I recently spotted these photos of my bedroom on photographer Michael Graydon’s website. Michael shot our house for Toronto Life magazine a few months ago and these shots never made it into the final article.
We tried a couple of versions of the bed that day; one nicely made and tucked in and the other slightly messy which you see above. Interesting fact — I get more inquiries about the bedding in this room than any other question! The funny thing is that it was all very unplanned.
The kilim pillows I made myself and were originally used in our living room. The gold damask comforter is by Frette and was bought in Italy. (At the time, I had no idea how I would end up using the quilt I just knew I loved it and had to have it!) The grey striped sheets are by DwellStudio and were bought for my former bedroom. The cream cotton throw is from India and was picked up on the same trip to Italy. Again, I had no idea where I would end up using it and I certainly never thought I would pair it with the luxurious gold Frette throw! The ruffled cream, grey dotted and coral hand blocked pillows are from West Elm and we’re the only bedding items I purchased specifically for this bedroom. Somehow it all came together! I think the key is those kilim pillows that actually have all the colours used in the room: coral, saffron, black, grey and cream.
Michael also took this shot of the fireplace in our bedroom. The ceramics are by my sister-in-law Erin McCutcheon. It’s a quiet moment that has never been captured before.
My favorite interiors are ones where the room has a story to tell. There’s something to be said for building a collection of items you love and then rearranging them as you need. It’s in the unexpected juxtaposition of objects that the magic starts to happen.
Do you find yourself rearranging your home over and over again?