Monday, January 31, 2011
Fabric. I can sum up my inspiration for the Master Bedroom in one word: fabric. Ever since I first had the opportunity to decorate my bedroom when I was about 15, I decided that I would always rather create bedroom pillows and accents than buy things off the shelf. I remember actually making a pillow once with printed chiffon fabric which I double layered. The fabric was floral, so I took fake flower pedals and put them in between the layers of fabric.
For the master bedroom, I turned towards fabric.com for my inspiration and palette. I decided first that I really loved the idea of grey and yellow. I had seen it in a couple of different places and just thought it was the perfect mix of warm and cool colors for a bedroom. DP was on board with the color, but we were going back and forth about what exactly we wanted to make and what we wanted to buy. Initially, I had found some yellow and gray fabric that was a very bright yellow - far more modern than I had originally wanted. I bought it and was going to buy a duvet cover and make pillows and shams for the bed. That ended up being a direction that didn't seem to work. So when I sat down with DP and was showing him some other options, we decided to build the headboard and cover it in fabric and then buy a simple grey, stock comforter. I am so excited for this project. The bird print above will be the headboard and the other fabrics will be used as complements. The yellow fabric I purchased is a DwellStudio design from fabric.com for less than $20. I ended up making two 18" x 18" matching pillows for the bed. Last week when I was purusing the web I saw the same pillows on sale at DwellStudio (pictured above). Let me tell you, the pillows took all of ten minutes to make and as I said before cost me less than $20 total for the whole project; the DwellStuido pillows are $58 a piece and sold out.
I have light turquoise accessories for a splash of color and am still trying to find either fabric for the curtains or pre-made ones, but I am having a very hard time. I still have a lot of work to do sewing together the Master Bedroom-- but I have to say it is actually pretty easy and a lot of fun.
Posted by Anne at 11:33 AM