Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Update ~

An update on the guest bedroom.

I have the drapes finished and installed and I love them. Forgotten are all of the difficulties I had with hanging the rod and the hassle of working with yards and yards of fabric. The are fully lined and pleated.


As this is a guest room and they won't be drawn very often I decided to puddle the drapes. Not to everyone's taste but I think it adds a little touch of elegance. I did what is called a trouser puddle. Until recently I didn't realize there were different styles for puddling drapes.

The ladies writing desk was one of the first antiques we ever purchased.

One of the reasons I picked this floral fabric for the room is because I thought it would work with this blue and white stripped chair, which I wanted to keep...it's so cute. 

And...this beautiful fringe, an extravagance that was well worth the cost.

But alas, I am not finished as now I must tackle the cover, pillows and bolsters for the daybed.

They will be made from a matelasse coverlet, with a bottom ruffle made of the floral fabric.

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This painting which was done by my aunt many years ago as a gift for my grandfather will hang over the daybed...rather fitting, sheep for a bedroom. Although it might not appear so in this photo the colors in the painting tie the whole room together. I have had it for a while and I am pleased to finally find a place to put it.

So...I am almost finished, I will share the daybed when it is done.

Oh, I also have an idea for embellishing the ceiling, very experimental but it just might work.

Thank you for visiting


  1. wonderful draperies! you must be a real talented sewer to have done such a fine job.

  2. Oh, how lovely! You did such a beautiful job on them!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  3. Your drapes are glorious. The whole room is coming together nicely. So elegant with so many special touches. That family painting is beautiful.

  4. Adrienne, beautiful, gorgeous, these are such overused words but nothing else will describe what your room looks like. I have pinned them all. You are doing such a wonderful job and I also love your new background..Happy Wednesday..Judy

  5. Your guest bedroom is really coming together and looks great Adrienne!

  6. I love the way your drapes - and your room - turned out. Everything is so beautiful. I would love to stay there and relax. That painting is a treasure and it's perfect! I got behind a bit with blog reading and then we were able to go away for a few days. No internet while away so I'm catching up again. I'll be back to visit soon.


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