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 Client's master bedroom- Before

Client's master bedroom- Before

When my friend and client Angela So, asked me to restyle her master bedroom, I could not say no. Angela is not only a successful real estate agent, but an up and coming photographer. We were excited to see how we could help her out. When we walked into her master bedroom, it was like walking to any other bedroom- so uninspiring and just looked like someone lived here, but show no signs of life. I noticed two things in her bedroom, a vintage camera and framed photos against the walls. When I asked here about these items, her face lit up and started to explain the back story of each item. I knew then, that these were my pieces of inspiration for this master bedroom transformation.

 Can you spot the two inspiration pieces?

Can you spot the two inspiration pieces?

Now that I had my inspiration pieces, I was able to decide what other pieces that I needed look for to help support the inspirational pieces. The vintage camera and the all white frames gave me a romantic vibe that would go along well with her tiny dresser drawer against the wall. Angela also is a modern lady, so I couldn't get too frilly. I decided to keep everything clean and simple, but with a softness to it.  

 Ahhh... after- I gave our client's bedroom a romantic modern vintage look

Ahhh... after- I gave our client's bedroom a romantic modern vintage look

I could not be happier with the results. I think I was able to capture a good balance of vintage and romance. The white pin tuck comforter ( from Target's Threshold) went perfectly well with the vintage camera and frames. The throw pillows was Angela, but I turned one of them around so it was just solid grey (the other side had a geometric pattern).

 Romantic, yet modern night stand

Romantic, yet modern night stand

Finding a night stand that was both vintage and modern was a little tough! That's why all of my efforts at Home Goods was wasted (only this time, it still one of my favorite stores). I was so luck y to find this stand at Target in the garden section! Yes this stand is actually a planter stand. Can you believe it?! Like I always say- keep your eyes and mind open for home décor- you never know what you can use.

 Styled mini dresser and book shelves

Styled mini dresser and book shelves

I moved her mini dresser to this little nook where a T.V. would possibly go. It was the perfect fit and now I styled it so it could be her jewelry area. I also used the same technique of putting all of the book colors together and using them as color blocks. It helps keep the shelf look more streamlined and simplified.

 Restyled book shelves

Restyled book shelves

I wish I had video taped Angela's reaction of when she first saw the transformation- it was EPIC! It was like she won a car on the Oprah show! She loved how the room felt more like her  and makes her feel more inspired. I think putting up her photos she took, made her room feel like her own sanctuary. She now feels like she is not just living in her room, but her room is not a reflection of her life.

 Angela So's landscape photography

Angela So's landscape photography

So the next time you are in your room, look around and think to yourself- does this room tell the story of me?  See what it says and then contact us if you need a little "therapy" to help find your story.

Always here to help, the "house whisperer".

- Valerie