Navy Yard Condo || Soft Boho Master Bedroom

Welcome to our Navy Yard Condo Reveal Part 2! Actually, I suppose it's part 3 since we revealed the main living spaces last Summer, but it's our second day in a row revealing the bedrooms! So let's reccap:

Living Room / Dining Room: Full Tour Here

Then we hit the Guest Bedroom, where we scaled back in order for renting potential: Full Tour Here

Now all that's left is the Master Bedroom! We feel that the master bedroom is quite possibly the most important space in ones home, and we design them as such. This particular master opens to a private hallway/lounge area where our client can access her en-suite bath and closet. We felt that this hallway was as much a part of her living space as the others so we designed it with quite the dose of moody drama!

Wrapped in 'Hunter Green' by Benjamin Moore, (the same paint we used on the guest room dresser), and styled with picture ledges for convenient art swapping, (of which our client has quite the collection!), this passageway is special and instantly makes one feel as if they're entering a unique part of this home. We built the bench from metal sawhorse legs and scrap wood, and at just 11" wide it's able to serve as a quick-drop surface without interfering with walking space.

Picture ledges are a fantastic alternative to a gallery wall - you'll do a lot less damage to your walls and you can change things out as often as you please! These white ledges were from IKEA.

From dark and moody to bright and airy; the perfect contrast.

We wrapped the bedroom in 'Swiss Coffee' by Benamin Moore and contrasted the neutrals with warm wood. Similar to the guest bedroom we kept the lines of the furniture very simple and clean, and similar to the main living spaces we layered more pattern and texture.

Since our client came in with a real 'let's do it!' attitude we were able to present some really exciting ideas to her. The dark green moody hallway was just the beginning and she really nailed it! This wall treatment behind her bed was another project we included in our design for this space. We had all agreed that an accent wall of sorts behind the bed would make this room really special, but we wanted to keep it monochromatic, subtle, and easy! Since our client would be handling these projects on her own, (reminder, this was all done through eDesign!), we wanted them to be very manageable. After she suggested a shiplap wall, we thought about some more affordable and easier alternatives. We stumbled upon this idea on Pinterest of using just pieces of wood trim horizontally spaced apart and nail-gunned to the wall. It was a project that didn't cost a lot of time OR money, but the impact is exactly what we were looking for. It speaks the same language as shiplap, but it's a little more modern looking and different from the currently trendy wall treatments out there right now.

This colorblock pillow from Urban Outfitters was one of the first pieces of this design! We wanted to contrast the dark, rustic hallway with a light and airy space using soft textures and warm pastels.

The dresser and nightstands were a fantastic mix and match Craigslist maneuver - we wanted to use walnut wood in here and after using 'walnut' in the search bar, these pieces popped right up! We've mixed woods in various rooms before, but in a smaller space like this where the goal was a really clean and fresh feel, we wanted the few wood pieces brought in to be of the same finish.

For less than $10/each we created the wall hangings that incorporate a favorite quote our client gave us. Aren't these words by Joan Burge, (author of Give Yourself Permission to Live a Big Life), inspiring?! Solid choice to wake up and see every day. For more info on how to create large scale charts like these, see post here.

A pair of 8x10 prints from our dear friend Jessica over at Vol.25 look just perfect next to the warm wood dresser.

These brass sconces are from a seriously talented small business on Etsy called Rough Luck Studio. Their collection is extensive, affordable and we absolutely can't wait to use them again!

Because our client was a fellow 'style-mutt', she was very eclectic and liked all the things, (is there anyone who can't relate to this?!). Near the end of this project, when the air was starting to turn crisp and the colors on the trees were changing, she expressed interest in incorporating some richer colors in place of the pastel. The wonderful thing about the design of this room is that it's so neutral she can swap out pillows and throws for instant seasonal change. We suggested a gorgeous velvet rust, ivory and dark gray pillow as well as a mohair throw with pompom fringe from a local small shop, Valerianne.

Nothing else changed in the room, but look how fall/winter ready it is now!

That's a wrap folks! We sure are grateful to do this work; what an honor it is when someone invites us to help them create their home - of all the places in the world, home should feel truly special. Feel free to contact us through the 'free consultation' form linked on our eDesign page if you're interested in chatting about your own space!

Thank you all so much for coming by!


Navy Yard Condo || Minimalist Guest Room

Hi friends! We are so tickled to finally get to share one of the coolest projects we've had the pleasure of working on recently! Today and tomorrow we'll be revealing the bedrooms from this condo you may recall from last Spring. Situated in the heart of the trendy Navy Yard neighborhood of Washington D.C., this home is where our young world traveler client can truly kick back and find rest. Just like with the main living spaces, we completed these bedrooms remotely through E-Design!

Here's a look back at what we did in her main living spaces, but you can catch the full tour here!

Our client had a real 'let's do it!' attitude so we were able to present some pretty big ideas to her, (wait until you see what we did with her master bedroom tomorrow)! Not only was she open minded, but she tackled them fearlessly, (serious kudos to her)! This is what E-Design is all about - TRUST! Fortunately, she was kind enough to let us drop by after the rooms were finished so we could snap some photos to share with you!

We're kicking off the reveal today with the guest room. Since our client may potentially rent out her guest space we wanted it to be fairly neutral but also very inviting. Although we kept the furniture and decor to a minimum, the right mix of pieces give this space a warm and stylish feel. Come on in!

You truly can't go wrong with ivory and rust. The plan from the start was a very simple color palette that mixed natural wood tones, black, brass, and ivory. We started with this design board and followed it pretty closely until we got to the dresser. The dresser was a fantastic Craigslist find with good bones but the surface of the wood was not in tip-top condition, so we had our client paint the piece in a dark hunter green, (which she had leftover from a little surprise we'll be revealing tomorrow), and added brass pulls, (which we found for her here).

We found these sconces affordably at World Market, and added a basket she already owned above the bed. The rusty brown pillow we found in Etsy shop, I Heart Norwegian Wood, completes that end of the bed, while a folded Mexican blanket our client found while in Mexico anchors the foot. Ivory linen duvet set from H&M.

This woven bedside table from IKEA adds subtle texture.

This woven mirror was one of the few pieces our client had when we first met, but it's so large there wasn't an appropriate spot for it in her main living spaces. It's absolutely the perfect piece over this dresser! We love looking at the items our clients have with fresh eyes and reworking them in new ways.

That completes today's reveal! We hope you'll come back tomorrow when we share the gorgeous master bedroom! It's got several treats we think you guys will enjoy.

Thank you so much for stopping by!


The Finishing Touches

I have a question for the universe: why is it that the finishing touches for a room are always the hardest to find? I find that I'm so quick to buy the basic, big-ticket items. But what about the things that really pull everything together? 

If you're keeping track on Instagram, I'm 90% through a bedroom refresh. Have I only been living in my apartment for five months? Yes... but, I was living in a space that didn't feel like me. Most of the items were donations from my parents. Of course, I'm keeping that ones that mean something real to me - the pieces I look at and am reminded of either a memory, or a person, or an example of an awesome marriage and life. But, it was time to really make my very first solo apartment mine. You can see what is used to look like here

Ignore the grainy photos for now. I promise a full reveal soon! BECAUSE... drum roll. I have found the final two pieces that I needed to complete this space, thanks to Now, I'm willing to bet if you all are anything like me, you guys can search for hours for the right items at good prices. I find those awesome sentimental, handmade, or thrifted pieces first. 

Then, I used to source the rest - on sale!! 

Their awesome "Find Local Sales" tool hooked me up with deals in the Washington, D.C. area. And what did I find?? 


Here is the space. Almost there, right? Can you guys guess what the finishing touches are? 
You'll have it wait to find out, but until then, check out for your own finishing touches or complete projects!