I like making dreams come true, and for my client Patty, one of her dreams was to have an “adult bedroom.” Patty had moved into a house and lived with the former owners taste for a while. As true of many of us, we put aside our desires for a while we meet the needs of our children. Patty had a reasonable amount to invest, but with that, wanted a “wow” factor. To give Patty a “big bang for her buck” we reused Patty’s furniture and even her duvet cover. To begin the custom look, we did a bed skirt that was especially made to blend with the duvet cover as well as fall at the proper length to the floor.
Patty fell in love with a silky embroidered fabric that was the inspiration for the color palette and the direction for the rest of the room. We used it for the valance of the window treatment. The panels were a steely grey-taupe silk. We did large velvet euro pillows to bring the beautiful blue grey color from the window treatment onto the bed and to continue the feel of luxury. This blue grey color was the backdrop for the cream colored shams that she already had to match her duvet. The decorative throw pillows in shades of cream, blue grey, and taupe were added for color and interest. After we had all the fabrics chosen, we chose a darker taupe for the walls to make the light colored furniture “pop.” Pillows were made for the cream colored sofa and a new armoire was chosen to hide the TV when it wasn’t being watched.
As I customarily do when doing an installation of a new room for a client, I shoo them out of the room so that I may unveil it to them all at once. I’ve got to admit, Patty provided one of the best reactions I have ever had: She cried tears of happiness. Mission accomplished: Dream come true.
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