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Friday, January 20, 2012

Bedroom makeover

Here is a bedroom makeover done by Candice Olson, an amazing interior designer ( I watch her show: "divine design" on HGTV and it is pure delight. She has a unique ability to combine function with beauty. She also has a good sense of humor. A
The first picture shows the room prior to the renovation. The original attic was used as a guest room where the guest had to sleep on an air mattress. The room had nothing going for it. No color, purpose etc.
This picture shows the decorating process in action. The wall was already painted and the bed is being assembled.

The room was divided by  a grass-cloth panels that were velcroed to a slider on a track attached to the ceiling.

Working area - At the entrance to the attic, on top of the stairs, alongside the seating area, Olson updated the makeshift home office with a chic new look. The main element is a simple Parson's-style desk complemented by a leather chair with nailhead trim; this decorative element also appears in the butter cream–colored leather club chair, which rests on a faux bearskin area rug. The sliding grass-cloth blind system and a 7-foot-high black wooden cutout screen that hides the space from view of those walking up the stairs provide some privacy.

Before the reno the attic had an unused nook that had no purpose whatsoever. This awkward, 11-foot-long dormer was too small to serve much of a function.
The designer leaned two high mirrors across from each other. The mirrors reflect the light coming from the window. Now the dormer is an aesthetic corner that adds beauty to the room.


The focal point of the room as an artistic Plexiglas panels in a vine motif that Olson designed herself and mounted on the wall. Behind it she placed track lighting

The room was decorated with a chocolate colored leather sleeper sofa and a cream colored ottoman that can open to a double bed. She covered the floor with a beige rug. On the wall she installed a storage unit with open and closed shelves. 

A masterpiece.

Photographer: Brandon Barre
Stylist: Candice Olson

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