Despite my bedroom being seriously lacking in drama, I swoon for the kind of bedrooms that conjures up harlequin romance scenes. You know the kind - the handsome Victorian doctor rushes in to confront his headstrong female nemesis only to realize he can't stand a minute more without having her, kisses her lustily and rips off his shirt to reveal . . .
Er, I'm getting carried away with myself here. Lets talk about the issue at hand: Janice's bedroom.
She already had a great room with wonderful light, moldings, hardwood floors, etc. So the bones were there. Then she mentioned that she wants to paint the room charcoal gray. Clearly, a woman after my own heart and not afraid of a little bit of drama!
When I first saw these photos, the asymetry of this room was really bothering me. But then I realized embracing it is the only way to go to here. Take a peak:
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If you'll notice a theme between this board and the last, scale is very important. Nothing drives me crazier than furniture that is out of porportion with each other or the room. And this room is no exception.
So what am I thinking here? Well, first off - take advantage of that little alcove and make it the spotlight of the room with some fabric that frames the bed. Then get a dramatic headboard (is anyone surprised Im suggested a tufted one? Doubtful.) really add the knock out punch. Instead of tiny off kilter nightstands on each side, reinforce the asymetry with one large bachelor's chest for a nightstand.
Now that we have a more tradional base, adding a twist with a more modern sputnik chandelier adds some personality. Using finishes like polished nickel and mercury glass will add a good deal of sparkle and play up the wall color too.
Finally, the area near the smaller window can be treated like a seperate vignette. Every bedroom needs a chair for wriggling into stockings and putting on shoes, but this sort of bergere chair is perfect for cozying up with that harlequin book whenever you don't have your romantic lead around.
At least that is my take on it. What do you think?