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Washington DC Bedroom Tour

The good Lord blessed me with many things. Interior design skills was not one of them.

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

From apartment to apartment, I’ve lived in spaces with hand-me-down furniture, thrifty Eastern Market finds and major HomeGoods scores. While I love a good weekend find, I was ready for a more cohesive bedroom space. A simple, clean space that I could comfortably hole up in for a Netflix marathon or work on coding well into the night. With 29 on the horizon, it was high time I spent the time and money on creating a space that really felt like my own. Unfortunately, my Pinterest-to-reality skills are lacking which is where Havenly comes in.

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

One of my favorite pieces in the room – this Joshua Tree image from Minted.com. I’m also completely smitten with the Boneyard Beach image that’s hanging over my desk – also a Minted.com find!

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

DC Bedroom Tour District Sparkle Havenly

images Laura Metzler

Havenly is an online interior design company that matches customers with designers to help turn their visions into concepts and then reality. Early on in the process, I was matched with Stafford who absolutely nailed the vibe I was going for. Even at times when I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted, she was there with suggestions which made choosing a theme much easier than I had imagined. After being paired with your designer, you spend some time chatting about your vision, the vibe you’re going for, and what you’re willing to spend on your space. You upload room dimensions, furniture you already own and are interesting in keeping, and every piece of Pinspiration you can find. There’s also a narrative section where you can ramble on about how you think you know what you want but really have no idea, you’d like to try and make the designated dog crate corner of the room as chic as possible, and how hellbent you are on getting a nail-trim, tufted, winged headboard in your space. After reviewing all of this information and answering 800 of my questions, Stafford sent me the two concepts below to choose from:

concept 1

concept 2

I went with the second, made a few minor adjustments and ended up with this final design:

final design

The best part of this Havenly design process is that they take the creative worry out of it. I really struggle with finding pieces I absolutely love and ones that mesh well together and I was tired of living in a space that felt jumbled all the time. I was really pleased with how well Stafford understood exactly what I wanted out of the space and I’m thrilled to finally come home to a little nook I feel 100% me in 100% of the time!

 

BEDDING
Bed in Grey (similar, less expensive option)

Sheets

Duvet

Comforter

Lumbar Pillow

Dalmatian Pillow

Lumbar Pillow

 

 

WORKSPACE
Desk

Boneyard Beack Print in Black Premium Wood Frame c/o

Lucite Desk Chair

Desk lamp

Shelf

Vase

Sea Urchin

Hat-trick vase set

Nesting jewelry boxes

 

Nightstand

Jewelry Tray

Industrial Lamp

IKEA MALM Dress (love this one)

Joshua Tree Print in Black Premium Wood Frame c/o

Curtains

Curtain rod

 

This post was in partnership with Havenly.

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  • Lulu
    August 16, 2016 at 1:24 pm

    So gorgeous!! I love having a white based room- always feels clean… even if it’s a bit messy.

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      District Sparkle
      August 17, 2016 at 10:17 am

      Thank you! I totally agree – the brighter and whiter, the better!

  • Liz - Shopping My Closet
    August 16, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Love the contemporary feel!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

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      District Sparkle
      August 17, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Thanks, Liz! I’m so happy to have finally found a vibe I thrive in!

  • Meghan
    August 18, 2016 at 10:16 am

    “The good Lord blessed me with many things. Interior design skills was not one of them.” SAME SAME SAME. Love how it turned out. So like maybe I need to come visit HA!

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      District Sparkle
      August 18, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Thanks, Meg! This bed is big enough for the both of us – and Wendell! Tay can have the bathtub haha

  • Nicole
    August 19, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    I’ve been considering using Havenly. Your room looks beautiful and chic. Question: after you choose a design do you just go out and purchase the items and construct the room yourself?

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      District Sparkle
      August 23, 2016 at 3:05 pm

      Thanks so much, Nicole! After you choose the design, the designer will upload links to the items in your profile and you shop from within the Havenly site. Hope this helps!