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My Home Tour: The Bedroom

Bedroom Tour

Welcome back to my home tour! Today I am going to share my bedroom. I have been busy finishing up all of the details for this room all week. You may remember my envelope pillow tutorial and the back tab curtains post just a few days ago. When I look at where I’m at in my own home design, I have to laugh a little at how much my aesthetic has changed. Five years ago, I was all about modern and sleek and now I want to surround myself with a vintage artistic vibe. These are total opposites, yet I do love mixing them together in each room of my home. With this new perspective I have designed a French inspired bedroom. I love the feeling of heartful coziness when I am in the room. Another shift for me is that I am known for my use of bold color. It was just about a year ago after looking at my home decor Pinterest board that I realized I was pinning white and beige. . . again and again. So, I went for it and designed a very creamy beige room with a hint of aqua. Take a tour of the photos and I will give you the details of my comfy DIY, upcycled and found object room.

BedroomPurfumeBottles BedroomDetails BedroomHeadboard BedroomSideTables BedroomWall BedroomDressingArea BedroomLongboyDresser BedroomChandelier Easy DIY Pillow Covers BedroomDetails2 BedroomDuvetSets WALL PAINT: Palisade by Sherwin Williams. I have used this color in several homes and it is one of my favorites.
CURTAINS: DIY Linen Curtains. You can view the full tutorial in this post.
CHANDELIER & BEDSIDE LAMPS: I found all three of these on Craigslist.
HEADBOARD: This is my only piece of modern furniture in this room. I had it custom made by a local furniture shop years ago, in trade for a logo design. You can find a similar headboard at West Elm.
BEDSIDE TABLES: These were a flea market find and are an early 80’s era. I refinished them with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and clear wax in the Old White. I added the crystal pulls that I bought from Amazon.
LONGBOY DRESSER: I found this piece at a local second hand store for a steal. It was quite manly looking before I gave it the Annie Sloan Chalk Paint makeover and new crystal knobs purchased on Amazon.
LINGERIE CHEST: This is a piece that my father made for me many years ago. It is cedar lined and well made, so I had to ask for his blessing before I gave it a Chalk Paint wash finish.
PILLOW: These are also DIY. You can see the tutorial for the envelope pillow cover and zipper pillow cover by clicking the links.
DUVET COVERS: Both of these duvet covers were purchased at West Elm. They have the best at a great price in my opinion.
MANNEQUIN FORMS: These were both Craigslist finds, the smaller I refinished by using decoupage to resurface the form with vintage sheet music.
FRAMED JEWELRY DISPLAY: This is a DIY and you can find the tutorial in this post.
ART: The large canvas is a work in progress where I used old sewing patterns, sheet music and embroidery patterns to fill the base of the piece. We will see how it transpires. The Eiffel Tower photo was a gift from one of my photographer friends. The Paris map was purchased at Paper Source and is a vintage reproduction on a sheet of gift wrap that I simply framed. The small square frame is three gold paper feathers which you can see here. The man’s portrait is a piece I drew in art school and is a portrait of my grandfather when he was in his 20’s. The framed quote is a printable that you can download here. The framed floral is a piece of leftover fabric from the pillow.
SILVER TRAY: From West Elm.
PAPER BLOOMING BRANCHES: You are in luck! Here is the DIY tutorial for those.
DOG: If you have not met him yet, that is Enzo my little love bug. He is a rescue, so I am told he is an Italian Doxi which is an Italian greyhound and dachshund mix. His favorite morning spot is on this cozy bed.

  1. What color is the pleated duvet cover from WestElm? Is it either the Clearwater or the seaspray?

    • They change their colors often and I am remembering it as Light Pool which I am not seeing now. Clearwater and Seaspray are a lot lighter.

  2. Just discovered your wonderful blog.
    Is the brooch on mannequin shown on any of your tutorials?? Thanksss

  3. Hi Lia,
    I have been noticing your use of colour and was wondering if you could do a tutorial on choosing a colour palette for the home. Where do you start and how do you coordinate?
    Thanks kindly,
    Sandy
    from St. Albert, AB, Canada

    • Hi Sandy! That is a great idea for a tutorial. Maybe even a video tutorial. Here is a quick response to your question, though there is more to follow. First of all I tell people to notice colors that make them smile. For instance, I LOVE teal and more recently notice myself drawn to plums. Because I do like to change things up occasionally, I keep my base colors like walls and furniture in neutrals (creams, greys, mushroom tones, natural wood) and add color in areas that I can change easily, like the pillows and artwork.

  4. I looked at the tall chest of drawers. It looked vaguely familiar! Looks good painted.

  5. Lia,
    Everything is beautiful, but my favorite is the portrait of your grandfather, you did so great!! I’m an artist and I have to admit that I stay away from portraits because I’m just simply not good and I haven’t practice that well.

    • Thanks Veronica! I have carried that piece around with me for 30 years now. He is comforting to me. :-) Maybe someday when I have time I will do more art.

  6. OH, Lia, this is one BEAUTIFUL bedroom. I love the pretty colors & ALL the wonderful pieces! There are just so many FABULOUS pieces/details to admire! You are one talented designer.

    AND, your sweet dog is the PERFECT addition in the photos. Thanks for sharing these photos with us! You are such an inspiration!

  7. This room looks very inviting and relaxing. I love your mannequins and what you’ve done to them. Your dog even works well with the dĂ©cor:) Thank you for sharing.

    • He does mix in very well! He hopped up on the bed when I was shooting and I just let him stay. The mannequins were both on stands, but I felt like I needed a large sculpture like shape in that corner. . . so off they went. I love them there.

  8. What a beautiful room! I find myself being drawn to calm, neutral colors as well.

  9. Isn’t interesting how our home decorating styles change. I too am embracing all the neutrals I see on pinterest rather than bold use of color, expecially in bedrooms. Thanks for sharing your home. It is very pretty!
    Sarah

  10. Love your little furry kid. He’s so sweet. I thought maybe he was a mini dobi. Bet he’s sure glad to have you for his forever Mom.

    • He is the sweetest! He does look like a minpin too, but he had a longer doxi body. He is a very spoiled little boy. (Just like my someday grandkids will be). :-)

  11. You truly have exquisite taste Lia, love your style and way of putting all your special pieces together. I’ve always been very interested in how some people can put things together for it to look so great, while others could take same things and a room looks like a junk yard.
    You have a talent for finding great pieces also, would love to go shopping with you.You are a daily inspiration for me. I don’t say that quickly or often. Happy weekend

    • Thanks, how sweet! There have been many times in my life that I have thought to be an interior designer. I love creating spaces. I love seeing potential in pieces too.

  12. So serene and calming, Lia. Love the color and texture choices.

    I love the wall paint color…thinking about repainting our main bathroom in some kind of neutral (it has white beadboard on 2/3 of the wall). Would you say this color is more of a grey or a taupe? It seems to change quite a bit with the light.

    Hi Enzo, you little photo bomber you! :)

    Lisa :)

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