I’m pretty tired of our bedroom. We’ve had the same comforter for longer than I care to admit, and neither of us love our heaboard and footboard. While my husband would be content with me whipping out the plastic and ordering an entire Westin hotel room, I need a little more. Okay, okay, I need a lot more. Luckily for us, and our continued boudoir harmony, I set up a Pinterest board so we could each pin bedroom decor we both like. (Such a modern marriage.)
First, I’ll start with one he’s selected. The Light Bed from Roche Bobois. When we were dating, and not long before we were engaged, he mentioned how much he loved their furniture and wanted to do the entire house there. I’m pretty sure I responded “Is that a pastry?” Needless to say, I was quickly brought up to speed. While I do love the clean, aesthetic lines of modern design, I hedge over the bedroom being almost sterile.
He’s also selected a lovely bedroom, that is quite nautical. He prefers to replace the 4 poster bed with the aforementioned Light Bed, or any other incarnation of sleek industrial steel. Had he said “sleigh bed,” I’m pretty sure I could get behind this logic. (Ed note. He’ll never, ever say he wants a sleigh bed. We think he’s morally opposed to them.)
Me? I like a little color and whimsy. I’m pushing to brighten things up. Some vibrant colors, mixed with contemporary lines are more my style. I’m always looking for that something that makes me want to stay in bed with a book all day.
I can get behind incorporating some of the ascetic hotel look he adores, however it must be carefully incorporated, or else I’ll not feel like my Sunday mornings, sitting in bed, sipping coffee, and reading the Times are ours. I know he wants his own version of the Palm Spings, mid-century modern cocktail party chic style in every room, but this is where we have to find ways to compromise.
Honey, if you’re reading, I’ll give on the bedroom decor, if you’ll go for the navy walls, glossy white trim and hot pink sofa in our living room.