This was my exact reaction upon learning that Kate Spade expanded its brand to include a full home furnishings collection. Ohhh, yes everything is beautiful! The Collection is classic with clean lines and sophistication while still encompassing everything that is iconically Kate Spade.
This room has been long overdue for a makeover. It has been used for storage and an office. Now it will be a bedroom. The room is small but has large windows, which brings in a lot of great light, especially in the morning.
This space does not need any work done structurally, but it is a small space about 11ft x 12ft. It is just large enough for a queen size bed. While small can be cozy and intimate it also means, storage will be limited. There is also an ugly builders boob light that needs to disappear. Ideally I would love to get rid of the beige carpet but unfortunately, that has to stay.
I was inspired by a single color, Benjamin Moore’s Violet Pearl. It is everything I want in a color for this space. It is unobtrusive, glamorous, and feminine. Typically when I am designing a space, I seek inspiration from the client. What they love and how they live. This is one of the most difficult project yet, because I am my own client. There is so much that inspires me and I know all the possibilities I could create with this tiny little room.
This little space will be a modern boudoir. It should have clean lines, soft accents, bold architectural moments, and feel inviting. My personal design style could be described in that in the same breath. If I had to name it, I would call it Relaxed Luxe.
This tiny space has just enough room for a queen bed. A slim nightstand and a small accent table flank the bed. A nearby chair makes the most of an otherwise empty corner. Directly across from the bed is the vanity, creating additional storage and a comfortable dressing area. This layout maximizes every inch of this small room.
A bedroom is a place to relax and unwind. So, I chose simple hotel style bedding framed by a soft grey velvet bed to create a feeling of simple luxury. To offset the bedding, I chose a bold leopard print pillows and pillows with a strong modern border for some interest. I may add some more color if it feels too sterile, but for now it’s simply black, white, and gold. To add some weight to this space I decided on a blue/black nightstand with brass pulls. Since the room could only comfortably fit one nightstand I chose a bamboo gold side table.
Gold is one of the primary accents in this space. I used it to frame some of the art work by the nightstand as well as the lotus pendant for the center of the room. For some additional bling, I repurposed a simple square columned acrylic lamp with a white linen drum shade. For some natural elements, I added pieces like an amethyst cluster and a live orchid (my favorite flower). I also plan on using this beautiful marbled paper for a cool and simple DIY project, which I will be posting soon.
This project is going to a bit of a challenge, but I can’t wait to see how it turns out. For updates and other goodies sign-up to be an Apt. 5 Insider.