As I've mentioned before, I'm in the middle of a redesign of my home. It's going well, but I'm learning that it's a verrrry slooooow processsss. There's back and forth with ideas and feedback, there's interviewing painters and wallpaper guys and curtain makers, there's ordering--and waiting for--furniture. And then, of course, there's the somewhat unique fact that my (awesome!) interior designer lives, oh, 1,600 miles away!
But it's coming along. Slowly, but surely. And I'm loving where we're heading.
I get so many questions about the redesign, so now that we're really making some progress, I wanted to share a peek at the plan for one of the rooms: our master bedroom. I had asked a few weeks back about whether I should go with a medium gray or a charcoal gray on the walls. Almost everyone told me to go dark, which truth be told, was the way I was really leaning anyway.
So, I'm going to be taking the plunge and going with the darker color! The walls will be Farrow & Ball's Down Pipe (that's the shade in the paint can, above) and I'm really excited about it! I think it's the perfect shade to de-grandma and de-girl-ify both the pink rug and the floral fabric that we're using for our curtains and for another surprise touch in the room!. ;) (Side note: Believe me, I do know that fabric seems a little Laura Ashley, but I promise: We're using it in a way that's going to make it cool!)
The white Z Gallerie chests pictured above are going to be our bedside tables. We're still deciding on the actual lighting for the room, but the pictures I included above will give you an idea. We'll have some sort of vintage chandelier over the bed and then black lamps on either side of it. The pink and silver rug is by Madeline Weinrib, one of my longtime favorites.
And the art! Get this: A few months back, I wrote about my love of a Tali Lennox painting (shown above) and how heartbroken I had been to find out that it had sold. Well! Turns out the universe was looking out for me, because maybe a month after I had written that post, the gallery owner contacted me. The person who was supposed to buy the painting had never come through...and it was available!
I don't know if it was some crazy The Secret-type voodoo that brought it to me--or if it was just really, really meant to be mine. But I do know that it is now hanging on the wall of our bedroom. It's the first real, capital A "Art piece" we've ever bought--and I absolutely adore it.
So what do you guys think of the room? Do you like the direction we're heading? I'd love to hear your thoughts!