to (close to) completion:
last update we were waiting on the nightstands and had lamps on the floor. the nightstands arrived and i love them - would highly recommend. but everything was looking very horizontal and low - the lampshades, headboard, and window casing were all creating this one straight line. what it needed was some height and a softer shape. so i added the mirrors (from world market). i think they do the trick and i love the arched top. oh p.s. the bench is going out to be upholstered next week. finally, i know. i was going to do it myself but it turned out to be a little trickier than i anticipated.
also roman shades are on order to replace the home depot temporary shades. so instead of gray paper, picture this (white with navy):
i really love how this room is turning out, it makes me smile!