Yesterday's un-chosen design becomes today’s blog post. Sadly this beauty of a bedroom will not come to fruition, but it doesn’t make me love it any less. It’s got all the makings of a stylish, comfortable, and easy to pull together bedroom. Since I “humbly” think this design deserves to live a little longer, I’ve decided to share the furniture sources and concept behind the space. If you have an empty bedroom and some extra cash hanging around, feel free to recreate…and send photos.
Inspiration for this project was a little different than most. The inspiration images submitted by the client were quite diverse, so I took the overall feeling of the rooms and applied them to this design. Which may be the reason why this room wasn’t selected to move forward. When a client doesn’t have a solid foundation of their own style/wants then it can be difficult for me to interpret their needs properly into a design. It can be one of the downfalls of these fast paced, limited contact projects.
The conceptual images I selected as my guide set the tone for the color palette more than the actual style of the room. I’ve already got a hardcore addiction for darker tones, especially of the blue variety, and this pairing of saturated dark blue and burgundy is one I haven’t used before. It’s a moody and masculine combo, two of my favorite choices for bedrooms.
DESIGN & SOURCES
Painting the walls wasn’t an option, and because it was a low-ceiling room with small windows I decided to go lighter with most of the finishes. The filtered light coming into the room would still make it feel cozy and warm, as a bedroom should feel. After the initial selection of the headboard and nightstands, which are finished in embossed faux shagreen, I picked the painting to bring in the burgundy tone. The artist has a great selection of affordable gestural pieces in lovely color combos.
I incorporated a few brass furnishings throughout to add warmth and shine to the room. These pieces along with the curved back sofa work to balance and soften the more structured furniture. Subtle textures in the finishes, like the pebbled shagreen, woven and embroidered pillows, and knotted rug, all work towards the same purpose. These layers and considerations are important to create depth and interest in the room, and without them the room would feel flat.
Even though this room will forever be conceptual, it was fun pulling the scheme together and I got to play around a bit with layers and new furnishings. It's always a treat to come home from vacation and discover new furniture and products that were introduced while I was away.