Bedroom Bonanza

If you remember my post on 36 pieces of art I can’t live without you will recall that I am trying to transfer my old studio space into the master bedroom it was intended to be. Currently my hubby and I reside in one of the guest bedrooms in the house and I intend to leave this room exactly as it is and make it into the new spare bedroom. The current spare bedroom is going to get converted into a mini studio for when Chris works from home. That being said I am starting from scratch on the new master bedroom. I have a bit of a one track mind so at the moment I can’t stop looking at pictures of bedrooms. Good thing I collect home decorating books so I have tons of pictures to look at. Here are a few examples that got my mind to thinking. Right now I am in the “what am I going to do for the headboard” phase. I am leaning towards some sort of bookshelf or a canopy. There are too many pictures so this is a Part 1 of 2 blog post series on bedrooms. What are you favorites? Have you done anything interesting with your headboard?

I am really leaning towards the book shelf bed combo. These pictures are from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement, Ikea, Chicagomom 72 and Home Cheap Home. I am actually thinking about recreating the bed with the two book shelves on either side using 2 pink Lack book shelves from Ikea and making a fabric covered headboard out of the left over Barkcloth I have.

My original plan was to do a Jonathan Adler style room, but then I just had to come to terms with myself that I would never be able to keep the room sparse enough to pull the look off. Try and guess which rooms are decorated by Jonathan Adler and which are from The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement.

As mentioned canopy beds are on my list of maybes. If I could find myself a mirrored bed frame like this one and a giant quarter I would die a happy girl with the most tack-a-liscious bedroom in south Austin.

There is a side of me that kind of wants to paint a giant headboard like racing stripe onto the wall behind my bed. I love the ones that extend up onto the ceiling.

Who doesn’t like a little fake fur? The top one is snagged from Spurmark’s Flickr page, the middle is another Jonathan Adler masterpiece and the bottom is from Pad: The Guide to Ultra Living.

I’m typically not a big purple fan, but when it is combined with hot pink and lime green I kind of love it. Not enough to decorate my bedroom in it, but I do like it and wanted to show you these rooms.

1) Decor8
2) The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement.
3) SallyTV
4) Miss Kitty Kat

1) The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement
2) Appartements d’amoureux a’ Paris (all the text is in Japanese, oh how I love shopping at Kinokuniya when I am in San Francisco).
3) The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement
4) Decor8

I am smitten on anything green. Did you know during the filming of Stylelicious we were no allowed to wear green because of the green screen on set. It was a very traumatic time for me. Also I love the rooms with the mid century modern feel. I have a stock pile of vintage 50’s lamps in my attic I could dust off. The top picture was a bit of an epiphany for me like “hey my bedside lamps don’t have to match if I don’t want them to”. I do think I will take that away from these pictures.

1) Feed Dog
2) The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement
3) Survive Style 5
4) Grand Mayan Hotel courtesy of Jeweled Lion
5) The Practical Encyclopedia of Good Decorating and Home Improvement
6) Apartment Therapy

Keep your eyes peeled for Bedroom Bonanza Part 2 coming soon! I’m going to look at paint samples tomorrow and Chris is patching holes in the walls soon!

14 Responses to “Bedroom Bonanza”

  1. Anonymous

    I cannot remember which website I saw it on, but I saw recently where someone put a bunch of polaroid pictures in the shape of a heart up above the bed in place of a headboard…it was awesome.

  2. Tracy

    Personally, I’d be torn between the bed with the shelving on both sides (bottom left in the first montage) for practicality–and the mid century modern room for fun. But then I also love Adler’s stuff. Such a hard choice…Can’t wait to see your follow up pix.

  3. Crafty Chica

    i am at a loss for words. so many to choose from. i like the crazy headboard with the functional bookshelves on each side!! purple! purple! purple!

  4. Christina

    Hmmmmmm. Everything you posted looks fabulous in so many ways. The thing that always worries me is the whole “is this feng shui” enough to relax me enough to unwind in this space. Don’t get me wrong, I love love love having all my books around me. But supposedly this is not the greatest thing “energetically” for being able to rest well in your bedroom. Or having too wakeful colors (e.g., purple

  5. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    As of two days later I am still feeling the shelving around the bed. I know better than not to have a lot of storage for my bazillion collections.

    I am not that versed in Feng Shui, but I know what you mean about wakeful colors. My current bedroom is yellow which is fine because it faces west. The new room will face east and get tons of morning sun so I am debating painting it a

  6. jungle dream pagoda

    Such fun! I have totally been out of bloggy world whilst selling my beautiful home!
    Love these pics ,but I am especially intrigued and wish you would photograph your lamp collection! I have a stockpile too,but mine are all out!

  7. sterin

    i love so many of these rooms! may i point you to one of my fave canopy beds with an oh so sweet price tag?
    and i picked up two jonathan adler duvet covers at ross for $14 each! they have some fab sheets, too. yellow, hot pink and lime green is a nice combination, with brown and white to ground it. i also love the orange racing stripe

  8. Jennifer Perkins - Naughty Secretary Club

    Erin I saw that bed in the Ikea catalog and debated about it. Everything I have from there has broken. I wish I had your head board it is dreamy.

    Super jealous of the Adler sheets. I passed up a knock off of one his vases at a Marshalls in Dallas a few weeks ago and have been regretting it ever since.


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