Beyond BlastoffAmateur astronauts will be over-the-moon for this outer space theme room by designer Diane Bedford, owner of Bridge Design Studio, in Pasadena, Calif. From the meteorite beanbags to the starry fiberoptic ceiling, no detail was overlooked in this planetary paradise. Another key to the full effect of this rocky room: The muralist painted not only the walls, but also the room-darkening shades on the window and door. The planetary pillows sport custom paint jobs, as well.
But while the room's theme dwells in the dark depths of outer space, Bedford didn't want the entire area to descend into darkness. A wall of white cabinets not only brightens the room, but also adds storage space. While the cabinets don't scream uncharted universe, they do provide a much-needed organization area in this spacey space.
All the elements work together to create the out-of-this-world effect, but for Bedford the ceiling — with its sparking fiberoptic show — highlights the entire room. "That was the inspiration for the whole design," she says.