This was one of the funnest designs I have put together to date. Their room was pretty standard apartment rental fare, except it also had drapes from the '90s. Thankfully they agreed those could go! My marching orders were no warm colors, something with constellations and I knew they both loved cats.
What I came up with played off of the need for cool colors and the existing wall in their living room, which was a really awesome shade of turquoise. I wanted to bring in the stars without sticking glow in the dark stickers to the ceiling and I knew it needed a touch of whimsy.
I turned to Spoonflower and found this amazing animal print (with cats) constellation design to use in order to upholster a headboard. I also found this cool Pegasus fabric but it was vetoed by Annette. Ian didn't seem to mind it!
The plan was to use the constellation fabric on the headboard. Bring in a teal duvet cover and some DIY brass bedside sconces via Hello Lidy. They both prefer pretty clean minimal design and so I found a DIY to make floating shelves.
The wall at the foot of their bed was crying out for some art and so I found another constellation print that also brought in some of those cool tones.
Some paper constellation lights add a bit of warmth and light to the room. Since there was so much color happening in the space, I wanted the curtains to be relatively neutral.
Every room needs some life in the form of plants. It was important to keep in mind the health and well being of their two cats and so I recommended some succulents. The ASPCA has a really comprehensive list of plants that are toxic and non-toxic to pets.
Annette and Ian needed some Interior Design help, but they are both pretty handy and crafty people so I created a mood board with a list of resources and they are implementing the design themselves. This is a great way to get the inspiration and assistance on a budget.
It was so much fun working with two people who were interested in creating a lovely bedroom space that reflected their style.
For more inspiration and links to the DIYs I suggested head over to view the board I created over on Pinterest.
If you are interested in finishing up your space let me know and I would love to help.