an iconic fabric. Unfortunately, as shown in the idea board above, I didn't quite have enough to do drapery panels and a headboard, but I think it worked out better in the end.
You can read about how it all came together in the posts below:
Of course, I'm sure at this point you just want to see the pretty pictures of the finished space. So, without further ado...
I went with lots of subtle patterns on the bedding. With such a bold and busy print on the headboard, most would likely rely on solids that complement the print. However, I think it's the mix of patterns that keeps it interesting and takes a little focus off the headboard. I scored at a local warehouse with the stripe animal print that I used to make euro covers. They work perfectly with both the duvet and the headboard. While it was difficult to capture, the sheets have a tone on tone animal print, and the duvet cover and shams also have a faint floral motif.
I went back and forth over whether to use table lamps or my vintage swing arm lamps. Given the fact that the Target apothecary chest wasn't all that deep, I opted for the swing arm lamps to conserve bedside surface space. I think I made the right call.
I also like how the fern prints I thrifted from now relate to my newest house plant addition. Every room needs something living and a green plant in a natural basket adds an organic touch.
We'll have to debrief on this chair a little later. You know how I love an upholstered furniture transformation.
This print is proof that you should always go with your gut. It was $24 and half off at a local thrift store and I had NO use for it when I purchased it. Frankly, I think the folks I was shopping with thought I was a little crazy for buying it. However, I was drawn to the soft colors and abstract subject. It also didn't hurt that it was already framed and matted. I mean $12? What is there to think about, really? It works perfectly atop my electric fireplace.
Lastly, I'm a firm believer that if you can see it, you're more likely to wear it. Jewelry storage is a must!
All in all, I'm obsessed with the result. It's my new favorite spot. And if you know me at all, you know this makeover didn't break the bank. The project includes thrift store finds, Habitat ReStore deals, vintage and retail items and of course a reupholstered piece.
I certainly wouldn't recommend a three week master bedroom makeover. I prefer to take my time and find unique and affordable pieces as I come across them, but I have to say, I don't know that I would change a thing. Mission accomplished!