I was going to DIY an upholstered headboard until I came across someone selling a Serena & Lily Pondicherry headboard on Facebook Marketplace. The luckiest find! The scale is perfect — tall and dramatic — and the curved top is great. I even like the fabric, but worry that it doesn’t go with the rug.
The combination is growing on me, but I do think a slipcover in my original fabric choice (tone on tone with the walls) is the way to go. Eleanor voted for a slipcover too, and then if we ever want to change it up in the future, the original pattern will be right there underneath. None of my fabric is here yet though, and I’m getting worried about having based a lot of my design on it. If it arrives, I’m going to have a lot of sewing to learn and do in a very short amount of time!
I installed the new light! It’s the 16″ 3-light Truax by Brian Patrick Flynn for Crystorama. I had originally thought I would add a ceiling medallion but the canopy is square. I could switch it out for a round one that would be compatible with a medallion, but having a square element in a room filled with circles and curves is nice! It may stay as-is.
I also have two POP Wall Sconces from Blueprint Lighting to flank the bed. I chose the color (Rubbed Sage) to work with the rug and our initial paint color of light blue. The sconces look great with the rug (tricky, since I only had online photos to go off of when placing the order). I would have chosen differently, probably darker, had I known we were going to paint the walls purple, but that’s in part because I have a specific personal aversion to purple and green together. The combination reminds me of a favorite childhood outfit: purple and green striped sweatpants with a green alligator across the chest of the matching sweatshirt. Chic! Luckily, no one else brings this particular baggage to the color scheme.
Here they are looking very much like eyeballs. I’m into it. (And that was the old twin mattress, plopped on the full-sized bed frame temporarily. From the side, this arrangement looked like a hungry alligator.)
Eleanor has started sleeping in her new bed, even as I continue to work around her and there are tools all over one half of the room. Aside from the headboard, everything else about her bed is from Tuft & Needle. The mattress is on a box foundation, and that rests on a metal base that has brackets to attach to the headboard. She pleaded her case for a larger bed and is thrilled to have it. We have jersey-knit sheets on and she noted how soft they are. Like a favorite t-shirt! Her bed feels great.
I stood the mattress box between the doorway and closet as a placeholder to show where a bookshelf will go. On the other side, I brought in a new-to-us Art Deco dresser and it’s beautiful. I can’t wait to show you the finished makeover next week!
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