Yesterday I announced I joined the One Room Challenge as a guest participant and that I chose to do our Primary Bathroom. More on that decision here.
Before I did anything, I sat down to really consider how I want the room to FEEL. My first thought was tonal, dark and moody for a calming effect but since there is so much natural light in the space that plan felt off. And while I do want the room to be relaxing in the evening it also needs to be inspirational and uplifting in the morning. So, throughout this challenge I’ll be chasing my authentic style of a warm, rich color palate, pattern, bringing nature indoors, combining the high and the low, the new and the vintage.
Then I set out for inspiration, which can be found literally everywhere so I’m a big fan of Pinterest (follow me here!) to organize. And most of the time when I look back on what I’m pinning I can draw out themes of where I’m heading. Here they are:
The dark blue, green, mauve colors paired with the brass and balanced with natural elements in the sideboard and that massive plant Yes to all of it!
Scale of Pattern Mixing
Love how this shows pattern mixing doesn’t always have to be about floral vs geometric. You can play with scale and color mixing!
Rich, Dark elements for balance
Color Inspiration can be found anywhere so I didn’t just look to bathrooms. I like how the dark balances the light and gives me major cabinet color inspiration!
Block Printing Patterns
Block Print patterns have grabbed my heart and won’t let go!
The fabric skirt grabs your attention even against a bold wallpaper. So beautiful and elegant from what could have been an otherwise dead space.
Bringing Nature indoors gives such a calming effect but it doesn’t always have to go literal in green.
After pulling the inspiration together and determining how I wanted the space to feel I chose my hero. A hero is typically a textile or a wallpaper and is what you base the remainder of your room design around. Mine is this Rifle Paper Wildwood Wallpaper in Navy. I fell hard for the colorway, the nature inspired elements, the whimsy pattern and know it’s something I won’t turn off a couple years from now.
There you have it! With my inspiration and hero set, next I talked the mood board. Chat with you tomorrow!
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