I've been gradually working on our master bedroom for about 2 years now. When decorating my house, our bedroom wasn't a top priority, since it isn't a room all of our guests see when they stop by for a visit. But I did want to make it a comfortable, soothing room where we could relax and feel at ease.
To start, I found a fabric I loved and used it as a jumping-off point. Since I wasn't in a big rush to complete the room, I decided to add pieces gradually here and there. I really think that is the best way to decorate a room you truly love. When you are frantically trying to place every piece in the puzzle instantly, you sometimes choose pieces that aren't exactly right. If you can afford to wait, I really think a room is more collected and layered if you spend a little (or a lot of) time getting exactly what you want.
After a lot of looking and debating whether or not to go the upholstered headboard route, I found a bed I loved. I then found a rug that was perfect, which is tricky in a bedroom because so much of the rug gets hidden under the bed. Several months later, the nightstands eventually fell into place.
After posting a vignette pic last Friday, some folks asked for more bedroom pics, so here goes...
The bed is from a Century line, and the rug is Safavieh.
The white matelasse bedding is from Ikea, and the monogrammed applique pillow is by my talented friend Liz at Pillow Talk. I opted against the bedskirt since the bed has such fun chippendale fretwork detailing on the legs.
The benches are COM from Ballard, and the duvet cover fabric is Thibaut.
All photos courtesy of Katharine Fuchs
I always get a little nervous to show pictures of my work and particularly my bedroom, so thanks for letting me share! If you need a little inspiration for your home, I would love to help you. Please email me at email@example.com for details My designs often incorporate vintage and antique pieces and family heirlooms to create a space that is unique, personal, and beautiful.