The ancient tradition of wood carving of Chinese screens is a lost art. For thousands of years, incredible artists would carve gorgeous screens that became an integral part of a typical Chinese home’s architecture. The fascination of this beautiful element of Chinese culture, mixed with the clean and modern design sensibility of Europe and a touch of the casual nature of California living provide the design perspective of this magnificent Q Lin Bed. The eclectic roots of the bed’s designer, work together to make a statement and carry the presence of a sculptural object that boasts 3,000 holes hand-drilled from both sides of the wood, creating the modern representation of a Chinese floor screen pattern.
The precision in which these holes are carved, speaks directly to the pain-staking process of old world artists. The glowing walnut hails from the mid-century modern era, so popular in California’s birth of cool movement, yet very prevalent in Danish furniture. This type of wood yields warm, expressive grain patterns that give the bed a personable feel. Each piece of wood was hand selected and chosen for the type of personality found in the grain. The headboard, the most dramatic piece of the bed, is one piece of solid walnut that reflects large sweeping grains of striking character. Q Lin Bed is available by contacting the designer’s showroom, Hong Kong Stunt Team and is made to order. [Photos and information provided via e-mail by Brenda Springer of Reveille, Inc.]
There are a few specific styles and themes which come alive in the bedroom with the addition of a green tinge. The first that comes to mind is here is the exotic tropical style. Whether you wish to combine a hint of tropical charm with modern aesthetics or want to create a guest bedroom that is full of tropical flair, green is the color to turn to. A splash of bright or mossy green can turn your boring bedroom into a fun and playful space that reminds of your recent holiday trip to a stunning tropical getaway. Another look that revels in green is the beach style and you can replace the traditional white and blue blend with white, green and a hint of orange to create a unique and exquisite bedroom.
Adding green to the bedroom is easy if you already have a muted color scheme going in the room. It is a color that works beautifully with the likes of white, gray and even brown. While the yellowy-greens add warmth to the bedroom, the blue-tinged variants bring a touch of coolness along with a vibrant ambiance. Here is a pick of 25 gorgeous bedrooms that incorporate green in a gorgeous fashion.