Kiel's bedroom is very NYC-style: it's the corner of a small studio apartment. This little room has got plenty going for it, starting with a view from the 37th floor, allowing Kiel to "lay in bed and watch the boats go down the Hudson River or watch the storms roll in from the west".
The interior view is just as sweet. The gray, white and gold palette is restrained yet upbeat and the fabric patterns are skillfully combined. Wherever you look, there is something aesthetically pleasing, from the crisp zig zag headboard to the lovely bedding; the gallery wall to the quirky clock collection. (and let's not forget the adorable Rufus!) The overall design is taken to the next level by the calming yet sophisticated warm gray walls - a shade just deep enough to anchor all the elements and make the spots of white which Kiel uses throughout really shine. While this room may have to do quadruple duty during the day, there is no doubt that, come nighttime, it's truly a restful, restorative bedroom retreat.
Melanie's beautiful bedroom in Montreal shows off the power of mixing old and new in your decor. The space itself is clean, crisp and industrial-chic, with light wood floors, large windows and soaring cement finish ceilings. The vintage furnishings are a perfect counterpoint to the streamlined room, providing texture and a patina of age, along with a scale that is perfect for a small studio space.
The repurposed china cabinet is a great example of Melanie's design smarts - it makes a unique style statement while providing space definition and lots of storage - baskets on top, jewelry and accessories within and a lineup of cute shoes below. The design takeaway from this winning entry that will work in any room? Texture! Melanie's masterful mix of the nubby bedspread, furry chair throw, decorative wood carving, woven baskets, mirror and colorful patterned rug really works to make the room rich and visually interesting.
The bedroom is a retreat, the spot in our homes that often most truly reflects our own style. It's where we can explore our definitions of comfort, relaxation and luxury to create an ideal room, with uniquely personal interiors that can range from calm to energetic, traditional to trendy and subdued to bright.
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