Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Before & After Peaceful Bedroom Makeover

I've been wanting to share this bedroom makeover for months, because it was for one of the loveliest couples I've met. Their house feels fresh and happy as soon as you walk in the front door. 
And the structure of the master bedroom was awesome--high ceilings, a little loft area, and great light. 

But the window placement was tricky, and the dark furniture made the room feel heavy and choppy. Plus, they wanted to move from a queen to a king bed, without making the room feel cramped. We also wanted to distract from the off center windows....so we placed ivory linen drapes across the entire length of the bed wall, and chose a light upholstered bed, with some curve, and some light colored side tables...

 BEFORE:

AFTER:


Facing the bed, there's a 3/4 height wall that needed something lighter, but with just as much storage as this big guy:

BEFORE:

I liked the idea of this french Wisteria chest, but the dimensions weren't quite right, and it would have killed the budget....


So I searched around a bit, and came across this awesome chest from Old Lucketts for less than a third of the Wisteria one--cha-ching. The color was fine, but not airy enough, and the hardware looked chintzy in person

So I painted the insets of the top drawers, and created faux insets on the remainder, and added some hardware similar to the those of the nightstands...

AFTER:
I like that the mirror creates a nice backdrop for my clients collection of silver frames and old family photos, and also picks up in the nailhead of the bed.


14 comments:

  1. Beautiful job, very calm, restful!

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  2. I love how the window treatments balance out the windows and the chest turned out lovely! Very nice!

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  3. It looks great! isn't it funny but curtains really do solve so many problems -haha. Great job!

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