, which is to say not designed at all. This room has somehow become the repository for lost furniture – furniture that was acquired for our old house, that I don’t know what to do with anymore, but feel a sentimental attachment to. Hence the mis-matched nightstands, desk that is no longer needed now that we have a home office, and various landscape paintings in wood frames that I love but that don’t really “go” here.
My mood board is composed mostly of things we already own and just a few that I would need to source.
- I just love the Bubbles fabric from Tonic Living in Sterling. I would use this fabric to make a duvet cover and shams. I’ve been reading up at SewMamaSew and it seems doable with my self-taught sewing skills. The duvet cover on the bed now is from West Elm. I loved it when I bought it, but that was several years ago and it is looking rather droopy now, even though the feather duvet from Ikea that is tucked inside is new and fluffy.
- The yellow bureau we already have. Hooray for street finds!
- The chairs I would need to source – I’m keeping an eye out at our local Habitat Re-Store. I would reupholster them in this citrine fabric, also from Tonic Living.
- The gray and white campaign dresser was Ross’s before we met. It is actually two bachelor chests pushed together. They could use a little refresh – some new hardware and maybe even some veneers or Panyls if I’m feeling ambitious.
- The chrome Piston lamps I’ve had for years. I love them.
- The floating nightstands would be a CB2 hack – is that a thing? Their slice hanging shelf is just $150 and wouldn’t that be clever? Floating shelves were a mid-century furniture staple that would complement the austere Min bed. (What if I did wood veneers or Panyls on both the dresser and the floating nightstands?)
- The Min bed was a splurge from Design Within Reach many years ago, and as with most DWR splurges, I still love it.
If I do go the curtains and pelmet route, I will place the two small-scale bedroom chairs in front of each side window, with perhaps a low table between them.
Or even this indoor/outdoor rug from Brita Sweden, which I love.
Here’s where we are with the bedroom so far. I went with charcoal gray curtains for the bay window and minimalist white bedding. The wall-mounted nightstands make the room look much more spacious.