Monday, November 5, 2012

Melissa's Modern Enchanted Bedroom

So Melissa's little night stand project that I told you about last week is currently underway being transformed for her "modern enchanted bedroom." Melissa came to me with a desire for a bedroom with a bit of enchantment, a little modern funk, and a touch of vintage charm. She wanted to keep her existing furniture and bedding and incorporate grays and charcoals.  With Melissa's new artwork by Caia Koopman as inspiration, I developed these two mood boards as alternate options for her along with a floor plan for each. The first sticks to solid gray paint and curtains and brings in a little modern pattern with the IKEA rug. The second incorporates pattern West Elm curtain that Melissa liked and balances the pattern with a stenciled wall on the opposite side of the room.  In both designs, glass lamps add a little bit of sparkle and pillows and flower arrangements pick up the rosey tones in her art.

gray blue and red bedroom
space plan

1. Gray paint for the wall opposite the window to mirror the gray curtains. I figured we'd pick a color after she bought the drapes, but here is a good post by Emily Henderson on some nice grays.
2.  I gave her two options for curtains with different price points. The first are the waterfall ruffle curtains from Urban Outfitters. The second option is by Nate Berkus at Target.
I've also included the Threshold Knob Drapery Rod in Brushed Nickel from Target.
3. Read more about the plan for the craigslist nightstand here.
4. Vintage glass lamps found on Etsy add vintage charm and a little glamour.
5.  To add a bit of enchantment, the UNG DRILL mirror from Ikea will be placed across from the window to reflect light and brighten the space.
6. The rose design of the Etsy pillow echos the design in Melissa's art and brings out its color.
7.  The GISLEV rug from Ikea distributes color throughout the room, anchors the bed and adds a fun modern pattern for interest.
8.  In order to stay within Melissa's budget, I've plan for a DIY headboard made with plywood, egg crate mattress toppers, and a gray curtain panel.

grey white blue with rose accents bedroomspace plan

1. To simulate wallpaper, a stenciled wall using Cutting Edge Stencil's Entwined Allover Stencil balances the pattern of the curtains.
2.  West Elm Scribble Lattice curtains add a fun modern feel. (With this much pattern I left out the rug).
3. Same as above.
4. Same as above. I've also shown a gray lampshade as an idea for a possible DIY project.
5.  Same as above.
6. The rose design of the Arianne Pillow from Joss&Main echos the design in Melissa's art.
7.  Cute Oriental Decorative Cats from Etsy coordinate with some of Melissa's existing decor and add a personal touch to bookshelves.
8.  Same as above.

Melissa loves the Ikea rug and has decided to go with the first design alternative. Next step, I'll help her with a little organization.  I hope to report back with some before and after photos when it's all pulled together.