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
    beccaf
    June 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    Looks great. I love your rug.

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    christine
    June 2, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I love the textures, patterns and color combination. Look forward to seeing the final room!

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    bethany
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    It is coming together nicely … I love the colors and the accessories fit in with everything quite nicely.

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    MJ
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    i love how green and gray look together!

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    Tess
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Oh I like that rug a lot! Can’t wait to see the final product!

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    Meagan
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    i’m so excited for the big reveal and that gift card would be like gold to me, i’m moving to a new apartment in august!

  • Reply
    Kim
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Love to follow along with your makeover as I do mine. It’s fun to see the contrasting ideas.

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    Pam
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I love all the pieces! I’m sure they’ll come together nicely!

  • Reply
    kathleen
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I loved your bedroom before, so I know you will do a great job with this update.

  • Reply
    Kelly
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    Great choices! Also, I love C+B :)

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    Aly
    June 2, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    I love the green and gray together. Can’t wait to see the finished look! I am glad you went for the funky light fixture.

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    carolyn
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Oooh, LOVE the color combination. Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

  • Reply
    Jessica Johnston
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Great work – come decorate my house!!! :) Love that bookshelf.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Cannot wait to see the completed project! You have the most amazing style…

  • Reply
    liz @ bon temps beignet
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Can’t wait to see it ‘done’!

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    Deda
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    love those stripe sheets

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    Danielle
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I can’t wait to see the finished product – please count me in for the giveaway!
    – Danielle
    other-option AT hotmail DOT com

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    Lisa
    June 2, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    I can’t wait to see before & after pictures!

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    DrayaAnn
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Things look nice. Those sheets are my fav. so far.

  • Reply
    Elizabeth C
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love what you’ve picked. I especially adore the light fixture. What fun!

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    Jennifer
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Looking great, Nicole! I am very excited to see the pictures. I just bought a house and have no idea how to decorate, so your posts are always an inspiration. Thanks!

  • Reply
    BD
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I saw that chandelier last night in a silicon valley conference room, and my first thought was, “that would look better in a bedroom!”

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    Mary
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    i’m excited to see your bedroom come together! i think that light fixture is really cool :) great time for a c&b giveaway – i’m debating whether or not i should buy another cake stand!

    thanks! mary

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    Kellie R
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love how the room is coming together. It is great motivation for me. Our bedroom is currently lacking in every area especially in color – everything is WHITE. I am looking forward to seeing the end result.

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    michelle
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    can’t wait to see it!!!!

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    :::Lyzz:::
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished product.

  • Reply
    Abigail
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I love all the gray!

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    Lisa T
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I really love those wooden boxes. The whole room looks great!

  • Reply
    kate
    June 2, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I’m so excited to see it all come together! I just started reading your blog and I love your style!

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    Christa
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love how your room is coming together! I can’t wait to see it all finished.

    I could definitely use that $100… I am about to move into a new place and I can’t wait to decorate! Crate and Barrel is one of my favorite stores too!

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    Focipresley (Bon)
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I’m loving the grey tones – so into that right now!

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    Wyetha
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I love your accessories, and anything that’s the color gray. Your styleboard is fantatic.

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    mudrick
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Love the fresh green…can’t wait to see the finished bedroom!

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    cassie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    love that rug! I never win anything but boy could I use this one, we moved last weekend and the movers broke 1/3 of the new crate and barrel dishes we’d gotten for our wedding. cross your fingers for me!

  • Reply
    Terri
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I can’t wait to see this!

  • Reply
    Jacqueline
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I’m new here and have been pouring through your archives! Thanks so much for the generous giveaway.

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    Amy G
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Congrats on the new room! Love the sheets!

  • Reply
    Helen
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Love the paisley bedspread.

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    Amy
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Love the green! Can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    Melissa B
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Love the color scheme…so cute!

  • Reply
    Joanna
    June 2, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Your bedroom is going to look fantastic, as always:) I just love your style:) I want that light fixture!

  • Reply
    Amy R
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Love those grey striped sheets! Can’t wait to see the final product!

  • Reply
    Alissa
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I love the bedding – I can’t wait to see it all together!

  • Reply
    Kristin
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Go Crate and Barrel!

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    Nichole @ Sparrows Nest
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    I know you have your reservations about the “spider” chandelier. But, I’m excited to see how it turns out. I think it will add a little edge in there. Good stuff.

  • Reply
    Brooke
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Love the bedding! Can’t wait to see the finished room :)

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    Amanda
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    can’t wait to see the finished room! love the bedding!

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    Jessica
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    You have the exact bedding I wanted! That’s what I would get with the gift card lol. Can’t wait to see it all pulled together!

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    Elizabeth
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    can’t wait to see it all together! i love the grey tones.

  • Reply
    Melissa Irvin
    June 2, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Can’t wait to see the reveal! I have really enjoyed what you have shown so far – seeing it all come together will be magical, I’m sure!

  • Reply
    Ashley
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    You’re such a tease! I thought you’d post pics now. lol

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    Annie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I have those same striped sheets and they are lovely! They work with my grey and yellow color scheme in my bedroom, and i just love seeing how you’re making them work with your greens. Lovely job.

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    Marcie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I’ve had my eye on that same duvet set for quite awhile. Anxious to see how it all comes together in your bedroom before I decide for sure. I’m sure it’ll be great!

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    Jessica
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    oh goody! As a grad student I’m a little broke right now, but there are some great summery items I’ve been lusting after in the C&B catalog. Can’t wait to see the reveal pictures of the bedroom!

  • Reply
    Jay
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    Very nice! Love the color, sophisticated.

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    Robin
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    As always, full of inspiration and ideas! I love those wooden boxes from West Elm. :-)

  • Reply
    achristinaw
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    i just started working on my bedroom too (it has been a slow process!). can’t wait to see your end product!

  • Reply
    Mia
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    What a fun, crisp room! I can’t wait to see how it turns out!

  • Reply
    Bryn
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I could really use that gift card for our new house! Can’t wait to see your master. <3

  • Reply
    Elle G
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I love how all of the bedding goes together! Unexpected but really lovely.

  • Reply
    Ana Santos
    June 2, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    I loved the light fixture you chose! Can’t wait to see it in your bedroom!

  • Reply
    Jada
    June 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Absolutely love, love Crate & Barrel … so fingers crossed …

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    julie m
    June 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    I think this is awesome! I have a west elm green duvet and i’ve been toying with grey on my walls. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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    judy
    June 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Oh, I’ve been waiting for some bar stools to go on sale at C&B (crossing fingers…)!

    I love that rug and cannot wait to see the finished bedroom.

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    Sarah
    June 2, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    Oooh, I really like those wood boxes.

  • Reply
    Heather Byrne
    June 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    I love the colors…gray and green my fav!

  • Reply
    molly
    June 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    This has been fun to follow! Thanks for the change at the gift card.

  • Reply
    Angela
    June 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Love your choices. I can’t wait to see the finished product – you have such great taste!

  • Reply
    nichole
    June 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    You have NO IDEA how jealous I am of your talent to put things together. I would never know where to start, or I’d pick too bright of colors and it’d look like a kids room. LOVELY as always!

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    Nikki Anne
    June 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Wow! Can’t wait to see the pics!

  • Reply
    Kate
    June 2, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Can’t wait to see the finished thing!

  • Reply
    Kristen
    June 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    So so *so* lovely!

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    sue b.
    June 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    I cant wait to see the pics, I do also have a brown tufted bed, and I had picked a lighter grey color for the walls, I am very intrigued with the green bedding, and I would definitely need a new bedding… I could use a gift card!

    thanks
    for the giveaway

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    Janelle
    June 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Can’t wait to see what it looks like when it’s finished!! We just bought a house in October and are FINALLY getting around to getting the master bedroom worked on. It still needs a TON of work, and I’m drawing lots of inspiration from your site!! LOVE it and your ideas!! Your style is so much like mine and is very inspiring :)

  • Reply
    Emily
    June 2, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    Hi Nicole,

    I love the light fixture! I am so inspired by your sense of style!

  • Reply
    Jamie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Can’t wait to see the reveal- that lighting alone looks like it’ll be amazing!!

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    Katie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    We debated about the paisley duvet as well, and yeah…we’re still debating. So I can’t wait to see how your room turns out! Perhaps it will be motivation to make a decision? Can’t wait to see!

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    Kirstin Shrode
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    You’re always spreading the love, Nicole. :) I’m thinking maybe I need to get myself an American Express card.

    Your bedroom is going to be amazing. I really admire your style.

  • Reply
    Shannon
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Can’t wait to see it either! The light fixture is definitely my favorite element so far!

  • Reply
    pappel
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    Love your wall color and the rug. Cannot wait to see the completed room.

  • Reply
    Amanda
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I love C&B and I totally love your blog! So glad that I found it!

  • Reply
    sarah
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    wow. Love the colors.
    IMy favorite colors are green and yellow.
    Can’t wait to see who wins the giveaway!!

  • Reply
    Aimee Ritchie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I love this site! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  • Reply
    hanna
    June 2, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    I really love the grey & white striped sheets. Can’t wait to see the full reveal.

  • Reply
    Jodie
    June 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Lovely bedding. Thankyou for the chance to win.

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    Christina
    June 2, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I love this site! I just discovered it a couple of weeks ago but I am already addicted!
    I love everything you have selected for your new room too! We have bedding similar to your solid green quilt in our room, but our sheets are the same green as the quilt and I loved the combo when I bought it… but now it seems a little flat. I am inspired to find a new sheet set to liven the place up a bit. Thanks!

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    Funnelcloud Rachel
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    See, I’m impressed that you got the bedroom done in only four days – because we’ve been in our house for two years and still haven’t gotten to painting/decorating/furnishing the bedroom! (Which is why that gift card would come in mighty handy!)

  • Reply
    Chantel I.
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I’m really enjoying watching you put your bedroom together. The green bedding will look great with the dark accents.

  • Reply
    Kate
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Can’t wait to see it all come together!

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    Adventures In Babywearing
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I would love to win. I am wanting new everyday dishes and cups for the kitchen.

    Steph

  • Reply
    LJ
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    So cute! Can’t wait to see the whole room.

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    Danielle
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    oooo! Pick me! You did a great job with the colors.

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    kimberly
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    lovely greys! i like all this coordinated planning… i’m such a hodge podge when it comes to decorating.

  • Reply
    kayla
    June 2, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    love the changes you’re making and LOVE crate and barrel!

  • Reply
    Meghan
    June 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I’m in love with that lighting fixture and can’t wait to see what it looks like in the finished room.

  • Reply
    Diana Smith
    June 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I would love to win this! Your blog is so fun to read, always have new and inspiring ideas. Love what you do! Keep it up!!

  • Reply
    Savannah Kirsche
    June 2, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    I love that metal wall art that you bought! I wish I had enough wall space!

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

    HOORAY! I love Crate and Barrel. Thanks so much for hosting and for sharing your always inspirational rooms!

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

    Can’t wait to see how the Edison light looks!

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    Becky
    June 2, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    I’m so excited to see the room come together!

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