Remember when I said I needed a new bed?

I don’t use phrases like feng shui often, but here am I, thinking about it in relation to my bedroom.

Something hasn’t feel right in the boudoir since I moved in. I love my new apartment, but the bedroom arrangement and styling attention. The room feels cramped; the worst part being that I have just six or seven inches between the end of my queen size bed and ancient dresser, both from Crate and Barrel.

tate-bed

My bedroom is also way, way too bright most mornings (and some afternoons too when I feel like being lazy). I need to add room-darkening curtains to the existing shades that came with the apartment.

With my upcoming surgery, I am going to be spending more time in my bedroom. I want it to feel as good as possible.

I feel a little guilty selling the bed right now as it’s only a few years old. But with a length of just over 90″, it doesn’t suit the space. The dresser, on the other hand, I’m eager to move. It’s in terrific condition considering that I have had it since at least 2001, but I have been sick of it for a long time. I’m struggling to decide between selling it on Craigslist, Chairish or AptDeco. If you have an opinion, please let me know in the comments.

(update: I went with AptDeco)

My goal was to find a shorter but still queen-sized bed, and to replace my somewhat tall dresser with a wider one. I shopped the usual suspects – Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, CB2, Amazon, Overstock and the like – and combed Etsy for further inspiration. I love Jonathan Adler‘s overall aesthetic, but the beds offered presently don’t address the space issue.

In the end, I found my new bed and dresser somewhere unexpected: PB Teen.

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Via PBTeen.com

elsie-bed-o PB Teen

Via PBTeen.com

I knew I liked the product design online, but I wanted to see if in person. Drafting my friend Christina for a reality check, we met at PB Teen on the UES. I was sold and placed my order, picking soft grey over white.

Eventually I want to replace both the mattress, all bedding, the nightstand and the rug, but I think that should wait until after I recover from surgery.

 

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