My mother has been complaining forEVER that I just will NOT help her redo her house. Well, I don't because she won't commit. She won't pick a color and lately she's pointed out that our tastes are no longer the same. Difficult to work with no?
Well, i'm putting together a room for her on my blog. I'm making all the choices. Take it or leave it - alter where you see fit.
Let's start with bedding shall we? I like this. Not sure about the matching curtains. I can live without matchy matchy.
I don't love the throw pillows, but they come with it. They might look good in the wing chair once it's reupholstered. I don't like everything to be too matchy matchy. Wait, didn't I just say that?
How about these pillows instead? Aqua for spring and summer, red and orange for fall and winter.
Ok, maybe not this one...it's screaming female reproductive organs at me...
I'm a big fan of ikat - what can I say? I'm thinking about buying a few of these for my lovely "new" creamy living room sofa.
Now put in all together on this bed...which I "built" using the cool interactive "build a bed" tool on the West Elm website. It's actually a storage bed. The "thing" at the foot of the mattress is a handle to effortlessly lift the mattress platform to access the giant storage compartment. I like the tall headboard for a couple of reasons. #1 my parents have a big bedroom and it won't look gigantic in there. #2 you can put your pile of pillows in front of it and not cover the whole thing (unlike mine, where all you see is the top edge).
A pair of clear lamps to add a little sparkle without being girlie -
Now throw some paint on the walls - i'm thinking neutral so we can change up the accessories for the seasons and whatnot. How about Cedar Key from Ben Moore? That would be the one on the right.