I got pretty lucky as a freshman in college (twss) because I was paired with an amazing roommate.
Picture this: southern-suburban-girl-with-hot-pink-plaid-comforter-and-tube-tops (hi) meets Connecticut-beach-girl-who-wore-linen-baggy-pants-on-our-first-night-out-in-college. You wouldn't have thunk it then, but it was truly love at first sight. And the beginning of an amazing friendship : )
Yup, I picked one of the oldest and silliest pics of us that I could find. Cuz I'm cool like that.
My sweet Courtney is starting a new life in Manhattan with her fiance, Matt. And that includes a fabulous new apartment (well, not really new... a 1920's hotel that Babe Ruth used to stay in!). And, lucky me, she asked me for some "whatcha think" advice as far as their new pad's decor!
So Court emailed me a few pictures of their new place and gave me an idea of what they are looking for.
Here's what she said: dark, romantic, contemporary, sexy and a little bit rock and roll.
(yes, we've both grown a little bit since our linen pants and hot pink comforter days!)
And she sent me a picture of some pillows that she wants to keep in the room. I decided to pull all of the colors out of those pillows, since I knew it was an element she definitely loved.
Here's what I came up with.
It's all in there- romantic wall art (how great is that "extraordinary love print"!!?), dark and moody chocolate walls, a modern, sophisticated headboard, a glam mirror and all of their favorite colors from the pillows.
As for the headboard, I would absolutely suggest making that a DIY project (great tutorial here). That cuts down costs and allows for more expensive things in the budget, like the West Elm chevron rug.
And guess what? Court and Matt have already started painting their new bedroom. Check it out!
Looking good, isn't it?!?
Got a design dilemma you'd like some help with? Or are you simply interested in a custom mood board for a room in your house? I'd love to whip one up for you! Just shoot me an email!
The Girl Creative