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Scheming: Master Bedroom In Florida Condo

I haven’t posted many photos of our little Delray Beach condo, mainly because until this summer it had white wall-to-wall carpeting, tan walls with navy blue and hunter green trim, a plethora of pink tiles, and dingy blinds. This summer, we had the whole place done with cork flooring and all the walls painted bright white. Yesterday I spiffied up the master bedroom and took some photographs. Given the limited accessories at my disposal (not to mention the small budget) and my ineptitude with a camera, they’re hardly print ready, but you can get a sense of how it’s coming along. Here’s our beach bedroom makeover, unveiled.

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BeddingStyle.com sent me a beautiful bright white Puckered Diamond Matelasse Coverlet and Shams by Vera Wang for the bed.  I layered the coverlet with our existing grey fleece blanket for a mix of cozy and crisp. I love the result. (The simple white bed frame from West Elm we got when we first moved in.)

 The artwork is an original painting by Lulu de Kwiatkowski. I’ve interviewed Lulu a couple of times for my work with Matouk (she designs a line of bedding for Matouk, and I co-write the Matouk blog). She is tons of fun, so I was psyched to buy a painting I love on the LuluDK website she launched last year with her products, prints, and original artwork.

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The rug is new too. I ordered it from Wayfair thinking it might work in the boys’ room, but it seemed too earthy. Luckily it looks perfect in the master bedroom; the watery color imbues a calmness. It’s a rough wool dhurrie, so I have to use a yoga mat when I stretch out before bed (itchy!), but it covers a lot of the room without being overpowering.

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Thanks to the folks at Rug Pad USA, the rug feels quite cushy, as it sits atop  3/8-inch thick felt pad. A co-founder offered to send me a rug pad when he saw my recent post on rugs. Rug Pad USA, which launched a couple of years ago, manufactures higher end, eco-friendly rug pads that are made in the USA.  I went with the Eco-Fiber Felt Pad. It’s made from 100 percent recycled felt materials and is resistant to mold, moisture, and mildew. It’s thick and doesn’t shed or smell, and the rug stays put. (The cheap rug pad I bought somewhere else had to be banished outdoors until the toxic odor was gone.) I’m thinking eco-fiber rug pads are the way to go. Now I need one for Flokati rug I just purchased for the living room.

I think that’s about everything. The rug and the matelasse bedding from BeddingStyle.com are the centerpieces., but let me know if you have any questions (or suggestions for that matter, as it’s still a work in progress). Yes, we travel with the cat. He sits in his carrier under the seat in front of me. No, he doesn’t meow.

S W A T C H I N G

Master Bedroom With Cork Floor And Green Rug

S H O P P I N G 

1 Blue-Green Sea Painting by Lulu DK.

2 Samtid Floor Reading Lamp, $39.99 at Ikea

3 Simple White King Bed Frame, $399 at West Elm.

4 Jaipur Maroc Geometric Area Rug $951.50 at Wayfair.

5 Vera Wang Matelasse Coverlet & Shams, $249.99 & $79.99 at BeddingStyle.

6 Slice Wall Mounted Storage Shelf, $149 at CB2

7 Lack Side Table, $9.99 at Ikea.

 

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Site Spotlight: Lulu DK’s New Online Shop

I’ve been promising Lulu for about a month now that I’d highlight the newly launched online shop. Seeing how I’m off to South Florida this morning (sun!) it seemed like a good time to indulge in her colorful, slightly Palm-beach inspired designs.

I love Lulu’s style, and am so psyched that I get to work with her through Matouk. (My friend Meredith and I write the Matouk blog; Lulu designs the Lulu DK for Matouk line of bedding.) She is talented, gorgeous, so very cool, and really nice. I haven’t met her IRL, but we’ve chatted by phone and email, and laugh about following each other on Pinterest. She too is the tiniest bit Pinterest-obsessed.

Lulu DK Textile Designer Matouk

Lulu is Lulu de Kwiatkowski, otherwise known as Lulu DK. She grew up in NYC, Hamptons, and Bahamas, studied abroad during her high school then earned a Fine Arts and Interior Design degree at Parsons School of Design. After graduation she headed to Paris. (I told you she’s cool.) In 1998, Lulu became enthralled by a fabric mill outside of Paris, and a few months later, her textile company LULU DK was born.

In addition to fabrics, wallpaper, bed linens, carpet, and fine art (you may have seen her prints on One King’s Lane), Lulu has just launched a webshop with a number of new items as the start of a total lifestyle brand. Here are some of her fun and vibrant designs.

 

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S H O P P I N G 

1 Love Sky Rug, $340

2 “I Heart U” Decals, $38

3 “Thank You” Pillow, $149

4 Clyde Navy Rug, $340

5 “Blow “Tissue Box Cover, $45

6 Illuminate Shade in Rainbow Straw, $150

7 “Just Married” Pillow, $149

8 The Park Avenue Pouf, $575

9 Colors Apple Martini Pillow, $185

10 X-Tra Special Bench, $650

11 “Lulu’s House 1999” Framed Print, $189

12 “My Pool” Framed Print, $189

13 The Fitzgerald Tote in Rainbow Bark, $265

14 Green “Love” Pillow, $149

15 The Fitzgerald Tote, $265

16 “Bahamas” and “Sydney” Notecard Set, $18

17 One-of-a-Kind Pop Indie Sarong/Scarf, $135

18 One-of-a-Kind Indie Grande Pillow VI, $345

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