This is a close up pf the fan coral prints. I ordered this coral off of Ebay and then bought shadow boxes at my local craft store and framed the coral in them. This room used to be a kitchen (in the 1980′s this house was divided up into 3 small apartments for students) so all of the outlets were counter height. We had them moved down a couple of years ago. That actually made a big difference! The wall color is Benjamin Moore, Morning Dew.
This daybed is a great guest bed or bed for a child’s room. It’s from Ikea and it’s called the Hemnes. It has a lot of storage and best of all, slides out to be a queen sized bed. The coverlet was from Garnet Hill and they don’t seem to carry it anymore. Here is one from Pine Cone Hill that is very similar. The ticking stripe pillow case was my husband’s laundry bag in college that I found in a closet last week–Sorry Honey! The demi-lune table next to the bed was a salvage find that I painted black.
This dressing table was mine growing up. I plan to paint it soon but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. The finish is in bad shape but it’s very sturdy and so pretty–I love the feminine lines of it. The chair was a salvage find that I painted and recovered. The lamps were vintage from Shabby Chic and the silk shades are from Restoration Hardware. The mirror is a pressed tin mirror that used to be brown but I painted it with primer to get it completely white and chalky.
Here is a detail of the vintage lamp and pressed tin mirror.
Below is a terrible shot of the armoir that faces the end of the bed. It’s actually much prettier than this shot reveals and was one of my favorite salvage finds. I didn’t touch the finish–I just cleaned it with orange oil and it was ready to go. The mirror in it reflects the light from the window in the afternoon and even though it is a large piece, it actually make the room feel brighter.
And above is a detail of the lamp beside the bed. It was a salvage find too–It was really brassy and 70′s looking and I just painted it white and bought a linen shade from Restoration Hardware. I love to find funky old lamps and spray paint them and then dress them up with a nice shade. I read somewhere years ago that you should never skimp on lampshades or rugs. I also remember my grandmother saying a house that has candles in it with unburned wicks is a cold house, so now whenever I bring home a new candle, I light the wick for a second and then blow it out. It really does make a difference!