Pink Chairs in the Library

Our 1891 Victorian

The 'One Room Challenge'

Attic Guest Room The Victorian House

Lambrequins and Bedskirts, Oh My

What’s old is new again. I’m pretty excited about a couple of traditional/granny details I’m bringing into the guest room.

The window in there is decently sized, but it’s low to the ground and beneath a steeply pitched roof. I stuck a bamboo shade in my paint color mockups as a placeholder, but that’s all it was intended to be. We can do something a little more fun, yes? I do like a good lambrequin and I’ve never had occasion to use one. Until now?

Something a little like this.

Two Twin Beds in an Attic Bedroom, Design by Phoebe Howard

Purple Striped Wallpaper and Two Twin Beds in an Attic Bedroom, Design by Phoebe Howard

(Fun to see two takes on the same style, isn’t it? Both rooms are by Phoebe Howard.)

So my pattern would come from fabric, not wallpaper. Then I could do a cute pom-pom bedskirt, or an equally cute one with scallops, but I’m into the idea of repeating the window fabric. Like so.

Pink and Green Bedroom with Striped Rug

I’ve made a crib skirt before — same basic concept. The lambrequin will be a little trickier to execute, but I’ll figure it out. Also, how clear is it from two of the three above photos that my room needs to be pink? Duh. It’s obviously the prettiest color and exceedingly lovely. I don’t know why I even considered anything else.