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gough studio bedroom design

gough studio bedroom design

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I’m thrilled to be sharing one of my favorite recent projects with a local San Francisco design client! Since I’ve started my own interior design business, most of my projects have been through E-Design. While exciting and fun to connect with clients all over the country -from a historical remodel in Philadelphia, to a new build in Florida, to a Portland penthouse, and everywhere in between- I really love having local clients.

This client in particular moved to the city for work, and had the dilemma of furnishing a new small (but chock full of charm) studio in Hayes Valley. She wanted to come home to a bright, cozy, and colorful space. She also had an amazing collection of her grandma’s artwork to display. Today, I'll be sharing Part 1 of this pretty space, the bedroom area details (if you'd like to see the full reveal, head to my portfolio- a post for the rest of the home, including Get the Look, is coming soon!). 

Before I get into the design, here are some BEFORE pics- this empty space needed furnishings, and fast!


I immediately noticed the classic SF features- crown molding, beautiful hardwood floors, and a cute original radiator in the corner. This apartment, while small, is blessed with a huge walk-in closet, that had two access doors. Keeping access to the hall door, we were able to block off the other door and utilize the space for the bed.

The client already had a strong point of view with the bed- this rich mid-century walnut frame was the perfect fit for her style. A coordinating nightstand with marble top complements the look without being too matchy. She also had already ordered this soft bedding with a light watercolor print. We wanted to cozy up this space and add an eclectic flair. An imported Kantha quilt, soft textured pillows, and this incredible macrame hanging provide lovely touches of color and whimsy.

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This project was especially fun, not only because I had such an easy-going, sweet client, but because the style felt fresh and totally comfortable. One of the hallmarks of my design aesthetic is creating cozy spaces with natural materials and lots of texture (and pops of greenery). I love how this particular design incorporates those elements but still has plenty of rich color and fun.

Stay tuned for Part 2… the living area reveal! You’ll see how the space really comes together with more of these soft hues and even more cozy textures.

If you like any of the pieces here and are interested in recreating the "look", see the infographic below and source list for the big items, all still in stock! a west nest receives commission from affiliate links within this post.

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