Having the opportunity to troll HomeGoods with an empty shopping cart and a blank slate for my bedroom makeover feels a bit like a gift and a curse. The store has seemingly endless decorating possibilities. But then again, there are endless decorating possibilities. To sort out my vision for the space before going down the rabbit hole, I've gathered inspiration from the Lonny archives, Pinterest, Instagram, and beyond. Take a look below, then check back here on Thursday for the finished revamp when our October 2014 issue launches! [See the finished room, now!]
1. The masculine master bedroom of designer Ron Marvin, featured in our June/July 2012 issue, illustrates a lot of the elements I already have in my room (charcoal gray walls, antique wood side tables, muted photography) and some I'd like to add (brass-accented lighting, cozy layered bedding, and throw pillows in interesting textures).
2. I'd like the space to feel worldly, collected, and lush, so a not-too-literal take on the "cabinet of curiosities" vibe is in order.
I spotted this massive amethyst cluster on the Instagram feed of one of my favorite Brooklyn shops, @Mociun
. The owner had snapped it on a visit to Florence's Museo La Specola.
3. I've always been a fan of tortoise shell and horn motifs. Karen Walker's Helter Skelter sunglasses
are a prime example of the former's nostalgic charm, and the shape plays at a vintagey spectator style.
4. This is a #floorcore pic from my own Instagram
. The classic nautical elements paired with my more city-friendly footwear capture the old-world meets urban feeling I'm aiming for.
5. I fell hard for this outfit in a Marie Claire Brasil
editorial, photographed by Bob Wolfenson, on Pinterest. The combination of a super chunky knit with the boyish flannel and sneakers strikes the perfect balance of tomboy, luxe, and a little bit throwback-y.
6. This vintage photo of a teenage tennis team kitted out in khakis and white polos with wooden rackets is a family heirloom (the gangliest member, at center, is my boyfriend's grandfather). To give the decor a feeling of having been collected over time, I plan to layer in a few authentic older items with my HomeGoods finds.