9.29.2015

House Tour: Bedroom

Happy Tuesday readers!

It feels good to be back into even the teensiest bit of blogging consistency.

I haven't done a House Tour post in nearly a year and a half, so it is definitely time. Our house is always evolving, so it is tough to feel like spaces are "finished" enough to post. You can take a peek at glimpses from around the entire house on my House Tour page, here.

Today I am excited to give you a closer look at our bedroom, though. While there are a few things I would change if I could, overall this room is as finished as it probably will ever be, and it just might be my favorite room in our house.

So, without further adieu, come on in...

This is my absolute favorite view of our bedroom. It so perfectly captures who I am, and my design style. Those that have followed along for a while, know that I am a big fan of mixing: Mixing patterns, old and new, traditional and modern, neutral and bold...


I've always been a fan of white bedding and think it provides the perfect blank canvas to incorporate individuality. It is so fun to add pops of color and funk to an all white bed with pillows and this pillow combination definitely fits the bill. The Catstudio Virginia pillow is very special to me as it was on my wish list for several years before my parents gave it to me as part of my UVA graduation gift.

Also, if you haven't noticed the trend: I really like green trellis. The swoon-worthy fabric used to make my shams and bedskirt is Kravet Xu Garden Veridian. The ikat pillows were an Etsy find, bought here, and the bedding is old Garnet Hill, but a similar style can be found here.


Another very special part of our bedroom (perhaps even the most special) is this bench. My grandmother petit-pointed it as a teenager in the 1950s. It was in her home while I was growing up and I was honored when she passed it down to me when she downsized a few years ago.


I also love my nigh stand area, which is guaranteed to always have a book resting on top. It also usually is cluttered with jewelry!


Believe it or not, the tablecloth is actually a shower curtain I found at HomeGoods a few years ago. It was meant to be a temporary fix, but feels so right in the space that I've never been tempted to change it.



I also love this view from the bed. The photo of Bryce on a pheasant hunt on this nightstand is one of my favorites.




My one criticism of our bedroom, is that sometimes I feel like it has a bit of an identity crisis. What I've shown you so far feels very cohesive, but the rest of the space isn't so much. Alas, though, this is our first home, and I must accept that not everything is going to be perfect, or exactly the way I want it to be.


This antique desk belonged to Bryce's grandfather and I think will be perfect in his "gentleman's study" someday, as will the black leather chair and plaid ottoman. 


Below you'll see the part of the room that could use some work. In a perfect world, I would update the rug in this room and make this a couple's seating area by framing the window seat with a matching pair of comfy club chairs. I would put this blue & white garden stool in the middle and maybe even add two Moroccan poufs for lounging. BUT, for now, in this imperfect world, I'm okay with accepting the room as is. 


Thoughts?

Do you ever feel like your home is finished?

How would you characterize your bedroom style?

Have a great day!

9 comments:

  1. Love love love! That bench is perfection, as is your bedding! And no, a home is never finished....well unless we had unlimited funds and an amazing interior designer! ;)

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  2. Your bedroom looks lovely! Our apartment is a hodge podge of things. I think it happens when you start living with your significant other...whose taste is usually radically different from your own. It's all about compromising and also making use with what you have! I love how so many of your items have so much meaning. That bench is beautiful!

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  3. Those Etsy throw pillows are amazing! I adore Catstudio! I have the North Carolina pillow on our couch downstairs. I feel I went through an identity crisis as well. And the moment I feel like our home is finished will be the moment we list our house. That was the deal we made! Lovely bedroom! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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  4. Your bedroom looks way better than mine at this point. Mine is pure chaos since I'm so busy with school and work.

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  5. Love love love your home and am so jealous of all your space, while I'm crammed into my shoebox apartment!

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  6. I'm aiming for a relaxing and calm look in my bedroom- it's blush, cream, and grey. It's definitely still coming together, but I'm pleased with it so far! I want to try to cultivate a little retreat that reflects me! I've been told that that a home will never truly feel "complete" with respect to decor. I think it's fun to always be adding and rearranging. Thanks for sharing a glimpse into your place!

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  7. Allie! The room looks so great - and I'm from Lexington - so small world re: your hubby's alma mater :)

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  8. I love all the meaningful pieces you have around your home. Your grandmother's bench is amazing!

    xo Jen
    Skirt The Rules

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