Since then, Vince and I have been roaming Manila's furniture shops, department stores and bed boutiques looking for the perfect tufted headboard. We've found a few but they never did quite meet our standards. So when Ethan Allen announced that they had a design contest and a tufted headboard was one of the prizes, it was kismet!
Ethan Allen's rules were simple:
1. Choose one piece from their collection and highlight it.
2. Create a concept about how any space--big or small--can be made lovely with the right furniture and accessories.
3. Design an entire room around the chosen piece. I can use other Ethan Allen pieces and my own furniture and accessories.
Of course you all know what that one Ethan Allen piece I chose! I chose the Jensen tufted headboard!
Here's the concept I came up with (special thanks to the advice and active participation of my wonderful husband, the one with the real taste in design—Vince Sales!):
This is the whole setting up at the Pioneer showroom:
|My little wall!|
|These guys are so fast and efficient!|
|That's Angel of Ethan Allen arranging my sheets and pillows.|
Yes, those are really mine!
|I brought my steamer so I can smooth out the creases.|
|My pet peeve is wrinkly sheets and pillows!|
|Last few touches!|
And here's the result!
|Except for the major pieces and rug, everything in this set-up—from cradle|
and sheets to flowers and rocking horse—is really my property!
|I think I want that tufted armchair and mirrored chest...|
|These are my design consultants, Sharon and Angel.|
Do you like it? There are more photos in The One Ethan Allen Challenge Facebook page. You can also check out the other challengers' rooms. They're also nice!
But there can only be one winner!
Please vote for MY room! Make sure to like my bedroom in the album called OFFICIAL ENTRIES. There you can vote for my room (yes, my room, ha!). So pleeeeeeeease VOTE FOR ME by "liking" my room! Thank you so much!
UPDATE: I won! Hooray!