Making it Yours (MiY)

MiY 4: Making the Bed(room)

I’m working on my fourth edition of Making it Yours! This one will be a little different; instead of following one piece of furniture through five different rooms, we’ll be following four pieces of bedroom furniture through five different looks. It’s been a fun exercise for me, but I also think it’s true to real life and therefore more true to what MiY is all about.

MiY 4: Making the Bed(room)

In this edition, we’ll have a wooden bed, a set of two tables, a sconce for each side of the bed, and a small sofa. I chose that sofa in green velvet to give myself a bit of a challenge, and to show that you don’t have to cling to beige for versatility. If you love a color or a print, you can find a way to make it work in a variety of ways!

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  • Kathleen
    January 27, 2010 at 10:55 am

    Yay! A new MiY! I not only love the way you design the imagined rooms but I love the way you design your moodboards. Can’t wait to see this series.

  • Charity
    January 27, 2010 at 11:28 am

    i just love these! I tried to do one for my room the other day. It didnt work out like yours. So i think i’ll just leave it up to you for the beautiful ideas from now on. Keep up the awesomness!!

  • Kim @ Yellow Brick Home
    January 27, 2010 at 11:32 am

    That couch should be mind. Oh, if only I had the space.

    It’s beautiful, and I love that you went with the green velvet. Such a rich, neutral color.

    Can’t wait to see what you have in store!

  • Beth
    January 27, 2010 at 12:24 pm


  • Susan
    January 27, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    I can hardly wait to see what you’re going to come up with. The pieces you’ve chosen already have me excited! They are beautiful!

  • laura trevey
    January 27, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    love the bed and it’s simplicity! beautiful ~~

  • Sarah S
    January 27, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I have been dying to get wall mounted swing arm sconces for our room, so this excites me! Although, I think that price is a little out of my range. I can only wish we had room for a couch in our bedroom though. Barely enough room for the bed.

    • Making it Lovely
      January 29, 2010 at 9:49 pm

      I wish my bedroom had space too! I get to live vicariously through these mood boards sometimes. ;)

  • Danielle
    January 27, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Yay! We almost bought those C&B side tables, but were afraid they looked too traditional for our room. I’m looking forward to seeing how you use them!

  • The Glamorous Housewife
    January 27, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    Oh Yay! I am so excited for this new version. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. Oh, btw, your new business cards are adorbs!

    Thanks doll,
    The Glamorous Housewife

  • Redlilocks
    January 27, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    Oooh I’m so excited! I will shortly be purchasing a deep olive green velvet chesterfield sofa so can’t wait to see what you do with it! Love love love the sconces as well…

  • Alice
    January 27, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    My husband and I are saving up for those side tables right now – love them! Can’t wait to see what you put together for the room.

  • Lindsey G
    January 27, 2010 at 1:54 pm

    Ahhhh just the MOTIVATION/INSPIRATION I need to get going on my own MIY redo of the ol’ bedroom… Love your work!

  • Laura Gaskill
    January 27, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    I can’t wait to see what you come up with! And lucky me – I am in the process of revamping my bedroom, so this is just perfect timing as I am so drawn to your sense of style and I will be sure to gain a few excellent ideas! And psst – I am one of your classmates in BYW :) Hope you are having a lovely day!

  • jbhat
    January 27, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Such pretty pieces. This should be fun!

  • pj
    January 27, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    can’t wait to see this! love these pieces and you ALWAYS do an incredible job!!

  • Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife
    January 27, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    I adore the green couch!

  • jules @the diversion project
    January 27, 2010 at 5:03 pm

    V. cool idea – people always want to change up their look, but can’t change big ticket items that readily. Look forward to seeing the options!

    That sofa and light are fabulous, oh this is going to be so good :)


  • Patti
    January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Oooo! New Inspiration to the rescue :)
    Looking forward to it.

  • Jules
    January 27, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Since I have a green sofa, I am especially excited to see how this turns out. :)

  • Buttercup
    January 27, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I am way too excited about this. Your posts are such an inspiration! They always make me want to change things up in my apartment.

  • Ashley H.
    January 28, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Can’t wait to see what you do with these pieces! Especially that delicious green couch…

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  • Mudroom Boston
    January 28, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    I can’t wait to see it! And I love the green couch…Nate Berkus?

  • Mudroom Boston
    January 28, 2010 at 2:22 pm

    Oops…just realized the boards are up! Yes, Nate Berkus!