Another room in our house is complete and it’s probably the most important room of the house: our bedroom. We lived in the house for a whole year before starting the process of decorating it and it was worth the wait because I just love how it turned out. And before you tell me that the entry nook looks like your grandma’s house from the ’90s (I’ve heard that a few times about this space hahaha), I will have you know that I’m all in on the grandmillenial vibe… with a few twists.
Take a peek at our original design inspiration photos too.
It’s not for everyone but Anel and I love this space so much! It felt so bare and sterile for such a long time and now it’s full of personality, pattern, and loads of blue and white. I feel like this design is the inside of my creative brain in a room.
The process wasn’t always linear and often I had no idea how things would turn out, but it was fun and I’m glad it’s done before baby boy arrives.
We already had our bedding, bed, and dresser, so we started the process with Dana by settling on the wallpaper, curtain fabric, and rug. It took a while. Anel and I couldn’t agree on wallpaper to save our lives. We must have looked at over 50 samples. But we somehow agreed on this whimsical Serena & Lily striped pattern that brought in his desire for a darker blue, and my wish for something that looks different than everything else out there right now.
For the rug, I wanted something classic that will last for years. This is one of three herringbone-patterned rugs we have in our house. I’m always drawn to a herringbone on the ground for some reason. Our friends at Annie Selke very generously cut this rug for us in a custom size and it couldn’t be more perfect.
After those big decisions, everything quickly fell into place. I’ll take you through the room section by section, and for more decor inspo, check out our finished dining room that I shared last week.
I hope you enjoy our little bedroom tour!
We had this giant open wall that you walk right into when you enter the room. A closet lives behind it but it felt jarring and empty. Dana had the idea to make it feel like the entryway to a hotel suite. This section was 100% her brainchild. It originally was going to house a bench but when we had enough leftover curtain fabric to make a console, it was a no-brainer. It really does feel like something from a fancy old-timey hotel. Someone local made the table with just plywood underneath the fabric. You’d never know!
The art is old from Minted (originally in our Stamford living room) and I love how it modernizes the space a little. It’s no longer available but if anyone can find a link for it on Minted or anywhere else please let me know so I can share.
One of the first things I said when we started the project was that I wanted oversized nightstands. The room is pretty wide and we have a king-sized bed, so our mirrored ones (that weren’t small, btw) looked dwarfed in comparison. Dana found these cool cane dressers in the One Kings Lane x Bed Bath and Beyond collab line. They look much higher quality than you’d think for the price.
On top of them, are $20 lamps from Marshall’s (sadly since sold out) with lampshades I found on Amazon. The whole set up looks so high end, but everything was a pretty great deal.
Bed & Bedding
Our bed itself is fairly nondescript and while it doesn’t excite me, per se, it wasn’t worth making a change there. It’s in great condition and we love it for the storage underneath. You can see how we originally had it designed in our old home.
The Serena & Lily Westport bedding is a lot more coastal than the rest of the room but we love it and it somehow works together. We decided to add a bench (gifted) to the foot of the bed last-minute to fill the empty space between the bed and the dresser.
A lot of the jars, trays, and trinkets around the room are vintage, including a few things from my grandmother’s collection. They give it an even more old school vibe. Most of the picture frames are from Cailini Coastal or local shops.
I love this cozy little corner for reading (aka where our laundry piles up). There are a lot of patterns going on over here from the gingham to the wallpaper to the botanical curtains and print. I’m here for it!
More Photos & All the Deets Below
All Bedroom Details & Links
Design: Collaboration between Dana of Molly Patton Design and myself
Serena & Lily Wallpaper (gifted)
Pottery Barn Bed
Serena & Lily Duvet Cover and Shams
Serena & Lily Bench (gifted)
Annie Selke Custom Sized Rug (gifted)
Ballard Designs Mirrors
One Kings Lane x Bed Bath and Beyond Dressers (As nightstands)
Serena & Lily Grasscloth Dresser
The Inside Chair & Ottoman (gifted)
Jamie Young Company Lamps on Nightstands found at Marshalls
Blue & White Lamp on Dresser
Dunes & Dutchess Sconces
Kravet Curtain Fabric
Ballard Designs Curtain Rod
Minted Blue & White Artwork
Vintage Botanical Artwork
Vintage Ginger Jars, Trays, and Boxes
Navy and White Striped Frame
Glamboxes Jewelry Storage (company went out of business but this is similar)
Photos by Julia Dags.