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Romantic Bedroom in Neutral & Gray Tones

A Romantic bedroom doesn’t have to be “girly” so fear not if you have a significant other who cringes at the term.  To create your romantic bedroom start with soft, easy bedding.  Then have a little fun with it.  Add modern elements, a little shimmer, some mercury or antique glass and hints of nostalgic vintage items.
Romantic Bedroom

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1.  Amity Home

2.  Outline Lamp by Bleu Nature        

3.  Bungalow 5

4.  Felt Shag Rug from Artajul Rugs

5.  Palecek

6.  Bleu Nature

7.  Mercury Glass Hurricanes from Vagabond Vintage

8.  Candle Sconce from Aidan Gray

9.  Worlds Away  

10.   Aidan Gray    

11.  Mirror from Modern Furniture Warehouse

 12.  Worlds Away  

13 & 14.  Emporium Home

15.  Vagabond Vintage

16.  Spicher and Company

17.  Z Gallerie

18.  Emporium Home

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Room Design: Modern Green & Neutral with a splash of Bue

Green has to be the most versatile of all colors for room design.   It goes traditional, modern, retro, rustic.  It looks good with browns, oranges, neutrals, blues, reds, pinks, purples…….The combinations are endless!
Preview of “Modern Green and Neutral”

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Room Design: Balancing Straight Lines and Curves

For me, too many horizontal and vertical lines within a room design make me feel rigid and uncomfortable.  Many of you have a similar reaction but perhaps haven’t been able to nail down the cause.  While I love the very sleek contemporary furnishings, I can’t live with the hard-edged feel of the minimalist, straight-lined interior day in and day out.  So if you want to enjoy some of those crisp mid-century or modern pieces, you need only introduce them to elements that exhibit curvilinear shapes.  Whether you add a chair with a curved leg, a lamp with circular shapes or even a throw pillow with a soft design, you are able to break up the stiff formality and usher in a more inviting living experience.
Preview of “Balancing Straight Lines and Curves”

01 & 09  Baker Furniture

02  Hooker Furniture

03 & 08 Gabby Home

04  Bobo Intriguing Objects

05 & 06  Spicher and Company

07 & 11 Vanguard Furniture

10 Curry and Company

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Room Design: Nautical Interiors

Nothing spells relaxing like a big body of water, boating, and sunsets.  Why wait for a week of vacation when you can recreate a little of that atmosphere in your own home?  A nautically themed interior space can be crisp, clean and reminiscent of having your feet buried in the sand.  I like to minimize the use of primary colors and instead use shades of blue with natural tones, aged finishes, and antiques in nautical room design

John Robshaw Textiles has some of my favorite printed bedding and Lacefield Designs the most vast collection of decorative pillows.  Go Home Ltd has affordable and stylish accent furniture and accessories to help create that seaside atmosphere.

I suggest keeping the themed accessories to a minimum.  This pillow with an anchor is whimsical and perfect for the space but too much of a good thing is like having to explain the punch line of a joke.  Instead, opt for using unexpected furnishings like a locker-style cabinet or a side table with a chicken wire front to hint at a driftwood finish.  Look to art suppliers like Sugarboo Designs for printed artwork on vintage wood.

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