It’s been 3 years since we moved into this room and of all the rooms in the house it has changed the least. Same bed, bedside tables, lighting, dresser, carpet and window treatments. But when we were shooting an IGTV how to make a bed, we found that there were enough changes to make a small update post (and there is a new friend in the room that many of you asked about).
Right, we put a TV in the bedroom. We know that the bedroom is for sleeping and sex, as some self-help articles tell us. But here’s the deal, we don’t really have a TV in the house other than the projection screen in the living room and even though it’s easier than you think to use, sometimes it just feels super weird to be alone in a room with a massive projection night from saying Chris Harrison. What do the neighbors have to think? Brian travels a lot at night to perform in plays, and I just want to put the kids to bed, feel good, write and hold on while I watch something meaningless. For your information, this is literally the reason why I started this blog and really how I work best. It’s fun to do while I’m looking at something with a glass of wine. Not having a TV really affected my career (which was my request to Brian).
After a lot of persuasion (and a heated debate on social media), I convinced Brian to let me do it. Let me be very clear, if we had a TV room or literally another room or wall where we could put a TV in the house, we would have done it instead. But we don’t and I’m alone 3-4 nights a week when Brian is in one piece. So it just seemed fair to have a society.
We bought The frame because I worked as a speaker a few years ago and somehow can’t go back to a normal TV (that’s as good as it is). No, I didn’t get it for free (even though I tried). I still have to download / buy some of my favorite works of art for you to get Gustav Klimt
Our artisan threaded the cable through the wall (yes, he made a new hole) and inserted it into the socket behind the chest of drawers to avoid having to call electricity to wire it and plug it into a socket ,
Now to the rest of the room …
We had to replace the roman blinds on the left side with curtains because we didn’t know that in summer the light would go out like CRAZY and shine directly into our eyes. So yes, there are a lot of curtains, but it does what we need to block all the light.
I have relocated to the Target Bank This Fun Schumacher stuff that I had been hoarding for a while (it’s one of my favorites and unfortunately not available). Admittedly, the stripe should be horizontal (lengthways across the bench), but when I got it back from the upholsterer, I didn’t really know what to say or do because I couldn’t get her to buy more fabric and repeat it. especially when I wasn’t the one to drop it, so it might be our fault or a communication problem. It’s not a big deal either, but for the record …
My bed sheets change all the time, but I like this look with that Marine pillow compensate the blanket below. I’ve given advice on how to make a bed, and I try to make it look nice every day (which actually starts my day more positively).
I also followed my own advice on hanging or placing art in places of interest and put some pieces that didn’t have a home in the window and I LOVE IT.
I also hung up three of the pieces I bought from the Portland project (over the fireplace) Addie Juell on an empty wall as you go in that I love.
They are the first things you see and they enrich the space in a very calm way.
A year ago I was kind of “over” this dresserI thought it was too traditional and grandma for me, but THANK YOU that I didn’t take any steps, because of course I fell in love again with “Eccentric English Grandma”. I love it again. I didn’t buy anything new for this shoot, I just bought what I already had.
We discussed the artwork on Brian’s side because I realized that I have so much art that I love, so it’s time to just hang it up. All three are great pieces, but what really works in this room has sparked the debate.
Ultimately, I found that the type (below) felt better and more appropriate in color in the room than the still life of buckets (what I like, but what is it?).
So there we are with this room. I’m so excited to be modernizing the living room and finally working on the kids room together, but it’s nice that this room is so simple in style and works so well for us.
Remember here is the difference between 3 years ago and this week.
Am I glad I have a TV in this room? YOU BET. We do a family movie night on Friday nights and we all crawl in bed and it’s damn dreamy. We don’t fall asleep when the TV is on and when Brian is home we can watch a sequence of something or just read / listen to podcasts before bed.
But as always, I would like to hear your thoughts and feelings about it …
** Photography by Veronica Crawford