One Bedroom - Two Concepts

The power of colour and accessories.

Bedroom A. Move away from stereotypical thinking – pink may be girly but it can also be elegant, as seen with this room. If wall-to-wall pink is too much for you, simply painting to an imaginery picture rail will give your eye some respite from the colour. Use paint swatches to mix and match different colour combos to inspire how you’ll accessorise your space – it’s all about your unique take.

Bedroom B. This bedroom’s blue shades ensure there is a common thread tying the look together. Multiple patterns add interest and work in harmony; their indigo-to-sky tones complement fresh coats of white and pale blue paint. Be warned though – creating a harmonious ombre blue room sounds easier than it is. It is best achieved through layers of like-minded blue tones from the same family.

Source: Homelife magazine

Styling by Julia Green

Photography by Armelle Habib

DIY Book Headboard

I strive to bring you guys some amazing DIY ideas, and while I’m yet to create my own, I have no doubt that one day (Im envisioning my first born’s bedroom and this is waayyyyy down the track!) I will try my hand at something like this bedhead by Kassandra of Design Everyday Blog and BOY is it a showstopper!

Because of its big size and central location, the headboard is an interesting place to show your creativity and completely redefine the way a room looks and feels.

How To:

Step 1. Measure up the size you would like your headboard but make sure it is about 1cm in from where the mattress ends on either side. This helps give the illusions that the books are simply there and not attached to anything

Step 2. Mark the mattress height so you know where the books should end.

Step 3. Arrange the open books on the board like a puzzle. Make sure to place the books as to extend over the edges of the board on both sides.

Step 4. Once you have an order you are happy with make sure you number the books so that if they get mixed up you know exactly where they go back.

Step 5. Secure the books using nails, but leave a few pages free.

Step 6. To create the illusion of how a book would look if it were just sitting open on a table stick the pages so a bump is created. Be creative with how you secure the pages, you don’t want every book to look the same. However the bottom row of books should have the pages secured as flat as possible so that they do not get caught on pillows or sheets.

Step 7. Once all the books are secured you can move the headboard into place – you will need two people for this!

And Voila! Lay back and enjoy your creation.

Pretty In Pink

1. Ava Table Lamp Pink (Laura Ashley

2. SELJE Bedside table (IKEA $39.99

3. Cambridge Throw (Bambury 

4. Philippe Upholstered Bedhead in Ice (Cornermill 
$509 - $549)


Industrial Chic Apartment

With only 860 square feet to work with, designer Barasona has designed this apartment with an open floor plan that is beautifully integrates bedroom, bathroom and living in the one space.

Perhaps the main focal point of this flat is the huge bedroom and bathroom suite that features super sky high ceilings and large windows for natural light to flood in. The oversized bed is suspended from reclaimed wood pallets that really stand out against all of the other natural materials; yet it’s all still cohesive. Wood shutters mixed with natural stone and a frameless glass shower all come together to create a seamless project in the beautiful historic city of Barcelona.

Via: inthralled