April 16, 2012

New Bedroom

Soooo, we’re moving, but no we did not buy a house. So many factors went into this decision it’s hard to explain them all, but it just seemed like God was telling us not to buy now. It was just too stressful and difficult. The moment we decided to rent a newer, larger, and nicer apartment, that is closer to work, we both felt happier and so very relieved.

Also, I’ve been trying to decide whether to continue with this blog or switch everything over to my design portfolio website and blog about interior design over there. For now, I’m going to blog in both places… well just the interior design stuff over there, and I may eventually make the transition.

Back to the bedroom… we’re moving to an new apartment, with a LOT more space and a guest room. The guest room means we’ll be able to use our room as just a bedroom and not a bedroom/office/treadmill storage/catch-all. We’re pretty excited.

This weekend we ended up at the mall (a lot) and part of that was spent at Z Gallerie. J (Hubs) and I have a bit of a difference of opinion on how we want our bedroom to look. I love bright colors and pattern and he didn’t want colors. (I’m going to re-do the guestroom while he’s out of town, shhhhhh).

zgallerie1 Z Gallerie Mimosa Reversible Bedding – Aquamarine & Geo Bedding - Sunset Orange

J was dead set on getting this zebra print bedding for about 3/4s of the store and then he wanted this shiny bedding for about 10 mins. Did I marry Austin Powers?

zgallerie2 Z Gallerie Zebra Bedding - Grey & Sophia Bedding – Charcoal

You guys that is the color of that bedding, it hasn’t been converted to grey scale or anything! I PROMISE! This trip to the mall reminded me how we ended up with the super boring Target bedding we’ve had for the past 3 years. (Not that there is anything wrong with Target bedding). I was not going to get stuck with this bedding in our new apartment, I knew J was thinking the same thing, so today at work I looked around and came up with this lovely combo of bedding. (I think I need Photoshop, you guys).
bedding3 Z Gallerie Geo Bedding – Grey & Zambia Throw – Aubergine, West Elm Tall Grid Tufted Headboard – Heather Grey, Organic Cotton Pintuck Shams – Light Amethyst, & Organic Seersucker Sham – True Grey

Check it out – compromise. I got my pattern and color, he got is grey and animal dealy. I kid you not when I tell you HE is my hardest design client. Well him and my mom.

A special thanks to by Twitter friends for helping me pick out the headboard.


Amanda said...

I love that! So pretty! And that headboard is amaaaazing!

TwoWishes Tara said...

My hero(ine)! We need a new duvet, and I have had NO success finding a brightly colored, large-patterned style, much less a reasonably affordable one. Never thought of Z Gallery, and these are the best I've seen!

In other news, I had a similar situation with buying a house back in 2005. It was particularly complicated because I was looking in Baltimore, a 45-min commute from my work in DC, but I had that same moment of just suddenly realizing it felt too risky. And sure enough, just over a year later I was on disability and might not have been able to keep up the house payments. Plus now-husband and I might not have kept dating if I'd moved so far away.... So not buying definitely worked out better in the long run. (And now I get a bit grumpy at all the people who bought overenthusiastically in expectation that prices would go up forever and are now all "waah waah my mortgage sucks." But that's another story.)

prettyaspeaches said...

Yay you blogged! You're way better at blogging than me. I of course like your taste way better than the man cave version Jason came up with. Doesn't he know you're the lady of the house and he needs to butt out?

Megan said...

I'm impressed you guys came to a lovely compromise! Husband and I have similarly competing/opposite taste in decorating style and we can never seem to agree on stuff. I like the solution you've come up with!

Morgan said...

I love it, it looks like such a great compromise between what both of you wanted!

And I always have a hard time getting my hubs to come around to see my point of view when it comes to decor. He's horrible at visualizing how things will look, even when I do photoshop mock ups for him. I've learned that if I just go ahead and do it, he usually loves it after it comes together. Hopefully your husband will love what you do to the guest bedroom when he's out of town too!

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Amanda - Thank you :)
@Tara - YAY! I'm so happy I helped. If you need other suggestions, feel free to email me. I have a couple other places you can check.
@PrettyasPeaches - Right? And I'm also an interior designer!
@Megan - I'm impressed too. I have to give him credit for compromising too.
@Morgan - I've learned similar with J. It reminds me of our wedding b/c he had doubts about some of my idea, but loved it when it all come together. I should remind him of that ;-)

honey my heart said...

you did a great job with the compromise. and the head board is amazing.

Sugar said...

Haha. My husband is so picky to. Love what you choose.

Sugar said...

PS Congrats on the new place.

Ali @ His Birdie's Nest said...

@Sugar - Thanks :) It's not a purchase yet, but we're really happy with the extra space and location.

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