Friday, October 1, 2010

Master Bedroom Redesign - I've Been Distracted


Between hopping from room to room over the past several months working on DIY projects which are becoming tutorials on HGTV.com, and then the unexpected trip to NYC and the fun opportunity to tape a segment with Nate Berkus, I have been distracted! As a result, the Master Bedroom Redesign has not gotten much attention since completing the upholstered headboard wall and the lamp makeover. But I'm back (down to earth) and the goal is to complete this room...well, let's just say soon!

This is what has been accomplished in the room so far:


The ceiling height upholstered headboard wall was built and installed.




A pair of HomeGoods lamps and shades received a makeover.



A settee was brought in where an armoire once stood.

(Yes, the rug looks wrong, but I've shifted it further under the settee and it's much better now!)



And a great little directoire style table from Target was placed beside it.



Luckily the room already had a wonderful vintage pagoda chandelier, a soft area rug, drapery hardware and nightstands, which are all staying. So what is left to do?



A DIY art project using a canvas and nail head trim. I know it sounds strange, but I have a plan.



A pillow project using a textured green linen and this chunky trim for detail.



And finally drapes and bedding. Yesterday I made a few stops to source the last materials needed for the room, and the new fabrics should arrive soon. Drapes will be made from the dark taupe fabric shown above at the lower right, with the lighter taupe becoming a wide band near the bottom hem, similar to the drapery trim tutorial I posted on Monday. A tailored bedskirt will be made from the textured fabric seen at the upper right above, and I'm still thinking about additional bedding ideas. Those decisions will probably be made last, but there will definitely be a pop of color brought in through pillows!


In the meantime, look for a tutorial on how to achieve the look of linen walls with paint on Monday. In the two years since originally posting images showing this wall treatment I've gotten several requests asking how this technique was done, and have finally gotten around to putting together a step by step post.

Lastly, look for my latest Ideabook on Houzz tomorrow, featuring some very interesting and inspiring interiors using the color of this season...Orange!

Have a great weekend, Janell

33 comments :

  1. You have accomplished so much already and have all of your planning done. You are miles ahead of me!

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  2. Hi there! I'm a new follower, and I'm so glad I found you! I love your style! Can't wait to see how it all turns out!

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  3. Watched you yesterday on Nate - what a charming, gracious, beautiful person you are! Congrats again.

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  4. Love it! You should definitely submit it to the Design Refuge contest!

    xx
    d

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  5. I can't wait to see it all finished. I'm especially interested in seeing your nailhead project because I have a bunch left over from my headboard. Awesome job on the Nate show !

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  6. I cannot wait to see these upcoming projects! They sound fabulous. You've done such an amazing job with this room!

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  7. I love EVERYTHING! I can't wait to see the art that you have planned for the room! And the pillows...Love the green!

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  8. It looks so, so good. I am hanging some drapes that I got at IKEA in my bedroom tomorrow, and I still want to make a headboard for the bed. I think I have a never-ending list of projects!

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  9. This is looking so stunning...layered and rich, yet soothing.
    I can't wait to see the final unveil.
    Luv the settee and directoire table, btw. That little table was a true moment of greatness in Tarjay's history.
    Cheers and congrats on outshining da Berk ; )
    Alcira

    thenerochronicles.blogspot.com

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  10. love, love, love the headboard! can't wait to see the finished room.

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  11. Beautiful! Where did you get that great green trim?

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  12. I absolutely LOVE everything you've done so far! The headboard is gorgeous and what a difference with the lamp makeovers! Can't wait to see it all done. Looking forward to your Houzz ideabook this weekend - have a great one! xo

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  13. The chunky green trim was found on clearance at JoAnn Fabrics...I wish I had rolls of it! Janell

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  14. Your headboard and lamps are stunning and I can't wait to see the rest of your items. Love all the fabrics. I also drool over that settee every time I see it. Stunning. Hugs, Marty

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  15. Janell . . can't wait to see it all pulled together. I have a wall begging for that linen treatment so I will be anxiously awaiting your tutorial! I also let the Nate show know you should be a regular! :)

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  16. I am in love with your lamps, Janell! Any time you feel like changing them out . . . ; )

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  17. * F*A*B*U*L*O*U*S, Janell, simply FABULOUS!!! That HEADBOARD is "drool/magazine-worthy", as well as EVERYTHING ELSE going into the making of your new bedroom... yes, true love here!!!

    I ALWAYS love visiting you & seeing what you're up to~~~ it never fails to DELIGHT!!!

    Warmest,
    Linda in AZ *
    bellesmom1234@comcast.net

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  18. janell, you are so creative and do such polished work! Thanks for the constant inspiration.

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  19. Thank you!! I have been wanting the tutorial on the linen paint since I started reading your blog!!

    You just made my weekend!

    xo Jade

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  20. So excited to see where this all ends up! Love the color palette, your mis of fabrics...love it all!

    Have a happy and productive weekend, Janell!

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  21. I recognise that green trim from your drapes tutorial! You attached it very convincingly. :-)

    We have a gorgeous, plump velvet quilt with silk trim. It's the Adeline from The White Company. It comes in a colour called Dusk (taupey/grey/brown). Do you have The White Company in America? If you do,take a look. Quite pricey but SOOOOO worth it! It's on the bed in our Master Bedroom if you wantto take a peek.

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  22. Whoo Janell, you packed a lot of info in this post but I'm with you. Headed over to check out your post with the linen walls. Have a great weekend.

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  23. Love it! Can't wait to see the finished room!

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  24. Just reading what you've done so far makes me tired. I seriously don't know how you do it! Speaking of which, I just got a chance to watch the tape of the Nate show - eeeeeeek! It was great! You looked amazing and you were so natural. And how awesome was it that he asked you to tell everyone what your blog is?! I was squealing as I was watching it. :) Happy weekend!

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  25. I saw your segment on Nate yesterday. You did such a great job. It was thrilling to see someone I "know" on TV. I just ordered the same fabric you used on your headborad to make new pillows for my sofa! I think this is the second time we have worked with the same fabric! Love how your bedroom is coming together.

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  26. Well the Nate show aired at 3:00am here in Detroit! I had DVR'ed it and saw it today. Janell, like others have said, you were fantastic. Congrats on the well-deserved recognition.
    On another topic, I saw that you got your trim from JoAnn... And I know that you've also sourced fabric from Calico Corners and maybe other places. As a designer, both home and fashion, what is your opinion of how the fabric choices stack up between JoAnn and Calico. I never read about anyone getting the fabric for their room designs at JoAnn, so I'm wondering what I must be missing by not going to the other places!
    Thanks much,
    Michiganhome

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  27. I love these lamps, in fact they've been in my inspiration files for awhile now! They make me smile!! You're right the fabric makes them!! Hope you have something fun planned for the weekend!

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  28. I am loving the restyle especially your headboard. Fab job!!!!!

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  29. Awesome Janell. I am sure it will all come together beautifully.

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  30. I can't wait to see the final reveal. It is looking beautiful. I love the lamp and what a find that chunky green trim was! Can you come do my room next? Have a nice weekend, Janell.

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  31. I just realized that I bought the same fabric as your headboard in the navy. I found it in a remnant bin for $4.98/yd and have two yards sitting here waiting on me to do something :) I was going to use it for my breakfast chairs but that would be asking for disaster from the start....Maybe a big pendant drum shade??? Hmmmm.

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  32. Janell...I just love everything you've done so far...I'm sooo in love with those elephant lamps! Can't wait to see the rest! You never cease to amaze me.

    And I LOVED your segment on the Nate show! You're just adorable!! I was out running errands and didn't get home until almost the end of the show, and I was so sad to think I missed it...but I turned on the TV right when I got in the door just in time for your segment to start! And I'm so glad I got to see it! Congrats again!!

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  33. LOVE THE HEADBOARD and the lamps A LOT!!!!
    Also loved you on the Nate show, I was a little excited to see you. I started yelling "I KNOW HER!!!"
    Congratulations!!
    btw, did I mention I LOVE that headboard fabric, because I do!! :)

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