A few hours later, I dragged Alan off to Ikea where we picked up the plaid duvet cover. A week or so after that we painted the bedroom Bittersweet Chocolate from Benjamin Moore. And then I found some really pretty textured sheers at Target.
Yesterday we finally put it all together.
As you can see, it's not an exact match - not even close - but it accomplishes a lot of what I wanted: a masculine room that is dark & moody and best of all PLAID. Yes, I am mad for plaid. In the winter I have a brown cable knit blanket that'll get added, but it's still a bit too warm for that.
I want to come up with a better system for storing my hats and hanging my necklaces. I'm thinking about adding little hooks to the bottom of the mirror, or maybe below that a thin piece of reclaimed wood with some industrial or rustic knobs.
The rug isn't holding up very well - once upon a time it was a thick, lovely cream color but now it's kind of a shaggy grey mess. I'd like to replace it but that's also not an immediate need. We do eventually need something that we can use our carpet cleaner on and this style just isn't it. I'm thinking maybe a deep burgundy oriental design, but that's a long way off yet.
As you can see from the pictures, Dakota definitely approves.
Edited to add: I think where our wedding photos are I might want to put up a national park poster - Yellowstone, perhaps? - or create a painting. I love our wedding photos but the mat is starting to turn yellow and there are no brown speckles in the lower right quadrant.