My favorite detail in the Room of the Week is the matching trim on the lampshades, curtains, and even the bedskirt. It’s a simple little detail that really makes both sides of the room cohesive and also helps to move the eye rhythmically around the room. Plus, it makes the room seem very well though-out.
Think about the lighting/curtain/bedding combinations in your own house…is there a way to tie them all together? Matching trim, colors, patterns and textures are just a few elements you could use.
I put together a group of lampshades and trims that could work together. I hope it will spark your imagination…
SOURCES: Combo 1: lamp, trim | Combo 2: lamp, trim | Combo 3: lamp, trim | Combo 4: lamp, trim | Combo 5: lamp, trim | Combo 6: lamp, trim | Combo 7: lamp, trim
Could you imagine doing this in your own house?
I hope you have a great Memorial Day Weekend.
I’ll be back Tuesday with another great Room of the Week, and also first-round photos of my backyard makeover.
See you soon!
The Room of the Week is a great example of mixing modern and antique pieces so that the room feels young, but has a sense of history. The headboard, chair, and rug are definitely new (and trendy) furniture pieces, but the antique tables used as the nightstands and the antique dresser the room help to make the room seem more substantial and timeless.
I remember several months ago Jenny from the Little Green Notebook mentioned her “unwritten” rule that she never has more than 50% of the furniture in a room be mid-century or mid-century in style. It’s probably a good rule of thumb if you are adding antiques from any time period to a modern room if you want to add a sense of history but keep the room from feeling stuffy.
And honestly, adding just one antique in a room really goes a long way.
SOURCES: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6
Do you have any antiques in your home? Do you wish you had more?
I own several mid-century pieces, but only one (not ornate) antique dresser. And, I really think my home would feel more grown-up if I added a few more antiques.
The textiles in the Room of the Week are fairly simple, except for the patterned chair and rug. Though they both have large, bold patterns, and are right next to each other they don’t overwhelm the space or clash because they share exactly the same colors. It’s just a simple trick you can use to mix patterns…just make sure they share the same exact colors. It’s keeps things clean but still interesting.
Here are a few other examples of chair/rug combinations:
SOURCES: 1: Chair, Rug | 2: Chair, Rug | 3: Chair, Rug | 4: Chair, Rug | 5: Chair, Rug
In any room your eye is always searching for the object/color/shape/texture that stands out or is the opposite of the rest of the design elements in the space. If the room is dark your eye is looking for the light, if the room is all white it searches for something dark, if the room has lots of rustic woods it looks for something shiny. This contrast makes the room more interesting and alive.
Without the bright yellow pillow front and center on the bed in the Room of the Week the room would feel very boring…it’s the bright spot among the sea of dark neutral colors, which is perfect for a grown-up bedroom that isn’t trying to be too serious.
Here are a few other scenarios of darker neutrals paired with a bright accent:
Scenario 1: sisal wallpaper, bed, stitched pillow shams, striped rug, gray chair, pink rose pillow
Scenario 2: sisal wallpaper, navy pillow, blue patterned chair, navy curtains, wood bed, green pillow
Scenario 3: gray curtains, gray stripe pillow, black bed, lamp, striped rug, leather chair, orange pillow
Scenario 4: frame wallpaper, patterned rug, happily ever after pillow, wood bed, wood lamp, pink ruffle pillow
Do you have a favorite bright color you like to add to keep a room young and alive?
I’ve had color palettes that combine blacks and blues on my mind as I work on my backyard makeover. I don’t have anything black inside my home since I’m not usually drawn to the color, but I’ve started feeling like it’s a grown-up color that I want to try incorporating into my home in small doses.
So, I was immediately drawn to the Room of the Week..a beautiful bedroom designed by Diane Bergeron. It’s a great example of a grown-up bedroom with a youthful spirit.