Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Amber and Ash--Part 3

Welcome to the third installment of the Amber & Ash Fashion | Home series! We are about to go totally over the top, so hold on to your chair! When Amber told me my next style icon was Rihanna, I got so excited! I chose to do a bedroom because it is just a fun place to really make her own. She travels a TON, so when she comes home, I’m sure she wants her bedroom to be a haven of Rihanna-ness! She would spare no expense (although since we are thrifty, I am giving you some cut corners!) I asked Amber for a few words to describe her style and she said “edgy, rock-n-roll, daring, outlandish, risk-taking.” So… here you go!

A. Benjamin Moore “Hot Lips” #2077-30 as the wall paint. Rihanna loves her some pink, just do a Google image search of her and you’ll see! Why not make her room super saturated hot PINK!”
B. Horchow Mirror Inlay Chandelier. ($2195) This mirror is totally glamorous. It could show up in a hotel lobby, a wine bar, or a super star’s bedroom. Why not?? Horchow is a wonderful site for finding mid-priced chandeliers, but if you are looking in a lower price range, check out this one at overstock!
C. Madeline Weinrib carpet on the floors. One thing that comes and goes through the decades is the idea of wall to wall carpet vs throw rugs on a hard floor. For Rihanna, I went with a wall to wall carpet. I am sure that she would replace it in a heartbeat if it started to look dingy. This metallic look carpet is fabulous. Wait until you see what we are going to do on the ceiling to mirror it!
D. Graham and Brown “Elizabeth” Wallpaper ($42/roll). To mirror the metallic carpet, we went with a metallic, super formal wallpaper on the ceiling. This is a takeoff of the old gilded ceilings of days gone by. Imagine waking up and looking at that fabulous chandelier mounted in the center of that gold damask print…. Luxury.
E. ZGallerie Hologram Bedding Set ($129). This bedding is sophisticated, graphic, a great price point while still maintaining a custom look. Sometimes it is tempting to go for a “wow” with your bedding, but in this room, there is plenty of “wow” so the bedding is all about being subtle. Rihanna constantly does that with her style. Everything is not over the top, and that is why it works.
F. Rococo Bed in Antique Gold ($780). This bed is ridiculous. Ridiculously awesome! Would I ever have this in my room? Probably not! Would a glamorous Hollywood super star that doesn’t hold back? Absolutely! This one is a reproduction, hence the price. You could find an original Rococo bed for thousands and thousands of dollars, so if that is you- then let me know and I will help you track one down!
G. Alora Diamond Coin Fabric by Kravet. This fabric is shown to make custom pillows for the bed. Maybe a big funky bolster? You can find this look at any local fabric store or online fabric store and find something similar for probably around $35/yard.
H. Dylan’s Candy ($11)! Dylan Lauren is Ralph Lauren’s daughter. She is the queen of candy! I think that Rihanna would love to have a few of these sweet things on her night stand!
I. Graham and Brown “Spirit” Canvas ($80). A beautiful “edgy” modern canvas adds some of that roughness that Rihanna exudes. This one has a great price too! I always encourage people to look for local artists, but this one is a great online source.
J. Caldrea Linen Spray in Sweet Pea ($12). I bought some Caldrea countertop spray several years ago and I cannot tell you how much I loved it! The smell is intoxicating! Linen Spray is something that gives that extra touch of luxury to your bedroom. Consider ordering this one, but by all means, get a beautiful little antique pink atomizer like this one to keep bedside!
K. ZGallerie Borghese 7-Drawer Chest ($999). I have always loved this chest. It is perfect for this room because of its simplicity to contrast the bed. This one is made of antique mirrored and silver finishes. I am not bothered by mixing gold and silver, and I’m pretty sure Rihanna is not either! J If you want to be thrifty, find any old dresser at a thrift store or garage sale and do a silver finish!
L. Graham and Brown “Woodstock” print by Barbara Hulanicki ($64). This is just precious. The black and white play off of the edginess found in some of these fashion pics. The print is just so cool. I may order one!
M. Rihanna’s Grammy. “nuff said.
N. Lucy Willow Oak Chaise Lounge ($1425). This is very traditional and luxurious. I can just see a pair of black leather combat boots OR something totally different like a pair of Christian Louboutins sitting by this piece. Of course, the boots would be paired with a dainty lace dress and the Louboutins with a studded leather skirt. Got to be unexpected!

That’s it!!! Thanks for reading and please leave your comments to let us know what you think! We love comments and 99% of them lately have been spam that we have to immediately delete, so don’t be shy :-). Hop on over to my blog to check out Amber’s outfit inspired by none other than Jennifer Aniston and a fabulous laid-back, earthy dining room! Xoxo-Ash


Janet W. said...

What color would you do the trim with those pink walls? So daring and fun!

ashley h said...

I think I'd still go with a white. It never grows old. I thought about putting an antique finish, but i think just plain white or a super light creamy neutral. It lets the pink be the "big deal"!

Heather said...

I cannot wait to see who the next celeb is!!

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