Finally we are done and I simply couldn't be happier with our two transformed spaces. For new friends visiting DesignMaze, here are my weekly recaps:
It is hard to believe this was my client's guest bedroom a few short weeks ago: a blank slate ready to be re-imagined.
Here is the same view after countless hours of hard work, late night shopping / discussions, loads of creativity, love from my favourite brands including HomeSense, Brizo Faucet, Black Rooster Decor, West Elm, and of course Cole & Son for the most marvellous Nuvolette wallpaper.
I want the guest bedroom to feel like your private retreat on a luxurious cruise sailing along the Mediterranean Sea. The cloud wallpaper gives us an instant sky appeal, while the pair of wall sconces and side tables reminds me of the interior finishes of a sailboat attributing to a sophisticated, nautical vibe.
I love fabrics! There are endless possibilities with patterns and textures and in this guest bedroom, we have sprinkled 11 different fabrics among the incredible upholstered velvet bed, the duvet and sheets set, the playful yet decadent pillows, and the graphic drapery just to name a few.
To balance the dynamite patterns and pops of vibrant colors in the room, I went monochromatic and outfitted the wall next to the bed with a trio of visually light yet big impact art collection. The large scale paper art framed in lucite shadow box creates such presence in its pure form and shade. The dog print is one of my all-time favourites and I simply couldn't be happier to include a stack of Oreos from the talented Erin Rothstein.
From sculptural blooms to pop of bright mandarin, this side table provides our guests the perfect spot for a glass of water and a light snack during their stays. In terms of accessories, don't always focus on what the intended function / location when you are out shopping. This sleek clear + ocean blue lucite tray is actually from the bathroom department but hey, I think it looks phenomenal right here!
The little card I picked up when in Munich this summer also looks floating "in the sky", literally.
Ready for a chic and serene corner on the other side of the guest bedroom? Believe it or not, this round window was actually my inspiration for the ocean travel feel I am after in this space.
I want the guests to feel right at home and for me, that includes a quiet spot to enjoy my favourite book with a cup of tea, or to write a post card or two while on vacation. That's exactly what I have achieved at this corner. The contemporary OK pendant light is perfectly duo purposed (it is height adjusted and could turn the light left or right as required), while the floating desk offers high style with practical storage.
The natural walnut side table echoes the leather on the bedside tables and I love how the bleached wood on the chair complements the velvet pleated bed and matches the framed agate seamlessly for one harmonious room.
One last before and after shot of the guest bedroom. I LOVE this transformation!
Now it's time to check out the Powder Room.
Once a basic box with a toilet and a pedestal sink and no visual interest, our new and improved powder room now gives a lasting first impression thanks to the daring photography, ravishing side table with an attitude, and of course our sensational wallpaper makes an encore appearance in full effect as we covered the entire room with clouds including the ceiling.
My design theosophy for powder room is that since it is a small space and generally only used by guests, you should go bold and decorate it with absolutely everything you love without hesitation. Treat it as an opportunity to step outside of your comfort zone and let this small spot be the jewel box of your home. That's exactly what we did in this powder room for one dramatic before and after transformation.
From the timeless classic open base vanity, daring photography and wall art, lucite mirror and accessories for sparkles and extra shots of colors, iconic pressed glass pendant, and of course the incredibly chic matte black Jason Wu's faucet and bathroom accessories for Brizo.
I have been dying to use this luxurious and elegant faucet for the longest time, so you can imagine my excitement when this stunning fixture was installed and it is beyond my wildest dreams. If you are looking for a modern bathroom collection to give your own bathroom an instant transformation, be sure to check out the Jason Wu faucet and accessories collection.
Thanks so much again for all your kind words and supports over the past seven weeks. We couldn't have completed these two amazing spaces without your encouragement and love. Will, your photos are spectacular and you have made my creations come to life through your lens.
Now it's time to check out the 20 featured designers and my fellow guest participants for their inspiring transformations. Thank you so much Linda of Calling It Home and House Beautiful to host yet another successful One Room Challenge! Can't wait until Spring 2018 to see everyone again!
For those who would like to know where I found all these fabulous items in my makeover, here is the source list:
- bedside accessories, bedding, books, blankets, lucite framed arts, dog print, leather notebook: HomeSense
- green velvet bench: Black Rooster Decor
- bed and blue area rug: West Elm
- square pillows: Sarah Richardson Design
- rectangular pillows: Schumacher, Kelly Wearstler
- wallpaper: Cole & Son
- reindeer rug, walnut side table: Style Garage
- wall sconces, drapery, bleached wood side chair: CB2
- bedside tables: Nate Berkus for Target
- oreos art: Erin Rothstein
- beach art: Morba
- black vases on table: Oak + Fort
- black bowl on table: Indigo
- OK light: Flos available at Light Form
- floating table: custom
- faucet, bathroom accessories: Jason Wu for Brizo
- side table, striped marble board, lucite sculptures, lucite mirror, soap dispenser, soap: HomeSense
- artwork: Gray Malin
- artwork framing: PDR Picture Frames
- You Look Great: Jade Rude available at Caviar20
- tall blue vase: West Elm
- short blue vase: JKC Vintage Decor
- polished mirror box: ELTE
- pressed glass pendant: Tom Dixon available at Klaus