In The Bedroom

…not our bedroom, though I sure wouldn’t mind lifting this one and tucking it into our house.

A new coat of paint, which I would describe as a “moonglow” (Dave and Ken, what was the name and brand of the color again? I need to do a better job of giving sources) presented a good op to highlight Ken and Dave’s bedroom style.

Dave and Ken Bedroom 1

I asked Dave to talk about what he and Ken feel are qualities of a good bedroom:

-Keep color easy on the eye. He limits his primary color choices to any shade between gold and brown, with the occasional pop of robins egg blue. (I would add that he uses creams to keep things from getting too heavy.)

-“I like bedrooms that are living rooms with a bed in them.” They get bonus points if they can serve more than one puprose. Dave, an artist, often turns this room, which is actually their second bedroom, into his painting studio. I know, I don’t know how he keeps it clean either, but he does.

-Keep it personal. Dave likes to go to sleep and wake up surrounded by pictures of his family and friends. They both feel there is never a wrong place in the house for reminders of family.

-Texture is important. Obviously physical comfort is key in a bedroom. Limiting color allows Dave to focus more attention on the “look” of how things feel. There are no fewer than six different textures on the bed alone.


The principles above can be found in their master bedroom as well.

Dave and Ken Bedroom II

Ken helped me style this photo (the poor lighting is all me). The first thing Ken did to ready the room, which was already cleaner and neater than ours ever is, was adjust the bears on the bed, “This one is kind of slouchy.” We took some photos without the bears, but since this is a personal blog and not a design magazine, I decided they should stay.

2 Responses to “In The Bedroom”

  1. March 14, 2007 at 12:50 pm

    Troy, I know you left the “studio” late last night and you were very tired so staying up to finish this post is very much appreciated. The paint color is called “Moonshine” by Olympic but Ken and I are taking suggestions ( thanks for yours) for another name as we don’t care for the alcohol reference. We are pleased with the color. Thank you so much Troy and I’m sorry for trying to be the art director of your blog.

  2. 2 juliebelle
    March 19, 2007 at 9:04 pm

    LOVE the roll of covers at the foot of the bed. i would never have dreamed to do it that way.

    what beautiful, restful spaces. makes me want to nap.

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