My mom, Denise, is a guest author here on Chaotically Creative and today I want to showcase her beautiful Master bedroom in her home located in Historical Harriman, Tennesee. The house was built in 1898 and has tons of history. Although she has many antique and primitive accessories I think the bright colors bring in a nice modern flare. Let us know what you think.. I’ll turn the rest of the article over to her now.
Yearning to rid the Master Bedroom of the homemade blackout shades, sheets, and melted mini-blinds covering the windows I reach for the latest Pottery Barn magazine promptly falling in love with a duvet, shams and lined drapes with a price tag of $1500.oo insert sad face. Not in my budget. Instead I found this much more affordable alternative called the “Kismet” quilt at TJMax but to my dismay there was only one. I was lucky enough to locate another one on Overstock.com in order to make the Draperies. The bed is by Stanley Furniture called “Garden Gate” and was a purchase I made a few years ago at Knoxville Wholesale Furniture in Knoxville, TN.
Decorating with thrift store finds is another way to save when decorating. I found this silver tray at a thrift store for $2.00 and the shelf for $.50 at a yard sale.
I always look for items I already own that I can re-use when I am re-decorating a room. In this room I re-used all of the red quilt material from a previous room. The fabric was in near perfect condition and coordinated well with the new quilting.
The cornice boards in this picture were boards salvaged from my 100 year old tongue and grove porch. I hated to see these timeless pieces of wood not put to good use. I feel like they bring quite a bit of character to the room. They also bring help to bring height to the windows.
A few more new details that look old.
Yes, if you are wondering this is a door to a huge upstairs porch. One of the perks to living in a turn of the century home.
An antique leather rocking chair that is just as comfortable as it is attractive.
The bright and beautiful colors along with the interesting patterns of this quilt work well with the primitive and antique accents in this room. Although the quilt has a modern flare it fits right in to this historical home located in the ever popular Cornstalk Heights in Harriman, Tennessee. I hope you enjoyed my room as much as I do. Let me know what you think.