Nest and Other Changes in the Bedroom

I cannot fully express how excited I am about my new thermostat. Yes, you read that correctly...I am excited about a thermostat. What can I say...I'm a huge sucker for good design. After wanting one since first seeing it last year, I got a Nest through Reliant's Learn and Conserve Plan. I couldn't bring myself to spend $249 on a thermostat, so when I found out that the electricity plan included a Nest, I happily took the bait.

And I have to tell you, it's everything I dreamed it would be. It looks fantastic on the wall and the interface is so smart and simple. Plus, it can be controlled via cell phone or computer. I've only had it for about a week, so I can't confirm wether or not its presence will make us more efficient energy consumers, but I'm pretty sure it will deliver on that front. And let's be honest here...I do want to conserve energy but I'm mainly obsessed with the aesthetics. The design is so sleek and discreet...a HUGE improvement over the old white plastic one I had. Doesn't it look great?

So you might've noticed that the Nest is mounted on a dark blue wall and you might recall that my bedroom was formerly painted with Restoration Hardware's Slate, which is a warm gray color.

And thus, the thermostat is not the only thing in the bedroom that has gotten a makeover in the past month. One major wall in the room was going to have to be painted because of the bathroom remodel anyways, so my husband and I decided that we were ready for a change and went in a totally different direction in terms of color. He and I both agreed on navy so I color-matched some navy blue wrapping paper by Waste Not Paper that I got at my cousin's stationery store in Houston, Katie & Co. The color looks fantastic with Schumacher's Chiang Mai Dragon, so I'm going to use that fabric to recover a bench that will go at the end of the bed.

I'm pretty pumped about the Nest and the bold wall color. Especially with the new bathroom and freshly refinished and restained hardwood floors, the whole master "suite" feels like a whole different space. We just moved back in and I haven't hung artwork or draperies yet, so for now this little sneak peek is all I can offer. But stay tuned for the big reveal!


  1. OBSESSED with navy and that thermostat is awesome!

  2. Never heard of that, but it looks brilliant. I love the design AND your bedroom plan. Have a great weekend.
    xo Nancy

  3. The thermostat is so cool (like a tiny piece of the Jetsons or something!) and the WALL COLOR!!! I am so so excited for the big reveal of the bathroom too! Is it weird that I just wrote that even though I've only been stalking this renovation through your blog? Oh well, it's true!