Now that you’ve been through the main parts of this incredibly special home designed and built by Emily’s design architects, Anne and Richard De Wolf of ARCIFORM, (the kitchen/dining/living room and the main suite) it’s time to see where the guests sleep! Yes, as you can see they are the most beautiful bunk beds maybe ever. But guess what? This is only one of two rooms (plus a bonus bed area and a sweet vintage-inspired bathroom!)
Yes, I too would love nothing more at this moment, in the 90-degree heat, to be cozy on the Washington coast in this bunk room, enjoying this unreal home. The contrast of the black walls and medium warm raw wood as well as the texture (the smooth painted sheen on the walls and the textured ceiling and frame) creates unbelievably good tension. It just gives it so much depth and interest don’t you think??
It also has to be said that Emily Henderson and Emily Bowser did an incredible job styling this room. Those vintage quilts are so good and perfectly handmade. Then paired with the striped, lighter-toned sheets gives an added pattern without fighting the quilt pattern (different scales). I also love that they chose quilted shams to mimic but not copy the quilts. Then for the throw pillows you simply can’t lose with that Target faux leather lumbar! It adds the perfect amount of depth and warmth. But we’re nothing if not whimsical so a ball pillow is a must.
Last thing! Did you notice how they used a mustard-colored sham on the top and a light neutral one on the bottom?? It’s fun, gives each bed its own identity (a must! ha), and there’s no need for any throw pillows on the top bunk since that’s where the deeper color is. It’s decor math.
But one crucial element that was put throughout the house were stained glass windows and doors (as you read about last week). If this home doesn’t make you RUN to your nearest architectural salvage yard or quickly hop on Craigslist or Etsy to grab some vintage stained glass pieces for your home I’m not sure what will. What sweetness and soul they bring. For whatever reason they just make a home so special and really homey. Plus they are just COOL.
Of course, this home was custom built so it’s likely a little easier to add them in when you are starting from scratch or remodeling. But anything is possible if you want it enough (or have enough funds if we’re being honest).
Table Lamp (vintage)
Look at the little built-in side table with the sweetest and most perfect vintage lamp. See how those simple pillows really make the look complete?
Art (vintage) | Pendant (vintage) | Sheepskin Pelt (similar)
Here is our last angle of this room before moving on to the next! The styling is so simple and sweet. With architectural interest like this, you don’t need much. But a plant is almost always a necessity in any room and this hanging guy adds that final touch to make the space come alive (that vintage pendant isn’t doing a bad job at that either:))
And because the walls are a statement in and of themselves, they didn’t need to add much art! Just enough to add some more color and movement. Oh, and a sheepskin pelt is always a good idea for maximum coziness.
Another bunk room because can you ever have enough in a vacation home? Maximum beds are key! If I can avoid an air mattress I am a grateful gal. My back hates them. But back to bunk room #2. I love that they didn’t do the same colors on the walls but still did a deeper tone than the ceiling! This is a great idea if you love wood to look like wood but want contrast.
They also did a similar but different bunk frame arch. I really love when rooms in a house have their own look and yet clearly all belong in the same home.
Anne also chose another wonderful stained glass pair and since there aren’t any side tables they included industrial hardwired sconces. The way that the Emilys styled this bedding was also similar but different. Same base (Green Comforter and Sham) on both but different throws and lumbar pillows. A little more user-friendly method if you want a no-fail formula. It’s all the same except the add-ons which you can just choose slightly different versions of!
Now this little “room” made my heart jump out of my chest. The bedding looks nearly identical (okay this one is cuter) to my bed in the loft area of the vacation/company home my family had. It had my great-grandmother’s handmade quilt that looked almost exactly like that with handmade pillows my mom and I sewed together with vintage fabric we picked out. My mom was such a talented seamstress and I, well, I tried and regrettably lost interest. If I didn’t want to not ruin this beautiful post I would show you a picture.
But back to this nook. Those likely vintage brass light fixtures are SO perfect I almost can’t stand it. I love that they chose two different styles in the same finish. Another easy way to make a room feel more eclectic while still super cohesive. Then take a look at those extra large dried flowers. The scale of them makes them look so cool. That sweet pup is also really selling this space:)
We are now at the grand finale of the loft area with this very special bathroom. If you’ve been contemplating a bold patterned floor-to-wall tile, take this as your sign to do it! It looks so great. Who wouldn’t want to shower in here?? Or brush your teeth in the coolest green vintage vanity?? If you read my bathroom post last week you know I’m potentially looking for new vintage vanity legs…and these are very inspiring. Let’s use more vintage vanities in bathrooms (at least in guest or power bathrooms which don’t always need as much storage). Ah and look at that cute trash bin!
Look at the vintage details of the shower base! Both the vanity and this base help to soften the geometric lines of the tile in a really fun way. Then did you notice that one of the shower walls is a different tile? I mean why not?! It looks great and simply added another visual texture but in a light neutral so it’s not overpowering. Plus it’s the same tile that’s in the main suite. Big fan over here if you can’t tell.
So do you have a favorite space or design element yet? We still have one more very special room to show you later this week that we know you a going to love. It’s been so fun getting to show off Anne and Richard’s work! Until next time…
Love you, mean it.
*Design by Anne De Wolf of ARCIFORM and Versatile Wood Products
**Chief Lumberjack: Richard De Wolf of ARCIFORM and Versatile Wood Products
***Styled by Emily Henderson and Emily Bowser
****Photos by Sara Ligorria-Tramp