Thursday, May 7, 2009

calling all designers.. I NEED HELP

the "master" bedroom (if you can call it that) is always the last on my priority list.. but i think its time that i get it done... i finally found bedding that adam agrees to and actually loves.

so now what.. what color walls? what color should i paint the bed? should i make a huge headboard? if so with what..

i know the bedding is more modern but i would also like to approach it with some vintage flair.. can someone lead me in the right direction..

im seriously confused.. we are in need of new dressers and bedside tables too.. so lets just say its a complete overhaul

but just remember its probally in a room smaller than your children's bedroom.


The Big Book of Riley May 7, 2009 at 12:36 PM  

Paint your walls the lighter color in the duvet with chocolate brown furniture and accents. Photography something brown a green and leafy and frame those above your bed, brown frames. Dat's what I would do...

Crystal May 7, 2009 at 2:48 PM  

Beautiful bedding. What I would do is find a great white/off white fabric headboard. Then paint the walls a light color (like barely there peach) and then do dark chocolate brown accents! and be sure to add a little green here and there in the accents too!


Dee May 8, 2009 at 12:23 AM  

I like the idea of the off white headboard. You can make one using a solid sheet of wood (an old door even) and cover it with foam, then fabric. Sounds dodgy, but I assure you, it would work ;)
Also, i saw an idea once for a bed head which was a large sheet of MDF, covered with wallpaper and framed - I am considering this for my own room. I just found a similar version here:
Or you could go plain and pale vintage wallpaper on the wall behind, like a pale sage or pink, even wishy-washy golds. Stone/charcoals could work too.
I like Val's picture ideas. You could go for gilt frames to throw a bit of vintage in there, as well as some light coloured faux fur throws etc over the back of a chair.
I just made this so you can get a visual - pretty crappy quality but you get the gist.

Have you played around with the Dulux sites etc to get ideas?
I can't wait to see what you come up with :)

designerpam,  July 6, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

I would suggest a couple pillows in a ticking stripe to bring the romance and vintage look your trying for. ( the 2 colors in the ticking stripe must be a dead on match to the spread tones.) Next a couple large pillows in a satin fabric to match the dark green EXACTLY and finish with a LARGE square button in the center( exact lighter tone of green in the spread.) .... Since you have a small room I suggest taking one of the shams to Ben. Moore and get an exact match to the light tone in the spread go up to the desired frieze ht..... now ( depending on the height of the ceiling) drop down so many inches from the ceiling and create a Victorian frieze in the dark green. This will add interest to the room wihtout closing in. ///Pam... Pamela W. Interiors. com.... asid