Bedroom Makeover~Before/After

I know I've said this before, but I mean it every time…this is one of my favorite room transformations.   When Erik and Sara called upon me to help with their guest bedroom, their main complaint about the space was that it felt "unfinished".  Individually, they had great pieces (an upholstered headboard, a beautiful duvet, a rich brown leather chair and a dresser with sentimental value), but they weren't happy with the way these items looked together. 

Here's a quick look at the room (and dresser) "Before"… 



(Before)


After a brief consultation, I got to work creating a custom design plan for their space using their existing pieces as the basis of the design.  
Here was my inspiration board…




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Color, pattern, texture and carefully chosen accessories were used bring their existing pieces (the bed, duvet, dresser and leather chair) together in one cohesive, finished, custom design.   The plan included a dresser makeover project, new window treatments, additional bedding layers, custom paint color selection, new hardware and fun accessories.


Here is a tour of the space "after"...






These beautiful candle holders and clear lamp base were already owned by the client, tucked away in a closet.  The translucent quality of these pieces made them perfect for the nightstand in front of the window.  Together they create a non-view blocking table top vignette.







Speaking of the nightstand…it was built by Sara's father to coordinate with the dresser that received a makeover.  The top drawers of the dresser were removed to make room for storage baskets followed by a crisp white paint job, subtle distressing along the edges, and new hardware.  Instead of purchasing a nightstand with a similar look, her Dad offered to build her one.   







How lucky are you when your Dad can whip up a gorgeous piece of furniture at a moments notice?  Pretty lucky!






I tied their brown leather club chair into the design by incorporating dark roman shades layered under drapery panels and dark storage baskets inside the furniture.    






I recommended dark bronze window hardware and dresser drawer pulls to coordinate with the existing door hardware used throughout their home...







All of these rich brown accents provide amazing contrast to crisp white furniture, drapery and bedding. 
















Pops of muted yellow found in guest towels, family photos, pillows and lampshade are fun and unexpected. 













The new custom paint color selection provided drama.  The amazing moldings in this room are now highlighted by this fabulously rich will color.






This project a great example of how a room can still feel light and bright despite using a dark wall color.






Thank you, Erik and Sara for giving me the opportunity to create a design plan for your guest room.   Your home is exceptionally beautiful and it's been a pleasure working with you.  I hope your guests enjoy their cozy new digs.





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28 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh...are those gold and cream throw pillows? Where ever did you find those? Or the fabric to make them? They are gorgeous!!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Jamie. They are from a local discount home store;). Best, Sarah

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  2. thank you, Sarah! it's gorgeous as is all your work! we're so very happy! and you could have another job photographing our pets. chevy has never looked that cute ;)

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    1. My pleasure, Sara. Thank YOU!! Chevy was a pretty cute model and good company. ~Sarah

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  3. This is beautiful! I'm working on my guest room with a very similar idea/color scheme. I LOVE the dresser update. When you removed the drawer, did you have to build some type of bottom for the baskets to sit on? It's gorgeous! I can only hope that mine turns out as pretty as yours!

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    1. Hi Lori, Yes, they built a bottom were the drawer tracks used to be and painted it out in the same paint color. Thanks for your kind words. Sarah

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  4. I love the paint color and the bronze door knob plates! Beautiful job! Quick question-- where was the duvet purchased? (I know the homeowners already had it) I LOVE it!

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  5. I love the paint color and the bronze door knob plates! Beautiful job! Quick question-- where was the duvet purchased? (I know the homeowners already had it) I LOVE it!

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  6. Gorgeous! Can you reveal the name of the Paint color?? Perfect shade!

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    1. Thank you, Macy. The paint color is "Hosta" by Martha Stewart. Best, Sarah

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  7. Beautiful job! You are so talented! I love the bedding. Where did you get it?

    Christine

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  8. It's the Rosalie paisley from pottery barn. That's the duvet!

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    1. I don't think so. The Rosalie is red and orange. It looks more like the Sienna or Ashlyn paisley to me.

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    2. Nevermind, you're right. The Rosalie used to come in blue too but it is no longer available. Sorry.

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  9. AMAZING!!!! you have a talent ♥

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  10. I love this! It is absolutely perfect.


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  11. Beautiful! Any ideas on guest room in basement no close windows?

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  12. This room is so beautiful! Where is that palladium-esque (I'm just creating my own words here) mirror from?? Exactly what I have been dreaming of in our master bedroom! Thanks!

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    1. Hi Sarah B, the mirror is from Hobby Lobby :) Sarah

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  13. Love, love that room...the wall color is beautiful!!!

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  14. Gorgeous job!!!! You have such an amazing talent! I love following your blog and came across this room...do you know the white paint color used to refinish the furniture? If not do you know of any good white paint colors that are good for refinishing furniture?

    Thank you so much,

    Jessica

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  15. Beautiful job Sarah! Love the details.

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  16. Love the room. Is it possible for you to say where the lamp came from.

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  17. Beautiful room............is it possible to say where you got the lamp?
    Thank you!

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  18. What a transformation! I love the wall color! Where did you find those door knobs?? To die for!!!

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