Entries in Furniture (8)


Bed Whetting

Chris and I have been flirting with the idea of getting a bigger bed for a while. We finally took the plunge and purchased a new mattress set last weekend, and I have been trolling the market for a bed frame ever since. Statistics show the average person spends roughly 4 months of the year in bed. In our case, I'd say it's closer to 5. That's a lot of time! So, like Goldilocks, I'm looking for a bed that's "just right". The multitude of options was staggering, but I've narrowed my favorites down to 3 categories.

Canopy - I have always been mad about four-poster beds. Unadorned canopies evoke a solid presence in the bedroom, and transform magically when embellished with string lights, hanging lanterns, or drapery. How divine would it be to climb in, draw the curtains, and shut out the world at the end of a long day?

Love the stunning contrast of clean lines against a beautiful brick wall.

Upholstered - Tufted headboards exude the allure of a decadent boudoir. Nailhead trimming adds a handsome dose of sophistication. This style is incredibly romantic and refined, and extra luscious in a sleigh bed silhouette. Swooon.

Metal - I'm enamored with the streamlined, yet graceful demeanor of iron beds. The simple composition of its structure creates a neutral foundation that grants unlimited styling freedom. This timeless number would be perfect for someone as fickle as I am when it comes to bedding.


What kind of bed do you dream in?

{Image credits: Simple Bliss, Design Smack, S. Russell Groves, James Michael Howard, Ikea, AMC, McGill Design Group, Thorton Designs, The Cross Decor & DesignRestoration Hardware, Margot Austin, Crate & Barrel}


The Tables Have Turned

I have been searching high and low for the perfect table to put our study. Originally, I had my eyes on several vintage writing desks. They're elegant, and embody the polished feel of a traditional study. However, when I received a ginormous iMac from my sweet husband for Christmas, I was forced to modify my search in order to accommodate the computer's dimensions.

I'm not complaining in the least bit, really. Looking back, I've noticed that many of the inspiration photos from my previous post featured rather substantial tables prominently placed in the focal point of a room. I decided to search for beautiful dining tables that could double up as larger desks, and discovered a ton of fabulous options. Eventually, I set my heart on the Sheridan Table from *ahem* Tarjay. Here's a style board I whipped up with Mr. Sheridan taking center stage~

I am swooning over this table's classic lines, the old world charm of its turned legs, and the generous surface area it provides without being ridiculously proportioned or bulky. The Sheridan's handsomely distressed finish compliments our existing pieces beautifully, and its size -and price- totally fit the bill.

A few more images of dining table-esque desks~

{Image credits: Elle Decor, Pottery Barn, Patrick Cline, Jan ShowersMiles Redd, Rebecca Ray}


Splendid Studies

We are currently in the process of converting our spare bedroom into a study. My goal is to design an elegant, yet cozy space that reflects our interests and accommodates a variety of activities. As always, I'm aiming to balance masculine and feminine elements in order to create a versatile room that Chris and I will be able to enjoy together. Here are some photos I've gathered for inspiration~

Someday, I will have a built-in library with a ladder. Mark my words!

{Image credits: Domino, Jeff Andrews, Made By Girl, Kishani Perera, Kelly Wearstler, David Kaihoi, Ngoc Minh Ngo}