Monday, November 26, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER




How hard is it to get back in reality after a holiday weekend.

Like getting in a bath tup filled with ice cubes.

Whew.

Last week I finished  one of my 2 installs to be completed before the end of the year.

A cute young couple who contacted me last February,  they wanted to have a "grown up bedroom".....because as parents of 2 young children their room was the last one to be done.

When I first went to see them......there were a few things that needed to be addressed before we could really start like paint and some small construction over the FP mantel.

I put together kind of an e design to show them what furniture they needed to order.  Then I would come in with all things pretty and pull the room together.  The fun part :)

They ordered everything and then summer went by.....kids home and vacations....you know the drill.

Finally the room was painted and ready to go.

Here is what we started with.


Right off the bat I felt that the placement of the bed was not working.  Notice the bathroom door on the left could not open.  I suggested that they swing it all around to go on the wall to the right.


They were hesitant but the husband and I arm wrestled and I won :).  I asked them to live with it for a while.


Here is the before picture of the mantel.  In my mind there was no question that this would NOT work.  I couldn't get the words "cover this up" out of my opinionated mouth fast enough.  Builders...what are you thinking?

Here is the after.
So much better.....right?


We painted the walls Elmira White [BM]

Which is a great neutral color with no yellow.

And the ceiling Alaskan Husky [BM]
It is the softest of gray blues.  The day of my install it was a very cloudy day and I could not get a good shot of it :(

After the bed was moved, I asked them to flip flop these dressers.  That meant that the wall directly across the bed would be the longer one.  As it turned out they really did not need both for storage so I asked them to look for a smaller dresser to go on the wall to the left.

To keep the cost down.....they ordered the headboard, the chair, lamps, and a bench at the food of the bed.  The dresser was a craigslist find which was painted along with the nightstands.  This is a what it looked like on install day.

After some accessorizing.
  
I re-used the mirror that had been over the long dresser.


A few vintage books, small pot and silver bowl all purchased at a flea market.  Gotta add some patina right?

After the bed was moved we had a huge blank wall to fill up.

Again....I told her what frames to buy [Target] and she had all the pictures ready for me to hang when I got there.


I love how this turned out.....

Nice way to fill up a space.

Here is the headboard ordered from Home Decorators, along with the lamps from Ballard's.  Notice the dark nightstands were also painted.


Custom pillows, new shades on the lamps....ready made bedding.




OK...so I used a round mirror over the bed.  After a wall of pictures I needed something simple.  It follows the curve of the headboard but I also like a round mirror over a straight headboard.  It just seems to work. You will probably see me do this again...#onetrickpony.

A little vintage blue pot, some old books......

The bench at the foot of the bed opens up for storage.


The drop on the bedskirt was only 12.5".  It was a simple white one that I had hemmed and added a little grosgrain ribbon.

And there she be....all purdy and grown up.  They were SO easy to work with.

  I really kept the budget as tight as I could but of course the custom pillows were the most expensive items in the room.  In my opinion they added much impact.

One more install coming up.  Another bedroom and more blue......I know....but it is the #1 color choice for bedrooms.

Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  Less than a month until Christmas....it is going to fly by!

Shazam....







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78 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

Love it Sherry! also love that you totally worked with a budget and with easily accessible products, yet with the custom pillows the room looks like no other. You've got that magic wand!

Jae said...

Fabulous! Those frames are great and the pillows are gorgeous. Really well done.

Jessica Plattner said...

I absolutely love how this room came out! Beautiful design on a budget! Of course, I may be a bit partial because I used the same exact headboard and mirror combination in my guest bedroom. :)

My Interior Life said...

You nailed it, of course. I love a good before and after, and this one did not disappoint. What a difference! And I agree about the pillows and small touches. They make the space pop!

Laurie said...

PURDY! Love what you can do on a budget. Fab

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Sherry, beautiful! I wish you could do my whole entire house….love how you bring a room together!

pam {simple details} said...

Fabulous job working with what they owned! And designers everywhere owe you for the fireplace before and afters ~ how could anyone ever argue? :)

Carmel @ Our Fifth House said...

I love a round mirror over a bed - that one looks perfect for that space! The fp looks so much better - what on earth was that builder thinking?! Lucky clients to have you work your magic - the end result is fab!

The Pink Pagoda said...

Wow Sherry it's amazing --beautifully done I know they love it!

Karen said...

Beautiful room Sherry. Good call on covering up the cubbies above the mantel. Gorgeous pillows, great wall of framed photos, love a round mirror over a bed, love the nightstands painted...you nailed it Sherry! Shazam!

My Notting Hill said...

A terrific transformation. Love that you had them paint the bedside dressers. Too funny w/the #onetrickpony comment.

Lorraine said...

Beautiful. Did you have the furniture professionally painted? I have a bedroom set in French Provincial cream that has yellowed considerably (it is 50 years old). I am wondering if I should try to paint it myself or if I should bite the bullet and pay for it to be done professionally. Is it expensive?
Lorriane

Kim@Chattafabulous said...

You always do such a great job, Sherry! I'm amazed at how well the original dresser mirror works in the new space. Thank you for fixing that unfortunate fireplace situation.

www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

momtofatdogs said...

Beautiful & serene. Exactly what anyone would want & need after a long day working/chasing kids/playing cab driver (dance class , playdates, ball games....) I especially like the photo gallery.

Sam

Emily A. Clark said...

You are so good. It's hard to believe those are some of the same pieces. I had to go back and look. Also goes to show what the right paint color on the wall can do... And, I spy those pretty vases on the mantel :)

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry....it came out wonderful. Love how a room comes together with all the little details.

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

I'm with you on the Monday thing. It's slow going over here and I've got to kick it in gear!

This bedroom is so pretty. They definitely got their grown up space. Wonderful job!

Jamie Evelyn said...

Where did you end up finding your bed spread?

L.Duncan@Home23DuncanBoys said...

Beautiful Sherry! I adore your work. So so pretty!

Brandi said...

You are amazing! I love the room so much. You have the Midas touch!

vreelandroad said...

LOVE IT! The colors are sublime. Those frames from Target gorgeous! Where did you all find that bench...been coveting the one from Ballards for years. Love the fabric on it. Looks soft and cozy.

blow it up!
Jen

Kristin Kong said...

Gorgeous Sherry! What a transformation!

Kathysue said...

Sherry, It is so pretty and restful looking. Perfect for a master bedroom, I am sure they were thrilled with their grown-up room. You nailed it!!
Happy Monday,
Kathysue

Corbin Pendleton said...

Great job! I love a good before and after. Great finds on the affordable pieces.

Corbin
http://decor-eat.blogspot.com

AntiqueChase said...

Sha-BAM.. I love it! Grown up and so classic!!

Tara {The Silver Lining} said...

Just gorgeous!! Love the pillows! and the gallery wall. The fireplace looks amazing now! Such a cozy bedroom.

Annie @ House on Rene said...

Another beautiful room! I was looking at that headboard as well! Everything looks great!

Annie @ House on Rene said...

Another beautiful room! I was looking at that headboard as well! Everything looks great!

A Perfect Gray said...

miracle worker.

Donna White said...

Umm...looks good all sherryfied! beautiful! love the shades on those lamps too! amazing what an excellent choice in paint color can do to a room!

The enchanted home said...

Hi...wow what a makeover. Its hard to believe this is the same room!Absolutely spectacular job..also love the paint and fabric choices.

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

So lovely!!! Fresh and modern and stylish without breaking the bank!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Once more Pillow Queen did one Fab Job! Love it....Moving the bed set the entire room.

Kat said...

And that's how it's done! Amazing transformation, Sherry. Love the calming tones in there. Perfect for a nice getaway from the chaos of kids:) Well done! And yes, the pillows are fab.

Sarah @ {Home-ology} modern vintage said...

ahhh... i feel so much better seeing the after! love your aesthetic.

Anne said...

oh, bravo!! What a beautiful job. Found your blog via Design in my View, love it!

An Urban Cottage said...

I'm impressed not only with the makeover but your photos are really nice too. Love the color palette.

Brenda said...

You're the Bomb! And what was with those cubby holes above the mantel??

Cindy said...

Oh my good lord god almighty!!! Will you marry me? I don't even know what to say... it's so cool. I love the round mirror over the bed, it's a great trick, it looks like a diamond.... absolutely amazing transformation!

Cindy

Kelly@Bungalow Blue said...

This room is so gorgeous! Love the color palette, fabrics and planked cover up for that builder blunder...I always wonder what they are smoking when they come up with those awkward nooks!? Great job :)

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...
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Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Their room came together so well! I am in the middle of a makeover for our master bedroom and bath. It has been overwhelming at times.

Love the headboard. I'm in process of making my own. I also want a gallery wall and am impressed with how you put that one together.

Great job!

StagerLinda said...

Beautiful! Custom pillows make it. Did you have get mats for each of the Target frames?

Linda in AZ * said...

*** This turned out beautifully~~~ many kudos on your foresight!!!

Warmest,
Linda in AZ *
bellesmom1234@comcast.net

Linda in AZ * said...

***... and I lovvvve the textured pillows!!! Linda ***

susan said...

Sherry, you are a miracle worker. It's gorgeous.

Tina Rowden said...

Wanna paint my entire house! love the colors, as always ahhhhhmazing work Sharike!

Katie said...

Sherry you are amazing! Loved every part. :)

Victoria said...

You did a wonderful job, Sherry. It is especially inspirational for those of us on a budget. Covering up the "equipment" holes above the fireplace and shifting the bed placement made all the difference. People often get so used to their space, they cannot see the obvious fix. They were lucky to have you.
Best...Victoria

Nancy said...

Damn you're good. Nuff said.
xoxo Nancy
Powellbrowerhome.com

Lauren said...

Wow - what a beautiful transformation!! I love the gallery wall and soft color palette you used. Love seeing your before and afters - great job!!

Lauren

PURA VIDA said...

I am increasingly in awe and your fan. May I be president of your fan club? Top of Texas Division?

You overcame the builder and I like that...it's not an easy thing to do!

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Anonymous said...

Bravo! Love the relaxing and classy feel of the room. What a HUGE difference in the before and after pics. Very well done.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Rock on Sista-Friend! Love all of it. Covering the weird cubby spaces above the fireplace made all the difference. Well done. Where is the round mirror from?

Mary Ann at classic•casual•home said...

I mentioned something that I won from you in my post today. Thanks again!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

It looks gorgeous, Sherry! Our queen sized bed fits perfectly between two windows, and I have resisted getting a king as it will slightly overlap the windows. However, it looks like that might be the case with this room (?) and it still looks great.

Love the color palette and the pillows and the gallery wall. Nice work, as usual :)

Brooke said...

Wow what a gorgeous makeover! So beautiful - and love it on a budget...so much more fun with a challenge! I am new to your blog and love it! Be sure to visit my blog to enter my giveaway - a $150 gift card to Gilded Mint - amazing abstract art featured on One Kings Lane!

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Lauren (The Cottage Mix) said...

Great job, Sherry! It's beautiful :)

designchic said...

It's a gorgeous bedroom, Sherry. The lampshades made such a difference and I love the pillows!

Deborah said...

What a beautiful makeover. I was looking at that headboard in the Home Decorator catalogue just today. Do you know which fabric they chose to have their's covered in?

autumn said...

wow! what an amazing difference. what lucky clients! so glad you won the arm wresting. it really paid off! and what IS with that crazily placed fireplace? you made it look good, though!!
:)

Karen Albert said...

Sherry you are a miracle worker ; a great transformation. I am sure they really love their master bedroom now!

xoxo
Karena
2012 Artists Series & Giveaway

Kim Grey said...

What a lovely bedroom make-over! You've really made this room a soft cozy haven. My favourite elements are the studded headboard and round mirror.

Holly said...

Oh my gosh, did they hug you and kiss you and jump up and down? They must have because this is beautiful Sherry. Adjusting the layout was a wonderful move - and I don't think a lot of people think about these types of adjustments (which is why they need us! ;) It's gorgeous and those pillows really do add a nice touch. Also love the grouping of photos and that they're in silver frames for some elegance. Kudos my friend. And yes, a great analogy for getting back into the swing after a long weekend.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Sha Boom Boom - this iS AMAZING. i love how the neutrals take away from the odd layout of the room. LOVE it! i reallly love the textural pillows. are they a natural fiber or WHAT? LOVE

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Great job. I love how serene it is and bet the clients are thrilled.

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

The transformation is incredible, Sherry! It's stylish, current and restful! I love the new layout....what a huge difference. Thanks for sharing this project.
xo
Loi

Belle Inspirations said...

Just Beautiful! Well done! I love it! Have a lovely weekend xx

The Vintique Object said...

Sherry, you are amazing. Flat-out amazing. Love what you did with the fireplace, heck the whole room. They must LOVE to walk in there now.
Camille

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What a wonderful change you brought into that bedroom. I love the soft colours, the room arrangement, and the gallery wall of photos. I bet they are enjoying their grown up room.

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Seriously amazing transformation. I love it!

A Delightful Design said...

Beautiful! You rescued them and brought them such a serene and custom looking space. Bravo!

Wonderful Life! said...

Great job! I'm sure your clients are happy!

René said...

I love everything about this room! Moving the bed was brilliant! Isn't it funny how you can walk in and it just feels all wrong then a couple of changes later a 100% improvement?! Would love to bring you to my house to work your magic. Love those colors!

Beth @A Little Country House said...

It's not even funny how much better that room is! homerun! all I could think, is how bad I wanted to paint that furniture! looks so good now!

Me said...

What was the fabric for the headboard from home decorators?

Me said...

What was the fabric for the headboard from home decorators?