Over the years, we tried the bed on both walls and settled on the wall with two windows. I am a fan of symmetry, and it drove me batty to have a window on one side of the bed, and a blank wall on the other side. But place the bed between two windows, and it feels balanced.
The lucite ball lamps were retired, and the old Pottery Barn metal bed went into storage. We bought that bed in 2005! I've had my eye on a beautiful headboard at West Elm, but I can't justify $900+ for a headboard. I'm not Warren Buffett for crying out loud, so I made my own simple wooden headboard. I'll show you how I made mine soon. I love the rich, warm woodgrain against the gray walls. It also coordinates nicely with the sweet old dresser I fixed up.
I went with a medium gray on the walls - this is Benjamin Moore Chelsea Grey. I used the same color in the powder room, and I love it in there. But the lighting is different in the bedroom, and sometimes it takes on an army green tone, so I may repaint at some point. So much for beauty of slow design. On the bright side, Jason loves it, and it's better than builder beige!
So that's the plan! The difficult things are done; room is painted, the headboard is in place, and the brass & glass globe pendant lights are hung. Below, Jasper is demonstrating his ability to relax regardless of camera proximity. (in the pic below, the headboard was leaning in place, not yet attached.)
I am still finding and layering the bedding, and most of the furniture is there. The vintage Bassett dresser is my favorite piece so far. I'm patiently looking for the perfect pair of night stands, and a Persian rug. I have a set of four mid century legs that will be used to build a bench for the foot of the bed. It's coming together, but I have a handful of projects to tackle before it is done.
It feels great to walk into this room that finally feels like our style. More to come next week!