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my bedroom tour
January 27th, 2011     |    Style

Time for bedroom pics! You’ll see a lot of photos that didn’t make it into the Rue Mag feature (pg. 46) because the article was focused on the live/work space rather than my bedroom. And again, Emily Anderson did a fantastic job capturing the special moments in this room.

To be honest, I hated this room for quite a while. But over time it’s come together nicely. I finally feel like I have that “grown up” bedroom I’ve been wanting for so long.

This is the big shot of the bed. My nightstands were both (amazingly) free. The white one was found on the curb without paint and the left nightstand was found in the dumpster in perfect condition. I couldn’t have gotten more lucky.

The pink painting was actually an old print from Bed Bath and Beyond that I re-painted. Here is the before and after. And believe it or not, this wall is painted the lightest shade of pink possible. I love it, but I sometimes forget that it’s actually pink. I think I could have gone a shade or two darker.

This is my love seat. Though I’d love to say that I spend a lot of time there… I don’t. It usually holds pillows at night. But I can pretend, right?

The dresser and chest are pieces my best friend had in her childhood room. I refinished them and added the antique brass knobs before I moved to Chicago three years ago.

This is the left side nightstand I mentioned earlier. I found it in next to my apartment building’s dumpster. A gold and marble miracle.

These Michael Kors pillows (link below) were a no-brainer for me. My obsession with white and gold runs deep.

(And no, my bed isn’t always this perfect – but it is made everyday.)

My Grandma’s silk scarves are easy to see and accessorize with in this vintage glass bowl on my dresser.

You can also see how I’ve used my DIY Chevron Paintings in the bedroom too.

My new favorite way to display and store everyday jewelry is in a small bowl like this one from Anthropologie. (Those are my Chevron Earrings.)

As you can see, I’m pretty minimalist when it comes to table tops. (You can spot my Chevron Bangle and Simple Paisley Dotted Earrings too.)

And one last shot of my bathroom. I love my custom silhouette of my family’s Westie, Mackenzie.

Where to find my pieces:

Headboard
Bed Frame
Throw Pillows
Duvet Cover (similar)
Tray
Loveseat
Nightstand Lamps – CB2 NA.

  • I love house tours! Thanks for sharing.

    ps – the custom doggie silhouette? LOVE!

  • Eva

    OMG I had no idea u were featured! Did I miss the announcement! Can’t wait to go check it out! Awesome bedroom!

  • i love this. your room is so inviting and gorgeous. i can only imagine how peaceful it really is. congrats on the feature! so fun. xo

  • aw! we have westies now too (daisy and chopper), i also had one growing up!

  • So cute! Did you get that little earring dish from Anthropologie recently? I love it.

  • Your apartment is fabulous! I didn’t realize your home and studio were one.

    I am dying to know where you got your jewelry tree. I have been looking for one for ages. And I’ve been crushing on those ikat bowls from Anthro for a while now!

  • Eva

    I just needed to scroll down! Great apartment! What is the name of the paint in ur bedroom?

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  • Loved the feature in Rue, and love your bedroom. Your home has so much personality. So glad you shared these pictures!

  • Lovely! You are a girl after my own heart with all those chevrons. 🙂

  • so pretty Jess! Love all the beautiful details!

  • Amazing and beautiful. I love the open, airy, and clean feel of the space. I wish you could design my room!

  • LOVE LOVE LOVE your home!!! Just gorgeous. Thank you for sharing it – it’s so inspiring 🙂

  • So bright and airy! I love it!

  • I love the extra images of and info about your place. Thanks for sharing them!

  • It’s so beautiful. Everything.

    Your bedroom is both sophisticated and whimsical — so perfect for a place of rest. (There rest of your place is stylin’ too!)

    BTW, I saw this quote/mantra and immediately thought of you. : )

    http://www.stephmodo.com/2011/01/life-changing-advice.html

  • Jess, your apartment is gorgeous. Everything looks like it was, indeed, designed with intention. It makes me wish we would put some thought into the look of our apartment.
    I have to also compliment you on the saving of those nightstands (and the tray). What a great eye you have to see their value.
    Thanks for sharing!

  • What shade pink is your bedroom? Would you recommend it for a girl who’s white-paint-phobic but looking for something soft and subtle in her living room?

  • @ Jen and SweetBeaker: SO glad you like the westie print – and westies in general. I’d like to make that print my unofficial mascot of Jess LC. Hopefully she will be popping up a bit more around Jess LC in the future… 🙂

    @ Jenn: Yes, I got it before the holidays, around Thanksgiving I think.

    @SE Minegar: Jewelry tree is from Urban Outfitters. They’ve had them for a long time. I’d check there!

    @ Eva: Can’t remember the name of the paint :(. But I know it’s Glidden, I think a few shades lighter than Ballet Slippers if I remember correctly.

    @ Kara: That is so sweet of you! I’ve always wanted to one day be an interior designer :). I started at the age of 8 – studying Ethan Allen catalogs that came in the mail.

    @ Karen: Thanks for the quote! I think it might pop up here on the blog…

    @ Brigitte: Not sure on the name… but it’s so light that it might not be worth painting. I think I’d go a twinge darker next time.

    Thanks for all of the encouraging comments, everyone! I’m so happy to hear you like the space and can tell it was designed with intention!

  • LOVE the pics… just discovered your blog through Rue Magazine. I am going to become a follower!! This week I was just thinking about how I needed to simplify and purge and this blog is the PERFECT place to start and get ideas. Big fan of yours now! 🙂

  • Oh and I have that same bowl from Anthro…. I am storing thumb tacks in it now, but I REALLY like it for jewelry like you have done!

  • Love it so very much! So light & airy & beautiful. I really can’t tell you how much I like it.

  • What a lovely room! I love the light in the entire space :]

  • Congrats on your feature! Finally had a chance to read Rue, and your apartment is so nice! Love what you’ve done with your entire home!

  • Hi Jess,
    Your bedroom feels like the peace and calm you project through your blog. I love your concept of living with intention and “making under your life.” I recently re-created my office space. It came out just how I imagined and now I call it my “magic room.” I work there in perfect peace and productivity. Thanks for sharing your inspiration and encouragement!

  • I adore your bedroom. It looks like a wonderful place to relax and decompress!

  • I love house spreads, yours is so so lovely!!

  • Julie

    This room is beautiful! You did such a good job! Question- I caught a glimpse of the zebra rug and was hoping you’d share where you found it. I’m looking for one just like it! Thanks!

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  • sam

    question!! what size is the frame above your bed?

  • Jess Lively

    It’s 42″ x 32″. : )

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