The other day we received a message from one of our lovely readers, Sherry. She is a fellow lover of Kelly Wearstler’s Imperial Trellis, and she wants to add some serious drama to her current bedroom.
Here is her question:
First- time- blogger here….
Anyways, I was wondering what you guys thought of this selection of fabric & wallpaper:
First, I have a charcoal grey headboard (with nickel studded trim) it is a eastern king so it takes up most of the back wall, but I would like to put imperial trellis in charcoal with imperial trellis drapes also in charcoal behind the bed? The charcoal matches the bed brillantly. too much????
The wall is about 15 feet with three windows above the bed, so I would like to cover the windows all together and and have the wall and drapes flow into one, with a circular glam mirror on each wall taking up a good portion of the wall without drapes ? too crazy???? -Sherry
Well Sherry, to start off.. you had me at Imperial Trellis. I’m a huge fan of Kelly Wearstler and F. Shcumacher, so when the two combined I just had to get my hands on this stuff!
Sometimes its hard to fully visualize your idea until it’s done. But with such an expensive fabric and wallapaper, you kind of have to commit with your idea from the get go. I’ve found some others who have combined the wallpaper with the same color in the fabric (none of which are charcoal sadly), but I think it will help put your idea into perspective.
Here they’re using the coffee fabric/wallpaper:
and here they’re using the same coffee with an exact coffee colored headboard just like your charcoal on charcoal and although those aren’t glam mirrors they can still give you an idea of how yours would look:
So if you can mentally combine the two images, you should get a pretty good idea of how it would all look. I think it’s completely doable, especially since you’re using the charcoal. Being a huge fan of grey and white I think it will really look dramatic. However, in order to achieve this drama, I think that you should only use the Imperial Trellis on this one wall. It would create the most impact and visual interest, giving the illusion that the entire wall is acting as a focal point and oversized headboard. Your bedroom should be a place of relaxation and tranquility, so if you continued the wallpaper on all 4 walls it could get a little too crazy too fast like this:
Which is great for an entry way, but not really a bedroom. So are you still excited about the idea? If you’re starting to second guess it all here are some more subtle Imperial Trellis options that still give the same elegant look, but are a little less intense:
Using the tone on tone glossy options still give the trellis vibe, but are a lot more subtle which could make your bed pop more. You could even still use it in the drapery while keeping a neutral wall to accent the drapery and headboard:
Or do the reverse. Keep the drapery neutral while the wall retains that nice bold print:
Or if you’re shying away from the idea all together you can frame portions of the fabric creating some unique art pieces. This is also a great alternative to those who can’t afford yards and yards of this gorgeous fabric:
And last but not least, here are some fun glam mirrors to place on either side, which will really open up the space and add that extra punch of elegance:
I hope you stick with your original plan. Imperial Trellis can look really beautiful when it’s done right. Be sure to send me your progress and finished room so we can see how it all turned out. Good luck Sherry!
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Until next time!