Julia loves soft, shabby-chic spaces with personal touches. So when she moved into her first city apartment, she recruited me to help realize this style in her bedroom. I was thrilled to paint, draw, photograph, and create macramé works for her space.
Check it out:
Julia had me paint a horse for the gallery wall above her bed (she loves and owns two quarter horses), as well as a small floral painting that would add a little pink in the mix. It was important that the artwork stood out yet complemented the soft greys, creams, and navy in her bed pillows.
She also thought it would be great to have an unconventional bulletin board, so we spent an evening tying a large macramé wall hanging for above her desk –it turned out pretty well coming from a pair of first-time macramé-rs! It holds a bunch of little things including a B&W drawing I made of Sydney, which was inspired by a photograph Julia took during her study-abroad trip in Australia.
We were so excited by the macramé piece above her desk that I kept that theme going and made a macramé pendent light for beside her bed –it was surprisingly simple and fun to make. Julia absolutely loves it. And I might be making one for my own room next because I love it so much too.
As a last piece, I made a small floral sign for her bedroom door. Julia's roommate, Savannah (a calligraphy artist and dental student) signed Julia’s initial "J" in the center. The perfect final touch.
From the macramé works to the paintings, we absolutely love how it all came together! Personal artwork and handmade items really go a long way in transforming a new space into a home ...after all, home is where the heART is! :)