Over the past 3 years since we've lived in this condo, our bedroom has seen many wall colors and decor choices. I can't help it - it's my nature! I love changing design up frequently, and I also love the fact that I have all of it chronicled here, to go back and look at. I found myself looking at old blog posts yesterday, so I thought I would show you guys a little re-cap, incase any of you (and I know there are some!) are new readers that haven't seen my "old" bedroom.
This is the beauty that we started out with:
right after we moved in. The walls of this whole condo were yellow (and ceilings, too), and I have slowly but surely painted all of them. We actually just had our stairwell ceiling and walls painted, too, but we hired that out, since I refuse to paint on 2-story stairs. (too scary) Anyway... the room was a blank canvas, and as soon as we closed, I painted it dark chocolate brown:
Very Jonathan Adler on the cheap. :)
I did a little tweaking with it like that...
got some cute sheets and new accessories, and also painted my midcentury modern nightstands pale blue ... the ceiling is still yellow, though!
and, I made some personalized artwork:
After a while, I got tired of that look, and painted it dark dark grey-blue-black, with an accent wall behind the bed. I drew out a sketch before I did it:
(still yellow ceiling)
I tweaked this look a lot too, and things got really bright and crazy:
The night stands also got painted turquoise and I grasscloth wallpapered the insides of them.
(notice I moved my curtains up higher, which I think makes a big difference)
This look was featured on i suwannee blog by the talented and hilarious Jamie Meares, which made me really happy!
of course, all bright colorful things come to an end, though, and i got tired of that, too. I was quite inspired by my friend Heather Roberts with this one (her dining room is the same shade), when I decided to paint my bedroom a pale turquoise (Which it still is, and I still love).
Orange accents of course add that "pop" of color. (what did design-types do before the term "pop of color" come up? it's hard not to use it)
I spraypainted some ginger jar thrift store lamps orange, and added the mirrored side tables. The lamps always bothered me, though, because I didn't spray paint them well (I know, weird), and they had dust on the paint job. Eventually, I changed them out for the old midcentury side tables again, which I painted white. Also, I brought the little swing arm lamps upstairs, which I painted dark black-brown.
and this is basically what it looks like now, with a few minor tweaks.
Did you notice the one consistent thing in here? The white bedding! My favorite. Also, the ceiling is finally white (it was painted when I painted the room the blue color)!
I can't wait to decorate a new house!