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"…
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…
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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