Nicole Gibbons was given a tall order when asked to re-do the smaller bedroom in a clients' 2-bedroom NYC apartment. It started as a "big boy room" for their toddler son, but a few months into the project--surprise--the couple learned they were adding another kiddo to the group. Nicole's plan had to change--big time. Now the room had to service a growing toddler AND a new baby, a baby, by the way...
Designer Rebecca Robeson was up against some tricky constraints when designing her client's family room in their Spanish/Mediterranean-style Carlsbad, CA home. Those restraints came in the form of non-negotiables and included an existing red, white, and blue Persian rug, two nautical-themed art pieces, and the family dog Vesper's favorite well-loved leather chair. Oh, yeah, and the client...
This living room had some major issues, both design-wise and organizationally. It functioned more as a playroom than a living room. But not anymore. Continue reading to see the incredible transformation that occurred, thanks to some motivation from the One Room Challenge.
Joni's master bedroom redo is a breath of fresh air. It also provides an excellent lesson about white paint. White walls can make a room POP. In this case, it provides a blank canvas that now showcases
Recently Stacy made over her friend Taralyn's laundry room, and the results are nothing less than dramatic. The room, or rather, passageway, as it is just off the garage and functions as an entry of sorts to the rest of the home, was well-defined as "builder grade." After its makeover, the
This bathroom was nothing special before. It lacked color, and needed some serious personality to give it a unique feel. Just wait until you see what the owners did to it! Talk about a complete 180. Click through to check out the finished product.
This bedroom makeover is like the Cinderella of bedroom makeovers. You can tell by the "before" that it has all the makings of something beautiful but just needed a fairy godmother to put it over the top. The bedroom belongs to Jen Bishop from Interiors Addict, and when West Elm found out it was up for renovation, they decided to pick up the wand. And bippity-poppity-boo this is what the bedroom looks...
This master bath was nothing special. It had a very average look to it, with lots of medium toned colors and no real wow-factor. But not anymore! Click through to check out this bathroom now that the owners have added picture frame moulding, gold accents, a fantastic new wall color and lots of other little details.
Emily Henderson recently took her friend and client Susanne's ho-hum guest room to new heights with a few simple changes that didn't break the bank. New curtains, linen, and bed (courtesy of World Market) add much-needed personality, yet the room still maintains the neutral vibe Susanne
There were some obvious problems with this beach house kitchen, most notably the dated, dark cabinets and clashing yellow wall color. But just wait until you see the incredible after photo. What a difference strategic color can make....
When Lauren found her dream dresser at Room & Board, it came with a nightmare price tag. At $1,599, it might make a lot of people balk. Not deterred, Lauren turned to IKEA's TARVA dresser to bring her dream dresser
When we bought our house the above room was the previous owners little girl's room... in the 1970s. Everything had to go in this room – especially the air conditioning duct running up the corner wall. This bedroom, for now, is our guest bedroom, and I think you'll be amazed at how it turned out.
Courtney and her husband cleverly turned an IKEA Gulliver Changing Table into a much-needed bookcase. Although they used a very specific changing table, I can imagine something quite similar could be done
Makeover stories are usually uplifting. This one is too, but it didn't start out that way. You see, Lucy's home didn't feel like home anymore as she had recently lost her husband. Lucy's sister Jo brainstormed with her interior designer friend Jenny Kmoenda and came up with a plan. They decided to
The IKEA Nolmyra chair is cool to begin with, but just wait until you see what can be done to it with two picture frames and spray paint! The result is a unique, bright piece of furniture with arms for added functionality. Keep reading to check out the makeover.
This living room was dark, closed and uninspired. And after losing her husband to cancer, what owner Lucy needed most was a bright, inviting fresh start. Click through to check out the inspiring makeover that designer Jenny Komenda did to help Lucy embark on a new chapter in her life.
Sandra lives in an 1871 farmhouse, so when it was time to furnish her formal living room she decided to keep it refined--as formal living rooms quite often are--but she also kept true to the room's historical shell, populating it with rustic elements as well. Since she's only lived in her home for under a year, the before didn't look very lived-in, but from the photo above, you can see what
Talk about a lesson in perseverance. When Serena snagged this marvelous MCM chair at a thrift store for $7, she had no idea what she was in for. After stripping the entire thing, she discovered the chair's back and body were constructed of two different types of wood. Then Serena had issues with
Jamie snagged this vintage desk over 2 years ago at a local thrift shop. During that time, she's been using the desk regularly as a dedicated blogging space. But the desk was overwhelmed
Mandi from Vintage Revivals, recently revealed her laundry room makeover and the results couldn't be more spectacular. Unlike a typical laundry room that you hide behind closed doors, this one you'd want to show off. Maybe even host parties in there. New penny round tile