Thursday, January 29, 2009

Bedroom Inspiration

I'm stuck in the living room, waiting for art, so I've got my mind focused on something else: the bedroom. Once a cocoon of warmth and refuge, it's feeling more and more cave-like everyday - like the chamber walls are closing in on me, and I'm swimming in a deep water in the dead of night. It's dark, it's dark, it's dark.

So I've tooled around looking for inspiration:

Ah, yes - the sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The azure blue waters crashing against that pale ivory sand. The wind swishing the kelly green leaves of the palm trees against the robins egg blue sky. Heaven, really. I'd love to feel like I'm there.

This bed in a showroom is so beautiful. It's light colors reflecting the light shone from the window, yet it's overall look isn't overly feminine and formal. I'd like to sleep here.

And yet, the brown of the river rock, clashed against the grey stone of the large boulders, the calm navy waters washing lightly against the rocks. The calm that is the river. I'd like to feel like I'm there, too!

This beautiful bench, it's aged lines and color still graceful though time-worn. The leaves and ground cover peaking near it, as to pay it homage for it's long and beautiful journey in this natural landscape. The trees cradling it as if to say, thank you for being here. I'd like to feel like I'm there, too!

The color of the linen, the texture of the burlap, the calmness of this moment - I'd like to be there, too.
So how can I fit inspiration from so many different places into one room, 12x15, without it looking a hot mess? Stick around to find out!

And the Winners are ...

First, and foremost, thank you EVERYONE for commenting on the blog. I was surprised to see how many people wanted these contraptions, and I'm very sorry that I don't have one for all of you.

The winners were chosen at random, by Scott, by drawing names from the hat; and the winners are: G in CT, and DESIGNS BY CATHLEEN. Please, send me your address, and I'll send this out to you as soon as possible.

For everyone else in need of one of these handy dandy tools - check ikitchen.com. You can pick one up for a mere $19.99! Thanks again everyone, and look forward to more giveaways in the future!