As much as I love warm, earthy colors, there are times when I am drawn to cool white spaces and soothing hues of blues and green. Thats when Moonlit Taj comes to my mind.
Inspired by the marble work on the walls of the magnificient Taj Mahal, the pattern consists of a graceful waltz of scrolling lapis, turquoise and emerald green vines set against a ground of milky white marble. If you are trying to inject a bit of romance and elegance into your bedroom, then what better way than to use a print evoking images of the most famous monument to love – the Taj Mahal?
Blue, green and white – yes, we have 3 colors but highlighting the gorgeous turquoise sheets would be my suggestion. Rich and royal, it will perk up the room in an instant.
Texture and color
I’m going for an exotic global angle here, using textures and colors that will instantly add to that ethnic vibe. I fell for these silk sari drapes, handmade from Indian saris. In a uniquely rich turquoise color, the border is enhanced with gold threads in a zari border.
Horchow’s blue green rug is small at 34″ x 47″, but big enought o make an impact. The same aqua hues come alive in a hand hooked wool rug, and placed by the bed will really pick up the jewel tones of Moonlit Taj.
Something about the inspiration behind the print compels me to accessorize the linens with items that echo the same global/Indian vibe. The carved wood table is hand hewn by artisans in Jaipur, India, from solid mango wood into an intricate pattern reminiscent of the “jaali/trellised” work in Indian Palaces.
I was so excited when I came across this perforated bone door knob from Graham and Greene which echoes the same sentiment, but was so sad when I realized they don’t ship to the US. But I’m leaving it here for you to drool on and keep your fingers crossed that they will soon start shipping, like they have promised. When they do, use them to renew an old dresser or chest of drawers.
A little ornate, a little neo classical, a little exotic, a lot of style – thats the effect of these architectural white mango wood pillar holders. Place them on a dresser or on a shelf with fat ivory candles and you’ve created instant ambience.
The scrolling style of this hand-forged art piece is almost an exact imitation of the scroll like print of Moonlit Taj. I cannot think of a better wall art accessory!
Engage the senses
Nothing quite like candles to create a mood. I’m torn between the three choices here…..the candle in a jar with a fragrance of citrus groves and faraway islands; the turquoise free form candles from Barrick Design; or the light and delicate candle holders hand-crafted, where each piece of shell is hand-cut and wrapped in gold foil for an especially exotic look
A Moonlit Taj inspired bedroom
Green blue jewel colors combined with warm wood tones and marble white accents for a bedroom thats at once earthy, serene, global and refreshing!