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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

One Room Challenge- Week 4!

Now that we've progressed to Week 4, it's bed time!  

The headboards arrived from the upholsterer, and I couldn't be happier with them!  The red linen has a pretty texture, and I love the contrast piping in a natural linen.

You can also see a picture of the oriental rug layered over the seagrass.


While there were twin beds initially in the room, I decided this was a good time to upgrade and update the twin beds, so I ordered a new pair of box springs and mattresses.   A nice man delivered them and set them up (and probably thought I was crazy photographing him while he worked, although the photographing was nothing compared to B's hysteria when he thought we were getting rid of his crib.  Poor little guy hates change.)


First the box spring:

Then the mattress.  It's so soft and comfy!  I'm hoping these will last B until he goes off to college.  

I mentioned before that I opted to have the upholsterer make just the headboards, not the rails and footboard, in an effort to save money and space.  My seamstress made beautiful red bedskirts in the same linen as the headboard, and I think they really have a similar effect to an upholstered bed.  They are very tailored with simple pleats at the corners and in the middle.

Now, to make the bed.  I found aqua diamond sheets at Serena and Lily.  Their sheets really are great quality for the price.  And they were on sale- even better!

For the coverlet, I chose basic white from Ikea.  You might think I am crazy to use white bedding in a 3-year  old's room, but it is so easy to wash and bleach.  I honestly find white bedding easier to keep clean than any other, since it can be bleached.  I found a matelasse pattern that isn't too feminine and has square edges instead of scalloped.  The price was right (I think around $40 per coverlet?), so I grabbed them!

A close-up of the wavy pattern.

And now the fun part- making the bed pretty!  

I had a pair of throw pillows made in the Quadrille fabric that is going on the window.

I also found these shams at Serena and Lily that have the same aqua border.  I was initially going to have them monogrammed, but that is going to wait for now since the Quadrille pillows cover up the center of the shams.

The colors are just right!

And on the bed!

After trying things a couple of different ways, I opted against the zebra ottomans and decided to use my FAVORITE Missoni (for Target) throws on each bed.  They are so soft and warm- definitely the best purchase I've ever made from Target.  You can still find them on eBay, but they are pretty pricey now.  

So, the beds are made!  I can't wait to share more with you next week!

Be sure to check out the exciting progress of the other ORC girls!

29 comments:

Kim said...

The headboards turned out wonderful ... I love the skirt around the bottom of the bed as well ... much easier to change one day when they decide they want a new color in their room!! Looking Good!! xo

PMM said...

Very nice! Love the soft aqua with the bright red.

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Girl, this looks amazing! I love the red/blue color combo. I almost bought those same sheets for Sterling's big boy bed. I am pissed I didn't get those Missoni blankets at Target, they are gorgeous! The room looks awesome!

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

LADY!!! This looks incredible. I'm just loving how vintage classic but still fresh and modern it is!

Nancy said...

I love those beds! The headboards and skirts are so beautiful! Great job. how wonderful to get new mattresses,I need to get a few! Love the bedding layers and the S&L sheets. it's looking so good!
xo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

My Crafty Home Life said...

You layer color so beautifully. You have such a great eye. I had to laugh at the "taking his picture" part. Every blogger knows the crazy looks people give you over that. Your seamstress is spot on with her work. Love the throw, and have one too. My kids cuddle with it all the time. Can't wait for more of this room.

Melissa said...

Rockin!!! Even if he misses the crib, I love his new beds!!

Lindsey Suggs said...

This room looks so good! Love those headboards. Can't wait to see the whole finished product!

A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love the bed...and how you did the bedskirt! It all looks great! Take care, Caroline

A ndrea said...

This looks fantastic! What a great tip about coordinating headboard/bedskirt!

XOXO,
The Glam Pad

Sadie + Stella said...

This looks incredible! This bed is to die!

Christine Dovey said...

It looks SO good- the red headboards are divine and so pretty with the pale blue- well done!

Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door said...

The headboard with the rug is just devine! And the bedding is the perfect match. Love it all!

Nicole Scott said...

What great progress. it all works so well together!!Looking great.

pam {simple details} said...

Love the great mix with your rug, Sarah! Your headboards turned out wonderful, and the Target throw is such a fun graphic punch!

LindsB said...

Those headboards are perfect! The color is so great with that rug and dont even get me started on that bedding! I kinda want to put twin beds in my bedroom now!

Meredith M. said...

Adorable and classic! I love seeing boy rooms without a "theme"... so my style!

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

Looks fantastic, Sarah! Such an unusual color scheme - nice to see something different and so pretty!

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Betsy said...

Looks great! Love the colors. I want to see it in person! After # 3 comes :)

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

This is such a cute kid's room. I use white in my 3 year-old's room too and it has never been a problem.

SHERRY HART said...

Those headboards are perfect! Loving the red and touches of aqua together.....tied in with that rug in the center. This is going to be a special room.

Meghan Shadrick said...

The beds came out great, and I LOVE the color combo- one of my favs; )

The Pink Pagoda said...

The beds look SO GREAT! I love the red and blue you used. I hadn't thought about white being the easiest to keep clean, but it makes perfect sense!

Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Looks amazing! Those headboards are beautiful!

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

LOVE the color combo. So beautiful!! I'm using a Target blanket too...not as cool as yours....so gorgeous.

René said...

OMG - this is absolutely stunning! I knew it would be. :)

Stacey said...

Loving the bed and everything you've done so far!

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

I just love this color combo! Everything works together so well. I love the addition of the throws.

Jessie said...

The headboards, pillows and bedding are beautiful! You did a great job!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

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