Sunday, February 7, 2010

Master Bedroom Redo

One of the hazards (or perks) of being in the drapery business is that I’m forever changing things.  I see new fabrics or styles and I want to start over.  I really don’t get the story about the cobbler’s children not having any shoes because if I were a cobbler we would all have even more shoes than we already do !

This what my master bedroom looked like before the redo.  I quickly made these window treatments and bought wood blinds when I first moved into the house.  The rods were too short and made the windows look small.  I made this duvet cover from suede fabric and it was so heavy it would slide off the bed at night !
This is the after view:  Ahhh, much better.
I ordered 4 yards of  Trend fabric and added a 23” banding to the bottom of my panels.  I put the same trim between the two fabrics that I used in my study for the upholstered wall panels. HERE
The panels were a deep rod pocket but I changed them to a euro pleat.  I added crinoline to the header and pleated the panels at the very top instead of down 4” which is a traditional pinch pleat.  This allowed me to move the rod up 2” closer to the ceiling.
I used 4’ wooden poles in Dark Walnut and end caps instead of finials.  Here’s an old trick to hang panels without using rings…….Put screw eyes in the bottom of the pole and hook your pins to them and you don’t have to buy rings !
I took down the wood blinds and made silk roman shades with blackout lining and added a tassel fringe to the bottom.  This duvet came from TJ Maxx, the lamps and nightstands were Christmas presents.
Here’s another shot of the cherry blossom wall decal, you can see how we did it HERE .  The little arm chair is high on my list of things to paint and possibly reupholster, although I still love it with the velvet leopard.
Did I mention how much fun I’m having with my new camera.  It’s a Nikon D 60.
I got tired of chasing Zoe out of the room and let her stay for a few pictures.  She is quite the star !
I quickly made this sham Friday afternoon with scraps from the workroom. 
This is the view from the bedroom into the master bath.  My Dad replaced the original cabinet with these vanities and sinks from Home Decorator’s Collection .
Doesn’t it make the windows appear much larger ?

Do you think I should change the fabric on the chair ?
I’m linking to these parties:
Metamorphosis Monday, Make it for Monday, Make your Monday and Funky Junk Interiors SNS .


Storibook Designs said...

Tammy, it looks great! Love the tree!!!

Anonymous said...

Sigh... so envious of your sewing skills! You saved a lot of money by being able to do all the custom sewing yourself, and it's all so beautifully done. That tree is amazing too! Great job...

Joy said...

I love how you re-used what you had and just added the extra fabric to the bottom. They look great. Thanks for the idea with the 4" pole and placeing the little screw-in thingies to hold the drapes. I know I will use that in the future.
I like the fabric on the chair. Maybe paint it black. It will make it look a little more grounded in your beautiful space.
♥ Joy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Everything is gorgeous. I love your bathroom vanities. We are looking for a new one for my do you like the bowl sinks? I worry they would splash easily.


Maria Killam said...

Tami you are so talented, I love your bedroom now! Beautiful job!

Kammy said...

LOve the new look - it is so polished and rich looking ! Love your little model too !

mishebe said...

wow i am impressed your room is a great makeover. Love the bedding and drapes. I like the leopard chair but i don't think you really need it in there. the chair next to and table looks good just as is. mishelle

Treasia Stepp said...

I adore the new look. It's gorgeous.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Just beautiful, Tammy! I love the fabric you added to the drapes and your roman shade is gorgeous! What color are you thinking of for the chair?

Design Esquire said...

The windows jsut pop now. Great job! I like the chair as it is, but if you're leaning toward mixing it up a bit with a new fabric, I'm sure it will look good! The chair has such a great structure.

Emily {Frilly Details} said...

I love your bedroom!!! You've done an amazing job. I'm getting ready to redo my mater bedroom so I appreciate the inspiration you've given me. Those curtains are beautiful!

My dog always wants to pose for the camera. Those silly dogs :)

hudsondebb said...

Wow, Tammy, that's a great makeover! You achieved such a great effect without making gigantic changes. Impressive!

Together We Save said...

Oh my goodness.... so pretty. I can see why you do so well in your business, you have lots of talent.

::cottage instincts:: said...

Such a beautiful space! Love the new drapes. Thanks for the tip on avoiding curtain rings too!

I like the chair as it is, but if you change it I'm sure it will be stunning :)

Kirsty said...

It's so beautiful! Can I come and stay? Love it!

Grace @ Ruby Moon Designs said...

I could live in your bedroom! I love everything...the drapes, the bedding, pillow...and that wall decal!!! It is all gorgeous!

Blessings, Grace

Sarah @ Hennessey House said...

whoa, tres chic. looks like a bedroom you'd find in some quaint but upscale new england bed and breakfast. :) especially LOOOOVE that wall decal - it's so interesting on top of the stripes!

kim said...

Beautiful panels and I love the shades you made. Pretty pillows, too. I love the leopard print on the chair.

Wendy said...

Its lovely! I wish I could sew like that! lol. Seriously though, it looks awesome.

Visiting from Cottage Instincts!

Design A-Peele said...

wow!! your room looks GREAT! quite impressed!

AB HOME Interiors said...

Just beautiful Kudos to the great job!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

Tammy, it looks great! I got the ideal for tate's tree from those decals, we just opt to paint it on. I love all your details and the trick for no rings...priceless.

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

Absolutely beautiful! You make lovely curtains. I need to check TJ Maxx for that duvet... it's actually what I'm looking for.

Danielle @ Savvy Chic Home said...

Looks fabulous! way to go.

Nati Girl said...

Love your master re-do & adding the fabric banding at the bottom. Also, the duvet is gorgeous.

ImagineCozy said...

I loved the curtains! The band of fabric on the bottom looks so great and it adds some visual weight to the panels. I so agree that it made the windows look bigger. Beautiful job.

happy said...

Tammy, I love the drapes in the livingroom. I remember when you first made them. You are so talented! I can't wait until I can have more Tammy originals in my house. I'm so lucky to have the beautiful dining drapes you made us. I LOVE THEM! Absolutely gorgeous!

Cathy :) heehee

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