Jun 14, 2009

AT HOME St. Louis Magazine's Habitat for Humanity project -- Sherrel's room

It's been fun working again with AT HOME St. Louis Magazine on yet another successful community project, this time with Habitat for Humanity. You may remember last year's project with Haven of Grace.

I was teamed up with designers Ellen Alvey and Becky Noelker. What a blast working with these talented women. We decorated Sherrel's top attic bedroom.

Sherrel gave us only one direction, blue walls with black and white accents and fabric. We loved the idea! All we added to the design plan were the pops of red.

All items were donated by generous area vendors and subscribers to the magazine. I donated the Ashley Furniture lamp to the right of the bed. The artwork was donated by a St. Louis favorite, Laura Gunn.

Sherrel and her friends helped paint the room. They also assisted us in painting the furniture.

See photos below with captions that tell the story.

Above, we laid out all the fabrics and a fun lamp shade for Sherrel to view and approve.

Above, old chest found in basement.

Above, after a bit of paint. We accentuated the lines already in the piece. The hardware is the same, original flower shaped knobs. We just spray painted them white and then dipped the edges in black. So cute! the scroll pattern on the top drawer was inspired by an are rug in the room.

Above, room before.

Above, room after.

Above, we slip covered this grandma chair in a fashion-forward pop of polka dots! Not your grandma's polka dots, but big ones. The red pillow was a bonus, made of found scrap fabric. Could not have planned that if we had tried.

Above, the three musketeers, left to right, Becky Noelker, Ellen Alvey, and me.

Artist Laura Gunn with her paintings.

Above, I can't resist this photo of Paul Pagano, designer, who worked on the basement of the home. He would drop by our room and entertain us. Watch it now, don't split your pants!

Sherrel thinks her room is hot!


Whitney Johnson said...

Great room, and great pic of you! Like the haircut!

Deb said...

what great looking rooms!! where, oh where, did those fabulous polka-dots come from?? where would I, a
Chicago-suburb girl, be able to obtain them? ESPECIALLY that RED!!
I have a friend that's from St. Louis that "goes home" frequently. Would she be able to score some dots for me? Could the fabric be ordered and shipped to me?

Thanks for your time!

Debbie Myers
Batavia, IL

dana's design studio said...

Deb, thanks for asking about the fabric. The black and white dots can be found at Anatols. You can google them and send them a photo of my blog post and they can help you ID the fabric. They sell their fabric online under another name which I forget. But call them and they will tell you. The red dot fabric is discontinued.