Tuesday, June 4

Welcome To Our Home: Bedroom/Studio

One of the biggest reasons we fell in love with this house was the upstairs bedroom.  It runs the length of the house, so it has ample space for us.  This room serves three functions: bedroom, sewing studio, and music room.  Having the bed nook is great, because that solves the "where to stick the bed" issue.  I have a bad habit of bringing my work (sewing animals) into my bedroom, even when I have a sewing room, so it was important for me to find a space where I could work and play.  I can sew when I want, but also separate work space from relaxation space when I need it.

We like to call the big yellow chair my 'throne'.  This is where I typically sit and sew.  The cedar chest was my great-grandmother's.  That's where I store my stuffing.  You wouldn't believe what a hassle it's been in the past to find a clever/functional way to store that stuff.  I keep extra fabric in the dressers and I have a lap tray that holds my supplies (not pictured because it's always a huge mess).  My studio side of the room is pretty girly, I have to admit.  I need a space where I feel inspired, and this particular space with these lovely, happy things does just that for me. I'm thankful I have a husband who really doesn't mind what I throw into the mix... even when it's Blythe dolls and embroidered portraits of myself.  ;)

In addition to the built-in cubbies and drawers, having random baskets tucked around has really helped us keep this place tidy.  In a room this open, it's easy to let the clutter build up, and honestly, we need all the help we can get in the tidiness department.  Adding simple things like the hat hooks on the wall and small storage benches are great ways to have a designated place for everything.  


It's nice having our own personal space to work and unwind.  Of course I always want to be welcoming when the girls want to spend time in our bedroom, but I have to admit that it's nice to be able to shut the door, put on a record, and cut off the noise when I need to get some real work done.  

If you'd like to see more of our bed nook, you can read about the makeover right here.

Here's a short list of where things are from:
furniture: all thrifted;  lampshade: Target clearance;  rug: Urban Outfitters;  sewing machine: Amazon;  pillow cases: Stay Home Club;  pajaki (paper chandelier): DIY here;  art by: Olivia Mew, Laura Berger, Caitlin Shearer, Leah Goren, VOL 25, Lucky Jackson, Elle Moss, Shana Hampton, Quill & Fox

Thanks for letting me (finally) share our space!


83 comments:

  1. Wow, it looks amazing! So many fun details!

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  2. Everything in this room is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it with us! I just got married on May 25th and after the chaotic mess of diy wedding planning - it's nice to be home and start to make it look like our dream home. We're only in an apartment for now, but it's spacious and we haven't been here a whole year yet so looking at your photos is inspiring and reminding me of the end goal :)

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  3. what an awesome space! im so inspired! if only our room fit more than just our bed! ha!

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  4. what a big bedoom! move the position of yopur bed!

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  5. Wow, what an amazing room! I love your bed nook, it looks so cozy!

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  6. You have such a wonderful home! I'd love to live there!

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  7. oh my goodness that is so lovely! i love the functionality and creativity of it all!

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  8. This is the prettiest, most efficient bedroom I have ever seen. The bed nook is adorable! I would absolutely love a bedroom like this with my husband. xx

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  9. My favourite part of this room is the bed nook.. I love the idea of having one, so cosy x

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  10. Such a lovely space! It's large, but pretty cute with the little nooks. It's nice to see that you both have your own space for sewing or music!
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  11. Oh my goodness, your bedroom/studio/music room is the most beautiful room I've ever seen! I'd give anything to have a lovely light open bedroom like this! And you've decorated it so beautifully! It's really inspiring, thanks so much for posting it.

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  12. This is the most stunning room i have ever seen! That bed nook is to die for and also your music corner!! This is like room porn haha!
    x Eloise - Jazzlipsandtulips

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  13. What a beautiful space, Katie. Perfectly divided to allow you to relax, be inspired and work. Do you find that having a wooden floor upstairs means added noise downstairs? Rosie x

    www.everywordhandwritten.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Our stairs are very creaky because the house is old, but you really can't hear the wooden floors upstairs.

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  14. the perfect place to rest and play

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  15. How lovely!!! Love the "music" part of the room SO much.

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  16. Seriously stunning! Love it all but that chest is incredible!

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  17. Oh Dear! I've wanted to see more of your house from all the little snippets and now I'm a tad jealous! Every little corner is so pretty and so vintage...my fave! Thanks for sharing :)

    Cathy
    Turquoise Flamingo
    http://www.turquoiseflamingo.com/

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  18. It all looks lovely, especially the bed nook! I adore that floral chandelier - did you make it? It's beautiful. x

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  19. That is really such a lovely large space , love how created separation.

    Meghan Silva's Blog

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  20. What on earth? You have the most perfect space I have ever seen. I love all the little details and the light up there is fantastic. You're one talented lady

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  21. Great space. I especially like how bright and open it is yet still full of warm personal touches. Also crazy envious of the bed-nook :)

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  22. I've been so, so curious to check out this room. I feel extremely inspired by white spaces and loads of colors around... Well, photos are awesome and so is your place! Thanks for sharing, really. :) <3

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet words, Maria!

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  23. Wow, Katie - what an amazing space! I love your mix of old/new and all the patterns and textures around the room. I would never want to leave!

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  24. That is a wonderful space! I hope this is something I can achieve someday. I am really loving the idea of the vintage suitcase in the corner with "shelves." I have several of these and have NEVER thought of doing this! I'm definitely saving this idea for when I can make a better space of my own.

    Christen Louise

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  25. Awesome, sunny space for your vintage-chic style! heart it!

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  26. So cool! It's like your own little cozy apartment up there :) Would love that much space for a bedroom!

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  27. Love the space. Looks amazing! How long does it take you from the beggining to find the amazing details? :-)

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  28. Your bedroom is magical! And the picture of Poe jumping on the bed is super cute. :)

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  29. That pic of Poe jumping on the bad is so fun! A great selection of eclectic bits here. And I love your small pink suitcase!

    Maria xx
    www.cheekypinktulip.blogspot.com

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  30. I love this space! So bright, fun and organized.

    I always forget you have a few Blythes in your home. I am a collector and they look so sweet how you have them displayed.

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  31. Your space is beautiful! I love how you guys have your own special place. Your sewing area is just adorable. I especially love that record player. That must have been the thrifting find of the century!

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  32. My boyfriend and I have a large upstairs bedroom space like this...I am super inspired to go home and rearrange!

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  33. Your bedroom looks amazing! You have so many great and unique pieces and I love the way you styled everything.
    Leah
    e plus l

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  34. So cute! It looks like you get a lot of great light!

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  35. Oh my! This room is SUCH a dream! Such a bright space! I'm inspired :)

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  36. Such a beautiful space. I love your detailed terra cotta pots!

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  37. Wow!!! What gorgeous light! I love your space. :)

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  38. Love how bright it is, and the bed nook looks so cozy! That picture of Poe jumping on the bed is so cute, perfect form :)

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  39. I love the loft style of this space and it is so much fun to look around and spot all the little details. So much love and style in one room.

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  40. I wanna live in a place like ur someday!

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  41. This room is so pretty. I love the organization Hanna

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  42. Wow this room is lovely! So many unique and fun details, I don't even know where to start.
    Where did you find that dress in the first picture?? The sparkly, ballerina-y, pretty, flowy, amazingly beautiful dress? I'm in love.

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  43. I love your chandelier!! I totally want to try this project.

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  44. I could totally live in there forever. It's such a lovely place!

    have a nice day!
    fashion-hermite.blogspot.ca

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  45. Oooh that bed nook is amazing!! I love the curtains on either side and the openness of it all. It's like a second, private living room.

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  46. What an awesome bedroom/work space! It looks so nice. I love the bed nook. And Posey jumping on the bed :)

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  47. That is so cool the way that your bed fits so perfectly into that nook. I would love a room like this!

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  48. What a beautiful room! Can you please share where you got the dress in the first picture? I am looking for something like that for my wedding!

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    1. Hi, Kimberley! It's from Lulu's. :)

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  49. So gorgeous and inspiring! No wonder you guys were drawn to this space. Love how you've made it work perfectly for both your needs.

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  50. what a wonderful room .!
    i'm so jealous because of the bed nook . would like
    to have one too . looks amazing ..
    i absolutely understand why you fell in love with the house ;)

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  51. i love your room so nice and pretty calm.

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  52. So many fun and wonderful accessories you've added - it's hard to pick just one that stands out, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the glass ball terrariums :)

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  53. Oh my god. I am in love with this room. I showed it to my boyfriend right away for inspiration since we're moving in together soon! Gorgeous. LOVE that bed nook.

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  54. So pretty! Where did you get that sparkle dress hanging from the door?

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  55. Everything looks outstanding and I love what you did with the luggage. Thanks from 3girls1apple.com

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  56. Thanks for sharing - it's stunning!
    I'm dying of curiosity over who sleeps on the outside edge of the bed!!
    i can't decide - if it were me - whether it'd be me (the parent who usually gets up for the kids)...or JR (in case there were any unwanted night intruders i needed protection from ;))

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  57. You've inspired me to make a real go of tidying my room! Really beautiful space thanks for sharing <3

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  58. Love it, everything looks so cool! xx

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  59. that is a beautiful space! O: i especially love your bed set-up!

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  60. Katie, I absolutely love your style! You've inspired me to start hunting for mid century modern ;) your room is AMAZING!! First off I need to get rid of the colored walls in my home. (We built 9 years ago) Could you suggest a white that I can use all over the house?? I would really appreciate it. ~Amanda

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  61. Hey Katie,
    I'm going to leave my parents' house next October and I've been struggling for so long with the question how I should furnish my first own apartment. Would I like it rather minimalistic or surrealistic? Does my new life fit rather to a cheerful atmosphere or to a calm and grown-up attitude? Is vintage or new fashion what I want? This post is the answer to all my questions! Thank you.

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  62. OH my goodness, your room is just so adorable! I love all the personal details. They really are fantastic - the Little Person is my favorite.

    xoxo,
    Laura
    http://lauraisthriftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/

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  63. this is a lovely bedroom! love how it's decorated and laid out!

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  64. Ohmygoodness - what an amazing space!! You guys have found such great pieces - I love the little bed nook to bits, too! :) Super-inspiring!

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  65. thanks for sharing!
    where did you get the silhouette portraits of your daughters??

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  66. Your home is GORGEOUS! I am inspired. x

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  67. Hey! Did you reprint your coral dresser? What color is it? Gorgeous space :)

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  68. I love that flower chandelier!!

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