Nest (nest),n. 1 The bed or receptacle prepared by a bird for its eggs and young.
2. A cozy or snug place in which to live or rest; retreat. 3. To place or settle in or as in a nest.
This is my daughter Hannah's nest, she is age 16 and finishing her senior year, you can see why it is so much fun with my daughter and partner in decorating crime. Her retreat simply inspired by all things peaceful, creamy tones, and whites. We have the weekend to spend some creating time, and adding a little new to her room. She has chosen to move the custom made bed in queen size with a custom paint color we chose for it. The iron bed was casted from original vintage casting that were made for this queen size bed, you might even forget it is not a French antique. We moved the bed closer to the window wall in a niche to free up space for her, this enabled her to place the dresser next to the bed on the same wall leaving plenty of space nest to the bed as well as floor space. We really both love this quaint look and the feel it gives to the room, we then added a all most vintage pulaski marbled top chest and painted it as well as aging it to match her chippy pealed aged with rust an tea stained painted bed. We needed the chest to match the paint job we applied to it to then somewhat match the bed, allowing it to softly blend with out too much drama. The newly painted chest that would have been used as an night stand has now become a foot of the bed stand placed over to the side a bit on the wall of the foot board.
We will be re-doing her mirror an aged white for that euro chic French flea market appeal, also allowing it to stand out and add just enough contrast to the nightstand that now is placed at the foot of the bed wall. We are on the hunt for art this week it will be fun and exciting looking for something that will inspire us for her room. I am sure the art piece will be old as well as beat up looking, with a bit of a bohemian elegant flare to it, something in the tones of driftwood with silvery whites I hope.
The cotton curtain panels are twin size sheets with a good thread count for that great relaxed wrinkled look to them. By the way the sheet panels were a much better buy then designer curtain panels, and will be much easier to care for long term. The best part of using the sheets are, you have no sewing to do to them, you will just launder and dry them in your dryer to remove any sizing in them and the little shrinkage that takes place will bind the thread count up to a beautiful look and feel to them. When you go to hang them you will use curtain clamp rings and fold a 2 inch band across the top of sheet panels, then clamp the rings to the fabric and run the rings on your rod. This is a easy cost effective designer look, not to mention the big reward is the savings and you will not believe the complete statement they make.
I am soooo! thankful that my daughter Hannah has my passion for all things euro flea market chic. Her friends will say, this is not a teens room, "where are all the posters" what about the leopard prints, no zebra! She always smiles because she knows that all her friends love to come and hang out after a school dance in her nest.