Room Makeover: Design Details

 This was the room before.. And I loathed it.. not any more.. coz it went from this

To this…

So what I did here was.. break the giant bare white wall into structure with the wainscoting.. and make it the feature wall with the help of color.. so a really bold, dark, intense color just filled the room with character.. To be honest I was a bit intimidated when the first coat was applied.. But I am in LOVE with the end result..

Than came the bedding.. I ALWAYS ALWAYS felt that what this room needs the most is help with the bed.. If you notice the headboard in the first two pics you will see that it is a huge wooden headboard which has alot of height somethig which just cannot be covered with two simple pillows and ordinary lamps.. Fortunately, I stumbled onto these gorgeous oversized headboard pillows which are amazingly squishy and comfortable.. and covered the width perfectly! Ofcourse all blue and the brown just evoked the Ralph Lauren look which had to be there in the bedding.. So this is my version of the basic white cotton bedding..

My greater focus for the lamp was the HEIGHT!!.. I wanted height.. I wanted them to stand out, either on the same level of the headboard or bigger..   So I found these beauties, which turned out to be perfect. Both in their gold carving_ which added beautiful details with the wainscoting_ and their round plates contrasted beautifully with the straight lines of the wainscoting and the headboard..  And ofcourse their height was perfect..  

To the rainbow I added a frame and painted around the wainscoting..

For the curtains ( My appologies for the quality of the picture.. for all the shots were taken an hour before I was flying out of town and I haven’t been there till now..) I kept the white cotton drapes as the same and only added two chiffon drapes to the railing. one panel was white vintage lace.. and the other is two toned fawn taupe shade.. Now the curtain makes beautiful feminie touch.. and I would love to add a lace or trimmings..

I hope you can see it better in this pic!

And the angle in the the wall got a beautiful gold framed mirror…
I hope you enjoyed the design details.. there is alot more to add.. but I think these were the major design issues that were handled in this room..
Stay tuned for a tutorial on wainscoting. Which I will be posting soon..
Have a great day!

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