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Thursday, September 2, 2010

Bedroom Choices: Chinoiserie or Cottage? Help Me Decide!

So my Waverly Olana drapes have officially been hung and now the decisions start rolling in! Once hung, I began to realize that drapes are definitely going to be game changers in our bedroom.  And after staring at the pattern for what seems like hours (I'm a little obsessed), I've decided the room can go one of two ways:  Chinoiserie inspired by my new favorite blog Chinoiserie Chic or Cottage style (which is kind of my safe place).  

Here's an idea of what's going on in the room currently:
Tufted headboard, sunburst mirror over vintage bamboo dresser, and a jute rug, a few lamps, etc etc...  I don't hate it by any means, but compared to my dramatic drapes, it's a little...well, bland.

Let's take a look at Option 1:
Add in a coordinating fabric with a bamboo/chinoiserie vibe to it, a bamboo mirror (but preferably one without the $600 Horchow price tag), my favorite painting by my all-time favorite artist, Patrice Brunet (I wish!  But, hey, a girl can dream), and a ceramic stool for a little bit of seating.  Overall, it's got a Chinoiserie feel to it, but it's not too over the top or "theme-y."

Here's Option 2:
Add in a traditional striped fabric for possibly a bedskirt and some throw pillows, some monograms (of course), a few chippy pots/vases from Anthropologie, and a random antique chair that I'm sure I can find a Urban Suburban.

My first instinct play it safe with cottage style, but part of me wants to do something a little more bold and dramatic.  That's where you come in faithful readers...I need you comments, questions, and suggestions! Help me decide and leave a comment below!


1 comment:

  1. Hey Katie!
    I'm thinking of using the same Olana fabric (in Bayleaf) that you did in your bedroom, but in my dining room. Before I order it, I'm kind of scouting around for ideas for the adjoining living room so things flow. I do have a bamboo type mirror I thought I'd use and maybe paint. I'm just curious...what did you end up doing? Your curtains are fabulous, by the way. Mine will be simple panels. I'm not that great with sewing :).
    Nice blog too! Stop by mine if you have time.