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ECLECTIC COLOR: REVISITED

Our neighbors moved. They were the kind of neighbors who you passed your kids back and forth over the fence and contemplated just putting in a gate. The kind of neighbors with whom you spent every second of snow days and happy hours and dinners on the regular. When they moved across town I was tickled pink (I’m apparently southern enough to say that now) to be asked to do their house.

They doubled their space so we had a blast starting from scratch on many of the rooms. Like any young family, they were budget conscious and the main objective of the new house was that it be grown up, but not serious. The kind of house that is thoughtful but not too precious to feel anything less than at home. We first posted about their journey HERE, where you can read about how we pushed the envelope with colors and patterns throughout the house.

But after all this time, I can’t stop thinking about that bedroom. It’s a fantastic example of what can happen when you say to yourself: “I need an adult space. For me. For my self-care. It’s time.” Let’s check out the bedroom in its original, just-moved-in state:

 Everyone has this bedroom. You move in – and you need a place to sleep. What if you decided it was time for an adult space that reflected your personalities? A space that served as a restful refuge from the rest of the world?

Everyone has this bedroom. You move in – and you need a place to sleep. What if you decided it was time for an adult space that reflected your personalities? A space that served as a restful refuge from the rest of the world?

The bedroom boasted that amazing navy wall with leather, gray and white linen window treatments and gold with slashes of color in pillows and art. It flows with the golds and reds in the rest of the house without looking the same. Who says grown up can’t be fun?

 A color-saturated, comfortable, adult bedroom. Photo credit: Cati Teague Photography for GSD.

A color-saturated, comfortable, adult bedroom. Photo credit: Cati Teague Photography for GSD.

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