Bedroom

The Bedroom is Coming Together Nicely

I am working with American Express to redo my bedroom. Last week they provided me with 150,000 Membership Rewards points.

The last few days have gone a little something like this…

  • Saturday: Clear the bedroom (thereby making the library a disaster), go to my uncle’s house to celebrate his birthday, come home and go to bed (mattress on the floor).
  • Sunday: One coat of paint on the walls and ceiling, go to my dad’s house for a barbecue, come home and go to bed (mattress on the floor).
  • Monday: Second coat of paint on the walls and ceiling, go to my sister-in-law’s house for a barbecue, come home and go to bed (mattress still on the floor).
  • Tuesday night: Swap out the rug, put the mattress back in the bed frame (YAY!), bring in the nightstands, and start setting up the room again… all in an hour while my mother-in-law watched Eleanor.

The bedroom looks really good so far though! It’s coming together just as I hoped it would, which is such a relief. I picked up some cute accessories and a new rug with the remainder of my points from last week. I was a little nervous about the rug… I brought my paint chips with me to the store, but sometimes when you see an expanse of wall color with the rug it can look a little off. Thankfully it all worked out. Really well in fact.

For the Bedroom

I’ll be ready to share photos next week! But now, something fun for you…

One lucky person will win a Crate & Barrel gift card worth $100 (courtesy of the American Express Membership Rewards program). Simply leave a comment on this post to enter, and I’ll select a winner at random on Monday, June 7. The giveaway is open to all. Good luck!

Edit, June 7: We have a winner!
Congratulations to traci in virginia, who was commenter number 1342 (chosen via random.org).

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1,688 Comments

  • Reply
    Jenn
    June 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Yea new bedding.

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    Allison
    June 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I can’t wait to see the final result next week!

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    Kelly
    June 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Can’t wait to see the full-room photos. Those sheets are beautiful!

  • Reply
    Emma
    June 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I love those sheets! And I’m envious of your room makeover…

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    Cori
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I love the bookends! The green, grey, and accents of brown look great together. And of course that light fixture is amazing.

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    Kristen
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Love the color scheme and the chandelier. Can’t wait to see it all together!:)

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    Jacqueline B
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    This looks like it’s going to be amazing! I can’t wait for the reveal!!

  • Reply
    Emily
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Loving the color combination and I can’t wait to see the room all thrown together. Not to mention I would love to win that gift card :)

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    Amy R.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Love the color story in the room! and of course I’d love to win a card for crate and barrel!

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    Apartment B
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I like that rug, it isn’t competing with anything but it compliments everything so well…PLUS, it looks like it would be super soft under your feet!

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    Emily M
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    I am so amazed by your decorating talents! I am in the planning stages of a bedroom makeover and am so inspired by yours! Congrats on how its all coming together!

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    lindsay
    June 2, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Oh I would love this gift card because there are so many things I have on my want list.
    I love the things you have shown us for your room so far. I can’t wait to see it all done.

  • Reply
    Julie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    totally heart you (and crate and barrel.) your bedroom is coming together nicely…

  • Reply
    Tish
    June 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    Oh, gift card!

  • Reply
    Brandi
    June 2, 2010 at 1:01 pm

    I love the colors! It will look really good all put together.

  • Reply
    Leshia
    June 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Oh wow! The color scheme is incredible…and love those bookends!

  • Reply
    Amee
    June 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    Can’t wait to see pictures!

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    Kelly
    June 2, 2010 at 1:02 pm

    I really like the paisley. Can’t wait to see the final product.

  • Reply
    Erin
    June 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    That sounds precisely like my weekend…except my project is the master bath. Love all your selections! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • Reply
    Andrea
    June 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I would love to win that giftcard! Currently doing a full reno on my kitchen and I’ve got a growing list that it could help take a chunk out of.

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    Julie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    I love the green! I want to see more of the rug–the little picture reminds be of an outdoor doormat. I’m sure it’s softer!

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    Mrs. Cronkright
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    I would loooove to win this gift card! I’ve been dying to re-do our living room with some fresh accessories and new wall art, but I haven’t had the time! After our baby arrives I’m getting the paint brushes back out for sure, and will at least spruce it up with a new wall color! If I have any energy left, that is! :)

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    Stacey
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    If I can’t just come and live *in* the room you’ve designed (because my goodness it’s lovely!) and I can’t just go live *in* a Crate & Barrel store… well, then a gift card could help bring some of that loveliness to my home. :)

  • Reply
    Jeni
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I would definitely use a few things to spruce up my apartment :)

    I’m excited to see your finished bedroom!

  • Reply
    linda turske
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Working on a bedroom here too… actually two of them at once! YIKES!!! I love your ideas!

  • Reply
    katie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    thanks for sharing! it’s good to be able to visualize. i like the green and gray combo–i think when we do our place i’d like to do those colors, along with some aqua or teal.

  • Reply
    tia
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    everything looks great so far, excited to see the final pics!

  • Reply
    melissa
    June 2, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    love everything and can’t wait to see the end results. and i looooooove c & b!

  • Reply
    heather
    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    How did Martha Stewart paint work out?

    And yes please to the gift card!

  • Reply
    tess
    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    as always, beautiful!

  • Reply
    kristin
    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    the light is kick ass! i’ve really been enjoying watching you redo the bedroom.

  • Reply
    Julie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I LOVE the bedding you selected. I can’t wait to see the finished photos. :)

  • Reply
    Haley
    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I love the grey and green color scheme. I’m going with something similar in my bedroom.

  • Reply
    Matilda
    June 2, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    I love the color scheme and I can hardly wait to see the final photos!

  • Reply
    shelley
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see the final photo!

  • Reply
    Katie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see the final results!

  • Reply
    Morgan
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Love everything but especially the bedding!

  • Reply
    victoria
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    looking forward to the moot board coming to life!

  • Reply
    clare
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I am loving the combination of the natural blonde wood on the lacquer boxes, the walnut tones of the bookends, and the metal wall sculpture – great combination!
    Can’t wait to see the final reveal.

  • Reply
    Miriam
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    The bedroom is looking great!! I also love your backyard.

  • Reply
    Katie C.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Can’t wait to see it all put together! This has been so fun to follow.

  • Reply
    Caitlin
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I love the bedding you picked! So pretty!

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    Ashley A.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    I love the sheets and rug! I think it will so cool with the green! Definitely a cute color story I wouldn’t have thought about before! Great work!

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    Terri
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Love all your choices…as usual. Can’t wait to see the final result.

    I must have missed a post — what’s the black hydrangea-looking object in the middle of all the pictures?

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    Megan C.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    The more you add to your room, the more I like it. I wasn’t sold on the striped sheets at first but this shot of all the pieces getting pulled together? It must be looking fantastic. You certainly have a great eye!

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    Kimberly
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Oh- I would LOVE the gift card! It would be perfect since I need to decorate the new condo where I will live when I get married!

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    Casey
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    This bedroom is going to be remarkable. The thought and time you’re taking to make something beautiful for you and your family is lovely. Thanks for sharing. I love the bedroom storyboard that you just posted. The green and gray palette look exceptionally soothing.

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    KimberlyH
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I hope I get randomly picked! I adore your blog and all that you do- you’re taste is great and I am so happy to have stumbled upon your blog to keep me happy and entertained!

  • Reply
    Kellory
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Looks so calming and at the same time cheerful for the morning! Pretty =)

  • Reply
    Kristen
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I LOVE your wall art!! Can’t wait to see the big reveal.

    • Reply
      Akia
      June 2, 2010 at 1:56 pm

      Hello, I love what you are doing with your bedroom. I can’t wait to see the new pics.
      You have great taste.

    • Reply
      Christa
      June 2, 2010 at 2:27 pm

      Loving the new bedding – can’t wait to see how it all comes together!

    • Reply
      Kim
      June 2, 2010 at 2:41 pm

      Thanks for sharing all of your decor ideas with us! :) Can’t wait to see the finished product!

    • Reply
      Wendy
      June 2, 2010 at 5:01 pm

      I can’t wait to see the end result! I particularly want to see the light fixture. I’ve been considering that for my bedroom as well. Good luck!

    • Reply
      Lynn
      June 2, 2010 at 5:57 pm

      i want so badly to jazz up my own bedroom. i can’t wait to see the final!

    • Reply
      Jayme
      June 2, 2010 at 6:07 pm

      The Chandelier is so cool! I would definitely go with that!

    • Reply
      Julia
      June 2, 2010 at 6:45 pm

      Love the black round wall art you chose.

  • Reply
    Alaina
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I love the bedding so much that I might just buy it for myself! Can’t wait to see pics of everything in place.

  • Reply
    tawn
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    i’ll bite for that but only because i want the same lighting fixture in my dining room!! love what you’re doing…

  • Reply
    rachel
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    hooray free money!!

    cute room;)

  • Reply
    Sandy
    June 2, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    I can’t wait to see it all put together. Sorry to hear about you sleeping on the floor, but it made me feel better. Often in blogland it seems like people blink and a room is done.

  • Reply
    Celina
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    The green bedding is absolutely scrumptious!

  • Reply
    Katie C.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    So many great ideas. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Reply
    Jeni
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Looks beautiful! I think everyone who got snippy with you about working with AE shouldn’t be allowed in the giveaway :)Can’t wait to see the end result. Best!

  • Reply
    NancyV908
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Me too! Can’t wait to see the pix.

  • Reply
    Betsy
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    trying to decorate “our first place”…what a task! anxiously awaiting your big bedroom reveal!

  • Reply
    Katie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Awesome giveaway and I love how you have demonstrated such awesome uses of the points for home renovations! Great ideas! :)

  • Reply
    Maureen
    June 2, 2010 at 1:08 pm

    Nicole, that cahndelier is just perfect! Modern and edgy without being too…modern and edgy! It’s still soft and fun. I can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    Sarah Clark
    June 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Can’t wait for the big reveal!

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    Susan G.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I’ve been so very much wanting of the Edison chandelier ever since i first saw it in the catalog but am afraid my ceilings are much too low for it. Really looking forward to seeing it in your new space! Thanks for posting, it’s fun to watch come together.

  • Reply
    Lindsay
    June 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    It’s looking fabulous! Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • Reply
    Jen Decker
    June 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    love your inspiration and ideas….

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    Celeste
    June 2, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I wouldn’t have classed myself as a fan of contempory furnishing but I find myself totally drawn to the metal wall sculpture. Maybe my tastes are changing? I think the room is really going to look great.

  • Reply
    julez
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I want that lighting fixture so bad!

  • Reply
    Nicole
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I love the colors you are using!

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    Brandi H.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Looks fantastic, of course. Looking forward to pics next week.

  • Reply
    Carrie S.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Hooray for a fun giveaway!

    I’ve so enjoyed following along as you’ve worked on this project. I am looking forward to seeing the final results!

  • Reply
    Julie O
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    That gift card would look great in my wallet. I would have to do a little rearranging…but I’m sure I could make it fit!

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    whitney
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    i think your sheets are my favorite thing so far!

  • Reply
    Mymsie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Can’t wait to see the final pics!

  • Reply
    Donna
    June 2, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Nicole, what a beautiful and soothing palette you have selected for your bedroom. I have been stumped as to what to do for decorating my bedroom for a while now and you give a lot of inspiration.

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    julie mack
    June 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    It looks like it going to be lovely! I can’t wait to see it.

    As for your giveaway: I just moved away from Chicago to Southern California and I could totally use some apartment and retail therapy for my homesickness!

  • Reply
    Anna
    June 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Love the paisley sheets. Can’t wait to see the end result.

  • Reply
    Lynzee
    June 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    So pretty! Love it and would love to win!

  • Reply
    jessica
    June 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    i love the stripes!

  • Reply
    Jen B.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I love what you’ve done so far!

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    Amanda
    June 2, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I LOVE the wall art. Where did it come from? Can’t wait to see the finished product! And I’m totally copying you on the trays from West Elm. :)

  • Reply
    Hannah J
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t wait to see your finished product!

  • Reply
    Dana Beth
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    oooh fingers crossed

  • Reply
    heather s.
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I can’t wait to see the final pictures! I love everything you’ve picked so far!

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    kcartwri@aol.com
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    LOVE that chand!!!!!!!!! All of your choices are absolutely beautiful!

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    Mrs. Foot
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    That looks amazing! Makes me want to redo our bedroom!

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    Kelley Moore
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    The room is, indeed, coming together! Love that black light fixture; it must have its own gravitational pull, because I can’t look away!

    Crate & Barrel gift card, wow! In case anyone would like to carry around their new gift card in something exceptionally cute, enter follow me on Twitter @kelleylmoore to enter my own giveaway! This week: the flyest travel wallet and luggage tag!
    Check out the rules here: http://bit.ly/dAM7af

  • Reply
    Kelsi
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    I would LOVE to win the giftcard! Your room looks like it’s coming along great!

  • Reply
    Allison
    June 2, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Your bedroom make-over has me loving everything gray. I think the gray combo with yellow is so fresh. I can’t wait to see the whole bedroom put together!

  • Reply
    Meghan
    June 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Like everyone else, I can’t wait to see the final pictures! Everything you do always looks so good. If you ever get bored, you’re welcome to come to my house!

  • Reply
    Denise
    June 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    I love it all – especially the rug!

  • Reply
    Courtney
    June 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Love your new design. Great color palate.

  • Reply
    Jenna
    June 2, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    These colors are at the top of my favorites list so I’m interested to see how they all come together in your room, especially with that light fixture. Thanks for sharing!

  • Reply
    Bridget
    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I can’t wait to see how the room turns out!

  • Reply
    Julie
    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Wow – I love the pics you’ve provided so far. And since I love your style, I’m sure to think the room is fabulous. I can’t wait to see pictures (especially of the Edison lamp, because it’s the only part I can’t really picture in the room). Oh, and the Crate & Barrel gift card would be awesome!!!

  • Reply
    Jennifer
    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • Reply
    Kendalyn
    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    I can’t wait to see the final pictures!

  • Reply
    andrea
    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Hooray for a new bedroom! I’ve been coveting West Elm’s lacquer trays and boxes, especially that yellow. Delicious.

  • Reply
    mary-beth
    June 2, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Love the colors. Can’t wait for the pictures of the room once it’s finished!

  • Reply
    Renee
    June 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Beautiful! Cannot wait to see the finished product!

    And also rather excited about the bonus giveaway… especially since I read daily and would have commented anyway!

  • Reply
    Brigite
    June 2, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    I love those bookends.

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