As I was putting together the January collection for Houzz (A Layered Bedroom in Navy, Gray, and Brass – wonder where I got that idea?) I realized I’d never shared pics of our finished space. While I’m still playing with the gallery wall, the bedroom reboot has been mostly finished for quite a while. Oops.
Rather than a complete redesign with all new furnishings, the only new things in the space are the textiles – the curtains, bedding and sheepskin rug. The remainder were re-purposed from other rooms, as per my usual rearranging. I stole a nightstand from the guest room, moved the gray sofa out of the living room (and got it stuck coming upstairs).
Because really, how often can we just start over? We all use what we have, just re-imagining how it will be used in our lives. I also removed a lot of clutter. So much clutter. Why do I always have so much stuff?
I like to tell myself that the linen duvet is charmingly rumpled. It’s certainly cozy, with a nice weight to it for the crazy polar vortex winter we’ve had here.
It is less designed than it was before. Part of me misses the polish. The sofa looks odd between the dressers. But I really like that little sofa and it’s nice to have a place to sit and cuddle with a child or put on shoes (and throw all the dirty laundry on instead of putting it in the basket). So it stays.
What I realized through this was just how much more comfortable I am when I allow myself to stick with the colors I consistently like. I like yellow and blue, but what I really like, what I wear all the time as well, is gray and navy. My house has a uniform. And that’s ok.
I continuously gravitate towards grays and blues. And I think I’m figuring out how to make my home work with this more monotone scheme. We shall see. I took lots of pictures today, as the house was finally clean and the light was ok. So I’ll be sharing the rooms over the next bit and you can let me know.
And since I’m sharing the #myrealhouse over on Instagram, here are the outtakes from today’s photos.
Rejected decor and scraped paint in the stairwell from the sofa debacle.
And finally, how my bed usually looks.
DIY projects in this room: