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Create A Cozy Bedroom in 5 Steps

Create A Cozy Bedroom in 5 Steps

Design a cozy bedroom in five steps! We share how-to’s from a recent installation so you can follow along.

1. Pattern 

This cozy retreat was created for a lucky 8-year-old girl with the intent for her to grow with the the room for years to come! (Her dad’s hope is the room will make it through college!) We first selected a color palette, largely developed around these fabulous new Kate Spade by Kravet fabrics. Sooooo inspiring!

2. Color

A lively but soft aqua paint color was the perfect backdrop for the white washable bedding and cozy fur pillows. One of my design signatures has always been painted ceilings. Especially when dealing with an 8 foot ceiling on the second floor…it wraps the room in color and takes away any ceiling site line. I seldom vary from this popular paint tip!

3. Bedding and Drapery 

The fabrics gave easy thought to the entire palette of coral, white, and aqua with splashes of black contrast. They are youthful enough to please this cute gal, yet sophisticated enough to not be juvenile. Springing into create mode was easy enough with these selections! Having the throw be completely washable makes using white sensible even for a youth design.

Although the photo doesn’t demonstrate it, these drapery panels are a shimmery white linen with a bit of a metallic thread. Topped with this coral Kate Spade trim…a double row of dots, the effect was perfection and glamour all at the same time. What is it about polka dots, anyway?!

4. Lighting 

We selected white lacquer bedside tables and a coordinating cool dresser, added this matte silver Libby Langdon pendant, and found the perfect wall sculptures from my store, Black-eyed Susan, to complete the look. White ceramic lamps in a hip octagon shape added a youthful degree of style.

5. Accessories

Often, when in the final stages of installation, something new comes in the store to make our vision sheer perfection, and the Tibetan Lamb throw in mint above was just that! That’s the beauty of having a fabulously current retail store to back you! Wow. Perfection.

This is a view of the bathroom accessories as I was making my pattern template for hanging. She has her own bathroom off the bedroom and we blended them together to make a suite of exciting design.

So, go for it! Select your pattern, make a statement with color, choose bedding and drapery and add the accents to complete your own personal look. But then again, you could always leave that to us! We’re full of ideas all day long.

Atlanta Market Report, Day 5

Atlanta Market Report, Day 5

Summer market in Atlanta is the perfect place to resource new vendors for additional summer and fourth quarter merchandise. This week we walked several floors of The Gardens in search of hip outdoor furniture and cool resources for summer entertaining with style. We weren’t disappointed!


On the top of our favorite color list for sure…coral! This powder coated small bistro set, imported from France,really stole the show. Many colors, many styles and affordable as well! There are larger, more substantial chairs as well and many table options. Ohsosusan for sure!


…who doesn’t need a pillow that indicates the weather and your mood?! “Rain” on one side and solid on the other for sunny days and outside play. Color options, all in Sunbrella performance fabrics. I. Want.

This fabulous find will make your party planning stylish and convenient! Polka dots, stripes, chevron…color after color, you choose! Baking cups, muffin and cupcake papers and candy or cookie bags…oh, so cute! I’m planning on taking special orders for my first order placement. Stop by and review your options, I’ll put your order in with mine at a special discounted price to get us all on point together. I can’t wait!

Cute furniture, outdoor rugs that pop, baking papers to match and custom phrasing on your pillows. What more could a girl ask for? (Well, maybe a cooking buddy and a someone to hang the paper lanterns.) Stop by for more inspiration and cenerpiece ideas for all your summer entertaining. Black-eyed Susan is always your destination for the cutest and most stylish ideas. Come see the magic.

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