Season 2, Episode 5

Lavish Master Suite Revamp

Chas and John Mulloy have five children, and over the years they've managed to decorate all their children's rooms, but they've neglected their master suite, which seems bare and lacks a lived-in feeling. Now they want to focus on their own space, and they call upon Donna to create a lavish sanctuary. In the bedroom, Donna brings in a new master bed featuring an ornately carved wooden headboard and footboard, and above it she hangs a large wrought iron chandelier dripping with enormous pear-shaped crystals. On a wall that was previously featureless and bare, Donna installs a new gas fireplace and has custom furniture maker Nelson Nelson adorn it with a majestic carved wood mantel and surround. On the other side of the bedroom, beside a bank of floor-to-ceiling windows, Donna turns an awkward, little-used alcove into a dramatic sitting area with architectural columns framing the entry and lush draperies surrounding the windows. A unique geode lamp sits atop an ornate circular side table between a pair of majestic leather chairs. In the master bath, Donna completely rearranges the layout. She re-orients the bathtub, enveloping it in a lavish surround of marble and glass tile. On one side, where the glass shower once crowded the tub, she builds a wall that houses a fireplace, essentially turning the tub into a hearth. The fireplace is surrounded by a shapely carved stone jamb, mantel and over-mantel. Hidden behind the fireplace is a gorgeous new stone tile enclosure for the shower, replacing the old glass enclosure that afforded no privacy at all. New cabinetry, marble countertops, and a faux-painted vaulted ceiling complete the remarkable transformation of the space. Another client has a new baby girl and she wants to create a lively and stimulating environment in the baby's nursery, but on a budget. Donna and Ashley create a garden theme in the nursery, applying a stylized tree applique to one wall, and populating the branches of the tree with colorful and whimsical paste-on figures of birds and flowers. They adorn the sunshine yellow walls with wire sculptures of sparkly butterflies and dragons, and for a final little-girl touch, they hang from the ceiling a dainty chandelier with pink crystals.
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