pops of pastels in my bedroom makeover

master bedroom with gray bedding

As often happens with dramatic overhauls, my bedroom reboot started with one piece. Over the summer I had the succulent poster I co-designed with Leah Duncan framed to hang over my bedside table. Problem was, the color palette wasn’t jiving with anything else in the room. We were overdue for new bedding and accessories anyway, so I did a revamp using black, white, gray, and pops of yellow and turquoise.

Succulent poster designed by Finely Crafted and Leah Duncan

Below is my side of the bed. We already had the Heywood-Wakefield furniture and vintage ceramic lamp. I’d been wanting a tray so I can set down my earrings, ponytail holder, etc. before I hit the pillow. I styled it with a mini blush planter by Sea & Asters and brought over a Kostick bronze star sculpture from the living room. Geometric patterns to contrast with the botanical art were a must, so I chose a Pendleton wool lumbar pillow from Robin Cottage. The gray braided duvet cover and shams are from West Elm, and the yellow Sketch Grid pillowcases are Room Essentials from Target.

Modern bedside table

Below is Andrea’s turf. The two bedsides used to be mirror images, so I wanted to play with asymmetry by giving him an art cluster and a different lamp. The bird print is his own photograph, hung with gold gem magnets by Lynn Lunger (aka Una Odd). The Minerals print at top right is by Happy Red Fish, and The Last Summer is a painting reproduction by Kiki and Polly. The hanging planter is by ceramist Cathy Terepocki.

Modern bedside table with art cluster

Art cluster

Turquoise and black ceramic planter with succulents

see my revised vanity, an amazing navajo rug, and other photos after the jump

I originally bought this vintage Navajo rug for the home office. It was too small for that space, and it was being used as a doggie hangout. I think the colors are a better fit for the bedroom, and hanging it keeps the dirty paws off. I found the midcentury chair at Paris on Ponce in Atlanta and changed the original vinyl upholstery to this cream boucle. (I should gaze at this photo daily to remind me what the chair looks like without the pile of sweat pants.) I think the bentwood magazine holder is from Design Within Reach, but I no longer see it on their site. The oatmeal sweater rug is from West Elm.

Midcentury white chair with Navajo rug on the wall.

Below is my jewelry armoire, where I’ve begun gathering my most-worn accessories with a ’50s McCoy planter and a jadeite hand. I pillaged the vintage oil painting from our office.

Jewelry armoire with vintage planter and jadeite hand

Here’s our built-in steel chest of drawers. I re-covered my vintage vanity chair with screen-printed Ladders fabric by Appetite.

Built-in steel bedroom vanity

My first few mornings waking up surrounded by new art and crafts have given me a boost of energy to take on the holiday season. I hope my picks inspire you to refresh a room, too! I gathered up some product info for you below.


1. Succulent poster co-designed by me and Leah Duncan // 2. The Last Summer print by Kiki and Polly // 3. Pottery lamp similar to mine from North Vintage // 4. Braided duvet cover and shams from West Elm // 5. Gold gem magnets by Una Odd // 6. Bag made with Ladders fabric (used on my vanity chair) by Appetite // 7. Ceramic planter by Cathy Terepocki // 8. Pendleton wool pillow by Robin Cottage // 9. Minerals print by Happy Red Fish

7 thoughts on “pops of pastels in my bedroom makeover”

  1. Lynn Lunger from Una Odd magnets sent this comment: “What a sweet re-do! I really love your palette and the print that you based it off of. A very nice, clean, and charming place to recharge! Thank you for the kind mention! I really hope the magnets ‘hang’ around for a long, long time.”

  2. Beautiful! Thanks for including my planter in this!! It matches the wall hanging perfectly. I’m inspired to do a little makeover myself. Maybe a perfect holiday project.

  3. Thanks, Cathy! Yep, your planter and the weaving go together like peanut butter and jelly!

  4. Perfect—the colors, the accessories, and the styling! Please let me know when I can come over for an afternoon nap with Moonpie.

  5. Beautiful Jeanne! you’ve created a wonderful bedroom! I love the color combination. It gives me some ideas about my own bedroom.. Thank you for including my work – very happy to see that you enjoy it! 🙂

  6. Thanks, Hagar! I do love the Minerals print and hope to buy one of your original works someday.

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