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Host Brooke Channon and designer Doug Dolezal work together to re-create the look of Dolezal's design in the Inspiration Room, which has a luxurious hotel feel and custom features.
Transforming the Makeover Room
Designer Doug Dolezal helped direct the transformation of a bland spare room into a grand guest room with the following steps:
- Warmed up the impersonal white walls using a taupe color (Benjamin Moore: Tyler Taupe) and installed rods to hold the drapes.
- Hung handmade drapes with a tea-stained background and a loose floral pattern featuring red hydrangeas.
- Constructed matching headboards using birch and finished them with a walnut stain.
placed over the headboards to add drama to the room.
The Bottom Line
To see where the savings are, take a look at this direct comparison of some Inspiration Room Items and the creatively comparable ones used in the Makeover Room:
Crisp white linen, yellow mohair throw, $600 / Cotton bedding, daffodil cotton chenille throw, $110
Collectible antique shell, clear glass water carafe, 1900s faux-painted wall sconce, original vintage oil painting, 18th-century antique Chinese stone statue and a Dyptique designer candle, $11,575 / Small shell sculpture, water carafes with glasses, antique wall sconce with gold base, framed photo of horse, small bronze horse statue and an inexpensive candle,
Original oil painting by Cleeton, early 1800s antique ceramic jar, faux-painted wood pedestal, $7,200 / Original oil painting artwork, Greco-Turkish vase finished with glaze, basic wood pedestal, $82
vase, clay soldier statue, wood pedestal - Pier 1 Imports
chenille throws - Marshalls
shell sculpture - Expo Design
water carafes with glasses - Ross
bronze horse statue - Burlington Coat Factory
Shari Hiller explains how she and partner, Matt Fox, put together a classroom-theme for a little girl.