Thursday, November 19, 2009

Day 873: pretty bedroom makeover


I love this guest bedroom makeover, featured in the November issue of Southern Living (along with this great house).


Associate decorating editor (and Cottage Living alum and fellow Auburn graduate) Anne Turner Carroll took a blank slate and a few family heirlooms (the bed and the desk) and turned them into a bedroom that, if I were the homeowner, I would have to move into!


Gray-green grasscloth (Chevron Sisal (SE1808) by York Wallcoverings) set the tone for the neutral-but-not-a-bit-boring room.


On the bed, white linens are off-set by a graphic fabric (La Fiorentina in Grey, 2430-GWF 611 by Groundworks through Lee Jofa) on the underside of the canopy and on the bedskirt. That amazing pillow is actually a rug that was bought for the floor (they went with a cowhide instead), folded in half, filled with batting, and sewn together. A great idea if you can't find just the right fabric for the job.


The vintage desk was left as-is and is topped with sketches from a sketchbook in ready-made frames. The lamp shade was covered in a coordinating fabric (Sand Strie in Chiffon by Kelly Wearstler through Lee Jofa) and the desk chair was painted and recovered for a modern touch (fabric is Plush Mohair in graphite by Beacon Hill). The homeowner found the abstract painting by Scott Nedrelow on ebay.


Roman shades (in Slubby Linen in Mushroom by Calico Corners) are hung just under the crown molding.

22 comments:

laurelstreet said...

A wonderful, handsome room. I would never want to leave for work!

bluehydrangea said...

Dang! That Anne Turner Carroll is good!!

KatieSPerk said...

Wow. That looks amazing. And inspiring.

Erin said...

GOR. GEOUS. I'm loving gray these days. And I always love graphic prints. Mmmmm.

Amy said...

i'm crazy about this room. it's like a perfect fabric bonanza.

and randomly i just ordered that calico corners fabric for a slipcover. if it's good enough for anne turner carroll it's more than good enough for me!!

megan said...

great design minds think alike! i mentioned this guest renovation today when talking about SL. it would be hard to leave after being a guest in here.

LindsB said...

Such a great bedroom makeover, love it!

Sidney said...

I love everything that Anne Turner does! I'm behind on my Southern Living reading!

Laura said...

I loved this room, too! I would love to try some of these patterns in my home.

Dina said...

Do you happen to know where the bed is from? I love it!
Thanks,
Dina

Janean said...

a new, fresh take with very traditional basics. very chic.

Lauren said...

love it love it!! and slubby linen is one of my favorite go-to fabrics!!!

xoxoxo

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

What a beautiful bed make over. Really like the wallpaper in the last image.

Deliciously Organized said...

LOVE this room! So gorgeous!!!

Jennifer said...

Dina -- I believe the story mentioned that the bed was handed down from family. Our's is similar and it came from a consignment shop.

Glad to know everyone likes slubby linen, I've had in mind for a few things myself.

No.35style said...

love this room...it makes me want to redo my room, but first i have to do a nursery within the next 2 months! i want those lamps! do you know a source for those?

Blueprint Bliss said...

I fell in love w/ this room.

The Designer said...

I love this room, the colors and fabrics are soothing and beautiful Love the clear glass lamp, sometimes you just do not need more color!

Living It At Home said...

I adore this room...i just wish i had the knack for finishing a room like this...everything just seems to work.

love the wallpaper and the roman shades (obsession of mine). Come see my Living Room Before and After on my blog "Living It At Home" (in side bar). Still work in progress..kind of stuck right now...creative block?

Let me know what you think! Thanks for the inspiration!

~jamilyn

Mary said...

My sister alerted me to your blog. I'm the homeowner (and the one pictured there) of this room. The room was originally shot for Cottage Living before it closed last year. That is an antique bed handed down from my great grandmother. I want to say the lamps were from crate and barrel with custom shades (but not quite sure--it's been so long).

Turner Carroll is a friend of mine and absolutely an amazing designer! All the props in the world. I loved everything she did. It is now our nursery and nothing has changed except a crib in place of the bench! Thanks for posting. I love that she's getting some press!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely love this room and I duplicating it in my house!! I am wondering what the name is of the bedding (bed cover). I know the duvet rolled up at the bottom is Peacock Alley, but what is the bed covering???

-Susan L

Anna said...

I saw this redo on another blog once and I fell in love with it too! I love the walls and the fabric!

http://annaelizabethpoole.blogspot.com/