|Finding the right dull gold damask drapes was my biggest challenge. The easiest-- finding |
my handy dandy white satin eye mask (which I actually sleep with). Don't judge me!
|I liked zebra print so much, I bought it twice! But the chair is upholstered in a subtle beige|
while the rug is full-on black and white drama. To keep the rug from reading as cheesy, I
kept the color palette of the bedroom sophisticated.
French country meets Hollywood Regency was the look I was going for, and I knew I wanted warm yellow walls to capture the warmth of the afternoon sun. So... I went out to Home Depot, bought myself some yellow paint, and got to work! Yes, surprisingly, I can be handy when I want to. The whole affair only took me a few hours and I adore the end result. In fact, it motivated me to the point that I've now painted three other rooms in the house!
|Soft, bold, feminine, and vintage: those are the elements I like in my bedroom, as |
evidenced by the colors and textures here. And I die for my yellow damask bedsheets.
As for patterns, I played with a mix of damask florals and stripes, and for that dose of glamour-- why, animal print, of course! I added a sheepskin rug for warmth at the foot of my bed, a plush velvet tufted headboard for some vintage flair, and gold and glass accessories for a little sheen. I've got an antique light fixture and dainty white chest, my framed Erte fashion illustrations, and a few botanical prints around the room.
|I bought this gilt-edged Marie Antoinette mirror for a steal! It's one of my favorite pieces.|
|DIY artwork by famed fashion illustrator Erte. If you missed my post on framing these|
babies, check out "the recessionista's guide to decorating"
So what's left? Well, a girl can't go wrong with fresh flowers in her den. I'm thinking a small bowl of short stemmed yellow roses, or a dramatic arrangement of calla lilies. I also have my eye on this fantastic Degas print from Art.com that complements the colors in my room. And lastly, a magically expanding shoe closet would be pretty sweet too. Here's hoping...
|Edgar Degas, The Dancer, 1874 Perfect, isn't it?!|
Hope you enjoyed the grand tour! It'll be back to fashion (and fashion week! and Menswear Monday!) soon soon soon. Promise! :) xo