You know that excited feeling you get when you see a room, fall in love with it, and must know absolutely every single thing about it? (We know we can’t be the only ones!) This notion is the ethos behind our series, Anatomy of a Room, where we touch base with the decorators behind some of our favorite spaces and have them break down every design decision and detail.
This round, we’re stepping inside the lovely bedroom of Canada-based Mia Trezzi from @thecalicottage. With its green chevron accent wall, peaceful nature-inspired tones, and layers of texture, it’s a space we’re certain inspires the sweetest of dreams—and one we absolutely had to learn more about! Keep reading to hear how Mia made it into her own restful haven.
Tell us about the process of decorating this room!
I wanted to create a clean bohemian vibe and cultivate a space that embodied cozy and simple elements. Our main bedroom was actually the last room I decorated when we moved into our home. This was intentional because I really wanted to give it my full attention. When choosing pieces for our room, I wanted to embrace elements of nature. To achieve this, I selected a wooden bed frame and elevated the space with a green accent wall.
Let’s talk about that amazing panel accent wall and how you landed on a color palette for the space!
I DIY’d the paneling, and have had my eye on shiplap for so long! When we were building our home, I knew an accent wall would be shiplap. However, I wanted to get more creative and design it in a way that really had a “wow” factor. The wall color is Garden Path by Benjamin Moore in Regal Select Ulti-Matte. It’s a beautiful smokey green, which I felt played so nicely with the natural wood elements in the space.
What made our Shaggy Moroccan Lattice rug the perfect pick for this room?
To be quite honest, this rug was actually the first piece I chose for this room! I really wanted this room to feel like we just touched down in Tulum, Mexico! The texture, warm colors, and different pile heights added so much dimension into this space. Walking into it now, I still can’t believe I even live here!
What’s your favorite detail in the room?
The chevron shiplap wall, all the way! It packs so much punch with its design and smokey green color that as soon as I walk in the room, I find myself in an instant state of nirvana. I feel very blessed to be able to lay my head in a space so sacred and beautiful.
Did you hit any roadblocks when decorating this space?
Definitely! As I mentioned before, our main bedroom was the last piece of the reno puzzle for us, and I was adamant about giving this project my unwavering love and attention. I would say one of the biggest roadblocks for us was occupying an empty corner of the bedroom. It sounds like a small thing, but it was a struggle. With our 10-foot ceilings, we had a lot of trouble sourcing the perfect piece to fit our bohemian Tulum vibe. Luckily, once I came across the hanging rattan chair, we finally sealed the deal and the room was complete.
What elements make the biggest impact when refreshing a room?
In decorating my home, that old saying “the devil is in the details” has never been more true! While the large elements like furniture and accent walls have a significant impact, I believe the small details are what leave those lasting impressions. Whether you incorporate different textures of rugs and accessories, tall greenery, pampas grass, or simple accent pieces, all of these elements combined are required to cultivate a cohesive space. I’ve also never been one for clutter so I believe if the right details are brought forward, they will shine in their own light.
What elements do you feel like every bedroom should have?
Coziness, hands down! I think it’s very important to feel when you walk in your bedroom that you want to nestle into bed right away. A lot of times when I cruise through my bedroom to grab something, I find that I have to remind myself NOT to get into bed! That said, when it comes to any bedroom, it’s crucial to create a space that’s inviting and tranquil. For me, a natural color palette, organic textures, and wooden elements go a long way in any bedroom space.