As seen on HGTV's Flipping the Block, Amanda Marks and her boyfriend Curtis Goldin layered textures and patterns to create a charming cottage-style master bedroom. The upholstered headboard features nail head trim – a subtle but elegant accent.
The client works from home from time to time and wanted a place where she could have total privacy. A beautiful desk and tailored chair were design musts. The metallic Clarke and Clarke wallpaper brought it all together.
The biggest splurge in the master bedroom was the custom upholstered headboard, which grounds the space and keeps the scale and proportion of the main pieces in check. Although the fabric used for its upholstery came to less than $100, the nail head detail was triple that price. The nail heads themselves are not expensive (usually priced by the 1000 unit box), but the labor and time involved to apply them as a custom pattern comes at a high cost. To create the pattern, a template is first made from paper, then laid in place along the upholstery. Referring to the template, a skilled upholstery professional applies each nail head by hand using a rubber mallet, ensuring even placement and perfectly level lines. Altogether, nail head application for a headboard this size may take as much as two full days to complete.
Furniture embellishments are hot this season, and it's easy to add nail-head trim to an upholstered piece you already have. To break up the otherwise solid look of this flannel-check headboard, we added polished chrome nail-head trim to accentuate the panel's wingback details.
Interior designer Tiffany Brooks used salmon-colored material for the front of the office's elegant wingback desk chair, with a bone white fabric for the back. A nail head trim provides the perfect finishing touch.
Two matching accent chairs in the sitting area with tapered legs and nail head trim have a bit of a masculine feel. The chairs are paired with throw pillows with a feminine floral print that was also used for the pillows on the bed.
This chic master bedroom features a pale blue accent wall, an upholstered headboard with nail head trim and cream vintage side table. A well-placed beveled mirror lets in soft light from French doors and creates the illusion of more space.
Transitional design is best described as a mix of modern and traditional and it tends to work well with many other styles. The wingback chair used in the bedroom is upholstered in pinstripe wool and adorned with antique brass nail heads. The clean lines of the fabric give the otherwise traditional piece of furniture a clean, modern-day update.
If the thought of reupholstering an old chair makes you nervous, then this project is for you! All you need is fabric, a staple gun and some decorative nail head trim to breathe new life into a worn out piece of furniture.