Serene & Cool | The Bedroom

Was your long weekend both fun & exhausting? I hope it was. I know, I know, back to the grind.

Today, I’m sharing with you a client‘s dilemma of wanting a serene bedroom but also contemporary and cool. I was trying so hard to draw him out more or to give me inspiration pictures but my communication skills {which I thought were pretty good, we did have seminars & a consulting firm help us with this at the clinic — LOL, another story} we’re not doing the job at all. Tsk! Tsk!

Anyway, this is what I came up with for initial thoughts & inspiration.


1. Walls and whole color scheme: Spa Green-like. Restoration Hardware has a paint color that is called “silver sage.” The rug and valance would be in a burnt orange hue. Other accessories would mostly be in yellow.
2. Rug: Flor {} has a wide array of designs and we can make it as big or small as possible. I particularly like Sophistikat for the room in the color we choose {we’ll get as close to brown|orange as possible} but Corrugated Rib will work as well or we can do a color block {stay at their homepage & look at the flash images} where we can mix and match different color tiles. The rug should create an impact but subtle enough that it won’t disturb the calmness of the room.
3. Lamps: I think the hue and shape of the lamp in the board complements well or we can get a plain & simple wood base & pair them with shades that have patterns.
4. Furniture: The side tables will stay {I had to put some tables that look almost the same in the board}.
a. We can either get a wooden bed with a higher headboard or an upholstered one like this It needs to be in chocolate brown or one that closely resembles your dark wood side tables right now.
b. An ottoman or the like will be placed against the wall. This will be a good area to place belongings after work or when you have a guest or while taking your shoes off. Appropriate artwork will be hanged above.
c. Current desk chair will be replaced with something more vibrant and functional again in the same hues as the color palette.
5. Bedding : should be classic, I chose Italian Hotel from Restoration Hardware {see here:} but additional throw pillows & shams in different but coordinating patterns will be added. You are absolutely right! Layering and adding bold patterns & colors will make sure that the space is not boring.
6. Accessories and Artwork: will be the last one to be added in the mix but is definitely important! Colors will be like the ones in the bottom of the screen
7. Window treatment: An upholstered valance will be perfect as it will give the room some warmth. Smith & Noble have various materials, linens & patterns. See here & click on “select materials.”

Here are two boards:

But secretly, I was wishing they like Elvis!


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Details are my passion. From curating vignettes to designing spaces. I thrive in finding the finds and just discovered the art of collecting...all while sipping on a cafe au lait & a french macaroon in hand.

3 thoughts on “Serene & Cool | The Bedroom

  1. I think the first story board is fantastic! I love the cool colors … living in the south, you have to have those cool colors, literally out of necessity from the heat in the summer … so what you’ve got there is great!

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