For our first installment of "Between the Sheets" I'd like to share Tangerine Dream by Courtney Giles Decker of Courtney Giles Interiors.
We asked Courtney to design a dreamy bed for our front display window. We provide the linens and she provides the inspiration. We couldn't be more thrilled with her vision of a Tangerine Dream! It's a perfect combination of soft and serene with bold and bright. Stop by the shop to take a peek in person.
We asked Courtney to share some of her design tips for creating an inspiring bedroom. See her responses below:
Gramercy: Please share your thoughts on a Serene vs. Vibrant palettes for a bedroom
CGD: My current bedroom is very serene with a mix of white, flax, and pale blue. I find it very calming and easy to relax in this environment, but I love vibrant, graphic spaces as well. My guest bedroom is orange, black, and white with charcoal walls. The rug is a zig zag pattern by Madeline Weinrib, and it gives the room a fun, young punch.
Gramercy: Which team are you on - white sheets or color and patterns?
CGD: I have to go with a great clean and crisp solid white sheet. They are my personal favorites.
Gramercy: Do you or don't you duvet?
CGD: I love a beautiful duvet folded at the foot of my bed, but I constantly battle with my husband over it. He thinks the duvet is too heavy, and I'm guessing our next bed will be duvet free.
Gramercy: Who rules your home - the King or Queen?
CGD: I think this depends on the size of the room. I currently have a queen. We will be moving soon, and we will be upgrading to a king then b/c the bedroom will be bigger.
Gramercy: Euro shams,standard shams, or no shams. What is your decorative pillow preference?
CGD: This varies for me from job to job. My bed has two Euro shams, two regular shams, and one custom long pillow I had made. I usually add a bolster, a long pillow, or two square decorative pillows for my clients. I try to mix it up as opposed to having the same formula for every client.
Gramercy: Bedskirts - yay or nay?
CGD: I love tailored bedskirts with a nice tape on the bottom hem. They have nice clean lines, and the fabric adds softness to any room.
Gramercy: How do you feel about pets in the bed?
CGD: Even though I swore I would never allow pets in the bed, my two Maltese share the bed with us.
Gramercy: How do you cast the best light in a bedroom?
CGD: I love a pretty chandelier in a bedroom, but again it depends on the space, ceiling height, etc. I also use matching lamps b/c I like the balance it adds to a bedroom.
Gramercy: What is your preference on bedside tables?
CGD: Again, I like matching tables for the balance, but I also love a great desk as a bedside table if the room has enough space.
Gramercy: Do you allow for a TV in your sleeping space?
CGD: Yes, I have one in my bedroom, but I rarely watch it.
Gramercy: What other pieces of furniture do you like to incorporate into a room?
CGD: I do not have a desk in my bedroom, but I do have an antique armoire and chest. The armoire houses my television and serves as storage. I also have a bench at the foot of my bed so I have somewhere to sit down and put on shoes, etc
Thank you to Courtney for her inspiring design and words of wisdom on creating the perfect bedroom!