If you recall from a few months back, I had the pleasure of meeting Martha Stewart and being inspired by some of the more creative uses of Shutterfly products in décor at the home of Kevin Sharkey. As part of the project, I received an assignment to update a bedroom with my favorite items. Inspired by our recent trip to Paris, I thought it would be a great opportunity to incorporate some new elements into our master bedroom. I wanted these items to be uniquely personal so it was the perfect opportunity to make the most of the custom capabilities Shutterfly offers.
I started where all bedrooms should start – the bed. First, I hung stretched canvasespillows in black and cream shades – a Swiss cross pattern, and a starburst ampersand and heart design. I finished off the pillows with two petite versions that read “goodnight sweetheart.” Just the right amount of softness for me without being too over the top.
Then using the wood wall art and window hardware, I used the same artwork over the bed to create a small tray perfect for delivering a steaming cup of coffee.
Naturally I can’t complete any project without breaking out the power tools so I had to make something functional. Using a larger wood wall print, wood boards, hardware and a piano hinge, I constructed a jewelry armoire that serves as art when closed and an organizer when open.
Not to be forgotten were a few finishing touches to complete the look. A woven blanket featuring the same Swiss cross design used on the pillows is at the ready for cold nights. Added to that, a luggage tag and length of ribbon became an easy-to-recreate do not disturb door hanger. A photo cube designed upside down with the same patterns used in the pillows is repurposed into a vase. Finally my favorite photo from the trip in an acrylic block for the mantle.
And the perfect finishing touch: I compiled my favorite snapshots from our Paris trip in an 8x8 hard cover book. This was super simple to make because of the ready-made styles offered (more than 250 to choose from!) as well as the functionality to easily pull photos from just about anywhere into the book. I love keeping this photo book, full of happy memories of that amazing trip, next to my bed. Having this keepsake of special moments is so wonderful, and I can’t wait to reflect on our amazing trip with our little girl when she’s older.
When I unwind in the evening now, in my Parisian-inspired bedroom flipping through this photo book and admiring our new decor, I am instantly transported back to The City of Lights!
I had so much fun designing these custom pieces but now that I’m done, I can’t stop thinking of new ideas! This could be very dangerous.
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Shutterfly and Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia but all of the opinions expressed are my own.
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