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Thursday, 14 June 2012

Sneak Peek: Mr. Bazaar's Bedroom

Today I thought it would be fun to share a peek at Mr. Bazaar's bedroom and talk you through the look I created in the space. When I first moved in the room was a dirty magnolia-meets-uber dull beige colour, so clearly I had my paint brushes out before the removal men had delivered the last box! I painted the walls a soft, creamy white to maximise the light from the picture window, before coating the 'fireplace' wall in a chalky Pitch Black by Farrow & Ball. I was amazed at how the addition of black made the space feel so much bigger, breaking it up and adding visual height and interest. I'd highly recommend this colour for a bedroom - so cosy! The inspiration for the scheme came from a papier mache Zebra head that I bought from Anthropologie. It reminded me of a trip to Kenya where I camped out in the Masai Mara many years ago and so I went with it. From there, I started to layer the scheme with accent colours and lashings of comforting texture. I echoed the geometric shapes of my Aperture pendant shade in the tribal-style bedspread from Urban Outfitters. Then, I struck lucky around the time that I deciding the space needed another 'anchor' colour to balance the black. IKEA had just released a limited edition Billy bookcase in yellow and I couldn't believe my luck; it was the perfect piece to pull together the hues from the bedspread and art upon the walls. Plus, yellow and black are one super sexy colour combo. I styled up the space with both store bought and handmade cushions, before finally adding a dash of typographical style in the form of a paper bag from Paris concept store, Merci. So, tell me, what do you think, friends?!
// Photography by Will Taylor | Bedroom elements: Bedspread | Cushion | Vase | Bookcase | Pendant shade | Paint | Bag | Zebra

32 comments:

  1. How cool to get a peek at your bedroom. It's a great mix of color, patterns and textures! Interesting how the addition of black actually opened up the space.

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  2. I LOVE it! Super cool!
    A real space done well......
    my favourite!
    Have a great day ;o)
    Tania xx

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  3. Amazing! Feel very lucky to have a peek in your private sanctuary :-)

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  4. Love it! The yellow bookcase and bedspread are amazing!

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  5. Very nice! The pops of color from the bed cover and yellow bookcase are delightful. Thanks for the sneak peek :)

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  6. love your bedroom with the black and cream palette with the mix of tribal influence for good measure.
    you UK folks always get the good stuff! I want that yellow billy bookcase and that pendant from habitat! Too bad the voltage won't work in Canada, otherwise I would totally order one from habitat ... I fell in love with one last time when I was in UK.

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  7. it looks fantastic will! I love how you've styled your yellow ikea piece. so when do we get the full home tour?

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  8. Such great style! I really love the bedspread.

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  9. Feel very honoured to be invited into your bedroom Will! I have an obsession with ampersands so that cushion might be a must for me. Really love the recycling bag too, what a cool idea. Great bedroom chic!

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  10. I love the bookcase from Ikea and the bedspread.

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  11. Will, your bedroom is such a perfect reflection of you - such a great balance of fun, colour + style. Love the black wall with the zebra + I love the yellow bookshelf xx

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  12. Finally a sneak peek:-) I spot the same throw as I have from UO - love it!! And the dark feature wall is perfect to make the colours pop!! I also love the display in your yellow Ikea bookcase:-) Nice way to show off cushions and extra throws.

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  13. Love it Will, thanks for sharing! The black wall is awesome, and it always surprises me how it does make spaces seem larger. You can never go wrong with Farrow & Ball!

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  14. Ah ah ah, I can't stop laughing {..magnolia-meets-uber dull beige colour..}
    Well, you did a great job, I love the ikea yellow cabinet, perfect color contrast!

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  15. So very you Will! I love it, especially Mr Zebra :)

    Abbey x

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  16. Love the contrast of the black and the pops of colour. Super stylish space!

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  17. ooo = love the zebra head above your bed - so fun!

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  18. Will, your style is fabulous. I love how you use the cabinet for both linens and magazines. So eclectic!

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  19. I love all of your choices! The room is fun and colorful, but still there is something quiet and tranquil about it. I could move right in :)

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  20. so in love with this! Your black wall, your zebra head (which you know I love)the yellow bookshelf--all sooooo good. Thanks for sharing your most intimate space with us, Will!

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  21. I really love this. your style is fantastic as usual. :)

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  22. I love the yellow and black combo. It's a strong signal - warning!!! Love it. I've been ummminh and ahhhhing about the yellow billy bookcase for my nursery.... Definitely a contender.

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  23. Of course your bedroom is super chic, we'd expect nothing less! Simply fab Will! :)

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  24. The yellow billy bookcase is such a great find! I am loving the black wall and that bedspread is fabulous <3 love it, you are such a legend!

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  25. The yellow bookshelf is the bomb dot com!

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  26. Love it! How would you describe the black? (if that's not a stupid question?) I've tried a couple but the both had reddish undertones that I didn't like. And did you make your pelmet?

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  27. Could this room be anymore you?!! hahaha The people of Ikea probably made that yellow bookcase especially with you in mind ;-) This is very different from my own style but I love how personal your style is and what you've done with the space.

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  28. so fun! love your bedroom! The quilt has to be my favorite! ;)

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  29. Looks great! A fin mix of different styles, works together. One idea would be to add an empty frame around the zebra head - like an oval, or square, rather heavy, wooden frame.

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