now i lay me down to sleep.
by victoria comment


i thought i’d share a little bit more of the new house today, this time my bedroom. i quite love it in here, and find it a really peaceful room to say goodnight each evening, and even to doze or read on a lazy saturday afternoon. the light is really nice, and i feel so lucky to be able to look out my windows into my garden and the trees. quite a luxury for me, living in the big, bad city!

vintage dish re-purposed as jewelry tray from stephie d’s etsy shop; thrifted eiffel towers from alemany flea market.

i love my pretty dwell chinoiserie bedding. photograph taken by kim schoen in prague, 2007.

vintage turquiose bedside lamp from hindsvik; and tord boontje garland lamp inspired by anna at door sixteen, or you might say completely copycatted! thrifted bedside table, and mirror found at urban outfitters’ store fixture sale ($20!).

dresser found on craigslist ($35!) and painted with black lacquer; thrifted mid-century modern chair; and black print flannel blanket via david fussenegger.

thrifted yard sale find chair ($5); thrifted ‘diane-arbus-like‘ photo found at alameda flea market ($2); cowhide rug via ebay.

thrifted bedside lamp found at yard sale; i added a piece of custom-cut glass to the top of this vintage rolling cart found at a sadly, long-gone antique shop (my old coffee table, re-purposed). photograph from the lovely *cinnamon; and oil painting thrifted from goodbyes.

turquoise thrifted mid-century pottery ($1) found at alemany flea market, and used as large candle votive.

looking in from the hallway (above); and looking out towards the kitchen and nook beyond (below).

82 responses to “now i lay me down to sleep.”

  1. Oh my! I adore this room. I just bought a cowhide rug this past weekend for my bedroom and I’m in heaven. I love the coat on yours. The lamp is just gorgeous as well.

  2. Love, love love your nightstand and the mirror is so pretty. You must just love your new place. The view from the window looks quite peaceful.

  3. It is absolutely gorgeous Victoria! No surprise there but, I believe we might be soul sisters in one area and that is how quickly you settle in and make your house a home. I am like that too & am so impressed with how quickly you have put it all together. I love all of the black you are using & I see your light came :) Also, the bench by window with plant gives me a great idea so, thank you! So wonderful, thank you for sharing and with all of the fantastic photos!
    ps LOVE your bedding, it never fails.

  4. Love the soft color pallete of your bedroom and that comforter with the birdies on it…swoon!!!! :) You are one talented lady and sure can pull a room together well!

  5. Your bedroom is so cozy and chic!! I LOVE the dwell bedding, they’re one of my faves. And you even make your jewelry look so nice – whenever mine is out in a bowl like that, it just looks messy!

  6. Oh my gosh, Victoria!!! It looks SO spectacular – and not only do we have twin Garland lights/medallions, but we also have matching rugs…and we both have bedding from Dwell. :)

    I’m feeling the urge to put a bench in front of my windows suddenly!!

    Really, really, lovely.

  7. thank you all so much!! you make me feel so happy! i was thinking maybe it was a weird mix, even though i liked it.

    anna – we are separated at birth!! i hope you come visit in person some time! you need to come to SF! :)

  8. oh my Victoria! it looks amazing!! everything about it is wonderful. your bedspread is so beautiful. seriously my dream bedding! I love it. good job!!

  9. That is seriously beautiful light in your bedroom. What a lovely cozy space.

    And…..I am tickled to see the print on your nightstand. ;)

  10. Very fresh and serene…I just love the little bench below the window, and your garden view. It would definitely be very difficult for me to leave that room in the morning if I were you…And what a score on that UO mirror!

  11. I have little eiffel towers also! I think I am going to have to copy the idea of putting them near my jewelry! Very pretty! The white makes the rest stand out!

  12. Lovely, of course! Your house is coming together beautifully! I have a question about laquer. How is that different from the regular paint I would buy at Home Depot? Is it just high gloss?

  13. hi.

    i appreciate all the efforts that must be made when moving; your hard work paid off and you have a beautiful haven!

    i also appreciate the many photos (including the view from the hallway that shows more of your new home) you shared.

    and it’s fun to see how you have re-purposed things from your apartment into this new-to-you home.

    may you be very happy there (it sounds like you already are; great)!

    thanks for sharing.

  14. It’s absolutely gorgeous. Your house must be your favorite place to be. Your hard work to move to this place must have been so worth the efforts. Thanks for sharing the photos of your sweet home!

  15. oh really love this space, and it’s YOURS to boot…

    I am always so in awe of talented designers that can be thusly minimal and still have things they love all around them arranged in the most pleasing little vignettes. question about the rug…i’ve been on a serious rug hunt, how did you feel about buying one used on ebay?

  16. oh what’s a little bodily fluids when you can wash them?

    heej – thank you! i can’t wait for you to visit!

    meghan – i love this bedding, and it’s super soft, too! :)

  17. victoria! your room is loveLee and how sweet that you can look out your window into your garden. truly something out of a magazine article. everything looks amazing.
    i also wanted to thank you so much for coming by my blog and reading my pin it forward! i really appreciate you taking your time out in visiting and commenting on all who are participating in this project. you are a wonderful and thoughtful hostess. thanks for getting this together and i am looking foward to your next project once it’s done!

  18. alely – oh thank you, for participating! it’s all my pleasure. :)

    thank you jules – that photo is from *cinnamon (flickr).

    hannah – that’s such a nice way to put it – thank you, i did think a lot about this room – even dreamed about it at night (or had insomnia over it!!). ;)

  19. Hmmm, its a little boring, like the turquoise lamp, but as an accent not bedside. Needs some pop, maybe patterned headboard. Looks clean though

  20. This looks so pretty Victoria, really nice work and you are right, the room has lovely light. I really like the lamp and bench below your window, and also the black dresser, it is so pretty!

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