Saturday, March 31, 2012

Bedroom and Bathroom Redo

 This master bedroom and bath was for a returning client, whose kitchen I had done a few years prior.  I posted about that remodel HERE.

This client wanted the same neutral palette that we had worked with in the kitchen. They had a very dark, navy color on the walls in both the bathroom and bedroom.  With such a spectacular view, I wanted to lighten the space up and give it a relaxed feel.  Nothing too dramatic to take away from this.....


New textural sheer window treatments, upholstery, pillows, lamp, and paint that don't distract from the view.

We reupholstered this chaise. Note the navy wall color beyond. This room was very dark.

bench - before


We did new neutral bedding and a storage ottoman to add to her existing furnishings.

Fireplace Before

Fireplace After

While most of the finishes are light, I wanted to keep some contrast in the room and add some richness.  My client loves a traditional look, so emphasizing the fireplace in a dark, contrasting finish added some drama.

The adjacent master bath had the same look.


The dated bathroom had navy vinyl wallpaper, navy tile counters, and dated fixtures.  That little tub below was squeezed in between the two vanities.  It looked almost child-sized.


By turning the tub perpendicular to the window, we gave it some space and breathing room.  It makes for a more luxurious look.


My client wanted a more traditional feel in this bathroom. The footed tub, paneled vanities, and shaded light fixtures helped bring about that look.


I loved how the shower turned out and especially that chandelier from Hudson Valley Lighting.


After images by Miro Dvorscak

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Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Gorgeous and I really want that tub.

Teresa Hatfield ~ Splendid Sass said...

I would have never gotten anything done with that view! You really brought this place to life. It was far too dark. I love what you did here. I know that they are thrilled.
Happy weekend.

Sunflowers With Smiles said...

Lovely redo and love the tub and fireplace.

Stacy CUrran said...

Oh Carla, it's AMAZING! I especially LOVE the bathroom fabrics and colors. Everything looks so great against that view! LOVE IT!

Jessie said...

You really lighten both the rooms. Love all the changes you made especially the tub and window treatment in the bathroom.

Have a good weekend, Carla!


Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Lovely lighteing goin on there! Nice job!

My Galveston Cottage said...

Morning Carla,
Colorado is a very special state. So lovely!! Yes, I will miss it.
But as I get older I'm drawn to Texas. So, I'm back from my quick journey there. My renter is thrilled, as I am!
I guess it's as it should be . . . with me being here enjoying the benefits of today's humidity.
I always try to answer your nice notes but it's a nonreply setup. I always notice that too late. eek. You are so prolific. You always produce such lovely spaces! My best, -s

Hill Country House Girl said...

Hi Carla, You are amazing. You really do transform dark and sometimes dreary spaces into light filled, beautiful ones. This seems to be your "specialty"!!

Mary Ann Pickett said...

Love how you repositioned the tub...and what a view!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

It's beautiful! I love the new colors, love the tub and love that view!

Thanks for sharing.


Karena said...

Carla , it is perfect, and that image with the view, oh my, I would never tire of it!!

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quintessence said...

What an improvement and yes, spectacular views!!

for the love of a house said...

Very, very pretty!! And that bathroom is wonderful!


dee dee said...

Wonderful changes! That view is fantastic!
dee dee

Woodside Park said...

Dear Carla - Just discovered your blog. Wow, what a transformation: fresher, more updated, and serene. I love the clean lines and transitional look of the long storage ottoman. Cheers, Loi Thai

Alison Meade said...

That bathtub is my dream come true! We'd love for you to link this and whatever else you'd like at our new Beautify It Monday link party going on now at

Tatiana Doria said...

Wonderful job Carla!

Loribeth said...

That bathroom can simply be picked up and placed right into my house. I don't care if it's too big to fit in any room in my house, I still want it!!

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