Love it or Leave it: Whimsical Bedrooms

{This gorgeous bedroom by David Kaihoi marries the classic and whimsical looks beautifully. It was recently featured in House Beautiful.}

When it comes to bedroom, what look do you typically gravitate towards: whimsical or classic? I usually favor classic, tailored rooms with a few glamorous details. However, I think there is something to be said about whimsical rooms with yards and yards of printed fabrics. Do you thrive in this type of space or are you a little more Type A, like myself? The dilemma for me is that while I love the fun, whimsical look of rooms like these, I don’t think I could fully relax in such a space. So, when it comes to whimsical bedrooms, do you love the look or would you rather leave it?

bedroom swans scandinavian chic {Image Source}

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{Bedroom by Elaine Griffin}

 domino miles redd bed {Miles Redd via Domino}

{Gene Meyer and Frank de Biasi via House Beautiful}

{Kathryn Ireland via House Beautiful}

Bedrooms by Jennifer Flanders

New York City-based interior designer, Jennifer Flanders has a flair for designing beautiful bedrooms. She tends to design rooms that are either very bold or serene and airy. Either way, the bedrooms she designs always feel feminine and glamorous, most likely due to her use of gorgeous upholstered headboards, pretty chandeliers, and the use of furniture with curvy lines. While I am visually drawn to bedrooms with bright colors and patterns (just search for bedrooms on my blog and you’ll see!), I tend to go more serene in my own bedroom (think taupe walls, dark furniture, white linens). I think both styles are beautiful, but it may be time to kick it up a notch at my house! Which look do you prefer in your own room?

The Bedroom Inspiration Saga Continues

This is my third post about what I want to do to update our bedroom. I was originally inspired to do a fluffy down comforter with a solid white cover. I think this look is just so cozy and inviting and it reminds me of hotels. What can I say? I would be on vacation everyday if it were up to me. Anyhow, I ordered a nice down comforter, but it was too small in both length and width for our King sized bed (you’d think that they’d have standard measurements!), so I had to send it back. I kept the solid white duvet cover which I had ordered because I figured I could replace the comforter and keep the duvet. Well, today, I got a great new comforter which measures 108″ x 90″ and is big enough for our bed, but lo and behold, the duvet cover is too small. It would have been too easy for it to fit, right? So, after an extensive search online, I’ve decided that I like a few different styles from Pottery Barn and they are actually big enough for the comforter. Only one of these is solid white, though, but I do like the different embellishments on the other two options.

What do you think? Should I go for one of these? If so, which one? You would think that something as seemingly simple as a white duvet would be easy to find, but it’s been quite an ordeal. I still haven’t decided on lamps either. I know I want a gourd shape, but don’t know whether to go with white or antique silver leaf. Or do I want crystal? Alabaster? Maybe I should strive to be more decisive in the new year…

Pearl Embroidered Duvet in Sandalwood (left) or Powder Blue(top)

PB Classic Duvet Cover shown here in white, though white doesn’t seem to be an option online, dammit! I will have to check at the store. As luck would have it, this is my favorite one.

Morgan Duvet Cover available in Porcelain Blue or Espresso

Bedroom Inspiration Update

You may remember that I posted some ideas for our bedroom about a month ago. (The picture that originally inspired me is shown here on the left.) Well, my ideas are pretty much the same. I’m still planning to do all white linens, paint the room taupe to match our bathroom, and add some accents in a cool blue-green color. I’ve decided not to go with colored lamps because I’m afraid I will eventually get tired of them. I think it would be best to go with a more neutral option, but I need your help deciding! Please let me know which ones you like best.

A shot of our bathroom. We will paint the bedroom the same color.

I bought two of these pillows at Z Gallerie to go on the bed. They are different colors on

each side.

Crystal Balustrade Lamp

Crystal Block Lamp

Crystal Chubby Column Lamp

White Gourd Lamp – Do you think there would be too much white in the room?

Gourd Lamp in Antique Silver Leaf- The picture doesn’t do it justice. We would definitely go with a more modern shade.

All lamps are from Circa Lighting.

Bedroom Inspiration

I want to update our master bedroom. We currently have espresso colored furniture which we plan to keep, greenish gold dupioni silk bedding, beige walls, and dark wood rectangular lamps with ivory silk square shades. We’ve had this same look for about two and a half years now and I’m ready for a change.

I happen to be a huge fan of white linens and am really wanting to go back to that in our bedroom. I am thinking of doing a down duvet with a plain white duvet cover or one with a taupe hotel stripe. Here are my current ideas. I know that I want white linens, taupe walls, and cool aqua and pale blue accents. Initially, I thought that the lamps could be the source of color, but now I am worried that I may tire of them and have included some more neutral options. I would love any suggestions you may have, especially with the lighting.

This room served as my original inspiration. I’d like to use pale blue and cool aqua accent colors similar to these Charlotte Moss vases.

We will use the same color we used in our master bath for the walls. It’s the perfect shade of taupe from Benjamin Moore. The exact name escapes me. I want to say Plymouth Rock, though.

Chunky Urn Lamp in Polished Silver (I’d use a lighter shade.)Blue Miro Lamp

Small Gourd Lamp in Celadon Crackle

Stacked Oval Crystal Lamp

All lamps are from Circa Lighting.