Oct
30
2014
Oversized Moroccan Wool Blanket with Pom Poms for The Design Confidential Currently Crushing The Unmade Bed

Life around here is utter chaos almost all of the time. While I wish I could say I live in an orderly, beautiful home, it very rarely is. We are busy, and even though I know that a well made bed each morning would make everything feel just a little less so, I still don't manage to remember to do this. Yet, it is my absolute habit to make up and straighten out the bedding before I head to sleep. Go figure.

I am trying to embrace the little moments just a bit more, all of life's messy stuff. I know that one day it will all be something I look back on and wish for just a few more minutes of. But one thing I can say for now, is that these beautiful unkempt and tousled beds make me think there is more than just a special moment to find in the day-to-day, perhaps there is even beauty.

Gorgeous Fabric Covered Pendant Lights the Kuu Pendant Lamps and Leather Bag for The Design Confidential Currently Crushing The Unmade Bed
Black and White High contrast Minimal Bedroom with Hat for The Design Confidential Currently Crushing The Unmade Bed

It is nothing if not extremely difficult, to style bedding in a casual slightly messy way. So hard. When I see these gorgeous spaces styled just so, it makes me truly appreciate not only the small details that life brings my way, it certainly makes me see that my messy bed is a representation of my very full life and how busy my many wonderful things keep me.;

Given the extreme skill it requires to make blankets look lived in and casual, without being a straight up mess, I am keenly aware of the amazing efforts of the stylist behind these images. And now I have taken us in an entirely different direction from gratitude and chaos to photography and interiors... yep, that is just about how this old head of mine works. Eek

Black Walls White Bedding and Minimal Tube Light Sconce for The Design Confidential Currently Crushing The Unmade Bed
Natural Woolen Bedding White Floors and Minimal Bedroom Space for The Design Confidential Currently Crushing The Unmade Bed

But seriously, don't these spaces make you want to have a loungy stay-cation in a very minimal bedroom? Ya, me too.

For more Blissful Bedroom Inspiration, check out my Pinterest Board!

Sources

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Oct
28
2014
The Design Confidential Real Reader Showcase // The Pursuit of Handyness Campaign Dresser

I chose to build a Campaign Style Dresser for the hubs side of the bed. For my side of the bed, you might remember that I built the Parquetry Dresser that can be seen as a Builders Showcase here.

Finished Cut and Sanded Plywood and Boards for The Design Confidential Real Reader Showcase // The Pursuit of Handyness Campaign Dresser
To Read More About This Build, Visit This Blog Post 
Estimated Cost 

$160

Modifications 

I chose to replace the top drawer with an open shelf and modified the dimensions to suit my space.

Finishing Technique 

American Walnut Stain and Polyurethane

Modified Top Drawer to be a Shelf for The Design Confidential Real Reader Showcase // The Pursuit of Handyness Campaign Dresser
Profile View of Finished Campaign Dresser for The Design Confidential Real Reader Showcase // The Pursuit of Handyness Campaign Dresser
Oct
27
2014
The Design Confidential DIY // A 6 Second No-Sew Pillow Vine Video with Lowes

I'm back! Did you miss me? Did you notice I was missing in action? No? Shucks... Well you just might have noticed this project from a little while back, and if not, feel free to check it out... I shall be here! 

Last week, I had the pleasure of joining the fabulous folks at Lowe's in the Big Apple, and we put this project to film of a very different variety, or in other words... to film that was shot by a crazy big team of professionals and not with my camera! I am so excited to share this with you guys, it just happens to be the most fantastic stop motion six second vine video and was completely directed and produced by a rather large team of people who do this sort of thing for a living - in real life! The star of the show is such a hunk and I was sad to leave him behind. But alas.. all good things come to an end at some point or another, am I right? Lucky for us, this hilarious take on my easy no-sew pillow project runs on a loop so we can enjoy this over and over till our heart's content! Yahoo, feast your eyes!

I will be back in the next couple of days to fill you in on all of the behind the scenes details! It is definitely not something you want to miss! There was impromptu dancing, a private concert of sorts, a gorgeous hotel and fabulous food with some mighty fine company... good stuff.

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