A Master Bedroom Makeover

This bedroom belongs to one of my mom’s good friends in Chattanooga.  I helped give her bedroom a little face lift.  I’ve been meaning to post these pictures for months because it was finished about a year ago… Better late than never!

First I will show you the “AFTER” pictures, then we’ll look at the “BEFORE”.  She wanted the room to be simple with lots of blue.  What do y’all think????  It was basically my first design makeover on my own :)

In case you can’t tell, the “AFTER” pictures were taken on my mom’s fancy camera; the “BEFORE” pictures were taken on my iPhone.

AFTER

Newly painted walls, gold leaf sunburst mirror and custom pillow shams.

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A pair of new large Ring Table lamps from Visual Comfort (available through Circa Lighting or Mallory Mathison Inc.)

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We found these small wooden tables and gold men framed artwork in her attic or around her house…

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Reupholstered this club chair in some pretty blue velvet.  Ottoman was custom made by an upholsterer here in Atlanta.

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We had this pretty day bed reupholstered in the blue checked fabric that matches her pillow shams and bedskirt.  The fabric is Schumacher’s Camden cotton check.  My client hung the gallery wall herself.

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Custom window treatments and hardware… so pretty!

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And now for a little BEFORE and AFTER comparing…

BEFORE

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Notice the windows are naked…

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AFTER

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The hardware might be my favorite thing in the room :)

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Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!  I’m excited to have no plans this weekend .  I’m still a little exhausted from last weekend, which explains what a bad blogger I’ve been this week.  I hope you enjoy these pretties and have a great weekend!

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Marvelous Maps!

I bought the best “vintage” map from Etsy a couple of months ago (sadly, I think the map that I ordered is no longer available, but there is a smaller/similar one here).  I love it but of course I cannot make a decision about WHERE to hang it.  Naturally, the map is of my favorite city and hometown:  Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Therefore, I want to hang it somewhere prominent.  The problem is that there are only so few prominent wall spaces in my tiny apartment.  So I might have to do some rearranging… I will be sure to let you know when I do find the right place (and post pictures, of course), but for now take a look at these chic maps… Have a great weekend!

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Cheap Art Alert!

I was wasting time on Pinterest, looking at different blogs the other day when I discovered an amazing post from the blog Style by Emily Henderson.  The post was called Top 5 Most Affordable Online Art Sources.  I started clicking around and discovered so many bargains from the resources.  I couldn’t just keep that information all to myself — I had to share these great resources with YOU.  Here are some pieces that I found:

That is a framed and matted 1900 map of Paris from 20 x 200.  Framed and matted for $200?  You can’t find that just anywhere.  Oh and if you just want the map it’s $60.  What a bargain! 

 

I was very tempted to purchase the above framed photograph as a Christmas or birthday present for one of my Alabama fan family members.  Also, know that there are different frame options: black, white, natural, with or without a matte (I’ll take the matted white for my apartment, thanks).  [Animal Locomation] Also from 20 x 200.

 

These Embroidery Flowers by Emily Renouf would look so cute in a kitchen, bathroom, or children’s room.  At $25, how could you not buy?  [from Little Paper Planes]

 

Kristofer Mills Print 3

 

 Kristofer Mills Print 2.  The above two prints remind me of the abstract black and white drawings that I’m working on for my own apartment.  In a gallery wall together they would look so great and add just the right modern/abstract touch to a traditional interior.  For $65 and $35 repectively, all they need is a simple Hobby Lobby white frame and they’re ready to hang!

 

 

 Moving on to Mammoth & Company, we have Taryn Coulsons’ Cobalt Teal I acrylic painting.  The price is $350 for a 16 x 20 because this is an original painting.  How pretty are those blues?  Once again, an abstract piece like this would add just the right modern touch to a traditional space.  It is also available as an 8 x 10 print for $20!!!

 

I love the horse photographs by Troy Moth.  This is just one of the many available on Mammoth & Company’s website.  See more here and here.  Love the horses and I’m not even a “horse person”.

 

HOW cute is the giraffe above?  Seriously this doesn’t even have to go in a kid’s room – it’s a great conversation piece for just $18!  From Society 6.

 

History Lesson by Emily Rickard.  You can get it on a stretched canvas for $85 – no frame required!

 

Oh Deer by The Lepolas from The Calm Gallery.  15.5 x 21.5 for $28.63. 

 

And of course, Society 6 has my favorite poster, Keep Calm and Carry On, in a variety of colors ($28.63 each).  I love the grey one above because it’s so calm.

 

That’s all I have for now, but take a look yourself and see what you find :) 

ROLL TIDE!!!!!

 

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Antlers at Ainsworth

 

 I was in the Ainsworth Noah showroom yesterday at ADAC and I came across this vignette…

[ I CANNOT get this picture to be vertical… so tilt your head :) ]

 

 

If Ainsworth Noah is doing it, then it must be a fabulous… that just confirms that I need some antlers for my new apartment!  Preferably the fake kind.  And I think I like the white ones – maybe the ones from Ballard Design designed by Suzanne Kasler.  They are made of urethane.  The fake/white antlers will reassure visitors that I don’t actually go out and kill deer (or antelope or whatever animals these represent).

 

 

 

I also found these inspirational pictures… Loving that HUGE moose antler over the kitchen cabinets :)

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Antlers

I guess antlers are really “in” right now…

Betsy Brown

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Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

You can get your own antlers designed by Suzanne Kasler at Ballard Design

Miles Redd put a floor lamp made out of antlers in this lacquered navy blue room.

Love this antler wreath from Oly Studio

Fabric designed by Eric Cohler for Lee Jofa

 

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Gallery Wall

I recently did a gallery wall of framed artwork in my bedroom.  I love it.  I was actually very impressed with myself.  I had thought about it and talked about it for about six months before I finally made myself do it.  I was sort of nervous because I didn’t want to put a million holes in my walls and I wasn’t exactly sure how it would end up looking.  I’ve hung art/pictures hundreds of times, but not in a large grouping of frames.  It was comforting to know that it was MY room and not a client’s.

I really love gallery walls.  I think they add a lot of character to a room.  There are so many different directions to go when it comes to gallery walls.  Frames can be exactly the same size and color, or random sizes and finishes, and everything in between.  I prefer for the sizes and finishes to be different.  I like for the frames to be hung randomly and not aligned with each other.

Robert Passal

via Pure Style Home

Charlotte Moss’s office

The picture above is in the JCrew men’s store on Madison Avenue in New York City.  Via House & Home

This is my bedroom… Just kidding!!! – it’s Miles Redd’s work :)

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Robert Passal

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Lulu Powers via Lonny magazine

Country Living

A hallway is a GREAT place to hang a lot of artwork.

Elle Decor

Ashley Putnam via Lonny Magazine

Courtney Giles

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LOVE the Hermes blanket above :)

via Pink Wallpaper

Southern Accents

Kate Spade’s home

Lonny magazine

via Design Sponge

House Beautiful

Jonathan Adler

Miles Redd — LOVE those cork walls

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Minnie Mortimer’s apartment via Elements of Style

Nate Berkus — notice how gorgeous the art looks against those lacquered blue walls!!!  LOVE.

And last but not least…

(or maybe least…) my room!  What do you think?  All of the framed artwork/prints/paintings were either given to me or cost next to nothing.  The orange and blue matted pastels (upper left hand corner and lower right hand corner) were actually drawings that my dad did in like Kindergarten!  I found them already framed in my parents attic.  When you’re on a budget you have to be resourceful, people!

And yes, that is my diploma in the mix… I liked the frame :)