March 12, 2007

Inspiration: Trees on the Bedroom Wall

Posted in bedroom, trees at 11:17 am by homehappy

1. “Make a stunning statement with a focus wall of beautiful wallpaper,” as LivingEtc puts it. I love the warm, gentle autumnal colours and knitted textures.


2. Or you could recreate this beautiful DIY project. You need plates, stencils, branches, and skillful hands. For the how-tos, go to ApartmentTherapy.


3. Domino‘s version of Trees-on-the-bedroom-wall is “branches and blooms” in an all-over wallpaper, achieving (as with all these ideas) an outdoorsy feeling.



March 11, 2007

A Bedrooom I Would Sleep In: Creamy White

Posted in bedroom at 8:40 am by homehappy


Layers of neutral bedding, wall- coverings, and window treatments create a relaxing master bedroom.

The bed, covered in creamy white linens and topped by a silk-upholstered headboard, is a classically sophisticated oasis.

(From BHG.)

I know it looks a tad quaint, but I love it for the matching headboard and curtains, and the light and airiness (oh, so relaxing).



Modern Canopy Beds

Posted in bedroom at 6:56 am by homehappy

minimal.jpgAccording to the experts at BHG, “a canopy makes the bed a special room within a room.” I personally still haven’t decided whether I like canopies or not. They look nice in the magazines, sure, but a canopy bed in my own bedroom? Wouldn’t it collect dust on top? Wouldn’t you accidentally bump yourself against it quite often? What is the *purpose* of a canopy, anyway?

I sort of like these, however:

More than Minimal: The strong, clean lines of this pencil-post bed are softened with yards of gossamer fabric draped over the top and a gentle gathering of curtains tied back at the headboard.

brownwhite.jpgSheerly White Canopy:

Surrounded in sheer white curtains, this bed feels cozy and airy at the same time.

The panels are bordered in lengths of white satin, adding a bit of glamour and glow.

Dark wood tones are the only other colors in the space, creating a serene getaway.

Modern Canopy:

This contemporary bedroom gets a shot of personality and interest from a repeating pattern of boxes and squares.

modern.jpgWall niches, built-in bookshelves, and a metal canopy bed each include geometric shapes.

Canopy draperies are made of striped fabric hung from tabs.

(All images and words from Better Homes and Gardens.)

A Bedroom I Would Sleep In: Warm Accents

Posted in bedroom at 6:46 am by homehappy


A wall of draperies calls attention to the focal-point bed with an extra-high headboard, plump pillows, and striking geometric throw.

Nearby, matching contemporary lamps sit atop similar, yet different, night tables in dark wood.

(From BHG.)

Asian-inspired Canopy Beds

Posted in bedroom at 6:00 am by homehappy

Feng Shui Bed: The Mantra Bed was designed by Mauro Bertame according to Feng Shui principles. The base of the bed is very low, and the canopy has soft round contours.


Bamboo Bed: Usona’s Otto 89 canopy bed in American Walnut has a bamboo screen headboard and upholstered base.


High Headboards with Soft Squares

Posted in bedroom at 5:12 am by homehappy

If, like me, you have a penchant for soft headboards and anything square-shaped — you’ll love these beds.

1. Designed by Bruno Rainaldi, the Boss bed uses lush material and dynamic texture to create a minimalist decadence. (Via Trendir.)


2. The Bardot bed by Usona has a hard wood frame with removable fabric, fixed leather. (I’m guessing that the headboard comes with it… If not, drats.)


3. The Wood bed + Quilted Wingback Headboard by West Elm appear to be sold separately. But what a headboard!