interiors & styling

A Chic Bedroom

Giant Schnauzer in a Chic Bedroom There is one room in my house that is ever-changing… and that’s the guest room. It’s been my office, a place for friends to stay, and sometimes a catchall for anything and everything. Since we’re gearing up to list our house, I thought this would be the perfect time to rearrange it one last time. It’s styled back to it’s original purpose- a chic bedroom, but guests are going to have to fight Finn for it. He’s obviously smitten with the new bedding and is staking his claim. Click through to view lots of images and shop the post at the bottom. 

Art Filled Bedroom Lately, I’ve been on a roll with finding cool vintage pieces. I was super stoked to find these vintage velvet upholstered ottomans at an estate sale. The soft, neutral blueish gray tone can be paired with almost anything.

If you follow along on snapchat (@sar.gibs) you probably laughed as I tried to load this heavy bamboo nightstand into the back of my SUV. I found this thing in a parking lot!!! I’m not evening joking. It was the luckiest day of my life. Apparently, someone wanted to throw this beauty away, so I quickly snatched it up. Kalyn gave it a little facelift… check out the before & after:

Bamboo Nightstand Before Pretty amazing what a little paint and lacquer will do, right? I actually found a new product that is really cool. Rather than spending the time on multiple steps for lacquer, I found a spray can of  “triple thick glaze” that worked wonders! It’s sort of a one stop shop for ultra high shine furniture. If you’re looking for full DIY instructions- check out Jacqueline’s nightstand tutorial.

Teal and Brass Bamboo Nightstand

Nightstand Styling Since moving my desk out of this space, the floor plan makes so much more sense! By turning the bed and using a built-out architectural element as the other nightstand, this room actually feels spacious (never a word I previously would’ve used to describe it).

Feminine Bedroom

Nightstand Objects I updated the bedding with a neutral and affordable Nate Berkus bedding set. Finn immediately thought this was for him and didn’t hesitate to snuggle up (even though we have a “no dog on the bed” policy, ha!).

Chic Bedroom I actually felt sort of guilty for making him move because he looked so cozy… probably because he was giving me reaalllly convincing puppy dog eyes.

Soft Bedroom

Velvet Vintage Ottomans I also scored a couple amazing velvet Calvin Klein pillows from my local HomeGoods. I like that it has a hand-dyed look, but feels a bit edgier because of the material and color palette.

Velvet Pillow

Abstract Art in bedroom If you’re wondering about that art, during my little getaway to North Carolina, I stumbled upon an abstract artist while browsing at a local interior shop. The timing must’ve been perfect because we had just connected in regards to a collaboration when I realized the piece belonged to her! Look for a brand new Artist Spotlight in the next week or two.

Teal Bamboo Nightstand in Chic Bedroom

Pink Roses on Bamboo Nightstand I was really getting tired of the old monochromatic color palette. It felt SO nice to bring in a little color, pattern, and layer objects that feel a bit more sophisticated.

A Collected Bedroom

Velvet Parsons Ottomans If you’re wondering where everything is from, you can shop the post below. What pieces are your favorite? Which look do you prefer: this updated version or the older, neutral edition?

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  • Reply
    June 28, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    That wicker nightstand! Love the updated color. 😍

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      June 28, 2016 at 5:59 pm

      Thanks, Lee!! It really made a huge difference. xo

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      Annette George
      June 5, 2017 at 5:34 pm

      hi! just wondering what color you used for the wicker nightstand? i wanna give my wicker furniture an updated look and LOVE that color

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        June 5, 2017 at 5:51 pm

        Hi Annette! You can read all about the nightstands here (before images included): … the paint color is Benjamin Moore Blue Note. xo

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          June 5, 2017 at 5:54 pm

          Just kidding! Sorry, Annette… wrong nightstand post. The color was actually from a can of spray paint and the name escapes me! I’m sorry. I found it at Lowes and I believe it was rustoleum brand.

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    June 28, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    You are listing your house soon?! Where are you all going? Hopefully another fixer upper…

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      June 28, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      Yes and yes!! To another fixer upper :) more details soon… xo

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        June 28, 2016 at 6:41 pm


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    June 28, 2016 at 7:13 pm

    Love love love how this room turned out! You are so talented and inspiring. xx

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      June 28, 2016 at 7:43 pm

      You made my day, Cait!! Thanks so much for the amazing compliment. SO glad you like this space :) xo

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    June 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

    Estate sales are my fav, your stools are lovely. Looking forward to the Artist Spotlight, the entire room looks so cozy.
    Great job Sarah!

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      June 28, 2016 at 8:45 pm

      Estate sales for the win!! Thanks so much, Holly :) I hope you’re having an awesome summer. xo

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    June 29, 2016 at 2:59 am

    What color is the nightstand painted? I just love it!

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      June 29, 2016 at 11:31 am

      Thanks, Lindsay! You can find the paint here. xo

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    Brittany Cerminara
    June 29, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    Love this room! Wish the ottomans were for sale too!

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      June 29, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Thanks so much, Brittany! I know- they were an awesome find. xo

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    July 4, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    Quite the revamp. Looks great.
    Where did the hand come from?

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      July 4, 2016 at 7:00 pm

      Thanks, Karen! The hand is vintage… I found it at a thrift store. Pretty weird (and cool), right?! xo

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    Allison Hasserd
    July 11, 2016 at 10:29 pm

    Love love love this room! so cozy and fresh! and nice second hand finds! woot woot!! looove the wicker paint color! can’t to see what you do with the new place!

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      July 13, 2016 at 11:50 am

      Aww thank you so much, Allison! :-)

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    Sonja Metius
    October 25, 2017 at 9:45 pm

    I’m looking for this bed. Can you tell where you found it or what years it is?

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    Grace Roskar
    January 16, 2020 at 6:28 am

    Hi! Absolutely love how this turned out. Did you just use one can of spraypaint to paint the nightstand? I have a very similar set of nightstands that I want to paint using your DIY instructions but I’m trying to estimate how many cans I’ll need. Thanks!!

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      January 22, 2020 at 1:24 pm

      Thank you, Grace! I think I used a couple cans.

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