Wednesday, June 6, 2012

An Update For A Master Bedroom

We were pushing the budget here.

We remodeled the master bath in a big way. It is DIVINE! I'll share later when I get into my new digs.

For this update for the bedroom, we saved the furniture for later.  That can be added in without all the dust and mayhem that construction causes.  Time to get the mess made now, when there was a bigger mess just next door.

before

Things to fix....awkward fireplace surround with its little door for the gas key and cheap tile, crown moulding in the alcove that chops up the space, tired carpet, two different sized windows (both wider and different heights)...alternating....around an octagonal room, and we need a nice light fixture.  Lots to fix.


See the different sized windows?  Finishes complete here....ready for window treatments.



Solution.....

during construction


slate tile butted together with no grout and bullnosed edges for the surround....simple...it's all about the beautiful, natural cleft  material....go ahead, touch it, you know you want to, 

my design sketch (we didn't go with the band at the top)

new wood floors,

no crown moulding in the alcove and a paint color that covers the entire area so that the space expands and appears less chopped up,

simple panels on a single metal rod (actually quite complex...custom made to fit like a glove so that when closed a wall of evenly spaced drapery makes a clean backdrop...and those draperies gliiiiiide across those rods so beautifully), 

and a pretty new light fixture to top the cake.





  The shell is complete. Fill in at your convenience. 


A lovely ambience...simple, peaceful, done.

...for now.


After photos by Miro Dvorscak


Linking to:
Open House Party at No Minimalist Here
Feathered Nest Friday on French Country Cottage
Inspiration Friday At the Picket Fence


19 comments:

Concrete Jungle said...

Makes one drool with the possibilities!

Jessie said...

The alcove is looking fantastic already. Love the drapes and wood floors. Just throw in a few furniture and it will be all done. Looking forward to see the final outcome!

Jessie
www.mixandchic.com

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Looks great.

Glamour Drops said...

Ooh this is good Carla. It is sophisticated yet friendly, glamorous and dynamic, yet still calming and restful.

jvw home said...

looks beautiful Carla....love the slate and also the ceiling light!

Taylor Greenwalt said...

Carla, Looking good... Cant wait to see what you will do next. You were born to design.

thisisthewayitis said...

I usually like crown molding in a room, but it definitely didn't do anything for this space. The way you added the surround makes the fireplace appear larger. The slate tile is beautiful. Well done; it's a very inviting room now.

Tatiana Doria said...

Beautifull change! congratulations!

www.tatianadoria.blogspot.com

Mona Thompson Providence Ltd. said...

Beautiful...Well done. I love your sketches...wish I could do that.

Sharon @ mrshinesclass said...

Wooooow! The space is absolutely gorgeous!!

Sharon @ mrs. hines class

Donna Vining said...

Looking great Carla! Love the color of the slate surround. Can't wait to see it with furniture! Happy Friday!

Donna

classic • casual • home said...

Spectacular! I bet that will be the owners favorite spot to read in the house.

Marivic said...

A few well-thought out changes and you have a wow room! Takes the special eye that you have. Congrats on this!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

WHO would want to fill it?!? It is so clean and calm and lovely...Beautiful work, girl!

Kifus said...

Congrats, Carla! What a transformation! Looks beautiful!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Beautiful work, Carla! And, very clever, too. You are talented and creative. I love it when you share your projects with us. Thank you.
Loi

Splendid Sass said...

Just stunning. What more can I say? I love what you have done here and the curtains are amazing too.
Have a great week.
Teresa
xoxo

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

The room is looking beautiful. Love your sketch and I am excited to see the finished room. Thanks for linking to the Open House party and have a great week.

SHERRY HART said...

Oh yes!!! Everything looks a 100% better...love the light fixture...the FP and the curtains. Great job.

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