If this room weren’t so sweet, I’d call it Bruiser because it’s all black and blue. Isn’t that a no-no? Black and blue? Anyway, the cottage bedroom is all finished and installed!
The play of patterns and textures on the bed is so cozy to me. Stripe pillows are from Pottery Barn Outlet, new bolster pillow cover is custom, sheets are from Target mixed with our existing white, and the quilt with the tan quilting is from Home Goods.
I am soooooo (my joy warrants all those Os) happy with this wall now:
My friend Cynthia cut mats for my art to fit the Pottery Barn Outlet frames. Simple, calm, balanced–I love it. And I think that’s the point here, right? If Mama ain’t happy… And doesn’t the slipcover look great? I used one of our existing IKEA chairs here.
And the black West Elm rug balances the TV (horrific behemoth of entertainment) to my satisfaction…finally! And, I ended up not replacing the shades on the lamp like originally planned. Instead I picked up some trim at Joann’s and hot glued my heart out. I think it looks kind of jaunty.
The cobalt blue bed, Patriot Blue by Benjamin Moore to be exact, makes me happy and scoff that there was ever a consideration for boring black. Thank you again, Darlene, for encouraging me to go bold. Thank you to the workrooms who churned out the bedskirt, slipcover, and pillow cover in such short notice. And, thank you to Cynthia for helping me install this room. She singlehandedly figured out the persnickety bedframe when we were about ready to school it with a mallet and a good dose of grungry frustrations (grumpy + hungry).
And, finally, I have an extra 6×6″ blue ribbon watercolor painting that is a little darker than the ones above–it was the first and I decided I wanted to go lighter on the others. The composition is the same as the painting in the top left of the grid above. All that to say, if you want it, I’m giving it away to a good home. Just send me an email. Unframed.
That’s it! Can’t wait to snuggle up in that bed with my honeys.