Oakland Master BedroomTraditional Bedroom, San Francisco
Photography by Emily Payne
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3. Pick the right placement for your bed. “I know I’m being nitpicky, but I’ve done nearly 1,000 consultations in 20 years and I’ve seen a clear correlation between troubled romance and troubled sleep with bad bed locations,” Gomez says. She recommends having a headboard to anchor your bed and placing it against a solid wall, not a window. You also don’t want to float your bed away from the walls. “There is no stability in such a situation,” Gomez says. “If you have a bed floating in the middle of the room, the feeling of groundlessness makes it incredibly challenging to sleep.” But you shouldn’t locate your bed in a corner. “This is OK for a kid’s room, but for an adult looking for a relationship, there is literally no room for another person to get in the bed,” Gomez says. “Each person should have space to easily enter and exit the bed. We want equality and balance with a healthy measure of space in a relationship. You create externally what you wish to achieve internally.”
In the spring, shepherds comb the fleece just before the goats begin the shedding process, which lasts three to four weeks. One goat produces about 1/2 pound of white, gray or brown fleece. White cashmere is the rarest.The raw fiber is washed and the guard and undercoat hair are separated, so that only the undercoat remains. This process reduces the weight of the total fleece by up to 50 percent. The remaining soft undercoat then goes on to be dyed and spun.The rarity of the raw material and the hard work that goes into producing the finished result makes it truly precious; it takes fleece from about 40 goats to make a single blanket.
Expertly placed draperies in this bedroom accentuate both windows and the bed, creating a visual balance and connection between the elements of the space.
Think about a color scheme in all neutrals. If you’re looking to change up your bedroom on a larger scale, consider choosing a color scheme in soft neutrals. The bedroom is a place of rest, and neutrals provide a sense of calm and respite. See How to Make Neutral Colors Shine
At first you see a lot of solid used in this room, but at a closer look, you'll see the sheets have a small pattern. The addition of the camel throw and wooden bedside lamps added just enough warmth to a mostly gray room.