durango is in the west, and often the interior design of the area includes some western flair, including bear and elk motifs. this doesn't really appeal to me but i wanted to pay tribute to a slightly woodsy- cabin feel but in a more sleek, contemporary way. i was also inspired by the colors of scandinavian interior design- blue grays and whites dominate with pops of fun color. you will see a lot more of this influence throughout the house as well.
|this photo from house beautiful was the basis of|
the design of this room
the dominant material for this room is the white washed blue stain pine that we are using for the north and south walls and the entire ceiling. blue stain pine is actually a product of bettle kill infested pine trees, the beetles carry this fungus infecting pine and other evergreen trees creating a blue grey discoloration. it is actually looked at as a defect in the wood however, when harvested the fungus is harmless and is cheaper than normal pine. i liked the idea that by utilizing blue stain pine we were playing a small part in fighting the beetle kill that is happening all of the pine forests of the rocky mountains, devestating entire forests, plus i love the blue-grey color it has rather than a really yellow-y pine look.
i white washed this pine using minwax's pickling/whitewashing stain. ( fun fact: you pickle oak and whitewash pine) i simply brushed the whitewash onto the tongue and groove boards and then wiped it off leaving a translucent white- grey finish.
the boys put up the pine at the beginning of july and i couldn't be more thrilled with the results. as for the rest of the room all of the trim is being painted behr ultra pure white in a semi-gloss finish and the walls are behr's sterling in a beautiful eggshell finish! i think the paint color really helps the pine to stand out.
you will also notice the awesome structure of the bathroom transposed in this room, i think it adds a lot of charm and interest to this bedroom to be able to see the structure that is happening on the other side of the wall. plus the tongue and groove truly accents this shape. this is also the only room with a true closet but it is a large closet that i plan to put hanging and shelves into soon!
|a view of the closet and the wall showing the bathroom|
for the furniture i purchased two twin antique spindle beds from habitat for humanity similar to the mood board photo above that i am going to paint black. i also purchased twin comforters and shams ($59.00) from west elm in a grey and white stripe. i am longing for west elms parsons desk in white ($349.00) to fit between the twin beds with a bright yellow gourd lamp from robert abbey to add some fun color!
i think having a cute industrial looking reading lamp next to each bed will also be very functional and add another pop of black and the yellow chevron pillows found on joss and main would be a nice touch to reinforce the yellow accent!
what do you think?! i am really excited and bedroom 2 is quickly becoming my favorite room!