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Christmas Gift Guide

Portal 2 bedroom

Detailed decorations

Color choices

Portals aplenty

Portrait of Chell

Blue portal

Dresser details

The big guns

Door to the den

The cake is a lie

Special screens

After acquiring her own home, a Portal fan who goes by the Reddit handle BlondeChell created her own Portal-themed bedroom.

Everything in the room has been carefully painted and color-coordinated to reflect the Portal 2 theme (except the carpet, which was fortuitously already the right color). Compared with the original Portal game, which had a crisp, stark atmosphere, BlondeChell opted for a more aged Portal 2 look, when the Aperture Science facility had started to decay. She painted the walls herself by hand.

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The jumpsuit on the bed is one BlondeChell wore to her first comic convention not long ago, and the framed posters came in a set from the Valve Portal store for $14.95. Note the mirror on the right side of the picture... we'll get to that soon.

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Black curtains and black furnishings keep the color theme consistent. BlondeChell was able to pick up matching bedding and throw pillows pretty easily, and the bed cover is reversible to be either gray or black. The canvas squares above the window were painted by BlondeChell.

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The portals! BlondeChell actually hit on the idea of creating a Portal-themed room when she saw an infinity mirror in a furniture store. With some help from electronics engineer friend Steve Gilbertson, BlondeChell made an orange and a blue version to hang on different walls of the room. By day, humble mirrors. By night... portals!

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The orange portal hangs near the bed. Over it hangs the portrait of Chell painted by former Aperture scientist Doug Rattmann in between the events of Portal and Portal 2.

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The blue portal hangs beside the closet. The canvas squares over the door (cake!) were painted by BlondeChell.

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On the dresser stands a turret plush, an Aperture Science mug, and a pair of Portal bookends, all from ThinkGeek.

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The Portal guns also came from ThinkGeek. The orange gun (right) is a special-edition unit that went for $150 and is now sold out, but ThinkGeek still has the customizable gun (left) available for $119.99. The bedside lamp in the background actually has two different colored LEDs inside (blue and orange), which can be switched to change the lighting of the room.

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Caption by / Photo by BlondeChell

Someone's been making a den...

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And Doug Rattmann makes another phantom reappearance. This was done in black paint. The handprint is BlondeChell's own.

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Caption by / Photo by BlondeChell

The screens for the storage unit were also drawn by BlondeChell, drawn with a Sharpie on foam board. She cut them to fit the openings exactly, then taped them to bookends so they would stay in place.

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