Transforming a favorite headboard into a custom iron bed was a fun challenge for Peddler Interiors designer Jerome Farris and resulted in a beautiful statement piece for a clients’ master bedroom.
Returning to Middle Tennessee from Florida, the clients wanted a master bedroom with a sophisticated look but with touches of the Sunshine State. Farris designed a full, tester wrought iron bed to incorporate the pretty headboard partnering with B&B Metal Designs in LaVergne, Tennessee.
“I’ve worked with B & B for years and knew they could take my vision and create the perfect complement to this pretty headboard,” Farris said.
While B & B worked their magic, Farris collaborated with custom fabricator Diane Preston, of Diane’s Interior Creations, to recover the headboard in a Fabricut tufted, polished, linen in a shade of oyster. Preston also made the four bed drapes and an accent bolster of Zoffany fabric repeated on the room drapes which will be revealed in a later blog post! Farris completed the dreamy space with an Accessible Beige from Sherwin Williams.
Quilted linen Ann Gish bedding with a silk charmeuse blanket finishes the ensemble. Ann Gish is a Peddler favorite for craftsmanship and unique design.
The finish product is a beautiful custom bed and Farris used these design elements to transform the bed into a statement piece for the serene space.
Master Bedroom Design Tips:
- Use symmetry to make the focal point pop. Rustic side tables, lamps and mirrors are identical allowing the beauty of the custom piece to shine.
- In addition to a main room light and bedside table light, canister lighting was added above the bed with convenient side switches creating a dramatic and practical effect for the bed.
- Don’t hesitate to think outside the box and weave a favorite piece of furniture into a new use. The headboard becomes an homage to an earlier home while the new application completes the sophisticated serene space the client sought.
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