When I find a look I love, I hold on to it so it should come as no surprise that the bed that my husband made and the quilt that I made are still part of our master decor. At some point I imagine we'll use another quilt and put this someplace where it will get less wear and tear just to preserve it, but I can't imagine ever getting a new bed. For all the hard work we did I'm glad that we are both still in love with our bed and bedding. (Faux fur blanket from Restoration Hardware.) The sconces are School house electric--I love their lighting. The side tables are Target. I actually got really lucky with those because I only bought one at first. When we moved and I realized I wish we had matching side tables, but it had already been months and they were long gone. Then one day while shopping at Target I suddenly spotted another table that must have been a return and I snatched it right up! The painting above the bed is mine (other prints here).
Lots of people have asked me about the paint color--it's Starless Night by Behr and I still really like it. It's an inky, deep blue that in certain light looks almost black, which I love. Remember when we were deciding which kind of paint to use and we came across a consumer reports that rated Behr above all other paint brands? Well overall I've been pleased with it, but I do have some little chips especially on corners, from time to time. I keep a small jar of our wall paint in my studio for quick touch ups, so it's not a big deal, but I'm wondering if that's a common problem with any paint.
Undoubtedly one of my favorite things in our room is this large vintage mirror. I actually got this as a lot of 8 mirrors from an estate sale for around $120. Steal! They all have that vintage, mottled glass look and are really beautiful. Another one hangs above the dresser (below). Also, I love having our beloved white couch in our bedroom. We bought this our first time around in Cincinnati at an antique mall and I still love it, although I've always thought we were a little crazy for buying a white couch with young children. Having in our room feels like a great solution. And still digging the velvet cross pillow cover.
The room finally felt done when I bought the plan at Ikea a couple weeks ago. That corner needed something, but I didn't want more shelves/pictures/stuff around. I have purposely wanted to keep this room a little more minimal.
Anyway, that's it! I love that our house is starting to take shape and feels more like a home. I'm a big believer in surrounding yourself with beauty and making your home a place you enjoy being in. Beauty elevates, plain and simple.
Question: What are your feelings about ceiling fans in rooms? We haven't really used this one yet and so I'm ready to ditch it for a nice, modern fixture but on the other hand I know some people really love having the option of fans in their room. We've had them in the past and at some point have used them. If I do keep a fan in this room, I'd want to change it out for a more modern fixture....but still the dilemma. To fan or not to fan. Thoughts?