Sep 29, 2011

Bedroom Inspiration

Our bedroom is currently a complete disaster. Not in a messy way, but in a everything was purchased without much thought, no real design aesthetic, or design plan used. And one fine day, browsing through thousands of inspiration images, I decided this needed to change A-S-A-P. Enter Alex. Alex is the mastermind behind the Chicago based design and fashion blog, Things That Sparkle. Her design aesthetic is clean and bright and that is exactly what I need in our first floor, one bedroom, New York City, six window, less than 1,000 sq ft apartment. Alex made the process a breeze (thankfully!) I sent her some inspiration images, my budget, and what my ideas were for the space and before I knew it she had sent me an amazing design board filled with beautiful items and links to each and every one of them. The best part is that she was able to find a lot of these items at the stores where we are registered! Sooooo, hopefully (keep your fingers crossed!) we can get some of the items as wedding presents.

Anyway, back to the inspiration images and what Alex put together for me...

I'm drawn towards very simple, light, and breezy rooms. I wanted ours to look bright even though we only have three windows and they are always closed because we live on a first floor (always closed = little to no natural light.)
Love the simple art.

Creams, light grays, whites, and blush colors are my favorites.

The mixing of different patterns, gold accents, and mirrors were also something I wanted to incorporate.

Thanks Alex!
I'm absolutely in love with the design board that Alex has put together for us and can't wait to show you all the finished product. There are some items she added that I'm keeping secret until I reveal the new bedroom so stay tuned! 

Where do you find inspiration for decorating your home?

images via My Pinterest

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  1. I love Alex's board and your inspiration!

  2. Oooh I love those lamps in the board. It's amazing how the little things can really make a room!

  3. lovelove your inspiration! so similar to my style. def might add those mercury glass lamps to my registry!

    ps - now following :)


  4. Lovely finding you ~ your inspiration and design board are great! Simple, clean, fresh, and sophisticated :)

  5. Love all the inspiration! Gorgeous rooms!

  6. Those bedrooms are gorgeous! I really like your design aesthetic. I've been slowly try to design different rooms in my condo so this was really helpful! And I LOVE your new blog design!
    YAY! looks fantastic!

  7. Thanks so much for hiring me! I hope you love your new bedroom. And I LOVE your new blog look!!!

  8. yey! another fellow puerto rican blogger!! exito.



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