The last few weeks have been a whirlwind. I got a stomach bug that is still trying to hang on, I started on the interior design plan for our new church building, sent an issue of Life:Beautiful magazine to press, met with a residential design client, helped a friend style her wedding reception, launched our new brand (FERN), propped for photo shoots and worked on setting up our new home.
Being sick has meant that our bedroom has been a place of rest even more than normal. When I feel the exhaustion that comes from being sick but am not tired enough to sleep, I lay in bed and imagine what our bedroom will look like when it's done -- when the curtains are up, when we get the dresser we can't afford right now, when the mirror is hung, the chair is reupholstered and the space breathes life. I'm not going to lie, it's already beautiful without those things. Austin makes the bed everyday and it's dreamy on top of our flat-weave charcoal rug. But it's still fun to be inspired by the potential of what is to come.
Designing our home together has been pretty easy so far. Neither of us stray too far from the aesthetics of the other. I love blush pink a little more and Austin's affinity for wood tones on wood tones is stronger than mine but we appreciate it all. Couldn't be more thankful. It helps that we've agreed to have a gender-nonspecific home. We love vintage mixed with modern. We love subdued color palettes with heightened textures and plant life. When we get stuck on how to merge our aesthetics, inspiration images are always a great place to go. Images that have the right vibe, feeling and cohesive look draw us in. Here are a few dreamy bedrooms that have the feels we're going after in new bedroom, whenever it comes together:
What are your bedroom dreams like? Is light and airy your thing? Is dark and cozy? I love that no matter the style preference, color palette and layout of a space, a bedroom can always be made to be beautiful, relaxing and life-giving.