Thursday, January 14, 2010
*"Master Bathroom Vanity"....Amazing what mirrors & white roses can do! Instant glamour!
A couple months ago, my dear friend Debbie told me that her daughter Deena was wishing for only one thing for Christmas & her January birthday....to have me come & "fluff" her master bedroom & bath!.....Now understand that we already had done her upholstered headboard....& she had nice furniture. What she felt was lacking, was the all the "prettiness" that makes a room wrap it's arms around you and allows you to forget the outside world!....& one more thing!... this project had to be done on a budget!!
So in the weeks that followed I came up with a plan & this last Monday, my two daughters, Holly & Mallory & myself went to Deena's house to make it the retreat she was envisioning!...I had lots of help with my design....my business partner Lauren made my vision of of a gallery wall become a reality. My daughter Mallory did all the artwork....& my other daughter Holly helped put it all together, working with me all day long!
*"Deena's nightstand"....A simple black chest dressed out with a crystal lamp/shade from Walmart, vases from IKEA & mirrored accessories from Target!
We finished up around 5:00,.... & called Deena, who wanted this all to be a surprise, somewhat like the reveals on HGTV!.....Deena arrived home to find the loveliest of bedrooms!...As she first entered the room all we heard were squeals of delight & then just "oohs & ahhs"!!....Her mother was thrilled with how the room turned out, as were the rest of us!!!
* The bed looking so inviting with a washable silk coverlet from Target & velvet pillow shams from IKEA!!
Thought you might like to see a few photos Holly took of the finished room!....Very calm & peaceful.....A clean & classic design.....I think we were able to give Deena the bedroom of her dreams .....a beautiful retreat for a busy wife & mother!....
* Here is part of the "gallery wall"...These walls are done when you choose a grouping of random photographs...have them all made into the same size & in black/white & then framed. My friend Lauren framed these all herself, nothing custom here!...Very affordable & very chic!...I also added the IKEA rod & drapery panels which give a nice distinction between the bedroom & the bath.....
And last of all, a large oil painting done by Mallory.....It hangs above a long dresser across from the bed.....It is flanked by a pair of the same crystal lamps used on the nightstands. We also added dark faux wood vases filled with white roses, along with some Target cut-glass candlesticks & mirrored tray!.....A charming still-life......