Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Bedroom Dilemma Solved!
Image from Dear Designer's blog.
Dear Retro-luxe friends,
As you may know, I've been interested in a bedroom makeover! Don't get me wrong, I've enjoyed the Ikea curtains and thrift store mid-century modern furnishings that have graced our home for decades. Lately, however, I've been longing to inject some grandeur into my lair. I want a more luxurious bedroom, one that speaks to me, a hard-working woman worn down a bit by the mundane details of having to work at a job and cook dinner for people, but no less glamorous for her trouble. I want my bedroom to say:
Put on a peignoir!
How about some chocolates?
Pick up the white telephone and call a friend...
What would Barbara Stanwyck do in this situation?"
I'm so happy to share that a fellow blogger, Carole, over across the pond at Dear Designer, has graciously posted about my bedroom dilemma. You can read my query here and her response here.
I love what she did! These mood boards, in the right hands, are fantastic, no?
I really loved how she managed to incorporate my beloved bamboo rugs and my existing dresser and nightstands. And I love the bamboo stencil idea! It's so mid-century glamorous! Additionally, she demystified a few things about curtain hanging, rugs on wall-to-wall carpet and coordinating colors that I've been wondering about.
If you would like design advice from Dear Designer, email firstname.lastname@example.org sending photographs if possible, room dimensions and details of what you have, what you need to keep and what you desire. Perhaps Carole can help you too!
I can't wait to start shopping...How fortunate that this exciting plan for luxury has been revealed to me just in time for the white sales...