This blog party is all about seeing how different people are inspired differently by the same things.
This week's challenge was to design a bedroom around one of these four beautiful bedding options:
1. Barbara Barry "Poetical" Bedding Collection from Macy's
3. Serafina Floral Duvet Cover and Sham from Pottery Barn
1. The palette: Other than the obvious gray and yellow tones, I'd also pull in some of the olivey green from the bedding. Wood will add warmth and white/ivory will keep things light. I'd paint the walls a soft, really muted yellowy-green.
2. The inspiration: the Bohemian Medallion Duvet Cover from Urban Outfitters.
3. A grand focal point, the bed....this Gustavian Bed- Dark from Vivaterra...About 250 years ago, Sweden's King Gustav visited France and returned with a passion for ornate French neoclassical design. Swedish woodworkers tossed out the frou-frou but wisely kept the striking and unusual arched, scalloped furniture silhouettes. Our reclaimed Douglas fir Gustavian headboard adds a contemporary green twist and honors the character of the rare first-growth fir used in its construction. Up to a century old, the rich hue, deep patina and tight grain of the wood-from razed buildings-simply cannot be duplicated in new timber. Our bed is hand-planed to smooth its finish while preserving the distinctive textural appeal of the fir's knots, nail holes and weathering scars. Its light water-based stain, and hard oil wax, both eco-friendly, highlight the fir's singular beauty.
4. One of the decorative pillows on the bed, this Yellow Floral Pillow from etsy seller milkandcookies.
5. As a nightstand next to the bed, I would use this Daniella Chest from Pottery Barn in Desa Ivy.
6. A soft, solid gray, but with tons of texture, rug as a base...the Pebble Rug in Heathered Gray from West Elm.
7. Across the room from the bed, the Harbor Five-Drawer Dresser from Crate and Barrel keeps things fresh and airy...This casual modern bedroom collection from Italy has a relaxed, inviting feel with simple lines in soft white. Artisan finish is a multistep process of handpainting and hand-distressing to create a warm, aged appeal. Dresser has three large and two small drawers with contrasting sage interiors and antiqued brass knobs.
8. Over the dresser, the Palmer Mirror from Target balances out the warm wood tones of the bed.9. On the dresser, this Frederick Cooper Autumnal Equinox Table Lamp from Lamps Plus brings green to this side of the room.
10. This bedroom would have a sitting area, featuring the Suffolk Chair from Crate and Barrel. I like how the muted subtle Bronte Stripe in Ivory and Pewter coordinates with the light muted tones of the bedding.
11. For contrast and that pop of dark pewter from the bedding, this Imperial Trellis Midnight Pillow from etsy seller milkandcookies.
12. I love the feminine flowiness of these floral patterned Blair Smocked Drapes from Pottery Barn...Like a poet’s blouse, our Blair Smocked Drape is gathered in a diamond pattern on top and falls in soft, unstructured pleats below. 100% cotton voile has a light airy feel, and is printed with an allover floral pattern of flowering branches in yellows and greens.
13. Somewhere in the room I'd hang these Les Promenades De Paris Prints from Ballard Designs...Created from original architectural drawings we found in Paris, these finely detailed renderings depict plans and streetscapes for four of the city's most famous public squares and parks. Each Paris promenades print features street elevations, so you can see what the surrounding buildings might look like.
Now its your turn! Here's what you do to join the party:
1. Create a mood board using one of the above inspiration bed linens.
2. Write a post about it, including sources (with a link back to this post so others can come look).
3. Add your name and project to the MckLinky here on this post (for example - Sarah's Balanced Bohemian Bedroom).
4. Then add the link to your SPECIFIC MBM POST, not your general blog address.
5. Have fun checking out all the other wonderful rooms.
This linky list is now closed.