Remember the bedding from this week’s 10 Things post? Well after I switched out the existing sheets for my new Steven Alan stripe bedding I decided it was time to post some of the design updates from my bedroom. We shot my apartment for the Bright.Bazaar book last year but that was almost a whole year ago so it looks quite different now. You can see a peek of how it looked before, right here.
As I’m in a rental I decided to make the bed the statement feature of the bedroom, purely because it offered the flexibility to change up the look and feel of the scheme as my mood, or the season, took me. After seeing West Elm’s collaboration with Steven Alan first hand on my trip to NYC in January I knew right away that I would incorporate it into my bedroom refresh for spring. The collection consists of a series of handcrafted textiles made by artisans in India, Nicaragua and Haiti; this video is well worth a watch to see the creative craftspeople at work in India – guaranteed inspiration right there, folks! I chose the midnight stripe duvet cover as it introduced just the right amount of pattern against the solid canvas created behind, thanks to the recently reupholstered headboard with Zephyr Marine fabric. I think these small tweaks to the scheme have given the room a refreshing and soothing feel for the spring season. Plus, I love how well the new bedding works with the curtains from Bemz and Cook’s Blue walls. What do you think of my bedroom refresh?
// Photography by Will Taylor