sneak peek: elana of rosebud design


today’s sneak peek comes to us from the lovely elana iaciofano, graphic designer / artist / founder of rosebud design in middletown, nj. i’m loving the calm serenity of her bedroom and the bold pops of pink that keep popping up around all the rooms, not to mention those fantastic tins. thanks so much to elana for sharing, and be sure to click here to check out more, full-sized images images of her home. (p.s. you can find her on etsy here). –anne

[Above: The bedroom is a bit more muted in color. The walls are a soft green, and the rug is a Madeline Weinrib that I found at an ABC Carpet & Home sample sale. I picked up the coral color in the rug with the pillows on the bed. ]

The rocking chair is older than I am, and the collage above the rocker is one of mine.
Vanity [click here to see inside] and nightstand. The nightstand has a collection of little things like bowls and notebooks. I can’t have enough of either of these things. The painting is by Melissa Moss.

Antique chest with mini shelf/display case. I like arranging bunches of random things: flowers, sea shells, antique keys…office_02.jpg
This is my lovely Gypsy Pink (Benjamin Moore Paints) home office. Even though I design my own stationery line, I have a lot of other people’s stationery lying around, either as decoration, or just because I like it. Snow & Graham, L|2, and Hello Lucky are some examples.

Next to the library, I covered a door in cork placemats from West Elm to use as my inspiration board.

Tea shelf: I drink a lot of tea. I got these colorful tea tins from the Pearl River Mart in SoHo.

This is my little outdoor eat/work/relax area. You can see the house in the background in the first shot. There’s a lot of green outside in the spring and summer, which I love.

  1. Monique says:

    Your place is so dreamy! I especially love the mini shelf/display case

  2. megan says:

    what a great home!

  3. Elizabeth W says:

    you’ve combined classic pieces with a fun color palet and cute accessories – it shows traditional doesn’t have to be boring. i love the soft green wall color (what shade and where can i get?) and those curtains are stunning – where did you get them? BEAUTIFUL!

  4. jenniferrena says:

    i LOVE the “keep calm” poster found in both these sneek peeks. can you point me to where i can get one please???

  5. sharpie says:

    I saw that ‘use your whole…” card at the stationery show and have been giggling about it ever since!

    Great space, I’d like to move right in!

  6. Beth says:

    I love the shots of bold color and that bedroom is so serene! Where can I get that print above the bed?!

  7. Lee says:

    I’d love to check out the more, full-size images you link to, but the Flickr page is private. I want to see inside the vanity. :(

  8. Tiffany says:

    Just a heads up. I tried to click on the link to Flickr for the full size pics and it said the page was set to private…

  9. Brett russo says:

    I don’t know what I like more the rooms or the stationary! Can I hire you to decorate my apartment!

  10. kazoo says:

    wow, what a lovely combination of fun and smoothing elements…reminds me that our physical space really impacts our ability to be creative. LOVE the inspiration board!! keep up the good work and thanks for sharing with us!

  11. Marian says:

    love the cork placemats and what you’ve done with them! beautiful colors all around!

  12. Leanna says:

    Great use of color – so fun! I love the door covered with cork placemats – I’m going to do that!

  13. meg says:

    Wow I’m in Middletown too! Nice to know there is someone else interesting in our town :)

  14. The curtains are from country curtains (you find good stuff in lots of places)! and the green paint, i will have to find…i have the swatch somewhere around here …I’ll get back to you on that. The keep calm poster is from the Keep Calm Gallery.

  15. cindy k says:

    love what she did with her computer monitor, but it’s all good!

  16. I love the color in the bedroom, its so pretty. I also like the inspiration board, very cool.

  17. the flickr set is working now:) enjoy!


  18. John says:

    Awesome job. Very impressed. Keep it up!

  19. Nicole says:

    Great vibrant colors for work and calming for sleep…I have the hardest time getting my brain to relax for sleep. Gotta remember that tip. Your spaces are terrific!

  20. Mark says:

    I love what you did with the place! The bedroom looks like a great place to relax. I like the rocking chair. Seems like a good place to sit down and collect your thoughts. Great job!

  21. Kathryn Kamm says:

    Looks like if you google “keep calm and carry on” you can find prints on etsy. Here is a website that talks about the story behind the print:

  22. stephanie says:

    What a beautiful, interesting, and unique home!

  23. christine says:

    love, love, love the use of color. i could use a bit more pink in my life “).

  24. Mark says:

    Great use of color…maybe I’ll have to reconsider my penchant for painting everything white?! Love the print above the bed. Nice work!

  25. ellen says:

    so beautiful…I especially love those tea tins.

  26. heather says:

    this little peice of heaven is absolute loveliness. every little detail. i especially love how you speak of your collections-bowls and notepads- mine is little nicknacks and all things stationary. so much fun to see it all displayed too. and very great inspiration door! what a fabulous idea.


  27. jodie says:

    Love it! Can you tell me where the white tray is from?

  28. Matthew Del Guido says:

    That outdoor area is absolutely celestial! Great tablecloth and flower arrangements that are beautiful without pretense. I think I’m ready for a picnic!

  29. Q P says:

    Wow! I cannot believe there exists an amazing fount of creativity in Middletown, NJ. (Sorry I went to high school there. Creativity is something I do not remember while there.)…. Beautiful work and beautiful home!

  30. jen says:

    Beautiful! Where can I find a bed like that???

  31. JHill says:

    cork placemats… genius.

  32. I’m obsessed with the pink walls. “Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil” has a scene in a room with deep pink walls that I’ve craved ever since.

  33. laivly says:

    Would you mind telling what adhesive was used to put up for the cork placemats? I have the same ones, but I didn’t know how strong the adhesive would be to keep it up. Thanks so much!

  34. what a lovely, comfortably home!~ i love the pink walls and inspiration board. so homey yet stylish. you can truly see her personality coming through. just wonderful.

  35. Hi just wanted to answer a few questions – the tray is from west elm – they have a few different colors, i think. And the adhesive i used for the cork mats was some of that thick double-sided tape. Hope that helps, and thank you all for your comments!

  36. mo says:

    I found the Keep Calm poster on etsy since a lot of other sites were sold out (and were shipping from the UK). Got it pretty fast and it looks great. I have mine in the kitchen and it is definitely a talking piece.

  37. Jill says:

    Great use of clipboards. Ripping that off as we speak! Thanks!

  38. Kate says:

    what is that color on the bedroom wall? who makes it/what’s the name?

  39. Love the Gypsy Pink & the cork inspiration board!

  40. Sarah Keith says:

    Wall color is gorgeous. Do you mind sharing?

  41. very colorful and I particularly love the chest.

  42. Nicci Y says:

    I have been looking all over for that shade of grey green paint- where did you find it?


  43. Leah P says:

    I love this paint color on your bedroom walls. Do you mind sharing?


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