Will the Green Drapes and The Governor’s Party Painting Still Work for Summer?

The Governor

Welcome to the 693rd Metamorphosis Monday!

Last year I got a bug in my bustle and decided to finally add some art to the wall behind my bed.

Tartan Red & Green Bedding


Adding this beautiful Chuck Pinson Giclee made such a dramatic difference to the room, I decided to keep going and finally added some beautiful “worn velvet” drapes to the windows. They aren’t heavy-looking in person, as velvet drapes could sometimes feel since they are supposed to depict aged/old drapes that are thinner and more worn. I really loved the changes but wondered if they would look okay when I changed my fall/winter bedding over to my spring/summer bedding. (What’s left of the tartan bedding is available here: Tartan Bedding.)

Updating Bedroom with New Drapes, Tartan Bedding


Here’s a better view of the painting. It’s definitely a winter/Christmasy scene but I love it so much, I’ve decided to keep it here year-round.

Bedding for Birders, Chickadee Bedding


This weekend I changed all the bedding out for spring and summer.

Classic Bedroom, 4-Poster Bed


Here’s how the bedding looks with the painting.

4-Poster bed dressed for spring and summer


I was thinking this weekend, I’m glad the painting doesn’t just have the exact colors that are in my bedding, how boring would that be if the painting exactly matched the bedding in the color scheme. I love the moody evening sky in the painting and how it pairs/contrasts with the other colors.

Spring-Summer Bedding


Here’s a closer view of the painting against the colors in the bedding. This bedding is quite old, but I still love it after all these years. Not sure when or if I’ll ever change it.

The Governor's Party, Chuck Pinson


When I shared this painting back in the fall/winter, I know a few of you wanted me to raise the painting up. Initially, I did have it up a few inches higher, but that placed it outside the height/top of the bedposts and it looked terrible. I don’t mind the edges of the pillow shams grazing over the lower part of the frame. To me, it looks more natural that way–more relaxed and less formal. Also, when the pillows are removed at bedtime, the painting is the perfect height above the headboard. So please don’t ask me to move the painting up, trust me, I tried that initially and didn’t like how it looked. If you scroll back up to the photos of the winter bedding, you can see the top of the headboard peeking out between the pillows to see what I mean.

The Governor's Party, Chuck Pinson


Here are two photos in brighter lighting–comparing the drapes directly against the summer bedding.

Worn Velvet Drapes, Bedroom


They are called “worn velvet” but not really velvet. That’s just the name they were given. I do love the texture they add to this room.

Worn Green Velvet Drapes for Bedroom


It was still that hazy, morning light out when I took these photos this morning. It gives you a feel for how the room looks in the evening. The drapes are a medium to dark green and I think that works well with my summer bedding, too. Excuse the wrinkled dust ruffle. It’s only been a couple of days so the wrinkles haven’t all fallen out from where it was folded up and put away for winter. I may steam those out today to speed up the process.

Spring Summer Bedroom Makeover


So what do you think? I love how the painting is keeping a little Christmas here in my bedroom all year long. I’m happy with how the draperies look with my spring/summer bedding. They aren’t really as dark as they look in this morning light. I’ll take some photos in brighter light sometime soon to share how it looks during the daytime, but at least this will give you an idea of how it looks early morning and late evening. (Draperies are available here: Worn Velvet Draperies with Blackout Lining.)

Classic Bedroom, 4-Poster Bed


Update: Here’s a photo taken around 11:00 AM this morning–a bit brighter out now.

Traditional Bedroom, Classic Style, Summer Bedding


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Author: Andy Edwards