A Soothing Bedroom Just in Time for Baby

Natural fabrics, relaxing hues and stylish furniture make for a breezy oasis for newlyweds.

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After: a soothing sanctuary for two.

After: Breezy Oasis

Taking inspiration from a fabric with a cherry-blossom pattern, I decided to fill the room with soothing shades of cream, green and bark, and I started things off by painting the room in a fresh coat of celery green.

I made a fantastic bed the focal point of the room. I used a sustainable-wood frame and an organic rubber mattress, and I topped it off with natural cotton and linen bedding in meadow-inspired shades. But the big story here is the headboard?it's made of a blown-up floral pattern put on canvas and then on Masonite.

Flanking the bed are two dark walnut bedside tables with storage drawers that are backed with mirrors and sconces above it. At the foot of the bed, I put a wooden bench with a soft, buttery green vinyl top.

Opposite the bed is an oddly angled area, which I filled with a mix of open and closed, custom and store-bought storage features. I also put in a small chair and a gorgeous wood table to sit below the room's windows. On the windows I put up the cherry-blossom-patterned fabric for a light, airy feel. For privacy, I also installed some green and bark woven blinds.

To lighten and brighten the room, I put in some well-placed monopoint lighting, in addition to a centerpiece fixture on the ceiling comprising a simple, modern linen shade with a diffuser on the bottom to create a relaxing glow.

After adding accents and accessories, including a beautiful and colorful composition of carved blocks on the wall, I called this relaxing space complete.

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