cornflake dreams.: decorate my space!

4.11.2011

decorate my space!

i had a request from a co-worker, ashley from a cat in gloves, to help her dream up some ideas for her new condo! i decided to tackle the guest bedroom. here is the current room (decorated by the previous owner):: 

ashley wanted me to consider these spaces for inspiration. she wants to change the wall color and add some bold pieces of furniture. the only furniture she has for the room is a full bed and white dresser.


i picked out a few affordable pieces of furniture that have classic lines and can be used for years (arm chair, desk). i was tempted to add a bright chair but i went with more affordable throw pillows instead and still got an easy punch of color. i would also suggest that ashley paints one wall (whatever wall she has the bed on) to serve as an anchor and headboard. the stripe duvet cover makes a statement without being overwhelming, and the gender neutral color palate creates an inviting room for any guest.




the chicago prints are my favorite pieces, ashley's favorite building is the wrigley building so the black and white print was an easy (and affordable!) pick. i also love the chicago neighborhood print for an additional punch of color.

xoxo, 
jillian

up next tomorrow: kayla from ramblings of a small town girl

21 comments:

  1. Looking great Jillian!!! I love the West Elm bedding- just suggested that to my friends in the shower curtain version. Can't wait to see it all come together!

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  2. Im totally in love with the bedding and this is such a great post! Hope you had a lovely weekend, darling
    Happy Monday
    Muah

    Ps: I’m hosting a super cute Ruche GIVEAWAY today! Hope you’ll join in :)

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  3. Love what you put together! Hope we can see some afters of the space too!

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  4. Love your choices! So neutral with lovely pops of color - brilliant! Pretty soon I'm going to have so many rooms to tackle. I'm looking forward to it but am also rather nervous! So much furniture needs to be bought!!

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  5. love the second inspiration!!! soft colours are beautiful for bedrooms!!
    http://cihc.blogspot.com

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  6. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! Wait....do I have to pay you? Tee hee....I promise to post 'after' pics.

    A Cat in Gloves

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  7. show the finished product ! the inspirations look amazing!


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  8. gorgeous! love the grey + white duvet!

    xo.ashley

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  9. Love these ideas-what a perfect way to spruce up that space!

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  10. I cannot get over gray with white trim. It kills me in the best way possible! With that said, I need that dresser!

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  11. what a cool project to be working on for your co-worker! i really like all your ideas Jillian and agree about the neutral chair and bright, fun pillows. easy peasy to change up at some point along the way/years. you are some kinda room wizard, bang-up job! ♥

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  12. i love the pops of color next to light grey!

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  13. Wow...you did a great job!! I love the Chicago print and the bright colors!! I will totally be saving these for inspiration!

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  14. What a great design board for this gues bedroom. I hope she shares some "after" pictures. It will be nice to see tha full transformation.

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  15. you know i'll need help decorating my new place when i get home in a few weeks... just sayin.,.

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  16. loving that stripe duvet cover...and pretty much everything else from west elm right now!

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  17. I love the soft gray tones... So chic and peaceful!

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  18. Well it looks absolutely gorgeous :) Well done, lady!

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