I haven’t really touched our bedroom since this post almost a year ago when I installed a new light fixture. If you missed the bedroom transformation so far, you can see where I started here and the addition of curtains and blinds here.
For the last year the room has looked like this.
Which isn’t bad considering it started like this. (previous owner’s real estate photo)
As the weather warmed up, I started to think about changing out the bedding for something a bit lighter and a different color palette in general. Which of course snowballed into a whole host of other “possibilities”. And now, here I am, contemplating a different wall color. I DO love the brightness in this room. It gets amazing light but lately I’ve been really drawn to darker, moodier bedroom spaces. Specifically, I am a bit obsessed at the moment with charcoal brownish-gray grasscloth. Like so.
I’ve had this photo of Kate and Andy Spade’s bedroom saved forever and I’ve always loved how warm it feels while still feeling bright and cheerful thanks to that happy headboard, art and lamp.
Kate and Andy Spade’s Bedroom via The Selby
This on the other hand feels very luxury hotel to me. Not immensely personal, I’ll give you that but it does feel really soothing to me.
I love how everything just pops off the darker walls.
While I would LOVE to put some grasscloth all up in there, I have to hold off on that kind of an investment BECAUSE when we do our addition, the wall my bed sits on (which is the back wall of the house) will be getting blown out completely and pushed back as will the side wall where my closet is.
So if dark walls are to happen, it will need to be in the form of paint. Here’s a bunch of great inspirational walls.
This is Bryn’s bedroom in Ben Moore Gunmetal. It’s gorgeous but a hint too steely gray for me. I want something a little warmer.
Same here. This is a very cool gray tone for me. It’s amazing though don’t get me wrong. And looks great with the warm wood tones of the nightstands.
I like something in this warmer tone a little better for me.
So here’s where I am so far. New bedding, art and night stands are here. The last two images above are the Ben Moore Chelsea Gray color that I’m loving. Of course I’m waffling on it. Will it be too dark? Will I miss my light and airy room? But whatever, it’s only paint right? And knowing there’s a renovation on the horizon is sort of permission to do something a little more daring. I only have to live with it for a few years!
art: Thom Filicia Warm Memories II // bedding: Crane & Canopy Linden Monaco Blue Duvet // pillows: Christopher Farr Carnival (obsessed with this pattern and I love how bright and summery it feels) and Kelly Green Velvet // nightstands: Overstock Inspire Q X Base Nighstands // Frames: Ikea Ribba// Mirror: Feiss Prince Gold Mirror // Console: Camile Bone Inlay Console
My big question is what to do with this very unfinished wall in the room. It’s directly to your right when you enter the room and bare as bare can be. Originally I was thinking of just doing a floor to ceiling square grid gallery with family photos. Frames are sitting in my garage as we speak. But THEN I was shopping for a client and walked into Boston Interiors and smack into this bone inlay console and it was love at first sight.
I’m torn because
A. I NEED that console and really the best place for it is in my entry…where of course there is an annoying tall radiator that won’t let me place it where it should be.
B. That will be gone when we renovate so long term it could live there. Short term I really have no need for a console in my bedroom. Sure it would be a lovely place to style and it would look beautiful but I don’t need it for a vanity or anything like that.
So friends, what should I do? Buy the console and essentially hoard it in my bedroom until after the renovation when it can go in the entry? Or save my $, use the frames I already have and trust that the console will be around when I need it in a few years OR that I’ll find something else I want even more by then.