Wednesday, December 16, 2009

A NEW BEDROOM FOR CHRISTMAS

I wish I could have been there yesterday when my client's daughter got home from school and saw her 'new' bedroom for the first time.
It's very much a princess bed, though not too little girly, and will take her into her teens.
There are also draperies out of the same fabric. The rod wasn't installed yet, so no pictures of those.
Problem? Not enough of the pink/yellow fabric to make the panels for the bed frame. Solution? Use the contrast blue/green fabric for banding and ties.
New pillow shams and throw pillows and a white matelasse coverlet complete the bed.
These are the same pillow shams reversed. She can have two different looks by flipping the pillows. The backs of the throw pillows are also different.
I love making pillows like this. It is hard to see but the welting on this pillow is a stripe that has all the colors of the bedding. The back of this pillow is white duck, so that the welting stands out better.
A different fabric all together. A remnant I had that had similar colors.
(It is actually upside down in this picture.)
I used yellow linen on the back.
The main pillow sham fabric with a ruffle of the fabric from the back of those shams.
The back in a green tweed from Laura Ashley. Again, it was a fabric I had left from a job I did probably 15 years ago! You just never know when a pretty scrap of fabric might come in handy. I am not good at throwing away fabric, even if it is in colors I do not like. I tend to hang onto fabric until I can either use it in another job or find a new home for it. Or keep it, just in case!

18 comments:

Breathing Beside Us said...

Fantastic, beautiful, perfection....as always.
Miss you!
XO Deb

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

wow - looks like a magazine shot!

Kelly Snelling_Soulhumming.typepad.com said...

it's gorgeous! the colors are so fresh and happy. i bet she was overjoyed!

Laurel said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! I really love the fabrics and the surprising way you composed some of the pillows. Really pretty. I so want to change so many things in my house. I wish I had your talent Tamerie...
Love to you today,
Happy Midweek
Laurel

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Oh how beautiful Tamerie and really fit for a princess! I wish you had been able to see her look when she first saw it as well... I am sure she was thrilled! I would be! Bisous... Julie Marie

FunnyRaff said...

Bellissimo Tamerie. Ciao Rita

Maya said...

Gorgeous pillows..., and the color reminds me of shell pink. What a lucky girl!

Serena said...

WOW! I'll bet she LOVED it!

Sandy Michelle said...

It's so dreamy! She must be thrilled!

Sandy xox

Beach Vintage said...

This is so pretty and girly, really nice Tamerie.

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Oh Tamerie...I love this! The fabric is gorgeous and you did a fantastic job coordinating all the different fabrics...swoon!!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh my! I'll BET she was thrilled........what a lovely transition room....

Warm Christmas blessings,
Spencer

NicNacManiac said...

Oh my gosh....wish I was this lucky girl!! All of your special touches make this the most perfect bedroom, so comfy and beautiful!! xOxO Nerina

tales from an oc cottage said...

Oh wow!!!!!!


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Maija said...

OMG- that girl is so lucky!!! You did beautiful work on her bed linens- your attention to detail is astounding!!

Maija said...

OMG- that girl is so lucky!!! You did beautiful work on her bed linens- your attention to detail is astounding!!

Melinda Cornish said...

she will just love it! what girl wouldnt? I love the starfish on your tree! it is really beautiful!

kimberly said...

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