Asian-Style Guest Room
Host Joan Steffend and designer Nan Sloan get rid of the schoolgirl look in a bedroom and trade it in for an Asian-style guest room.
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This guest bedroom is now an oasis with an Asian flare.
$85 - Wall Treatment
The walls are updated with a paper treatment, which creates a leathery look full of texture and depth. First, a primer is applied over the wallpapered walls. Next, they tear and crumple up pieces of brown craft paper then begin attaching them to the wall with wallpaper adhesive, lightly smoothing out the paper to create the subtle wrinkled look.
$95 - Window Treatments
A piece of brown fabric is swagged fabric over one window and topped with an upholstered valance. Another window is dressed with two more panels hung from a bamboo rod.
- bamboo: floral supply
- fabric: outlet
$97 - Bedding
The coverlet is a tan chenille fabric bordered with a neutral botanical print that goes all the way to the floor, eliminating the need for a dust ruffle. Sloan covers a body pillow in a monkey-print fabric instead of using two pillows and shams. Two accent pillows in a black and tan basket-weave pattern finish off the coordinated look.
- fabric: outlet
$22 - Paint
The existing yellow and white furniture set is painted black and the faux bamboo joints are highlighted with gold paint.
$12 - Luggage Rack
Two cabinet doors and leftover lumber come together for a dual purpose side table that also acts as a luggage rack.
- cabinet doors: re-use it center
$36 - Mirror
Blocks of wood are attached to the back of a mirror then secured to a textured backer board, giving the illusion it's floating on the wall.
Take a look as this empty space is transformed into a soothing Asian-style living room for a fraction of the cost of the...