Monday, August 6, 2012

Client Before & After: Fresh+Preppy Bedroom

I love working on a room from start to finish – coming up with the design concept and feel and then executing.  This bedroom that I recently completed was a fun project.   This is what we started with:

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The room needed some architectural presence and I thought that panel moulding/trim would be a great solution. As an example, I showed them Jen’s bedroom and they absolutely loved the panelling and decided to tackle the work themselves. They did an amazing job!

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Photo: Leah Kirin

In the Before photo, you can see that the side tables were just too big for the wall with the king bed.  These ones from West Elm were perfect.

The ceiling fixture is one of my favourites that I blogged about here. It is just so pretty and suits this bedroom perfectly.

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When I showed them this fabric (Thom Filicia for Kravet) for the headboard, they loved it! Paired with nail head trim, it looks amazing with the panelling.  (We used a different colourway of this fabric on roman shades and pillows in other rooms in the house, we loved it so much!)

The pillows and the striped rug from Crate and Barrel in a bold yellow/mustard colour punch up the neutral grey/white/cream palette.

We were all set to commission a painting above the bed but decided the room didn’t need one.

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Photo:  Leah Kirin

I loved working on this bedroom with these clients. They were so trusting and wonderful – makes my job so much easier and fun! They said that they feel like they are waking up in a 5 star hotel every day! Love that.
I also worked on other rooms in their house and will show you their dining room in the coming weeks!

Have a great week!

Have a decorating dilemma and don’t know where to start? Contact me at vanessa@vanessafrancis.com

20 comments:

  1. Oh Vanessa I love it! The colours are great, and I can see why they feel like they are waking up in 5 star hotel. :)

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  2. Great job - I love the headboard and the rug you chose!

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  3. very nice! Jen's panel idea is so amazing and I will definitely use it in my future house too! Love that fabric for the headboard and did you use the taupe one for window treatment? Nice wall sconces and I love that stripe rug!

    Bravo!

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    1. Hey Tim!
      Thanks for the lovely comment! We used the "citron" colourway for romans and pillows. The fabric comes in 7 different colourways. Ink is a favourite too!

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  4. Love the wood detail. Looks fantastic...

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  5. What a transformation! It's an entirely different space! Fantastic!
    Patty

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  6. The bedroom looks great! Love the moulding on the wall behind the bed. It really dresses up the room nicely - definitely no art required, the moulding IS the art :-) And I like how the doors sort of become part of the grid on the wall. Beautiful headboard & chandelier, and the wall-mounted lamps are a great way to maximize the space on either side of the bed. Looking forward to seeing the other rooms in this house :-)

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  7. Yes, very nice and that is a perfect fabric. I can picture it in a lot of spaces in a house :-)

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  8. Very pretty. I looked into the same tables from West Elm, but thought they were too low for lamps-I like your idea of using wall mounted fixtures to provide proper reading light.

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  9. Looks Great. Just the push I need to tackle this project.

    Are the sconces the same ones Jen used? Are they from Pottery Barn?

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    1. Hi Anna!
      Thanks for your comment! Yes, they are the sames ones Jen used but in the polished nickel finish for some glam!
      Vanessa

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  10. Gorgeous! I love that striped white and mustard yellow rug. Beautiful design Vanessa.

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  11. Vanessa,
    Fantastic job! The paneling really transforms the room. And I remember your post about the pendant light fixture! The best compliment comes from the clients!

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  12. Love it! Can you let me know where the striped rug was purchased?

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    1. I have updated the post! Thanks for your comment!

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  13. This is such a beautiful room. Love the wall panelling. Very fresh and modern. Great design Vanessa! Where did you get the fabric from, Im looking for a great design/pattern/color fabric to make pillows with.

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  14. Oooh! I can't believe the striped rug and patterned headboard look so well together. I could never be an interior designer but I can DEFINITELY appreciate it! Well done! :)

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