Friday, April 16, 2010

Free(ish) Friday! Also, it's my blog and I can ramble if I want to.

Since it's Free(ish) Friday and since it's our blog, I'm taking the opportunity to combine a freeby and to shamelessly talk about Turquoise Shed. I'm nothing if not efficient.

The freebie is Panache Magazine's Spring Issue! Panache is high gloss and fashion loveliness and is available for free to us locals. If you aren't lucky enough to live on our Island, you can download it (for free!) here! It just so happens that Turquoise Shed has a bedroom before/after spread in the new issue. Here are some pics that weren't in the magazine. You'll have to check out the magazine to see the article and all the great content. It's a before/after theme! Which I love. Who doesn't love a good makeover?

Here is the before. The room was dark and seemed small and dingy. Note the painted sun border that is also on the fan. That is attention to detail. Which brings to mind the old adage about how the Devil is in the details...

As we mentioned before, this is what we decided to go for.

And here's what we ended up with!   

We started by deciding which of the client's existing pieces we would keep and then spruced them up. We sourced a used headboard that we made-over with a custom paint job and had upholstery panels built and added on, topped off with our custom fabric.

We sourced some new pieces like lamps, a mirror, bedding and art for the design details and finishing pieces. Sometimes you can't find what you imagined, used or new, and so with some DIY know-how we built a shelf to display some art purchased on Etsy.

The inspiration for the room's palette came from our custom fabric that we used for curtains. Voila! Good-bye 90's sun border and hello new, fresh bedroom for a young couple who just moved into their first home! Or, how about this; hello new, fresh bedroom for a fresh couple who just moved into their new home? OR, ...for a young couple to get fresh in their new home? Ahem.

Side note: Turquoise Shed is accepting applications for a blog editor. Maybe I should get Melissa to sign-off on all blog updates before I publish them? TOO LATE!


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