Mod Master Bedroom
Take a trip back to the '70s in this mod $1,000 makeover.
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Kira Lewis and Brian Morewitz want to bring a mod, 1970s look to their master bedroom. Currently, the room is devoid of all color and decoration. The only items of furniture in the room are two white nightstands and a bed with all-white bedding. They have no need for extra storage but could use a seating area. There is no lighting in the room except for a tiny table lamp.
Designer Kristan Cunningham and design coordinators Dave Sheinkopf and Spencer Anderson decide to give the couple the 1970s look they're hoping for but with a modern edge. They decide on a color palette of the oranges and browns of the '70s paired with a mid-century modern punch of aqua. Anderson suggests a unique finish for a vanity that involves setting it on fire. Also, they shop at vintage stores to find the perfect furnishings for the room.
Vintage furniture is what defines this retro design. A seating area features a pair of side chairs and a glossy white table. The table is framed out with a painted stencil in robin's egg blue paint.
A tufted bench is placed at the end of the bed; the only update to the piece is a coat of silver paint on the side rails. (bench, white chairs: What's In Store)
Using a handheld blowtorch, he works in sections to burn off the veneer and lightly char the wood underneath. Once each section is completed, he douses the flame with a water mister. When finished with the entire piece, he allows it to cool completely then applies a high-gloss lacquer enamel.
Bedding and Fabric - $228
New bedding consists of a bed skirt, duvet cover and aqua throw. Vibrant orange throw pillows are paired with two others covered in cool blue and green fabric. (bed skirt: Linens 'n Things - Microsuede Calking B Min, Brown Microsuede; duvet cover: Target - 060130261; throw for bed: Urban Outfitters)
Lighting - $118
Anderson gives two ordinary floor lamps a retro look. First, he paints the bases silver then slides an acrylic tube over each. Next, he uses foam core to create a box around the bottom and pours in plaster of Paris to create a sturdy base. Finally, he enhances the white shades with chocolate-brown velvet ribbon. (plaster of Paris: Michael's - 70796103108; lamp bases: IKEA - Svenarp Floor Lamp, 40066522; acrylic tubes: Gavrieli Plastics, Metals, and Sign Supplies)
Rug and Accessories - $112
Sheinkopf adds a modern touch to the existing traditional shutters by attaching an updated version of a cornice.
A flokati rug is placed at the foot of the bed. ( rug: Urban Outfitters - 052103748 06792105)
Hardware and Incidentals - $72
All of the cabinet and closet hardware is replaced with modern orange twig-shaped handles. (knobs for closet doors: The Great Indoors)
Paint - $35
The white walls are warmed up with chocolate brown paint. A robin's egg blue color is used as an accent color for a stencil and the cornice boards. (accent paint: Behr - Rivers Edge 510 C-3U; wall paint: Benjamin Moore - Chocolate Truffle 2096-20)
Project Total - $997