We started moving furniture to our room at the Breast Cancer Showhouse.
Sara Pudlosky, an interior design student at Mount Mary College and her
husband David were gracious enough to offer their assistance. Susan and
I appreciated the extra hands hauling awkward furniture up to the third floor and taking the door down to the basement!
Although the bedroom has a beautiful wood floor, we wanted to add a big
splash of color to the space. Who doesn’t appreciate a warm cozy rug under
their tootsies when they get up in the morning? Susan found a fabulous
purple shag rug that will be perfect.
Our draperies will be casual panels and scarf swags out of the sheer
orange fabric from Duralee. Deb Westley at Neu’s Hardware Gallery introduced us to a wonderful glass artist who makes cabinet hardware. We chose a vibrant multi-colored glass square for our drapery hardware. They are totally unexpected and will really set off the window treatments. Hardware stores are great places to look for unique ways to hang draperies.
I’m still working on designing a lamp shade for the ceiling light.
The original brass flush mount fixture was very outdated. The homeowner
has since replaced it with and antique fixture. Although I love antique
and vintage lighting, it just doesn’t go with our design scheme. I plan
to create something more colorful and a bit funky for our “young artist”.
We have two weeks to finish the space. Like most showhouse projects,
we will be working down to the wire!