My husband and I have thrown up our hands and given in. We're just not designers.
We've thought of a million little things we could do to improve the sad state of affairs it's in right now (new paint, new shades, new bedspread, new carpet.....) but piecing them altogether is where that part of our creative brains just don't seem to work. So, we're going to hire somebody to figure that out for us.
Thanks to my friend, Megan, who's made a mid-career change from web consulting to interior design, I've been given several awesome home design books, including one by the beloved (and sadly, gone) Domino.
Turns out, though, that I think I found my inspiration for our bedroom on Design Sponge this morning.
These pictures are of the home of Carol Neiley, owner of Basic French, a shop selling lovely French lifestyle items. I love the light, the simple, almost 'country' feel to it. It doesn't feel 'overly designed' or 'overly thought-out,' which I prefer. It should be lovely without looking like a lot of effort went into it.
This is why I adore my design blogs :)