December 28, 2009

Bedroom Makeover Part I

For the first time in my entire life, I live in an apartment that is 100% my own. So it's time for an apartment makover. I want to walk into my home and feel happy, content & inspired. And I've realized that I don't have to consult with anyone about colors, fabric patterns, or anything else for that matter. Time to make my apartment more "Erica"!

First stop: my bed. My bedroom palette has been brown, blue & cream for at least 3 years. Definitely time for an update, perhaps a pop of color? When I stumbled upon this purple & white fabric in NYC's garment district, I couldn't resist. Purple is one of my favorite colors and the cotton is so soft. Using this Amy Butler pattern , I whipped up 2 pillowcases in a couple of hours and I am so happy with the finished result!

The pillowcase's purple also served as inspiration for the purple & white Dream painting above my bed. Now I can't wait to add some more pillows in lots of bright colors, and maybe even knit or crochet a throw. Don't you just love DIY makeovers?

1 comment :

  1. love it! your picture makes me just wanna jump through my computer screen onto that bed and "dream" away...