Southern Living Bed and Bath from Dillard's
Southern Living Associate Decorating Editor Elly Poston drew inspiration from the Southern Living Collection from Dillard's to draw inspiration for this bedroom.
Chartreuse, monograms, and raffia all play a role in achieving the best look for this classic Southern bedroom and bathroom. Warm blues and greens, along with fresh whites and bold prints, fill the room with character and Southern charm. A combination of new and old items creates a perfect ambiance for guests.
Bedding Brings the Look Together
In any bedroom, the bed is the most important, and playing with color, texture, and pattern on the bedding is a fun way to set a relaxing or energetic tone in the bedroom. The upholstered bed's oatmeal color (Hayward Bed in Taupe from Southern Living exclusively for Dillard's) and the white bedding (Emery Tile Jacquard Matelasse Coverlet in White from Southern Living exclusively for Dillard's) create a neutral base that allows the green monogrammed shams (by Charleston, South Carolina's O'Connor Monogramming) and pattern of the lumbar pillow (Brunschwig & Fils' Le Lac pattern) to standout and coordinate with the room's seagrass wallcovering (Meg Braff's Designs in Sea Glass).
Subtle Statement Art
This oversized abstract painting by New Orleans artist Alexis Walter adds texture and color on top of the seagrass wall covering. The muted tones of the blue, green, and yellow painting add interest to the room without adding too much chaotic energy making it a perfect bedroom accessory.
Touches of character should be all around the room -- even on the ceiling. Poston switched up the traditional Southern style for a stand-out chandelier from Stray Dog Designs to light up the room with charming character.
Every room needs a bit of age and this French-style, antique reproduction table (Scarlet Entry Table from Southern Living exclusively for Dillard's) does the trick in here. Poston kept this table simple and clean so that its old-world could shine through and be one of the stand out pieces in the room.
Make a Splash with Wallpaper
This Meg Braff Designs Sasa Celery in white wallpaper adds a splash of cheer to this en suite bed and bath. Paired with the arched Marrakesh mirror from Stray Dog Designs and white trim keeps the bathroom's design crisp.
Frame the Entrance
A pair of watercolors by Chattanooga-artist Laura Roebuck adorn the entrance of the bedroom introducing the room's blue and green tones to the guest. Their frames add sparkle to the vestibule too.
Dogs Need Bedrooms Too
Poston made extra efforts to include a bed for pets in the guest room too. She created a dog house moment by placing this monogrammed dog bed from O’Connor Monogramming and Gifts beneath the table.
A Southern home isn't complete without a few antiques. This beautiful hardwood bedside table adds a nice spot of dark wood to the space while still mixing well with the other elements of the room.
Choose an Eye Catching Item
Choosing curtains for a space shouldn't be a daunting task. Poston had fun with the color and pattern choice of these eyecatching window treatments (Brunschwig & Fils Le Lac Toile Linen in aqua/teal/green) that pulls the whole room's scheme together.
Spots of Prints
Poston pulled curtain print thoughout the entire room with small throw pillows. It's bold enough to make a large statement in the room but does not overpower other colors.
A Southern Staple
Something just doesn't quite say the South until it is monogrammed, adding monograms to bedding is one of the most elegant ways to incorporate these personal touches into your home. Poston applied a chartreuse appliqued O'Connor monogram to the Heirloom 500 Thread-Count Sateen & Twill duvet in white by Southern Living exclusively for Dillard's.
Accessories are Important
Poston paid attention to every little detail -- including pretty and personal accessories like a framed dog's silhouette and a dish for jewlery on the nightstand.
Add Symmetry with Mirrors
A pair of custom antiqued mirror's from Birmingham's Mirror-tique add character to the room while also reflecting the light from the window, making the room appear even bigger than it already is.