Decorating a home with your significant other can be…a challenge. I’ve seen the conflict arise time and time again when one or both parties have strong design opinions and they wind up with a space that neither can fully appreciate. Don’t get me wrong, I fully believe it’s possible (and often times better) to mix disparate styles! But, sometimes it can be fun to daydream about decorating with a pink carpet, patterned wallpaper, and all the ornamental pillows your heart desires. Keep reading to bring this fun, feminine look home.

lamp — The lighting in this room reminds me of the set of Mad Men, in the very best way.

black & white print & frame — To me the dapper, suited gentleman is the masculine force that’s keeping this bedroom from venturing into pink feather boa territory. I’ve always wanted to frame this photo of Steve McQueen, isn’t he fly?

geode knob — If you’re currently navigating the challenges of decorating with a partner, then pretty details like these can be a small wins that you both agree to.

fur pillowzebra pillow & woven pillow — Ornamental pillows have historically been a point of contention between males and females, and you definitely can’t sleep on any of these (believe me, I own the little zebra and I’ve tried).

bench — This versatile piece can go at the end of the bed, in an entryway, and can serve as extra seating when you have guests. Place a small tray and a pile of books on it and you’ve even got a side table.

*inspiration photo from Nuevo Estilo

25 comments
  1. 1
    Brooke | June 9, 2014 at 6:26 am

    I don’t think of my self as a particularly girly girl but I love this room inspiration. What a well curated collection!

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    julia-tagandtibby | June 9, 2014 at 7:22 am

    Adore the lamps in the top photo! and that bench. Its feminine but still versatile. lovely! xo julia

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    • Cristina Cleveland | June 10, 2014 at 11:17 am

      Good point Julia, if you take away the pink pillow it really is very versatile and neutral.

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    arielle | June 9, 2014 at 7:40 am

    love that photo of mcqueen and the overall aesthetic of this room! great choices.

    love, arielle
    a simple elegance

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    Natalia Little Rus | June 9, 2014 at 8:07 am

    Love the colour scheme! x

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  5. 5
    Supal {chevrons & éclairs} | June 9, 2014 at 10:31 am

    Oh Christina, I legitimately am trying to re-create this look and you made it so so so much easier for me 🙂 x

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    Julia | June 9, 2014 at 11:46 am

    so glad women of your generation appreciate Steve McQueen 🙂 I’m not sure my husband would let me put his photo in the bedroom, but i think it would be a classy addition to our current decor! love the feminine-but-not-fussy look you created.

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    Jennifer Rose Smith | June 9, 2014 at 2:41 pm

    Amazing! Love how you balanced out the pink with unexpected masculine subject matter in the black and white photos. So chic.

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    • Cristina Cleveland | June 10, 2014 at 11:22 am

      Thank you Jenn! It was tough to settle on just one masculine subject matter <3

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    Hello, Lady! | June 9, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Ooo la la! I love this bedroom! Some fabulous picks! x

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  9. 9
    Claire-Line | June 9, 2014 at 7:09 pm

    Great selection!
    Claire-Line

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  10. 10
    Lily | June 9, 2014 at 8:15 pm

    LOVE this inspiration! so luxurious!

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    nchanel | June 10, 2014 at 11:28 am

    I love IT

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    kekaykaye | June 10, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    Love the design!! 100+++ thumbs up!

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    Candice | June 12, 2014 at 11:36 pm

    I love the geode knobs – feminine with an edge!

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    Anne | July 5, 2014 at 9:47 am

    great post! do you know who the bowtied gentleman in the other picture is? so dapper!

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    • sally | June 10, 2015 at 7:37 am

      It’s Roger Moore

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    Angela | November 30, 2014 at 3:00 am

    Yes, who is it in the original photo? I would love to find that image!

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    • sally | June 10, 2015 at 7:38 am

      It’s Roger Moore

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