A Traditional Feminine Bedroom in the Sky

Bedroom before picture. Salmon paint!

Everyone loves a sad “before” picture. This is where we started back in March. Salmon walls! No real bed! Chaos!

Bedroom before picture. Horrible salmon color and lack of storage and lighting.Inadequate lighting and a lack of clothing storage! Why don’t apartments have overhead light fixtures anymore? I’ll even take a boob lamp since it has wiring I can work with! This client’s bedroom became a catch-all for old papers and mirrors and a floor lamp that should have been donated a long time ago.

Traditional bedroom overall viewAhh… isn’t this better? So fresh, so feminine. I did this room for one of my FAVORITE clients! She is so kind and has been such a pleasure to work with. I worked on her living/dining room a couple of years ago, and it was finally time for her bedroom to shine – that salmon color was so oppressive. In her defense, it came with the co-op. We brightened the space with Benjamin Moore’s Cloud White on the walls and a fresh coat of Super White on the ceiling. The co-op came with ugly institutional grey rubber baseboards, so we had those removed and installed white base and crown moulding.

Wide angle view of the canopy bed, nightstand with crystal table lamp, and petite writing desk with Venetian mirror.

I love the bedding we landed on: a light blue embroidered hotel duvet set, blue toile Euro shams, a pretty multicolored silk pillow from Designers Guild, and a pink herringbone throw to finish it off. Blue and pink are such a pretty combination. I used them in moderation to make sure the room didn’t look juvenile.

I also like to mix as many materials as possible to keep things interesting, taking care not to look too mad. We have a wool throw, cotton sateen bedding, a silk accent pillow, linen oxford striped relaxed roman shades (didn’t get a great picture of these pretties :'(), and a velvet chair.

Canopy bed sheers

Here’s a better shot of the canopy bed’s sheers. We got them on clearance from Serena & Lily; sadly they are no longer in stock. We were torn between the pink tassel panels and these patterned ones, and I’m really glad we got these. They are more mature and my client won’t tire of them as quickly.

Small traditional writing desk with blush skirted velvet chair and vintage brass crane accessory.

A petite writing desk doubles as a vanity with this Venetian mirror and a darling blush velvet slipcovered chair. This little brass crane was a nice Etsy find and makes a cute desk buddy. And that lamp. I LOVE it. Regina Andrew for the win.

Traditional bedroom writing desk and accessories

Here’s another shot of the desk set up in the floor length mirror. Look at this adorable preserved boxwood topiary! I like to add greenery wherever possible to make a room feel alive. My client doesn’t have a green thumb, so we got air plants, a preserved topiary, and a tiny preserved green hydrangea for the small chest of drawers on the opposite side of the bed. I like preserved plants a lot more than faux.

Dresser tablescape with candle accessories, gold and glass tray, jewelry boxes, and vase. Vintage yellow flowers prints are framed in an elaborate brass frame with linen mats.Here’s a shot of the top of the dresser and a reflection of the blanket basket. I like to roll extra blankets up like burritos and stick them in baskets – they add instant coziness to a room. I picked up the vase and the little floral dish from Homegoods. The tray is vintage Georges Briard gold and glass. I think it’s meant for crudite and dip but it also makes a great sorting tray for jewelry.

French-inspired whitewashed dresser with Chinese porcelain vase and vintage prints.I found these vintage botanical prints from Chairish and then my client had them framed in antique gold with linen mats. The prints are supposedly from the 1800s!

Tablescape with mercury glass candlesticks, ginger peach candle, brass candle snuffer, vintage framed prints, and vintage Georges Briard serving trayMore shots of the pretty tray. Now I want one!


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