Master Bedroom in Rhode Island - Juniper Home

Master Bedroom in Rhode Island


The arrival of this baby is imminent (Michael is timing my contractions as I type this). There were plenty of false starts this weekend though, so we’ll see when she actually decides to grace us with her presence!

My own bedroom is coming along, but it’s not finished like I hoped it would be after this weekend. It’s probably going to take another week or two to finish it now. As a consolation prize, I’ll share photos of a bedroom I decorated earlier this year in Rhode Island. There hadn’t been an opportunity to take the ‘after’ photos until recently. My INCREDIBLY talented photographer friend, Terese, took these photos for me. Seriously, Boston friends, if you need a last minute family Christmas card photo shoot, Terese is your gal. She is especially amazing with children.

Now for the room play-by-play.

The inspiration for this room began with this fabric from Calico Corners.

I love the colors – magenta, peacock blue and chartreuse!

My (unfortunately now retired) Boston seamstress sewed the lined and interlined pinch-pleated panels for $50 each – a total steal. I found her through craigslist, asked her for pricing and for pictures of her work. She was so great to work with.

The polished nickel curtain hardware was a sale find at West Elm. I love the bit of sparkle they bring. The woven shades were a clearance item at Home Depot.

The vintage love seats were a total eBay score. They are made by Henredon and are super high-quality. We got them both for $560 total. The existing green trellis fabric works well for now and my client has grand plans for reupholstering these gems at some point down the road.

The cream rug is from IKEA. The hanging pendant lamp is Mitchell Gold+Bob Williams. The large mirror on the wall to the right of the love seats is a vintage mid-century find from Craigslist. I love that mirror so much – it was hard to part with!

The artwork above the sofas is by Molly M. They are very affordable laser cuts. We framed the pieces in my favorite Target frames, which were painted out in magenta craft paint.

My client had a carpenter add a window seat and a seamstress made the seat cushion and skirt out of some fabric from JoAnns. The small black side table was a clearance find at Target.

The monogrammed linen pillow is from the Shabby Chic store and the green and peacock blue pillows are from Crate & Barrel.

I bought plain white fabric shades at the Christmas Tree Shoppe (which is very similar to a BigLots, for those of you not familiar) for just a few dollars each. The shades have a fun scallop detail at the bottom, which I loved. I simply used about a yard and a half (for two shades) of this fabric from Calico and glued on (Fabritac) the yardage directly to the existing fabric shade.

The headboard was something my client purchased on clearance from Pier 1 – it was a dark and heavy wooden piece. We wanted to add more fabric and texture to the room, so we simply added a 2×4 to square off the headboard,

and then wrapped it all up with an egg crate mattress pad (cheapest foam out there!) and batting and some peacock blue velvet and stapled everything into place.

Here’s a ‘during’ shot from installation day:

And the ‘after’:

The bedding is Barbara Barry’s ‘Pearl’, available here on great sale. My client found her entire set, brand new in the package, on eBay for about 1/5 the retail price. It pays to stalk eBay!!

The side table lamps are from Restoration Hardware (no longer available, though these are close), and the shades are custom silk from a local lighting shop.

The side tables are my favorite part of the room. We really wanted a pair of mirrored nightstands, but found that those are either cheapy looking or crazy expensive. So we went the DIY route and silver-leafed over some seriously ugly clearance side tables from Home Goods. I need to dig up the photos on this project and will do a separate post on that later.

The knobs are vintage lucite from eBay. The peony art is from the extremely talented photographer and etsy seller, Kari Herer. The black and white photo of pots (below) is from West Elm, currently on sale in stores for $30. The clock is from Pottery Barn.

This was such a fun project! A huge thanks to my wonderful Rhode Island client, Ms. K. And many, many thanks to Terese for the photos!

Okay, wish me luck! I’m just PRAYING that I go into real labor soon. I’m so DONE!!

lots of love,

What did you think?
Leav a Comment

88 thoughts on “Master Bedroom in Rhode Island

  1. Oh, you are one dedicated lady. Although I sewed baby pants in between contractions, so who am I to talk… I hope you are holding that sweet baby when the sun comes up again.

    The room is beautiful– so many great finds!

  2. Oh girl – I feel for ya. Just had baby #4 and – man – those last few months are enough to kill a woman!

    Do you ever come out west? I want to hire you to do MY master bedroom in Salt Lake City!

  3. Oh! Hope you are doing great and this baby is on it's way!
    Knowing you, you'll make it and give the delivery unit a make over too…

    Nice work ont the Rhode Island home!

    Victoria, wishing you a safe journey!

  4. Best of luck Jenny. Hoping you have a great labor and a wonderful next couple of days with your family.

    The room is absolutely gorgeous. It's fun and fresh. Great inspiration for a master bedroom!

  5. I can't believe you were posting with contractions – you're such an ace!!

    The bedroom is outstanding – love each and every detail, ESPECIALLY those gorgeous nightstands!

    Take Care and Good Luck!!

  6. Best of luck Jenny. I can not believe you are still posting . Where do you find the energy.
    Room is absolutely gorgeous. So clever.
    Good luck.

  7. I LOVE it!! And I am DYING over the side tables!! Can't wait for the tutorial on that one.

    Good luck with the baby!

  8. ok, what are you doing up at 4:00 ???? I thought you were having a baby?!!!!!!

    good luck – maybe your in labor reading blogs!

    this bedroom is fabulous – you are the best!

  9. Whoooo hoooo Little Rhody gets a tremendous workup; great room!

    (sorry, I cannot control myself being a Rhode Islander. Whenever I see any mention of RI I go bonkers b/c most people have never heard of it)

  10. Oh my gosh! This room is wonderful I absolutely LOVE the side tables, the colors, the symetry, the headboard, the window fixtures…. just everything. Great job!

  11. Wow Jenny – the room is stunning and thank you for all the links! I love how you show every piece and part of your process. Can't wait to see the silver leaf how-to… I'm dying of curiosity!

  12. Beautiful bedroom, but esp. great because you made it work within a budget. Love that. I adore the silver leaf and look forward to hearing how you did it. Good luck with your baby girl. What a blessing right at Christmas!

  13. Love, love, love this room, especially all the DIY projects! I'm inspired. I'm excited to read your instructions for silver-leafing the side tables. I also love the fabric over the inexpensive shades projects. I'd love to read a step-by-step for that one too. Wishing you a quick and easy delivery! I can't wait to read about your new baby.

  14. Love this room!! What color did you use on the walls? I'm about to move and couldn't decide what color to paint my room but I just figured it out after seeing this post! =)

  15. I am also dying for the tutorial for the silver leaf side tables! They are stunning. You do such beautiful work!
    Trusting all goes well with the birth, good luck!

  16. Thanks for the shout out Jenny! I wonder if you have a new little bambina by now. I hope all is well. I wish all your readers could see your rooms in person. It is really quite an experience.

  17. Love Terese! And also love your designs. I've been a lurker for a while now. You have fans down here in Atlanta as I've heard your name here and there. Best of luck with baby no. 3!!

  18. I love that green pillow from crate&barrel could you tell me if it is the olive color or the chartreuse, it's hard to tell the actual color online but I want to order it and I want the same one you have in the room!


  19. Hi everyone,

    Thanks for the nice comments! No baby yet – still in a holding pattern with early labor contractions. (grr)

    The paint color is a custom mix, but it is very close to Benjamin Moore's Bleecker Beige (a really really great neutral).

    The Crate&Barrel pillow is the chartreuse shade.

    Stay tuned later this week, or early next week, for the tutorial on silver leafing. It is such a doable and even fun project!!


  20. I am literally wiggling around in my office chair with excitement over this, Jenny, it is such an AMAZING room! Wow!

    Can't wait to hear about your little one's arrival. Thinking about you!

  21. Beautiful, Jenny! Fabulous work. I love that you are blogging while in labor. Too much! Wishing you a quick and pain-free labor and birth (although it may be too late for that!). :)

  22. I would not have thought to mount a roman shade above the window frame leave a bit of the frame exposed on the sides, and I love the way it turned out! This actually solves a problem I have in a room where I'd like to put a roman shade.

  23. omg. I died! I may have to make a headboard like that for my new bed from Santa! Good luck with the new little nugget! Thanks for sharing!

  24. stunning jenny! i adore your work. i love how you positioned the bed, too. our bedroom looks similar in shape and we have our bed along the long wall. i think moving it to the short wall and adding a sitting area might be a great solution. although, we don't have your clients amazing windows!

    i'll keep you and baby on my prayers! here's a healthy, safe and fast delivery.

  25. hey jenny! LOTS of fabulous ideas! thank you! i can't wait for you to show us how you silver leafed those tables. i was about to do it to a sideboard i have, but i may wait and learn from your experience! i have a 12 day old (he's my 3rd) and i hope you get your little girl quickly too!

  26. A-MA-ZING. I adore everything you did, and cannot wait to read about how you silver leafed those awesome bombe side tables.

    That gorgeous bird linen print is a deadringer for a Robert Allen fabric called Eleria in a few different colorways. I love the purple combo!

You May Also Like
View More