Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Before and Almost!

I thought I'd share one of the interior design projects I've been working on. The top picture is the "Before" and the bottom picture is the "Almost". Almost because I still haven't found fabric I like for drapes around the window or fabric for the seat cushion. That window has me in a bit of a quandry as to how exactly I'm going to hang the drapes anyway. So, I sit and rattle it around my brain while working on bears!!

Goodbye, brass bed and Ralph Lauren roses! Hello, spa blue/green swirly jacquard, creamy white and bold black! It's the canopy bed I've always wanted....all grown up!!

I decided not to go with the airy drape over the canopy. I rather like the bold lines and the room is large enough to handle it. There's a lesson here too: Make sure you really want that 21 yards of bridal organdy before you purchase it!! Oops.

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta


Shantell said...'s lovely Aleta!!! How does Max like it ;o)

Kitty Hugs!!!

Vee said...

Wow!! What a difference!

Absolutely beautiful and so rich and elegant looking... in my mind it almost looks like chocolate and mint....mmmmm......

Aleta said...

Hi Shantell and Veronica!! :o)
Yes, Max does love the bed. He likes to help make the bed by running around pouncing the sheets and pillows. You'd think he was a kitten! Gracie is not as fond of the bed....only because she can't jump the 36 inches it takes to get on top of it. Even I almost need a ladder to hike my fanny into bed at night!

Vee, thankfully the colors are more spa blue than green and bold black. Otherwise, you're right, I'd be craving mint chocolate chip ice cream every night!!

Warmest bear hugs, Aleta

Theresa said...

VERY CLASSY!!!! The colors are soooo soothing and relaxing... well done indeed :)

Shelli said...

You've gone from Ralph Lauren/Shabby Chic/Laura Ashley, to Pottery Barn/Z Gallerie/Restoration Hardware. To put a commercial spin on it, that is. :) Love the new look. Loved the old look, frankly, but the new one pops. And I AM craving mint ice cream now. :)

FrostingsNSparkles said...

WOW, that is a very dramatic change, I love it!! It looks so cozy and inviting, great job!

Folksie Linda said...

Hi Aleta, A very nice change with a lovely touch of Victorian County in there... over at the window... put something like a pullup valance ..some come so pretty..and then it looks like you have a spot for some lovely pillows... should i have said that! oops! Great Job!
Hugs, Linda

Sarah said...

I love the colour. I could swim in it! Its just too gorgeous! The sale of our house has been going on a year now, so I soooooo envious of you doing some interior design :(
Big beary hugs, Sarah

FrenchGardenHouse said...

I love the bed! It is an ALL GROWN UP bed, looks wonderful, and the colors are great. You are right, it's a "spa" look. Like being in a fancy hotel. I know you will enjoy this room for years to come.

Wendy said...

Wow....I LOVE it, Aleta! Looks like a designer did your room. Nice work!

draffinbears said...

A fairy tale bedroom for a Princess!

I love the softness of the colours and it looks
oh so comfortable. Nighty night.


Ijsbeer said...

wow thats such a huge difference! I love the almost end result. I want a bed like that too one day!