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by Lesley Graham

Lesley Graham lives outside of Atlanta with her husband Sam and two little girls, Matilda and Phoebe. When she's not working in her most prized role, you can find her blogging. Her blog focuses on family, food, design, and everything in between. She and her husband are currently fixing up a 1910 farmhouse which occupies most of their free time these days.

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  • When we renovated our house, it was almost a full gut. We kept the rosette trim around the original windows and the amazing 100-year-old heart pine floors, but everything else got a facelift. In our bedroom, we had to move the door to make room for the stairs that we added. We also consolidated the eighties-afied closets into one modern one. We switched out the doors and painted them black. We added a transom window above the door to match the height of our front door and the whole room got white-washed.
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  • We really only had one place to put the bed…in front of a window. At first I wasn't sure how I would feel about that but now I love the light that flows around it. My sweet husband painted the wall behind our bed black which really allows the gorgeous brass lamps and green plants to pop. I also love the way it highlights the art work and that killer rope mirror. Black in a bedroom can be a little intimidating, but I love the warmth it brings as well as that little touch of drama and luxe. The black wall also lets the slate iron headboard just sort of melt into it. If you check the sidebar I've put together the entire room and selected pieces that will allow you to achieve this look on your own! You can see the full bedroom tour here.
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