A striking and stylish bedroom is created using a dramatic color scheme.
Host Susan Blake introduces designer Kathleen Navarra, who created a striking and stylish bedroom using a dramatic color scheme of red walls and chocolate brown furniture and wood trim. Custom bedding in white contrasts with red walls, giving a contemporary feel to the room. Imported Italian textiles hung behind the bed and at the windows, and custom furniture add to the room’s elegant look and high cost.
Transforming the Makeover Room
Below are the steps used to transform a sparsely furnished bedroom with a wonderful bay window but no design direction into a racy red bedroom with style:
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:
Cut velvet bed panels and curtains, $9,000 / Red and gold cut velvet, $5.50/yard
Custom bedding, $4,000 / Homemade bedding, $200
Stone top book case and accessories, $4,350 / TV stand and accessories,$115
Custom mahogany side table and accessories, $2,400 / Single drawer table and accessories, $225
Custom contemporary sofa and pillows, $8,000 / Recycled loveseat and pillows, $60
Antique nickel floor lamp, $3,200 / Chrome lamp with drum shade, $35
The $500 Challenge
If you want to create a similar look but have only $500 to spend, makeover designer Robert Fountain recommends starting with the most important element: the wall color. The next most important addition are the fabric panels behind the bed and at the windows, finishing with the high-contrast bedding and throw pillows. The greatest savings in the Makeover Room came from using the homeowner’s loveseat and smaller scaled furniture.
glass vase, water glass and jar set - Marshalls
brushed aluminum clock, chrome sconces, Alang lamp with woven paper shade - IKEA
mosaic coaster, amber-frosted glass vase, ceramic vase - Z Gallerie
tamarind clay bowl - Cost Plus World Market
white cotton panels - Linens 'n Things
ceramic candle coaster - Pier 1 Imports