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Welcome to the 22nd Time Travel Thursday linky party at the Brambleberry Cottage.
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Recently, I came across some of my old photographs of past decorating projects from the 1980s.
During that era, I was working with a team of designers decorating model homes.
For this particular project, I was given the challenge of creating a cozy daybed from two secondhand, twin headboards—made of wicker.
If you look at the reflection in the mirror, you'll get an idea of what the headboards looked like, prior to their transformation.
As you can see, they had a nice, classic look about them.
But, the idea for the design of this tiny room was to create an environment where one would want to snuggle up with a good book or just daydream.
I needed to soften the look to establish that.
To accomplish this, I fabricated one side of each headboard—with extra-thick, cushy batting under white polished cotton—then trimmed out each piece with extra-large welt cording, covered with matching shirred cotton.
Then each headboard was screwed to the ends of a standard, metal twin-size frame, with the fabric facing inside.
Once the mattress and box spring were in place, it was time to layer on the comfort.
The first order of business was to place a down-filled comforter atop the mattresses—followed by a handful of plump, squishy pillows.
In my opinion, there is no decorating element that speaks "coziness" more than an enticing bunch of pillows to sink into.
I created a number of them—in various sizes and complimentary fabrics—and placed them at each end of the bed.
To further develop the cocooning effect, I made a simple tented window treatment—from a pale geometric print—that added a hint of pattern and interest to the room.
a peaceful, laid-back space to invite relaxation and daydreaming.
I would say, the challenge was met and the mission successfully accomplished. ; )
Linking to Leigh's for Thrifty Thursday, Suzanne's for Vintage Thingie Thursday, Gina's for Transformation Thursday, Becky's for 100 Ideas Under $100.00, Cindy's for Show and Tell Friday, Betty Bee's Buzz for Buzz, Brag, and Bee Happy Friday, A little Lovely's for Saturday Soiree, Bobbie's for Check Me Out Saturdays, Laura for Saturday is Crafty Day, Stephanie Lynn's for Sunday Showcase Party, and Susan's for Metamorphosis Monday.