High ceilings and large windows create the most beautiful spaces. This particular neutral home (via Entrance) has that, plus modern and classic details weaved throughout the home. And there are plenty of raw wood moments to keep things casual. I love homes like this that keep you guessing as you view each room.

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It’s been freezing temperatures here in my hood. It’s so cold that all I want to do is stay in my bed and not face the cold cold world. These bedrooms are looking mighty cozy comfy to me. The bedding is what immediately caught my attention. The look of basic, organic linens are everything. These 3 rooms are casual yet beautiful. I would take all 3!

Images: Coco Lapine Design, Lobster and Swan, 79 Ideas.

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I was browsing Derek Swalwell’s photography portfolio and fell in love with some of the bedrooms that he has shot. They vary from warm to stylish to just really really relaxing and cool. Bedrooms can be easily overlooked, but my belief is that bedrooms should be a priority since you spend a whole lot of time in that space. Here are some simple tips to help take a bedroom from boring to beautiful.

1. Paint your bedroom a dark, moody color. Even if it’s just an accent wall, that will immediately create ambiance and drama.

2. On the opposite side, paint your bedroom bright white. And then layer patterns, textures and color around the room.

3. Invest in great linens. What makes your favorite hotel, your favorite hotel is most likely the bedding. Create that same feel by updating your sheets and comforter. Don’t be afraid to spend a little more. You won’t regret it.

4. Create your own abstract art. If you are wanting a large piece of art but can’t afford to invest in one, make your own. Use colors and shapes that you are normally drawn to.

5. Add gold and a hide, and you are set. Gold makes any space look fancier and cooler. And a hide will bring warmth.

6. Pastels are still cool. And they look oh so lovely in the bedroom. Make sure to pair them with neutrals.






Blankets are an investment that keep on giving. I bought my favorite wool blanket a few years ago and still use it frequently. Milo and Mitzy and Forestry Home have joined together in an exclusive design collaboration. The Circle/Grid blanket is 100% New Zealand wool made in EU. You can purchase it through Piece Makers and or Forestry.