Embrace rather than work against architectural features that lend personality to a room. When the stainedglass church window Rosie and Mike purchased to replace their master bedroom window turned out to be more green than blue, the color scheme for the room completely changed. A painted green Yakima Grange bench grounds the new four-poster bed. A two-toned bedspread counters the furled green quilt on the door. A different shade of green makes the needlepoint stool pop from beneath the bedside table and contrasts with the graphic rug nearby. A pair of penny rug pillows add a bit of brown along with the quilt at the foot of the bed.
Choosing the right accessories will help you turn a children’s bedroom into a welcoming yet still whimsical space.the simple lines of the twin four-poster beds Mike refinished bring a touch of elegance to this children’s bedroom. Checked fabric on the bed skirts and window-seat cushion lightens the mood, while storybooks perched on a child’s desk, accompanied by a chair from Rosie’s childhood church, recall youthful memories.a goat cart cushioned by a quilt Rosie’s mother made in a home economics class lends a nostalgic touch.
Don’t neglect extra bedrooms when it comes to completing your home’s restful appeal.the palette of brown and cream is established in the stunning geometric quilt that literally seems to make this guest room bed extend from floor to ceiling. Draping a...
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