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Where to Lay Our Heads???

In Bedroom, Design Options, real estate, Spaces on April 18, 2012 at 5:31 PM


My flair for the dramatic sends me off on these tangents at times where I wistfully wonder what it would be like to truly indulge some of the thoughts in my pretty little head.  There’s something about the way in which the folks over at Neiman  Marcus and Horchow both make a bed.  As much as I hate to say it, they put Martha Stewart to shame.


Thankfully, we made a substantial investment in a really great bed. Now all I need to do is “decorate” it with new draping.  The headboard is pretty much taken care of as far as shape.  Fabric? not so much.  Do you think velvet is too much?  A big part of me does as well, but the little tenacious burst of fabulosity that is my alter ego is digging in and screaming “Dove Gray Velvet!!!”


Scale is something that I remain mindful of as well. The space will be a decent, though not cavernous, size. 20′ x 12′ and I only envision either a pair of side chairs OR a chaise lounge ( if anyone finds an image of something wide enough for two, that will be the deciding factor!! Yummy!). We’ll have two night stands and the bed.  That’s it.

I figure if I get my way and use 63 thousand pillows, a comforter, a duvet, a light blanket, sheets and a dust ruffle with the errant throw… The room will still have a cozy feel and not appear sparse. Beds that look like these should make choosing drapery easy! Right?


Mirrored Furniture – It’s ALL The Rage…

In Design Options, real estate on April 18, 2012 at 5:06 PM

So when I posted my thoughts on the mirrored bathroom earlier, it got me thinking again about the idea of mirrored furniture.  I am the first to admit that this is a detail that can wrong very easily and very quickly.  But one piece can be terrific.  I think I can cajole the hubs in signing off on one piece…somewhere in the expanse of our estate.

While I thought I would just die ( in my Despicable Me voice) upon seeing the tufted mirrored headboard, once my heart started beating again, I think I can bypass that and only look at the photo occasionally. The chair may be just the piece for us. It could go into the closet, where it could glisten in the morning sunlight as I sit and apply my makeup.  John wouldn’t really have an opportunity to protest its existence and I might just be able to finagle one more objets de bling into our abode.

I definitively don’t want an overpowering piece and despite how much I love each and every piece here, I can man up and move on.


***UPDATE*** How I love it when great minds think alike! As I trolled through some of the more interesting blogs out there I came across this wonderful post from Censational Girl   That Last Corner of the Living Room  I love what she did in the refurb and Congrats on finding that perfect piece for the room.

Mirrored Furniture – Furniture – Home – Neiman Marcus.