I started the new list and when I posted it I already had one thing crossed off, pick a color scheme for the bedroom and stick with it. Today in my not so fantastic photo it will be revealed. As I progress I promise proper pictures. I am too proud of this project to give it anything but that during big reveals. Unfortunately, I spent most of last night doing something less fun and really want to keep on track with these posts.
The color scheme for the bedroom has had a lot of variations but it seemed to keep coming back to a familiar theme so I finally embraced it . Dark neutrals and my favorite feminine accent color, Tiffany blue. The final compilation has a very masculine feel with a soft touch to remind you there is a lady in the house. The end result should be a very classic and timeless bedroom.
Years ago I went to Yves Saint Laurent exhibit at the DeYoung Museum and I fell in love with the designs and the sketches used to create his clothing. In the gift shop they had a coloring book for sale and I picked it up thinking I could water color the sketches to look like the dress and then frame them. When I found the frames at Pottery Barn that had a blue that was obviously a nod to Tiffany blue I bought 4 and immediately hung my four favorite designs on the wall. They were in my old apartment and I knew I would want them in the new house so we bought towels that would look good with the color and I decided to tie it all together. Then I changed my mind 4 or more times so it all got put on hold. Now I am committed and that color and those pictures became my jumping off point.
I decided on the dark brown and dark grey because they seemed masculine and they looked like the colors in the duvet cover we use in the winter. With these colors it will also allow me to add different shades of grey, brown and white to make a very complimentary room.
Silhouettes seem so classy and timeless to me. These two also happen to be of my mom and me. I am still trying to decide which spot will be best for them.
The suiting fabric came in because of an inspiration by my husbands valet, not someone that parks your car but a piece of furniture, that we bought at Home Goods. I am using it in and IKEA hack I hope to have done and shown in the next week or two.
The other inspiration that for this room is the 1940's and 50's. I love the dark colors and masculine decorations of offices and libraries of those eras. While I don't want to do it all in smoking jackets and leather a little of that is interesting. I think that is why the men's fabrics and fashion is adding a nice touch to the plan.The metal furniture in offices has always caught my eye. I bought two metal typewriter desks at thrifts stores to use as the end tables. I have an idea for creative lighting to add a unique feature to the room. The area behind the bed is one of the only areas I haven't figure out yet but I am sure I will come up with something to pull it all together.
This will be my first fully decorated bedroom. I am so excited and wish I could spend all my time on it and get it done faster.
What do you think of the plan? What is your favorite era or inspiration for design?