I know you all think that I love white and bright colors and hate the color black, but it’s not true. Sure, I do love white and color, you are not wrong about that. But I know that black is dramatic and sophisticated and just so cool, but when its next to my skin it makes me look like I’m an anemic geriatric lizard. And that ain’t cool. (Basically it washes me out and enhances my wrinkles)
That being said, black and white together are a very strong duo. If black and white were competing in Dancing with the Stars against ‘Navy and Blush’ I would be put my money on them in a second. They create instant intense drama. Fierce, at times, but they get the job done really fast. So this bed is more inspired by my attraction towards that world – more minimal, stark and intense. While it doesn’t seem very ‘me’ I actually really love it.
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You know you want to either be that person, date that person or get nudged out bed by that person in the morning. I do.
It’s a whole lot of black, white, gray and then some wood and leather to warm that puppy up.
Why it works: I think you probably are starting to get it now – that we try to evenly distribute the color palette so that every color has something else to ‘speak to’. For a more minimal look we kept it really pulled back with just white, black, gray and then the wood, leather and 3 small hits of gold to warm it up. On the bed we again have a good combination of textures (ribbed and velvet) and patterns (splattered, and geometric) and then the graphic alphabet pillow giving your eye a bit of a break.
Please note that the pillow has a gold ‘E’ which was made for me, (for ‘Emily’, obviously) by the designer, Maya Brenner . You can customize to have any of the letters in gold. It’s cream linen and just so simple and sweet.
1. Diamond Quilt | 2. Quilted Grey Euro Shams | 3. Alphabet Pillow | 4. Marble and Brass Box | 5. White Speckled Sheets | 6. Grey Velvet Pillow | 7. Industrial Side Table | 8. Ball Table Lamp | 9. Leather Magazine Rack | Nude Sketches: vintage, but will be sold in the online store.
See ‘1 bed, 4 ways ‘Cool, Cabin, Casual‘, and ‘Bright, Fun and Feminine’ and stay tuned for the last one, tomorrow. Like this post? Don’t forget to check out ‘1 credenza, 4 ways‘ and ‘1 dresser, 4 ways‘.