Skip to main content

bedroom refresh

Just as the title suggests, our bedroom is in need of a little sprucing up. Truth be told, I never really had a complete idea of what I wanted our bedroom to be. Up to the moment it's been a little hodgepodge of things that somehow made it through the door. Bedroom decor has always been hard for me. It always leaves me thinking, "What means enough to me to make it into the place where we sleep?"

Anyhoo, this need for a refresh began when I decided to wash a our current comforter. As I lugged the comforter to the washer, my hubby suggested that we should think about getting another one because we had pretty much used the same one for two years (our current one was a much desired wedding gift from my mom). Then as I stripped away our pillow shams literally moments later, I noticed that my dog brother Versace' mysteriously chewed up the corner of our pillow sham during his last visit. Good timing 'Sace. Good timing.

Of course my hubby opened up a whole new world of possibilities when he said that we should get a new comforter. To me, I heard "It's time to pimp this room". Yeah, I have a slight hearing problem. To take our bedroom to the next level (on a modest budget of course) I went straight to Check out my scheme  page.

A. B. C. D. E. F. G. H. I.

After a slight browse, I found something that I knew we could both love. I thought a geometric pattern would be a great unisex choice, and we both dig the color. In fact, our current comforter is yellow and gray, but this one is much more fresh and in your face. I like the current turquoise lamps in our bedroom, but we never had much else in the bedroom to balance it out. My plan is to infuse color into the room just a bit more. Fun accent pillows, a bold nightstand, why not? Here's a photo of our current space so that you have a frame of reference.

We actually already own the ceramic herringbone patterned lamps (I picked them up dirt cheap a few months ago) so I may switch them out for the current ones. I've also contemplated throwing in a couple of quirky accents such as the Nate Berkus tortoise shell (which I'm still slightly on the fence about because I want to see the color in person) and a giant cardboard deer head from Urban Outfitters. Oh, and how about that chair from Blu Dot for Target? Oh, be still my beating heart! If the price gets slashed just a little more, I may just jump on it for the corner of the room. So what do you think? I can't wait to get this stuff ordered! You know I'll keep you posted on the outcome!


Popular posts from this blog

sektion launch

Hey Folks! On February 2, 2015 IKEA launched its brand new kitchen range called Sektion. Almost a year prior to the launch, I was chosen as the interior designer to represent our Atlanta store at the US Service Office. Along with Kim, our Sektion sales leader, and Erin, our Visual Merchandising planner, we created a beautiful department that kitchen dreams are made of.  Here we are below sitting on the famous concrete Klippan sofa. These ladies were amazing to work with! 

While there, I collaborated with Common Store Planning to create the layout of each kitchen in our store. When I came back home, I had about 5 weeks to and create all of the IKEA roomsetting documentation, as well as all of the official installation drawings and contract documents for city permitting. Fast forward a year later and there are 19 new kitchens in our store! Wanna see? Here are the ones in the kitchens and dining department. 
Brokhult / Ringhult, Grevsta stainless steel 

This one has a butler's pantr…

dining with a docksta

So I have been totally debating whether or not I need this table in my life. Sure it's "an interpretation" of one of the most recognized tables in history, but at $149 can you really justify not having some Saarinen worship in your home?

With that being said, I asked some advice from my dining expert Eddie at work, and he told me the structural integrity of a table that comes in parts is only sound as the person who spends the time to construct it. In other words, no wobble worries if you do it right! I think the Docksta would be a great starter table. Let's see how people make this simple little "nod to greatness" look adorable.

 I love the idea of some fresh pillows in the dining chairs. You can change them out seasonally. A chic lighting fixture would give the table some sparkle too.

 Ha! There goes that Stockholm Rand (which I am still loving by the way).  The chair legs blend in so well with the rug, that you can't help but notice the table base.

Black a…

decorators show house

In January I was approached with the incredible opportunity to design a space for Atlanta's most prestigious residential showcase for designers -  The Atlanta Symphony's Decorators Show House and Gardens. This terrace level bonus room was presented to IKEA Atlanta, and my managers thought that it would be a great experience to further develop me as designer, project manager, and leader. And you know what, they could not have been more right! At 26, this experience has made my young career. To quote myself in a conversation with my manager Michael, this has been "the most challenging, frustrating, exhausting, amazing, and rewarding project that I have ever been apart of! This was definitely an opportunity of a lifetime."  
Below are some before photos when we viewed the space for the very first time, as well as a few photos that are just a few finishing touches away from being complete. The planning took about Two-and-a-half months, the construction took about thre…