That's one of it's glamour shots, so maybe not the best evidence to sway you that we should neutral/modernize it.
This was the original plan.
I think it started to unravel a bit when I diverged from the plan and went with a dresser we already had and its Craigslist twin, which said farmhouse, instead of Anne's tailored modern house. I also opted to forgo the (expensive) Williams Sonoma Home lamps I wanted, and went with Ikea lamps instead, which were also more classic and less modern. At this point, I decided we had plateaued and could live there comfortably and show people the room without embarrassment, and focused attention on the living room.
After the living room turned out to be a palace of neutrals, I started to rethink the bedroom. I was really inspired by the Park Hyatt in Washington D.C., which has neutral rooms with natural elements.
It epitomized feng shui to me: charged with nature, clean and peaceful.
So, I started designing in Photoshop.
|Painting by the amazingly talented Liisa Hunter.|
It's not the perfect echo of the Hyatt, but I think it is a huge improvement over what was becoming a very cold bedroom. A huge neutral rug, a low upholstered king sized bed, minimal night tables, white sheets...mmm. Aaron gave it an overwhelming stamp of approval.
I also wanted to try a few options on the grayscale palate we've been doing in the living room.
|Photograph by the amazingly talented Rebecca Philips.|
I love the Wall Street look of these rooms. Aaron didn't :)
I don't think we've landed on the perfect design yet, but I like that he's open to the redesign. In truth, we haven't spent anything on the bedroom yet beyond paint and a new (old) dresser from Craigslist for $200, so if there is a time to turn around, the time is now.
What do you think of the new direction? Like the Hyatt as an inspiration point?