Thursday, November 19, 2009

Theme Rooms-Thoughts?













I came across these pictures today and I am not really sure what to think about them. As an interior designer, I try to steer away from "themes" when it comes to design. Unless of course it is a children's room, and then all design logic goes out the window, it just needs to be cute! But when it comes to decorating, I try not to use themes too much. Especially when it goes to the extreme. For example, this "Breakfast and Tiffany's" inspired bathroom. On one hand, it is really "cute" and has a great color. On the other hand, I feel as though I am trapped in a Tiffany's box with WAY too many accessories!! It seems a bit overwhelming to me. I would love to know what you think about it? Am I being way to critical? Is this room really great and I am just crazy?? Let's discuss!!!

7 comments:

Gena said...

I think themes for small rooms like bathrooms and closets are great. That Breakfast at Tiffany's bathroom could have been better had they kept the theme but toned it down a bit. For me, it also depends on the theme. B @ T's, fine. Dogs Playing Poker, not so much. :)

Shannon said...

I'm with you on this one. I usually do not like theme rooms. I've actually never seen one that I liked unless it is a kids room. This room is a little much for me. :)

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Remodelahlic said...

I am just not a theme girl! I also don't like too many accesories.

I think if you love something a tasteful tribute and a hint is all you should do. (i.e. the shadow box and the robin egg blue walls) Nothing more.

But I also think that if that is what you truly love, then you should go for it. I just think that peopel should do what makes them happy in their own homes..(just not expect a ton for it in re sale value!)

HollyB said...

You know, I really liked it until I realized it was in a bathroom. To me, that's too small of a space for the amount of stuff on the walls. I think that this would be a good theme for a larger room such as a woman's bedroom. I really do like the robin egg blue and black together though.

Sus said...

themes and collections almost always turn me off too. :) but you're right: great color!

Emily said...

I think themes are okay as long as people don't hang borders. My first impressions: Gross! An over-the-toilet display unit. It seemed sort of 80's to me.

DreamingTurtle said...

Everything has its place and time. I think it would be nice to know that you could pull off something like this if a client requested it. From my experience, the best client is someone who asks what YOU like but that's not always the case.

As far as themes go I'd like to see a restroom theme. Pictures of different toilet bowls from throughout history and from different countries. I've always wanted a urinal in my bathroom. Also, I know it's a bit architectural but I came across an old style restroom design where the whole restroom was shaped like a tunnel. I'd like to see these two ideas come together.