Designing My Dream Space

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Aside from rounding up photos and reminiscing on my time abroad, I’ve spent my first week back pulling together the final details of my bedroom at the new place. Prior to leaving, my roommate and I moved from our three-bedroom townhouse to a two-bedroom apartment not too far away, and I thought I’d share a few photos of how it turned out.

[A little word of advice: Try to avoid planning a European adventure (or really any type of lengthy trek) around the time your lease is up. The couple of weeks leading up to my trip were highly stressful and felt impossible to get through, knowing that we had to be out of the current place before August 31 and that I boarded my flight to Iceland on August 18. I was lucky to have a roommate that made it seem like no big deal taking on the responsibility of the move. And no matter how much she brushes it aside, I can’t help but apologize every now and then. I owe you, Kelsey!]

I’d describe my current design style as bohemian, beachy, and just a touch contemporary. It evolved from an expired obsession with white everything. In high school and college, I loved the clean, airy feel of a bleached look, whether it be my wardrobe, my car, or my bedroom. The only other “color” you might catch me tolerating would be the black of my bed frame or the inky shoes on my feet. Soon, though, I found that an affinity for all-white was often too hard to maintain, and as I got older I craved the occasional pop of color.

When designing my young-adult space, I turned to Pinterest for inspiration and began following interior designers like Amber Lewis of Amber Interiors (check out one of my favorite of her projects, here). It wasn’t long before I began to see a theme in the photos that I was saving . . . apparently I admired a good assortment of colorful, textured pillows, a tasseled throw blanket, and touches of gold throughout. And almost all of the rooms used white as the anchor, be that with the bedding or the furniture.

So without further ado, welcome to my domain!

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    • Marissa S. says

      Thank you!! I’m a firm believer that your bedroom is more than just a place to call it a night and catch some Z’s. It should be an escape and a reflection of you, too! You’re inspiring ME to read “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up”!


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