Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Sarah's House 4: Girls' Room

The girls' room in this week's episode of Sarah's House 4 is a cheerful, happy, exuberant space, starting with the initial inspiration for the room, a colourful confetti dot fabric. Tommy felt that this fabric was better suited to a baby's room, but Sarah reasoned that used in the right way, it would come across as mature.

The confetti dot fabric is used for full length drapes
and repeated on the upholstered desk chair.

With such a vibrant fabric as the jumping off point, Sarah decides it best to keep the furniture neutral. Finding several affordable Eastlake pieces, the bed ($175), desk chair ($75) and chest ($200) are all sprayed with a few coats of SR29, Snowfall. Keeping things light and bright, Sarah also chooses to upgrade to a 100% wool white broadloom with a waffle texture.

The room gets another hit of colour, this time on the barrel vaulted ceiling in the room's alcove. A splash of bright orange (pulled from the quilt) brings attention to the ceiling's architectural detail, while at the same time highlighting a vintage pagoda chandelier.

Vaulted Ceiling: Para Paints, SR7, Apricot

Salvaged corbels from The Door Store support a
desk top rescued from the adjoining girls' bath.

Tommy finds these patterned disks which complement
all of the colourful, patterned fabrics used in the room.

Kathryn M. Ireland, Suzani Safi, Fiesta

The girls' room has an adjoining bath, where Sarah keeps expenses in line by spending just $2,058 of the upgrade budget to add a few special touches. A combination of cream and white subway tiles laid in a unique pattern are an affordable option in the shower enclosure.

An antique desk is repurposed as a vanity.
The original top is removed, and a marble top,
backsplash and vessel sink are added.

To provide much needed storage in the bath,
the desk was modified to include a low shelf.

A chrome faucet from Rubinet stands
tall above the vessel sink.

I'm sure any young girl would love to call this space her own! What did you like about this room? Anything you didn't like? Leave a comment below with your thoughts!

All room photos courtesy of HGTV Canada.

1 comment:

  1. I have yet to watch this episode although after seeing these rooms in person and reading all the blog posts, feel like I don't need to! The best part to me seems to be those lovely aged corbels.


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