I love beginning a new project and this one is going to be fun! The reasons behind the redesign of the Master Bedroom are many, including the wish to bring in more color and find room for seating in this smaller bedroom. But what is the biggest reason behind this redesign?
I'm absolutely thrilled that two of the projects done in this room will become articles for HGTV's website. Also, over the next few months I will be working on several other projects around the house that will find their way to HGTV.com. I am going to be one busy girl and that calls for a great space to get some rest at the end of a long day!
The first project for the Master Bedroom is to upholster a portion of the wall behind the bed. Won't this create a dramatic headboard? Here is the rough sketch that inspired the design.
As the upholstered wall will become the focal point of the room, the first decision was to select just the right fabric. All the others selections will take a lead from this choice, so it better be spot on! The fabric also needs to coordinate with the colors and patterns in the adjoining bathroom. The Master Bath Redesign remains one of my favorite spaces, and one of the goals for the Master Bedroom is to create a space that visually connects with this bathroom. I had my heart set on a geometric print and this is what I found...
Bocce in Cocoa, a fabric sold at Calico Corners. This striking pattern fits all the criteria and I love it! It repeats the colors of the Thomas Paul print used on the bathroom chairs, as well as the tones of the cabinetry.
Another project will be to cover the lampshades sitting on the pair of lamps found at HomeGoods, which just received a makeover.
Waverly's Canton Bazaar print in walnut was selected for this project. The print creates an interesting mix next to the Bocce fabric and references the pagoda chandelier, which is staying in the room.
And then the floorplan. The room is really quite small, when you consider it is a master bedroom, and look at all the doorways! The size and all the openings make for a challenging space with limited options for arranging furniture. The previous furniture layout was tight with the large upholstered bed and an armoire placed in the corner, which didn't do much except house an old TV. So both of those are gone...gasp! Yes, sold on craigslist. By replacing the bedframe with the upholstered wall headboard about eight inches will be gained at the foot of the bed. Not much I realize, but in a room only 12 feet deep even this makes a difference.
With the armoire removed the entire far corner opens up, allowing for a seating area. A wall mounted TV will be placed to the side of the chair, with a thin console table placed below. The chair is the one I purchased on eBay, which was intended for my design studio. But with that project on hold, it will be a wonderful addition to the bedroom. The chair will be reupholstered in Shadow Branch. Isn't the Chili Pepper color fantastic?!
I've already removed the old materials and about 500 staples, literally! The chair is already looking better.
So, with a lot to do it is time to get to work. As you are reading this I am probably cutting and sewing panels of the Bocce fabric as I begin the first project. I'll have progress to show soon...