This is one fantastic bedroom renovation! Making your interior rooms beautiful is such a tremendous joy and accomplishment. Why make-do when it is within your reach to work with someone who can transform your home into a gorgeous space like this! Before & Afters are always a popular and fun way to spend a few minutes. The before and after process is quite a bit more daunting.
See the plain jane room below? Dare Devil Design smartly used black to create a powerfully seductive room.
What was Changed?
Nothing at all has stayed the same. You know for sure we are in the same room because of the stacked windows. The designer added:
* new mantle
* new lighting
* new carpets, layered carpeting!
* all new furniture & bedding
* new drapes
* lots of bling.
* wall trim
Adding trim added to the black walls is such a smart design solution. It adds detailed elegance that makes this room exquisite. The walls are not black. They are gorgeous. The chandelier is such a wowser. The medallion is such an easy piece to add and doesn’t it make a huge difference?
Going from dull and ordinary to gorgeous is doable! The wrought iron bed and chandelier add bling. The ornate mantle with candles adds tradition and romance, there is so much interesting stuff in this room your eye would never get tired of moving about. You are transfixed. The soft throw on the edge of the bed contrasting with the nubby carpet. The ornate mantle with the simple drape. Remember we need the white ceiling to balance the expresso walls.
Red Dining Room:
This strong Cranberry Red Dining Banquette is perfectly gorgeous. (above) It’s not something you can change your mind about, but why would you? Now if red is not your color, then you do have to do something about it. But if you installed this built-in, I’m sure Red is Your Favorite Color! Why this red works even though you can’t easily change your mind about it: The room is neutral except for this one strong piece. Balance is maintained. Serenity is maintained. When a room is pop-full-of-color, it’s still beautiful, but carries with it that much energy as well.
The dining room carries quite a bit of Zen quality to it. Here’s why: 1. The Red is not a bright red, 2. Plentiful neutrals (floor, walls, chairs, art) 3. The straight lines of the room, the geometric pattern of the chandelier, the repeated tufts – pattern make this room soothing. Quiet despite the red. (!)
Quite the opposite with this blue bedroom. It’s full of energy! (below) The blue is strong. Almost a Ceruleun, but maybe a bit of green in there as well. Blue and Red are complimentary colors as well, opposite each other on the color wheel, which adds energy, excitement to the room as well. Red is passion – so it does work in the bedroom. Depending on who you are. This could be a guest room, if this is a bit too much for every day use, but just right for the weekend guest!
The white ceiling, window treatments and bedding are doing their part to balance the strong wall color. The light blue carpet acts as a neutral, but doesn’t look out of place as a tweedy rattan might. Although that might tie in with the chandelier, but then this room is relatively formal and that’s another good reason why we don’t want the a casual rattan.
Another Red & White Bedroom:
The bedroom below is adding strong color in one very important place. The Floor. It’s the foundation of your room! It’s a great place to start. It’s a great place for an heirloom. Keeping everything else white makes the room easy. Again depending on your style. If you love color and pattern this might not be for you. You might love Lindsey Coral’s bedroom above. Any style to fit everyone!
Adding Color to Your Home. A Dream Come True.
This would be a fantastic Design project for the New Year 2018, introducing a new color into your home! This is Pantone’s Color for 2018. This purple is an exciting color, difficult to work with because it’s a strong color. It’s not navy, which is so classic it’s considered a neutral. But even there Navy, is a dark color and you need to be prepared for it. Adding lots of white.
Do you have a wish list? Is it mental or written down? Writing dreams down on paper helps to make them come true. Putting it on paper, makes it more concrete. Posting it where you can see it everyday keeps it in the forefront of your mind. You will notice purple more, see it in new ways, quiet ways – strong ways. Maybe you can add a pillow for a start. Buy a purple set of dinnerware! Purple art in a neutral room. I’m using lilac as examples. (Below) You can see how adding color doesn’t have to be a wallop like above. Try one of these ways to add softer color to one of your room! (below)
Multiple Ways to Make Dreams Come True.
Figure one is by Froghill Design. Figure two by our favorite Pottery Barn. Figure 3 by Santo Pietro Design. This Living Room is a beautiful blend of colors. So much you are not sure what is real and what is being reflected. The art is a dreamy pinky purple, lavender. Figure two you might miss the lilac, purple pillows they are so soft. But it’s a very nice addition to the room. Figure three, the lilac is in the wallpaper and in the bench seating at the end of the bed. If you don’t want wallpaper or palm trees, a pale lilac wall color would be perfect. So pale it’s almost white, or one or two notches above that. Dream in color? Dream with soft lilac or bold purple? Go for it! xoxo Lynda