Lately, we've been in love with deep, rich blues and Candy Pop's shade is right up our alley. Walls reminiscent of blue candy mixed with design elements similar to those in Marie Antoinette, this is one bedroom we could get comfortable in. More views of Candy Pop's fancy blue bedroom after the jump! Vintage floral curtains and antique lighting fixtures will upgrade any bedroom instantly. We also love how Candy Pop mixes mirrored accents and clear furniture which adds to the drama of a bedroom. A great combo-the classic Ghost chair paired with a romantic vanity. The bedside lamp shade reminds us of cotton candy and we love how the pair are settled on a decorative plate.
When deciding on color for a room, don't discount the color of wood. We may have moved beyond dark wood paneling in dank basements, but wood tones are timeless. The striking wood accent wall lends color and texture to the otherwise light, neutral-toned shared room. In order to avoid wood overkill, the floor is a neutral carpet. The two frameless beds made up with white bedlinens adds further lightness to the space. Who can overlook the incredible light fixture? Start with these elements and if you get bored, you can easily layer on color and pattern. Interested in seeing the rest of this home? Check out the slideshow at Vogue.
A piece of art-striking, memorable and, especially, big-can be the focal centerpiece of a room. You know you've done it right when your friends refer to 'The horse picture room.' Although often more expensive to acquire, the investment can go a long way in setting the mood and attracting the eye the moment you walk in. Check out this collection of children's rooms that use large-scale art to create a bold impression.
COLOR INSPIRATION: Bright and open spaces that allow for the art in the space to have glamourous POP!like a gallery that is brought to life by each individual artist. GO TO DEBORAH'S ENTRY PAGE AND ADD IT TO YOUR FAVORITES. Visit the entry page to view all five photos, get tips on how to use color, make a comment, select the room as a favorite and share on Facebook and Twitter. The rooms with the greatest number of favorites in each division at the end of the initial round go on to the finals. You can choose as many rooms as you like as favorites, so be sure to check back each day for all the new entries - the more favorites you find, the better!
We know that black and white are big right now, but color can also be used in white rooms to achieve a high-contrast look. Swedish paint company Alcro is one of our go-to sources for inspiration, so we checked their archives for good examples. The room above pairs white with creamy yellow and deep, dark gray for a sophisticated take on black and white. Click below for more.... Pinks, reds, and purples make up the contrasting elements in this modern white room. A deep, dark blue-green is a moody alternative to gray or black. This dark accent wall has green tones underlying it. Bold red in graphic patterns creates a high-contrast room without dark colors. For specific paint color ideas, check out AT's ColorTherapy posts.
The problem? The bathroom was located off the bedroom, meaning that guests would have to go past my bed in order to use it. If you have multiple doors leading off of your bedroom, say to a closet as well, make it obvious which one goes to the bathroom. This will cut down on the time people spend in your bedroom, looking around. Try to keep a wide, clear path from door to door, with few obstructions in the way. This might simply mean having a quick bedroom tidy before company comes over, or it might require adding storage options to corral your clothes and possessions out of sight. If your bedroom is large enough and you really don't want guests eyeing your thread count, explore some options for adding privacy. A canopy bed can even self-screen, so think creatively. Have you ever lived with the solo bathroom off your bedroom? How did you make it work?
We recently stumbled on these storage solutions for small bathrooms without a lot of floor space. While it's common to install hooks and even towel bars on bathroom doors, the door above is really taken advantage of with a little magnetic paint. Small magnetic containers can then be kept on the surface for holding rubberbands, cotton swabs, etc. The door also features kitchen rails for holding small storage bins.... This is another small footprint catchall: it's a plant stand used to hold stacked ceramic bowls. The larger bowl at the bottom can hold somewhat larger items like rolled towels and extra bottles, while the smaller bowls toward the top can hold wash cloths, soap bars, jewelry. For a few more bathroom storage ideas, see Modern Home Storage.
The classic digital clock taken to the next level as it gives a nod to both neon signs and minimal chic. What a great addition this would be to your nursery or bedroom. Designed by Vadim Kibardin, of Kibardindesign, this digital clock is made up of four OLEDs which can be mounted on any surface. During the day, the numbers appear black and at night they are white. This clock is not being manufactured for sale yet - but we'll keep our eyes open.
There are a select few of lucky folks out there who get to live in authentic converted lofts full of character- and then there's everyone else. Even if you live in a suburban home, you can still infuse your space with the feeling of wood beams, cement floors and exposed brick walls. It's true! This amazing transformation by Shannon from AKA Design + Life is proof. She turned this simple space into a brick wall full of character that could pass for any cool downtown coffee shop. Doesn't that look amazing? Talk about adding character to a space! This is such a great spot to pretend you're enjoying a coffee or catching up on a magazine in a hip downtown lofty coffee shop. To see how Shannon created this old look in a new space visit the full blog post on AKA Design + Life.
We finally redecorated Mira's bedroom because we didn't find out the gender when we had her and so her room has always been brown, green and mustard colors. I've never been a huge fan of anything 'Pink' so it was a hard decision to make to paint all the walls pink. We went with it and had a blast! We used pink, gold and black as main colors and added a few accents. My husband handmade her bed to the specs of the Oeuf classic crib collection. Headband holder was also cut and stained by my husband. Chair was picked up at a yard sale and spray painted. Yarn Wall hanging was made by myself from a tutorial by Dream Green DIY. Thanks, Laura! Readers, Laura is a professional photographer. You can check out her work at Laura Wagner Photography.
Black and white is a classic color combo - at once simple and sophisticated. If your ideal sleeping space is one with a little bit of dramatic contrast, you'll find plenty to inspire you in these 13 bedrooms that get black and white just right. Above: Black and white in a Stockholm apartment from Fantastic Frank. A black, white, and textured bedroom from The Style Files. Black and white in a luxurious Paris space from Yatzer. The beautiful black bedroom in Jenna Lyons' old Brooklyn townhouse, spotted on The Style Files. Black and white in a luxurious Moroccan rental spotted on SF Girl by Bay. Black and white gets a boost from textured pieces and antiques in this bedroom from Skona Hem.