Whenever starting a new project or room at home I have always loved mixing different products to design the kind of room that comes close to the idea I have in mind at first.
I believe that the first idea you come up with is always the best and for me that’s always based on a certain atmosphere I want to create.
I love a combination of basic and new sometimes even shiny elements, combined with something raw, such as an industrial piece of furniture, and naturals such as wood, bamboo, rattan or rubber. No need to tell you I prefer things to be monochrome in combination with soft grey tones.
When IKEA challenged me to make a Pinterest board and design my ideal bed & bathroom and asked me to invite you to do the same with some great prices to win, More on that at the end of this post! the combinations above were the focal points for my new Pinterest board: #IKEAcatalogus – A new bed and bathroom!
Today IKEA launched their new Pinterest board showing items from their new catalogus : IKEA zoekt interieurontwerper! |IKEA is looking for an interior designer| From this board and other inspiring pictures I found, I created my own Pinterest board #IKEAcatalogus – A new bed and bathroom! showing my ideal bed & bathroom. I’d love to challenge you and make your own inspiring Pinterest board to join this competition with great prizes to win!
How to join the contest
1: Create a board: #IKEAcatalogus – (your own title)
2: Pin as many pictures as you want from the IKEA zoekt interieurontwerper!, any other IKEA boards and everything that inspired you to create your ideal bed & bathroom.
3: Don’t forget the hashtag #IKEAcatalogus or IKEA will not be able to find your board!
The winner with the most inspiring board will be invited to bring her or his Pinterest board to live, and create the actual rooms at IKEA Amsterdam together with one of the IKEA interior designers. You will also receive an IKEA gift voucher worth €2.500. The contest will run from today till September 12-2014.
Here is how I designed my ideal bed and bathroom
Here are the wish lists I started with to create and pin the mood board
* Definitely one black wall – I love to write on them and black is a beautiful backdrop for my monochrome poster and photo collection.
* A bedhead – ideal when working in bed with the laptop on lazy Sunday mornings and on my wish-list for years.
* A light grey concrete floor and soft bath rugs.
* An Industrial cabinet in dark grey to store beautiful bottles and towels
* several mirrors – to make it a bit more playful
* Baskets with plants
* an old wooden bench or stool
* A bath! – because I never had one.