Pardon Me, Do You Have Any Grey Poupon?

I don’t think you’d be able to stomach any such mustard after one peep at this Reader Redisign sent in by Annastazia. But before we get to the stomach churning before, here’s her letter:

Hi John and Sherry- I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and am so envious of both your talent and your ranch home! Stairs and second levels are overrated if you ask me. I thought you should know that your bedroom design totally inspired me when I was stuck about what to do with our own bedroom. With low angled ceilings that slope as low as four feet from the ground and very small rooms, furniture placement and design have been difficult to say the least. I knew that I wanted peaceful pale blue walls with a black and white color scheme, but after that I was stuck. That is, until I saw your “hotel inspiredbedroom makeover! Alas, my designer’s block was gone and I had a vision! I decided to use very low-to-the-ground furniture in order to make the room appear taller. Thanks to IKEA, I also found the perfect furniture, curtain fabric and lamps to mimic that “hotel room” feel. Let me tell you, it feels like an entirely new room up there! We feel like we’re sleeping in a luxury hotel room and I have you to thank!

Oh Annastazia, you peach. We’re blushing. And we’re sending you a big virtual pat on the back for all the hard work it took to transform that doozie of a bedroom. And now ladies and gentleman, we give you the before… which frankly just doesn’t cut the mustard:

And the delicious and delectable afters:

One of the funniest things is that Annastazia’s bed and dresser and both from Ikea’s “Malm” series, which is EXACTLY what we have in our bedroom (but in the dark walnut color). It’s a small world (with sloped ceilings evidently). Anyway, many thanks for sharing the fantastic bedroom makeover Staz!

And everyone knows we love home makeovers (especially when we don’t even have to lift a finger) so feel free to send over your amazing before and afters, you clever readers, you.


  1. says

    Aw, thanks everyone! In truth, the photographs don’t really even capture the true color of that hideous yellow. It was more like a neon school bus yellow. So, so glad to have it gone!

  2. Tatyana says

    Love it! It looks like one of those boutique hotel rooms.
    Great job! (Inspiring – now I’m feeling I need to redo our room and send you the pictures).
    I also want to know where you got the bedding… :)

  3. Marsha says

    I am totally amazed by the transformation! It’s amazing what a different paint color will do. The room looks spacey and serene!!

  4. says

    Aw, thanks for the compliments! The bedding is a reversible patterned comforter and shams I got for a steal at (It’s not carried in their stores, but the you can find it here. The wall color is Behr’s Sea Sprite. Nightstands are from Target and everything else (including the curtain fabric) is from Ikea.