DESIGN FILES :: THE QUICKEST PROJECT EVER II
So continuing with our transformation of the Alma House occupied by a lovely Moroccan family of four and their dog, (if you haven't checked the downstairs transformation click here) we now move upstairs where we did all the bedrooms.
Before - Master Bedroom
Starting with the Master bedroom where again all the furniture was given away, we started with a blank slate with only an open cabinet. I Decided to change the overall layout by centring the bed so it sits between the two windows and moving the cabinets in front of the bed which made the room much more balanced.
In terms of colour scheme I wanted to keep it coherent with the rest of the house colours, so we went for a lush dark grey velvet bed and lighter grey studded bedsides, both from The One all set against freshly painted walls in Jotun's Smooth White 8470 which gave a certain warmth to the room. The space was finished off by a beautiful rug from carpet centre and absolutely gorgeous custom made curtains in toned down gold and greige colours. Ofcourse we made sure to order sliding mirror doors from IKEA that multiplied the space and light ten folds and bought fresh new linen and bed covers for the bed (unfortunately didn't have time to get those ironed amidst the rush of things!)
For accessories, I kept the gold and silver metallic theme throughout the wall art, which was a catch from Home Centre. The small vases and the silver tray were another catch from H&M home while the beautiful ceiling lamp was sourced from Larsa lighting.
After - Master Bedroom
Moving onto the kids rooms, which were a tad easier as the beds were already new, but the rooms needed and uplift and styling.
Before - G's Bedroom
for the Boy's room, I wanted to give the room a bit more character, so we painted one of the walls in Jotun's beautiful Blue River 4785 which made everything pop against it. The white Micke desk and drawers with the Odger recycled chair and Besta storage was optimised for all the books and toys, while a new black & white Gorlose rug, the Ranarp desk lamp and ceiling lamp, all IKEA were just what the room needed. Ofcourse we finished it off with customised roman blinds in the same blue with a white trimming to give it that extra finished touch.
For little Missie's room, we did the least work compared to the rest of the rooms. We toned down the prints and colours by giving her pink walls (coz thats every little girl's favourite colour!) in Jotun's Khajal 2782. We then bought bird inspired accessories from H&M like the pink flamingo, pink runner and the throw pillows all set against grey and white beddings. To add an extra flare, we added a big birds poster (yes birds are trending now- check out this post for more) and some golden star stickers and gave her the cute Krusning pendant IKEA shade. Ofcourse her room was also finished off with custom made grey roman blinds with white trimming.
And guess what, after she got her new room, she was so happy with it that the little three year old has left her parent's bed and is sleeping alone in her room at night! Now that is what I call a happy client :)
What you will find missing from my blog is the styling and layout changes I have done in their kitchen as well as their stairs and their new morroccan sitting room, but to me these are of secondary importance when compared to the big overhaul in the rest of the spaces.
This project would not have been successfully completed without my clients complete trust. I mean they gave me their house keys and trusted me with every decision without being involved the little bit except in the initial mood boarding stage with colours, look & feel. Now if that is not trust, I don't know what is!
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