Old World Bedroom
Custom reproduction furniture and a green color scheme are used to create a one-of-a-kind master retreat.
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Host Brooke Channon introduces designer Stuart Piontek, who used custom reproduction furniture, including a green leather chest studded with nail heads, and a muted green color scheme to create a one-of-a-kind master retreat. The twisted-post bed features an unusual, intricate cupola. Dressed with monochromatic luxury fabrics and antique needlepoint pillows, it provides a dramatic focal point for the room.
The Inspiration Room
Beautiful Old World furnishings and accessories give this bedroom an elegant and sophisticated feel. However, these gorgeous furnishings cost thousands of dollars.
Transforming the Makeover Room
Designer Stuart Piontek guided the makeover of a master bedroom with a tired style and color scheme into a more formal, elegant retreat with the following steps:
- Gave the walls a fresh coat of paint.
- Created a focal point for the room with a rich mahogany-colored four-post bed with curved, graceful lines and elaborate carved details.
- Painted a two-drawer chest in a faux leather finish and glued nail heads on in a decorative pattern to use as a side table in the corner of the room.
- Hung artwork with a wide white mat to freshen the corner and finished the look of the painted chest with fresh flowers, a stack of books tied with a ribbon and a small silver piece.
- Added decorative half-round molding and new hardware to a three-drawer mahogany dresser to use as a side table. The chest was accessorized with a lamp and a small impressionist print hung in an ornate frame.
The Bottom Line
To see where the savings are, take a look at this direct cost comparison of some Inspiration Room items and creatively comparable ones used in the Makeover Room:
Twisted post, cupola bed, $16,000 / Dark mahogany four-poster bed, $500
English oak nesting tables and decorative box, $6,750 / Piano bench with box, $15
English oak console and accessories, $13,000 / Small console and lamps, $280
Studded leather chest of drawers and artwork, $14,800 / Painted chest and art, $300
twisted wood candlestick lamps, antiqued gold hardware for curtain behind bed, window treatment panels and hardware — Expo Design Center
cream lampshades, damask print comforter — Ross
framed print, ivory sheer panels for curtain behind bed — Bed, Bath & Beyond
cream sheets, bolster pillows, stone vase — Marshalls
matelasse sham, cotton blanket, needlepoint pillows — Linens n' Things
candelabra lamp — Lamps Plus
- Hung a cream-colored sheer panel behind the bed at ceiling height to soften the back wall and elongate the look of the bed.
- Hung cream panels at the windows for an elegant look.
- Dressed the bed with a tea-green blanket, a large sham, two bolster pillows, two needlepoint pillows and a celery green brocade coverlet for the foot of the bed.
- Placed the homeowner’s used piano bench finished with a decorative box at the foot of the bed to mimic the nesting tables of the Inspiration Room.
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