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Inspirations for my Bedroom

Thursday, July 28, 2011

It's hard having a space for two that's comforting and appealing for both husband and wife. I'm currently having a battle with my bedroom. It's a cluttered, small, disaster of a space and it's simply not working out. I want to redecorate and reorganize. I'd love a bright, frilly, girly bedroom but I want Pj to feel comfortable and at home in the space too so we're putting our heads together to and a warm, cozy and relaxing room for both of us.

I've been loving Pinterest lately and find a lot of great inspirations from that site. Here are some of the bedroom looks I'm loving right now....
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image from the booandtheboy.com



I've been on the hunt for the perfect vanity stool for over a year. I think I will have to make this!!

diy capiz shell candelier made of waxed paper from Freshly Picked
 for a link to the tute, click here

vacation memory jars from Martha Stewart

cute, vintage and functional! What's not to love? I see vintage suitcases at thrift stores for just a few bucks all the time!
Home Office
Our bedroom doubles as a home office so computer space is very important. I use the computer to blog and Pj uses it for school so we need a small, comfortable space that works well for both of us.
I love this tiny home office space made from a wall shelf. Perfect for a small computer. How cute are the antique cheese graters?!

15 Responses to “Inspirations for my Bedroom”

  1. It's tough finding something you both love isn't it?! We redecorated while I was pregnant with my youngest son and managed to reach a great compromise. We went for vintage inspired {for me} with some oriental touches {for him}. We have duck egg blue walls with ivory woodwork and some beautiful linen with a Japanese print on them. I was allowed to go for muted, soft, feminine colours as long as there was no pink, Mr. LA's only rule!

    I love our bedroom now, the colours are so soothing. Although, it could do with a tidy!

    Lovely post, beautiful inspiration :)

    Loveaudrey xxx

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  2. LOVE the tower of suitcases! I have quite a few of them myself, but have them in 3 different stacks. I might try one tall stack.

    Very cool photos!

    I try to have a masculine/feminine balance throughout my house. I've always felt that was important, even for my male guests.

    So while the master bedroom does have very pale pink walls, there is a mix of very mid century modern items throughout, and nothing very "frilly", the pink already conveys that. Oh and Turquoise as the complimentary color.

    One smaller bedroom very girly, the other masculine (vintage "grown up" space theme), the kitchen a bit more frilly, the living room more masculine.

    I find the balance to be very agreeable, and my guests always love it too. :)

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  3. I am absolutely addicted to Pinterest! Wonderful photos :)

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  4. That vanity stool is amazing!!! I want one now!!

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  5. okay, ladies are you loving the suitcase chair? I found a tutorial for it!!!!
    http://seekatesew.blogspot.com/2011/05/vintage-suitcase-chair.html

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  6. I love the first photo with the old window with the fabric behind it. I have an old window that I found at a flea market for super cheap and haven't figured out what to do with it. This is a great idea. Thanks for sharing and good luck on your bedroom redesign. Can't wait to see it!! :)

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  7. Hey Girl

    I just read your trip to Columbia Missouri to the vintage shops . I have been to everyone your showed. makes me want to go again.

    This coming saturday I am going to st peters mo any good ideas for vintage shops i can go to there?

    i love how you love the vintage look

    Janice

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  8. Emily, I've seen something like that done in the past, but they used different vintage handkerchiefs behind the glass panes! How cool is that?!

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  9. Janice,
    I live in St Peters/St Charles! Sadly, there isn't a ton of stuff in the area. I often shop at the local St Vincent de Paul thrift store (1069 Regency Parkway
    St Charles, MO 63303) and the Salvation Army (2140 N 4th St
    St Charles, MO 63301-0905)
    I find great deals at our area antique nalls too. Here's a link to the antique malls: http://www.missouriantiquemalls.com/StCharlesAntiqueMall.aspx
    If you're looking for something in particular, do let me know and I'll try to point you in the right direction!! :)

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  10. If you do decide to make that chair - please tell us all how!!!

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  11. I wish my work space and bedroom looked like these lovely images! Sadly, my little flat looks rather 'disorganised' to say the least! xx

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  12. I can across that same problem when my husband and I moved into our house. Our bedrm is simple but its representive to both of us. The walls are a swiss white, the furniture med brown, frames on the walls and on furniture (thats the me pt), the linens and curtains are blue but denim blue so its both masculine and feminine with some pillow throws. I look fwd to redecorating now that our youngest is in the nursery-whoaaa! Look fwd to seeing what you come up with! xox

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  13. I love the top picture of the old window frame. What a brilliant idea.

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  14. the suitcase chair is fantastic, not to mention clever! love.

    http://indigoimpression.blogspot.com

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  15. Mrs. Britney.....just joined pinterest! Would like to add u as a friend.....tried to look under Britney vavavoom but nothing came up

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