Thursday, June 12, 2008

Simplify - a master bedroom story

Here are some pics from another fun redesign I did recently. The client has already repainted the walls of this bedroom a very calming slate blue, but I don't have photos of the newly painted room yet...so you'll just need to use your imagination. :-) The main issue is that though this bedroom is quite small it has to function both as a master bedroom AND a home office.

BEFORE...
this was the view from the doorway into the room. Every inch of space is taken up with photos, furniture, and storage...

AFTER... now, the bed and its gorgeous bedding is the true star. the client has since purchased new window valances in a chocolate brown (and remember the walls are now blue). the dressers now double as nightstands.

BEFORE...

AFTER...
we removed two white drawer units that weren't being utilized fully (plus they just weren't cute!) and moved the "office" area over to the same wall as the closet. now, there's a clearer distinction between the "work" space and the "sleep" space.

BEFORE...
the great family photography is sort of lost in the line-up of furniture and accessories. Most of it wasn't accomplishing much function, or didn't need to be in the bedroom.

AFTER...

now, these fabulous photos really shine. placed so simply on the wall, it's almost a gallery-type effect.

The one thing these pictures don't show very well, is now when you first enter the room, there is this beautiful open expanse of hardwood floors leading up to the foot of the bed. Before, you could hardly see the floors. The room seems twice as big now. This room's already been repainted a spa-like slate blue, and I can't wait to see it, combined with the beautiful chocolate bedding and the new window valances. (Next time I'm at this client's house, I'll take a photo and post it for you.) What fun!

If you'd like to check out more before-and-afters like this one, click here.

6 comments:

  1. Great transformation! I like the bedding too!

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  2. That is so much better I can hardly believe my eyes. I love redesigns. Great job! (And I can't wait to see the blue paint, too. Sounds beautiful.) -Julia :-)

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  3. Such grea work! SO great, in fact, that I had to pull my coworker over to my computer and say, "See how good my friend is??" We both ooohed and ahhhhed.

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  4. Another beautiful redesign. It's beautiful. Nice job!

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  5. the bedroom looks really good... nice simple lines.. the clutter is gone!

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