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Master Makeover

IBB designer, Shannon Gidney, recently transformed the master bedroom for some of her clients. Take a peek at what the room looked like before.
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The room felt dated & needed a new fresh look!
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Shannon selected great basics like the upholstered bed with tufting & nail heads in a neutral fabric & mirrored nightstands. A pop of orange was brought in with two patterned pillows & one solid on the bed. The bench at the end of the bed allows another opportunity for pattern & offers seating for the space. Fun mirrors and perfectly scaled lamps add the finishing touches to the design.
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Thank you for the sneak peek Shannon! For more design inspiration & sneak peeks, follow us on instagram & like us on Facebook!

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Wall Treatments: In or Out?

I’m often asked about how I feel about accent walls and wall treatments. Should people use them or not? Yes! I am a fan of accents & wall treatments. I actually have an entire board on Pinterest dedicated to wall treatments. Of course, how they are applied and interpreted in a design is very important to the overall success of a room. Whether its paint, wallpaper or that you upholster your walls, wall treatments can be a beautiful way to take your room’s design to the next level. Here are a few ways we’ve used wall treatments in our designs.
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Master Bedroom: Large scale pattern painted on the wall behind the bed to create a focal point.
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Kid’s bedroom: We took the dot pattern we used on the bed skirt & bedding & blew up the scale to create a fun feature wall behind the bed.
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Master bedroom: To create contrast behind the white upholstered bed, we painted the wall a deep gray. Then, we painted a fretwork outline to define the wall.
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Kid’s room in progress: We upholstered the bed wall in a super cute embroidered “I love you” fabric in navy & white and painted the rest of the walls in Benjamin Moore’s Symphony Blue. I can’t wait to see the finished room!

Do you have a Pinterest account? If not, you should consider getting one! It’s a fabulous tool to use for inspiration & stay on top of trends & what’s hot in design. I also love it for great recipes, fashion, crafts & so much more! Speaking of trends, make sure you also follow my board for the High Point Home Furnishings Fall 2013 Style Spotter contest. From October 17th – 24th I’ll be pinning my top 25 favorite finds from market along with eight other of the country’s top designers. Find out more here..

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For the Dog Lovers

Summer is almost here & the kiddos will soon be out of school.  A bedroom or playroom makeover is the perfect summer project!  Involve your little one in the planning & let their imagination run wild.  We used bright colors & dogs as our inspiration for this adorable little girl’s room. For a feature behind the bed, we blew up the circle print on the bedskirt & painted it on the wall.  I love how it turned out to look like the Twister game board & the playfulness it adds to the room.  I recently featured a tour of the room on Good Morning Texas. If you’d like to see it in person, head out to Whitley Place & check out the Huntington Homes model home & get inspired!

Huntington Homes Model Home
Whitley Place
3981 Arches Lane
Prosper, TX 75078

Happy decorating!

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Birthday Wishlist: Day 8

A beautiful bedside table.

A bedside table can help make or break a bedroom.  I often like to mix & match.  However, when you find something really fabulous, I say go for two!  Take these fabulous options by Hickory Chair for example.  The first one is their reed & ribbon chest.  It’s just stunning.  Hickory Chair offers this piece in a variety of wood & hand painted finishes.  The second is the Normandy chest.   I love the scallopped top & antique feel.  I’m getting ready to show these to a client as options on either side of an iron bed for a guest bedroom.  I’m specifying a parchment finish with gold leaf detailing.  SO excited to see which one they pick & how it turns out!  I will keep you posted.

Reed & Ribbon Chest by Hickory Chair

Normandy Chest by Hickory Chair

Hickory Chair is available at IBB Design Furniture Showroom.  Contact an IBB designer for details.

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GMT 11/7/08

Stuck on how to design an area just for the kiddos?  We’ve got some great ideas for you!  On today’s GMT segment we’re showing off cool spaces for kids.  Get creative ideas on how you can turn any ordinary room into something special for the young ones in your household.  See how easy it is to create a design that will grow with your little girl.  You’ll see a fun girl’s bedroom that she’ll love for years to come!  Plus, practical design tips!  From built-in desk solutions to a bedroom converted into a play area, we’ll inspire you to create a cool space!  Tune in to WFAA Channel 8 at 9:00 AM

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Seeing Red…

Want to ensure a restless night’s sleep?  That’s right… I said restless.  Try painting your bedroom walls red.  That should do the trick.  I recently saw a guest bedroom featured in a well known publication with so much red that it looked like a bottle of cherry cough syrup had expoded all over the room.  It made me sick just to look at it.  I can’t imagine actually trying to sleep in that room.  Ok, hopefully you’ve caught on that I’m NOT encouraging you to go paint the walls red.  Paint the town red, YES.  Bedroom walls, NO.  Seriously though, red is a wonderful color & I use it quite frequently in my designs.  However, it has to be used logically.  Red is a stimulating color.  Many color experts say that shades of red stimulate conversation and also appetite.

So, red is a wonderful choice for dining areas, kitchens, etc if you want it on your walls.  One of my favorite dining rooms ever was painted a vibrant bordeaux red by Ralph Lauren.  It also works great as an accent color, which COULD be used in a bedroom.  Think art, bedding, pillows, or even drapery panels. Red is a dominant color and needs to be used in conjunction with less “agressive” colors to stay grounded.  Trust me, red walls in your bedroom may sound like a sexy idea, but it will have you and your significant other seeing red after many sleepless nights.