Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Redecorating Revealed

Well it is time for the big reveal. We have finally gotten around to redecorating our bedroom and we decided to go with bold and dramatic. The colour scheme is Port Plum, Cloud Cream and your basic white ceiling.

I was really happy with the bedspread set that I found as the burgundy stripe in it was a perfect match for the walls. I don't know about others but I like a bedspread that goes to the floor and with having a water-bed you have no use for a bed skirt so I used it to make a large bolster pillow for the foot of the bed.

At the foot of the bed is my favorite blanket chest of the many that we own. It is an antique, hand carved Chinese, camphor lined blanket chest and I love how the red tones of the wood blend with the room.

Stained glass figures decorate the window that is dressed with wooden blinds and curtain panels of linen and lace in cream.

The picture over the bed was painted by a friend and the frame was made by my neighbor and I finished it by painting it with the trim paint and then dry brushing it with a dark green stain. I am very happy with how it turned out as I have been looking for a frame for this picture for 13 years.

The last special feature is for night time and that is the copper lanterns and picture with a light. The copper lanterns have pillar candles in them that are lit with LED lights and run of rechargeable batteries. They actually flicker like real candles and you cannot tell them from the real thing. The picture is lit with a battery powered LED so there are no hanging cords.

I hope you enjoyed your tour and please leave feedback as I would be interested in your thoughts on the redecorating.



~Heather~Johnston~ said...

I REALLY love it... Its so neat and different! BEAUTIFUL!!!

Tatskool said...

Wonderful, thanks for the tour. A waterbed is wonderful but spoils you for the times when you have to go back to an ordinary bed. I had such pain after a waterbed when I came back to my own.

TattingChic said...

Very nice! That lamp is kinda cool, too!:)

snowy said...

What an amazing bedroom! It looks so exotic. I wish you lived a little nearer, then you could give me some advice on how to improve the interior design of this place.

Tattycat said...

It is lovely, Clyde. I love the wall color and the way you blended the other furnishings with it. You did a great job on that bolster pillow! That blanket chest is amazing. You many nice things are they go together well. Thanks for sharing. Like Snowy, I wish you were close enough to give me tips too!

SY said...

I *love* the color of your walls Clyde! In my own bedroom my walls are blueberry, very bright and cheery to wake up to. Yours looks like a wine colored berry from my computer. Nicely done, coordinating it all. That chest, well it's simply amazing! I've never seen anything like it before. Thanks for sharing with us.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful room with us, Clyde! All of your personal touches have given it a very elegant feel. I'm going to have to find me some of those candles!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

WOWZAA Clyde! This is one luxurious boudoir! I LOVE it! You have done an excellent job.