Sometimes I forget that I haven't shown you much of the rest of our house. The library, dining room, and living room all get plenty of play, but the bedrooms, not so much. (And the kitchen, well. Don't hold your breath.) Let's change that. Ready to take a look?
Full disclosure: this room fell by the wayside a bit during the decorating mania that overtook me when we first moved. We have decent if not exciting bedroom furniture, and because the room is just big enough to fit a bed, two small nightstands, and a dresser, there wasn't much to do in the way of setup. While we could afford to spend time looking for the right living room sofa, we couldn't exactly take our time getting the bedroom in order.
There's Hugo, rocking some glorious bed beard. Once again, our dog beds go unused as the pets are clearly in charge here. I've committed every style magazine's favorite faux pas of putting our bed in front of a window. It's really the only place for it (why is that window even there?), and contrary to what the magazines tell you, it's not an abject disaster. I'd like to eventually get a large-scale piece of art on the other side of the wall to balance things out.
We went with my favorite shade of gray (Benjamin Moore Wickham Gray, same as our living room) in this room. As much as I love my dark rooms, and I love the idea of a dark bedroom, this room is too small and too crowded to be able to handle anything so dramatic. Instead, we went with pale grays and shades of white and ivory for a relaxed and clean feel. The lamps are from HomeGoods, and while I am not generally a HomeGoods person (so much of their stuff has a HomeGoods look to it), I do love their lighting options.
I will never manage to not leave my jewelry in a tangled mess, but this little vintage holder makes me feel a smidge more organized. The print above the dresser is an old Spoleto poster. We have a couple Spoleto posters in our dining room as well. The Spoleto festival is a giant arts festival that takes place every spring in Charleston. Edward and I met when we were both living in Charleston, and we got engaged over Spoleto weekend, so the posters always make me happy.
And that's it! Small, but it gets the job done. Are you lucky enough to have a spacious master bedroom, or do you have to get creative with space like we do?
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