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They’re all the same

Last week I fell down an obsession spiral. Metal beds were my obsession. I could hardly think of anything else. I spent all my spare time looking at different furniture sites to see if there was that ONE bed that would fulfill all of my dreams. I focused so hard on metal beds that they started looking the same. I couldn’t tell one from the other.

I still LOVE Piper. I hate the price. There are things that I would rather spend that money on like, I dunno, new floors in the other rooms in my house.

I’m thinking, thanks to some girlfriends, that I found a compromise. It’s like 1/3 the price of Piper and has a similar feel. Or maybe I’ll just paint my upholstered bed.

See, I don’t know what I want. I just know that my current bed color is not good with the floor.



And piper for comparison

What do you think? Can I get away with the Glenmont for a literal 1/3 the price of Piper?

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Is HE the problem?

Remember how I’ve been lusting over metal beds? Yeah, I know. I posted just yesterday about them. There is still a war waging between Piper and Mason with no clear winner.
Barry votes Mason. I…am undecided. Today I was making my bed, and saw the steer head sculpture that’s lived over our bed for two years now. He was originally silver but I lovingly painted him black. I loved him. He was so edgy for my kind of preppy bed. But now I’m wondering if he’s part of the problem. (The other problem being my bed is such a cool/neutral grey that it has a green tone when compared with my beautiful flooring.)

So, is it him? It’s totally him and not me, right? He’s cool but is it limiting my decorating style? Is he a little too country for my wanna be edgy room?IMG_5258

Can you tell the bed looks like it has a slightly green tone? Also, how gorgeous are these floors? Pergo Outlast in Hawaiian Curly Koa. ALL the heart eyes. All of them. I’m going to need a bigger rug to anchor the one that I’ve been hoarding for actual years! I found it on clearance at Target for $38 and knew it was meant to be in my bedroom when I replaced the floors.



Here is the rug and a picture of my mess haha! They were all playing ipods before we went to Zumba this morning. I’m thinking a solid black, maybe fluffy faux fur for texture? Thoughts? Y/N?IMG_5269

And my big 4th grader! I can’t believe he’s going into 4th grade and I also can’t believe he posed for me to take this picture! IMG_5263

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Help! My Bedroom Sucks

We have lived in this house for over two years now. In just 10 months it will have been the longest we’ve lived in one place, ever. (I mean since I was a child living in my parents’ home anyway.) Our record is three years and that was simply due to the fact that my husband was in a residency program. We are contractually obligated to stay in paradise for two more years but I’m hoping we extend that contract to forever. This house is perfect for our family, we have great friends and schools and it’s sunny so much. We live close enough to the beach that we don’t have to bring our entire beach bag every single time. It’s basically my dream.

There are things I LOVE about my home. I love the chalk board wall, the wallpaper on the stair wall, the vertical subway tile to name a few. We’ve replaced carpet on the stairs and now in our master bedroom. I LOVE the flooring we chose. There’s just one itsy bitsy small problem. When we replaced the flooring it unleashed this desire to completely redo everything about my room. Starting with the bed.

I love love loved the bed when we got it. It’s a West Elm knock off and was like 1/2 the price. I still love the bed but it’s just so…bossy. The grey is really grey. It makes it difficult to find bedding that goes with it. I have a duvet that I love but it is so hot most of the year that a duvet isn’t the best choice. I dream of a juicy linen blanket but it’s just not possible with my current bed situation. So, I’m shopping and pinteresting, oh how did I come upon this salmon recipe?, and instagramming. I think I’ve narrowed my choices down to two and I need your help.

First up is Piper . She’s unique, bold and classic all at the same time. It’s definitely neutral enough that I can be the boss of the bedding.

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Next we have Mason. Definitely basic, definitely classic and definitely neutral enough for me to be the boss. It’s also significantly cheaper than Piper. FullSizeRender 226

I have a couple nightstands coming from Ikea so I’m not ordering TODAY but what do you think? Which strikes your fancy? Piper or Mason?