Home Tour Part 1: The Two Bedrooms
It's here! Part 1 of the long promised home tour - despite the fact that it probably has not been long awaited... :) All the same, it's something I have been working at diligently - just trying to get the apartment to feel like home. It seems to be an ever evolving thing for me, but right now I am happy enough with it to capture it and share it. So without further ado, here are the two bedrooms.
My love for grays and golds took over in this room, while I attempted to deal with some incredibly awkward windows. I actually added in much longer curtains than necessary - this has actually helped to make the space feel much larger and as though the ceiling is actually higher. It's a strange effect, but one that is cool to note.
This bedroom really mirrors the color palette of the living room and dining area, but I aimed to make it a much more restful space - this means a much more limited/minimal approach when it comes to decor.
The nightstand is, admittedly, not always this neat. The tray (from west elm) does help to keep everything much more organized. The mercury-glass lamp from Wayfair is one of my favorite elements of this room.
The gold speckled/brushed pillow is meant to complement the gold accents of the nightstand styling. A tufted velvet headboard - which was purchased after a disastrous attempt to DIY such a headboard, is the single most impactful piece in this space. It adds a touch of traditional, with button-tufting details, but also an element of luxury. I really dig this headboard and every time I see it in the room as a whole, I am reminded of how much of an impact changing just one thing can have for the total look and feel of a room.
Golds, grays, and a mix of wood finishes play together. I think it works and helps to keep the bedroom from feeling too prescribed/matchy-matchy. That said, I recognize that mixing wood finishes is something that still causes some people to twitch - hopefully this isn't twitch-inducing!
A storage area that acts as a sort of vanity to some degree, as it's part of my routine each morning... a huge reason why this print is placed there. It's always good to have a reminder and to put things into perspective at the beginning of every day, even if it is when you're picking out your jewelry for the day.
The overall shelving unit is styled, but still incredibly practical.
Bedroom #2: The Guest Room / Craft Room
The second bedroom has been kind of a catch-all until recently when I decided to streamline everything and really make the most of the space that I had to work with. It is one of Reggie's favorite places to hang out, which will soon be very apparent in the photos below! :)
Another favorite purchase that stands out - the Eames plastic chair. Although if I am being totally candid, it's a mock design as a true Eames is a bit beyond my current budget.
To complement some of the more rustic wall paneling (which was not my choice), the headboard is a bit warn and a quilt-style blanket was selected for a very homey, warm, and welcoming feel.
This sewing machine doesn't get nearly enough use, but I am determined to step up my game by attempting to sew some curtains for this space - a detail currently lacking in this room.
This chair was giving to me by a friend who owned it previously and knew how much I loved it because I always complimented it profusely whenever I saw it. I added it to bring some more color and comfort to the room.
Combined with a shelving unit, the chair makes for the perfect little reading spot.
I think it's quite clear to see the differences in each room, with the first bedroom having an emphasis on being restful and soothing, while the second is more welcoming, lively, and colorful. Much of this was intentional, but the rooms also lended themselves to this kind of separation, what with the different paint colors and different wall treatments. I am happy with how each has turned out.
Hope you enjoyed seeing into the two bedrooms as part 1 of the home tour. Part 2 to follow soon!
Have a wonderful Wednesday!