Wednesday, December 26, 2012

BEFORE AND AFTER





AND.....a hearty Merry Christmas!

Don't the holidays seem to just go by in a wink?  For a designer....it is a very busy time as everyone wants their home to look it's best for holiday parties and family.  I kind of feel that sometimes I can't wait for them to be over so I can relax.  BUT...then they are over and I have done no decorating in my own home :(

I completed my final install last week and it was another bedroom.  This one started more than a few months ago....with new carpet and paint.

Here is a shot of the before.

Of course my suggestion was to lighten it up.  We picked a Ben Moore color called Creamy White [OC-7].  It is a great neutral with a bit of "chalkiness" to it.

Here is the room after it was painted and new carpet.

So much brighter!  You will notice 2 things in the picture.  The first being a new headboard.  Since all of the furniture [except the chair and ottoman] were staying, an inexpensive solution to all of the dark furniture was the Montgomery Upholstered Headboard by Pottery Barn.  It came with a neutral linen fabric but my plan was to change it out.

The second thing we did was raise the ceiling fan.  It was hanging so low and felt intrusive in the room.  I think it made a big difference.

So now we have lightened up the whole mood of the room.
Here is a shot of my plan.


I ordered a chaise from Lee Industries.  The blue fabric on the left side was chosen for the headboard and the bedskirt.  The strip of off white for the custom curtains.  Of course the rest were pillows.


I also ordered this chair for a corner.
I did a little accessory shopping at Homegoods.  Oh yes...the fun part.


Here is a before picture of the curtains.  After some thought I decided that I wanted to have one panel on each side that closed in the center.  With a small chest on this wall I felt like it was too much fabric.

Hear it is again after being painted and of course that ceiling fan just begs to be in every shot!
  
I wish I had a better shot than this.  You can see that the large armoire was removed and a dresser from another room was brought in.  That helped with making the room seem much larger.

Just a simple pleat at the top....lined and interlined to give the light fabric some weight and the rings were hand sewn on.  There is a wand to pull them closed.


I replaced the pillow that came with the chair with a custom one and added the touch of blue with the blanket.

This is the blue bedskirt being installed.

Easily changing out the headboard fabric.


From beige to blue.  Since we had a lot of cream in the room it made sense to add some color.

I always try to vary the way I outline my pillows.  The large shams have a flat cordless welt, the middle 2 pillows were purchased at PB and they have cording.  I corded the stripe lumbar with the blue from the headboard fabric.


I love adding a darker blue with the blanket.  It helps to use an accent color in a fairly monochromatic room in a couple of different shades.


Here are the egg pictures hung.  Adding some bling with the mercury glass lamps.  I was having a bad camera day.....every picture was dark so I tried to edit them with my limited skills....



We replaced the bulky chair and ottoman with this chaise.  It takes up much less space and has a sleeker more modern look.

Here is the before picture of this side of the room.  Hello ceiling fan...your time in the spotlight is almost over sucker !


Another angle....


One last before from this angle....

I think it is important not to over accessorize a bedroom.....Also notice that the ceiling fan is now up where it belongs :)

So...on to 2013.  My first project is the Inspiration House that opens on Jan 26th.  Lori and I have been very busy preparing for this room.  I will be sharing pictures along the way.....

I sincerely hope everyone was in a "happy place" over the holidays.  Thank you so much for hanging with Design Indulgence, I truly appreciate each and every person that reads and takes the time to comment on my blog.

Shafabulous....:)


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56 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

This looks great! Restful color palette. Not too pretty, not too handsome. Just perfect. Two thumbs up!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

Great transformation!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely job...so edited and calm looking. Great colors! Ta-ta ceiling fan!

René said...

Another perfect bedroom transformation! Love, love, love it! Thanks for sharing your thoughts about the details with us - very helpful!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous room and it makes me want to paint my bedroom.

My Interior Life said...

Of course, it looks beautiful, Sherry. Fabulous job. So lovely, peaceful and serene. Ahh. Glad you had a great Christmas and best wishes for a happy new year!

Emily A. Clark said...

Another amazing transformation! This so gives me the itch to work on our bedroom.... Then, I remember there are still two cribs in there. Love reading your thought process.

The French Cottage said...

This is beautiful. I love how restrained you are in the use of color and how gentle and calm the room feels. Compared to the before it gives the feel of a deep breath. I know the homeowners must love it!

Hannah said...

Looks beautiful! I agree that it feels so much more calm this way!

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Simply LKJ said...

Beautiful room! I like that you said you don't like to over accessorize bedrooms. I love a clean slate and not so much clutter too. I find it a bit more restful.

maureen said...

Ahh. So much better. So, if your clients let you nix the fan what you have used instead?

A Perfect Gray said...

one of your best, sherry. truly.

donna

Kerry Steele- Design du Monde said...

Genius work, as usual, you make it all look so effortless.

Stacey {steward of design} said...

Looks great! I love this lighter airy feeling of this room redo.

My Crafty Home Life said...

Simply fantastic. Do all of your clients have fireplaces in their bedrooms?

Kacey @ she's.no.martha said...

You are one talented broad!!!! I love it!!!

Carolyn@Sweet Chaos said...

Beautiful! Especially love the corner with the chaise. Looks like the perfect place to curl up with a good book.

Cathy Wall said...

Sherry, this is signature you, just lovely with all of the perfect touches. Now sit back and relax for an hour or two would ya?!! Happy holidays!

Cindy said...

Absolutely amazing and fabulous makeover. Wow! I love how dramatic the changes are when you fix up a room. The chaise is wonderful and the pillows of course. I also love the touches of silver and chrome and the way you used the blue in a lighter and darker version of the same shade... Great job!

Cindy

Annie @ House on Rene said...

absolutely stunning my friend! Looks serene and restful! I love the colors!

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

Another beautiful bedroom! Thank you for sharing! As always, I'm amazed at how the changes you make really bring a room together and make a space sing!

NanaDiana said...

I think you did a great job. It all looks wonderful and the color choices are serene and restful on the eyes.
I hate those danged ceiling fans and always take them out and replace them with a small chandy or something. xo Diana

Carol@HouseandHomeDefined.com said...

Stun.ning. Thst is such a pretty transformation. I especially love the pillows , drapes and fabulous chause corner. The throw and pillows on the chaise are to die for.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

beautiful!!! i love the colors and the pillows!

Megan said...

It's so gorgeous Sherry! The pillows are perfect and I especially love the round mirror. Great choice on the way you did the drapes too.

The Sister Sophisticate said...

I love this before and after!

Karen said...

Merry Christmas Sherry! Beautiful transformation. Love the calmness and the way you used the blues...so nice.

Have a good one!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Sherry, great transformation...love everything you did!

Aleksandra said...

Love the bedroom! It looks beautiful!

Kari said...

Gorgeous as usual and thank you for sharing the info on varying the pillow welts/trim - makes perfect sense and no doubt adds a lot to the room. Love your HG finds by the way!

Victoria said...

The change is dramatic and fabulous, Sherry. Your clients must be thrilled. Kudos to you.
Best...Victoria

Kris @ Driven by Décor said...

Beautiful! I love the tidbit about varying the pillow trim - never thought of that but now I will! Hope you get some time for some R & R between now and New Year's!

Lisa Gabrielson said...

Gorgeous transformation! I love that blue grey and your drapery solution. Great details everywhere!

designchic said...

I always love seeing your transformations - beautiful color palette and i love a chaise!!

Junell said...

Well done~ Not not ordering steak but typing that did make me hungry. Terrific after!

Nancy said...

This is phenomenal. Your good taste wins again( and again!)
Happy Christmas, enjoy your break!
xo Nancy
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nouveaustitch.com said...

Can I just say what a pleasure it is to view draperies done right? No ring clips, no pleating tape,actual buckram! used in the process. And interlining!!! Real, live draperies that serve as the icing on the cake! Of course, professionally sewn, properly fitting pillow covers don't hurt at all either! This room has truly been designed but it doesn't look staged. Lovely as always!

Deb said...

I am always amazed how painting a room a nice white lightens it up so. I am thinking I need to change my goldy tan living room to white.Who knew?! I thought I had chosen a light color- not light enough!

Dayka said...

sherika you have outdone yourself! LOVE the pleating on the drapery + the drapes themselves....haven't done too much interlining, but I might have to add that to the list in 2013.

Now on to the Inspiration House....

Acquired Objects said...

Sherry you did a fabulous job on the bedroom. I'm taking a few cues from your design to lighten things up in our home this coming year. Since I received as a gift my budget for re-doing the downstairs I can't wait to dive into things.
Thanks for all the inspiration!

XXX
Debra~

Cyndy said...

Wow Sherry!! You did such an amazing job on this space! So beautiful and soothing! Great job! Happy New Year Sherry!

5th and State said...

brilliant!
the before was so dated, dark and chopped up. now it is refreshing, soothing and crisp. LOVE!
debra

{darlene} @ fieldstonehill said...

love it! such great detail changes!

Tidy-Up Gal said...

so pretty and clean! love the changes you made.

Bethany [at] Powell Brower Home said...

Sherry - this looks fantastic - GREAT JOB!!!!!

aTreasuryOf.com said...

Is that rustic round side table/stool from Homegoods too? Any more info on it? It's a great piece!

pam {simple details} said...

You are the 'Queen of Serene' ~ beautiful job! I could live in the corner with the chaise and fur throw!

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

Just lovely! I want to investigate that wall color! Fabric and curtain choice is great, too!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

I love the transformation. You have reminded me that I need to remove the ceiling fan in my master bedroom (always the one most-neglected room in the house). The fan has not been used in 7 years. I love the colors and textures you have incorporated and that fabulous circular end table - very organic - caught my eye. Hope you are enjoying a special holiday season with your family, Sherry! Thank you for the inspiration.

Carla Aston | CarlaAston.com/DESIGNED said...

What a transformation! The room looked so 'tired' before...it is much more fresh and relaxing now. I adore the Lee chaise...I love their products and use them every chance I get. Where did you find that cool side table by it? I must have it!

Holly said...

You are a wonder woman and I love seeing your projects come to life. Just look at that before and after - they are lucky to have you. It's beautiful - happy new year to you Sherry.

Heidi said...

Hey there another beautiful job!! Loooove it! Question, where is the picture from to the right of the fireplace? Love it!
Keep it up!
Heidi

pam said...

wow, this is beautiful, sherry! i'm off to my local homegoods to find that round wooden accent table! love it. pam

vreelandroad said...

Hi lover!

WHOA! This room is on fire. Can you spill the beans on where you got the block print pillow fabric cuz I'm in LOVE with it.

Thank you!! xo

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful! Can you share what sheen of paint you used? Thank you!

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