Before: Empty, Boring BedroomOlando and Misty Megia are newlyweds who can't seem to agree on a design for their bedroom. By bringing in furniture to unify the space and adding special feminine and masculine touches, interior designer Chayse Dacoda is able to turn his bachelor pad into their love nest.
After: Masculine, yet ElegantTraditional furniture uniforms the space, where the scale is dark and masculine and the clean lines and simple details compliment the feminine touches in the room. Custom his and her lamps are a unique addition to the space. Stain grade plywood and piano hinges are used to create the lamps that can open to a dark masculine wood or close to display a feminine floral design. Black spray paint gives the old chandelier a masculine look, while burgundy wheat is used on the lampshades for a romantic touch.
Before: Outdated FurnishingsThough they both want a traditional-styled room, they don't agree on anything else. Ultimately, they need a more sophisticated space that meets both of their needs.
After: Traditional StyleThe old mirrored closet doors didn't match the traditional style of the room, so they give them the look of old antique French doors with some black spray paint and mullions create a windowpane look. This formerly bland and boring space has been transformed into a sophisticated bedroom that's both handsome and romantic.
Chayse's Design Tips:
- Lightly spraying mirrors with black spray paint gives the look of antique glass.
- Give any chandelier a romantic look by adding shades.
- Curtain off adjacent areas to give a room an intimate feel.
Framed Romantic PictureMaterials and Tools:
foam core (two inches larger than the desired finished size)
spray mount adhesive (3M Super 77)
hot glueruler or T-square
1. Take your favorite digital images and using a photo program on your computer, apply a soft filter and your favorite color effect (sepia, black and white, warm glow, etc.).
2. Take them to a local photo lab to enlarge them on matte finish paper.
3. Attach the photo to the foam core with spray mount adhesive.
4. Measure a one to two inch border around the perimeter of the photo. Use a pencil to trace lightly along the border where you are planning to cut.
5. Cut along the inside of the border and pop the picture out of the center.
6. From the extra foam core, cut out four to six two-inch-square pieces and glue them together. Attach the stack to the back of the main picture in one corner. Repeat for the other three corners. Note: Depending on the size of picture used, you may need an additional sheet of foam core.
7. Mount both pieces of foam core on the wall so that it looks like the picture is popping out from a frame of itself.