I was so excited when TechCraft Style contacted me and asked if I might be interested in taking part of their Wall Bed campaign designed to showcase not only how fabulous their Wall Beds are in terms of practicality, but also, how stylish they can be.
With $500 in hand, my challenge was to select a wall bed from TechCraft Style’s catalogue (I chose the Allegra Double Sideways model) and ‘make it pop.’ I had originally designated my upstairs landing for the bed but once it was delivered and realized how substantial it was, I knew that wasn’t going to fly so I quickly diverted to Plan B, which was the long wall in our basement where my husband’s desk used to reside.
Here’s how that spot looked prior to Wall Bed…
(photo by Ashley Capp)
After clearing things out so that the Wall Bed could be installed, this was the before situation… Closed bed…
And then I went to the business of styling the thing.
To start, I had my Super Allen make a shelf out of IKEA pre-fab ones to sit on top of the headboard area so that I could art it up.
And after that, I had some plywood cut to shape and used a graphic black and white fabric to upholster the back. I then used some of my favourite art pieces from around my home to make the whole thing pretty styles.
And for the bedding, I chose to keep things simple with a pair of large wool cushions, a leather lumbar roll and a vintage Moroccan blanket for some restrained pizzaz. All of that came together to make this sort of business…
So there you have it.
I tried to make my TechCraft Style wall bed fit its surroundings so definitely stuck to the black and white/graphic neutral scheme that I had going on in the rest of the space.
I’m really happy with how it came together and am feeling super duper lucky styles that a double bed that takes up virtually no space is now mine.
Things that look good and are practical to boot are most definitely a winning combo in my books:)
Oh and PS…I was lucky enough to take part in this challenge along with 3 other super talented designers. Their wall beds are also being revealed so make sure you follow along with today’s twitter chat hosted by @TechCraftStyle (#DesignerStyle)…
…to see what they got up to with theirs.