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A Place Where Dreams Are Made

I love it when clients want MORE. After transforming the entry, living room, dining room, and patio area earlier in the year, my clients hired me to update their master bedroom and guest rooms. Today, we’ll explore the master bedroom.

Since the downstairs has lots of color, she decided to go neutral with lots of texture. We started out with grays, beige, ivory, white, and gold tones and textures.

Now, let’s see the place where the dreams are made!

Next up in this gorgeous home tour?  The guest bedrooms.  If you haven’t checked out the rest of this home, click here.

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The kids are saying I’m amazing

My client’s little girl had a gray room that needed a high-voltage shot of life. Here is how I found it:

And here’s how I left it:

We did an accent wall in a bold teal with a lighter shade on the rest of the room, bath and closet. We focused on art and books to bring our color and accented with that awesome colorful rug. She now has a great little reading corner with light up stars to make it feel nothing short of magical. Painting spice racks hot pink made inexpensive shelves she can easily access. The mirror and basket will be a great area for her as she grows into wanting to play dress up. The art are all images her moms knew she loved. When she saw it, I KID YOU NOT, she said “Amazing” for the first time. My work here is done.

Living Room

My clients had purchased this large, beautiful piece of metal art but it felt oversized and out of place, the only color in the room.

We balanced the color throughout the room by adding window treatments, a vibrant rug and pillows full of texture. The shelves are accessorized to bring balance to the art, making it picture perfect!

Master Bedroom

My clients did not like their master bedroom. I feel strongly that your bedroom should make you happy when you wake up and be restful, cozy and essentially be a big hug when you go to bed. Their favorite color was purple and we decided to use green as an accent.

The current pieces were too severe all together, so we went for a gray upholstered bed and kept the side tables and dresser. Botanical prints in greens and purples graced the walls along with an abstract over an abstract print chair. Saturated purple on the floor provided a good foundation for a crisp, clean white bed and an accent pillow in our colors. Mirrors behind the lamps added a touch of easy glam and reflected the light in a beautiful way.

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Apartment Turns Home

Design can be healing. This is another amazing project to share because the process was so special to myself and my client.

She had just experienced a very difficult life change and found herself in a new space. Her request? She wanted this new apartment to look NOTHING like her old place. She needed her apartment to be peaceful, calm, restful, and healing: she needed that apartment to become a home.

You know those design shows that have the “white box” challenges? That’s what walking into this apartment was like. White box with a white sofa. The apartment complex had a no-paint policy — so we had to work to think how the furniture and accessory choices could provide that warmth and peace she was seeking. She loved the beach, and the complex was located next to a lake, so our inspiration became water. It was a great symbol for the peace, calm, and healing she was hoping for in this design.

One of my favorite projects here is the shelving unit we created in her room. I took the inexpensive IKEA VITTSJÖ shelving unit and gave it a couple of coats of gold spray paint. This is such a simple DIY project – and the result is stunning, sophisticated, and adds the right amount of elegance to her bedroom.

With a blank page in a new chapter of life and a blank canvas of an apartment, I designed a space that was rich with color, metallics, and texture to reach our goal of warmth without the use of paint.

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Townhouse Transformation

My client recently retired and is now spending a lot of time at home. She decided she had worked hard her whole life and deserved to actually enjoy her home. Amen to that! We painted and refreshed each and every space for an entirely new feel. It felt so good for me, personally, to honor her working life by giving her a beautiful environment for her retirement years. Welcome Home!

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Moroccan Nights

My client LOVES Moroccan decor, but her amazing, custom-built-by-her-husband-dream-home is ANYTHING BUT Moroccan. So, she wanted to go all out in her bedroom. I was game to make that happen.  Bedrooms are the place where we sleep, where we rest, where we love — but they are often ignored when it comes to designing and styling one’s home. Friends, listen to me when I say to you: MAKE THE BEDROOM A DESIGN PRIORITY!

Environment affects everything – especially for women. So make it fabulous. Style that thing! (And, Let me help you.)  When a client wants to address a bedroom – joy fills my heart.

Let’s get to it… the ‘before’. Neutral and boxy at the start, our goal was to give it the color and dimension of that sexy, earthy, north african fabulousness that she wanted to evoke.

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And…. AFTER!

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TEXTURE. This amazing blanket from Anthropologie (what isn’t amazing from Anthropologie?) was our starting point for everything. I bought it and started making pillows. This gave the room the massive dose of texture it needed.

Nothing says moroccan more than a wooden carved screen. A custom bed was born when we painted the screen and encased it in a frame.

We added a JuJu hat (African Headdress, you knew that) above the bed. It’s my new favorite thing ever. We could have bought one… but we wanted a specific color and size, so — of course, we made our own! It was super easy. I’ll post a DIY soon.

LIGHTING. Lighting is everything. It’s more important than a JuJu hat. We had to have lanterns — and not wanting to have the room feel too costumey or Moroccan movie set-ish — the lanterns we found were moroccan inspired but not too literal.

We wanted candlelight but didn’t want to burn the house down. A burnt down house is a big time mood killer. So we set LED lights on a timer that will come on at bedtime and add a little somethin’ somethin’ to the room. Wink

The window seat becomes a mini-destination after covering the cushion in a great fabric and adding tons of gorgeous pillows. A custom cornice board above the window defines the space.

COLOR. The white paneled walls can handle the intense navy wall color. Punching it up with yellow and orange keeps the room rich and spicy.

FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES. Obviously, she had to have a peacock chair. I would have judged her if she didn’t.

The magic of the internet supplied us with baskets, mostly from Africa. I do love the internets. (Since then, we’ve added half a dozen more baskets too!)

Finally, we perched the TV on top of this amazing sideboard by Carla By Design.

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