Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Seductively Sexy Master Bedroom Reveal


This femme fatale of a master bedroom belongs to our very own client fashionista, Ms. Janeka. Remember we chatted about her fabulous tufted sofa here
Well, we just wrapped up her master bedroom and bath this weekend and it was a doozy, as in a major whirlwind with even Xavier pitching in to help (more of that to come next week)!
This should have been one big reveal to include the main floor of her home and her bedroom and bath, but she had a bit of a rough patch to endure last week and so I decided to fast track the bedroom reveal to lift her spirits and surprise her when she returned from the inauguration festivities. And I do mean fast track, as in expediting delivery on some key items which THANKFULLY arrived a few hours before we finished installation. Huge shout outs to Fed EX and UPS for taking my pleas via Twitter very seriously!
Anywho, here's where we started:

Three words for all this: blah, blah, blah. Let's just say the space had zero personality.
I knew off the bat that I would need to infuse her fashion sensibilities in the space. She did after all, have a rolling rack smack dab in the middle of the room with her favorite jackets and clamored for a dress form mannequin to display some of her favorite outfits. She also wanted it to be vintage glam, with lots of mirrored furnishings and a bed that made a bold yet feminine statement.
Debbie and I sourced all over but Janeka and I got lucky on our shopping excursions as we found many amazing pieces in the clearance room of City Furniture. Word to the wise, stalk the clearance rooms and be nice to the folks who work there. They'll sometimes give you a heads up to what's about to hit the floors.
Some more background: we weren't hired until after the home had been painted so I also knew that while the grey walls were fine I needed to add a punch of color. The coral color we used was a color match of the bathroom towels my dear friend Tamisha and I spotted one Saturday afternoon while we were out sourcing for items. It would become a key color throughout the space.
Okay, enough chatter, here is the full reveal:

This room was a fun opportunity to showcase how to blend various patterns and textures: a houndstooth rug, striped wall and curtains, herringbone lamp shades, floral pillow, geometric shapes on the nightstands, a headboard lined with nail heads all topped off with a sparkly vintage inspired chandelier.
I'm a big fan of using personal art in a space. In this case, Janeka had taken some flirty photos which she knew she'd want to incorporate in the space. I emailed the images to Kinkos, picked em up an hour later and framed them with these inexpensive black frames from Target.

Playful pillows and pillowcases from Anna's Linens, Overstock and Target add some fun and color to the bedding.That amazing hat, jacket and jewelry were pulled from her closets, notice I said closets!

 
Well, you all know how I feel about fake flowers so of course I had to add some fresh flowers in the bedroom/bath. Tulips were just the soft floral touch needed here. Grabbed a few bundles at Target, I swear I love that place, what don't they have?


Every fashionista needs a fab full length mirror. These mirrors can be pricey but we again scored this one at City Furniture. I gotta say that they have really stepped up their game in their furniture offerings and they are hella budget friendly.


We were on a tight budget with this project and therefore couldn't do much with the master bathroom. To bring some life to the space, I decided to frame the mirror and paint it in the same coral color we used on the accent wall in the bedroom. It immediately takes your eye away from the other shortcomings such as the outdated lighting and faucets, all of which can be replaced at a later date.





And there you have it folks, another whirlwind transformation done in the nick of time. 
As usual, I was not there for the reveal. I think I mentioned to y'all that I've been shying away from that in recent years. When Janeka asked why, I told her it was simply too stressful! Honestly it can be a bit. But most importantly for me I think not being there allows the client/clients to soak in all the changes and make an honest assessment without me hovering nearby. 
When she got home that night and saw the transformation she admits to "bawling" like a baby. After waiting over nine months to purchase her home, it was everything she'd dreamed it would be and it was extremely emotional and guess what? She was glad I wasn't there to see her completely unravel! Thanks again Janeka for allowing us to transform your home into everything you'd hoped for. Can't wait for round two, which we'll complete in a few weeks.



81 comments:

  1. You did a fantastic job! I love the coral and houndstooth combo! you should be so proud of yourself and it's no wonder the client was bawling! can't wait for the round 2 reveal!

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    1. Thanks Heather. That houndstooth was a tricky call but so glad I went with it. yep, round two is a few weeks away so stay tuned.

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    2. Where did you find those side chests?! I love them!!

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    3. Where did you find those awesome side chests?

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    4. Hi Ashleigh,
      the side chests are from City Furniture.

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  2. LOVE! I loved how the room feels so light and whimsical even though you used such strong colors. Also, I want those nightstands! Another fabulous job from NWD!

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    1. hehe, thanks lady but those nightstands have been discontinued. why must they do that with such beautiful things? madness

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  3. What a difference! I am really enjoyed that accent wall. I generally shy away from very bold colors but this shade of coral is working for me. It must feel so go to know you made someone so very happy!

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    1. hey lady, this wasn't as bold a color as I usually go! but glad you liked it.

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  4. U transformed that room honey... Drab to fab! Luv it!!

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    1. Drab to fab! I'm stealing that as my new tag line

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  5. Wow, that's quite the transformation. Love the color palette and all the lovely details. You ladies thought of everything - and it shows!

    www.chattafabulous.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Kim. Not usually a fan of coral but so love how soft it makes this room feel.

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  6. I love this space. The peach wall and the way it was painted, the chandelier, mirrored nightstands, and my fav...the houndstooth rug (my fav pattern) are the elements I liked most in the space. Had no clue Anna's Linens was a nationwide store. Thought that was specific to us Wisconsinites. :-)

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    1. Thanks lady! Loving that houndstooth as well. Yes, we have a zillion Anna's Linens here in Florida. Can't beat their prices

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  7. oh wow everything about this is classic and fabulous!! love the colors :)

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    1. Thanks my favorite ATL student. Hope all is well with the studies.

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  8. Great job ladies, I look forward to seeing what's next. I love the colors makes we want to start a new project using these colors...

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  9. I love it! What a transformation! I think this is my favorite so far. Keep them coming roomie!

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    1. hehe, thanks roomie. We'll hook your place up one of these days

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  10. blog hopping and i sure love what i see! gorgeous and i love how it exudes a fashionista's sensibilities...

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    1. Thanks Stacey! So great to meet you and to discover your amazing blog.

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  11. It's so good. It's Palm Beach Chic meets Hollywood Glam. I love how you painted part of the wall coral with the banding on top. I can't wait for round 2.

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    1. Palm Beach Chic meets Hollywood Glam. Me likes the analogy lady. Round two is around the corner

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  12. i really love the color that was added. love that coral wall, the bedding is gorgeous, chandelier is awesome and the mirror is fab. excellent job!
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    1. hey lady, yes, so glad I added that color on the fly. Makes such a bold statement. Thanks so much

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  13. Hey lady! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can accept it Here: http://christinamarieharris.blogspot.com/2013/01/liebster-award-o.html

    Cheers to you for awesome decorating ideas and here's hoping that you get more followers!

    XO Christina

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    1. Thanks Christina. Happy to have found your blog as well

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  14. No way! This is aaaaahmazing! Love all the glam and how it carries over to the bathroom. Super chic. No wonder your client was beside herself. Can't wait to see more.

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    1. thanks chica. Glad we could squeeze a little glam into the bathroom as well

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    1. Thanks Ms. Sophisticate. Headed over now to see what you've been up to.

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  16. Wow! What a transformation, I am in awe! I love that houndstooth rug and the personal photos above the bed! I also am really impressed with the bathroom - you really did draw attention away from those outdated lights (that as a renter I have been stuck with way too many times). Very inspiring!

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    1. Hey Amberly, yes, gotta find ways to detract from ugly fixtures when you're on a budget.

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  17. wow this is amazing! i'm so jealous. i love the coral with all the black and white and i totally want to steal that houndstooth rug! i love that the reveal was so emotional too. great work! thanks for visiting my blog - following now and can't wait to see more!! xx
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    1. Thanks for the love Jackie. Happy to be following you as well.

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  18. Words can't express how thankful I am to have you as my designer!!!! You took my vision and gave my bedroom LIFE. It has been so much fun working with you. Can't wait to see what's next! YOU ROCK!

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    1. awww, thanks lady! Just happy that you're happy. It's been quite the journey. Round two here we come!

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  19. Nicole, I'm in LOVE with this bedroom! The colors are beautiful and the pop of black & white is absolute perfection. You do beautiful work, inspiring!

    Jane xo

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    1. Thanks Jane! Hope all is well on your mini blogging hiatus?

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  20. What a great room!! I love love love those side tables/drawers, stunning! Can I know where are they from? Amazing job on both bedroom and bathroom! xx

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    1. Hi Monika. Thanks for the kudos and for stopping by. nightstands are from www.cityfurniture.com

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  21. Wow amazing room transformation! I love the rugs! What is the name of the coral colored paint on the wall??

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    1. Hi Alexandra,
      Thanks so much for stopping by and your kind words. The color was a match to her jacket and a towel so I'm afraid there's no name. Closest would be coral?

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  22. Wow amazing room transformation! I love the rug! What is the name of the coral color on the wall??

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  23. Where did you get the curtains? I love them! Great reveal

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    1. Hi Caroline,
      The curtains are from Bed Bath and Beyond. Thanks so much for stopping by and loving this space

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  24. I am now obsessed with this beatuiful bedroom/bathroom transformation. Brilliantly, and budget-consciously, creative!! Great work!

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  25. So beautiful! Truly an inspiration! That houndstooth rug is to die for! Any chance you'd let us know where you found it?! :) (Here via AT; bookmarking for future!)

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    1. Hey Whitney. Thanks for tha love. The rug is from Overstock. I swear they have the best prices on rugs out there.

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  26. I love this room! Where is the bedding from?

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    1. HI Southern Sass. Thanks so much. The bedding is from Overstock.com

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  27. What size of bed was this? and where did u find its goregous!!

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    1. Hi Christina,
      The bed is a Queen size. Sold at City Furniture

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  28. what do you call the bench in front of the bed and where did you get it

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    1. Hi there. Don't recall the exact name but we found it on Overstock.com

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  29. wheres the comforter from?? So cute!!

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    1. Hey Lindsey. Thanks for stopping by. The comforter is from Overstock.com

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    2. Any chance you remember the name of it? Thanks!

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    3. Any chance you remember the name of it? Thanks!

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  31. I saw this picture on pinterest and am in love with the colour! What colour paint did you use?

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  32. I just saw this picture on pinterest - what is the colour on the walls?

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    1. Sorry Liz, I matched the color to a towel I purchased so it has no name.

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  33. I love it!! You have turned me into an Overstock addict! (:

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  34. Nicole how did I miss this?! I just saw it over on Linda's blog. It puts the perfect in perfection and I want it all!! YOU, my dear, are so friggen talented.

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  35. Came by for a visit via Linda's blog and I'm wondering how the heck I ever missed your blog! It's late and I have an early client in the morning or I think I'd be up all night reading your old posts. This room is really stunning!

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  36. That is an absolutely beautiful bedroom!!!!

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  37. Ladies,
    This gorgeous!!! New follower here. Thanks for posting.

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  38. What are the dimensions of the mirror? Where did you purchase the mirror?

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  39. So amazingly beautiful. I know u said u didn't have the name of the due to a paint match but wondering if there happens to be some left over and u could get the numbers off the can. Coral can be so tricky. This one seems to have more pink to it... Is that right? Again amazing work.

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    1. Thanks Jen. Love that paint as well. You can see the paint can info here: http://www.livelaughdecorate.com/2013/06/what-color-is-that.html

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  40. Also what color paint I used throughout with the coral?? Thx!!

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  41. Okay not to look like a stalker. Lol last question. You mentioned the coral paint was a color match of a towel. Any chance of finding out the brand of the towel! I'm in love with that shade of coral. :)

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    1. Hi Jen. My client or I, remember the brand of towel. It was purchased over 2 years ago. The main color used in the bedroom is Bay Sands by Valspar.

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