Well hello there! So thrilled you have joined me. Starting this blog is a new adventure for me. I fell in love with farmhousy, country, cottage style decor about ten years ago, and decorating has become my passion. My style has evolved over the years, and just in the past couple years I feel as though I have come to define what I truly love. Finding your style is a process, and it really does take time.
At this point I would call my style Modern Farmhouse, as I do like a little bit of new mixed in with the old. There is something about the combination of the two that is just refreshing. And lots of white trim and millwork is key. It’s the perfect foundation on which to build a perfectly imperfect modern farmhouse room. I’ll be sharing more of my thoughts along this journey, but right now I would like to just jump right in and share our latest room makeover–our master bedroom.
After several years of putting off our bedroom for other projects, we decided it was time to make it a priority and turn it into a space we both love. I am going to start by saying (and I will say it again and again I’m sure) that I am blessed with a very handy husband. He seriously can do anything when it comes to home renovation, and if he hasn’t done it before, he figures it out! I admire his skills so much and my ideas would never come to life without him. You could say we make a great team. Here is our finished bedroom–a combination of my styling and his DIY expertise.
It turned out better than I had envisioned, and it is now a space where we can just relax and shut out the world. The shiplap accent wall my husband added is the perfect backdrop for our farmhouse bed, which we purchased at Target. Oh shiplap! I have been in love with shiplap before I even knew it was called shiplap! I remember wanting a “planked wall” ten years ago, and then when I started watching Fixer Upper I was floored to learn that Joanna also loved that look. I absolutely LOVE JoJo by the way (who doesn’t?)–she has been my biggest inspiration so far.
You can see what reading material I chose to set on my nightstand!
As far as bedding goes, I wanted something cozy and neutral. I chose Ikea’s grey and white ticking stripe duvet cover, and the pretty black and white floral quilt and shams from Wayfair. I love mixing and matching bedding with different patterns yet similar colors–it gives so much visual interest. I also incorporated the khaki colored pillows with the tan cable knit throw at the foot of the bed to complete the neutral palette. The knit throw also adds a little coziness and texture to the bed.
I ordered that sweet sign above the bed from Smallwoods, a shop out of Texas that has a large variety of signs at very reasonable prices. You can even customize your own, which I did with some lyrics from a country song I love.
I already had our vintage dresser for several years, and it fits in perfectly. I styled the top with a few antique finds and an old framed mirror that was originally painted but recently stripped down to its original beautiful wood patina. The natural wood contrasts beautifully with the creamy white paint.
I love stacking baskets both for visual interest and functional storage, and these ones look great next to the dresser. I find most of my baskets at local antique shops and stores like Marshalls and Home Goods. The lidded baskets are best for stacking.
This sweet old chair was an antique shop find. I thought about painting it, but the look of the raw wood is just too beautiful. I love the intricate carvings and the all the spindles. Too cute!
I added the slipcovered chair, which used to be in our family room, to this small corner. It makes a great little reading nook. The old trunk at the foot of the bed was an antique show find, and it provides lots of storage for keepsakes. The chunky ivory jute rug I found at World Market adds texture and warms up the floor.
Well, there you have it–our farmhouse bedroom. Oh I almost forgot! I found that sweet crystal chandelier here. I have always planned on hanging one in our bedroom, and it gives the space a romantic feel. The beaded ceiling medallion really makes the chandelier a stunning focal point.
Well, thank you so much for reading my very first post! I hope you enjoyed it and found some decorating inspiration to use in your own home. I would love to hear from you–please share your thoughts and questions with me! God bless–until next time!