A few weeks ago, we shared a big, fat bedroom progress post. It was actually sponsored by Loloi, who provided the rug for our room, and I felt like I needed to have something above our bed for those pictures. So I ran down to the guest room and grabbed my favorite cloud print that we have hanging in there as a place holder. Honestly, I loved it above our bed, I’m convinced it’s universally a great piece of art for any bedroom (It’s already back in the guest room–equally loved there), but if you follow me on Instagram (@chrislovesjulia) then you already knew that I had ordered something else for our room that just didn’t make it in time.
But, eeeee (!!!) it got here last week and we hung it a couple days ago. It’s Black Circles II (part of a series of 4) by Korean artist, Guseul Park.
The mix of some traditional finishes, like the rug and nightstand (all the sources at the bottom of the post, ps!), mixed with the modern abstract art feels so much more like us, which is how art should always feel. It’s so incredibly personal.
When I shared on Instagram that I was considering the piece for our bedroom, there was a slew of mixed reviews. From, “you should have your kids paint that!” to lots of resounding yeses to “you could probably DIY it yourself.” And the truth is, I could probably paint something similar myself. But, with the platform we have, I feel it’s important to support the artist. And I’m so beyond happy with the quality and texture and, gosh, everything about it–something I couldn’t duplicate.
There are two places online that I tracked down the piece. The first was Anthropologie (right here!). They offer the print in a 36×45 size (the size I was looking for) framed in a pretty brass frame for $598.
The second option was Scout & Nimble (where we ended up buying from) They had 6 different sizes, all stretched canvas with a floater frame option, starting at $260.
Because our room has a lot of natural light, I loved the idea of something with no glass in front of the print that would catch glare and distract from the art. We went with the 45×36 size with the Matte Black Floater Frame and the total was $491.
The background is this warm, rich white (a little lighter than our walls). I love the breathing room around the circles and the lost and found lines. If you’re on a tighter budget, Jenny’s Print Shop has a similar piece called Knots.
I’m still working on window treatments in here, taking my time picking something out that we’ll love for the long haul. But with each small tweak, it feels more and more like “yeah, this is of course our bedroom.” Kind of like, I’m uncovering a room that’s been waiting to be found. And when the adjoining bathroom gets done, I’ll probably sleep for a week straight. Sources listed below!
Wall Color- Benjamin Moore Olympic Mountains
Window Pane Sheets
Textured Pom Pom Throw Pillows
Tripod Table Lamp
Faux Olive Branches
Faux Green Branches
Blue Striped Mug
White Jewelry Hand – sold out (similar)
Glass Display Box
Catch All Bowl
Our wood grain Shaker cabinet fronts were designed for busy, high-traffic homes like ours. Clad with durable textured thermofoils, this line is compatible with Sektion, Akurum, Godmorgon, and Besta cabinets from IKEA. It's the perfect, practical way to add the warmth of wood to all the rooms of your home.
We have teamed up with Loloi to create a line of rugs that are as affordable as they are beautiful. This collection houses a great mix of traditional and modern rugs, in cottage-y colorways, as well as vintage-inspired beauties that you’ll want to roll out in every room.
We partnered with Stuga on a line of hardwood floors — The Ingrid is really livable, and the color is very neutral. It doesn’t lean warm or cool, it’s that just right in-between. We have really loved putting it everywhere in our house. It’s the best jumping-off point for design, no matter your interior style. In addition to being beautiful, Ingrid is really durable — we have three kids, and we always have a home construction project going on. Ingrid stands up to it all.
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