Archive for the ‘Bedroom’ Category
Valentines day is coming and its time to plan your home decor. Setting a romantic mood is a must if you are planning on staying in. Chocolate and roses are great but here are some ideas to spice up your night.
Say I love you to your Valentine by making there favorite meal. Make a meal that appeals to the senses and not to heavy. Once you have the meal planned, style the table with red, pink and cream flowers, a nude table cloth and candles to set a romantic mood.
Why give Chocolate all the attention on Valentines day. While we love it, I am thinking Caramel for Valentines day this year. The soft, dense, chewy candy can be made so many different ways but here is a recipe using caramel that you might want to try. Gourmet.com
Martha Stewart came up with a cute idea if you have a tea lover in your life. Very simple (about 5 min.) you can make these adorable little heart tea bags.
Scattering rose petals on a bed or around your tub is one way to liven up your night. Make sure you have your room clean and tidy to make a nice atmosphere.
Bring some bright flowers into your space. It makes a beautiful statement and is romantic.
When dressing your bed, you can go with the simple necessities, or accessorize to create a multi-layer look. Here are some ideas on how to accessorize your personal retreat.
*Using all white for sheeting and pillow shams is great if you are drawn to the “hotel” look. It creates a very clean and serene space to unwind.
*A nice classic way to dress the bed is by using euro-shams (a 26×26″ square pillows) in the back row to add some height. you need 3 for a king size, and usually 2 for a Queen. Then add some standard or king shams and a decorative pillow in front.
*A fluffy duvet can be folded along the bottom edge of the bed to create a lofty look.
This bed looks effortlessly chic with its elegant yet relaxed silk bedding. This is a completely different look than the stiff silks used in decorative bedding… this silk is made to be slept in.
*The type of silk you should look for is silk charmeuse. Besides looking fabulous, it feels amazing against your skin and its good for your hair and complexion. Our favorite line is Kumi Kookoon (www.kumikookoon.com).
*If you like the look of a little more structure but still want the benefits of silk, switch only your pillowcases to silk and you will love the difference.
If you need a pop of color in your room, try adding a bright colored throw or quilt at the foot of the bed. Throw blankets and pillows are a great way to accent your room with your favorite color of the moment without making a permanent commitment.
If you prefer a more minimalistic approach… try stacking your pillows. To keep things linear and modern, try a throw folded into a rectangle at the foot of the bed, and no more than 3 pillows per stack. This look works best if you use knife edge pillows or even cases.
I thought I would share a few Jaw dropping glamorous rooms I have come across. Glamour styled rooms can sometimes look to overdone. These rooms show how beautiful modern and glamorous can look.
I love how Kelly Hoppen did the window treatments in this room. We plan to do something similar in a clients home we are working on. Window Treatments add so much to a room when done right.
The paint color in this room is beautiful! Paint your wall in Eagle Rock by Benjamin Moore to get this look.
Enclosing a space makes a room feel warm and inviting. Use a sheer fabric to enclose a space in your home. It will add instant glamour.
The bergere chairs look perfect upholstered in the Ikat fabric. So many of our clients have chairs with beautiful lines that just need to be updated.
Tips from Elle Decor on how to make a Modern Glamorous room:
- Blend old and new
- Create warmth with metallic tones
- Experiment with drapery
- Mix in Global touches
- Amp up drama with multiples
- Select striking Chandeliers
- Find room for a daybed
- Set off an intimate retreat
- An Awe-inspiring fireplace
- Think scale thing grand
- Be fearless with color
Since we have been busy working on a Nautical themed house, everything with Anchors and Rope has been catching our eye. One of our all time favorite nautical pieces is from a collection designed by Annie Selke for Vanguard Furniture. The whimsical ropey detail makes for a great accent piece in an entry or a bedroom to fill a space or create a focal point.
One of my favorite fixes for sprucing up a room is adding some candles or reed diffuser sticks. Who doesn’t want their home to smell nice and inviting for everyone who walks in?
It’s surprising how big of an impact sense of smell can have on our mood. Senseofsmell.org says “Fragraces can have a beneficial effect on irritation, stress and depression and can further enhance the positive factors of happiness, sensuality, relaxation and stimulation.”
I love to have candles burning whenever I’m home to set the mood and scent the air. At Blossom, we carry a few lines like Voluspa, Thymes and our newest edition Dayna Decker! Dayna Decker is my favorite line of candles because its an overall sensory experience. Their candles are made of a vegetable oil blend and feature a super cool Eco-wood wick which makes a soft crackling noise while it burns. I am obsessed!
If candles don’t really do it for you, then try an oil diffuser! They are really low maintnance… all you have to do is flip the sticks every couple weeks to strengthen the scent in the air. My favorite scent? Leila by Dayna Decker.