Sunday, November 3, 2013

"SIMPLY ELEGANT" Master Bedroom Makeover

"Simply Elegant" precisely describes this Master Bedroom makeover, because it was SIMPLE and ELEGANT.  

3 main requirements for this space were:


  1. Add light (natural light was not properly being addressed)
  2. Bring soothing colors with paint and fabrics
  3. Add storage and appearance of space

Light Element
Bringing as much natural light into this room was also important, so custom  3 1/2" wood shutters were contracted to be built and installed by Home Depot.  


Soothing Element
What a remarkable difference paint and fabric can do to soften, and light, and add a feeling of elegance to a room.  

Sherwin Williams paint colors were used.
Walls:  Full Moon (very soft yellow)
Ceiling and trey: Sprout  (very soft green)
Cabinet and trim:  Pure white

Fabrics were purchased at Brentwood Interiors in Brentwood, Tennessee  to make Box Pleated Valances for the windows, re-cover the window seat, make a queen size  tufted head board, and bed skirt.  Sheers were found at Bed, Bath and Beyond to connect Valance with the floor and elongate the windows.  A simple and elegant trick on the eye.


After discovering that oak hardwood could be installed, sanded and stained for about the same price as the best quality Home Depot carpet, the decision was clear!  HARDWOOD!

Changing the Brass door hardware to oil rubbed bronze also softened the feel of the room.

Storage Element
This master also needed  extra storage  to compensate for small closets, so carpenters were hired to build a cabinet.  The cabinet had to have the following features:


  • Look like it had always been there
  • Ample storage for clothing, etc
  • Book shelves with doors 
  • Have a clean, polished, and elegant look
  • Have recessed doors for the television that would open when needed, yet when closed be seamless with the rest of the cabinet.
  • Ample access to outlets for  electronics.
Lastly, we wanted to make this master feel as spacious as possible.  The carpet was 23 years old, and after discovering the price of solid oak hardwood flooring would be about the same cost as quality carpet, hardwood was an easy choice.  With that choice came the added illusion of a LARGER room!

Now for the before and afters:
Navy ceiling and trey, beige walls, small bookcase
Cabinetry, hardwood, pain and fabric


Changed headboard, fabrics, bed skirt, sitting area
HUGE DIFFERENCE!
Box pleated Valance.  Love the white buttons and trim!




Old cluttered book shelf 
New Cabinet.  LOVE










After paint/and proper placement of furniture
Previous entrance to bath area


Spray painted lamps to match hardware and trim to lamp shades
Only place a few simple cherished items for display that are a reflection of who you are










 In the end, this makeover is a MASTER SUITE RETREAT that is a soothing and relaxing place to sleep, read, and retreat from the world.  Simple and Elegant goes a long way.







Monday, October 28, 2013

Simple Master Bath Facelift

It is widely advised by Realtors, that the best dollars that you can spend on your home (other than regular needed maintenance) are in kitchen and baths.  While they can be expensive, they don't have to be.  

These are the focal areas that made a huge difference in this Master bath.
Fiess Mini Chandelier from Furgason's in Nashville
Master Bath before, gold fixtures/shower surround and dark cabinets

Before grout was cleaned
Vanity before
Cabinets before

After, bath seems larger, and focal point is large window!
Added a shelf and power to tidy things up

Beveled frame to existing mirror
New vanity 





















  • Add crown
  • Add special lighting element 
  • Paint
  • Replace fixtures, door pulls, door hardware
  • Professionally clean existing tile for "like new" look... make sure they seal again
  • Replace shower surround
  • Add beveled "frame" to existing mirrors.

Plumbing, Electric, and Woodwork was installed by Moore Solutions, Inc. in Franklin, TN  615-349-0173 

RSM Painting, Franklin, TN used Sherwin Williams Paint
All trim, crown, medallion, and doors: White
Ceiling: Full Moon
Walls:   White Willow

Let your light shine~
xo  Dee





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Need a new way to wear those scarves that complete your wardrobe?  

Try this one!





Be well...
xo  Dee