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4 Tips to Start A Bedroom Makeover

Last week I featured my 4 tips to start your bedroom makeover on GMT.  You can watch it here. I figured you may like to have a little additional eye candy to help inspire you.

Tip #1
Start with a fabulous bed!

This stunning upholstered bed is one I designed & made for a client.  It’s graceful curves, tufting and nail head trim detail make it a real statement piece for their bedroom.

Monochromatic beauty from the pages of Elle Decor.  Every fabulous bed deserves a fabulous bench.

Check out this hottie ~  a luscious red velvet headboard.  I always love a red, black & white color scheme.  This one is executed so well because they let the showstopping red headboard stand on it’s own with only a few smaller doses of red in the bedroom.  This allows the black & white to balance the rest of the room.

I’m a sucker for a great iron canopy bed.  I had one very similar to this one in college.  I also had sheer drapery panels hanging from each of the posts.  It makes your room feel like a quaint little getaway.  This bedroom could easily fit right into my home.

Tip #2
Don’t skimp ~ get yourself some magnificent bedding!

Gorgeous bedding by Alessandra

I love the idea of using drapery to frame a bed.  It’s just so romantic.

Another stunning bedroom featured in Elle Decor.  They layering of the different hues of blue has a tremendous effect.  The cool crisp linens are so calming and peaceful.

Tip #3
Lighting is key!

Add color to your bedroom through the use of lovely lamps like this orange beauty.

I love putting chandeliers in bedrooms.  This piece is perfect for all of you lovers of contemporary design out there.

The gorgeous chandelier in this bedroom is the perfect compliment to the rest of the regal setting.  So classic and luxurious!

Tip #4
Select great nightstands! Remember ~ they don’t always have to match.

I heart these vintage suitcases stacked on top of each other to create a bedside table.  Muy fabuloso!

How cool is this?  They used a small ottoman with a silver tray on top to create a nightstand.  I also love the combination of pink, black & white.  This looks like a room I would create for my daughter for her teenage years.  I think I would do a fabric Roman shade instead of the woven wood window treatment.

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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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Birthday Wishlist: Day 1

I am really into birthday celebrations!  Like, big time!  I like to go all out.  Not just on my own birthday, but all of my loved ones as well.  Especially when it comes to my sweet little daughter, but we’ll tackle those issues in December (I should really show you some of her past parties).  I also bake my secret recipe pumpkin spice bread for my man every year (whose birthday just so happens to be the day before mine ~ poor guy spends the his whole day planning my surprises ~ but don’t worry!  This domestic diva always tries to make her birthday man feel special on his big day)

So, back to the big day ~ November 3rd to be exact.  In true Scorpio fashion, I like to celebrate my birthday all month long.  Whether its lunches with girlfriends, surprises from my man, quality time with my daughter or shopping (that’s a birthday must, right?), I feel the need to prolong the celebration of the good Lord granting me one more glorious year of life.

So, in honor of this year’s month long celebration, I’ve decided to make a daily list of items that would be dreams come true for any birthday girl.  As a designer, I have access to the world’s best resources for creating a beautiful home.  This, at times (ok, most of the time ~ alright, ALL the time), makes me the quintessential “kid in the candy store”.  Especially given the fact that my family owns a furniture store.  You get the picture, right?  30 days in November.  30 items on my birthday wish list.  Not super hard for me to come up with.  Now, if I could only figure out to create that birthday registry….

So, without furhter adue,

Birthday Wishlist Item #1

If you’ve followed my blog in the past, you know I am a HUGE fan of eglomise.  I want this bed in my master bedroom so bad that I’ve literally dreamt about it since first laying eyes on it.  It would be oh so perfect in there.  I have grand plans for this bed!  My master is in much need of some fabulosity & this has it written all over it.  This is the much needed “spark” that I need to light the fire in me to give my master a MUCH needed makeover!  Birthday fairy, do you hear me?