Monday, January 2, 2012

Our Room

Next on the house tour is our room..The oak floors that needed repair, the baby blue colored trim and the cream painted door (we couldn't tell it was cream until they painted the trim white). The basic light fixture and the light switch that worked intermittently.
The wood fire place was a nice feature - we love the metal grate. It was rough, but it had good bones. We still need to replace the windows as the seal as broken so the top pane is foggy, but it works - keeps the cold and the rain out and lets the light in! And the reveal! I love the 5 panel door that was original to the apartment with the glass door knob.

The new light fixture is a drum pendant from West Elm that our friend Ben installed. I wish we had taken a picture of the floors before we rolled out the carpet - they are really beautiful - but we love having a nice plush carpet to walk on. I also love the gray walls - they really make the white trim really pop!
The window shades are from Home Depot - I think they are 5+ years old - we've used them in about three different apartments - I love how they filter the light and reference the color of the wood framed bed.
The bed is Room and Board that we got four years ago - SO worth the investment. Unfortunately they don't make this one any more, but it is solid walnut frame and headboard with steel supports. The night stands are Ikea, as are the dressers (which have survived three moves). They are something we would like to upgrade eventually. I think Dave is tired of tightening the screws every other month.
The bedding is all West Elm that we got on sale after Dave got his job last fall. Dave really wanted white sheets and this was the first time in our married lives that we didn't have a black dog sleeping with us, so it worked (Giselle + White Sheets = Brown Sheets). Yes, there are a ton of pillows. They are left over from pregnancy. I got used to sleeping with them and now I won't give them up!
The full height mirror we added (another Ikea find) centered on one of the molding framed panels. Hudson loves to look at himself in the mirror so we needed one at his height. All the block prints we picked up at Yee Haw three or four years ago.
The three small prints along the wall are Irene Suchocki that we got off of Etsy. They are photography prints on silver metallic paper - they have a painterly quality that I love.  We definitely felt like we had a lot of art to hang and not enough places - this apartment didn't have the long hallways that our last two places had, so we got to fill the rooms with art which was nice.
We had the radiator painted dark like the doors. We have white covers on order and the dark radiators will be in shadow behind the grating. They are custom made to order - hopefully worth it.
We removed the closet door and added a curtain for easier access. The original door was a hollow core door - not worth saving. The curtain matches the doors which is a happy accident. That curtain is from Ikea (we used the other one to line two window shades) and we had this one left over. One Umbra tension rod later, and we were in business. The other thing (you can't see) we added to the closets were motion sensor LED lights we found on Amazon. Our friends at the 12 foot house *love* lights in closets. We didn't have it in the budget to hardwire ours, but the battery operated ones we found are great  and at under $30 for three are worth it!
This is the view from our bedroom window - other back yards! It's fun to see what people do with their outdoor space!
And our sweet co-workers brought us this lamp as a house warming gift! We needed an extra light in our bedroom and I love this one. It is the perfect proportion for our mantel!
My favorite part about our room is that it is so sunny. It gets a lot of reflected light during the day off of the buildings across the way.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a tour of the entry and "future office" area!

1 comment:

  1. I am so enjoying the reveal! Your home is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!