kristinaandsarah640kristina-roomLast year my friend Kristina finished renovating her home from top to bottom. She selected all the fixtures and finishes herself while managing all the sub-contractors. The house turned out AMAZING but after undertaking such a huge project, being a mother to two boys, and co-running her blog 100 Layer Cake, she ran out of steam on the decor. I am all too familiar with how much work going through a renovation can be and now, as she is expecting her third babe, I teamed up with Hotel Collection, Home Design Studio and the Martha Stewart Collection, all exclusive to Macy’s, to give her a well deserved bedroom makeover! I am using the term makeover lightly as it is more of a bedroom finishing, since Kristina got off to a great start, but here is how I revamped and completed the space.

minimal-rustic-modernminimal-rustic-modern2Kristina has great style, it’s modern and minimal while still warm and inviting. I wanted to keep her room bright and open and bring in pieces that finish off the space without taking too much away from her clean aesthetic. She already had the awesome bed so that was what we used as a jumping off point.

minimal-rustic-modern10minimal-rustic-modern8minimal-rustic-modern4I started by bringing in new bedding from Macy’s. New luxury sheets, new duvet and cover, new pillows, new patterned shams and a quilt… the whole shebang. Inspired by the pattern in the shams we went with a new rug that mimicked the geometric shapes. Next I selected side tables as nightstands and a bench to frame out the bed. If a room allows I always like to have stools, a bench, or a settee at the foot of a bed, to add an extra layer. In this case I went with a warm leather bench that ticks both Kristina’s modern and natural boxes and anchors the light colored bedding.

minimal-rustic-modern5minimal-rustic-modern6minimal-rustic-modern7Next I brought in smaller decor items that each serve a function, in addition to looking pretty, and give the room a more lived in feel. I chose glass jewelry boxes to store Kristina’s baubles because they don’t take up too much visual weight but catch your eye with just the right amount of gold (much like the decanter of water on the other nightstand). The glass keeps things open and bright, like the rest of the space. I also brought in some white vases in various sizes to hold greenery and to add dimension while still keeping it all light.

minimal-rustic-modern11minimal-rustic-modern3An Ivory macramé wall hanging, some blonde wood stools, storage baskets tucked under the nightstands, a pair of large table lamps, and a tray ready for morning coffee finish off the space.

And now for a couple before and afters…


minimal-rustic-modern12As you can see the room was beautiful before. I actually love the rug but for the sake of a change we switched it out, Kristina was ready for something new.


minimal-rustic-modern13Now Kristina and her husband have a serene space to call their own each night.

Shop the look, available only at Macy’s and Hotel Collection Sheet Set Flat & Fitted // Martha Stewart Collection Shams // Martha Stewart Collection Quilt // Hotel Collection Down Alternative Comforter // Hotel Collection Duvet Cover // Home Design Studio Glass Jewelry Boxes // Home Design Studio Vases // Serving Tray // Home Design Studio Sunburst Mirror // Hotel Collection Gold Glass Decanter // Hotel Collection Mugs Macramé Wall Hanging // Stools // Leather Bench // Nightstands // Lamps // Rug from Coco Carpets

This makeover was done in collaboration with Hotel Collection, Home Design Studio, and the Martha Stewart Collection, thanks for supporting the sponsors that keep this blog going. x

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