I have decided to take the room down to its bare bones, then, create a well-mannered space for visiting guests - with no more junk and much more personality. I've pulled out my inspiration book of bedroom photos saved from clipped magazine spreads and viewed lots of looks on the internet. Below are a few rooms that ooze the 'decadent Zen' design asthetic that I love.
|Photo from Maisons & Decors Mediterreanee 2008.|
The bedroom above is my all-time favorite from a magnificently restored chateau near Aix en Provence in the South of France. The volume of space, minimalist decor and ethereal light are hauntingly beautiful. But, since my guest room lacks the size and height of this stunner, I'll have to keep looking for something a bit more feasible.
|Photo via Living Etc.|
|Geffner Schatzky home|
Both of the classic black and white color schemes above are creatively fresh, yet layered with an old world patina for timeless beauty. One day, I'll post all of my black and white room photos and get up enough nerve to take the noir paint plunge.For the drama queen in me, there could be nothing more enticing than a mix of bold, unexpected design elements with luxurious antiques.
Designer Holly Moore created a vintage look on a grand scale (left) with the vintage, circus-painted canvas backdrop paired with an old, upholstered French bed.
I really love this look! The room was definitely designed for fantasy and romantic dreams.