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Neo-Classical Bedroom

These designers work together to create a neo-classical design in this bedroom for a fraction of the cost of the inspiration room.

Inspiration Room: $167, 500

Inspiration Room

Host Brooke Channon and designer Robert Noble work together to re-create the look of Robert's design in the Inspiration Room, which features the classic style of ancient Greece and Rome. Robert used a neutral color palette accented by soft gold tones and vibrant accessories to create this designer look.

Makeover Room, before

Makeover Room Transition

Transforming the Makeover Room

Guest designer Robert Noble helped direct the transformation of an unsophisticated space with outdated bedding into a classic, formal bedroom with the following steps:

  • Replaced the broken blinds with matchstick shades to complement the room's existing warm tone.

  • Hung a crystal chandelier to anchor the room and add instant elegance.

  • Used a cherry wood platform bed with simple lines, which give the bed a neoclassic style.

  • The bed was dressed with a soft gold damask comforter set with matching shams and coordinating dust ruffle.

  • Used a two-tiered oak game table to serve as the left side table. Hung a French hand-colored engraving over the table and dressed the table with a Chinese cloisonné style lamp (famille rose pattern), a dark wood box, antique books and a brass pot orchid.

  • Used a modest table accented with gold painted gingerbread pieces for the right side table. An antique mirror was hung above the table and the table was dressed with a Chinese cloisonné style lamp (famille rose pattern), a Chinese man statue and a turquoise Indonesian vase.

  • Placed an open armed upholstered chair with intricate carvings near the right side table to finish off the area.

  • Hung a rectangular gold mirror antiqued with glaze to give it an aged look. The mirror was accented by a pair of wall corbels with leaves and berries.

  • Jazzed up the foot of the bed with a rug bearing colors similar to the rug in the Inspiration Room.

  • Makeover Room, after: $2,300

    Makeover Room After

    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:

    Woven Thai silk bedding, $14,620 / Soft gold damask comforter set, $665

    Solid walnut table with brass gallery detail, 18th-century hand-colored French engraving, handmade Chinese cloisonné urn lamp, antique bronze canon, antique books, antique Chinese orchid container, $47,000 / Oak game table, French reproduction piece, Chinese cloisonné style lamp, a dark wood box, antique books and a brass pot orchid, $375

    Reproduction Regency style table, 18th-century hand-colored French engravings, handmade Chinese cloisonné urn lamp, antique cloisonné and gilt bronze altar ornaments, $43,000 / Modest table accented with gold painted gingerbread pieces, French reproduction prints, Chinese cloisonné style lamp, a Chinese statue and a turquoise Indonesian vase, $430

    Hand-carved walnut fauteuil (open arm) chair with linen cotton damask, $4,600 / Dark carved wood chair with upholstered seat, $175

    Makeover Information

    Product information:

    Chinese cloisonne-style lamps, comforter set (Bed in a Bag) - Marshalls

    pleated lampshades, rectangular mirror, wrought-iron chandelier - Lamps Plus

    dark wood trunk-style box - Ross

    wall corbels - Burlington Coat Factory

    gold frames, finials - Michaels

    Chinese man statue, Indonesian vase - Cost Plus

    matchstick blinds, brass orchid pot - Home Depot

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