Thursday, January 3, 2013

Bedroom Files

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:

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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:

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Very Jonathan Adler on the cheap. :) 

I did a little tweaking with it like that...

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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:

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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:

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and voila!
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(still yellow ceiling)

I tweaked this look a lot too, and things got really bright and crazy:

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The night stands also got painted turquoise and I grasscloth wallpapered the insides of them.

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(notice I moved my curtains up higher, which I think makes a big difference)

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This look was featured on i suwannee blog by the talented and hilarious Jamie Meares, which made me really happy! 

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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).

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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)

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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.

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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!





9 comments:

  1. i love all of these looks. Purrty.

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  2. i can't wait to see you decorate a new house!!!!

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  3. So glad I'm not the only one with chronic redecorating syndrome! All of your interpretations look great.

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  4. How great that you can go back and look at the befores to see what it used to look like. I always forget and then wonder if I made the right decision. I look forward to seeing pictures when you get your new house! Love your blog!
    Carrie carrie@neatsmart.com

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  5. Wow...I love them all! Turquoise is my fave though too!

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  6. So excited to see you decorate your new space! Where did you get the storage at the end of your bed? I'm currently trying to find something for our bedroom.

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  7. Love the evolution of your bedroom space! The bold colors looked great, but my favorite has got to be the blue.

    Can't wait to see what you do next :)

    www.designsbykrystle.blogspot.com

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  8. I really love how this space has changed over time. Scrolling through I thought for sure the red+white graphic wall would be my favorite, but by the end I was so in love with the turquoise and how light and airy the room feels now. I got inspired to start my own blog and I featured you in my second post! I love your work. thelittlerobinsnest.blogspot.com

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