Mayflower Cottage: Red Room
This is my favorite room at the cabin. When designing an entire home at once it’s hard to keep it cohesive. What we decided to do is carry the same white color – Benjamin Moore’s Chatilly Lace – throughout all the bedrooms. This is a crisp white that makes pops of color really stand out.
However, when the white paint went up on the walls it started looking quite institutional so we knew we had to bring some texture. The board and batten on the feature wall of each room was an easy and inexpensive way to do this. It creates a similar feel to a shiplap wall but much easier to install and much cheaper. A sheet of MDF cut into appropriate size strips. There are tons of how to videos to follow on Youtube.
The headboard was found on Kijiji and was originally black. I bought a can of glossy red spray paint and in 10 minutes it was completely transformed! We matched the red to a quilt that was purchased at QE Home and the patterned mat from Winners. These accents have a cozy cabin feel, which is needed against the crisp white.
The mantelpiece was purchased with the house but was originally in the living room. A coat of white paint brought it back to life and with the addition of wallpaper from Winners, it gives the tin tile look, which is super popular right now.
The chandelier is another Kijiji find for only $25! I took off all the jewels and spray-painted it a flat white. This made such a difference! To really make it pop we added a 12-inch ceiling medallion.