Bedroom redux

January 15th, 2010

Tonight, being Friday and all, we fancied things up a bit by heading over to The Stockyards Smokehouse & Larder to try their wood smoked BBQ before settling in at home to get our bedroom in order. I mention this only because we recommend you give it a try if you are craving amazing BBQ and fries (and for the moms, we accompanied our dinner with an order of brussel sprouts…with bacon).

We spent the last few nights sleeping on the floor in the living room and falling a sleep to the television to distract us from the noisy street. To be honest somehow it was some of the best sleeping we’ve had at this place. After all the painting all one really wants to do is see the fruits of their labour so we spent the last hour getting the bedroom tidy and put together, and we just couldn’t wait until Monday to share it with you.

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Simple. We refuse to bring anything back into the bedroom which means the rest of the apartment is a disaster. We are calling this our oasis room.

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Eero Aarnio baby rocket stool and clock by Riki Watanabe.

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Isamu Noguchi beehive inspired light, pillaged from the cottage. I love his little legs.

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Le Klint accordion light – a favourite classic of ours.

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We were having a trouble finding a spot for this Joshua Jensen-Nagle piece in the apartment, but with the open space in the bedroom we can now enjoy it.

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Grover snuggled right back into bed as soon as we set up. Poor little guy is sick…

You can find the rocket stool, clock, Le Klint and Crux blanket at mjolk.

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  1. so did you decide on a new mattress?


    16 Jan 10 at 12:00 am

  2. I love that piece of art –
    Is it photo? Photo-realistic painting? And coated in that one inch acrylic coating?? His stuff is so neat.


    16 Jan 10 at 12:21 am

  3. Lovely bedroom. I like the lamp, we have an old one, but don’t know where to put it. Maybe in our bedroom?

    Check out my latest blogpost for your cute Bølling-picture.
    Huset på Planen – in Norway.

    Huset på Planen

    16 Jan 10 at 4:51 am

  4. You’re bedroom is lovely. Oasis indeed ! And of course I want to see more of your place…
    But what made me want to comment is your poor little cat. I hope he is (going to be) ok ? I send him a big cuddle :-)

    Fat Cat

    16 Jan 10 at 6:41 am

  5. wow, looks amazing! bringing the fam to the store today.


    16 Jan 10 at 9:04 am

  6. Thanks for sharing!

    My husband is insistent that we have our bed directly on the floor, needless to say, I’ve not been convinced.
    It’s great to see some good inspiration photos about how to do it and not look look like broke-ass students.

    Do you concern yourself at all about your mattress getting proper ventilation?


    16 Jan 10 at 10:33 am

  7. Perfection!! This is how we should all be sleeping. Love the lighting in particular.


    16 Jan 10 at 11:00 am

  8. love it! i agree with katie – all bedrooms should be as calm, and beautifully simple as yours.

    great write up in the post today.


    16 Jan 10 at 11:32 am

  9. Eve, yes we are waiting on our new mattress and we’ll post about the experience once it arrives and we test it out!

    Jason, the art piece is a large photograph with resin.

    Shilo, I have never thought about ventilation…heh…but we will eventually have a mattress on four simple legs so this is temporary, though we love sleeping on the floor. Bonus: no dust bunnies hiding under the bed!

    Fat Cat, thanks for the cuddle to grover…we’re taking it day by day with him, but at this point all we can do is cuddle him as much as possible.

    Thanks to everyone else!


    16 Jan 10 at 12:27 pm

  10. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! I have major bedroom (and blanket!) envy right now. Excellent job with the floors, too — what a treat to find under that laminate!

    Anna @ D16

    18 Jan 10 at 11:07 pm

  11. Love the lamp!!! do you think it would also work on either side of a dining table? I’d love to put these in our living/dining room!


    20 Jan 10 at 1:45 pm

  12. i love that quilt – who makes it?


    3 Feb 10 at 5:06 pm

  13. we co-sleep, and it’s refreshing to see a room with a bed on the floor that doesn’t scream ‘crack house.’ or ‘college student’ if you’re feeling more charitable!

    for ventilation i would recommend using a slatted base from ikea.


    3 Feb 10 at 5:11 pm

  14. Juli

    3 Feb 10 at 5:49 pm

  15. holy cow. can i move in? i’ll sleep next to the cat…i feel like i’d actually be able to BREATHE in there.


    3 Feb 10 at 7:16 pm

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