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Courtney's Corner: Inspiration to help revitalize your bedroom for spring

Courtney Lake is a Bay Area based interior design and the voice behind the lifestyle blog, Courtney Out Loud. A graduate of Stanford University, he worked in high-tech marketing and events before launching his successful interior design...

Refresh with new linens, artwork & more

With spring just around the corner, it's time to dig out from the layers of blankets, covers and duvets to reveal a fresh look for the upcoming season. We show you three different interpretations of this season's trends and how you can interpret them in your own home.

Courtney Corner: Bedroom inspirations

As winter's harsh snowstorms turn into spring showers, we often find ourselves cleaning out our closets, restocking our pantries and sprucing up our living spaces for the pending warm weather. The secret for giving any bedroom an instant upgrade is to focus on three main items: killer bedding, a fantastic side table and statement art. To help with this task, we enlisted Karin Shieh, cofounder and designer at Crane & Canopy. Based in San Francisco, the company delivers high-quality and beautifully designed bedding at amazing prices. Using bedding from Crane & Canopy's signature and spring lines, we transformed a basic white bedroom into a bright and fresh sanctuary ready for afternoon naps and lazy weekends.

Let art be your guide

People tend to select artwork last, while I prefer to draw inspiration from a piece. This charcoal drawing was a find from a local auction, and when simply matted, it creates a dynamic focal point above the bed. With this visual anchor cast, we pulled the coral from the drawing and used it in our bedding.

Let Art Be Your Guide

Since the bedding and artwork are such strong statements in the space, let the bedside take a backseat. The clean, crisp lines and masculine feel of the white steel and birch wood nesting table was the perfect foil to the bedding. Lighting in the form of a glass and wood mushroom lamp and a colorful punch from a vintage vase finish off the table. An air plant finishes off the vignette and is the final touch to a whimsical bedroom update that is vibrant, youthful and most importantly, packed with color.

Let Art Be Your Guide 2

This coral hue is one of Shieh's favorite colors from Crane & Canopy's spring line. She says, "This color is absolutely gorgeous, especially accented with gray, plum purple, sea-foam green or yellow." We took Shieh's cue, pairing masculine purplish-gray pillows with a soft scalloped-edge sheet to create a beautiful mix of masculine and feminine.

Let Art Be Your Guide 3

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