Well, my day is off to a rocky start. After staying up until 1:00am trying to work out the details of my banquette design, and tracking my FedEx package from Lamps Plus (my new kitchen light…yay!), I then woke up at 4:00am with a stuffy nose, and a very dry and scratchy sore throat.
After staring at the ceiling for what seemed like an eternity (and hearing Matt sleeping so peacefully…grrrrr!), I finally got up, used my netti pot, gargled with salt water, took some colloidal silver (are you proud of me, Mom?!), and poked around on the internet a bit. At 8:00am, I couldn’t hold my eyes open anymore, so I went back to bed.
Now it’s almost 10:30am, and I’m just now getting my day started. Definitely NOT a good start…especially when I need to finish up work so I can get to the fun stuff–finishing my banquette this weekend!!
So what I showed y’all yesterday was just the very initial idea. I literally grabbed the first white upholstered headboard that I could find on the internet, and stuck it on my photo. After some thinking, some tweaking, some modifying, some sending photos back and forth to my mom, I’ve realized that my initial idea (diamond tufting and an arched back) simply won’t work in that space.
The final design will look more like this:
[photo courtesy of my uber talented mom]
Ahhh…much better, don’t you think? As much as I wanted an arched back and deep diamond tufting, it just would have looked forced in this space.
I’m still going to do button tufting, but it’ll be simpler, with more of a contemporary look…
And that’s where I need your opinion!
I’ve found two that I really like. The first one is a square tufting:
And the second one is a diamond tufting:
So please, give me your input!!
I’ll be starting on this first thing tomorrow morning, so vote fast!! 🙂
The diamond tufting is certainly winning out, and I’ve had several people say that I should stick with the blue buttons. I did two quick photo edits to show how each would look.
Diamond tufting with white buttons:
Diamond tufting with turquoise buttons:
If you have an opinion, please feel free to share!