I’m so excited to kick off the new year showing you the lovely bedroom of my dear and long time friend, Liliana. We first met through mutual acquaintances over drinks at a Martini Bar (so fancy, I know). We hit it off right away and I found out during that evening that we lived in the same apartment complex. Fast forward to the VERY next time we hung out and I mentioned that our rent was going up the following year… would she be interested in being roommates? (Looking back, maybe I should have been a bit more judicial about my roommate selection process.) Thankfully, Lili and I became such wonderful friends.
We’ve celebrated engagements, birthday’s, bachelorette parties, wedding showers, we were both bridesmaids in each other’s weddings, baby showers, cocktail parties, Christmas parties, numerous craft night parties, a trip to Mexico that involved roosters, a roommate reunion trip to Scottsdale, Ugly Christmas Sweater parties, dinner clubs and so much of everyday life.
I love this lady and I’m glad to call her my friend. Thank you, Liliana, for opening your home to us, Open House Bedroom.
I painted the base of the table lamps with a soft yellow color and painted a silver stripe at the bottom of the lamp shades. I got a little spray paint crazy and may have also spray painted some picture frames that my husband has on his side of the bed. I also created some backdrops for the lamps using canvas and graphic fabric to cover them up.
I think the canvas with the graphic fabric adds a very unexpected texture to the room. I really wish the canvas was a little bit bigger, but overall I was really happy with the result.
I knew I wanted to do something with yellow because I love the cheery feeling it brings up. I also knew that I couldn’t go too crazy with the colors because my husband would have had an opinion about it, so I tried to keep the rest of the color pallet neutral, that way both of us were happy with the room.
The room is still a work in progress… I want to add some softness by adding some gray striped curtains. I have not decided yet, but I may make those another DIY project. I also want to add a graphic rug by the foot of the bed and add a storage bench for our sheets + blankets also by the foot of the bed. And finally, I want to give my dog’s bed a makeover so it matches the room’s color scheme and she doesn’t feel left out.
I love sitting in those chairs with a cup of coffee and admiring the view outside. I think the view is what sold us on the house so we try to enjoy it as much as possible.