Before: Neon ColorsThe bright orange walls and borrowed furniture have got to go! Melissa Hall is ready for her childhood bedroom to mature into a stylish college dorm room. She's preparing to enroll at the University of Georgia and plans to live at home, so it's time to upgrade her middle school decor to a college student's style. Design student Bonnie Bakert, a Univeristy of Georgia senior, has two days and $3,000 to transform the room. None of the existing furniture belongs to the Halls, and Melissa has strong ideas about adding Indian influence to the space. Bonnie gives the room an exotic feel with a toned-down but stunning color palette, Indian inspired detailing and rich textures.
full/queen quilt (060250073); lamps (065100421) Target
Marsinah cube ottoman (2028175); rug 6x9 woven JU (2042911), armchair (2045878), end table (2049982) Pier I
After: Soft Color PaletteUsing nooks for the bed and window seat creates clever storage solutions and opens up living space in the room. Draping the walls with luxurious silk softens the room.
Before: Unique FeaturesNooks and angled walls are nifty architectural features that lend character to the space, but they can be used in a more functional and creative way.
After: Bed NookThe custom-made lambrequin (fancy name for a valance) encloses the bed nook and creates an intimate feel. A lush silk bedspread and throw pillows complete the sumptuous look.