Tuesday, January 12, 2010

I Wanna Lay You Down in a Bed of Roses.

When you want to find out what appeals to you design-wise, the easiest thing to do is clip from magazines, or save on your desktop, a few (hundred, in my case) photos that stick out at you. I tend to go towards two pretty different styles: super modern and 40’s romantic/ hollywood. So naturally, my house mixes the two together to make sort of a Glamodernous look. Ok, so I totally just made up the word, but it's all I’ve got to describe my mismash of style.

I realized mirrored side tables and acrylic ball lamps with white shades were in most of my inspiration photos for the bedroom. And after I put together this photo for Melinda, I realized nothing says romance like red roses in a bedroom… and I have to have it for myself!


But my hesitation is that the colors in my room were intentionally complimentary orange and blue, with white and dark brown accents. I have a hard time breaking out of my certain-colors-and-ONLY-those-colors in a room, so I just couldn’t picture putting red roses in the mix. And then, just like they were reading my mind, this room appeared on Apartment Therapy and everything I want is right there in one place!

It helped me realize that I should break out of my comfort zone and get some dang red roses in my bedroom. Step one: I need a cute vase to put them in, and I really don’t have one! So I hit up Goodwill and the Dollar Tree cause I’m pretty cheap. I came out with this vase from Goodwill (that closely resembles cow utters. AWESOME):


And filled it with some Dollar Store roses:


And Walah. Instant romance. And an almost finished bedroom I love love love love LOVE.



  1. Ok, now I have to have some red roses in the bedroom! Those inspiration pics are so beautiful and honestly, I can't believe that you were able to pull it off with Dollar Store roses!!

  2. Thank you for the comment! The best part about those roses is that they're velvetty, so they have an awesome texture that provides so much depth in color in person. The Dollar Store got big points for that, especially since I only spent a dollar to get all those buds on one stem!