Why This Room Caught My Eye

25 March 2014 0


My wish for today: staying in bed. Believe it or not, but winter seems to be back and we had some good snowfalls yesterday. However, the daily duties are calling for my alert presence so I must abandon my comfy bed. As an inner rebellion I’ve decided to dedicate today’s post to a bedroom inspiration. I noticed this bedroom styling a few days ago on the blog of the Australian interiors magazine Inside Out as a sneak peek of their April issue. And as a blue lover this was a winner styling and a definite eye-catcher for me.

But let’s break it down to three major visual key facts that attracted my attention:

  • Blue Abundance: First and foremost it’s the abundance of blue hues in this bedroom. I am quite often afraid of using only one colour in a room as I dread the risk of a visually boring interior styling. But this room proofs me wrong – you can create a fabulous and sophisticated look with one dominating hue. In this case with blue.
  • Blue Ombré Painting: The ombré painting above the bed is another eye-catcher and seems to be handmade, probably by the owner of the apartment. The colours in the painting catch up the blue hues from the remaining room and add a very personal touch to this bedroom.
  • Pale Blue Wall: The designer/stylist/owner was not afraid to even go blue with the wall. Would you be that brave? I love the outcome – the pale blue shade is a perfect backdrop for the richer, more saturated blue hues in the furnishing and accessories of the room.
Is this bedroom catching your eye too? What is your stance on rooms with one dominating colour?

Styling by Julia Green, photography by Armelle Habib, via Inside Out

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  • Reply Marianne Le Temps Jadis 25 March 2014 at 07:36

    Love the combination of blue, white and wood. It makes me happy 😉

  • Reply Lynda 25 March 2014 at 08:48

    I love it when a color gives a certain feel to a room, a dominant color does that! I of course don’t like all the colors 😉 but using the right colors you cán make a statement. When looking at the room above I feel a slight breeze, the smell is bit warm and sweet or salt…summer at a beachhouse maybe? 😉 Have a good day!


    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 March 2014 at 13:49

      I agree, Lynda. This could definitely be the bedroom of a summer house or beach cabin. It looks ideal for it!

  • Reply Back to the Old House 25 March 2014 at 11:32

    Such a lovely colour palette, Igor. Very fresh and summery!

  • Reply Lisa Hjalt 25 March 2014 at 11:38

    You know how fond I am this colour palette (this is basically what I have in mind for the study room) but the pale blue wall would be too much for me.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 March 2014 at 13:47

      Good point, Lisa. That’s why I stressed out the pale blue wall. I think it adds impact to this room but I think I could actually go with an all white wall too as there is plenty of blue around.

  • Reply julia I mintlametta 25 March 2014 at 13:46

    There is so much blue but the white wooden window caught my eyes first – but I guess there is definetely blue sky and blue sea behind … !

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 25 March 2014 at 13:48

      I can imagine the same view out of that window, Julia:-)

  • Reply raina @A Stylist's Life 25 March 2014 at 21:29

    Amazingly gorgeous colors. Maybe it’s this endless dreary winter but i am longing for intense bright blues.

  • Reply Ana Kamin 26 March 2014 at 20:59

    What colors! I love everything in this room. I would only leave the walls white. And that painting… Wondering if I can make a similar one. 🙂

  • Reply Anonymous 5 April 2014 at 15:33

    I love this site–first time on it. We have had an endless winter here on the South Dakota prairie as well. I am with some of you that the blue wall tips it over. However, when I visualize white walls I see the smart white contrast of the chair and bed table disappear and then I am left with a more typical Scandinavian look with the white disappearing into the white. Would a light greyed down bluish white work?

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