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Lay Me Down

August 20, 2013


For my adult life, the look of my bedroom has always been an afterthought. We’re pretty good about not doing anything in our bedroom except (ahem) sleeping. Unless you count the nightly wind-down of television watching for about half an hour in bed, which could be translated as me reading a book and Dan falling asleep with ESPN flickering well into the night. So, perhaps that is why it’s the last room that really needs a makeover in our house.

Right now there’s a Noguchi lamp an ex-boyfriend gifted me sitting on top of a prototype wing-nightstand-side-table contraption that the same ex fashioned out of plywood. The wing table needed to be replaced about ten years ago. I feel like I don’t even know that girl that accepted those items and Margaret wants to rip the paper lamp to shreds. You and me both, baby, you and me both.

Sure, there are pieces I love in the room—a painting a bought years ago while on a trip to Savannah with my mom, custom tile pieces from my twin that hang over our bed, this original work by Kristina Bailey, the wall color that Dan painted this past March (Benjamin Moore Brandy Cream), our Crate & Barrel duvet given to us by my former show team at CNN—but, really, our room could up the wow factor. So, I’m envisioning a sleek, stylish room with a soft neutral palate blending crisp white, earthy oatmeal and calm cream, all contrasted against a sharp navy.

I’ve put together a little wish list for this new bedroom of ours. One day it will happen. Until then, here’s my inspiration board.

1. Nailhead Upholstered Headboard in Flax Cotton Weave, West Elm 2. Pintuck Curtain in Regal Blue, West Elm 3. Navy Hollywood Sheet Set, Jonathan Adler 4. Brass Crab Patina, Ivy and Vine 5. Custom nightstand, Lamon Luther (The image shown is actually the table, but we’ve talked to the fine folks at Lamon Luther about doing a custom bedside table for us.) 6. Maura Daniel Lamp Base Aladin Milk Glass, Layla Grayce 7. Zeno Rug in Navy, Lulu & Georgia