Wednesday, April 9, 2014

One Room Challenge Week 2: Fabric, Grasscloth & a ? for You



Rolling into week 2 of the One Room Challenge and I'm feeling rosy cheeked and cheerful.  The craze of Week 5 is still off somewhere in the future.  The walls and ceiling of my master bedroom makeover have been painted Benjamin Moore Ancient Ivory. Nice to check that off the list!   I've found a matte gray velvet for the headboard at my go-to fabric source, Haute in Arlington.  It's a beautiful mid-tone gray with a pretty purple undertone that I think pairs really well with the Donghia Stella fabric I have on hand for the drapes. (found years ago in Baltimore for an amazing $4.59 a yard)


You may remember from Week One I mentioned the wall across from the bed will have 14" deep Ikea Pax cabinets to replace the storage from the mismatched dressers.  Since there is a vent on that wall that can't be covered, there will be open shelving on the top half of one of the units. The back will be covered with this pretty gray grasscloth I found at Sherwin-Williams.  Here it is paired with the velvet and the drapery fabric.


I think this color combo from the blog What Wilson Wants
found on Pinterest captures my color scheme pretty well. (via pinterest)





NOW FOR MY DILEMMA - How to hang the drapes?



Here's the situation:

- I really want to keep the Ikea blackout shades as they do a great job and the pulley system makes them easy to lower.  Previous plain shades and bamboo shades that were pull-down, either by hand or by cord, have failed on these windows due to the width.  (Below, a reminder of the Before)

-There is no molding around the window, only a window sill.

What do you think of going with a pelmut box in the same drape fabric to cover the Ikea roller shade and provide some structure?





via pinterest

OR, Could I do something like this - Drapes on a rod with a fixed panel, again in the same fabric as the drapes?  or should it be a different fabric…?

Would love to hear your advice!    Now, I'm off to check-out the Week 2 progress of all these amazing bloggers.


41 comments:

Paige Minear said...

I love the pelmet box plan. It will give you the disguise you need and make a great room you are designing even more fabulous!!! I say ... go for it!

xo

pam {simple details} said...

Yes to the pelemt box, such a pretty way to cover the shade and the detail you could incorporate would be a bonus!

luv2felt said...

I like the pelmet idea. If you could incorporate the grasscloth to cover it, I think it would look great with the drapery material. I think it needs to be a different material. But either way, still like the pelmet idea. I love room darkening shades in a bedroom. It's a must for me.

Christine Dovey said...

Love the palate and I'm a definite YES to the pelmet- a perfect solution!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

It's going to look great! If you applied a trim to the black out shade maybe it would make it prettier and you'd want to hide it less? Pelmets seem a tad formal for the bedroom but very beautiful if you decide to go that way! I love seeing a pretty drapery rod and rings like your last photo.

Beth Connolly said...

Great fabrics and I love the grasscloth.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That grasscloth is great. I thin the pelmet idea is a good one. You can also have a fake bamboo shade hung in front of the roll-down one. It would be for looks, not function. Good luck.

Linda {Calling it Home} said...

That grasscloth is great. I thin the pelmet idea is a good one. You can also have a fake bamboo shade hung in front of the roll-down one. It would be for looks, not function. Good luck.

cindy hattersley design said...

I think the pelmet idea is a good one as long as you keep it simple. Covering it with the same grasscloth would add texture without business!

Lance Jackson said...

This is looking so great! I love the cornice board ideas! Cant wait to see it!

kate@willowinteriors said...

Love where you are headed here! And love the idea of a pelmet box (especially love the nailhead trim on the first one). :)

Rebecca { MyDarlingHouse} said...

Love the pelmet box idea!

Andrea said...

I had no idea Sherwin Williams sold grasscloth, I love it! And I think the pelmut box is a great idea. This room is going to be gorgeous!!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Albertina M. Cisneros said...

The grasscloth!! so good...and color is so rich. I love it. I like Linda's suggestion of a decorative fake bamboo shade to cover and the curtain in front. I have always loved that look.

The Pink Pagoda said...
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The Pink Pagoda said...

Whatever you do with the window will be gorgeous, Michele! I didn't know IKEA made blackout shades! I'm crazy for grasscloth -- this will all be gorgeous!

Fly Away Home said...

No matter which way you go, it's going to be stunning. You have great taste.

I, personally, love the pelmet box. Because there is no ceiling detail, I think the pelmet would add visual interest (way up high).

You go, girl!

Ashlina Kaposta said...

all of it looks so rich and elegant together. grasscloth is definitely the way to go! xoxo

Liz said...

If you are making your own DIY pelmet boxes, I used board insulation for mine instead of the traditional wood. Much lighter when they're hung than wood, and you seriously cannot tell the difference. Since these were my first DIY with pelmets I pressed the easy button and made them square, with quilt batting, and beige linen fabric, then I used large square design pins to add interest. So the downside to using the insulation board? I couldn't use the smaller nailheads that come in yards, due to the pin part not being long enough to go through the spongy insulation board. The board kept spitting them out. Then I hung the pelmets onto the upper window casing with L brackets. Good luck!

Liz said...

If you are making your own DIY pelmet boxes, I used board insulation for mine instead of the traditional wood. Much lighter when they're hung than wood, and you seriously cannot tell the difference. Since these were my first DIY with pelmets I pressed the easy button and made them square, with quilt batting, and beige linen fabric, then I used large square design pins to add interest. So the downside to using the insulation board? I couldn't use the smaller nailheads that come in yards, due to the pin part not being long enough to go through the spongy insulation board. The board kept spitting them out. Then I hung the pelmets onto the upper window casing with L brackets. Good luck!

erin williamson said...

Drapery is so hard... I'm looking forward to seeing how you resolve this part of the challenge. Love your fabrics and score on the Donghia!

Reichel Broussard said...

Hmmm interesting situation. I think I might go with the pelmet. Or maybe a faux roman shade to go over the real shade? IDK. It'll be interesting to see what you come up with!

Jessie said...

I love the cornice board idea. If you want a less formal window treatment but still want to hide the blackout shade, you can place a faux bamboo blind/ faux roman shade in front of the Ikea shade. Hope that helps. Can't wait to see progress/updates next week!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Elisa of Fancy Free Me said...

Love the structure of pelmets and flowing draperies underneath. It's going to be beautiful.

Wendy C said...

What a transformation these pelmet concepts make. Great idea & concept for a serene room x

Tiffany said...

I kind of love pelmet boxes so that's my vote. Your colors are so pretty!

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

I vote for the pelmet box plan. Its such a classic. I love the color scheme too.

SHERRY HART said...

I am in agreement with everyone else....love the pelmet plan. The room is going to be so sophisticated now with those awesome colors! Love the gray grasscloth by the way.

Nancy {at} powellbrower at home said...

Love the pelmet box idea. Your fabrics and scheme are scrumptious! Good luck! xo Nancy

alison giese Interiors said...

I love the pelmet box idea, too. And I'm on board with velvet nearly any time!
Meant to tell you I've found Haute to be a great resource! Roxine is really sweet. I credit you for the great referral!
alison g.

mrs. V | Chez V said...

I'm on the pelmet bandwagon! That is what I am doing in my kitchen. I like the tailored finish detail they lend to a room without being too fussy. Loving your textures.

Summer Hogan said...

I love the idea of the pelmut box! I think it looks sophisticated and luxurious and I even like the idea of nailheads or some kind of snazzy trim! Looking great!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

I say pelmet box for sure. And your color palate is perfection.

Linda Pakravan said...

I think the pelmet will work better over your blackout shade. Thanks for the grasscloth tip from SW!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

A pelmet box adds a more polished/refined look ... I think an attractive rod and rings will look perfect too. You will be able to decide when more elements and textures are added to the redo. Loving your fabric choices and I adore grass cloth and have it in my living room.
Vera

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Candy Becker said...

I love the pelmet box idea. I can picture it in the same fabric as the drapery or in another fabric. Maybe the headboard fabric? It really brings out the lilac in the fabric. I see it behind the rod and rings for a unique spin on the traditional pelmet box.

Verandah House said...

I love the pelmet idea, the grasscloth will be tricky but would look great, either way its the perfect way to dress the window and hide the blind. Im having so much fun on this challenge especially meeting such amazing talented girls on the way x

Pigtown*Design said...

I think I was with you when you got the Donghia fabric. I was sooo jealous!

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

michele - do you happen to remember the name of this gray grasscloth? i think about it VERY often and would love to know :)

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