This past year has been a year of updates in our own home. Like many others this past year, we have spent more time at home than ever before. We knew we had plans to design and update spaces throughout our home, but staying at home and having more time to commit to these updates certainly helped speed everything along.
One of the rooms that received the most design attention was our main bedroom. Our budget was more focused on our living room (reveal coming soon), but we wanted our bedroom to better reflect our taste and design style. Because of our budget constraints, we ended up keeping several elements that were already part of the room and finding create solutions to update them.
To update our bed from West Elm, Amber busted out her old sewing machine (which I didn’t even believe she could use) and sewed both a bed skirt and a slipcover for our headboard in the Dolly fabric by Sister Parish. Doesn’t it look like a completely new bed!? She definitely proved me wrong. Though the fabric wasn’t cheap, it was all-in-all much more cost effective than purchasing a new, custom upholstered bed. We chose to add the ties on the side to give the headboard a more relaxed quality.
We kept our white Parachute duvet and updated the rest of the bedding with pink ticking stripe sheets from Serena and Lily, a quilt from Sarah K., and a boudoir throw pillow from Biscuit Home.
Because of the layout of the room, the bed really only has one wall where it can go and creates an asymmetry on each side of the bed. We chose to find vintage pieces for the nightstands and purchased both for under $200. My table was an orange wood tone that we sanded and painted in Farrow and Ball’s Churlish Green. I found the antique Thebes stool on Ebay to hold extra bedside reading material. We kept the white lamps we already had and replaced the shades with beautiful Fermoie shades.
Perhaps the most obvious update is the wallpaper, Colefax and Fowler’s Alderney. We also painted the ceiling in Farrow and Ball’s Pink Ground to make the room feel more like a cocoon. We love the warmth it casts over the room at night.
The dresser is Amber’s great grandparents dresser from the 1950’s. We kept the black and white Anuar Patjane print above the dresser. It was a piece already in the room, but I love the strong quality it has on top of the more delicate wallpaper and the room’s warm color scheme. We added a simple vintage chair next to the dresser for us to keep our pillows on at night so we don’t have to put them in the floor. Designing with function in mind always makes a room more livable in the end.
Before and After
Hope you love it as much as we do!