Laurie Blumenfeld Russo’s Brooklyn Bedroom

It had been a few years since I worked on the decor in our bedroom. In that time, my design business really took off, and I have been discovering so many incredible new resources. I quickly became obsessed with Porter Teleo hand-painted wallpapers and it was just the excuse I needed to give our bedroom a facelift. I loved the artistry and drama of the metallic Ink Blots by Porto Teleo. The rich grey paint is hand-painted on Japanese rice paper, the golden ink blots blew my mind. Installing the Porter Teleo paper created the exotic mood I wanted, while bringing my collection of eclectic pieces together, without looking thematic. I typically recommend to my clients to wallpaper the whole room. But in this case, I wanted to keep the fresh, sunny light feeling of our bedroom, so I decided to paper just the accent wall and bring the return around the closet. This created a ‘bed nook’ within our space, which we love.

I custom-designed the bed with a built-in upholstered pillow headboard, and coordinating frame. I chose a deep ‘purpley-brown’ Castel Maison fabric to compliment my new wallpaper. The bed stands are family heirlooms from my grandparents, which were brought back from one of their trips to China. The bedding was selected on one of our trips to India. The rug was purchased many years ago by me on a trip to Nepal. I recently refurbished the armchair which is a family heirloom from my parents. I upholstered it in two tones of grey Belgian linen from Brooklyn-based, Fabric & Steel. The Buddhas were purchased on a recent trip to Vietnam + Cambodia. [Wooden Buddah was curated in Cambodia, the ceramic Buddha was purchased at an art gallery in Vietnam]

I painted the old oak built-in bookcases and drawers with Silver Satin, Benjamin Moore in semi-gloss and replaced the federal style hardware with these beautiful pulls by Lux Holdups; bed: custom-designed by Laurie Blumenfeld-Russo with fabric by Castel Maison, fabricated by The Work Room; light fixture: Kenneth Cobonpue; bedding: Shades of India; chair fabric: Fabric & Steel; sconces: Flos.

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