Saturday, January 24, 2009
Master Bedroom Decorating Project
The Master bedroom addition for a 2 story English
Tudor Revival built in 1926 was part of a 6 month remodel project that
completed in December 2007. The project also included
a full bathroom and walk-in closet for the Master suite with
a family room directly below.
The canopy for the king poster bed was created with a box
pleated bed skirt. I embellished the skirt with several yards
of gold tassel fringe. I purchased a pair of brass wall mounted
swing arm lamps to flank each end of the head board for reading. I hope to get around to installing them soon. We are also looking for an upholstered storage bench for the foot of the bed.
It's a practical solution for storing the bedspread and decorative pillows after turning down the bed.
I also found 20 fully lined silk panels on clearance at Linen & Things in the same color palette as the canopy for a steal of a deal($20.00 per panel) to drape the four posts,the back of the headboard and all four windows in the bedroom. We purposely went with a solid fabric because we wanted to put up wallpaper in the room. We wanted the wallpaper to carry the pattern in the room so that we could appreciate the visual stimulation as we lookout from the bed or seating. Below are our current 3 choices. In fact,your comments on the choices would be greatly appreciated.
However, my partner Dan and I are debating if we should go with wallpaper, or instead, wait until we can afford to do a chair rail molding with picture moldings above and below the chair molding. Or, perhaps do wainscoting with the wallpaper on the top half.
The upholstered chairs on each side of the bed were a great find through Craigs
list. They were originally covered in a rust colored poly blend velvet. The butter yellow brocade fabric by Waverly was purchased at Hancock fabrics.
The chairs were initially in our library/office area. We've since purchased new(used)chairs for that area and thought these would work nicely in the
bedroom(at least for now)
A view of the west wall of the bedroom with the television and corner table seating.
Another view of the west and the corner north wall.
A view of the south wall with the entrance door from the upstairs landing. The
carpet is a cream color background with a sage trellis pattern.
Wallpaper option 1
Wallpaper option 2
Wallpaper option 3