2 Bedrooom Inspirations: Which Is Your Favorite?

Before And After: A Connecticut Farmhouse Part 1

While visiting interior stylist Vera Abud last month, I had the opportunity to see a project she's currently working on:  an 1800s farm house.  Her approach modernizes the space retaining the  historic foundation of the home and honoring her clients' aesthetic.    Take a look at the master bedroom makeover and stay posted for more updates on this home.

I love the painted floors, layered bed linens, stacked books and her client's jewelry collection!  Many thanks for sharing this special home with Cocoon's readers.

Room Inspiration: Textile Covered Ottoman

Ever since I spied this vintage textile covered ottoman at ABC Carpet and Home, I've imagined  it in front or inside a closet (a walk-in, of course).   In my vision it provides a place to  sit while deciding what to wear or becomes catch-all for a handbag and dress worn the night before.  Take a peek at how that bedroom would take shape:

wallpaper: anthropologie

bed: anthropologie

armoire: South of Market

Ochre Cherub Lap

I like that one would be able to see the wallpaper through the glass.

CB2's metal proof night stands offset the curvy lines of the headboard adding yet another element to the space.

Suzanne Sharp's tibetan, dippy black

Horchow's purple framed mirror adds a dose of drama to any wall.

Multi buckled satchel from Alexander Wang

Do you have a favorite?  Mine:  the ottoman and the multi-buckled satchel.






Chicago Class

This Chicago home is full of class and substance.  Neutral tones and textural elements help make it a serene abode.  Take a look at Chicago blogger Crystals design sensibilities.

I love the  mix of bold pattern and soft color in the bedding.

A leopard print pillow adds pizzaz to an antique  chair.

A rug in a second seating area adds a colorful tribal touch to an otherwise neutral setting.

Adorning an entry with a favorite piece of clothing should remind one of what to wear and how to wear it.  It's an easy and creative way to add detail and interest to one's space.

Just look in your closet for your next dramatic entrance.

Lovely space...

A Most Relaxing Bedroom

I love this Boston bedroom.  Its a tribute to the past and the present.  A place to  surrender youself to the day and night.   Designed by  Orange Street Design Studio this space is a great example of how to combine style, comfort and surprise.  Take a look at how it's done....

The mirror above the vanity reflects the rooms soft and earthy tones.  The Conran vases above the bed are a great alternative to art.  You can seasonally update the room with the botanicals.

Whether or not a fireplace is functional it still conveys warmth and interest to a space.  And more importantly a place to display treasured trinkets, finds, and memories.....

The jewelry is box is from Roost and the candle sticks are by Ted Meuhling from E.R. Butler.  The contents of the box are from family, friends, and travels taken.  What an endearing way to pay tribute to all that....

I love this corner with its vintage Eames chair that offers a place to put up your feet and take in the sun and the unsuspecting pig that adds a sense of humor to room.    The vintage Eames chair is from a grandmother, the pig from Henry Allen, and  Pookie the kitty from a trip at Seaside Beach.  I hope you enjoyed it.  One last thing....I'm amazed at how well the photographer, Liz Linder captured the space.  Just as it is was meant to be seen and felt.