Our Moody A-frame Bedroom with Cozy Layers

July 10, 2018

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We have lots of family coming in from out of town this month, so before Chris and I skip town ourselves tomorrow (we were invited to America’s Mart in Atlanta!–will anyone else be there?), we spent yesterday finishing up the main floor bedroom at our cabin (that we actually only half painted and threw a mattress in.) and setting up another bedroom for use so that we can entertain our family here when they come. Although our a-frame is still in need of a lot of renovating, and we’re in the middle of it just about everywhere–we truly believe in enjoying spaces through it all.

This is the same bedroom that we created the reading nook in, but the bed part of the bedroom you may not remember. It used to look like this:

A-frames have a lot of beams and angled ceilings and it’s just a part of its charm so we’re absolutely embracing it. For awhile we had the mattress set up where that cabinet is in the photo above, extending the width of the room into the reading nook, but the window (that’s above that cabinet) is off-center on the wall and the door couldn’t open all the way with the bed on that wall. And you couldn’t really get out of bed, without hitting your head on the sloped ceiling with the bed pushed over so the door could clear. So. Much. Fun.

It only took us a handful of times sleeping here before we moved the bed on the sloped wall and it worked so much better! Here’s how it looks today:

We painted all the walls the same deep blue/green color (Valspar Victorian Tapestry) that we did in the reading nook and kept the furnishings simple. Just a bed, 2 stools that we’re using as nightstands and lots cozy, layered bedding.

I love the way the walnut spindle bed from Rejuvenation pops against the dark walls and adds in some warmth again. And while I have no red, oranges, yellow, rusts–nada–in our home, I’m really excited to embrace those at the cabin. It feels right here, right?

The room is a culmination of a lot of beautiful things I’ve been holding onto since we closed on the cabin in November–that bed, rug, nightstands that I just have to find the perfect little lamps for. (We tried wall-mounted lamps…that was awkward.) Mixed with things you probably recognize from around our home that just work better up here; those furry pillows from Target that used to live in our living room. The tassel blanket  I snagged on sale last year that was practically made to lay at the bottom of this bed and just be pretty. (But also functional–the temps here can rise and fall a 40 degree difference in one day!)

There’s still a little more to do in here, mainly laying hardwood flooring next month!, but we’re ready for our out-of-town guests. And we’ll happily sleep in the other bedrooms that don’t look nearly as welcoming just so our family can get the full experience. Nothing makes me happier than introducing our friends and family to our little slice of heaven.


Paint color: Victorian Tapestry




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  1. Amanda says:

    So cozy! Do the blanket tassels read more rust or red in person?

  2. Ginger says:

    This is the most beautiful cabin I’ve ever seen. I’m dying over (and scheming for my own house) the wall color.

  3. Angela says:

    I’m not sure how to phrase this but are you purposely aiming to move your content to include more high end products? The bedroom is amazing and certainly includes some budget friendly items (Target pillow, cb2 light) but no one in my upper middle class Midwestern life would pay that much money for a bed, especially for a guest bedroom at a vacation home, or pay over $100 for a throw pillow! Do you feel that the quality is worth the price? Are you balancing the lower cost items with the pricier ones?

    • Julia says:

      We’re allllll about the balance. I love mixing in budget Target, Ikea, Thrift scores with quality items that will stand the test of time–something we’re especially mindful of as we are planning on airbnb-ing this eventually and we want quality pieces.

  4. Shana says:

    For some reason the post on the big butcher block countertops is the last post that is showing up for me on the blog. I can navigate to the latest posts through the next post link but for some reason the blog isn’t updating for me… Not sure if this is a problem on my part or if other people have the same issue. Can anybody help?

  5. Liz says:

    Please keep us posted on how the rug wears! I’m considering it as a runner for our stairs, but am hesitant because it’s jute.

  6. Anya says:

    I’m curious why you chose to paint the wood.. I like the pine (or whatever kind of wood it is), and I’m curious to see what the rest of the room looks like.

    It’s always nice to have a fun space set up for guests!!

    • Julia says:

      If you check out the other posts to do with our cabin (just follow the cabin tag), the whole A-frame interior is pine clad, which we plan on keeping, so it’s fun to have a little pocket of color. Also, only one wall was paneled with pine and the rest was drywall.

  7. Meg says:

    Its weird you say you don’t have rusts or oranges I. Your home. The first thing I thought of when looking at the finished space was your study.

  8. Caitlin G says:

    I can’t find the side tables on rejuvenation’s website. Do they still sell them?
    Also I have ALL the heart eyes for that color and that slanted wall. It looks amazing!

  9. Julia says:

    So cozy! The colours totally work

  10. Diana says:

    Ooh go visit my brother’s amazing girlfriend in Atlanta! She is so talented and she and her mom’s Northwest company have a beautiful aesthetic. Check her out on instagram @indabatradingco then stop by for a drink and a chat! So fun you get to go.
    Wonderful work on that cozy bedroom :)

  11. This room looks so snuggly and welcoming. And I love that you offer the nicer bedrooms to your guests! xx

  12. Julie S says:

    Aaaahh this is so pretty!! I love it. Love watching this cabin evolve – we recently moved to the (low) mountains east of San Diego and I am thrilled to follow your and EmHen’s mountain homes for inspiration for my own modern mountain home.

  13. Debbie Ricks says:

    that room looks so cozy!!!!

  14. Jessica says:

    The power of paint still always surprised me. This looks so lush!

  15. Jenna says:

    Yes, those green walls are FAB! Love the whole thing – just wish I had a room that could use that tassel blanket, but like at your house, we have NO reds. And I just don’t love the other colorway as much. Great job as always!

  16. Molly says:

    This room looks sooooo cozy! You did a fantastic job on this room!

  17. Such a great transformation! We love the color choices and styling. Keep up the great work :-)

  18. Kasey says:

    Love it, love it, love it!

  19. Jasmine says:

    Loving the different color choices for the a-frame!

  20. Emily says:

    So cozy! I love it!

  21. Michelle says:

    This room looks so welcoming. I love it!

  22. Victoria says:

    Welp! I’m so, so, so in love! Snagging that little blankie NOW!

  23. Anna says:

    Cute!!! What about little pendants above the side tables? You could hang off a hook on the curved wall!

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