Feb 12, 2008


I thought this dash of color would catch your attention...in keeping with the colors of Valentine's Day, I thought I would post a little pink, coral, and chocolate colors of a project that I worked on a while ago.

I had wanted to post the "after" photos of a entire room that I worked on and designed in conjunction with David Suttle, designer and architect. However, as I started to load the photos, there were so many projects for this one bedroom, that it will have to be a series of postings. I had forgotten how much custom work I actually did on this one project!

I can only show you sections of the room I designed and produced and not the entire room, as I am told it may appear in a design magazine. But for today, I am starting out with the largest of all the projects - the custom bed and bedding!

This bedding was designed for a lovely teenage girl who is very appreciative of all that her parents provide for her. She is classy, hip, and loves pink and chocolate brown. Not done in my signature Elizabeth House colors of creams, whites, tans, browns and black, this room is still very elegant, but youthful.

Everything you see was custom designed and built - even the bed itself!

These photos do not do it justice, as they were snapped on the fly and not styled. It was getting late and I happened to bring my camera along and snapped away. I hope to go back, style the shots and do it right. But for now, these will do.

Before we get to the photos, I would like to take a moment to say that while many of us aren't fortunate enough to afford such luxuries (a lot of what you see is silk), it does my heart good to see a young teeneager appreciate my work as well as everything she is given. She is the most polite, sincere young lady and she has a very good understanding that most people don't get custom-designed beds and bedding. And having said that, while the rest of us may not have a custom bedding set, we are still able to customize our own haven with our own personal touches.

Whether it is throw pillow that your aunt made, or a pair of heirloom pillow cases, or an antique jeweled brooch that is pinned on a new pillow, it is these little personal touches that make a house a home and a room warm.

Thank you for warming my heart and always remember it is your personal touch that gives your home its soul.

From my house to your house,


This area was designed for the headboard of the bed to fit perfectly inside. Wall sconces are added later. The color of the wall is a pale pink.

The silk, chocolate crown is mounted to the ceiling. A chain cover is made of the same material. The bed is covered in a dusty rosy-brown chenille fabric.

Chris, a wonderful carpetner, is installing the dowls that he made, and I painted, to hold the drapes of the canopy. The measuring and re-measuring of this project was numerous!

Chocolate, silk rosettes are at the base of the dowls to finish off the drape.

The canopy is lined with a silk check, which goes with the dust ruffle below.

A punch of grape silk and green monograhm gives this pillow a little edge for a teenager.

The complete bedding set used over 100 yards of fabric....I died and went to fabric heaven with this fun project!


Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Outstanding job!! Absolutely fabulous and beautiful!!!

SweetAnnee said...

All i can say

absolutely gorgeous!!


Anonymous said...

Wow that looks really beautiful & elegant Elizabeth, thank you for sharing.
Leonie - Australia

secretleaves said...

Hi E. How much fun for me to FINALLY see the finished product! It turned out beautifully--not that I ever had any doubts. I'm sure the bedroom's new owner LOVES it and she is the envy of all her friends.


Anonymous said...

What beautiful, beautiful fabrics!

Anonymous said...

Hey yaya sista!
What a beautiful bedroom! How blessed she is...love the colors and is a perfect place for a young girl to dream her dreams!


Anonymous said...

Wow!!! It's just so beautiful. I can't wait to see more of your work.
You have innate talent.


lindaharre said...

OMG Elizabeth.......It is simply fabulous! Fit for a queen!!!!!

Yoli said...

That is breath taking. Wow, girl that is seriously beautiful.

blessings said...

I can't imagine! You have the best job!! And I just read your previous post about you and Randy. Sounds so similar to my own life. There's something incredibly alluring about a man in love with God, isn't there?! I'm still working on my relationship with God so, among other reasons, I can be that alluring to my husband. Have a wonderful weekend. Blessings... Polly

Cabin 19 Supply Company said...

wow...can't say anthing else but wow, wow, WOW!

Country French Antiques said...

Stunning, just stunning.
What a talented lady you are.
Thanks for sharing!

Sarah said...

Elizabeth,love the fabric, would love to see more pictures.Your photos are great and so artistic. sarah

Eva Agnes said...

Hi Elizabeth,
lovely colors and fabric as usual. I wish I could find that Interior magazine here where I live.
I hope you don't mind that I have a post about you in my blog....?!
Love Eva Agnes

Eva Agnes said...

What was this?

AGENT 77 said...

Åh what a wonderful room and the bedding is så pretty..i like it alot..very nice to look at your blogg. thanks!! love Elizabetth from Sweden

Anonymous said...

Elizabeth, Elizabeth, where art thou?

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Hi! I am back from being out of town on business for a week - I am working on another posting as soon as I get caught up - thank you for asking about my whereabouts - miss writing and will get a post out soon.


Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

GORRRRRGEOUS! Wow. Fantastic design and colors. I want my room to look like that!

Judy said...

What a lucky young lady! So glad to know that she was appreciative and loved the room. WOW!

Joy Jones said...

Hi Elizabeth! The word that first pops to mind is "YUMMY!" Thank you for sharing such a BEAUTIFUL bed....so inspiring!

xoxo ~ Joy J.

wanderlustnpixiedust said...

Beautiful and fit for a queen!

Unknown said...

How can your gorgeous items be purchased?

Elizabeth Maxson said...

HI Della,

Thank you for the lovely comment. At this time I am concentrating more on my writing and photography. The work I did was all custom work that I designed - one of a kind. Once in a great while I may design for a special client, if my schedule allows, but for now, I am busy writing and shooting or designing for my own projects.

Thank you for asking though!
Elizabeth :-)

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