Archive for January, 2009

Reader Redesign: Sleeping In Style

When Molly sent her bedroom makeover pics our way, we couldn’t wait to share her fabulous transformation inspired by the Ikea “built-ins” that we created in our own master bedroom. Here’s her letter:

My husband and I live in a tiny 800 square foot condo, that has pretty much no storage. For the past two years we’ve been sharing one closet. We’ve finally become motivated to do some revamping/remodeling changes. After seeing your fabulous bedroom wardrobes and doing some Ikea research we decided wardrobes in our bedroom were the perfect solution to our clothing storage needs. The project was super easy and we are so happy with the results! I finally have enough room for all of my clothing & shoes! Thanks for being our inspiration & all of your other great ideas.  -Molly

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Such a transformation, right? And the fact that there’s oodles of storage behind those fabulous striped curtains is the icing on the cake. Thanks so much for sending your little closet project our way, Molly. Happy shoe shopping!

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Megan & Drew’s Design Dilemma

When these two newlyweds called on us for help with their living room we got right down to business. Here’s their letter:

My husband Drew and I are so excited for you to help us out! We were just married in October so most of the stuff we own are hand me downs from family. The kitchen and living room are connected but we really need help with the living room so feel free to focus on that space. We like the somewhat casual comfy look of Pottery Barn and West Elm. We like the black and darker wood furniture the best. The TV has to stay and the speakers can be replaced with another color but Drew won’t get rid of them. Everything else can go! As for the wall color, it can stay if it works but we can do something else also. The current color is Gobi Desert by Behr. Colors we like are browns, blues, greens anything but pink or purple. Patterns we really like paisley, and toile but any pattern is fine. Thank you and we can’t wait to see what you put together!! – Megan & Drew

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This open floorplan is primed for a major makeover. Here’s a mood board full of ideas to take this room of hand-me-down furnishings to the next level.

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And now for the mood board breakdown.

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