Come on a journey of inspiration & adventure while renovate & restore a beautiful Victorian home 'St Elmo' in the picturesque Hunter Valley, Australia & laugh at a few of our family adventures along the way.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Glam boudoir needs ottoman Help!!!

This is a pic of my bedroom at my last house, as you can see we never finished decorating, I hated the blue carpet & didn't want to invest time & money in adding art & other finishing touches until we had a nicer coloured carpet..
At the end of my bed you can see a blanket box....I would like to put a tufted ottoman in its place, BUT, have been unable to find something affordable here in OZ, I'm talking nothing under $1200. Needless to say when I look at US web sites they are only around $400, no one seems to ship such items to the land down under!!!!
WA WA WA, I think I should cry... sniff sniff!!!

ANYWAY, on with the story... I would like to make a cover for that blanket box, something that is removable as the dream guy loves his timber & would have a pink fit if he thought I was doing something, that a man would call destructive, to this matching piece of furniture.
I love this one but realize I'm not going to get that look with a slip style cover, so I thought I could add something that resembles a skirt

Something a little like this round ottoman. To me this looks rather formal, which I don't mind as I plan to hang chandeliers quite low over my bedside tables rather than lamps to dress things up & add a little girlie glamour. I'm looking towards a very elegant, romantic & feminine style boudoir(dream guy has his man cave.... I mean shed ,for his masculine style to shine) I will still be using the same heavy timber bedroom suite. I do love the bed & side tables, so softening them with an ottoman & chandeliers should do the trick, What do you think?

I love the look of this ottoman, it tends to add a soft & cosy feeling to the room.

I would also like to add a mantel piece with a mirror in it like this one, but my dream guy thinks that just looks like an unfinished fireplace, so I have some convincing to do in that area!! I myself think it adds to the romance & glam factor.Although I will also be hanging a television on the wall above that lovely mantle, we still have to live with the practical parts of life, no matter how unattractive they are !

These are my inspiration pics for the bedside chandeliers

Don't you just love it...

This is the chosen chandelier from Beacon lighting

So any advice, pointers or tutorials on making my tufted ottoman cover would be greatly appreciated & what do you think of my design plan for my glam style master bedroom???

Trish xx
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