Category Archives: Design Voices

50 Shades of Style: Bedrooms Ripe for Romance

Romance comes in many styles

If there’s one thing we’ve learned from the “50 Shades of Grey” phenomenon, romance means something different to everyone. We’ve found 5 bedroom design styles to fit a variety of tastes for those of you who want to make Valentine’s last throughout the year.

Dramatic

pic from vrayworld

There are some really beautiful gray bedroom ideas in this Apartment Therapy post. Our fave is the dramatic dark bedroom. We imagine a titan of industry like Christian Grey cuddled up in this bed (Does Christian Grey cuddle? We haven’t seen the movie yet, so don’t ruin the surprise!).

Floral

pic from Tikkat

pic from Tikkat

This is one way to bring a love of the outdoors inside the bedroom. We like how it manages to be romantic, playful and soft (I’m looking at you, feather floor covering!) without channeling Laura Ashley’s evil twin.

Contemporary

pic from Decoist

pic from Decoist

The design is sleek and modern, but a combination of the lighting and the family photo as focal point really brings an intimacy to the room that we think is, yes, quite romantic, sophisticated and chic.

Beach-Inspired

After a day at your private beach on your private island, you retire for yet more privacy to this beautiful, airy bedroom. We love the view — and we would’t want to share it either. So thanks for letting us stop by!

Vintage

British starlet Diana Dors was very proud of her “Pinup Palace”. Might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but you have to agree it is at least visually stimulating!

Photo credits: Tikkat, Decoist,  Island Hideaways, The Apron Revolution, VrayWorld

 

Designer Rebecca Ward

What Your Interior Designer Knows About Mattresses

ASID-designer Rebecca Ward is our featured Design Voice this week on Pillow Talk. She’s a Sacramento-based designer who joins us today to answer the question “Why let your designer choose your mattress?”

Counting Black Sheep

The bedroom — a place to relax, regroup, rest, love, and laugh. From a lovers’ retreat to family time of kids jumping in to their parent’s bed on Saturday morning, the bedroom needs to be designed with skill.

You might not realize how important your bed is in your daily routine. This is where each day begins. A good night’s sleep will make all the difference in the world for tackling the day ahead.

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