Screens in the bedroom

I love the idea of using a screen behind a headboard. Screens also look pretty as a headboard but I prefer screen floating behind a headboard from a functionality and layered design stand point! This top room by Nick Olsen, is one of my current favorites!
This picture has been around for a long time but I LOVE this bedroom and screen.
Vintage Screens are my favorite! This room incorporates a very cool balance of modern and traditional design idea.
This is a great use of a tiny space. Not enough closet storage? Set up racks to display your best and fun pieces.

Loving – Serena and Lily

The summer issue of the Serena and Lily catalog arrived over the weekend. I am happy to say, every page was inspiring! I love their bedding and was delighted to see that they added some additional “grown up” sized duvets and sheets in beautiful colors and patterns. They also have a few fresh dhurrie rug options. As usual, their kiddie rooms were gorgeous! I am going to try and finish up Emerson’s room this month. I can’t wait to share the “after” photos with you!
I would love to paint some older wood floors white and add a painted fret work pattern much like this one.

narrowed it down!


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I took a break from my own home design this summer..but now with Fall approaching {can’t really believe it’s 9.1} I need to finish my baby girl’s nursery! I of course always love sharing my finished spaces with you, so I’ll be sure to do so..! I’ve definitely decided I am going to design her headboard {there is a guest bed, that will eventually be her bed in the room} and call it Emerson {her name} and add it to my furniture line! {that’s in the works and will be open, for sale, and added to my website by mid-winter – beyond excited about this!}..So here’s my question to you..because you may be future customers right? What’s your favorite? I will of course tweak the design a bit, but I’m leaning towards a timeless, feminine feel! {oh and would I love to use Leontine Linens? – you bet cha,, but unless they have a huge sale, it’s not going to happen in a child’s room}
{ps. I’m off to West Elm to pick out my rug – see previous post here}


My belly is beginning to pop so I’m really starting to pull together my two “nursery concepts”. I opted not to know the gender of my baby, so I’m creating two schemes…boy or girl! I know I want {need} to include a bed in the room for occasional guests, but this bed will also eventually be my “little ones” nest. Below are possible headboard selections I’m drawn to. {please disregard the color – I’m looking more at the shapes}. Ideally I would LOVE to start on something asap, so if I choose a bed option I could use a neutral color fabric that would work with either schematic….
I think these two {above and below} could really go either way!

I’ve always LOVED this bed, the green shade is perfect.


I’ve long loved this headboard. I would like to include an embroidered design on the headboard if it’s a girl…

I love the softness and femininity of this bed.

Images: ?, Melissa Rufty, via everything LEB, Krista Ewart via Domino, Anthropologie, Caitlin Moran, ?

Design Tip + Trick – Inspirational Images

In lieu of a traditional upholstered headboard, why not try something different. Maybe a tapestry, panels, a large mirror, a found object, a barn-door….there are endless possibilities and some can be executed on a dime!! Here are some ideas…..

An 18th century tapestry.
Image: Elle Decor
Here they used a mirror, the fun house mirror from Troy to be exact. Quite glamorous!

Image: Elle Decor

If you own an upholstered bed and want to add some depth to the space, try covering the wall behind the bed in an Asian themed wall-covering. Pictured here is a custom bed with a de Gournay hand-painted silk paper.
Image: I can’t recall where I found this, may have been a Boston area magazine.

Vertically oriented panels covered in a faux leather, can make a small space appear larger. This is a great bed to read in. Faux leather is cost effective and can easily be wiped clean..

Image: Met Home

Hacienda Headboard by Casamidy, from Vivre.

A headboard resembling a wooden screen. Screens make a great backdrop for a bed!