Friday, December 10, 2010

Boho Bedroom

I have a theory that the bedroom might be the cradle of civilization.  What are you ranting about, Sarah?  Yes - the cradle of civilization!  Follow me here...  Where do people start their embryonic journey?  Usually in the wombs of their mothers, who happen to be in a bed.  Where do dreams and thoughts first germinate?  Usually in the early hours of morning while asleep or lying in bed. I'm also thinking of all the artists over the centuries who have use their bedrooms to create their art - the easel in the corner the manuscript on the side table.  Some of my favorite writers (Edith Wharton, Colette, Proust and James Joyce) wrote exclusively in their beds. So you can see that according to my theory the cradle of civilization which mainly includes people, thoughts and art, all stem from the bedroom.  Do you think I have a case?


via Decopages

Chris Court

via Coco Pearl

via Moon to Moon

Olga Bennett

via The Diversion Project

Toast Catalog

Toast Catalog

9 comments:

Mary said...

I love your theory! Great images too. . .

Anita said...

You are speaking my language...
I opened my store to sell bedding because I am so passionate about my bed. Being in bed is one of the simple pleasures in my life.
My husband (the history teacher) told me not long ago where the phrase "three dog night" comes from. It references a very cold night -- where you had to have more than one animal in the bed to keep warm! (Thought you might like that tid-bit!)

I want to jump into the bed from the Toast catalog and stay there.

anita @ a dreamer's den said...

p.s. the art in picture 1 is stunning.

nannykim/spindlecottage said...

Good point! That means I should spend some effort on making the bedroom a great place.....hmmmm, which I have neglected to do!

Diane Costanza said...

I am working on turning my bedroom into a sanctuary right now. Your theory makes sense. Most of us begin our lives in a bed and many end it there as well.

Betsy said...

And restorative sleep, sub-conscious dreams and images, even wakefulness in the midst of sleep also provide us the space and perspective to continue the creative in our waking hours. Love your concept!

a Broad said...

My bedroom is all pale colors and cool ( it is summer here) but those velvet pillows and colors make me think that I must do something more like the first bedroom and the one from Toast Catalog .. I would never get out of bed :)

A Perfect Gray said...

a fantastic set of images

Janet Duignan said...

In 1996, Bantam Press published ‘Simple Abundance’ by Sarah Ban Breathnach. Now, 20 years later, I am taking up the challenge of reading each day's 'gentle lesson' and attempting to act on her advice. I liked your post so much that I mentioned it in my blog ‘Simple Abundance in France’. Please have a look at it on http://gringaba.wix.com/literature-blog and let me have your comments. Also, if you like it, please tell your friends as I want to reach a wider audience. Thank you.