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…

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 2×4 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,

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88 thoughts on “Master Bedroom in Rhode Island

  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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.

  5. 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 !!

  6. 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!

  7. Love the room Jenny…

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

    Merry Christmas,
    Kathy :)

  8. 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! :-)

  9. 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!!!


  10. 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!

  11. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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!!!!!

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  18. 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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