A few changes in our bedroom!

March 3, 2021

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In yesterday’s blog post I mentioned that we had a big photoshoot in our house over the last few days. It has been a whirlwind of excitement but the unexpected benefit to come out of it was that I could no longer delay adding some finishing touches to our room. It has been a bit neglected as we’ve been completing Polly’s room, our bathroom, and demo’ing the front entry, so I can’t even describe how therapeutic it was to shop our house and add some of the details it’s been missing. It was one of those things where you don’t even realize something’s missing from your life, and now I just can’t wait to crawl into into bed tonight, in our cozy room, and watch Alone in bed with Chris.

Is this a never-before-seen angle of our room? I believe it is. Well, welcome. I swapped benches with Greta’s room, and although ideally I envision more of a black, modern bench here, it worked beautifully for this photoshoot, and is giving me all of the cottage vibes. I incorporated the basket and threw in some cozy knit sweaters to give it the feel of where I would put fresh laundry. And speaking of layers, I snatched this green blanket from over the back of our living room sofa (don’t worry I already replaced it with another).

I always struggled with the spaces on either side of the fireplace. I’ve added art and it felt too busy, but I love the way this sturdy pedestal works with the trim and adds height to the dried hydrangeas on top. Snipping these branches months ago has been the gift that just keeps on giving. How are these still holding up so perfectly?

Above our bed, I hung a vintage rug remnant, a gift from our friends at Loloi last Christmas.

For the photoshoot, I added our lumbar pillow back to our bed–linked below! (it was reading a little too flat without it) but I really tried to keep the bed looking more relaxed and casual than totally crisp and steamed. And did you see in my stories this new art from Juniper I got printed? I had the frames hanging there without art for way too long, finally filled it, and why did it take me so long?? The amount of time that it took me to purchase the digital files, send them to Walgreens, pick them up, and frame them was all under an hour. Like how? And for $20 for both prints! There’s just really no need to procrastinate hanging art any more! So let this be your not-so-subtle reminder haha.



Wall Color: Alabaster by Sherwin Williams
Trim Color: Lamp Room Gray by Farrow & Ball
DIY Over-Grouted Fireplace
Throw Blanket
Nightstands (similar)
Lamps (Pottery Barn, no longer available)
Lamp Shade
Wood Box
Resin Box
Hand Jewelry Holder
Pedestal Table
Maple Tree
Tree Basket
Fluted Bowl
Burl Wood Frames
Oversized Stacked Gold Frames
Hillside Art
Lakeside Art

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What do you think?

  1. Erin says:

    That new bedroom angle is what has officially sold me on this bedroom. So cozy and warm!

  2. WS says:

    I like the m color palette, and thought to mention that Target has an olive lumbar pillow (Project 62) that would pair well with that green blanket. :)

  3. Dianne says:

    It’s so beautiful! What paint sheen do you normally use……or at least in this bedroom?

  4. Monica says:

    This room is the best!

  5. Aimee Gordon says:

    I just ordered the same prints and Walgreens is the only place even remotely close to us for printing. May I ask what specs you put in for the printing as far as sheen and print or poster?

  6. Brooke bullard says:

    It is just me or did anyone else notice the missing vents on the ceiling ???? looks beautiful as always though! Love every detail!

    • Emily says:

      wow I didn’t even notice them until now! haha

    • Carrie says:

      I didn’t notice them at all, but I’ve been missing the vent covers in my ceiling for over a year so my brain might just be conditioned to think that’s normal now.
      I really should finish painting them this weekend, haha

  7. gigi says:

    If you had a photo stylist would you consider showing what they added during the photo shoot and then how it looks after their items are removed?

  8. Melissa says:

    Looks fabulous! What made you decide to switch out lamps? I remember how excited you were about the Target ones!

  9. Courtney says:

    I LOVE your bedroom rug! I click the link and dream about it every time you share it :)

    • Kristyn says:

      I have that rug. I love it but it’s tricky to style. When it was delivered I realized I didn’t like the way my accessories worked with it, so I did a bit of swapping items until it looked right. It looks best with a neutral palette like Julia created.
      I also have the CLJ Rosemarie rug and I love that too.

  10. Kim says:

    Beautiful cozy bedroom…and I LOVE those doors on either side of the bed.

  11. A.B. says:

    Add an art piece over the fireplace! Could be a neutral sculpture or framed piece. Will look gorgeous hanging on the stone. And a rust-colored linen duvet folded 1/2 way on the bed – mayne too much white with walls, lamps and sheets? Gorgeous textures and excellent job editing.

  12. Looks great, I love the dried hydrangeas, I need to get some because every-time I see them styled anywhere I’m drooling- they are are so beautiful!

  13. Kate says:

    I absolutely LOVE these lamps in here! These are my favorite yet!

  14. Brenda says:

    Where did you get your blinds on the doors? We will have a door in our bedroom like that and struggling with
    how to get privacy with that door?

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