Dream Guest Room
Designer Val Fiscalini creates a sanctuary drawn from Old World style.
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Host Brooke Channon introduces designer Val Fiscalini, who created a soothing, ethereal guest sanctuary using a soft color palette with dark contrasting accents. Dramatic antique reproductions, handmade linens and hand-carved accessory pieces give Old World charm a fresh new look.
Transforming the Makeover Room
Designer Stuart Piontek guided the makeover of a bare, boring guest bedroom into a comfortable and relaxing space.
- Painted one accent wall a soft aqua blue (Benjamin Moore: Gossamer Blue).
- Hung drapery panels accented with a strip of khaki fabric.
The Bottom Line
To see where the savings are, take a look at this direct cost comparison of some Inspiration Room Items and the creatively comparable ones used in the Makeover Room:
Custom bedding, $1,200/ Shams, duvet cover, bolster, $170
Original "Dream" artwork, $150/ "Dream" artwork replica, $50
Custom carved walnut foot bench, $2,000/ Piano bench, $125
Mahogany side table, accessories, $4,370/ Inexpensive side table, $170
Wrought-iron side table, accessories, $3,350/ Glass table, accessories, $360
console table (Palermo), Asian stone hand sculpture, cotton drapery panels - Cost Plus
square planter - Target
vinyl letters for "Dream" artwork - TAP Plastics
Euro shams (Hotel Collection), suede duvet, clock - Macy's
cream sheet set, bed skirt - Bed, Bath and Beyond
Tivoli side table - Bombay Company
silver "trophy" vase, pill box - Broderick.com
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