Couple find the serenity they’re looking for in a former “dungeon.”
Designer Mary Jo Fiorella recruited family members to help her with the budget-friendly redesign of her Castro Valley, Calif., master bedroom.
We caught up with Mary Jo to see how she transformed the bedroom into a serene spot for only $2,000.
My wish list included a new paint color, draperies, bed and bedding. I wanted a space that was comfortable, cozy and would make me feel happy.
Physically getting it done with my lack of time. Over the holiday break, I put my family, who had come in from all over the country, to work. My dad painted the room, and my brothers hung the drapery rods and curtains.
It went pretty much as planned. At first, I wasn't sure I liked the wall paint color, but I let it sit with me and now I love it.
Take some risks. Go with a richer color. Try a patterned drapery. Buy something pink for at least one room. As an accent, it isn't going to emasculate anyone; it really makes you happy.
I love the table lamps, which are from Arteriors, and the throw pillows featuring fabrics from Romo and Schumacher.