Now that you’ve seen the kitchen… let’s take a peek upstairs, shall we? Because the kitchen wasn’t the only thing we redid.
Granted, other than the floors (goodbye gross dog-stained carpet) the changes are mostly cosmetic. But it still makes a huge difference when you compare what it looked like before…
Of course, more big blank walls that still need art…
Patience, grasshopper, patience.
We may still be lacking in the big art department (that’s an investment I’m not willing to rush into), but these two small pieces that we hung above our nightstands delight me to no end. Our designer pointed us to local artist Ed Nash for these original pieces, which were reasonably priced and a great way to get some original art into our lives in an affordable way. They go perfectly above the nightstands, one for him, and one for her (the ‘her’ version having a little more hot pink in the mix, love it!)
I love that the nightstands are crazy cat lady themed (or, for Taylor’s side, crazy cat guy). You know you have a great designer when she shows up with multiple cat-themed books round out your collection and pretty-up your bedside tables. Especially when she herself is allergic. That’s a good friend right there. ;)
Crazy cat themed bedroom is crazy cat approved.
The very first thing we picked out for this room were these Cylinder Telescoping Wall Lights from Rejuvenation. I saw them on Pinterest and fell instantly in love, and they are what prompted me to reach out to Rejuvenation to begin with (because, why not, right?) It was quite possibly the easiest decision we made during the entire process. I mean, I can’t tell you how long it took us to pick out the nightstands, or the bed… or even the bedding (which I adore, btw, shouldn’t have even thought twice about it).
I was hesitant at first about the brass, considering everything else in the house is stainless, chrome, or raw metal. But it works, especially in the bedroom where it definitely helps to warm things up a bit.
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And you know what I’ve learned throughout this whole process? Mixing metals (or woods, for that matter) isn’t a bad thing, and in fact it helps a space feel more eclectic, a space that’s been collected over time. Not everything has to match, and in fact it’s probably better if it doesn’t.
I can’t tell you enough how much I love this room. Not only do we now have a window (I know, it seems like a given, but our old bedroom was a cave with no windows. Perfect for sleeping but horrible for ever waking up) but we also have more space and room to breathe and reading lights (also another thing that should be but isn’t necessarily a given).
Our old bedroom was just that, a bedroom, but this room actually feels like a master bedroom.
Sources (for those interested):
(Rejuvenation generously provided products for this renovation. Know that all opinions expressed are purely my own, and these are products I would have purchased regardless of any partnership affiliation. Some affiliate links below.)
- Wall Lights: Cylinder Telescoping Wall Light from Rejuvenation
- Bed: Grid-Tufted Upholstered Bed (steel gray linen) from West Elm
- Bedside Tables: Terrace Side Tables from West Elm
- Wall Art: Ed Nash (local Nashville artist)
- Bedding: Chita bedding from Jay St. Block Print Co/John Lewis
- Pillows: Ombre throw pillows and Nadia Dot gold embroidered pillow
- Books: Cat Lady Chic, Artists and their Cats, Men with Cats (sensing a theme here?), The Lady in Gold, The Andy Warhol Diaries, Pantone: The Twentieth Century in Color
- Interior Design consulting/styling: Kendall Simmons (seriously, she’s amazing. And even if you’re not local check out her e-design services!)
You’ll also recall the open shelving from downstairs, both in the kitchen and living room. That’s all Rejuvenation, both Industrial Iron Shelf Brackets and White Lacquered Shelving. They are super heavy duty and we don’t worry whatsoever about putting heavy stuff on them or chipping the finish.
The other place you’ll spot Rejuvenation in our home is in the dining room, and these LED Filament bulbs. I love the look of old fashioned Edison-style filament bulbs; with all these retro and industrial light fixtures available now they seem to be a requirement. But, despite the cool factor, they are wildly inefficient. Seeing as we replaced just about every other bulb in our house with energy efficient LED bulbs, I was beyond excited to see an LED filament bulb available from Rejuvenation, which worked perfectly in an exposed situation like our dining room light fixture.
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I love how fun and colorful those books make your nightstands! Glass nightstands can be kinda boring otherwise, but you turned them into something great. Love it.
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I love the chandeliers and I really don’t like the one we currently have above our kitchen table so I would probably start there. Maybe either the Momo 6 arm or the Bauer?
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I really need drawer pulls for my kitchen drawers! There’s so many nice options. I like the large Massey drawer pull in polished nickel.
The first thing I would buy are some lamp fixtures for my porch.
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I’d get some cargo string lights and surprise my daughter with them. She loves lights outside
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The first thing I would get would be one of the gorgeous mid century wood lamps, I think! So much my aesthetic. :)
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There are so many great things to choose from! I think one of the first things I would invest in would be some farmhouse pendant lights. They are just gorgeous!
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We are in dire need of new sheets — my choice would be the Belgian Flax Linen Set!
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Also indecisive here. I love everything rejuvenation! Rugs, hardware, and lighting. I’m adding open shelving to my kitchen soon, so maybe I’d pick those shelves and brackets first.
Where to begin… I would love to have the Miles Copper Flush Mount Schoolhouse Fixture to take the place of my fluorescent strip light fixtures with the wires hanging out. I have looked several years for the perfect light to go over my kitchen sink. This is it!
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I love the Romance Revival Entry Light!
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I’d get the wooden wall sconces for my bedroom to replace my dated and falling down brass lamps next to the bed.
I love the vintage storage. Honestly I love anything vintage. You have some really cool stuff!
The Crosby stool in walnut would be a perfect addition to my kitchen!
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The Bingham Triple Sconce in Rubbed Bronze for my bathroom, and maybe also a restored chandelier for my dining room!!
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Ahh, I absolutely love it! The light not the wall and the side tables are my favorite. Rejuvenation is so great! I would put this towards their Sunburst Mirror in Gold. This would be perfect for my living room and would add so much to my boring wall!
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I absolutely would purchase the LED light bulb. I did not purchase my dream pendant lights because the bulbs were not eco friendly. Now I will. So happy you mentioned these.
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I would be two of these galvanized planters for my front walkway.
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