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Entries in Bedrooms (3)

Monday
Jan202014

Quick Before & After Progress Shots - Long Distance Design

I worked with A on a birthday present surprise for her daughter, E.  We wanted to take her room from little girl & clutter to grown-up & organized.  She recently sent me a progress picture that shows a few simple changes - new bed, bedding, end tables, lighting & an organized closet - what a difference!  There are still a few things to complete, like wall art, a desk & seating area, but I just wanted to show an example of what a difference thoughtful design can make.

BEFORE...

...AFTER!

From A - "My daughter's bedroom was transformed from an overstuffed cluttered juvenile mess, to a serene sophisticated Tiffany inspired space, all thanks to you. As time allows, we are slowly adding items from your expertly thought out and thorough design format. The pictures do not do justice to the actual space. My daughter loves her new room, and we can't thank you enough."

If you're interested in Long Distance Design - working with an interior designer without breaking the bank - please, contact me!

Friday
Mar092012

Long Distance Design: From Chicago to NYC

I had so much fun working with on this project.  My clients were awesome.  They purchased a gorgeous apartment in an iconic, turn-of-the-century building in Manhattan...and there was a lot to be done.  I came up with a living room/dining room design and a master bedroom design, as well as new lighting for the entire apartment.  Long Distance Design usually means one or two room designs, so it was fun to get more involved from a distance.

The couple prefers a more traditional style, but with clean (yet warm) lines.  Not a lot of harsh corners, overuse of glass or all white rooms.  They love warm neutrals and greys shot through with soft blues.  I like spaces in a room to complement each other so that flow from room to room is natural.  

I can't wait to see the "after" pictures from this project!

If you have any questions about any of the items, just let me know.  If you're interested in Long Distance Design, click here to find out more information!

Wednesday
Jul072010

Updating your Bedroom for Spring/Summer - It's Easy!

With my Fresh Squeezed posts, I've emphasized at how simple and inexpensive it can be to update your home for the changing of the seasons.  One room that I change every Spring/Summer and Fall/Winter is the bedroom.  I have a large tupperware that I pull out of storage and exchange when the weather changes (err..when I remember).  In it, I have a duvet, pillow shams, lamp shades, rug and simple accessories.  It takes me about 30 minutes to swap everything out for a completely new look.

Our master bedroom went from this fall/winter feel (pardon the montage, I obviously didn't feel like making the bed - eek!):

Bedding by West Elm, Curtains by Pottery Barn, Lamp Shades and other accessories by IKEA and/or Target. Awesome high-heeled photography by Ashley Colhouer.

To this bright, fresh and airy spring set up:

Much needed underbed handbag storage and a semi-DIY runner

I love layering art and photographs on the floor. My husband loves vintage maps; perhaps we'll swap it with the current photograph on the wall.

I even swap out accessories - in this case, a couple of pewter wedding gifts and my grandmothers pill box that I love.

I have recently decided to swap out the photographs of the trees for framed art paper, which will add a punch of bright color that our blues need. 

I'll share the pictures of that when I actually get around to completing the project, but for now, here is a mock up of what's running around in my brain:

Paper from PaperMojo

See, it's EASY to make small changes that make a big difference.  One tupperware in storage is all the space you need to achieve these changes.  So, do you think you'll give this a try?