Before & After Master Bedroom

We just finished up with a master bedroom installation so I wanted to share 'before' and 'afters.'  There's  still some art to be hung but you'll get the idea.  My clients' bedroom is pretty large and we loved their tufted headboard.  My clients kept their existing dressers, nightstands and bed, and we added the rest.  Their old room felt a bit dark and didn't seem to fit with my client's personality.  She's so sunny & cheerful and is drawn to warm colors and light so I wanted to create a space that suited her.  She was looking for warm & fresh & relaxing.  Here's the room before:



 And here it is now:


The bedding is by Les Indiennes and I want it. A hand blockprinted quilt overlays a blockprinted duvet cover in a smaller pattern.  I had so much fun making that bed!!!  We replaced the original sconces with iron ones from Pottery Barn and had the walls painted a soft cream.  I topped the nightstands with vintage yellow vases and leaves from outside. 


I love the ruffly linen bench at the end of the bed. It adds just the right amount of femininity to the room.

Here's the window nook before:


And here is is now:


I love the idea of two chairs and an ottoman in a master bedroom.  (The perfect spot to read books and play footsie! ;)  ...Or more likely in real life, the spot to cozy up with the kids or to throw clothes on.  Ah vell!

You might recognize the yellow magnolia linen on the chair pillows from my new fabric line.  (And of course you can catch my repeated vintage vase on the garden stool-  oops! Never said I was a stylist! -  (In real life it's empty for a drink or a book. ;)

I had so much fun with this redo beause I think it shows how much palette & soft goods & lighting can change a room.  The main pieces of furniture like the bed & dressers stayed the same but the room now has a completely different vibe.  It feels like my client now.


Hope you enjoyed!! 


We have 4 more installs in the next month or so and I'll be sure to share before & afters when I get pics.  (I still have a few from this past summer that I need to get pics of- very behind- but I'm trying to catch up!!)

xoxo, Lauren


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47 comments:

L.Duncan said...

I'm loving that bench!!!! Great job, Lauren!

Also, it was a pleasure to see you in the BHG Holiday Magazine!

Alyson said...

This looks great! Good work.

Polka Dot Bungalow said...

So pretty! Would just {LOVE} that sitting area!! Beautiful!

Michelle @ Sweet Something Design said...

Great job! Love the reading nook, repeated vase and all. :)

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Don't the window treatments make a difference!? Love how you "covered up" the rounded window with the shade, makes the space feel a lot more updated. And how did you get the chair in the corner to disappear? It looked like one of those items a particular occupant of the room would not want to give up! The room is beautiful!!

Janell

Naomi@DesignManifest said...

The bedding is divine! And the ruffled bench is too cute. Never would have thought of that.

I'd love to see close ups of the bedding mix and match!

Rene said...

Wow, wow, wow! Brilliant treatment of those corner windows. And, the headboard has taken on a more grand appearance now. The new sconces are perfect! Love this space now!

Jennifer said...

LOVE! so much lighter, brighter, and more interesting. love those sconces... way to go PB. and your Magnolia pillow is the perfect touch!

Open House LLC said...

Very well done indeed.

Gretchen O. said...

So warm and cozy. Love the eating area. It is amazing what a fresh wall color, and new linens will do. I am sure they don't want to leave the room!

Windlost said...

Gorgeous Lauren - well done. My favorite thing is that poofy bench at the foot of the bed - love that. And the bedding is wonderful!
xo Terri

Jetaime said...

Love it to pieces! Great job, love your work.

ArchitectDesign™ said...

Wow, beautiful job as always!

AnneHH said...

Gorgeous job, Lauren. Love it!!!!!

My Little Bungalow said...

Lovely! Such a nice look overall, and I really like the window nook and the linen benches! The headboard looks darker in the "after" photos. Is that the lighting or was it recovered?
Claudia

Greet said...

Dear Lauren,
The bedroom looks fabulous!! Great job!! Congratulations! Love all of it!
xx
Greet

UrbanCountryMom said...

I love it! Beautiful Transformation. I am Pinning it for sure.

Stacie @hometownperch

Betty said...

Did I miss it....what did you do to the headboard....reupholster?
Love the new color of the headboard and the whole room is just great!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Everything looks perfect together. Love the bench, the bedding, the new window treatments. Such talent you have!

pve design said...

Looks like the start of a happily ever after room.
Dreamy Lauren....love the Light!
pve

Megan Daly said...

You truly are amazing!
That bedroom is AWESOME! Way to go.

Megan

The enchanted home said...

Looks just incredible!! So fresh and inviting, love the skirted bench and fresh beautiful linens....really stunning, enjoy!

Pam said...

When I saw the before and then you said you were going for bright and happy (I can't remember your exact words) I thought okay I'm seeing color. I love how you made it bright and happy but with neutrals! Amazing-

Debby said...

It is beautiful. What a difference.

Velvet and Linen said...

Standing...clapping!
Great overall transformation, but what you did with those windows...amazing!

xo
Brooke

Loretta Fontaine (APPLESandRUBIES) said...

Lauren- How you hung the window treatments is so romantic. They softened and tranformed the room (and that big cold bank of windows) to the cozy and cuddle-up side.

And the Magnolia pillows the cherry on the sundae. The client must be so happy!

Loretta

Diane said...

Love that bedding as well. I actually thought it was one of your new fabrics. And that bench...love, love.

Annie@A View On Design said...

wow - how great does that look! It helps that you have a large bedroom too, love those chairs!

Angela at Giannetti Home: Design Online said...

Pretty!

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Lovely. Beautiful fabrics..are they yours?

Something Gorgeous said...

The room looks lovely. Did you change the colour of the bed head? It looks darker in the 2nd photo...

Vel Baricuatro-Criste, MD said...

i love it - simple, relaxed but sophisticated somehow. Great job!

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Love it! We have a similar window nook and half round window in our bedroom, and I am inspired to change out our white blinds for the woven look.

Lindsay [rookie's nest] said...

HOLY moly, this looks fantastic! I love everything about it. Great job you did keep it up! New follower for sure:)

Amy@eatsleepdecorate said...

Wow Lauren! What a difference a little lighter paint and window treatments can do! Fabulous!

traci zeller designs said...

Love it, Lauren! The bedding absolutely makes it!

hong kong property said...

the room looks livelier now =)

Hong Kong property

Laurie Blaswich said...

Outstanding Loren,

You had a vision and your designing mind put it all together!
Very tallented!

Love the bench at the foot of the bed!Super cute!
Fondly,
Laurie

LindsB said...

Its beautiful!! Totally looks like it had the magic Lauren touch too. And your fabric on the pillows is perfection!!

Lili said...

Interesting how much darker the bed looks now compared to before :-)

Relatable Style

katiedid said...

Very nice job!

Kathysue said...

Loving the bedding the bench and the tri-pod lamp is a great touch,Kathysue

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

This is stunning. The lighter walls and window treatments make such a difference. Also love the feminine skirt on the bench at the end of the bed. Beautiful.

Wendy Ditcham said...

I love the combination of green and brown. What is the wall color? Beautiful!!

Cote de Texas said...

love this - it's fabulous.
job well done.

joni

stylizedesign.net said...

Love the window treatment combo!! they have got a great room with wonderful natural light and great design ;)

Lauren said...

Looks fantastic!