Thursday, January 17, 2013

Master Bedroom Revamp.

Months ago I worked with a young couple to decorate their living room- transforming the space from a forgotten white box to a sophisticated, cozy space.  

This same couple asked for some help making their bedroom feel just as fabulous. They already owned the major bedroom furniture pieces and wanted to keep their current bedding as well.  They just needed help "finishing" it - which let me tell you, is such a common problem I run into as a designer.    

Here is the room before: Dull and in major need of a little sparkle.   

And here is the after: 

The bed received three decorative pillows (all off the rack), a throw blanket at the foot of the bed, and some fresh styling - always fold the top of the cover back, don't pull it all the way to the headboard.  Much more inviting this way, no?

A tallboy armoire needed to be even taller.  These (free) branches add that extra height and draw the eye up.  I painted them silver with my client specifically in mind -   she'll take glamour over rustic any day of the week.

We added custom cut mirror to the tops of their nightstands.  Custom doesn't always mean expensive.  Both mirrors together cost about $40.  And look how pretty they are with mercury glass and classic silver accessories.  Total bang for their buck.

The mirrors help add a softness and femininity to all the harsh wood.  

They did add a TV and this mirrored piece below to the room.  I was worried the chest would stick out amongst their other furniture since everything else was part of a matching set, but we avoided this by adding the mirror tops to the nightstands.  And this piece really breaks up the monotony of a matchy-matchy set.  Big thumbs up for that in my book!

The soft gray wall color balances out all the warm beige and brown tones already happening in their space.  It really ties the room together.   

I can't stress the importance of having a beautiful bedroom.  So many people neglect this space for whatever reason, but this is one of the most important rooms in your home.  It nurtures you after a long day and is the first thing you're surrounded by upon waking each morning.  Give it a little love and it will love you back, promise!


  1. The room looks much more glamorous and inviting. Good work and great tips!

  2. Beautiful! LOVE the mirror tops on the night stands! Where would I be able to purchase custom cut mirrors? My local hardware store like Lowes or HomeDepot?

  3. Label Snob,

    I had them cut at a glass place. I just googled custom mirrors and a slew of places came up. I got pricing from a few and went with the least expensive quote. A new favorite "trick of the trade"!

  4. Thank you for the reply. I will look in to some local glass places. I love the way it looks!

  5. I liked the master bedroom beforehand to be totally honest. But the additions really made this room even more visually appealing. The pillows worked with the room. I am glad that we already always pull the cover back. I am a fan of both of the mirror tops as well.

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