Design Board: Moroccan Vintage Romance Bedroom

Jackie emailed me asking for help with her bedroom. It’s a big room, but a pretty awkward shape. She described her style as “Moroccan Vintage Romance,” with an emphasis on the romance. So fun!
Here’s what I came up with…
Jackie specifically chose the headboard, desk and wardrobe and I filled in the rest. I also did a floor plan for the room and, while we considered several layouts, this one seems to best fit her space…
There will be a faux walk-in wardrobe at the top of the room built with free-standing wardrobes backed with pretty fabric. The bed is nestled in a nook with sloped ceilings.
There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing on chairs, but in the end we settled on an eclectic patchwork chair with a poof (to bring in the Moroccan theme) and a cute little lattice-print one to sit at the desk (which you can see in the design board at the top of this post). Sadly, by the time we were done with the design, the latter was sold out, so we had to rethink!
1. Turquoise velvet drapes – Ikea ($49.99/pair) & White sheer panels – Ikea ($19.99/pair): Layered and draped around the headboard.

2. Bronze wall sconce – Urban Outfitters ($39 each, currently on sale for $29)
3. Headboard – Nidification on Etsy ($600)
4. Aqua zebra print pillows – CompanyTwentySix on Etsy ($38 each) & Coral Kelly Weastler pillow – PopOColor on Etsy ($60)
5. Art print – YellenaJames on Etsy ($48)
6. Grey ikat fabric – Domesticate on Spoonflower ($18/yd+): To line the back of the wardrobes.

11. Wardrobe – Ikea ($375)
12. Paint colors: Ben Moore Dreamy Cloud (background color) & Ben Moore Elephant Gray (on swatch)
13. Window valance – Saffron Marigold ($29.99)
14. Lamp base – Target ($49.99)
15. Patchwork chair – Rugs USA ($613)
16. Gold poof – Rugs USA ($135)
17. Mirror – represents existing
18. Desk – Z Gallerie ($499)
19. Swivel chair – PB Teen (currently on sale for $299)

We also considered other options for seating – with a bit of rearranging, a small love seat could fit in place of the armchair…

Tufted love seat – World Market (currently on sale for $359.99)
Upholstered chair – Ballard Designs ($219-$354)

I had a lot of fun working on this one – it’s so girly and romantic. Thanks for the opportunity Jackie!



  1. February 8, 2013 / 4:34 pm

    HI LIZ! I cannot tell you how much it means to me that you were able to take all my inspiration pictures and my crazy/akward bedroom and transform it into this beautiful design idea. I haven't completely finished pulling it all together but I will send you pictures once it is all complete. The floorplan you were able to create was the best tool you gave me! And every time I look at the inspiration board you created for me I just get more and more excited to finish it all up. Thank you again, you really are a wonderful designer! xoxoxo Jackie

  2. April 16, 2013 / 1:04 am

    This mood board is really pretty! Thanks for linking up! Would love to have you back this week!