The Look: A Neutral Sanctuary in Ibiza, Spain

January 11, 2013 | Alex

I know I resolved to make 2013 a more colorful year, but resolutions were made to be broken-- right? Or at least suspended. Something about this neutral bedroom in Ibiza, Spain is calling to me. I suppose that living in a chaotic city, the idea of taking refuse in a restful palette of taupe and charcoal is appealing.

Lots of good ideas here too:

  1. A pair of swing-arm floor lamps flanking the bed, rather than the traditional wall sconce;
  2. pairing the steel side table with the lower wood stool for multi-level bedside surfaces; and
  3. hanging medium-scale art off-center over the bed.

So for today, a calm oasis of neutrals. And tomorrow, back to color!

The Inspiration

Home in Ibiza, Spain |  Elle Decor Espana , via  TheDesignerPad

Home in Ibiza, Spain | Elle Decor Espana, via TheDesignerPad

The Look



  1. Vice-Versa Throw, Taupe, Calypso Home - $350
  2. Animal Locomotion (Plate 626), Galloping Horse by Eadweard Muybridge, 20x200
  3. Duken Bedframe, Ikea - $199
  4. P4304 Pharmacy Floor Lamp by George Kovacs, Lumens - $322.50
  5. Slim Round End Table, Natural Steel, Room & Board - $169-$199
  6. Mango Wood Light Teak Oil Pouf Stool, - $265 (Shown: Mango Wood Pouf Stool, Rotsen Furniture via Pure Home.)
  7. Patina Rug, Dark Gray, BoConcept - $689-$957
  8. Set of Decorative Pillow Covers, Mertakkul via Etsy - $45