I’ve been so excited to share this project for a while now. It’s such a cozy, calm little retreat. The goal for the space was to lighten it up finish it off. The room was sitting mostly unused after some swapping of spaces in the house, and it needed a little love.
It’s a fairly small space, so we didn’t add a ton, and instead focused on including special details and making the room feel relaxing, bright, and easy.
First up, we painted the walls a pretty, light grey. This was Behr White Metal in Eggshell. This was the first time I’d used this colour, and I loved the way it turned out. The room isn’t the brightest, so I didn’t want to do a bright white wall and have it look drab. The light grey adds just enough brightness, but still feels cozy.
Before we delve in too deep, who doesn’t love a good before and after shot? Here’s what we were working with when we got started. The room was basically functioning as a sewing room / intermittent guest room.
We kept many of the pieces, and just gave them a facelift. The dresser was painted white, and we added matte black hardware. The closet doors got a coat of bright white paint as well, and new pulls. We used Behr Maui Mist for both.
These side tables are a favourite of mine – I love the clean lines and the simple silhouette. We just added some brass hardware on to spice them up a bit.
I knew I wanted to do sconces in here. They help to frame the bed, add some visual interest, and they free up valuable table space in this small room. And how great are the shape of these? So sleek, and the brass kills me.
These ones are from Urban Outfitters. They were only $79, which was amazing. And probably why they’re now sold old. Fingers crossed they come out with something similar, and soon.
For bedding, I opted for bright white sheets. This Ikea set has become a go-to for me – I’ve got them in my own apartment, too. They’re cozy and I like the bit of texture. The sheets are Jonathan Adler and I love how their geometric pattern add a bit of quirk to the clean linens.
There were a couple art pieces that I knew I wanted to include in this calm respite of a space. This photo print from Tessa Neustadt was high on the list. I love the simple hues and little people wandering around.
For the ceiling light, I was on the hunt for something clean and subtle. I actually ended up buying this pendant from Home Depot and painting the fixture a matte black (it was a shiny silver before). It doesn’t seem to be on their site, but it was about $15, and turned out quite nicely once painted.
On the other side of the room is the dresser that we made-over. I picked up these knobs at Home Depot, but you can order similar ones from here as well.
That pretty indigo painting is from Green Tie Studio. She was selling these beauties on Instagram a while ago to raise money for the Syrian Refugee Crisis. It was nice to include a piece like this in the space, and by an artist I respect and admire. You can still pick one up here.
This was a lovely project to work on and it came together just as I’d envisioned. It was also great because we didn’t end up buying a bunch of new furniture, but it still made a big difference in the space. Yay for reusing!
And there you go! Definitely a lovely little space to lay your head.