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Battle of the Sexes designed by Marc Atiyolil

A sexy mix of masculine and feminine accessories were married together to form this Rock & Roll space. The soft almond wall hue (Sun and Star by Para Paints- P2061-04) is complemented by the cozy grey accents (Sophistication by Para Paints P5220-14D). Each accent in the room holds a unique style yet they all blend together into the overall look of the room. The bed’s dramatic neutral colours are softened by the curves in the frame while the pattern in the ottoman resurrects the male spirit within the design. Little pops of femininity and well traveled accents fight for the spotlight while the crystal and burnished silver fixtures disperse an equal amount of light on the entire design concept.

Get The Look – Sources

Wall & Trim Colours: Para Paints
Area Rugs: Carpet One Floor & Home
Chairs & Ottoman: Chair Source
Light Fixtures: Living Lighting
Small accessories: Urban Barn
Crane Print Duvet & Pillow Cases: EQ3
Coverlet, Duvet, White Sheet Set & Pillows: Sears
Custom London Themed Accent Pillows: Artistic Textiles
Bedframe, Headboard & Mattress: ViSpring

Get The Look – From Drab to Fab Projects

Ice Bucket
Mirror Front Dresser
Repurposed Wood Sign
Spotlight Lamp
Union Jack Table
Repurposed Sewing Table/Bar

Q&A With The Designer

What was the inspiration behind the design of this room?

A collection of famous rock stars’ homes.

What was your favourite part of the design process?

I love accessorizing and adding the final touches. It’s those small pieces that tell a lot about the personality of the homeowners.

Why did you choose the colour schemes used for this space?

I designed the space with a neutral colour palette in mind (Sun & Star and Sophistication by Para Paints) as to have the individual pieces make statements within the overall design. With that being said, a splash of colour (No Wake Zone by Para Paints) can also be added to accentuate certain features in the room, such as the curves in the bed frame or the reflections in the mirror side tables.

What is your favourite feature in the space?

I love how many different patterns, shades and textures have come together to form a dramatic design style. It’s edgy, yet somewhere you can see yourself enjoying a good night’s sleep.

Of the “From Drab to Fab” projects showcased in the space, do you have a favourite?

We have many of our “From Drab to Fab” projects showcased within the space. Starting with the ice bucket to the mirrored dresser. They are all close to my heart. It’s like asking which child you like better, you love them all equally.


ROOM ONE                                                                                                                   ROOM TWO

Simply changing the colour of a wall can dramatically change the look and feel of a room. Here we have the space with a soft almond wall hue (Sun and Star by Para Paints- P2061-04) in the first version and a dramatic blue (No Wake Zone by Para Paints – P5154-73) in the second version. Do you prefer the neutral almond scheme or a pop of bold, deep blue?

Tell us which look you prefer by leaving a comment below and you will be entered to win one of two great prizes!

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Crystal Williams

As Online Editor for Canadian Home Trends Magazine, Crystal has a passion for design and decor. She enjoys browsing the web to find new, exciting decor ideas, DIY projects and unique products to share with her readers. With formal training in graphic design and a background in the event planning/design business, Crystal looks at design from all angles to give readers a fresh perspective.

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