Monday, August 31, 2009

. . . Edwardian mantle via nova . . .

Shelley Versteeg-Smit, the talented owner of Fishtrap Creek Interiors in Lynden, was searching for a "French headboard" to go in her beach cottage.

When she described the 650 square foot cottage's tiny bedroom--and the constraints of the window where the bed was to go--I suggested she consider this Edwardian fireplace mantle.  Shelley's keen eye immediately seized upon the vision of a unique headboard that would hold her collection of seashells and coral.

Six inches will be removed from the bottom of the mantle, creating the perfect dimensions to fit under the cottage window.  Scrub the pale taupe, chippy paint, install headboard against wall, snuggle the double-bed perfectly inside, and voila!

Just imagine . . . Edwardian mantle-turned-headboard, seashell/coral encrusted delightful surprise for the eyes in this tiny bedroom.  Small rooms can be challenging to decorate, but a surprise "anchor" piece will make this room POP!!

Stay tuned for Shelley's perfect cottage bedroom . . . and wait until you see her dining room table!!


Gayle said...

Debi--I will check in for the cottage bedroom....great idea!!!!

Gayle from Stars

Peggy said...

Oh my, that is so creative. Will we get to see the finished product?!!

Peggy xoxo

Deborah Burton said...

Shelley said she'll send a photo for us--can't wait!!

xoxo Debi