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A Modern, Eclectic Bedroom Reveal

A Modern Eclectic Bedroom Reveal

by Anna Smith of Annabode + Co.

Hey guys! I’m so excited to be back on the blog, this time to reveal an eclectic, modern bedroom we recently finished in the Denver area (see the initial design).

This was such a fun project because it tackled a lot of issues that so many people face; namely how to make a fairly standard “new build” home with builder-grade finishes both unique and reflective of your personality. My client, Gina, had tackled most of the rooms in her house but had left the bedroom untouched since they moved in (sound familiar? I confess I’m currently doing the same!). She had purchased a new bed, but the rest of the furniture was older and of the dark wood/matching bedroom set variety.

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Hello, autumn (& Friday Links)


Yesterday was the official start of fall. Always gets me humming a little Donovan: “You’ve got to pick up every stitch… Oh no, must be the season of the witch.”

I feel like it’s easier to let fall pass by without the appropriate fanfare in California—the seasons tend to be more subtle. I find myself wanting to work a bit harder to really savor them. Last year I came up with a “fall to-do list“—things like apple picking and chili stewing. Does anyone else make a list? What do you put on it?

Around here, this weekend will still feel like summer—it’s supposed to be 97 on Sunday. We’re going to see Science Friday at the Mondavi Center Saturday, and I’m having friends over to celebrate the nearing arrival of a baby. We’ll also pack up the kids overnight bags for a quick kidless getaway on Monday! Exciting!

If you’re looking for some good links for the weekend… 
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Finding characters of color


The other day I was reading The Snowy Day again, going “plop” with the snow on the kids’ heads and dragging their feet through imaginary snow from the vantage of my lap. It was a favorite of Hudson’s when he was a baby—one of the first that garnered a strong reaction—and seemed so fitting for our days in New York. Its simple illustrations of a little boy on a snowy day in the city are remarkable—in particular because their central subject is a little black boy, in a non “black book.”
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