Tuesday, November 27, 2012

1 yd of Peacock Mohair Does Not Equal 2 Headboards


Back in September I mentioned buying 1 yard of peacock blue mohair at Scotts. Originally the idea was to make two pillows but then as Thanksgiving neared the idea of decorating my son's vacated bedroom as a guest room took front stage.  However, 1 yard of mohair does not 2 twin headboards make!

I had some scraps of peacock blue mohair left from covering a bench but it was not the perfect match I thought it was, nor was it enough to be able to cover the headboard, but I was on a mission so out came scraps of a blue tweed.  Combined together there was just enough of the two mohairs, close enough in their peacock-ness, to make it work.
Carefully placed greek key trim hides the seem.


My son's former bedroom is now painted in Farrow & Ball French Gray (greener than the pics indicate) with the ceiling in Sherwin Williams' Fleur de Sel.  There's still more to be done:  faux roman shades, comforters (just ordered Sferra 1891's Arbor from ebay) and art but it's coming along.


Just two weeks ago it looked like this (above).
Here's his new room in our renovated basement (which is coming along...)  He requested yellow, which I wasn't sure about, but it turned out really well. BTW, it's so much easier painting before all the trimwork goes up.   His new bedroom is 13 x 12 1/2 ft  w/two windows that are fully above ground so there's alot of light.  More on the renovation in the next few weeks.

16 comments:

Henhurst Interiors said...

Beautiful! I love that blue and the Greek key trim is perfection. Nicely done!

Unknown said...

I love a blue and grey color scheme-so sophisticated. Bravo on getting that headboard together too!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

The headboard is very nice. I love that you showed the "before" room. I've got a few of those that I get to de-teen-ify next year.

Sherry said...

Great job! That turned out really nice. I'd really like to try something like that for my daughter's room.

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Well, Michele, it turned out beautifully! Lvoe what you did here.
Happy Tuesday.
Teresa
xoxo

A Perfect Gray said...

you are so resourceful! great job - and don't you just love it when necessity forces a little creativity, michelle? looks so good.

I've used 'fleur de sel' myself and really liked the color...donna

Tricia Rose said...

The headboards look better mixed up a bit, great job!

therelishedroost said...

Love anything with Mohair!! and trim hides a multitude of design sins!! The bed looks fantastic!

VictoriaArt said...

Love your solution! The headboards look splendid! Love your guest bedroom!

helen tilston said...

Your headboards look fabulous and the F&B colour is gorgeous.
Helen xx

the designers muse said...

Clever solutions...the results are lovely.
Jennifer

Nancy said...

Love it! smart thinking on the headboard! My son's room is still so 10 years ago, and waiting for him to move on so I can decorate it my way!
xo Nancy
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designchic said...

I love the color and texture of the fabric and the Greek key trim is the perfect finishing touch!

Heidi Szczepanski said...

Very nice room!

Heidi
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Karen Albert said...

Great job Michele!! The headboards are beautiful!

xoxo
Karena
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SHERRY HART said...

Girl...that was brilliant!!! I am not sure I could have come up with that solution.....

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