Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sarah's House 4: Boy's Bedroom

Sarah and Tommy kicked off Tuesday night's episode of Sarah's House 4 by selecting a dark charcoal and white chevron fabric as inspiration for the boy's room and ensuite bath. Working from this initial choice for the upholstered headboard, the designers add a lyrical print (pillows), a star print (more pillows), a cityscape print (another pillow), and a windowpane check (duvet cover) to add softness throughout the room.

Headboard Fabric: Zippy (Charcoal)
Available at InVU

Pillow Fabric: Schumacher New York, New York

A pair of inexpensive Anita drapery panels from Ikea receive a custom touch by adding a band of the chevron fabric along the leading edge of both sides (seen in mirror reflection). The glossy black art deco desk from foc! and the large bolt mirror from qwac add to the room's masculine vibe.

With so much grey in the fabrics and accents, Sarah and Tommy decide to paint the walls a shade of greyish green to lighten up the room. This colour also ties into the tiles chosen for the adjoining bath.

Wall Colour: SR27, Fog, Para Paints

The furniture in the room is an extremely eclectic mix, with the vintage art deco desk, a traditional upholstered chair, a pair of Egyptian mashrabiya bedside tables, and a country dresser. After reworking the room's layout, Sarah and Tommy manage to make it all look cohesive. The key is to repeat the wood and the black elements throughout the room in order to achieve a balance of both.

Sarah allows an upgrade budget of $8,000 to be spent in the adjoining boy's bath. Selecting a simple soft grey 12"x 12" square tile for the floors, Sarah & Tommy try something more interesting for the bath enclosure. Working within a reasonable budget, they decide to combine elongated white subway tiles with a double band of 1" x 1" glass mosaics surrounded by a second double band of 4"x 4" square ceramic tiles.

A large chunk of the upgrade budget is consumed by a custom vanity with marble top and undermount sink. Dark grey Ant Bee industrial sconces on either side of the mirror add a masculine touch to the bath and relate back to the adjoining bedroom.

Great spaces, right? It's amazing how a black and white concept space can encompass so many various shades of grey. I loved the chevron headboard with nailhead detail, and the industrial bolt mirror over the desk was an interesting touch of whimsy. What did you think?

All room photos courtesy of HGTV Canada.

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