More Ideas Turned Into Reality

Today’s entry is about the Master Bedroom. Once again, what started with a sketch and lots of ideas is finally turning into reality.


I knew I wanted a very French feel; lots of detail but with a very soft palette.

The company Auffrance specializes in custom boisserie, cabinetry and furniture. I found these photos in a magazine of a room they were doing for a client. This was it!



Other inspiring photos…




I adored the arched doorway and how it was built to fit the curves of the custom moldings.


The overmantle was made to house a mirror but I wanted to conceal a television. I didn’t have a working fireplace in the room, but knew I could certainly achieve the look using this pine mantle which was purchased at auction for $200.00.


I also found this mirror from Arhaus which would work perfectly.


I wanted an alcove to surround my bed and night stands. I wanted it very clean and uncluttered. I had my framer match the silhouette of a large molding I purchased.



On either side of the alcove I wanted two closets for linens. I had purchased these doors from Olde Good Things and had the closets framed to fit.


After sheetrock and spackle, I could now get to work. All off the moldings I had ordered were used to make the boxed areas on the walls. A smaller version of the shell molding was used on the opposite wall. Inside the boxes I wanted to hang these sconces.


Two are over each night stand and two are on the opposite wall.

Next was the painting. I had the entire house sprayed with white primer for now, but because I was going to be doing this room myself, I really had a lot to do. All of the moldings were applied to rough drywall.



When all moldings were complete, I attached the mantle and began priming. After priming came a base coat of white. Then, to have a slight contrast I chose a very soft pale beige which compliment the Lili Alessandra velvet linens I purchased from the Horchow catalog.



On top of the beige, I used Bejamin Moore’s Metallic paint in two different shades. They are a glaze paint that is used over a color to give an iridescent sheen which is similar to a mother of pearl look.




I am THRILLED with the results!

I also had purchased these heavily carved old bed rails which were the perfect size to make cornices.


I just finished making them this week and they are waiting for the final coat of glaze.


I am thinking of doing a tone on tone silk stripe for draperies. Another piece I have been saving is this chest that I bought from the Charlotte Moss auction at Doyle Galleries in NYC.


It will be perfect for housing all the audio video equipment.

And I ADORE the floor!


It was a closeout that I found, tracked down the distributor and bought every square foot left in North America! I know I’ll never get tired of it. Especially because my husband I installed every single piece.

Here are some details of the moldings… the shell over the alcove,


the chair rail..


and a corner shell which are in each box..


Coincidentally, this headboard I got at a moving sale works perfectly. I enhanced the detail with gold leaf paint.


I removed the mirror and am going to use the frame as a cover for the t.v.


I also have this chaise that I will use to have my coffee and play on my laptop.


And for the end of the bed I purchased this bench from One Kings Lane.


I am just waiting for the chandelier to arrive and the room will be complete.


I am SO pleased with how everything turned out. The room is so bright and peaceful, just the way I wanted it. There is plenty more to be done so I hope you are enjoying the journey as much as I am!

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