Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gray bedrooms for gloomy days

Bedroom styled by Charlotte Ryding for Alvhem.
Bedroom styled by Charlotte Ryding for Alvhem.

The skies have opened up today in Crete and is heavy raining all morning. I love it! Feels like a dark gloomy workday ahead, where I can enjoy the rain through my office window while trying to concentrate on my work schedule (working from home is fun, yay!). I've missed rainy days so much and it was still so warm and summery here I can't have enough of today's weather! Fun part is that the post I had been preparing for today is only too appropriate for this day^^

A cave inspired bedroom in concrete gray hues. Designed by Johan Israelson, styled by Tina Hellberg and photographed by Johan Sellén.
A cave inspired bedroom in concrete gray hues. Designed by Johan Israelson, styled by Tina Hellberg and photographed by Johan Sellén. 
top: herringbone throw ($65), bottom: triangle cotton blended throw ($99)
top: herringbone throw ($65),


It is in the darker days that you seek of brightness. Or, go all the other way around and embrace the moody skies. Like in our case, be inspired by the desaturated hues of the landscape and create a bedroom scene that looks cozy and warm in its cool gray, black and white hues.

There is a great sale over at One Kings Lane with the prettiest of throws for under $100! Loved these two gray ones; so fit for today's theme.




Charcoal blacks and denim close up by Pia Ulin.
Charcoal blacks and denim close up by Pia Ulin.


Black and white cats pillow cover (PrtSkin, $28+)
Black and white cats pillow cover (PrtSkin, $28+)


Black and white patterns are also a casual way to add up to a moody palette. I'm exchanging the fancy elephant pillow of the first photo with this handmade cat one by PrtSkin. Isn't it fun?

Black linen king duvet cover and pillowcases (Lovely Home Idea, $275)
Black linen king duvet cover and
pillowcases (Lovely Home Idea, $275)



As for all gray soft and high-quality bedlinens you should have a look at Lovely Home Idea, a pretty handmade shop from Lithuania, with lots of high quality pure linen fabrics, in all sorts of moody hues (check beige, brown, charcoal and purple). Have you tried linen fabric sheets during winter? It is supposed to be a summer textile, due to its incredible breathing quality, but I'm sure it's doing equally well in cooler temperatures (and still keeps a fine cozy environment under the fluffy duvet).





Raindrops landscape photography by Chelsea Victoria via Etsy
Not the view from my window but I so wish it was. Maybe I'll be hanging this photo by Chelsea Victoria on my wall and pretend I have another window ;)


P.s. To be honest with you, the rain is long gone and the sun is already sneaking through the clouds as I'm typing these words. So much for a winter weather over here!



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5 comments :

  1. I like the idea of a bedroom with lots of greys, it just seems so right for snuggling up during the dark days. Lovely images. xo

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  2. I like these images,but I more a floral girl, stripes girl, etc. Nevertheless, very nice bedrooms and images!!!

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  3. Finally some good weather!!
    and a wonderful inspiration to go with :)

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  4. Yes, perfect for those rainy, gloomy days - but still so beautiful! I've really been loving grey interiors, lately and these are all amazing!

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  5. A very Cool bedroom,love thestyling!!!
    In Norway today there's a storm heading my way...better cuddle up inside :)
    Tovehugs :)

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