Decorating Tips

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

February 16, 2016

Hey friends, it’s me Holly and I want to show you what I’ve done with my bedroom this week to turn it more into a cozy nest. I still have some changes to make around the rest of the room, but I’ll show you how I’ve added bedding from Pine Cone Hill and a gorgeous rug from Dash & Albert to kick off the process of redecorating my very boring bedroom. I must highlight that I’m not a bright color person in my bedroom, I tend to take muted tones over saturated and I love neutrals, blues and greens in sleep spaces with a touch of shell pink. I also like deep gray and charcoal which is what I may end up painting my walls in the next few months, I have to think it over first because it’s a big step to go dark in my bedroom but I’m nearly ready and think a good deep gray would look gorgeous and dramatic, so we’ll see… But first, let’s look at what I’ve done.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

Before I got this lovely Chelsea bed from Fashion For Home in Berlin, I had a bed that was basically just a frame and a white headboard – very boring. (Don’t look at the radiator, we can’t do anything about it’s placemat at the moment so we’re just pretending it’s not there.) For the flooring, I have gorgeous hardwood but I still love the feel of a carpet beneath my feet when I step out of bed in the morning so I ordered this gorgeous Moroccan-inspired rug from Dash & Albert. It’s the 8×10 Masinissa Hand Knotted Rug and I just adore the geometric pattern but also the warmth it adds to the space. It’s perfect for year-round use because the palette is neutral but could look very summer-y if I change up the bedding or look cozy and warm for the winter months. This rug is thick, extremely well made, and I enjoy the pile height because it’s thick enough without being so thick that you trip over the edges. It’s also very cozy to step on barefoot.

For the bed, I have three different looks. This is the first look:

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

On the bed I have the Queen Esha Sheet Set, 1 standard pair of white classic ruffled pillowcases, 1 Full/Queen Stone Washed Linen Pearl Grey Duvet Cover, and at the foot, the Full/Queen Matte Velvet Glacier Quilt. For throw pillows, I have the Ibiza Shale Decorative Pillow and the 20″ Rajasthan Decorative Pillow. In the basket to the left of the bed, you can barely see it above but I have an extra blanket for cold nights, there is a Full/Queen Gradation Ticking Blanket which you can see below laid out on the bed.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

I love all of the texture. That is a decorating must-have in a bedroom especially. TEXTURE. It’s sensual and inviting. Stacked near the right side of the bed (you can see in the first image at the very top of this post) is a euro-size Nimbus Slate Matelassé Sham and a giant Selke Fleece Slipper Pink Decorative Pillow which my son loves to pull out and lay on (he’s two). Here they are shown on the bed for a good view.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

A few details above of the bedding, etc. I love having a candle near the bed and some linen spray and a little something natural, a plant or flowers. You too? For the next look, I just made a few subtle shifts in how I’ve dressed the bed using the same pieces.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

For this look, I’ve pulled the Full/Queen Matte Velvet Glacier Quilt over the entire bed to give the bedroom a bit more subtle color and texture. This quilt is absolutely gorgeous, even more so in person, and I adore the color because it reminds me of my favorite place on the planet – the coast! In fact, my bedroom palette is very coastal and I noticed that only after I put everything together and styled it. I stepped back and instantly realized why I’d chosen all of the colors that I did – it’s very natural and coastal without being beach-themed. I just love it. For this look, I also stacked the pillows on top of the other, with the pattern on the bottom and the white crisp pillowcases on top.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

I’m back to reading (and writing) poetry again thanks to a dear friend, so all I do lately is read poems. I’ve become a bit obsessed by it in fact. It makes me feel more alive and in touch with my feelings and that of others. It’s making me more imaginative again too and open to others. Poetry is a beautiful thing to read before bed, don’t get into bed with your phone, get in bed with a book of romantic poetry and a cup of tea, a candle and kick back. That’s such a beautiful way to close the day.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

More detail above. Stitch work, woven carpet, velvet, linen. I love it all. Here is the third look below. Again, subtle but still nice. The framed prints are from Minted and The Poster Club.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

For this look, I exposed the linen duvet again, put the velvet cover back at the foot and placed the patterned pillowcases in the front and added the pillows stacked by the right side of the bed onto the bed – so you can see the pillow and slate pillows there. I didn’t add the striped pillow or the patterned pillow to this look. I kept it very simply and relaxed. I love the drama from the big gray pillow, it feels very dominant but also quite masculine and cozy.

My Bedroom Redux By Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert

So here are those three looks again. Which one do you like? I like the middle one best, but I do love the addition of that slate sham to the far left. All looks are very subtle but I like that you can just switch up so little but give the room a fresh look. When I finished dressing the bed this morning, my little boy came in and started stroking the velvet cover on the bed and laid on it and said, “Pretty, mama, prettttty”. He really liked it and kept touching everything, he was so appreciative of the bedroom redux, too.

By the way, if you see anything that you’d like to buy shown above, their Presidents’ Day sale for 20% off is valid through midnight PST tonight only and free shipping. So don’t delay! Also, visit the Fresh American blog from Annie Selke, the lady behind these brands.

(Photographs: Thorsten Becker, Holly Becker. Styling: Holly Becker. Text: Holly Becker)

This bedroom redux was brought to you by Pine Cone Hill and Dash & Albert. All opinions and product choices are my own.



  • Reply Whitney Shortt February 16, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Your bed is gorgeous!

  • Reply All things nice... February 16, 2016 at 7:55 pm

    Oh looks really cosy, love all the neutral colours… very relaxing and calming.

    All things nice…

  • Reply Tanja February 16, 2016 at 10:53 pm

    Greetings from Frankfurt

    Tanja 🌞

  • Reply M&MFASHIONBITES February 16, 2016 at 11:32 pm

    Nice photos :)
    Maria V.

  • Reply Kayleigh Wright February 17, 2016 at 11:40 am

    What a beautiful bedroom! I especially love the middle photo too, I just love neutrals with a splash of colour. Lovely post!


  • Reply Bettye Rainwater February 17, 2016 at 3:11 pm

    oh GOSH what a pretty bedroom! so…subtle and gentle. mine is more “homeless person surrounded by all of life’s belongings in big plastic tubs.” plus a bike. and a mannequin (not the charming kind). maybe someday. for now I’ll just enjoy yours.

  • Reply uschi February 17, 2016 at 6:08 pm

    the middle one IS best !

  • Reply Lynne February 18, 2016 at 5:40 am

    Love the look…agree that the middle pic is most appealing. I love the mix of colors and that the bedroom has a coastal vibe. It’s relaxing, fresh and inviting. I’m copying! :) thank you, Holly!

  • Reply Jessica Lucas February 18, 2016 at 12:41 pm

    Lovely bedroom set! Would love to own this.

  • Reply Anastasia February 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    this ist so gorgeous! Striking art on the wall, especially the dried flowers ;-)
    A. XO

  • Reply Enid February 18, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    I admire your copper lamp with marble base! Where did it come from?

  • Reply Steffi February 18, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Beautiful bedroom Holly! It looks so “gemütlich”. And I love the painting of the lady.. Is it a print or a one off?

    • Reply Holly Becker February 20, 2016 at 12:37 pm

      @Steffi – A print from The Poster Company in Sweden.

  • Reply kate February 18, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    i love the copper with the green fabrics…with just a hint of purple. super studle and clean. very feminine.

  • Reply Molly {Dreams in HD} February 18, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Just beautiful, I absolutely love it!

    Molly {Dreams in HD}

  • Reply Jackie Dici February 19, 2016 at 2:53 am

    The middle photo wins the best photo styling of the three. The large Euro adds a bit of contrast, but I find the center image most welcoming.

  • Reply In a Trendy Town February 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    Lots of cushions is always better than only one, we love all the shapes and colors. Happy weekend!

  • Reply Kathrin February 22, 2016 at 12:45 pm

    Beautiful, all versions, but the first with the darker pillow I prefer. Can you tell me who’s the artist of the picture looks like a woman under the shower?
    Many greetings from cologne,

  • Reply Steffi February 23, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    Thanks Holly!!
    I really fell in love with this print… Unfortunately I can’t find the “The Poster Company” in Sweden anywhere online. Do you have a contact? That would be amazing.. Have a lovely day and hello from Atlanta, Steffi

  • Reply Karyn February 25, 2016 at 11:15 am

    So beautiful! Just curious though…it looks like you are using American sized bedding and pillows, but you mentioned that you bought your bed in Europe (Berlin). How do you make the different sizes/proportions work?

    • Reply Holly Becker February 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      @karyn – Yes I have the American size Queen Duvet Cover and bought a filler for it (comforter/duvet) from (they deliver to Germany and usually free or cheap) and they had the size that fits the American duvet covers – and same for the pillows. Then, I just put on my bed — and it fits great.

  • Reply Jason February 27, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    The art above your bed is both haunting and beautiful. I love it!

  • Reply Sabine February 28, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    I really like the wall decoration! So reduced, so perfect! And great pics…

  • Reply Jess | CityComfortsDC February 29, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    one – the bed frame set is gorgeous. two – I actually love the left and middle pics equally. Maybe I’m a sucker for stripped linens and that’s why I’m gravitating towards the middle too. But I love the texture in the left pillows as well.


  • Reply Fancy February 29, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    I love the middle look the best. The color combinations are fantastic. Very light and airy but still cozy!!

  • Reply Heike March 5, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Dearest Holly,
    I really love your book “Lust auf wohnen”. It´s just next to my bed and I love to look at all the lovely Pictures and of course your ideas. We bought a Little flat 3 years ago and your book helped us a lot to Change things in our appartment.
    Specially your advices how to start and having a plan makes the caos in my head getting smaller
    (my english is really bad, sorry for that!).
    Right now we are about to renovate our home Office (which is also our guest room) and I was thinking about a tapestry for our wall (or maybe a nice blanket), to make it more cozy, because the wall is cold. I was hoping you have an idea. I was already Scrolling on your blog, but couldn´t find anything.
    Do you have an idea? It would be great to hear from you.
    Love your blog and all your lovely articles.
    Herzliche Grüße aus Bayern,
    wo heute die Sonne ein wenig scheint und ich den Frühling so sehr herbei sehne,
    alles Liebe,

  • Leave a Reply

    Scroll Up