We finished up a guest bedroom for a client recently and I must say, this project has made me fall for plaid all over again. Hard.
We started with some gray drapes from Pottery Barn and a plaid pillow and this is what happened....plaids mixed with classic black and white pieces and pops of red...
Dark blue/gray walls called Volcanic Ash by Valspar.
If you feel like your wood trim might be on the verge of being outdated, a simple way to modernize is to add contrast. Some classic black and white can make anything look more modern.
Dark, sophisticated, and moody tones for the walls will help the wood look more sophisticated and rich.
The bedding is from Serena & Lily and the accent pillows were custom made by Momma O with fabrics we sourced online.
The Pièce de résistance is a custom watercolor created by yours truly.....
and expertly framed by ArtWorks Kenosha.
This piece is proof that you can have original artwork and custom framing at a very reasonable price.
Imagine having a custom watercolor and custom framing for under $300.
There is no need to stand in that very long line at Hobby Lobby!!
Don't get me wrong.
There are appropriate situations for mass produced artwork, but I do my best to make those situations as scarce as possible.
There is too much local talent not to and the results are guaranteed to be unique!
We have hints of plaid throughout the space.
This chair is the perfect example of decorating with highs and lows.
When you fall for bedding and accessories that might break the bank, it's ok to source great pieces from a place like Target. It is a beautiful herringbone and we got it on sale for less than $200. That left room in the budget for custom pillows and great bedding from Serena & Lily.
The drapery panels are from Pottery Barn and we had Momma O add some black grosgrain ribbon to the edge to dress them up a bit.
A plaid ice bucket adds another fun pop of plaid!
Let's not forget to say hi to Betsy......the owners adorable Westie, whose presence in the decor is an absolute must!
We had a few options for styling the tray.
For this one we wanted to incorporate some fancy soaps for the guests....
An apothecary jar filled with fancy hotel soaps is sure to make any guest feel pampered.
If you have an obsession with plaid and live in the Milwaukee area you should make a trip to Brimfield Chicago on Clark. It's our latest addiction!
I think I might move in!