5.15.2014

NESTY THINGS / BEDROOM


thought i'd show off a little of the work i've done in the bedroom today. i've included a few sources where i can as the post goes along. shall we?


i love a white bed! this swiss dot duvet from west elm is probably the most asked about thing i've ever owned. it breaks up the all white just enough to provide a little textural interest. sadly it's sold out, i wish we had gotten it in a king! (some nights when i can't sleep i scour ebay for one, just in case.) our beautiful hanging tasseltry is from hackwith design house.


one thing that's pretty consistent across all nyc apartments is the lack of overhead lighting. it's a trick to get a room the right level of brightness. viesso sent us this bamboo lamp, which is meant to be a suspension pendant, but in the absence of ceilings high enough we've been enjoying it on the floor. because why not?

i was so excited the day my moroccan wedding blanket arrived at my door. i've wanted one for what feels like a lifetime! it was a gift from accompany, so i can rest assured knowing it was produced ethically using fair trade materials. unlike maybe that pillow, which is from the targets. though i guess you never know. ;) (it seems sold out, but this guy appears similar-ish.)


here's the bed in a previous iteration. i love our pia wallen blanket from story north, but brandon likes to steal it for his couch-sitting comfort so most of the time it's AWOL. one day i decided i really hated our bedside table, so i found it a new home and never looked back. a basket by the bed is just enough for whatever i need to corral at night. but then i thought, well this just encourages clutter, so now we have nothing and i've still never looked back. but then again the kitchen is only fifteen steps from my side of the bed. i suppose it's possible that in a bigger house you'd want some room for a glass of water or whatever. i get it, i get it.


rug from ebay and sheepskin from amazon. you know what, is ebay is the best place to find a good turkish kilim. (i learned that tip from the best, thanks jenny!) p.s. you know what else, is these avarcas, which look like they would never stay on your feet, somehow stay on your feet anyway and are also really comfortable. the things you learn!


okay so i found this dream catcher at the dollar store on amsterdam and a hundred somethingth street, of all the places to find a dream catcher. hats from an arizona flea market and forever 21, respectively.


this is my dresser, an ikea classic, and on top of it i've get every piece of jewelry i own. a dish of earrings, a bowl of rings, my bracelets are displayed in a pretty glass box. i keep a few of my rotating favorites in a glass pyramid from minimalistos. i found that gorgeous block of wood at west elm a year or so ago, i have no idea what you're actually supposed to use it for.

now we're going to talk about perfume. the greatest scent on the planet earth is le labo santal 33. mine was a splurge of a christmas gift from brandon this year. le labo hand mixes your bottle while you wait and you get to personalize the label and it's just about the epitome of ridiculousness and i love it. not to mention it is literally the greatest scent on planet earth. musky and warm and just a little bit spicy. i am not being paid to say this. i also love the vetyverio from diptyque. most days i'm wearing either of the two, but i do throw in a little flowerbombe or philosykos from time to time. i keep a few of my favorite essential oils in glass test tubes, just for playing around with + layering with other scents. sandalwood, patchouli, amber, and vanilla are my favorites. take it easy on the patch though. a little goes a long way.


some time you should remind me to tell you the story about how i wanted one bertoia-esque diamond chair, ended up with four diamond chairs, and then was only able to return two diamond chairs. it's a funny one. number 2 lives here for now. i haven't decided what to do with him yet. he's not quite right for the space, but i don't hate him either. our dry cleaning goes in the basket. so does huck sometimes, hashtag that's why it's falling apart. i think i found it at homegoods. the beautiful luggage is from accompany, i keep it out because i like to look at it. :) (i also keep my small collection of totes + bags inside it.) our lace drapes are from ikea! they're one of my favorite parts of the room. i have really fond memories of a very fat huck on my chest in the ergo, wandering around that showroom all day with an aching back while arguing with brandon over virtually everything. that sounds sarcastic but it really isn't, it's a sweet memory, haha.


our gorgeous weaving from maryanne moodie is living in the bedroom semi-permanently these days. i'm taking her weaving class in brooklyn next month, i can't wait! (i believe it's sold out, so check with her before booking.) this is brandon's dresser, from ikea. easily the prettiest dresser there but a beast to put together. the baskets are homegoods and amazon (the one on the floor). (the one on the floor i actually use for holding other moroccan baskets that i use to carry around the city as a purse. i don't know. maybe that's excessive.)

i'm hoping to show off the bathroom next! providing i get around to ironing my shower curtain. you'd think any wrinkles would have steamed themselves out by now, honestly. kinda makes me wonder about things...

33 comments :

  1. Honestly…those shoes! GF, gonna have to get me some of those. Love how you share your finds with us:)

    Ashlee @
    SomethingUs.

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  2. Dude. We have that dresser in our nursery and then the double wide version in our bedroom. they are beasts. night long beasts. give me my life back, ikea beast. but it's beautiful.

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  3. love your bedroom, it looks beautiful!
    xo, cheyenne

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  4. Love your sense of style. I wish it came naturally for me. But glad I can get inspiration from you!

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  5. I love your style! Great job... Making me think I need a room makeover pretty badly! Problem with buying new things is having to keep them once you're sick of them. It's so hard to sell or get rid of our things; they just sit there, unwanted, taunting us.

    Valentina
    Valentina Duracinsky Blog

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  6. love it! so light and airy. i think i'm going to have to smell me some of those scents!

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  7. fantastic!!
    www.agoprime.it

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  8. I. Love. Every. Single. Thing. In. Your. Room!

    I tried to recreate your incredible duvet cover/bedding for myself awhile back.. But West Elm had indeed sold out! However I did find a very close second-place also at West Elm which is teeny tiny navy blue arrows... So cute.

    Love your style lady - kicking butt as usual!

    Jemima xx

    - http://www.jemimajaneblog.com

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  9. I love it. It feels cozy for every season of life :)

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  10. Would you do a post on your jewelry--favorites in rotation, etc.? Love your style.

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    1. that's a fun idea, i think i will! thank you, cyndi! :)

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  11. i always wondered where your sense of style comes from. then i read an arizona post you did recently and NOW I TOTALLY GET IT. our home styles are quite different, but i do think you've done it to perfection. claps!

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  12. Beautiful, calming space! I have a grey and white bed spread and there is just a little tiny bit of white on it and somehow we've managed to stain it from foods (my horrid habit is eating in bed) and whatnot in multiple spots. So I'm jealous of your beautiful white bedding!

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  13. Hey Natalie! Are you happy with your white sheets? I've tried Pottery Barn and now Target, but am still on the fence. Where did you get yours?

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    1. hi! you know, they're not great. I can't remember where they're from, I think bed bath + beyond. my mom has these fitted sheets meant for thicker mattresses that are AMAZING, I'll have to ask her where they're from. ours slips off the mattress constantly. (we don't use a top sheet--too much work!)

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    2. Good mod-priced sheets are hard to find! I'm thinking of trying out the west elm organic cotton next...

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  14. lovely room! so inviting and perfect for summer!

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  16. Hey Natalie!

    You should consider buying a proper dream catcher made by somebody from an American Indian tribe where the person and/or tribe will profit from the sale. I know you are passionate about ethically sourced and created products, and things like dream catchers or other culturally significant artifacts are particularly important to pay attention to with ethics in mind.

    www.beyondbuckskin.com is a great resource for more information!

    Thanks!

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    1. that's a great suggestion, I think I will! thank you!

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  17. fantastic!!
    www.agoprime.it

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  18. super cozy! love, love, love the dotted duvet cover!!!! too bad it's sold out, such a bummer.

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  19. I loved that you shared your perfumes with us. I am a perfume addict and I can't help myself in recommending Tom Ford's Santal Blush because you like Le Labo. While there, give Tobacco Vanille a sniff, too. Tom Ford doesn't disappoint!

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  20. that weaving class has been calling my name! i'm thinking i need to make the trip up from philly. your weav is gorg!

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  21. Sooo come style my apt?.....
    Lisa | c/oMKE

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  22. Man, if I didn't know who lived there I could've guessed it was you!
    I have to ask - one blogger to another - ... do you have a top notch camera or do you just spice up some easy phone-pictures and make them look all pretty?

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  23. I love your home style so much! It's minimalist, modern, and totally unique. I'm definitely stealing the essential-oils-in-glass-tubes idea. I love that more than I can say! xx

    The What's In Between

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  24. i'm obsessed with avarcas. i bought two pair, planning on returning whichever one i didn't like best. and "accidentally" forgot...
    www.thismomsgonnasnap.com

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  25. I love the way you styled your house its one of my inspirations on how I want to decorate my house when I get one haha

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  26. Who makes those black shoes?

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