Bedroom Refresh with Article! Cue All the Ugly Tears.

We got a new bedroom! Well, not the walls. The walls and the ceiling and the door were already there. Which . . . okay, you knew that.

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But we got new stuff! New bedroom stuff. From my lover Article. You know my unwavering devotion to the Sven sofa they gifted us earlier this year. Well, we’re back for round two! And this time, it’s the BEDROOM. And I’m emotionally unraveling for you to see how this all came together because I’m so completely obsessed with every single little ding dang thing.

I’ve always loved our bedroom. We’ve always kept it winter white, moderately minimal, crazy cozy, and pimpin’ peaceful. (That is, until two tiny gremlins decide to destroy it hourly and make it their fort with 46,392 stuffed “cuties” and miniature sharp toys that stab my feet and my soul. This is why wine exists.)

But, we needed a little polish. The handmade wooden bed frame, one of Aaron’s very first woodcrafting projects YEARS and years ago was wonky and coming apart. Old spray-painted lamps sat on each end table . . . mocking us. An oversized paper globe lantern from the early 2000s dangled in the corner adorned with a ragin’ dust bunny keg party on top.

It wasn’t cute, you guys.

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So let’s look at it now! And I’ll walk you through every Article upgrade, so that we can weep together.

LOOK AT THAT BLUSH PINK VELVET BENCH. Um, I love a good vintage pink. It’s muted. It’s faded. It’s dusty. It doesn’t scream at you. It caresses your eyeballs with whispers of celestial joy and the promise of a new day.

And those matching pillows on top? Get out. But don’t.


Bedroom Refresh with Article / Bev Cooks

New bedside lamps! Hi, a simple muted gold is all I need in my life. (The Edison bulbs I bought at the hardware store. Ha-boom.)

AND YES I’M STILL READING JULIE. Don’t hate me. You know we’ve been completely swallowed up by horror movies and shows this month. I’ll get back to her soon, once my withered-up soul cries for a detox.

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Aaron’s lamp! Matchy matchy.

Also, little decor trick – update your hardware with old thrifted brass goodies. We bought these side tables from Target seriously 14 years ago. But recently just swapped out the silver with aged brass legs and knobs. And I love it so. The end.

Bedroom Refresh with Article / Bev Cooks


Okay. You know my personal journey with rugs and my husband. It’s been a long, dark road. So dark that when friends come over, they literally say to me, “I’m so glad Aaron lets you have rugs now.” And then a single tear falls down our cheeks and into our wines.

But look at this rug! And tell me you don’t want to punch it in the face with your heart. It is soft, it is warm, it is beautifully neutral and chic and sophisticatedly woven, and I want nothing more in my life.

And don’t worry, right after this photo I reached down and picked up that little black straw thing. All is well.

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Another new addition is a) that stunning Pendula gold floor lamp, and b) the Maris white marble clock! Although, I will say, in person it’s more gray, than white. But I’m not going to flip tables over it.

Lots and lots of you have asked through the years about my chest of drawers and vanity. It actually belonged to my grandparents in the ’40s, and they gifted it to me in the mid-’70s, when I was but a young lassie. (<–I’ve always wanted to say young lassie.) It was mine as a child, mine as a teen, not mine during college, not mine during my first apartments in my early 20s, and then mine again when Aaron and I bought this home 11 years ago. INSERT GIANT AWWWWWW.

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Aaaand this is why I never do OUTFIT OF THE DAY posts. I’m horrible at this. Just bloody terrible. Look at that psycho smile. Why am I staring at you like I’m hungry for a live baby kitten. No.

But isn’t that gold floor lamp a beaut!?

Don’t look at me.

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Why yes that is a tree limb as a curtain rod, why do you ask?

Also, the white and brass stool is thrifted, and the ceiling fan is Amazon. And that is a tree limb. From our yard. Which I already said.

Never mind.

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There’s nothing from Article in here, but I just wanted to show you this little bathroom window shelf. I just rearranged it, and I love the whimsy of the plant clippings in the amber bottles all mixed in with Aaron’s fossils that he finds AS AN ADULT and yes that is a whole other story.

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And at last, the bed! THE BED FRAME. And Charlie girl. (75% of you are like, WAIT YOU HAVE A DOG?)

The bed frame is the Culla Spindle in Walnut and I feel like such a grownup with it! OBSESSED with that spindly headboard. And all the space underneath the bed for me to hide on that rug. And by me I mean the kids. And by the kids I mean me.

Also, those gold velvet pillows? Hi. Dead.

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In short, this whole refresh was just what I slash this bedroom needed. Simple, elegant pieces, but timeless. A splash of vintage blush tones, but gentle. It makes me think of a powder room in the ’50s! I’mon’ get all GRACE KELLY UP IN HERE.

I can chill.

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And this photo is to make up for that Freddy Krueger b.s. from earlier.

If you have any questions at all about anything I have from Article, holla! They DO have a Halloween sale going on right now, if you’re needing your own home refresh! Aaaaaand they’ll also be having their biggest sale ever (ever!) on Black Friday. And I believe a thing or two from this post may be in it. So stay tuned for that. I’ll shoot you a link, bunnies.

AND, for all those wondering if we’re still in love with our Sven sofa, YES. Y-E-S. A kazillion percent yas.

. . . queen.

(This post is definitely in partnership with Article, but all home shniz ramblings are totally my own. We coo?)

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16 Responses to Bedroom Refresh with Article! Cue All the Ugly Tears.

  1. Ashlee October 25, 2018 at 10:20 am #
    BEAUTIFUL! You and the bedroom. I absolutely love every last spec.
  2. Sandy October 25, 2018 at 10:44 am #
    I love those mirrors! I especially like how you hung the long one horizontally.
  3. Jenn October 25, 2018 at 10:50 am #
    LOVE it ALL!! You and Charlie girl too :) The pink bench and the beautiful!!
  4. Betsy October 25, 2018 at 11:26 am #
    I love my SVEN sofa from Article! I saw it on your blog and it seemed like a no-brainer. It is in a high traffic spot- lots of kids and lots of mess... but it wears it well! Oscar poured an entire chocolate milk shake on it last week- don't ask! Seriously, I wiped it right up and it looks perfect. LOVE!!! Keep the good ideas coming! Thank you.
    • Lisa Frank October 25, 2018 at 11:45 am #
      Okay, I must know your magic for cleaning the Sven sofa! We have it in caramel leather and every single stain shows. A kid sat on it in a wet swimsuit / towel and the watermark stain has never gone away. Ugh! I love the look of the sofa but need tips keeping the "raw" leather clean.
    • Bev Weidner October 26, 2018 at 6:06 am #
      Isn't the BEST sofa in the entire world?
  5. Meredith Dempsey October 25, 2018 at 11:30 am #
    I meeeeean, what a gorg oasis!!! Stunning and gives me so much inspiration <3 Is this the fan from Amazon??? Love!!!
  6. Meredith October 25, 2018 at 11:35 am #
    Oh also, where do you find your super drapey drapes?
    • Bev Weidner October 26, 2018 at 6:05 am #
      Those are from World Market, a handful of years ago! I think they have them still, if not something super similar. :)
  7. Jennifer C. October 25, 2018 at 11:36 am #
    Are you still using your EVE mattress? Just wondering if you still love it.
    • Bev Weidner October 26, 2018 at 6:05 am #
      We are still using and loving the EVE mattress! Indeed!
  8. Elena October 30, 2018 at 7:22 pm #
    I literally 'need' to know where that canvas looking black triangle throw from? Obviously love the rest of the decor !
    • Bev Weidner October 31, 2018 at 6:49 am #
      Ah yes! That throw is from a few years back!
  9. Mattiebelle November 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm #
    Bev, I love every single, brilliant detail! Just found your blog and fell in love with your taste and style. Loved the clothes pin wreath! Oh, and the settee! Your description of the vintage pink color was spot on! Beautiful!
  10. Rachel November 13, 2018 at 2:09 pm #
    Where is the brass/gold curtain rod from? I've been trying to locate a nice one.

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