Thursday, October 13, 2011

My Bedroom: A Style Road Map




This week I was so happy to share my recently re-vamped childhood bedroom on House of Turquoise! Erin shared where the printed bed pillows and embroidered lumbar pillow were from, but I wanted to tell a bit more how we put it together... 

* First, we had the four post bed and chair re-painted. They were previously in shades of pink and purple but we loved the shape of the bed so we had a local painter use a matte mocha paint with a soft white-wash finish on top! 

* We got this pair of mirrors from Target {such a good deal!} it's shown here in a gold finish but ours are in antiqued bronze.


* The solid blue silk pillows I found at Target also! I loved the bit of sheen that they had. I like to use multiple shades of the same color in a space. Never try to match colors exactly - a layered look is much more sophisticated and easier to achieve too! 


* The stacked ball lamps are also a Target  find {they have some great pieces!} I liked their traditional look but and I picked rectangular shades for a more modern touch. Switching out lampshades can give a plain lamp a custom feel.


* I found the piece of white coral at Pottery Barn {this one is similar} and placed on top of a black wooden platform to give it a bit more presence. 


I love the serene feel of the space but I would have liked to add a few more accessories! I had to return to Singapore before I could, but here is my wish list of added pieces for in here:


This vintage brass and lucite clock would look great next to the bed


I love the texture of these faux shagreen frames

Now primarily used as a guest room, it's lovely to have a place for fresh flowers - they are always so welcoming. This vintage Nelson McCoy aqua vase would be a perfect addition. 


I love the space over the headboard being open, but this framed oil painting would be perfect leaning against the wall one of the bedside tables. I love how it has just a touch of aqua in it! 

Hope you enjoyed my tips! Have a wonderful day! 
XOXO
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13 comments:

Jessie said...

I adore this bedroom! Poster bed are so romantic and I love the bedding and pretty pillows as well!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Leslie said...

I love how you changed your childhood bedroom. This is a beautiful room, and I really appreciate all your tips! I bought those Target ball lamps a few weeks ago; I adore them.

Gloria said...

Can't believe that lamp is from Target - so chic!

Amanda Hill said...

Really great job! Useful tips and a lovely product :)

designchic said...

What a great lamp from Target...and love everything about the bedroom. The pillows are wonderful accessories - great colors and patterns!!

Sarah said...

Allison:

I love your style! Wish you were here in Georgia to re-design my bedroom! Thanks for stopping by Keen & Fitting. I've really been enjoying your blog.

Cheers,
Sarah

Party Resources said...

Love the blue pillows! Best, Kate

Debby said...

I love your revamped bedroom! The pillows are great! Have a wonderful Friday Sweetie!! xo

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Love it all!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

Your bedroom looks like the perfect retreat! Just beautiful!

Catarina Santi said...

your bed its absolutely gorgeous !!

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Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

What a pretty space! I love that bed. I bought the same lamp at Target--they really do have some great stuff. Congrats on your House of Turquoise feature! That's one of my favorite blogs. :)

Meera @ firstsense said...

Lovely job on the bedroom, it's such a pretty, serene space now. Loving the items on your wishlist too!

Meera xx

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