As I mentioned yesterday, the September issue of Chatelaine magazine is out and it contains the photos from the bedroom makeover my partner Yasmin and I did. Today, I'm happy to share some of those images with you.
Ta da! The finished room. I think all the fabrics we chose came together really well. With all that pattern we opted for a simple cream bedspread from Pottery Barn and a mix of red and cream pillowcases. The rug, which is possible my favourite item in the room, is by Madelaine Weinrib. To finish the room off and to give it that personal touch we added an original Curtis Jere brass sculpture to the wall.
We used mismatched night tables on either side of the bed to keep the room from looking too contrived. Because the room is small it was important we chose tables that didn't take up too much visual space. The reflective mirror on the gold cube table helps that piece from feeling too heavy while the thin, hardly-there legs on the small round table are light and airy.
We added this Modern Windsor chair by West Elm to the corner of the room and replaced the vertical binds with soft, white drapes. If you move into a condo with vertical blinds I'd recommend replacing them (if you are allowed!) before doing anything else. They are possibly the worst design invention. (And yes, those are my shoes!)
And because I know everyone enjoys a good before and after let's take a little look at them side by side. Unfortunately, I failed to get the true before which was without the blue painted wall.
The one difference I really notice about the new bedroom is the addition of texture. By using fabrics with different weights, adding a bedspread with some slight quilting, inserting some reflective elements, placing three dimensional objects on the wall and layering, layering, layering we really softened the overall space and gave the eye places to linger. If you're embarking on your own bedroom makeover I would try and keep those things in mind.
Here's a little look of how it all came together in the magazine.
It was such a great experience working with the home team at Chatelaine magazine. We owe a big thank you to Virginie Martocq, Julia Black and Sharalee Mushore (who you might know from her blog Escapade). Also thanks to Roberto Caruso who took these beautiful photographs for the magazine.