Open to the public for the entire month of August, 2018, all proceeds from ticket sales support Home Health & Hospice Care of Merrimack, New Hampshire. A hospice facility that supports people at the end of life who do not have the resources or insurance to transition comfortably.
Since my showhouse is used by the school, a Catholic Liberal Arts College, I felt it was important to make sure anything I did to the surfaces of the room; walls, trim, ceiling, and window treatments, would make sense and have an appropriate feel once all the furnishings and accessories were removed. I could be dramatic and make a "statement" through the use of fabrics, lighting, furnishings, and accessories. My room was called the South Bedroom. A comfortable size room with 10 foot high ceiling, but it had a wall with two windows, and two walls that each had a closet and an interior door. Luckily there was one large wall with no openings, except a large radiator. Hmm, how could I disguise that!!
I knew I wanted a four-poster-bed to honor the age and style of the house, but I did not want the traditional look in the posts and dark wood. I wanted it to have an updated look, with a light finish. I found exactly what I was looking for from Universal Furniture and their Dogwood four-poster-bed.
My next inspiration piece was a pair of pillows by Callisto Home. The blue and gold were exactly the right colors I had imagined for the room. I wanted the room to be bright, with shades of blue and metallic gold.
https://www.etsy.com/people/WorldWakeUp, seen here loaded into the back of my car with many of the other accessories for the room.
Finally, it is time to show the completed room. I will do this through vignettes and finally in the head on view of the main wall. Enjoy and let me know what you think!