He Said, She Said - A Study in Comfort and Contrast

This month’s blog is moving into the bedroom. It should be easy. Right?

Wrong. There are few rooms of the house where both partners will have a definite, varying opinion about everything from sheets to wall color. The bedroom is our place of personal comfort and personal comfort is, well… very personal. Too hard or too soft? Too light or too dark? Too scratchy or too silky? Too masculine or too feminine? Too hot or too cold? And the list goes on. It truly is a study in contrast and comfort.

Our inspiration room is classic, graphic, bold, and soft. It’s the comfy, relaxed room with a powerful punch in the gut design that pleases both partners. It’s fussy when it needs to be and minimalist the rest of the time.


The walls of this room are Benjamin Moore’s Edgecomb Gray (HC-173). This “white” has a bit of black in it so it’s warm and not depressingly “gray”. The draperies are of the same color saturation but are sheer. It’s as if the hard sheetrock walls turned buttery soft around the frame of the windows.


The tufted sofa from Wesley Hall has clean modern lines with a wink at its more traditional cousin and is wrapped in a winter white velvet for softness. The pillows are graphic and bold in velvety textures, slubby fabrics and patterns. The hues of the toss pillows stray from dark to light grays.


The Precedent bed is part of their Nocturne line. In addition to the fabric, you choose the size, height, shape, tufts, welts or nailhead trim. Graphite grey velvet counterbalances the white velvet of the sofa and is repeated again in the tufted ottoman at the foot of the bed.
Just when we are getting a bit tired of the monochromatic whites and grays, along comes a great warm stained chest to shake up the mix. With a herringbone inlay and neat little brass handles, The Greenwich chest from Woodbridge is like a guard at the gate. He’s all buttoned up with a touch of the wild side.


Stark, clean, bold, graphic, modern, tailored are words to describe The Abernathy Collection from Eastern Accents. This bedding does it all.


Now, to wrap up this study in contrast, I present a spark of light in the darkness. This faceted cut glass lamp offers a bit of polish and shine to enliven the space. Elegant and understated enough for day or night.
The perfect room for him. The perfect room for her. And, here is where we turn down the sheets and say good night.