Our Bedroom Plans

OK, I said “our” bed room plans when Charlie’s only plan is to sleep.  My plan, on the other hand, is to decorate after the reno. The walls are now a pale creamy yellow but the two of us have agreed on a new color for the walls: Virtuoso by Glidden.

Virtuoso by Glidden

  Inspiration for the room comes in part from the photo below.

French doors from our second floor bedroom to a porch.

 We’re hoping to have French doors to a newly-built second story porch where we can have morning coffee at our Bistro Set . 

The partially finished mood board is below.

The look is French without being feminine.

  We already have a king-size French sleigh bed made by Grange. It appears to be cherry.

King size Grange sleigh bed

 We inherited marble- topped inlaid French bombe chests for bedside tables.

Inlaid bombe 3-drawer chest

 Each drawer has a bow detail.

Detail of drawer

The corners under the marble are cut metalwork.

Metal corner detail

 Another inspiration photo is this sleigh bed with a wall of books surrounding the window.

A wall of books would help with storage as well as lend an interesting solidity to the room.

 I must decide whether to put shelves on the new French door wall or on the exisiting window wall. It’s definitely a decision I can put off until later.

We’re also planning to use the following 2 chests of drawers.  Charlie’s dresser  we plan to refinish.

Charlie's chest

Mine I’m going to paint.

Jo's chest of drawers

I’m going to try to make my chest of drawers the color of the desk below with a black faux-marbre top.

I'm planning a finish like this with a painted black marble top.

 Over our bed I’d love to have a map of Paris like the one in the photo below. I’m hoping to print a copy from Pigtown Design.

I'd like a multi-framed map over the bed, possibly of Paris.

 We have a pair of Limoges lamps which need new barrel-shaped shades. I’d like to use these on the side tables.

Limoges hand-painted iris lamp - set of 2

 The furniture placement will probably be limited by the size of the room and door placement.  When the architect gets back to me with some ideas I can better address this issue. My preference would be the headboard of the bed on an inside wall looking out over the treetops.  Two chairs or a small sofa in the bedroom would be terrific. And maybe we’ll use the dining room rug in the bedroom for a change and put the current bedroom rug in the new conservatory.

Finally, here’s the tentative floor plan.

The bed is positioned to look out the window (not pictured) between the 2 chairs.

 The plan above may seem upside down but the bed would actually face the back of the house. O, so many plans! Have you got any plans? Short term or long term?


Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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