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Before and After: Romantic Bedroom Makeover

See this bland room be transformed into a romantic getaway for a fraction of the cost of the inspiration room.

Inspiration Room: $77,700

Inspiration Room

Host Brooke Channon and guest designer Stuart Piontek re-create the look of an Inspiration Room created by Beryn Hammil. She used a luminescent white and cream color palette and a bed covered in imported linens and pillows. Beryn used such details as silk tassels, brass lamps and sterling silver accessories to help create this designer look.

Makeover Room, before

Makeover Room Before

Transforming the Makeover Room

Guest designer Stuart Piontek helped direct the transformation of a mismatched, bland bedroom into a romantic spot with the following steps:

  • Added a soft buttery cream tone to the walls (Benjamin Moore: Rich Cream) and added flowing white draperies that invite the sunlight. Hand-made sheer swags were hung over the draperies to accent the window treatments.

  • The design team added hardware for the sheer paneling that draped the bed which added a dramatic look to this area.

  • The design team constructed a headboard out of plywood, foam and cotton damask material to simulate the look of the headboard in the Inspiration Room.

  • The bed is dressed with a cotton damask duvet set, an ivory ruffled bed skirt, handmade ivory stripe pillows and no-sew bolster pillows.

  • Used a skirted round table for the left side table. Dressed the table with a footed silver orchid container, a silver candleholder with ivory candle, a silver painted wooden box. Hung a square print of a Greco-Roman urn over the table.

  • Also used a skirted round table for right side table. Dressed the table with a silver wastebasket filled with flowers, silver planters and a silver tray set. Hung a thistle portrait over the table to add an artistic touch.

  • Placed a cream chaise with a skirted base and curved back near the left side table area. Dressed the chaise with fringe pillows, beaded pillows, chenille throw and placed a blue and white horse table nearby for accent.

  • Makeover Room, after: $2,100

    Makeover Room After

    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-made bed cover in silk fabric, French linen pillows with fringe and rope trims, silk bed skirt, shadow stripe custom-made headboard, dupioni silk panels, silk interior panels, silk lampshades and brass finials, $19,500 / Damask duvet set, handmade stripe pillows with fringe, satin pillows, plywood headboard, handmade ivory satin panels, brass swing arm lamps with cream pleated shades, $750

    Dupioni silk skirted (left) table, antique silver wine cooler (vase), nautilus shell with silver base, antique silver jewelry box, original Henri Toulouse Lautrec etching, $4,450 / Skirted side table, footed silver orchid container, silver candleholder with ivory candle, silver painted wooden box, square print of a Greco-Roman urn, $90

    Dupioni silk skirted (right) table, antique silver champagne bucket, Victorian English spoon warmers, antique crystal and silver tray, 19th-century antique hand-stitched sampler, $78,000 / Skirted side table, silver wastebasket filled with flowers, silver planters, silver tray, thistle portrait, $195

    Makover Information

    Product information:

    cotton ivory stripe damask duvet set, ivory ruffled bedskirt, particleboard decorator rounds covered with ivory pin dot tablecloths, sheer window panels, shiny stripe panels and swags, chenille throw, square print of a Greco-Roman urn in an ornate frame, thistle portrait - Bed, Bath & Beyond

    brass swing arm lamps with cream pleated shades - Lamps Plus

    drapery hardware, fringe pillows - JoAnn Fabric

    cream chaise - Levitz Furniture

    beaded pillows - Marshalls

    horse table, wood box, silver trashcan, silver planters - TJ Maxx

    silver candleholder, ivory candle - Ross

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