I trust you slept well, and hope that you have awakened ready to be assaulted in the face by pictures of my favorite bedrooms. Because that’s what you are getting here today.
I think about bedrooms constantly. Not because I am a pervert. But because I think about bedding (obviously) and what makes an appealing bed situation. How they are best styled for a photo vs. how they are best styled for real life. What sort of balance of pattern/white linen people enjoy. What pillow arrangements look best, and what pillow arrangements should actually be slept upon. And lately, especially, as we try to next-level finish our own bedrooms for some bigtime photoshoot action this summer.
It kind of looks like a hotel?
The sheets are impossible fluffed and crisped.
No distracting family photos…
…Because these are all distractions from the allcaps SLEEP that will be had in that Biscuit.
We will call these “The Pure” because that makes them sound like drugs and Pete and I have been trying to watch Breaking Bad. I say “try” because OMG people watch this? For pleasure? It makes me feel so sad for the world, but then I feel like maybe I am missing something and I need to experience it? I’m not sure. We are on Season 2 and I am not sure how much more I can handle. But I digress.
The problem with “The Pure”- for me- is that there is absolutely no way my grubby little paws could maintain it. One sippy cup perching atop that bedside table, one dog with a surgical cone around his sweet dumb head after his 7th surgery to remove a baby sock from his intestines, one issue of GQ with Beyonce on the cover…Any of these sneak into the frame and the whole illusion is just ruined. And these are all things that I find constantly within the frame of my life, no matter how I try to style it up.
Raucus balls out rooms full of personality and pattern.
They are obviously beautiful and perfectly styled.
But I can easily image myself hopping right in each Biscuit after the picture was taken.
They can be fancy, like this, but they don’t feel overly precious because they have so much going on.
Some may seem a little challenging, that is a lot of saturated true-toned color: RED, GREEN, YELLOW, PURPLE. But I find it all so appealing.
Every single one of these, as I put them in the post I was like UGH That One Is My Favorite Ever.
This one by David Kaihoi I have posted many, many times. I still can’t totally wrap my head around sharing a room with my child full-time. But I absolutely embrace that beautifully aged pink wallpaper with the tomato red Pendleton blanket and tailored beige nailhead headboard. I notice something new every time I look at this picture, and even though this room is definitely cooler than I am, it doesn’t intimidate me at all. I will follow this room around the cafeteria and hang out by its locker and do its homework for it and I will know that it is just using me, but I won’t care, because I will learn un-speakable secrets of cool just by being near to it.
And this from Elizabeth Bauer. Her whole apartment that was featured in Lonny is full of my favorite little moments of genius maybe ever.
And while I am a true “Crazy” at heart, I am also a true insomniac. And I do worry that these rooms get me too excitable to sleep in. I am sure if it is yours you get used to everything- but I would never want to shut my eyes.
I would just lie in Elizabeth Bauer’s bed for countless sleepless hours throwing pillows around the room thinking Blue ZEB-RAH! Mixed Porthault! Monograms! Funky Tufted Headboard! OHHH THE CLEVERNESS OF ME!
So, in the end, I think I need to achieve a sort of mix or balance between The Pure and The Crazy.
Crazy (if not traditional in style) pattern on the walls tempered by pure white bedding, single color palette. It’s Miles and it’s real good.
I think this one, also from Miles in Lonny was a revelation to all of us the first time we saw it. It seemed so NEW and exciting, but also kind of like, DUH! Everything there is so right, why didn’t we all think of it before? Again, traditional crazy on the walls, pops of modern in the lamps, benches, and rug, pure white bedding, and tradluxe curtains.