Master Bedroom in Rhode Island

The arrival of this baby is imminent (Michael is timing my contractions as I type this). There were plenty of false starts this weekend though, so we'll see when she actually decides to grace us with her presence!

My own bedroom is coming along, but it's not finished like I hoped it would be after this weekend. It's probably going to take another week or two to finish it now. As a consolation prize, I'll share photos of a bedroom I decorated earlier this year in Rhode Island. There hadn't been an opportunity to take the 'after' photos until recently. My INCREDIBLY talented photographer friend, Terese, took these photos for me. Seriously, Boston friends, if you need a last minute family Christmas card photo shoot, Terese is your gal. She is especially amazing with children.

Now for the room play-by-play.



The inspiration for this room began with this fabric from Calico Corners.



I love the colors - magenta, peacock blue and chartreuse!

My (unfortunately now retired) Boston seamstress sewed the lined and interlined pinch-pleated panels for $50 each - a total steal. I found her through craigslist, asked her for pricing and for pictures of her work. She was so great to work with.



The polished nickel curtain hardware was a sale find at West Elm. I love the bit of sparkle they bring. The woven shades were a clearance item at Home Depot.

The vintage love seats were a total eBay score. They are made by Henredon and are super high-quality. We got them both for $560 total. The existing green trellis fabric works well for now and my client has grand plans for reupholstering these gems at some point down the road.



The cream rug is from IKEA. The hanging pendant lamp is Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams. The large mirror on the wall to the right of the love seats is a vintage mid-century find from Craigslist. I love that mirror so much - it was hard to part with!

The artwork above the sofas is by Molly M. They are very affordable laser cuts. We framed the pieces in my favorite Target frames, which were painted out in magenta craft paint.




My client had a carpenter add a window seat and a seamstress made the seat cushion and skirt out of some fabric from JoAnns. The small black side table was a clearance find at Target.



The monogrammed linen pillow is from the Shabby Chic store and the green and peacock blue pillows are from Crate & Barrel.



I bought plain white fabric shades at the Christmas Tree Shoppe (which is very similar to a BigLots, for those of you not familiar) for just a few dollars each. The shades have a fun scallop detail at the bottom, which I loved. I simply used about a yard and a half (for two shades) of this fabric from Calico and glued on (Fabritac) the yardage directly to the existing fabric shade.



The headboard was something my client purchased on clearance from Pier 1 - it was a dark and heavy wooden piece. We wanted to add more fabric and texture to the room, so we simply added a 2x4 to square off the headboard,


and then wrapped it all up with an egg crate mattress pad (cheapest foam out there!) and batting and some peacock blue velvet and stapled everything into place.


Here's a 'during' shot from installation day:

And the 'after':



The bedding is Barbara Barry's 'Pearl', available here on great sale. My client found her entire set, brand new in the package, on eBay for about 1/5 the retail price. It pays to stalk eBay!!



The side table lamps are from Restoration Hardware (no longer available, though these are close), and the shades are custom silk from a local lighting shop.



The side tables are my favorite part of the room. We really wanted a pair of mirrored nightstands, but found that those are either cheapy looking or crazy expensive. So we went the DIY route and silver-leafed over some seriously ugly clearance side tables from Home Goods. I need to dig up the photos on this project and will do a separate post on that later.



The knobs are vintage lucite from eBay. The peony art is from the extremely talented photographer and etsy seller, Kari Herer. The black and white photo of pots (below) is from West Elm, currently on sale in stores for $30. The clock is from Pottery Barn.



This was such a fun project! A huge thanks to my wonderful Rhode Island client, Ms. K. And many, many thanks to Terese for the photos!



Okay, wish me luck! I'm just PRAYING that I go into real labor soon. I'm so DONE!!

lots of love,
jenny

89 comments:

Deb and Mark said...

Can you tell us a bit about the silver leaf on the tables? What product, process, expense, etc.? Thanks.

Kasey at Thrifty Little Blog said...

You are so talented!

I can't believe you're about to pop out a baby and still worried about making your blog readers happy :). I hope that I can comment on the next post with a great, big "congrats!"

Kristen said...

The window seat takes me back to my childhood. Love the subtle monogram, too.

Anonymous said...

Another hit out of the ballpark!! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!

xox,
Julie

Melissa said...

Oh, you are one dedicated lady. Although I sewed baby pants in between contractions, so who am I to talk... I hope you are holding that sweet baby when the sun comes up again.

The room is beautiful-- so many great finds!

wilkinson_fam said...

Oh girl - I feel for ya. Just had baby #4 and - man - those last few months are enough to kill a woman!

Do you ever come out west? I want to hire you to do MY master bedroom in Salt Lake City!

amesh said...

Good luck on your labour. And woooow, splendid work, well done!

VictoriaArt said...

Oh! Hope you are doing great and this baby is on it's way!
Knowing you, you'll make it and give the delivery unit a make over too...

Nice work ont the Rhode Island home!

XX
Victoria, wishing you a safe journey!

brynalexandra said...

You are my idol!!! Seriously!

Emily A. Clark said...

This is wonderful! The color scheme is beautiful and I think your fabric-glued window treatments are one of your best ideas yet! Now, go have that baby :)

Beth May said...

those side tables are fabulous! great work!

Devon said...

Best of luck Jenny. Hoping you have a great labor and a wonderful next couple of days with your family.

The room is absolutely gorgeous. It's fun and fresh. Great inspiration for a master bedroom!

Jenny said...

Jenny, I am in love with this room. The natural light adds such an unbelievable touch to the room. Great job!

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

I can't believe you were posting with contractions - you're such an ace!!

The bedroom is outstanding - love each and every detail, ESPECIALLY those gorgeous nightstands!

Take Care and Good Luck!!

Viera said...

Best of luck Jenny. I can not believe you are still posting . Where do you find the energy.
Room is absolutely gorgeous. So clever.
Good luck.
X
V

Todd and Emily Richards said...

You are officially nuts!! Todd would say so too if he weren't asleep right now. BTW - what's the paint color, it's beautiful!

Dagny @ Beautiful Living said...

You just gave me some great diy ideas for our bedroom!! Hope the baby arrives soon, and can't wait to hear from you when things calm down. Merry xmas!!

Lisa said...

The bedroom looks fantastic!! I can't wait to hear about little miss's arrival. Good luck!! :)

Heather G. said...

I LOVE it!! And I am DYING over the side tables!! Can't wait for the tutorial on that one.

Good luck with the baby!

Cote de Texas said...

ok, what are you doing up at 4:00 ???? I thought you were having a baby?!!!!!!

good luck - maybe your in labor reading blogs!

this bedroom is fabulous - you are the best!
Joni

court. said...

Whoooo hoooo Little Rhody gets a tremendous workup; great room!

(sorry, I cannot control myself being a Rhode Islander. Whenever I see any mention of RI I go bonkers b/c most people have never heard of it)

Anonymous said...

The room turned out great!!
Good luck bringing that baby into the world! I hope all goes well.

Elaine said...

Oh my gosh! This room is wonderful I absolutely LOVE the side tables, the colors, the symetry, the headboard, the window fixtures.... just everything. Great job!

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Petertammenson said...

Oh, good luck Jenny!! All us moms are praying for you!

Smitten Design said...

Yet again, fantastic room. Good luck with your labor! I hope she comes soon.

laurelstreet said...

Wow Jenny - the room is stunning and thank you for all the links! I love how you show every piece and part of your process. Can't wait to see the silver leaf how-to... I'm dying of curiosity!

paula said...

It looks gorgeous. using the egg crate padding was a brilliant idea.

Praying for a speedy delivery.

Laken said...

Absolutely in love with this room -- great job :)

tarheel said...

Beautiful bedroom, but esp. great because you made it work within a budget. Love that. I adore the silver leaf and look forward to hearing how you did it. Good luck with your baby girl. What a blessing right at Christmas!

Sarah said...

Love, love, love this room, especially all the DIY projects! I'm inspired. I'm excited to read your instructions for silver-leafing the side tables. I also love the fabric over the inexpensive shades projects. I'd love to read a step-by-step for that one too. Wishing you a quick and easy delivery! I can't wait to read about your new baby.

Tanya and Colin said...

Great room! Love the side tables and mirrow too! Good luck with the new babes. Wishing you all well!!!

Meagan said...

Love this room!! What color did you use on the walls? I'm about to move and couldn't decide what color to paint my room but I just figured it out after seeing this post! =)

Barbie said...

Gorgeous! You never stop, do you? Good luck with the big D-day!

Nephos Design said...

I am also dying for the tutorial for the silver leaf side tables! They are stunning. You do such beautiful work!
Trusting all goes well with the birth, good luck!

Terese said...

Thanks for the shout out Jenny! I wonder if you have a new little bambina by now. I hope all is well. I wish all your readers could see your rooms in person. It is really quite an experience.

Mango Gal said...

It's absolutely beautiful! Fabulous job! I love the nightstands and that fabric! So pretty!

Clairissa said...

Love Terese! And also love your designs. I've been a lurker for a while now. You have fans down here in Atlanta as I've heard your name here and there. Best of luck with baby no. 3!!

erin said...

I love that green pillow from crate&barrel could you tell me if it is the olive color or the chartreuse, it's hard to tell the actual color online but I want to order it and I want the same one you have in the room!

Thanks!

Jenny said...

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the nice comments! No baby yet - still in a holding pattern with early labor contractions. (grr)

The paint color is a custom mix, but it is very close to Benjamin Moore's Bleecker Beige (a really really great neutral).

The Crate&Barrel pillow is the chartreuse shade.

Stay tuned later this week, or early next week, for the tutorial on silver leafing. It is such a doable and even fun project!!

hugs,
jenny

annabelle said...

I am literally wiggling around in my office chair with excitement over this, Jenny, it is such an AMAZING room! Wow!

Can't wait to hear about your little one's arrival. Thinking about you!

Pink Wallpaper said...

best of luck....we can't wait to see that adorable little girl! and great room...as always :)

spark! (Ada-Marie) said...

Beautiful, Jenny! Fabulous work. I love that you are blogging while in labor. Too much! Wishing you a quick and pain-free labor and birth (although it may be too late for that!). :)

Laura@JourneyChic said...

I would not have thought to mount a roman shade above the window frame leave a bit of the frame exposed on the sides, and I love the way it turned out! This actually solves a problem I have in a room where I'd like to put a roman shade.

Katie said...

omg. I died! I may have to make a headboard like that for my new bed from Santa! Good luck with the new little nugget! Thanks for sharing!

christi said...

stunning jenny! i adore your work. i love how you positioned the bed, too. our bedroom looks similar in shape and we have our bed along the long wall. i think moving it to the short wall and adding a sitting area might be a great solution. although, we don't have your clients amazing windows!

i'll keep you and baby on my prayers! here's a healthy, safe and fast delivery.

Laura said...

A-MAZING! Good luck with delivery!

Anonymous said...

What is the color you used in the bedroom, please? It's great!

Meaghan said...

hey jenny! LOTS of fabulous ideas! thank you! i can't wait for you to show us how you silver leafed those tables. i was about to do it to a sideboard i have, but i may wait and learn from your experience! i have a 12 day old (he's my 3rd) and i hope you get your little girl quickly too!

dholl99 said...

Can you share your source for that peacock blue velvet fabric? It's perfect for something I'm working on!

inthetweeds said...

A-MA-ZING. I adore everything you did, and cannot wait to read about how you silver leafed those awesome bombe side tables.

That gorgeous bird linen print is a deadringer for a Robert Allen fabric called Eleria in a few different colorways. I love the purple combo!

Dina said...

That is exactly what I wanted to do for my master sidetables-mirrored, but the only ones I could find were a fortune! So I had the same idea, but was going to spray paint some cheap ones from Homegoods. But I like your silver leafing idea much better. Please share the steps as I will go this route rather than the painting!
I'm glad I wasn't too far off-base with ditching the mirrored idea for a more reasonable one!
~Dina

Jan Jessup said...

Dear Jenny,
All best to you and the baby that's about to make her debut!
Loved how the room came together...especially the window treatments out of VIENNA FLOWER. FYI, Calico Corners is having a "The Workshop Never Closes" sale during December and all custom window treatments, bedding and furniture is 15% off.

There was a question about a teal fabric to go with the linen print. I can recommend two velvets, CHILTON or SINGER in color Indigo (which has a green cast) or a Ralph Lauren wool-look plaid, LANTERN HOUSE in Sage/Teal, all shown on line. There are three other fabrics available through the Calico Corners or Calico Home stores or via 800-213-6366: two lovely jacquard upholsteries, LAPIN in Peacock or ORKNEY in Spa, plus a handsome chenille, AUSTEN in color Plum. All best--and happy decorating!
Jan

Ginger said...

All the best to you and your (growing) family. Love this bedroom!!! You are such a talent, Jenny. Now get some rest :)

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

Jenny, once again, I think we're all blown away by your talent. This is truly inspirational!

Best wishes for a speedy arrival for the little one!

margaret said...

Beautiful room. Been reading your blog for a couple of months now and also recently had a baby girl.... and I CANT believe you were typing this inspiring entry while your husband was timing contractions. You are a stronger woman than I! All the best to you!

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Jenny- that bedroom looks so great. Good luck with the baby arrival! Can't wait to see your bedroom too. Merry Christmas.

Katie said...

The room is fantastic.

I've been wanting to silver leaf a desk...this it motivation.

Can I ask where to find peacock blue velvet? I've been wanting some for a living room project. I'm having a hard time finding the right color.

Good luck on labor and delivery.

Marilyn Elizabeth said...

I saw similar lamps at Target last week, on sale for $19.99.

Centsational Girl said...

I absolutely adore your room ! You can turn four white walls into nothing short of spectacular... and without breaking the bank. So impressed !

And I must say, I literally fell over backwards at the silver leafed nightstands... I swear it's like you're reading my mind. I've been contemplating silver leafing a console for my master for the longest time and I simply CANNOT wait to see your tutorial. I.COULD.JUST.DIE looking at those nightstands. They are heaven.

Can't wait for the baby news !!

Centsational Girl said...

.... I mean four Bleecker Beige walls....

:-)

Sarah A. Ireland said...

Another gorgeous room!
I would love to know more about the sidetable project!

Good luck with your new baby :)

Joanna Goddard said...

i love this! the curtains are beautiful!

Jennifer said...

especially love the silver-leafed end tables! I think I even prefer that over mirrored. great job!

Anonymous said...

Absolutly love everything, especially the silver leaf side tables! And I have never thought of using an egg crate for the headboard foam - fabulous idea!

Anonymous said...

Love the room Jenny...

I hope the next time we hear from you your bundle has arrived !!!

Merry Christmas,
Kathy :)

ashley said...

amazing, as usual. Talented, beautiful and in labor! show us more "afters"

prashant said...

!! BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!


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Rachel said...

Wow!! What a beautiful room!
You do such amazing work, and I can't believe some of the deals you got! This room looks like it's out of a magazine.

Good luck with your new baby, and Merry Christmas! :-)

laissezfaire said...

Hi Jenny, just want to say how inspiring I think your work is. I like the fact that you manage to make beautiful things at a fraction of the cost and it looks ammmaaazing!!

Thanks for the inspiration and all the best for the upcoming delivery!

xoxo
Su Ling
www.laissezfairedesign.blogspot.com/

Lauren said...

Ph Jenny it's just beautiful!!!! SO much creativity & I cna't believe those nightstands!!!! You're AMAZING!!!!!

I hope you're in REAL LABOR!!!! (I'm SO with you on this- trip to hospital this weekend but false alarm arggg) Good luck & I hope it's as painless & special as possible!!!

xoxo,
lauren

Hello Lover... said...

Jenny - this room turned out absolutely beautiful! Your talent never ceases to amaze me. thank you so much for sharing all details of where all the products came from. I cannot wait for the instructions on your side tables - they turned out fabulous!

Anonymous said...

Please tell me what color the walls are. Excellent.

xo, Keidy

Anonymous said...

oh, is baby here now?!?!
xo, Keidy

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Jenny, what a spectacular room makeover! I'm just loving every bit of it. The silver leaf tables are brilliant and I love that shade on the window seat area. Gorgeous!! Thanks for following me, I'll be adding you to my reader too.

Averill said...

I seriously LOVE those sidetables -- the shape, the color, the hardware; they're perfect! I can't believe they're a DIY project...you must share the details!

Nishant said...

I hope that I can comment on the next post with a great, big "congrats!"

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SogniSorrisi said...

Love the side tables and the window seat.

Best of luck with the baby!

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the baby - hopefully you won't have to wait much longer!

Question - can you please, please do a tutorial on how you made the roman shade over the cheap blinds? That is something I would so love to do in my den.

Re:Fresh Design Studio said...

LOVE everything you did! Especially the peacock blue headboard and the DIY shades! Great job! Can't wait to see how you did the silver leafing as well!

kanishk said...

Hope you are doing great and this baby is on it's way!

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I think your fabric-glued window treatments are one of your best ideas yet!

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Maria Killam said...

Found you through Cote de Texas, I am working with some clients with a long narrow bedroom with the bed on the end just like this one and love your idea of the two loveseats across from each other.

Did you choose them because there aren't a lot of options for the middle of a narrow room like that? I'm asking because I don't know how practical it would be and if people would ever sit there.

AnNicole@Our Suburban Cottage said...

Great room, and I love that you upholstered an existing headboard. What a great idea!

courteneykay said...

jenny, I love love love your blog and I love this project you did. I am new to the blog world and trying to figure it all out, but I would like to create a link to this on my blog and use one of your pictures if that is okay??? :) I cant wait to silver leaf something!!!!!

erin said...

this is fantastic!! do you know what the paint color was, by any chance??

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Anonymous said...

I was wondering where you found the peacock blue velvet for the headboard. I've searched far and wide but can't find a match.

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