Designer Dissection: Venice Bedroom

Designer Dissection: Venice Bedroom

Feb 17, 2006

A while back I entered my bedroom in the fall colors contest, and many readers asked where I bought the items for my space. I figured since its bedroom month on Apartment Therapy, I would repost the bedroom pictures and let you know where I purchased all of the items for the space.

My inspiration for the room came from the boutique hotels I have stayed in LA and Palm Springs. I wanted to create a space that looked most like a hotel bedroom, so I could pretend I was on vacation (all the time).

My room is very small and I had to maximize the space as best as I could. I did not have any room for a dresser and needed storage for my TV and my clothes. I found a cabinet from Ikea (Magiker), which fit perfectly in the space but the only problem was that it only came in birch, I decided to paint it black, which I do not recommend since the paint can peal off easy. The doors actually came in black and I decided to customize the cabinet by adding white trim and stick one Lucite handles.

The small bench was another piece I custom made. I had my upholsterer create a cushion to the exact measurements of the corner and attached peg legs that I painted white from my local hardware store.

Rug:Ikea (in grey)

Cabinet: Ikea (purchased black doors – not sure if they sell them anymore.) Magiker Shelf; Magiker doors.

Hardware and trim for cabinet: Koontz hardware
Red bench: Custom made
Chandelier: Vintage

Paint color: Behr - Granite Grey (

Bed sheets, hanging lamps and drapes; Ikea
(Hanging shades, Drapes)

Headboard: Custom
Vintage side tables: Ebay
Handles for side tables: Koontz hardware
Red Vases: Umbra (painted red)
Syroco wall clock and mirror: Vintage
Syroco Birds: Ebay

- Vanessa De Vargas (aka Turquoise)

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