When my tween daughter announced she wanted a sparkly gold bedroom in our new house, I mumbled something incoherent and screamed internally inside.
A brash gold bedroom was the polar opposite for my vision of our new home – a contemporary, sophisticated vision of muted greys.
My daughter has always been into silver, gold and anything sparkly since she was a little girl. With this request, there seemed little hope that she had outgrown this phase just as we were doing her ‘big girl’ bedroom.
I love that she’s a sunny, optimistic child – all Taylor Swift music and unicorns still. Yet, as surely as Trump goes on a Twitter rant, I am pretty positive that she would eventually lose her fascination with sparkle. I wanted a bedroom that would grow with her.
We were shopping for our new sofa at French luxury designer Roche Bobois, when I discovered the Roche Bobois Kenzo collaboration.
Kenzo Takada and Kenzo Home
Roche Bobois and Kenzo Takada, the Franco-Japanese designer, have created Collection Kenzo Takada.
Kenzo Takada was born in the famous castle town of Himeji Japan in 1940. He has lived in France since his mid-twenties. His ep9nymous fashion and perfume label, Kenzo, was bought by the luxury group LVMH in 1993. Although he announced he was retiring, in recent years he has worked with home decor items.
My daughter loves all things French as well as Japanese so I should have known the Collection Kenzo Takada would have been perfect for her.
Collection Kenzo Takada
Kenzo Takada is known for mixing different fabric patterns to create a new fabric pattern. With the Kenzo Takada fabrics he created for the Collection Kenzo Takada, he has taken patterns from kimono patterns found in the Japanese theatrical tradition of Noh Theatre to mix and to match 3 unique colour schemes.
These three colour schemes in the Kenzo Takada Roche Bobois reflect the passage of time during the day. The colors and patterns give a uniquely Kenzo home flair.
Composition Asa (morning)
One collection called morning evokes the pastels of a breaking dawn and the hopeful beauty of a new day.
Composition Hiru (daytime)
The second scheme refers to daytime and has lots of bright colours evocative of the joy and vibrance of life.
Composition Yoru (evening)
The third color combination is called evening and has lots of the deep blues and inky colours reminiscent of the waning of the day.
We loved the blues in Composition Yoru but decided that it would be too dark a room for her. She loves blue but is primarily drawn to the lighter end of the scale.
Among the Kenzo Takada fabrics for morning, I found the perfect print for a gold upholstered headboard for my daughter’s room. Geometric and slightly faded, the gold and cream print was modern and elegant.
Just as importantly, in the store I saw these Roche Bobois Kenzo Takada fabrics paired with a mid-tone grey which would pair well with the rest of the color scheme of our home.
The Gold Upholstered Headboard
So, how did the gold fabric headboard turn out? Both she and I were delighted with the end result created by Roche Bobois – a gold upholstered headboard that was cool and contemporary but still sparkly.
The gold padded headboard has a slight curved edge which gives it a cozy feeling. We decided against having the height of the gold upholstered headboard go higher and the curve go deeper in order to retain a fresh youthful look for the bed.
We paired the gold upholstered headboard with Farrow and Ball Teresas Green on the walls.
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