The new side panel pattern for this blog is actually a fabric by Waverly called Felicite. The color is Mineral. I hope you like it as much as I do. It has become the inspiration as well as the actual fabric I chose for our Master bedroom redecorating project. (I've sent a courtesy email to Waverly with a heads up to avoid any copyright infringement. Hopefully, I don't have to remove it.)
After numerous months(practically a year) of putting off this project, I finally got the green light to redo the bedroom exactly the way I envisioned. Yay!!
The paisley pattern above was my original choice for the lining. However,my partner Dan convinced me it would be too busy and competitive with the primary fabric so I compromised and scratched the paisley.
In January, I shared my plans for the Master bedroom. I want to add pattern to the room since the walls and most of the fabric are just a solid color. I am a "Mario Buatta" kind of a guy so my vision of the ideal bedroom is one that has to be layered.
And, those layers have to include pattern. After much searching, I finally found beautiful fabric without the designer price tag! The deal is too good to refuse. Here are the contenders:
I love the vibrant "persimmons" color in this pattern but also know that it would be a color that I would tire of sooner than most. I also know it would limit my ability to throw in another color.
Now, this is actually my personal favorite of all the choices, but I just couldn't bring myself to step outside of the box. The colors are very bold which I usually like but in this case, the fabric is going everywhere. Drapes,Canopy,Bedding and a bench. We'd probably would have a hard time sleeping.
Another fabric I love and contemplated. I just love it. However, again, my fears of going too over the top kicked in and right back in the box I went.
Finally, I found this beautiful fabric that makes a bold statement with the pattern but toned it down with a subtle palette. The colors are so soothing. The best part of our decision to go with this fabric? The steal of a deal getting the fabric for $9.48 a yard. Unfortunately, the yardage requirement is staggering.
I found a local custom interiors shop, Custom Home Interiors that gave me the following labor quote:
1 – King size Duvet Cover, approx. 108” wide x 95” long, same fabric on both sides, no trim at edge.
1 – King Tailored bedskirt with approx. 14” drop, unlined.
2 – King shams 20” x 36”, no welt or flange specified.
$70 labor each
18 – Rod Pocket Panels 52” wide x 84” long, with lining.
$28 labor each
1 – King Empire valance canopy, lining in center, 14” long sides, no decorative trim or accents, lined.
The nice part about this is that I can do each project separately when the budget allows. My goal is to complete the bedroom before the end of the year. Stay tuned.