snippets of my bedroom

David and I bought our first house this year, and even though I am so excited to decorate and have tons of ideas, some things are just happening slowly. Like our bedroom.  We used to have a fun Anthropologie quilt on our bed, and though I loved it, I because obsessed with the idea of turning the bedroom into a calm oasis, chic, a little romantic, with vintage flare.  In the next few weeks I should have all of the components ready to go, but for now, here is the progression of an idea.

grey bedroom inspiration

1) I love grey. I want a grey room- thus begins the search for grey bedroom inspiration. Pinterest

“The Prettiest Grey Bedroom Ever.” I was looking for something a little crisper.

A lovely hotel room via Apartment Therapy

Ultimately though, this was the image from Life in the Fun Lane was the image I carried around in my head:

2) Now here are some elements going into the room:

I ADORE this color.  My in-laws and my own parents gave it mixed reviews- but I have a vision! Sherwin Williams;  SW6257 Gibraltar:

Next, there was a time when I worked at our beloved Anthropologie, with an amaze-balls discount I splurged on the bed (aka, now we will have to have Ikea fillers!)

These vintage bedside tables are going through a transformation RIGHT NOW! They will be white with crystal hardware. Via Tracey’s Fancy.  She customizes the pieces while working with you, and is just lovely!

Now the details, thank you Etsy!  Lamps from 26Ten and frames from Wendy’s Vintage Shop:

I am so excited for the final result! I can’t wait to share with you!


  1. Liz W


  2. It must be so fun to decorate your own house! The grey looks fab – a very neutral colour that a man would like as well! Go with the colour :) If it doesn’t work out, there’s always paint!

    Love the bed and picture frames (last photo)!


  3. Elizabeth

    That bed is to die for! I absolutely love it and the paint you selected! Can’t wait to see how it all comes together.

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  4. pleeeease do share the final results. all of the pieces look absolutely stunning and just the right amount of quirky and i can’t wait to see how it all looks together. i just bought sam and i a new sofa – our first real grown up piece of furniture, not a hand me down or from ikea – and all of a sudden i’m all into apartment porn.

  5. Katherine

    I’m on team grey! I think it is very pretty, expessially with the bed. :)

  6. I can’t even wait for this reveal!

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