Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Contenders.

We desperately need to pull our bedroom together. It's a sad little room. 


I am on vacation which finally has given me a block of time to start ordering things online which I hope will magically show up next week so we can start to make something of our bedroom.

Here are the contenders.





I like these rugs. I even like them together. Must decide. Depends on what we decide to do with the floors. We might put something sisal-y down. We will see. 

I am not really a "pillow" person, but we might give that a try. I am not sure these are the ones, necessarily.

We need a new bedside table that can really go the distance. It needs to hold lots of books, remotes, all the spare change that gets deposited here by the man, and all the other stuff that inevitably gets stashed away. I like the shape of the green one, but I don't like the non-committal color. Too country-cousin. May need to paint it lacquer orange or something. Or just black. 

I am definitely stealing pillowcases idea. They always make me laugh. My other half would laugh to see "YES" on my side of the bed in this photo. I think with a new bedroom, there will be more "YES" in my future. 

I like this. Also considering not pulling up the carpet and refinishing, but instead just installing something like this. 


Like the lamp and headboard. But it looks a little hotel-y. Will need to avoid that. 


We already have this big photo by Chad States, which is sort of lost in our current sad, sad room. I think it will look better once the rest of the room is pulled together.

And I might buy another photo, just to give the Chad States pic some company. Maybe this Alex Prager job right here. 




(And I like this blue...)

29 comments:

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I *MUST* have the source of that pink bedspread!!!

Be the change..... said...

i love the idea of a sisal rug and a black nightstand to make all the other colored stuff (lamp, bedspread and artwork) POP!

maison21 said...

1- black for furniture and let the bedding/pillows be the pop. you can never go wrong with a black bordered sisal and black furniture. (or were you talking installing wall to wall sisal- i'm not clear).

2 if photo is really big, maybe you should stick to plain bedding that doesn't compete with the photo- let the room be about the art. keep the lamps simple as well- sounds boring i know, but keeping things calm and tailored and farily monochromatic works best with large scale photography, imho.

maison21 said...

oh, and i'd also recommend bringing in some vintage to keep things from looking too mail-order-y. i don't know if you have room for a worn-in leather chair or bench or something, but it would be a nice touch.

Anonymous said...

I am so over (actually never liked) the double-gourd lamps.

Decorno said...

M21, totally with you. I do have some vintage-y things already... like an old Danish chair that is going to be recovered and some other goodies.

I am with you, though... must avoid the mail order look.

Rachel - I will see if I can find the maker of the bedspread...

Decorno said...

Anon 12:35... I might agree. I think that's why I want the big white lamp at the bottom of that list...

...love Maegan said...

I always go for a little zebra print and a bold color! simple and sexy and exotic all in one. I can't wait to decorate my future home :) have fun!

Anonymous said...

I like the Weinrib rug. But I'd stick it in a room with lots of pattern everywhere, so you may not want to listen to me.

The green bedside table has the nicest proportions for a bedside table. Are you just using one or are you flanking the bed with two? I couldn't tell from the post. If your room isn't that wide, then do the third bedside table and paint it whatever color you would paint the first. I think the second bedside table looks too much like a dresser. Or a dresser that has been shrunk by a magic laser. I don't know. I just don't see it by a bed.

Lamps: I like the first one. I don't know. I never knew I wanted a chrome urn. My top choice is actually #11, the metal with the...shit, my vocabulary has failed me. The one with the Xs. But with a different lampshade. And then I like #16, the tall crystal one.

I don't like any of the pillows. Maybe the tiger/zebra stripes. But I wouldn't pair that with the Weinrib rug. And I'm not sold on those, either.

I like the photo with the "yes/no" pillows. I thought the window above the bed was a photo at first. You could put your photo above the bed like that, throw some pattern in with a coverlet, use the pillows, and then keep the lines of everything else simple. But I think that room works because of the wall color. Are you keeping your walls white?

Anonymous said...

I don't find black a restful color (especially lacquered, glossy black), so I wouldn't use much in a bedroom. For a bedroom, I'd use colors with less intensity, less drama--I would not be looking for a lot of "popping" or "jolts of color" (or any of that Elle Decor-speak).

woodley park-zoo said...

More YES in your future sounds like a damn good thing, for both of you! ;)

Lamentable House of Pig Aesthetics said...

You should get pillows that say "Dirty" and "Clean."

decorno said...

Lucky for my wallet, it's not a Weinrib rug, it's Pottery Barn.

And yep, the walls will be white.

Anon: The clean/dirty pillow idea is brilliant.

David said...

The first silver urn lamp with white shade, on the black chest. Oh yeah.

I'm with M21 on the black furniture. (you'll a lot, just know that now)

Also, use a few vintage pieces to help with the bedroom clutter. On my dresser three small McCoy jardinieres (same pattern, 3 colors) hold change, buttons and other miscellaneous crap from my pockets.

Maybe your man could toss his change in a really great Murano bowl. I know I'm projecting, I have a bit of a Murano problem. Still, it would keep things tidy.

David said...

That should read "you'll dust a lot..." Sorry.

dewy23 said...

seems to me by your pictures you have good taste...just order the pieces you like the best then pull it all together w/ alittle vintage and it will make you happy! Where is the last white lamp from I would love a pair for my study?! Don't worry about dusting just let your HOUSEKEEPER do it HA

couchseattle.com said...

yo decorno-- I can make you a SICK upholstered bed and tufted bench for the foot of said bed in a sick fabric of your choosing. for lamps you should really check out JCP.COM. it's weird i know but they have a really good collection at cheaper than target charges for their good stuff. anyways- does anyone know where i can get some good upholstery weight black on white damask fabric at less than $120 a yard? there's all kinds of nice damasks out for windows it seems, but if you want to get upholstery weight you gotta pay the BIG bucks.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

I love everyone's suggestions for bringing in some vintage. I'm trying to track down the bedspread now too! I just showed my husband and said "THIS IS GOING IN OUR ROOM!"

erin said...

I'm not a fan of sisal in the bedroom because it's too scratchy. Soft rugs go with the "yes" pillow.

And the bombe type end tables are very femme. I personally wouldn't pair them with other curvy patterns or furniture pieces.

Anonymous said...

That staggered-stripe rug--it kind of vibrates or something. I wouldn't want it in the bedroom.

Amber said...

Love Alex Prager, her photo styling is just so lovely and sometimes disturbing - all at once! I really wanted to buy one of her photos until I realized they were beyond the $2k price, more like $ 3 - 7. Bummer. If you get one though, please do post about it!

Anonymous said...

my office boyfriend and I both have her work up on our walls.

Anonymous said...

Bare feet on sisal? No, Decorno!

CSS said...

I think the pillows (what is the source of those) and bombe chest in glossy black would look great. I am all for wall-to-wall sisal as it has a "spa" like feel that I happen to like on my feet - I think it is a superclean look when installed. Ikea also has a black and white striped rug similar and it is $299 for an 8x11...I wanted it for the guest room, but it doesn't fit (looks just like the rug on the cover of Elle Decor), but it does smell a little, hopefully that would go away quickly.
Do tell the source of the bedspread if you happen to find it...Thanks and good luck!

Anonymous said...

i'm not sure if you have pets, but sisal is no fun with pets--when they barf (and they will. always ON the rug), it's nigh impossible to get it out.

Anonymous said...

Does vacuuming sisal catch much? Seems like there are lots of nooks and crannies for dirty to get lodged into.

Anonymous said...

I've been craving a similar coverlet to the pink one everyone loves. Carolina Irving uses one in her home, and it's a Turkish suzani. I can't find any similar that fit my meager budget. I'm considering doing an iron-on applique on some silk. Has anyone ever done something like that? I'm not terribly crafty...

Anonymous said...

My experience with sisal in a house with two cats was not a good one (although they now enjoy a sisal covered stairway/scratching post). I agree that the shape of the first chest/nightstand is the nicest, but the color is rather blah! I know the sources of the other ones -- where does that chest come from?

becky from hatch said...

Just read at Peak of Chic Christopher Spitzmueller (sp?) is having a sale on seconds right now. You might find some of your picks over there with slight flaws and a big discount!