Category Archives: master bedroom

The impossilities of using doors

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but going for the practical, nevertheless

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There’s a big empty area of carpet I’m thinking about but at last there are curtains in and it’s mostly done

However …

No fourth wall

Losing a wall to put the larger furniture against is always a problem and, as you don’t want the back of the bed in your face when viewing the room, I can’t really put the bed with its foot at the fireplace.  As it happens the room would need to be a little deeper so that the foot of the bed wouldn’t be actually in the hearth, but you get the idea.

As the room is really viewed as seen in the top image, the door and bedside clash doesn’t come in to it all the time.  It’s going to ‘have to do’ as I reckon that’s the best place for the bed to go in this shape of room.

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No ceiling yet so can still get this shot

Just realised I’ve not added the framed photo to the mantlepiece harumph

Just poddling along nursing my hand

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The easiest thing to do at the moment is to continue fiddling with the curtains for the three bedrooms – quick and easy jobs with very little detail requiring opposable thumb action.

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First, though, I’ve changed the rug in the bay window for a vintage item.
The net and the curtain fabric are all balancing and the pelmet that has to go up is painted the same colour as the rest of the woodwork which is a dark fawn with a touch of lilac brown – (see bottom right piece of skirting board by the dressing screen)

Here we have the one I nicknamed ‘Sanderson’ and I’m still not comfortable with it, I’m afraid.

While poddling

Backing off to catch the cream counterpane and floral eiderdown

The sage brings the cushions, blanket box and dressing screen together and the pink picks out the roses on the eiderdown.  Grim or not I think it’s green.  Unless …

Today the weather is not inviting so no outdoor activity so having a go with some small work and we’ll see how that left hand of mine gets on – nothing ventured etc 😉

Indecision

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probably

(Health warning:  pretentious statement following)

I like to work the rooms as a sort of living organism, each area hopefully building atmosphere and some indication of the personalities of the inhabitants as I go.

(Probably safe to come out now)

Just at the moment because I’ve foolishly damaged my left paw while handling building bricks, (full size), I’m finding mini-ing has to be limited.

With the activity being a bit here and there I’m now making a mess of getting some flow and/or feel for this last bedroom – which way did I want it to go exactly?  I look at my notes, photos of try-outs and the prepared and painted wood and very little immediate flavour of the intended end result comes to mind.  I know where everything is supposed to go, so that’s OK, but the overall impression of the room, and the boys who use it, is going to have to grow all by itself, as am working on in the hope that ‘all will be well’ or at least useful at some point along the way.

It’s the little things, is it not? 

Curtain color

– or should that be choler?

Although there’s been a little difficulty getting the fabric that had been ordered to actually arrive and have had to start again with other choices, we now have fabric.

Pick a card any card

I’m letting the petty choice of curtaining annoy me.  In this case it’s the master bedroom’s curved window that’s giving me the pip.

Logically the fabric that matches and tones with the wallpaper should be best but I reckon it makes it look like a colour scheme designed from a Sanderson catalogue.

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Another logical approach would be to go for a 50’s trendy type design (though I think this is probably more 70s as not enough geometric or nature feel).  Also I tend to reckon its colouring looks a little depressing against the already powdery dim wallpaper.

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Then there’s my favourite.  It’s a bit over perky perhaps though the general colouring theme is OK, blending the greens and pinks together and adding a little umph without taking over(?).  The pattern, however, is perhaps a bit large, (though how much of each big flower shows can be controlled) and its overall ‘look’ is bending towards the cottage-y.

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Here it doesn’t look too inviting – try to imagine a suitably curved and pinkish pelmet above shortening the amount of material visible

And then there’s the unlikely ones

Not to mention the possible compromise

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Dull but can be made to fit in when folded suitably?

All this messing about comes under the heading of sleep on it, or possibly I should just lay them out in a row, close my eyes, grab one and go with whatever comes up.  Joking aside I usually find that, if my reaction to the result of this so called method is ‘yuch’, then it shouldn’t have been there in the first place. Thus I can thin out the crowd.

Posting in haste as, although the engineer has been and sorted out one problem at the exchange, the line just went down all on it ownsome.  All is still not well …

 

 

 

 

 

Someone makes their bed

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Well almost