Doverland RoadEclectic Bedroom, Richmond
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Zone: BedroomMood: The one that didn’t get awayWhy it works: Moving in with someone can be treacherous, especially when it comes to agreeing on color palettes and furnishings in the bedroom. Often your partner is happy for you to take control, until he or she utters this line: “There’s just one little item I’d like to add … ” It might be Granny’s rocker or a collection of vintage albums. Or it just might be a giant marlin that threatens to take over the entire room. Never fear: This bedroom offers a perfect example of how compromise can lead to design excellence.
Lesley purchased this mounted sailfish on the website of local antiques store Class and Trash. “I knew I was done,” she says. Then she built the rest of the room around it. She pulled colors from the fish for the turquoise walls and used an orange duvet she already had. “It looks like it’s kind of careless, but it’s not,” Lesley says. In this room, as with others in the house, Lesley let one piece lead her to the next, using each product as a guide on the path to the room’s completion. “I feel like a room is done when there is a really good color and space and shape balance,” she says. She laid out everything she had and looked for gaps, filling those with pieces that would tie the room together, such as this plaid blanket that marries the two bold colors.Wall paint: Blue Fir, Martha Stewart Living