The best make-overs involve some things old
and some things new; and in this re-do,
I have acquired the bed of my dreams .
In my last post, I waxed rhapsodic about the allure
of campaign beds and mentioned that I had recently
ordered one from Restoration Hardware.
Their 19th century campaign bed is as gorgeous in person
as it is on their website!
I adore this iron canopy bed, which now dominates our bedroom,
filling it with grandure, inspiring a total make-over of this
tiny space. A new mattress by Stearns & Foster provides support
for slumbering bodies.
This is my bedroom prior to the make-over.
The walls were VERY green and much too dark
for my taste. The headboard was simply slip-covered in white cotton.
I had made it to try to add more white to offset the intensity of the green.
No matter how much white I added to the space,
In the process of the make-over,
I painted the walls "Toasted Almond" by Olympic paints,
and the room is now soft, even in the harsh afternoon light.
The new bed brings vertical lines to heighten the
drama of the room.
I have owned this dresser for 20 years and am
still in love with the voluptuous lines of the mirror,
which beautifully reflects the curving lines of the canopy
An old sewing machine table that once belonged to my
grandmother serves as a bedside table.
Wall-mounted, swing-arm, aged-bronze lamps
added to either side of the bed, allow more surface area
on both bedside tables.
This is a great space-saving strategy for tiny bedrooms.
So each night, as I lie in bed reading myself to sleep,
I gaze around this bedroom and bask in its elegance.
As a hopeless romantic, bedrooms are my favorite rooms
in the house, and I have a need to both slumber and
awaken in beauty, calm, and luxury.
Now the bedroom I live in satisfies these basic needs.
Sweet dreams, dear readers. May your bedroom dreams
also come true.
Until next time...