Thursday, August 20, 2009


Life has been non.stop. lately. I'm currently sick with a cold (yes, in summer- how ridiculous!) and haven't even had time to rest & recover. Because of this, I haven't had time to put my usual amount of effort into certain projects.. leaving many half-done.

However, the next couple nights should be pretty laid back and I'm looking forward to getting some stuff done. For reasons that I can't reveal yet, I won't be able to finish the rooms in our apartment. So.. over the next week or so, I'm going to give you a tour of our place in it's current condition. Some stuff looks great, some needs work, but you'll see it all nonetheless. First up will be our bedroom.

A lot of people ask where to start when decorating a room. My fave thing to do is to collect as many drool-worthy inspiration pix as I can. Then I look over all the pictures I have collected and find the common themes. Is it a color? A style? The furniture?

For me it was how the rooms made me feel (surprise, surprise)- calm, serene, relaxed. The common colors were cream, light dusty blue, and a fab greige. A bit time worn, and a bit glam. So that's what I went with!

Here's a few of the photos that inspired me when deciding what I wanted our bedroom to look like. [Can you tell I was channeling myself a little Pheobe Howard on this one??]

Pheobe Howard

Atlanta Real Estate Lising, via Things Inspired


Coastal Living

Source Unknown [I think it was BHG??]

Pheobe Howard- from one of her store showrooms

Pheobe Howard

Vincente Wolf

Found via Things Inspired- original source unknown

Pheobe Howard Showroom


Sarah said...

Awesome, can't wait for the house tour:) Looove all these inspiration pics, thanks for sharing. I have that one saved too - the beige tufted headboard, silver trunk sidetables, side sconces, sea foam walls - I thought I got it from Pottery Barn but could be wrong:)

New England Girl said...

Looking forward to the house tour! I loved these photos that you pulled for inspiration. The calming effect that these colors provide is so wonderful- definitely ideal for any bedroom. I can't wait to see what you did with yours!

The DIY Show Off said...

Those are beautiful inspiration photos - I love those colors too!

I'm looking forward to the tour too. :)

Have a fabulous weekend!