Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Bedroom Makeover

Old Bedroom

I was bored with my bedroom and was thinking the solution was new curtains.  I love my vintage linen armchairs but the bright pink fabric felt limiting.  So here's what i did... I moved them into my living room and in their place...

Chair Switch

 I moved an old flea market find that I had reupholstered in a knockoff Michael Smith tree of life fabric that I found Downtown at the fabric market for a song.  Finding old chairs with great lines and then taking to my upholsterer is one of my favorite ways to get a designer look without the designer price tag.  Then, I re-hung my curtain rods super high to open up the room and hung new curtains in a suzanni print. 

Close up of curtains

I love mixing fabrics and as long as you work in the same color family you'd be surprised at what you can get away with.  For a finishing touch, I placed a japanese garden stool for a side table and an old wicker stool that I keep my current rotation of books and magazines on.  An antique flag pillow and a blue silk throw are the finishing touches.  Totally different vibe and it feels like a new room.

New Room!

Does this dress clash with my curtains?


  1. Love it! The last picture of you is a hoot. You look like one of those stylish but cynical wives in a John Cheever novel!