While beautiful architectural features, one of the major practical problems my clients had with their bedroom was the semi-circle window and vaulted ceiling. They struggled to come up with a window covering that was affordable and which they liked (the vaulted ceiling made typical curtains a non-option), and the light from the window was over-bearing, interfering with their sleep.
We came up with a flat panel solution for the window to block out the light. Essentially, we cut a semi-circle from a large piece of recycled cardboard to the size of the window, covered it in fabric (stripe to the interior and white to the exterior) and fit it into the window. Then we made a typical roman blind for the square portion of the window. A very simple and very affordable solution which will allow my clients to get more sleep!
This chair was particulary important to my friend's husband as it had belonged to who his father who had passed away. Rather than taking a chance to change such a special piece, we chose to change the rest of the room to fit the chair. It became the starting place for the new design, and we derived the green and grey colour scheme from it.
|Chair after: safe and unchanged, with it room it belongs to.|
To save on time and money, we tried to work with as much of what my client already had as possible and dressed it up. One of my favourite pieces that we added to the room is this ruffled throw we made for the foot of the bed (tutorial to follow).
It added colour, texture and interest to the room. Love it!
My client decided to refinish an old dresser she had just sitting in her garage from her grandmother in an antique ivory. The smaller form coupled with the mirror helped to break up the wall and worked much better with the overall design.
It was a crazy week, but well worth it!