Progress in the Bedroom


Hey there, friends! I hope you had a truly wonderful weekend. It’s hard to believe it was the last weekend in July. Where is the summer going?

It was a pretty good weekend here. On Saturday my friends and I visited Tasting In the Wilds, a local wine and beer festival. We try to get there every year and always have a fabulous time.

Tasting in the Wilds | Inspired by Charm

I didn’t play all weekend, though. I’m pleased to report that I made some progress in my bedroom. As with my closet, this room needed crown molding, so I cut and installed that on Friday.

Bedroom Progress | Inspired by Charm

Also, I decided to move the ceiling light. When this home was turned into a B&B, walls were added so that closets could be repurposed as bathrooms. The result was that a couple of the ceiling light fixtures were off center. Because of the planned location of the bed in this room, it drove me bananas, so it had to be moved.

Bedroom Progress | Inspired by Charm

Moving the fixture meant that I had to patch a rather large whole in the ceiling. I spent most of the weekend patching, sanding, waiting for the spackle to dry, and cleaning up the dust. A dirty job, but someone has to do it.

I was hoping to at least get the ceiling painted, but it just didn’t happen. So, I’m now planning on carving out some time this week to get the entire room painted. Then, I can finally move onto the fun stuff!

Bedroom Progress | Inspired by Charm

While this isn’t too exciting, nonetheless it’s progress.

Also, I’m trying to figure out what light fixture to get for this space. I’d like something a bit different that is light and airy. Right now I’m considering these two:  this Gold Capiz Chandelier from West Elm or a large (left), round capiz shell pendant from Restoration Hardware (right). Again, the color palette for this space is jewel tones.

Bedroom Progress - Light Fixture| Inspired by Charm

I like both. I’m obviously attracted to the gold one because you know me and gold. A friend of mine said it was too feminine, but as you can tell from my existing style, I don’t really care too much about that. I prefer blurring those lines when it comes to decor.

Let me know what you think. Have you been loving any particular light fixtures lately that you think might look fab in my new space? I love picking out lighting, so it’s killing me I don’t already have something for this space. Help!

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The Before / Inspiration
New Crown Molding
Paint Colors and Plan
Light Fixture
The Closet is Now a Closet
Bedroom Progress (You are here!)

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  • Maria at

    You are amazing at picking out light fixtures! I love every last light in your house…even your closet has the best light!! I personally love the gold chandelier. Whether it matters or not, I don’t think it looks too feminine. The picture you included where it shows it in a bedroom doesn’t look feminine at all! I really like the other light too, but that gold one has just got that something extra special!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Awww! You are so sweet! I love picking them out. And I agree with you on the gold fixture! Decisions. Decisions.

      xo Michael

  • Sarah Pacheco at

    I don’t think the light fixture is feminine. I think it’s fabulous! A pink lace chandelier with unicorns now that might be considered feminine πŸ™‚

  • Ashley at

    Can I ask where you got your bed frame and mattress ( it looks soooo comfy!!!). My fiancΓ© and I are bed shopping right now and I feel like I’ve exhausted all my options.
    PS love the West Elm light!
    xx Ashley

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. Thanks for noticing my bed! It’s a Sealy Posturepedic with a pillow top. I actually purchased through the Four Seasons Hotel when I worked for them several years ago. Hope that helps!

      xo Michael

      • Ashley at

        Thanks, Michael! πŸ˜€

  • Sue at

    L.O.V.E both chandies! Not feminine at all. Classy!

  • Lisa at

    I love them both but feel that the globe would look better with the fixture you have in the new closet…

  • Lauren at

    Love the round capiz shell light fixture!

  • Maralyn Woods at

    I love the globe and from a practical standpoint it would be much easier to keep clean and dusted. Nothing feminine about either of these fixtures. Both are beautiful and functional. You can’t go wrong with either one. I love following all the great things you are doing to your charming home. Thanks for sharing.

  • carol Jane at

    That bed looks so comfy. What brand is it?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! It’s Sealy Postrurepedic. πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Cecile at

    I like the one that looks like dangling gold leaf myself and I want the bed too.

  • Effie at

    Personally, I really like the Capiz Chandelier from West Elm. Much prettier and more glam. It’s much more of a statement piece, and I don’t think I would tire of it as much as I would the round one from RH.
    Can’t wait to see the finished room! Your interior design posts are my favourites!
    Good luck!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much for your input! Such tough designs! And I’m so happy to hear you lie the design posts.

      xo Michael

  • Alice at

    I actually like the globe better, but proportionally, from looking at the picture, and in relation to the objects around it, it seems far too big for over your bed. Just a guess without actual measurements. Can’t wait to see the finished reveal!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks Alice! It does come in a smaller size. So that shouldn’t be an issue if I decide to go that direction. Thank you again!

      xo Michael

  • Karen at

    Love the gold and the proportion is a better size, if we can really tell from the pictures. Love your blog. If I need ideas, I know where to come.

  • girlfromwva at

    I am voting for the Gold Capiz Chandelier from West Elm. I do not think it is feminine; saw it in a few other bedrooms on Pinterest. It is more bold and unique. I liked the round capiz pendant light, but it just seems too big.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks for your vote! πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

  • Silvana at

    I LOVE the gold capiz!! I do not see it as feminine at all but it is quite a neutral piece actually. I mean I can see how the globe could be cool but the gold chandy just looks so much more dramatic and chic! Love it!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! πŸ™‚

      xo Michael

    • Sydney at

      I like the whimzy of the gold chandy. I think a lot of the decision is based on scale, which is difficult to determine from my side of the laptop. Also, are the other accessories going to remain the same? It may be a little over the top with lots of pattern, but what the heck I like it anyway. πŸ™‚

  • Lizelle at

    Don’t think I’ve ever commented, but oooooooh that gold chandelier is SO beautiful!! Cant wait to see pics of the finished room (love your style!)

  • Cynthia Sage at

    Go for the gold. Love it!

  • Lynn Coulter at

    I love, love, love your blog! I vote for the gold fixture on the left of the page. Can you tell me a source for the wooden headboard shown in the image with the gray-painted walls and that fixture? Loooooove your posts!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Lynn – the picture is from West Elm, so I assume the headboard can be purchased on their site. Hope that helps.

      xo Michael

  • Erin at

    I have the capiz in the white color and love it! And my friend just got the gold one and it’s beautiful! The only caveat about these lights is that if there is a window open or a draft coming through, they do chime (which is a pretty sound) and I worry about the shells getting all caught up on themselves. My lights live in my mud room so they don’t see many drafts but in a bedroom where windows might be open more (or open at night), the chiming noise might be a factor to consider.

  • Tonya at

    The one on the left!!! You should try and DIY your own version:) I am sure you would do an excellent job at it.

  • lisa at

    Love the gold one from West Elm…so glam!

  • Rene' at

    It must be the gold one from West Elm. It isn’t feminine it is elegant. Looks like a true splurge!

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