Making it Yours (MiY)

Graphic Bedroom (MIY: Real Good Chair)

Making it Yours (MIY) is all about using the furniture you have in new ways and taking pieces with you throughout your life. In this edition of MIY, our fictional homeowner has moved from a home with a breakfast nook and room for four Real Good Chairs to a new home where the chairs will have to be split up. We’ve already seen one of the chairs in a home office, so now we’ll see another in a modern, graphic bedroom.

Graphic Bedroom (MIY: Real Good Chair)

I noticed that I had been using a lot of light wall colors lately, but I thought a nice deep olive green would work well in this bedroom. I think the trick to using a dark wall color is to balance it with lighter elements (like in my library), so the bedding and headboard will help with that. Then of course, we have some crazy pattern. I love Thomas Paul’s work, and the rug and pillow tie all of the colors in the room together. The Digging Up print (in a RIBBA frame) matches without being too ‘matchy matchy’. A blue silk pillow is a nice addition too (it’s always good to throw in some solids when there are lots of patterns going on, yes?). Further breaking up all of the patterns, there’s IKEA’s simple MALM dresser, and a handsome pair of swing arm lamps to flank the bed.

Next up, we’ll see the chair in a vintagey bathroom.

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  • lori
    January 3, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    that rug is fantastic!

  • Manda
    January 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I’m trying to come up with a bedroom look right now and I LOVE this! Definite inspiration.

  • Morgan
    January 4, 2009 at 2:10 am

    It looks great, I love that rug. Speaking of rugs, I was at work today looking up Flor tiles that I remembered you had used in your booth at the stationary show, and found my favorite color selection diplayed with the Real Good Chair!

    Crazy world!

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  • julia buckingham edelmann
    January 6, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I have used the “Real Good ” chairs in many applications and they rock in all. Also, look good in all colors. Also, love the FLOR ideas. I have hosted them in my home for photo shoots and they are as good as it gets!
    Thanks for the spread!

  • Bedroom Design
    January 7, 2009 at 2:20 am

    I was planning to change our interior design of our home,your post has been a great inspiration for me.

    Thanks for posting.

  • pearllinds
    January 7, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Design Public has a “Low Price Guarantee” on the chair but I ran across it at tonight for $30 less!

  • pearllinds
    January 7, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Oops…I mean $40 less!

  • Making it Lovely
    January 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Ooh, good find!

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