I’m in the process of decorating a bedroom. As the only girl for multiple generations, I am fortunate to possess a number of family pieces. Also, growing up in the piedmont of North Carolina, or furniture country, there was access to wonderful pieces and a great selection of furniture. This time, however, I decided to start with an empty room and see where it leads me.
Thus far I painted the room in my favorite color, pointing, by Farrow and Ball. I’ve used this color previously and love it. There is something I love about Farrow and Ball paint and this color is the perfect “white”. It is more of a cream than a dead white. It has just enough color to have “body”. Cameron at Palette in Charlottesville, is amazingly helpful with the paint. With her help I selected the finish and the color.
My inspiration piece is a blanket I found during a recent trip to Scotland. It is this beautiful white, black and pink Scottish plaid. Even better, it will pick up on the black I painted the sunroom/office walls.
I discovered this beautiful black floral fabric at The Second Yard. With their help, I’ve designed an upholstered headboard. It is perfect with the blanket.
I love repurposing what I have. It is my version of shopping my closet. By chance I discovered that the lamps in my sunroom are perfect with the headboard fabric I swapped out the shades from white drum to black oval. I wanted a slightly smaller shade/ footprint for the lamp in this room.
I’m also focusing on small details to pull the room together and update it. For under five dollars, I replaced the pulls on the radiator cover. Now they look “today” and will fit with the overall look I want for the room. They also pick up the metal in the fun new fire screen I purchased.
I love a living plant in a room. I tend to have a black thumb. My Dad used to say a funeral prayer everytime my Mom or I purchased a plant. I seem to be able to keep orchids alive so I opt for orchids. Ivy Nursery is wonderful and a great collaborator.
I’m currently debating furniture. I have one chair and a desk in there now. I’m debating both. Stay tuned, this is the fun part.