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More bedrooms for L.

Two very different ideas, that somehow became one in my head. Lately I’m seeing white and/or grey bedrooms with monochromatic textured bedspreads – either boho crochet or sleek quilts – everywhere. They might seem like unlikely bedfellows (see what I did there?) but as the first room demonstrates they can play nice.  Though usually it’s one or the other.

Per Magnus Persson via Desire to Inspire

Dick Clark Architecture

Riddarfjarden via Desire to Inspire

Marie Claire Maison

Creative Flats, via The Diversion Project

Domino via sfgirlbybay

Apartment Therapy


bedrooms: grey-gold-olive

What goes well with pale grey for a bedroom?   Golden yellow has lodged itself in my mind, despite being told by L that she HATES yellow.  Sorry dude, I just can’t shake it.  Will look for more pleasing colours next, promise.

These weren’t chosen for their styling, just the colours.  Blur your eyes for the ugly ones, k?

Might as well get this out of the way: Dwell Studio Draper Stripe bedding.  Love those lamps in the second picture.

Pale creamy gold, from Jeremy & Kathleen.

Chocolate, grey and gold, from Design Crisis.

Changing gears: mustardy-yellow?  This from If The Lampshade Fits.

Living Etc says this is a ‘calm bedroom with a touch of opulence’.  I don’t know what they’re talking about, but it IS grey and mustard yellow.

Alright.  This is not a bedroom.  Use your imagination.  Styled by Lucyina Moody

Abigail Ahern‘s remarkably subdued bedroom, from Design*Sponge.

And to wrap it up, a trio from A Perfect Gray.

moody monochromatic loft

Hold the press.  That last post about white kitchens?  Scratch that.  I want a moody grey kitchen.  In a moody grey loft, with high ceilings, a casual studied elegance, and a nice dog.  Please.

Seriously, how amazing is this place?  I love pretty much everything.  The lighting, that coffee table!, the mirror over the fireplace, the tufted couch, the mix of styles, the palette.  Divine.  And I’m a person who would have sworn up and down that tufted couches were Not My Thing.  It’s gorgeous and sophisticated but still very genuine.  A testament to the occupants and their exquisite taste – who also happen to be the owners of Ochre, purveyor of fine contemporary furniture.

Photos by Ditte Isager, via the marion house book.

marion house book

I know, I know – you’re already a fan, where have I been, etc etc.  Always last on the boat.  But just in case there’s anyone else out there who hasn’t twigged in yet: the marion house book is an interior/life/style blog with lots of gorgeous inspiration photos, fun ideas, and (my absolute favourite!) before-and-after reno pics.  Who doesn’t love a makeover?  The blog owner Emma has a style I adore, mixing modern and bohemian to create an effect that is very clean and warm and organic.

Now.  What really jumped out at me were the shots of Emma’s home in Toronto.  LOVE.  That bedroom is killing me, I mean it.  The yellow quilt, the striped sheets!  The perfect shade of grey walls!  Those pillow cases, seen many times in many beautiful rooms, only now do I covet them.  I even want her plant.  HGTV featured her home, created with husband Myles and son Henry, in a home tour back in May, check it out for more photos.

via Bloesem (merci!)

brick house guest bedroom

Great example of how a single accessory can totally make a room.  That bedside pendant is ace.  It pulls the whole look together.  Everything else in the room could be swapped out for something similar, and it would still work (except sputnik, he should just go away).  Having killer taste and an unerring eye helps with such things, expect no less from The Brick House.

patterned rug

Totally dig this living room.  There’s not much to it, but every piece in there is fun and interesting.  Good reminder to keep it simple, and only keep pieces you love.

My favourite detail, and the key to the whole room IMHO, is that graphic rug.  Could probably do without the breast sconces.

No idea where this image came from – enlighten me in the comments.


B-set dinnerware, from Royal Tichelaar Maakum.   Swoon.  I would love a set of these, in a random jumble of the available colours as in the photo.  Red with blue/grey/green is my all-time favourite colour combo.  Seems to be only available from their website, at unfriendly prices.  Why is my life so hard?