Are you mismatched in the bedroom?

My husband and I are…uh…a bit mismatched in the bedroom ::insert blush here::

I mean…just LOOK at our bedside tables and lamps…completely mismatched. (what…you thought I meant something else?)

When we redesigned our bedroom — side note: remind me to share THAT story with you someday — we had a lot of pieces that had to stay.  For the purposes of this exercise, we’ll just focus on those mismatched bedside tables.  They were pretty new and not going anywhere according to my husband, so we had to work with what we had to work with.  The thing is…I kind-of like that they don’t match.  In fact, if I had my druthers, I would get a completely different piece for one side of the bed to really hit home the mismatched idea.

But, I’ll be the first to admit, even though I actually prefer the mismatched look – I think it lends itself to a more lived in, less catalog style – I rarely see it in practice.  So that’s why I’m so excited to share these really beautiful pictures with you of other people who are mismatched in the bedroom.

I especially like the pairing of the floor lamp and the table lamp in this cozy retreat found over at Skona Hem.

With a simple color palette, these mismatched bedside tables make an organic statement.  Found over at Manolo for the Home.

These tables are perfectly mismatched…and a great example of using the same bedside lamps even when the tables don’t match.  Also found over at Manolo for the Home.

This one’s a bit more subtle…the bedside tables and the lamps are just enough different from each other to mimic balance, but retain appropriate proportions for the space. (Found at Cococozy)

And this beautiful room on Apartment Therapy is so colorful and dynamic that each side of the bed practically begs to have its own identity.

Of course, you don’t have to reserve your mismatchedness for just the bedroom…you can be mismatched in the bathroom…

(found here on Pinterest…but not credited further)


…in the dining room…



…and even down to the littlest detail.


So…have YOU ever been mismatched in the bedroom?

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All Greek to Me

I saw this beautiful picture (originally from the Santorini Island website) while perusing Pinterest the other day and it practically jumped off the screen and into my lap.  The blues, the whites, the textures, the water. the crisp colors against the rough cliff line…all of it felt refreshing and dreamy.  So of course, I had to go search for some other Greek inspiration that was sure to be out there.  Come along with me on a little Greek inspiration adventure…

Our first stop isn’t that far…yup, our very own FLOR has this gorgeous Lattice pattern tile option reminiscent of the Greek Key pattern so prevalent in current design.

Next stop, this gorgeous interior found in one of the suites at the Perivolas Luxury Hotel in Santorini, Greece.  This is a perfect example of Greek design…white textured walls, domed ceilings, wood or teak natural elements and a deep-hued accent color.  Stunning!


Coming in a bit closer to home are these beautiful Water Hyacinth Floor Cushions available at Toast.

On my Greek inspiration journey, I also happened upon this amazing Greek Key trim and Flower Corner block in Melissa, from Design Track Mind‘s home.

I also spotted these beautiful linens at Toast - paired with the minimalist floor, side table, bed and wall the pop of midnight blue is decidedly Greek.

Jules at The Diversion Project spotted this gorgeous door and posted it on her blog (original source not noted).

And for the really accessible, West Elm has this gorgeous bed spread available in just the right deep blue to add a bit of Greek inspiration to any room.

Of course, if you’re looking for something a bit less subtle, you could always go full on Greek inspiration like in this gorgeous space.  The deep blues and crisp whites along with the Greek Key pattern on the bed, the gilded grape leaf mirror and the drapes along the poster bed frame are all so perfectly chosen for this space.  (Found at Interiorly, original source not noted)

Have you been inspired by Greek design lately?


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