Blue Bedroom

I stumbled upon this blue bedroom and really liked the saturated color in the walls and the giant-scale painting at the head of the bed. Further investigation revealed that this bedroom was created by...

Extreme Makeover Home Edition! I've watched the show a few times, but had to put up with a lot of mockery from my architect husband for doing so. Nonetheless, this Chatham House bedroom project, one of Ty Pennington's specials, really sparked my interest.

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The painting behind the bed is by artist John Paul Strain. Strain is a renowned painter of Civil War-era scenes. I really enjoyed reading his take on the wild experience of working with Extreme Makeover.

The painting is 5' by 5' and Ty framed it with wood molding finished with a coat of silver paint. It looks terrific and is a great idea for DIY framing of oversized pieces.

Click here for more looks at this beautiful blue bedroom coming together. Top photo: Timothy Bell. Bottom photo: John Paul Strain.

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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and children in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.

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