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Tony and I (emphasis on I) recently decided to remodel our guest bedroom and turn it into the master bedroom. I’ve been in our place for nearly six years, and it just felt like it was time for a change. Lucky for me, one of my best friends, Amber McDermitt, is an interior designer and co-owner of Spruce Design & Organization (their Instagram is such eye candy), and she agreed to help me transform our new bedroom. I told her I wanted to live inside of Pinterest, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!

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{Tony, next to our new bed at Ryan McCann’s studio}

We enlisted our friend Ryan McCann, the most brilliant artist we know, to help us build a few pieces for the new bedroom. (His blow torch art isĀ unreal.) Because he is a genius manly man, he’s also an incredible furniture designer. We were at his home a few months ago and, after seeing all of the beautiful things he’d built for his own place, we asked him to design some pieces for us. He built our bed using pieces of driftwood and scrap wood, and attached LED lights along the back so we can flip a switch for it to glow softly at night. I am obsessed.

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{Just the bed’s lights}

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The bed even has a built-in iPhone charger.

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The pieces Ryan made that I am most excited about, though, are the side tables. We replaced the patio in our backyard this spring, so Ryan used pieces from our old patio to build these tables. I asked him to also incorporate gold legs and marble, and this is what he came up with. He even blow torched our initials into them. I just stare at them a lot of the time, I love them so much.

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The slabs of marble he found even have gold veins in the marbling, to match the legs and the gold detailing in the lamps.

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We bought these vintage lamps at Practical Props, which has the best, most affordable and unique lighting selection I’ve found in Los Angeles. We loved these Edison bulbs so much, we decided not to put a shade on them.

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{Maxwell Dickson DOPE coasters c/o + coffee table books – I chose The Flower Recipe Book and Weddings And Movie Stars, gifts from my mom and Maid of Honor Katierose}

The coasters were a gift from Maxwell Dickson, a Los Angeles-based affordable art print company. All of their work is done by a local artist, Bart Cooper. I’m excited to share more of the artwork they sent me in an upcoming post about our living room redesign.

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We also found this vintage chandelier at Practical Props. The closet you see in the picture, along with the door, doorframe and window frame, are the only details from what the room formerly looked like that we kept (I didn’t take “Before” photos because I am a bad blogger and disorganized human. Sorry.) We added the crown molding and wainscoting to the ceiling and walls, and painted them.

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The walls are painted in Farrow & Ball‘s Hague Blue shade; I wanted a dark Tahoe blue for the walls, and Amber helped us settle on this color. And the wallpaper I had been obsessing over for years; it’s Ellie Cashman Design’s Dark Floral print, and it kept popping up on Pinterest and in various blogs and magazines. The wallpapered accent wall was the first design decision we made, and what we worked everything else around.

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Because we splurged on the bed, side tables and wall remodeling, it was important to us (Tony) that we save in a few (as many as possible for the love of god) places. All of the lighting pieces were vintage. Amber suggested a seagrass rug and we found this 8 x 10 Seagrass Matting Rug at World Market for just $99.99. And it’s now on sale for $49.99 (don’t tell Tony)! And we found the duvet set at H&M – we chose the dark grey linen because we have dogs, so footprints don’t show up as easily and the wrinkles look like a design choice and not laziness.

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We also decided to keep the raw, exposed wood inside the window frame. It complements the fancier design choices, making the room less precious and more lived in and appropriate for the hills. We found the Roman shades for a great price on Amazon.

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It’s now my favorite room in the house. Thank you so much for helping bring my Pinterest dreams to life, Amber & Spruce!


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