Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bedding fit for a Queen

 This ornate bedrooom set is from Horchow Collection as is the bedspread.
Sometimes you need custom made items to finish off the look, and in this case 
my client wanted custom pillow shams that would be overstuffed and 
make a good backdrop for some elegant toss pillows.
 I suggested using a brown velvet and
designed a one edged cascading ruffled sham,
 so that when they were fit together,
 the ruffle fell to either sides of the bed.
We plan to cover the regular king pillows in
 dark brown cases so they blend in behind the shams.
Upholstery velvet was used and welting made for a polished look.  
An overlapping back method was used to insert the sham from behind.
 Extra stuffing was added to give it a full look.
Velvet is tricky to work with because it has a nap, 
and if you don't cut it all in the same direction,
when you sew it together it will look like two colors. 
Each piece needed to be marked for nap direction
prior to cutting and then referenced before stitching.

After finishing the shams I hit Home goods and returned  
to my workroom with an assortment of pillows I thought would
suit the bedding and the room's color palette 
and look pretty with the chocolate shams.
We didn't end up using the chocolate brown tosses, but kept the rest, 
after setting them up on the bed and seeing what looked best. 
Always buy more than you need, it is so much easier
 to return what you don't want, than to go looking for other options.

 I rarely make custom toss pillows because I am confident
 I can find great examples at Home Goods for a fraction of the cost,
 and in this case I was lucky to find tosses in luxe colors and styles.
 Coppery peach silk squares with giant 
peach colored diamonds in the ruched centers~
 Melon rectangle pillow with a triple ruffle embellishment
 was the exact color of the ceiling.
The tray ceiling is highlighted in a canteloupe color.
 Animal prints, rich dark woods with gold highlights,
 and citrus shades in rust, copper, brown, orange, and melon
make for a very exotic and rich bedroom. 
I was almost feeling like a Million Dollar Decorator!
 Beyond the armoire you can see the bathroom window treatment I did last year.
This bedroom set has old world styling.
Customized shams and the perfect find for toss pillows make this bedroom complete.
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  1. Gorgeous! Love that bedspread! Love the shams you did, Amy, and I think they work really well with the furniture and the bedding. I follow that same thought ~ I'd rather buy more and return what I don't use than have to make numerous trips to the store.

  2. You did a great job on this. Over the top elegant. Must be fun to design something totally different than what you'd have in your own home. I'd like to do that. I go to sleep at night redecorating my friend's homes in my mind. I decorate them in how I think they should look and then how I think it would make them happy. Love the pillows from Home Goods. So jealous that we don't have one here.

  3. oh, its gorgeous!! like a Hollywood mansions room!

  4. As I was reading I was thinking OMG that looks like a million dollar room, and then that's what you said! It is gorgeous!


  5. Very nice!!! I hate working with velvet. I used to sew costumes for a big theater here and not only was it the nap that drove you crazy it was the "fuzz" that seemed to fly everywhere. I finally learned to wipe the edges down with a fabric softner sheet as the material fed through my fingers.

    What a fun project this must have been to work on! xo Diana

  6. Oh my gosh that room is amazing. I love the shams you made and the pillows you found. The window treatment in the bath is drop dead gorgeous! Beautiful job.

  7. So glam. Love keeping an eye on Horchow for luxury bedding. They always find gorgeous goods.
    Home Goods always has the best pillows, you are so right!

  8. Stunning room. I agree about Home Goods pillows. They're wonderful. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking the time to comment. I appreciate it!

  9. Quite the extravagant bedroom! I love your velvet pillow shams, my favorite part of the room :)

  10. WoW that room turned out fantastic! I love the window treatment you added in the bathroom. Your clients must be so proud to show off their master suite. I am a new follower,and can not wait to checkout the rest of your blog.
    Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend,

  11. I love the look of the different textures and rich did a great job!

  12. Looks sooo luxurious, I love your blog!!

    ♥, Ette

  13. Such a glamorous the way the brown velvet works with it, very luxurious!


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