Bedroom Inspiration | 1 | Monochromatic

Tuesday, January 8, 2013



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I almost repin this room by stylizmo every time I see it, then I remember I have already pinned it like five times. But it gets me every time. While I never thought I would be one that is attracted to a room with black walls, I think they work in this space because of the white wood floors. I, however, do not have white floors so I would probably not paint my wall/s black. I think it would be far too dark for my east-facing, tree-lined windowed house and the look of this room would be completely lost. I would probably just get a nice bright white to lighten the space up a bit. I really do not like that round mirror (sorry round mirror lovers), actually it's not that I don't like it, I think I could like it in a different space but, here, it's just not working for me. I think it adds a bit of coldness and I like to feel warm in my rooms, even monochromatic ones. To fix that I think I would bring in some more wood elements like those box shelves. I would like up a few above my bed for added texture and storage. 

I really love everything else and would leave it as is except it would not fit in under my self-imposed $500 budget. So I have replaced a few things. I have linked the more affordable cotton version of the pia wallĂ©n cross throw, but you can find the wool version here. You might have guessed I am little obsessed with that blanket it's made it's way on my blog here before (didn't make it's way on santas sleigh though. sad.). I also replaced the side table with a more affordable ikea one, the fabulous one in the photo is here. The grand total including only one box is a mere $421.19 - not including shipping or paint, and as you might guess, I'd go ahead and make my own pillows so I could get an extra box : ) Doesn't seem too bad for a room redux! As I mentioned one of my goals this year is to turn my sad hodgepodge, kid destroyed bedroom into one that evokes feelings beyond wanting to just shut my bedroom door. But while I am pretty firm in my taste for my living areas I could go all sorts of directions for my bedroom. This is definitely an option I am considering. What do you think of a black and white bedroom? 

In other news you should check out this post from Lisa over at Little Monster, where she shares the sweetest illustrated interview video between Terry Gross and Maurice Sendak.

17 comments:

  1. Me rechifla este dormitorio y sus textiles.
    Bss

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  2. I absolutely love this bedroom, I might have repinned that image this weekend and was happy to see more of Nina's space over at my skandinavian home. Have been drooling over that blanket for a while and also wouldn't say no to a Componibili as a bedside table. I already own a similar print with the city I live in, still need to hang it though.

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  3. Oh yeah, great bedroom. Our walls are super dark blue, but they're not close to black, and I think Erin will have a thing or two to say about that blanket, ahem. I don't love round mirrors myself, but I think that one especially is too small for the wall. That wall needs some impact!

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  4. This is definitely a beautiful room! I love that it has a feeling of modern coziness...gorgeous!

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  5. I have the cotton version of that Pia Wallen blanket, too! Fitz ate a hole in it. I almost took him back to the shelter, and I had to be talked off a ledge. Thankfully, it's down in a corner close to the seam, so I can tuck it out of site if I fold the blanket over the back of a chair, otherwise there's no hiding it. OY, FITZ.

    I love that room. Love it. I love the white floors and the black walls (but we don't get nearly enough sunlight to pull them off...one day maybe!). And of course, I love the Ork poster. They have one for Philly that seemingly all of my friends have, haha. Great room round-up. Awesome how just a few simple pieces can totally change a room.

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  6. You know what I'd really like to see? A bathroom version of this. I got a striped back and white shower curtain and I'd love it if I could dress it up like this bathroom. ...On a search now!

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  7. I'm with you on the round mirror. I think the monochromatic look would be wonderful in a bedroom because it's so serene. Your lower priced substitutes are perfect! I hope you'll show us before and after pics of the renovations!

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  8. I totally love black and white rooms - they seem so bold and contemporary! If you do undertake a design inspired by this room, you must post photos!

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  9. Christine, thank you for the link to the T. Gross/M. Sendak interview. I've heard it before and loved it then, but today, this is exactly what I needed to hear. XOXO, KT

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  10. I've always wanted a black wall in my bedroom, but could never actually take the plunge. Love the way this room looks.

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  11. Love the black wall, love the white wooden floor. Love the bed, the wooden duck... Love the whole thing!

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  12. I love love love it!!Fabulous!I am in love with black so you speak to my heart Christine!
    Happy new year girl!!
    my warmest wishes!
    xxx

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  13. Oh it's beautiful! So nicely balanced.

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  14. I'm so with you, I'm someone who isn't exactly attracted to rooms with black walls, especially not bedrooms, but every time I see them I'm swooning!

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  15. This is definitely a beautiful room! I love that it has a feeling of modern coziness...gorgeous!

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  16. That bedroom is just so chic but I'm with you, I would add some more natural tones in there to brighten it up a bit more gradually

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