[ 7:33 PM | Posted in Inspiration | | ]
Ah, I love Wisteria. They have the most beautiful furniture. Unfortunately, it is at prices that I can only sigh at longingly and then dream of winning the lottery. So when Sarah at Pewter and Sage picked out two beautiful chests from Wisteria for Mood Board Monday, I was too excited.
We had our choice to work with either this beautifully detailed Moorish Chest
Or this German Silver Bow Front Chest
Well I don’t know about you, but as soon as I saw the Silver Chest, I could see Candace Olson using it in some super fancy bedroom makeover. I love Candace, although most of the time I would feel like I would break stuff in one of her rooms if left alone for more than 5 minutes. However, I did feel like this Dresser would give me a chance to create a Candace inspired bedroom. Now normally you know I like to take the item I am given and create a budget friendly set up around it. I am afraid this chest demands more than that, so I am pretending there is all the $$ in the world and going to town! (Hey – I am sticking to my diet and cleaning resolutions, let a girl have something to indulge in for January!)
Here is what I came up with.
I decided I wanted to do a Bedroom around this beautiful chest. First, I want it to pop in the room, so I decided on this deep purpley-grey blue paint shade.
I would want to pair this with light honey oak floors like the ones in the picture and a lot of creamy white molding all over the room.
I wanted to make all the other furniture pop against this paint color too, so I went for lighter colors. The bed for this set had to be upholstered and I picked out the gorgeous Collette bed from Crate and Barrel in covered in this great grey linen fabric. The bed is also accented with nailhead trim and has a matching bench. Ah!
Pairing it up with these classic Vendome II nightstands with sliver knobs and topping those off with a pair of silver Hailey lamps will help carry the silver accent and the same leg shape from the bed to the nightstand. Finally, I would have to get a couple of these Dubious Mirrors to go over top of the chest. And that would just about wrap up my Crate and Barrel shopping spree!
Now, to give it just a touch of budget (cause it wouldn’t be me without that) I would put this pretty blue, green, grey, taupe rug from Home Decorators Outlet with a leaf motif underneath. I would top the bed off with some taupe-grey monochromatic bedding, from JCPenny’s. And of course, it wouldn’t be a Candace inspired design if there wasn’t a little crystal in the light fixture, so I found this pretty fixture at Overstock.com with a crystal finial on the bottom. A couple fantastic candlesticks from Zgallerie.com and the room is set!
So whadda think? I think it is glamorous and calm all at one. I would feel like such a diva in this room, wouldn’t you?