MIDNIGHT NAUTICAL

Browsing around today in my local Marshall’s I came across this beautiful candle lantern. It inspired me to illustrate on how I would decorate a bachelor pad’s bedroom.
20140116-212845.jpgThe store had two available which would be perfect for the space. Let me help paint the picture for you.
This room has warm neutral wall coloring. However to add a little more contrast I’ll add in some wainscoting and paint it. Below are some examples of what I have in mind.
20140116-225534.jpgThe picture above was a perfect find! The bottom wall color I would use exactly as is but in the bedroom. 20140116-225642.jpg This color swatch would be the wall paint. A few generic pictures would lay along the walls. Now here’s where the fun comes in. Those candle lanterns would be hung from a wrought iron hook above these (below pic) side tables by the bed.
20140118-102947.jpg The decorative throw pillows would be made of this fabric. It ties in from the actual ropes on the candle lantern.
20140118-103158.jpgThe bed covering would be displayed as a duvet cover. Again I’m taking some color from the walls and bringing it to the bed to tie the colors together.
20140118-105314.jpg Windows will be draped in the fabric shown below. I chose this because of the lines again reminding me the ties and knots to again pull together a nautical theme.
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20140118-105938.jpgI love grommet hole drapes. Their easy to open and close. I love the pleating look it gives when open. So yes, just replace the fabric and you’ll have my design. The flooring is a dark stained hardwood as seen below with a area rug below the bed.
So now that you’ve read my visual design on a nautical bachelor pad. What do you think? Can you envision it?

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WEEKEND FINDS

Sunday I spent most of the day running errands and also looking for some new items to work on and bring to life, in the New Year. Part of my New Years resolution is to finish what I’ve started. So that being said I’ve decided to finally get started on this chair I bought over the summer (see below).I must admit. Even though I haven’t started on this project yet. I’ve been searching around for the perfect fabric and I finally found the one. It looks a bit masculine but I think it will bring out some character in the chair and I love it!

Another find is this lovely 6-light iron chandelier.I’ve probably looked at this a dozen times before I contacted the seller from, “Craigslist”. I was of course pleased to know it was still for sale. So I’ll be purchasing it this week. Be sure to check back soon to see the final result.

If you have any suggestions please feel free to share. I’m still deciding on what color to paint the iron…I’m thinking black or maybe gold. What do you think?