Time for a new edition of Making it Yours! Our tastes change over time and our homes should reflect that, but we don’t chuck everything and start from scratch each time we’re ready for something new. Instead, the things we love get moved around as we reimagine how they might fit into our homes in new ways.
I’ll be using this pink Persian-style rug as a jumping off point for three room designs, showing how one piece can be used in several ways.
So pretty, right? All right. I’m doing this one a bit differently. Normally I pull the whole thing together and only present the three designs, but this time I’m sharing the thought process behind it all. That’s always the part that’s most interesting to me from other people, so I’m hoping you guys are into it too. Let me know how you like it?
First up, I imagined the rug in a fun, girly bedroom with a pink upholstered bed. (I’m thinking this is for a very lucky tween/teenager getting her dream room makeover.)
Between the headboard and the rug, that’s already a lot of look. I would add simple black and white textiles to complement but not compete. A stripe or similar pattern for the window treatments, and then white bedding with a black border and plain white sheets.
CURTAINS: Emily & Meritt Sweet Scallop Drapes • Striped Slate Ikat Curtains • Corben Plaid Curtains
BEDDING: Fieldcrest Classic Hotel Duvet Set • The Linden Black Border Duvet Set • Häxört Duvet Set • Trio Shale Duvet Cover
Painted black nightstands would be a nice graphic punch amongst all the pink, but I thought the texture of raffia would be a better choice here. The design is already skewing young, and painted case goods can sometimes read as ‘kid furniture’.
Next, I wanted a wooden dresser to bring in another natural material — something with mid-century lines. As I pulled that into the design though, I realized I didn’t like the raffia nightstands together with it, so those went in a different direction.
Yep, better. For lighting, I was thinking white ceramic lamps.
Time for art! I don’t necessarily match the art to the room; I look for something that I think the person living with this design would be into. Any of these would be a good fit, and I included a couple of mirrors too.
ART: Floating, Alice Gao • Potted Fiddle Leaf Fig, Catherine Jones • Colorblock, Catherine Jones • Nina Scalloped Mirror • Stockholm Walnut Mirror • Junius Round Gold Mirror • Pink Flight, Timothy Hogan • Pierrepont Place Silver Frame • Hydrangeas — Flowers for Aiden, Lulie Wallace
Then the finishing touches, and here’s how it all came together! The ceiling fan is all about function, and the pink princess phone is all form. Blush pink walls, a pink bed and carpet, and cute accessories make this a pretty girlish room, but there are just enough sleek lines and finishes to keep it interesting. I even snuck that raffia texture back in there as a trio of baskets.
Next time, we’ll see a different take on the same rug. I love putting these Making it Yours posts together, but do you like seeing the different items I considered as I worked on it? Is it too much, or do you like the additional options?