The best room in my apartment is my bedroom, and I spend more hours there than I care to disclose. Because my place is kind of wonkily laid out, it’s the biggest room I’ve got by far, and I like the way it turned out, design-wise, the best. There are many examples throughout my home of the fact that I have no original ideas when it comes to decorating, and the color palette of my bedroom is definitely one: like a thousand billion other bougie women just like me, I became fixated on Jenna Lyons’ Brooklyn brownstone when just about everybody everywhere did stories on it. I especially liked the black walls, and did my own (far more wussified) version of them. Picture this, but the exact inverse: in my bedroom the fireplace is black and the wall is white.
Stick with me while I describe the rest:
My beds’ got a custom headboard upholstered with material from the design studio Eskayel: this is my favorite thing in the whole place. If were I a different kind of blogger, I’d post a shot of my bed, all prettily art directed and propped, but the only time my bed looks photo-ready is right after the cleaning lady leaves, and she hasn’t been here in some time. So I will simply show you an Eskayel pillow whose print is very similar to mine.
(It’s also worth noting that Eskayel is having a sale right now, and you can pick up the pillows for quite decent prices. Eskayel isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but the rorscharch-y/ethnic thing they’ve got going makes my predictable old heart skip a beat.)
Also: I’ve got one of these, which apparently in home design circles makes me a bit of a follower and very three years ago at least, but I’m willing to take that hit.
Everything aside from those little riots of print (and the headboard actually comes off more quietly than it looks like it does here) is very quiet and clean. So here’s my thing. I keep feeling like I need some meaningful pop of color to bring the whole enterprise together. The easiest way to accomplish this would be with bedside lamps, and I like the ones with glass bases I’ve been seeing all around. They’re ever-so-slightly midcentury, and provide a nice, sharp counterpoint all that print. I need your help, ladies. This stuff does not come naturally to me. Do I go with yellow, since I seem so fixated on black and yellow lately? Or will this turn out to be a passing fancy?
Or even maybe red? Such a rich, blood-orange-y shade.
The purple isn’t quite as extra-bright, but it feels like it’d be kind of nice and possibly unexpected with the white and black. What thinks?