Rather Opulent Bedrooms

January 24, 2013

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Opulence isn’t everyone’s jam. I myself have mixed feelings about it. When I look at a room like this part of me thinks, “Whoa.  That’s a little much,” and another part of me thinks, “That is freakin’ awesome.” How much glitz and flash you can handle is dependent on your personality. For me to be comfortable in the bedroom above, I’d need to tone it down a couple notches. A simpler headboard and solid wall color (rather than the textured grasscloth wallpaper) might just do the trick. Also I have a dislike for pouf ottomans. I know they’re trendy but I just can’t bring myself to like them. Buhbye, pouf.

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This ones more approachable. A backdrop of soothing creamy whites makes the punchy moments easier to handle. Though I’d like to try switching out the window shades for something with a little contrast. Don’t you think the whole back wall kind of melds together because of all the white-on-white? A little more contrast on that side of the room to balance with the darker furniture pieces might be good.

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Deep colors, graphic prints, and shiny brass. Some of my favorite design elements. If it was up to me I’d do away with the pillows with a green plant-like print leaving the solid green ones to break up all the crazy linear movement going on.

Although I definitely like all three of these bedrooms, I didn’t have any problem coming up with some tweaks for each one. Would you take any of these as they are or would you have to do some tweaking too?

One // Elle Decor via Shop Talk
Two // Lonny Mag via Savvy Home
Three // Adore Home Mag via Shop Talk

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  • Reply Mia January 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    It’s something very appealing about the 1st pic, I think! Love the way of furnishing, with the little socializing area in the footend. And how different design elements (colours, shapes, materials, styles, shiny vs matte, etc) are put together. Great mix.

    I wouldn’t choose any of the items myself though (especially not the bed, I hate high beds, it’s senior alert on that! (or maybe hospital ) but instead I am very fond of the overall design idea. A typical example of an inspiring photo! To be adapted in ones one way.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers January 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm

      Hi Mia! Yes, the first one is chock full of interesting bits. I hadn’t noticed just how high that bed is but you’re right it does seem higher than normal. Is your bed still flat on the ground from when you cut off the posts? 🙂

  • Reply Joanna January 24, 2013 at 12:09 pm

    What I like here most is how the first bedroom is separated into two areas with very little effort. Definitely an idea I would myself use. Also, goregous ceiling lamp, rug annd the coffee table is fabuolus.

    • Reply Christina Ebbers January 24, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      Joanna, you have pointed out all my favorite parts of that room! 🙂 The rug in particular looks soooo soft and cozy. It really has an amazing impact in the room.

  • Reply Iris Interiors LLC January 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    I love the texture in the first two photos. The rug in the first bedroom looks so warm and inviting. The pillows and that amazing coffee table are an added bonus. It’s good to see you back!

    • Reply Christina Ebbers January 24, 2013 at 2:55 pm

      Hi Iris! That first one definitely seems to be everyone’s favorite. The table is a statement piece for sure! I love it. It’s good to hear from you too!

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