I love this very masculine bedroom belonging to visual merchandiser Aaron Bourne, who runs a homewares store. What do you think?
Aaron, 23, from Toowoomba, runs Harold’s Finishing Touches and admits he doesn’t have room on that bedside for a glass of water, but who cares about practicalities?! Many of the gorgeous items he sources for his shop end up in his home before they have a chance to be sold!
“I was a visual merchandiser for Freedom for five years but wanted to get more out of design, and more out of life. I opened up my store, Harolds Finishing Touches, early last year, providing Toowoomba and its surrounds with gorgeous, unique homewares and furniture and, more importantly, inspiration,” he says.
“My bedroom is a constant evolution of my absolute favourite pieces, many from the store that don’t make it onto the shelf! It’s where I can express my total style and individuality. I would describe my style as ethnic, masculine, luxe, maximalist… sorry but I am by no means a minimalist!
“I love collections and curiosities. I have always said if I didn’t own the shop I would love to be curator in a museum, so the framed butterflies, specimens, coral and tribal artefacts are my way of solving that issue! The map above the bed was a British ebay find which I sliced up to create a larger statement.
“I love lamps, as you can probably tell and, yes, I do use them all, just not all at once. The bemboka linen and most of the accessories are from the shop.”
Do you love/hate this room? Would you do anything differently? Please share your (constructive) comments below. If you’d like to submit a room to Interiors Addict, contact Jen.
Leesha Ramsay says
I love this room, every detail is the expression of male confidence. I like the touch of blue amongst the dark tones of frames, bed ware and furniture. Personal touches are a great way to allow oneself to really feel at ease and within their own space after a long day at work.
I don’t really like it. I prefer a more tightly edited space. Museum collections have order and space between specimens. This just seems crowded and busy to me. I would keep it all, but rotate items to give each one chance to have centre stage. I would also be worried that I’d knock something off turning over in bed during the night! I do love the colours, and each thing. Pretty cool collection. I’d just space it out more.
Matthew M says
Amazing taste in individual pieces, but a wee bit busy for me. I do like that dark and bold tones though. The map is my favourite piece but I would not have it above the bed, perhaps in a hallway or study where you can light it and really make it shine!
Terri Jane Littler says
Very New York style,like it all but would delete a few pieces from right bedside table,maybe,a little too much for the eye but beautiful…