I hope you’re all enjoying your Memorial Day weekend with friends and family, and maybe even a few extra Z’s! I admit I’m partial to the neutral palette and clean lines of Scandinavian design, but today I’m feeling the more traditional feel of this bedroom. In one of my previous posts I posed the question “if your home were a person, who would it be?” And to me this room is handsomely rugged, well-traveled and a bit of a rebel. Keep reading to bring this look home.

Pajamas — I’m quite convinced that you sleep better when wearing a matching pajama set. Plus you’ll have something fabulous to wear next time you get invited to a pajama brunch.

White wall sconce — This light really steals the show for me. Mixed in with a couple vintage pieces, no one will ever guess you got it for just $19.99.

Brass shelf — A wall-mounted shelf is a space saving solution for your bedside table, and this one comes in the metal of the moment: brass.

Bench — I’ve been searching for the perfect bedroom bench for quite a while (patience Cristina, patience) and this might just be the one. Or for those blessed with the gift of DIY skills, you can make your own upholstered bench with hairpin legs.

Linen pillowcases — I like to switch my comforter out for a lighter blanket in the summer time, and recently I noticed a pattern to my pinning: all of my favorite rooms have rough linen bedding.

Black wall sconce — The inspiration room features two mismatched, black lampshades as bedside lighting. I like this casual take on symmetry so I chose two wall sconces in a similar shape and style, while avoiding a perfectly matching look.

Nautical flag — An American flag in the bedroom is a bit too bold for me, but this vintage nautical flag is a toned down version. Aged pieces like this also help to balance out newer, Ikea purchases (ahem, $19.99 lamp).

Watercolor illustration — The lamps, antler and flags are all hung with hooks and string in our inspiration room, so framed artwork would be a touch too formal for this space. I would go with illustrations and travel snaps taped to the wall instead.

*inspiration photo from Living Etc., August 2011

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    Ellie | May 27, 2014 at 10:01 am

    Good question! If my home was a person…I think it would be a laid back, preppy, fun-loving 20-something.

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