The final part of our attic renovation, the bunk room, is definitely one of my favorite spaces in our home. We were in need of a guest room and wanted to maximize the space to comfortably house as many guests as possible. I thought built-in beds would be a fun and perfect solution. We were able to fit four twin size bunks into the space. I love the idea of built-in beds and the cozy feel it gives a space.
Below are a few pictures of the space during the renovation…
Looking from the Rooster Room towards the bunk room.
Thanks to Joanna Gaines, I, along with 99% of women across the country are obsessed with shiplap, and I knew I wanted to include it in this space. We used shiplap in the bunk area to add character and interest to the space, and I am thrilled with how it all turned out.
I don’t know if I should be proud of this or embarrassed, but I purchased everything for the attic renovation, with the exception of two or three items, online. The majority of those purchases were from small businesses I follow on Instagram. I try to include as many items as possible from small businesses–I love supporting them, and the items give more character and uniqueness to your space. For the decor, I knew this was the only bedroom in our home, where I could girl it up a little bit, so I did.
One of the first items I purchased for the space were the bed linens. All of my friends know I am obsessed with the dohars from Mela & Roam. I’ve talked about them a couple of times on the blog, and they are ridiculously soft and beautiful! I’ve never met a dohar that I didn’t like. 😉
I may have started slowly collecting the dohars for the bunks two years or so before we started the renovation. I just couldn’t risk losing out on these dohars, since she doesn’t make many of them in the same pattern.
The quilts on the beds are also from Mela & Roam. I purchased those on a drive to Montgomery to visit our great friends, the Denneys (and well before the reno started, too). I am a stress shopper (who am I kidding!?! I’m a non-stress shopper too). We were going through some bad weather, so I pulled out my trusty phone and emailed back and forth with Courtney, the founder of Mela & Roam, about the quilts. The bad weather was worth the purchase, and I’m sure Jacob appreciated that I was preoccupied with something else, instead of pointing out all of the police cars I saw and asking him how fast he was driving. 😉💙
I love how all of the dohars are different and that there are two different quilt designs. Mixing the patterns allows for more personalization and character, but they all still coordinate by having similar color palettes.
For the sheets, I knew I wanted to use white but have something with a subtle pattern on it. I looked to my most favorite store to purchase sheets from, Serena and Lily. They are so very soft, and they offer a variety of fun patterns, which I love! I am a big fan of layering patterns, and I prefer a patterned sheet set. Not only are they pretty, but the pattern helps you figure out which way the sheets go when you’re making the bed. Nothing more frustrating that fighting with a fitted sheet and a mattress.
The drapes in the bunk room are extra special and add a punch of color and fun with the large scale pattern. My Mom found this fabric, which my Grand-mere had leftover from their beach house, when she was cleaning things out for a renovation. The fabric is older than I am, since the house hadn’t been redecorated since the ’70s…and the price was right, as my Grand-mere likes to say (on a side note, she’d always say “one size fits all” when they gave a birthday check to us, and it’s true).
I changed this window to a casement to match the ones added in the dormer, and it made a huge difference.
The artwork for this space is fun! Of course, I had to find a Herman and a rooster for up here.
Love the color these pieces bring into the space, since there is so much white up here.
My Lulie Wallace Herman! Couldn’t pass him up.
I told y’all in my last post how much I love a barn, and I had been eyeing the barn pieces that Kate Mullin paints for awhile before I snagged this beauty. The brights colors are what drew me to this little barn.
Love the serene colors in this piece by Hammmade Furniture–another Instagram find.
Y’all, this rooster by Kate Waddell was meant to be mine! She named the piece, “Fred,” and that’s my sweet grandfather’s name. I knew he had to come live at our house when I saw that.
I found this piece a couple of years ago at Marketplace and instantly fell in love with it and had to have it! My Grand-mere has one on the back of her kitchen door, and she keeps all of her aprons on it. She is a wonderful cook…only person who can work her magic on milk and make me enjoy drinking it. I HATE milk. 😝
We added this dormer window during our renovation. My husband, Jacob, didn’t see the need for it and thought it would be a waste of money. Obviously, I was victorious in our design debate. Of course, he loves the dormer and admits that I was right. Always music to my ears. 😉
The dormer windows look out over our driveway, so it makes for the perfect spot to unexpectedly shoot a certain someone, Jacob, with nerf guns. I may have done that a time or two.
This chest of drawers was one of the two things I actually went outside of the comfort of my home and my PJs to purchase. I bought this beauty off of Facebook from a sweet family in town, who I babysat for in high school. Disclaimer: up until middle school, I thought a chest of drawers was called chester drawers. I blame my mother–she should inform me of these things. 😉
I had this house portrait of my grandparents’ beach house done a few years ago, since this house is one of my favorite places to be. I asked the artist to include a Herman, of course.
The bench out front is also very special, and I had to have it included in the portrait. My grandparents would sit at the bench and wave when we arrived for our vacation and when we left to go home (I boo hoo’d every time we left). They never missed greeting us from that bench when we first pulled into the driveway for our stay with them.
I still don’t know how they timed it right or how long they’d sit out there waiting for us to arrive, since most of those times were well before the days of cell phones. Maybe my mom and grandparents had a trick up their sleeves that they never revealed to my sister and me. I don’t want to know if they did–takes away from the magic of it. 💚
• dohars & quilts: http://www.melaandroam.com
• sheet set: http://www.serenaandlily.com
• rug: http://www.wayfair.com
• bunny art piece: http://www.luliewallace.com
• rooster painting: http://www.katewaddell.com
• barn painting: http://www.katemullinart.com
• tree painting: http://www.hammmadefurniture.com
• Cottage 90 house portrait: Rebekka Seale
• lamp: http://www.potterybarn.com
• curtain rods: http://www.potterybarn.com
• woven blinds: http://www.blinds.com
• ceiling light fixtures: http://www.schoolhouseelectric.com
• bunk sconces: http://www.barnlightelectric.com