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Today’s project reveal reminds me how important it is to make every single client experience both memorable and pleasurable. I was contacted by a homeowner who fell in love with a bedroom makeover I completed for her sister. She contacted me almost immediately insisting that I MUST do the same for her.

I love referrals!

When I visited her East Atlanta loft, a renovated paper mill, I could easily see her affections for simplicity and natural materials. Her request was for me to create a bedroom that aligned with the rest of the home but it was also to be soft, but not overly feminine.

Here are the before photos:



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First, I addressed the furniture placement by switching the bed and dresser to opposite walls. The furniture was well built and had lasted her for years. I suggested that we purchase a new bed, but have the dresser refinished. Here’s what the dresser looked like before…


I handed the refinishing job over to Kristen Fountain Davis of KFD Designs along with a sample of the desired finish. Once the finished product was delivered I added the knobs.


Sooo close to my inspiration piece from Restoration Hardware and at a fraction of the cost.



Simple styling does the trick.

The mirror was a steal from Joss and Main! When you trust your designer to shop flash sites, it can really save you money. You’ve got to act quickly because the deals go fast.


I added a tufted-back chair with nailhead trim for another seating option for reading–or putting on pantyhose. The lucite nesting tables provide multiple surfaces for a book or her morning coffee. Its “invisible” appearance keeps this side of the room from feeling overcrowded.


The new bed sits on the opposite side of the room in all its grandeur. With its rolled back and deep linen tufts, this fully upholstered bed brought in the feminine elements this room so desperately needed. Layered with organic cotton and topped with a pair of custom Euro pillows in Barbara Barry’s Poetic (Kravet Fabrics) the atmosphere is set for elegance and relaxation.


Overhead, the new chandelier (available through Erika Ward Interiors) ushers in a “rustic meets refined” theme. Clearly, it’s the icing on a well-appointed bedroom design.



Lastly, I had my carpenter beef up the existing bifold doors. I didn’t get a before photo, but the bifold doors were flat front like this.

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Here’s the after shot. The oversized knobs also helped the new door paneling feel stately. Small changes make a big difference!


If you are looking for an upgrade for your master bedroom or any room for that matter, contact me info(at) or call me (404) 507-6110 to schedule a consultation. You work hard and owe it to yourself to live well and in style!


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