Inspiration: The start of a new project

Bedroom by Jamie Drake...one of my favorite rooms of all-time.
Hi, my name is Mitchell.  I'm a decoraholic.  I have an insatiable desire to repaint rooms, reupholster furniture, and rearrange accessories.  It is an illness, and I'm powerless before it.

That's only a semi-joke.  Like a lot of people who read shelter magazines and decor blog, I love to redecorate.  I hate nothing more than a home I have perfected...for me anyway, the real fun is in the decorating, not the finished project.  Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy coming home to a pretty house, but it's not the same sort of visceral thrill that it is to track down the right rug, lamp, etc. I do, however, sometimes feel a little guilty at redoing rooms that aren't really broken, but that I'm just tired off.  But, I have a project at my own home about to begin that I can feel completely okay about---the room really does need to be redone.  Woo to the Hoo.

Here's a pic of the room from about three years ago.

Since then, my partner's twin brother has been living there getting back on his feet after an ugly divorce (note to self, from now on, date only children---I kid, I kid).  He's about to move into his own place, and I'm getting ready to freshen things up.  The bed has been banged up in a couple of moves and by pets, and, in addition to our boarder,  a couple of hard-partying guests (it's part of the price you pay for living in a desirable to visit city) have left the room needing some love.  I've also moved the desk that used to live there to another room where it fits much better, and I plan on making some other minor changes. 

Stanley in Slate from Calico Corners.  I'm planning to use it to reupholster headboard. 
The paint chip is much more bronze green in real life.
I'll go into detail with the programming later, but I'm excited by having a home decorating project, so I wanted to go ahead and share the overall plan.  I'm basing the feeling on this Jamie Drake bedroom;  I won't be trying to copy it---I just want a similar look.

I'm planning to reupholster the bed in this navy/tan zebra from Calico Corners with nailhead trim (i'm not certain yet if i'll use brass or nickel nails).  I'm also going to freshen up the bed frame with buff colored paint (For all you wood fans---the finish is okay, but nothing special, and while it may not be apparent in photos, it's badly scratched).  As of now, I'm planning to keep the tortoiseshell bamboo blinds and cream sheers, but that may change.  The walls will be a bronzey brown/green, (pier from Sherwin-Williams). I'm planning on plan off-white bedding.   It will be delicious, I promise you.  I'll keep you posted on the progress.

I love this other view with the clothes thrown all over the bed---somehow I think this is closer to what my version will look like.

1 comment:

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Looks like a great project for you! And I agree, I love the planning/decorating stage best. Where is the fun in having a "finished" house?