This is a big week for me. Monday was Kevin and my first wedding anniversary (you can see pictures from our wedding here) and tomorrow is my birthday (the big 2-5). Last year we were on our honeymoon for my birthday. Kevin gave me a 4 hour couples spa treatment complete with four-hands massage, facial, body scrub, wrap, and jacuzzi. This year, I’m asking for one thing: the bedroom.
We’ve not touched the bedroom since we moved in. It’s like living in a sea of brown: brown walls, brown dressers, brown duvet, brown nightstands, brown, brown, brown. It looks like someone sprayed our bedroom down with a chocolate malt. I love chocolate malts… just not on my walls.
Not that I have anything against brown… I’m just more of a gray kind of girl. I’ve been dying to get at this room with a can of paint for more than a year. Finally, the time has come. The two rooms below are my inspiration rooms. I love the relaxing blue grays in both and the pops of coral in the second (click on the photos to go to their source).
I’ve even made my first mood board in honor of the occasion.
The walls will be “Ice Rink” by Martha Stewart for Behr. I love the icy blue– it’s very calming (which is important to me– I think a bedroom should be a sanctuary). We’ve had the paint chip hanging on the wall for about six months and the color is great in every light. We’re planning on switching out the cruddy white cieling fan for this Ikea chandelier and we’ll be painting all of our existing furniture white.
I’d love to do some accent pillows with the coral ikat. I’m still looking for fabric for doing a upholstered headboard (we’re considering canvas drop cloths), but that will be one of the first projects we tackle. The rug is this one that I tried to buy on super sale from Williams-Sonoma (it was sold out before I could get my order in). I’m still looking for a comparable one.
I can’t wait to get started. Kevin has some more business travel in the not too distant future, so our progress may be a little slow, but I’ll take any progress towards getting rid of the brown.
What did you ask for for your birthday? How did you celebrate your last birthday? What do you think of “relaxing coastal chic?”
PS. If you haven’t yet, vote on yesterday’s post!