|I liked where the bed was placed in the room before; However it needed a new headboard and to be placed centered on the wall.|
|This photo was used in my original post No Guts No Glory. At this point the closet was removed and the old horse hair plaster walls were being taken down. The old drop ceiling had been removed and wiring had begun for recessed lighting.|
|Here you'll see the walls being properly insulated. The closet had been framed out and the fuse box was now flush with the wall, meaning it no longer needed a huge cabinet to cover it.|
|The room was plastered and getting it's first coat of paint.|
|Ahhhh(sigh)... What a breath of fresh air... |
This bedroom went from crowded and disorganized to open and airy. As you may remember from my post The Concept, this new room's design style is rustic contemporary, and I have a great combination of both elements in this space. To achieve a rustic feel I used a color palette that was inspired by nature and accessories & artwork that reflect the great outdoors. The warm sand colored walls compliment the green curtains nicely and helps to create a warm and comfortable space. For a contemporary touch, I refinished the dresser and stained it a dark espresso color, but made sure to allow the wood grain to still be seen. I changed the drawer pulls to IKEA's Lansa handle for their clean, sleek lines and modern stainless steal finish. Now this room is a cozy retreat that takes it's cue from nature but with a modern twist.
|I love these two botanical prints I found for a steal at Homegoods. They look like a million bucks but only cost $29.99 each. Now that's budget decorating...|
|This picture shows you the outside of the newly renovated closet. I replaced the old sliding doors with new bi-fold ones, and used the same modern handles that are on the dresser to help unify the space.|
|And here's the true star of the show, the inside of the closet... WHAT A DIFFERENCE! With the window removed, we could install a proper closet organization system (Martha Stewart Closets) that maximizes storage and allows the closet to be utilized to its fullest potential.|
|Remember that ugly cabinet in the before picture that blocked part of the window?...Well it's gone! And in it's place I hung the STAVES mirror by IKEA. It's dark finish matches the rest of the room and it's clean lines keep it fresh and modern. You'd never know there's a fuse box hidden behind it. It conceals it perfectly and allows the homeowners easy access should they need to get to it.|
|And here is the bed wall! I decided to use IKEA's Brimnes bed frame for it's clever storage, as it has 4 huge drawers in it to help keep this room clean and clear of clutter. I also liked the idea of mixing the white bed frame with the new espresso colored headboard. Both wood tones are used throughout the room so it helps to tie everything together. And check out Bucky! He's my favorite contemporary-rustic detail in the room! He is an unexpected surprise, and is definitely the conversation piece this room was lacking.|
|Here's Bucky's close up! Nothing says rustic like a deer head, but displaying one that's solid white and made of cardboard makes it oh so contemporary...|
|For bedding, I selected a fern motif comforter. It matches the botanical prints hanging on the other side of the room and therefore balances the space.|
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