Embarrassingly enough, we lived in our last apartment for three years and didn’t change anything about the bedroom from the day we moved in, including the hand-me-down, particleboard, platform bed that we swiped from my parents before the move.
I made Jon promise me that we would get a real bed for our new apartment, and it became quickly apparent that the options out there are overwhelming. After living with no headboard for three years, I knew I wanted a plush, soft headboard that would feel comfortable to sit up in and read or watch TV, so I narrowed my search to upholstered beds. Hours of my life and approximately 4 million beds later, I finally decided on a style and budget appropriate option.
In an effort to be a friend (and hopefully give you back time that you probably don’t have to spend searching in the first place), I thought a round-up of my favorite options in a range of budgets would be helpful (so you wouldn’t have to go through the struggle I did)!
November is one of my favorite months of the year. Growing up in the South, November is the first month when it really starts to get cool. Plus, I think it’s the official beginning to the holiday season (and who doesn’t love the holiday season?).
That might be why I’m so in love with this gorgeous green for November. It’s getting us into the holiday spirit, but not throwing it in your face. Subtle, rich, and sophisticated. So much so that I might be inclined to keep this color in my home year round!
Welcome to Schafer Rea Studio, a blog about interiors, art, and design.
I’m a full-time interior designer by day, and now, a blogger by night. I’m also a wife, a dog mom, a (big) fan of Law and Order SVU and House Hunters, an amateur painter, a compulsive list-maker, and a total slob in the kitchen (just ask my husband)!
My parents built the home I grew up in when I was a kid, and even then I was providing direction on the floor plan (that was actually implemented, hilariously enough). That affinity for spatial thinking led to a degree in architecture that was close… but not quite right for me. Eventually I discovered interiors, which combined my love for art and expression with my fascination with psychology.
And that is exactly how I would describe interior design… the intersection of art, psychology, and creative problem solving. At my job I deal with interesting challenges every day, from developing a finish palette, to showing a code official that I’ve designed a space that will allow everyone to exit safely in the event of a fire. I get to design things daily that not only look good, but fulfill a functional need that can transform a person’s business, experience, or life.
This blog is a space for me to share inspiration and be inspired, brainstorm, connect with others, and continue to explore all the things I’m passionate about. I would love for you to join me on this adventure!
As a thank you for joining me as I get this blog up and running, I’m giving away a $5 Starbucks e-gift card to the first 2 commenters on each of my posts this week. So don’t be shy… say hello!