She didn't even like the
So off to Pottery Barn we went . . . for ideas and inspiration. Andi was almost immediately drawn to a display of these gray and tan throw pillows with silver accents.
Andi also loved this display of gray candles in shiny silver holders. More inspiration for our room.
Andi's current bedroom lamps were too small, too matchy-matchy, too blue, and too 80's. Andi had kept them because they had belonged to our Mom, but they weren't especially valuable or sentimental . . .they were just lamps. I encouraged her to keep what she loved of Mom's but to let go of her guilt about trying to keep everything. She got it and agreed that . . .
Andi really liked this tine "LOVE" sign at Home Goods (our "big splurge at $39.99). We took all of the pictures off the bed wall and used just this. It gives the room a focal point, reinforces the tan, gray and silver color scheme, and is substantial enough to visually make up for the fact that the bed has no headboard.
I found this tan, gray and silver home-dec fabric for $3.99 per yard (at Marden's; Maine sewers will understand!) and made Andi two throw pillows with pillow forms I had on hand.
I forgot to remove the plum-colored "sleeping pillows" for the photos of the finished bed
(just imagine them gone) . . . but it still looks soft, simple and inviting.