Can you believe it's September? I'm still wondering where July went! Don't get me wrong, I love fall. It's my favorite season of the year...I just can't believe it's time to get into the driver's seat for all the pumpkin spice this-and-that and fall foliage hikes already! Ready or not it's time to buckle up! Right?
I'm beginning a new tradition on the blog on Fridays: Feather Your Nest Fridays! Whether you live in an apartment, condominium, or house we are each striving to make our home or life in general more comfortable and beautiful. Hence, "Feather Your Nest Fridays". I will strive to share ideas and tips on Fridays to hopefully inspire you as you strive to make your home, table, or life in general more comfortable and beautiful. I hope you enjoy!
This showstopping bedroom caught my eye for several reasons and is the feature of this Friday's Feather Your Nest. Kate Abney with Atlanta Homes Magazine described this inspiring neutral oasis as "tactile and soothing to the eye..." and I agree. There are many inspiring ideas to glean from this beautifully designed room by B.D. Jeffries Design Group.
Consider these takeaway tips to "feather your nest":
A Neutral Palette is Soothing and Relaxing:
According to designer Erin Martin, "Everybody is working so hard, and you want to come home to a place where you can rest. This beige may be neutral, but I swear it has medicinal, calming qualities - and it doesn't require a prescription! You'll emerge refreshed, with the energy to keep moving and creating. Bring in burnt orange, dark gray, or indigo blue." This paint color is STONY GROUND 211 / Farrow & Ball - House Beautiful
Slipcover the Bed:
Did you notice the headboard and footboard? The designer slipcovered the bed and added fringe. This is a clever idea that you can do yourself. This particular fabric is Kari Fisher block-print fabric which is sold to the trade only, but you can find a beautiful fabric that would be perfect for your space.
Layer the Bed:
The bed is layered with linen and burlap, along with natural materials such as wool and angora.
Style Tip: When using Duvets on warmer nights, fold your duvet at the foot of the bed and use a lighter-weight quilt or coverlet instead;
Quilts are perfect for warmer months or as an extra layer in the winter; and
Swap out your duvet for a lightweight coverlet in the warm summer months.
These gorgeous Tibetan Pillows can be purchased through B.D. Jeffries - $110
Lumbar pillows are also available at this same site.
Notice how the diamond motif on the Moroccan Beni Ourain rug perfectly complements the pattern the designer used to slipcover the bed.
Style Tip: If you use one pattern, such as a diamond, repeat it somewhere else in the room, even if the color and scale change. You can repeat motifs beyond fabrics also. The diamond pattern in the rug can make its presence known on a pillow with a diamond motif, or an X-pattern in a rug can be reinterpreted in an X-base table.
The rug the designer used is a Moroccan Beni Ourain rug which can be purchased through B.D. Jeffries.
Or, for a similar look, the rug shown above is the Amala Flokati rug from Anthropologie.
Remember the Ceiling:
Don't discount the impact and importance the ceiling gives to the overall mood of the room. The ceiling in this bedroom provides a beautiful ambiance. You can paint your ceilings a shade darker or lighter than your walls, depending on the mood you're trying to achieve, or consider adding a slight texture with a grasscloth covering.
The beautiful chandelier in the bedroom is a Laura Kirar - Arteriors Cluster Pendant. It is expensive, but gorgeous. There are a few options below if you are interested.
Laura Kirar - Arteriors 8 Light Large Cluster Pendant - $2,640-$3,600
Joss & Main - on sale $1,536.52 (9/1/16)
Or for a similar look: Gloria Pendant - Joss & Main - on sale $328.95 (9/1/16)
Belleville Pendant - Pottery Barn - on sale $560 (9/1/16)