Welcome to my first blog. I hope it inspires you to dream and plan.
All of my pictures were borrowed from: http://hookedonhouses.net/
February is a month to cozy up, and also maybe enjoy a little romance. We all just want to hibernate during this deep freeze we’ve been coping with. To that end, I thought it would be fun to look at a variety of inspirational bedrooms that you may just recognize. I plan to feature a different one each week for the month that celebrates love (and family day).
Elements of the Design:
The first bedroom to be featured is from the set of the movie ‘The Proposal’, starring Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds. Ithink it’s appropriate to start with a bedroom located in Alaska, considering the temperature outside today as I write this blog.
The decor features sumptuous furnishings, ampley scaled, to suit the spacious and rustic room, with it’s massive fieldstone fireplace and wood panelled walls.
The bed is the feature attraction, with the high wing-back headboard and footboard, set right in front of the large window.
The settee at the foot of the bed injects colour and interest, with it’s large-scaled folk print fabric.
It doesn’t show up well in these photos, but the furniture grouping is cohesively held together with a beautiful wool rug, the colours of the room all being echoed in the woven pattern.
Interesting art pieces adorn walls and furniture. Layers of pillows and fur cushions, loads of soft furnishings and elegant draperies make this room an ideal setting for unexpected romance.
It is also worth noting that this beautiful room is not just eye candy. The window shades and drapes are remote controlled in order to easily control the 20 hours of daylight that can make sleep difficult in the Alaskan summertime.
The Devil is in the Details:
The nailhead footboard adds a nice rustic touch. The absense of tufting on the headboard keeps it from becoming stuffy, or too much.
Alot of the furnishings are mismatched and a little ‘vintage’. Personal framed photos, books and art give the room character.
Take Away Lesson:
It’s easy to go overboard and change the look entirely if you are not careful.
Even though this movie is from 2010, good design, meaning appropriate and tasteful, is timeless.
This movie shows us that even the frostiest of dispositions can be thawed in a setting like the cozy and luxurious bedroom, featured in ‘The Proposal”.
Make a Scene:
This beautiful rug is from Pottery Barn.
The design begins with this key element.
Next you add the main focal point, the gorgeous wing-back bed,
covered in a warm-toned neutral fabric.
You could use this leather settee and
add print cushions with the following fabrics.