Okay, I feel like this is a really big deal. Like I’m letting you into my bedroom (I am), or telling you a wild secret. I realize that it may not hold the same weight to you (duh!) but something about pinpointing and sharing the design of a primary bedroom for the house feels major.
In looking back at all of the inspiration images I wanted to add to this post, I kept coming up short. That’s because it was one of the rooms I didn’t pin much for. It was one of the rooms that kept revealing itself in my dreams. And, It is the only room I feel as if I’m designing with myself in mind. I am so excited to share the space with people, and each room is planned with community in mind, naturally. Although I know that the bedroom isn’t mine all the time, it was the only room I felt so deeply connected to in such a strange way.
Is that weird?
Here’s a photograph I pinned that still tugs at my heart a bit (source unknown).
The room has incredibly high ceilings with a view of the mountains. It feels like one of the more earth-bound rooms in the entire house, so I wanted to take notice of that and thoughtfully bring the outside in. Equally, I need the room to be designed minimally for guests (and us). When it comes to minimal design, I think the biggest misconception is that it has to be color-less. I’ve been enjoying the challenges I create for myself and the team by reimagining what that term means in this context. I’m honored to be working with a slew of amazing brands from the beds to the paint. I can’t wait to share more, but in the meantime, here’s a loose artistic illustration of the room (!)
What do you think? Rani (who announced her pregnancy the same day she gave us the art), really brought in the magic of the space without being their to witness it in person. I love her interpretation of the outside being in, and how a space can encompass all of that. I want you to feel as though you’re sleeping under the stars, that you’re safe, and at peace. I believe this room says that too. Off to the corner, there’s a clawfoot tub to soak in . YES! And of course, a desk to write. Both of which feels like important aspects of an upstate primary bedroom of my dreams. I’ll share more of the renovation process as we move along with each room, but it feels so wonderful to just have it pieced together like this.
If you notice, the wall color isn’t white. And the floors aren’t your typical wood floor color. These are elements in that room that in person, will give the old space some character.
Of course, things will be changed slightly, as this is just an interpretation of things we’ve planned out (a closet turned into a tub area!). I’ll add more plants if I can, the chandelier will be different. Instead of throwing our hats at photoshop, this is our artistic way of bringing design, function and dreams to life. I can’t wait to reveal more of the process. Later today, I’ll share what the room looks like now on instagram stories if you care to see!
For pieces were are thinking:
A vintage desk like this one.
A delicious linen throw