Hello lovely readers. I sincerely apologize for my lack of blogging lately. February was one of those months that got bogged down and slipped away from me but fear not! With the flowers blooming and sun shining through my window I have new found inspirations, optimism, and determination replacing the winter gloom that blocked my creative flow. I'm back!
Being said, I'd like to start off the posts this week with a compilation of the loveliest beds you have ever seen (beds that would have been welcomed to shake off the exhaustion February brought with it). It is important to note when designing a bedroom (in case this was not already obvious) that the bed should in fact be the central focus of attention (duh). And with that title comes some aesthetic obligation and responsibility to be downright smashing. The cardinal sin of bedroom design is the bed-in-a-bag (tisk, tisk, tisk) you should utilize creative freedom to allow every aspect of your bed to reflect your personality and set the tone for the space. Layer textures such as fur and fringe in unexpected areas (say, the base of the bed), break out of the mold and utilize unique headboard shapes emphasized with bold colors and patterns. Layer fabrics on throw pillows- remember it doesn't have to match it just has to go! Utilize mirrors and custom artwork for a faux headboard (no, you don't have to use a "bedroom suite" ) for even more interest....this central focus of this space should be lavish, extraordinary, custom, personal, expressive, fun, relaxing, restful, exciting, a dash quirky, refined, posh, and sumptuous. The key to all of this is layers, layers, layers! Layer pillows, layer blankets, layer comforters and duvets, layer euros and shams, layer pattern, layer color, layer texture, juxtapose the unexpected, mix and match, be creative, be playful, be unexpected, be YOU. Switch and swatch and combine and culminate and curate to your hearts desire until your bedroom is exclusively and expressively and singularly YOU. It should be as varied, as interesting, as multifaceted as every aspect of your life and personality.