Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
My client said, “Out with the Old (World), in with the new!” I was happy to help him ditch his big brown baronial-style bedroom. Now he loves the light, fresh, sun-filled space!
The room before was dated, heavy, and brown, brown, brown.
The changes in paint, furnishings, and accessories gave this master a completely different personality!
Highlights of this redo:
-The dark caramel wall paint was closing in the space, even though the ceilings were high. The contrast in walls and ceiling made the otherwise interesting angles appear jarring. We lightened up the whole scheme with a pale grey that bounces sun around the space. And suddenly the wide plank wood floors are a showstopper!
-One of the biggest changes was trading out the heavy brown baronial-style furniture for pieces that are visually lighter. The softer lines of the upholstered bed, chair and chest are soothing and welcoming. Don’t you love the nailhead trim on the chest?
-The heavy silk drapes and swags had their day, but the simple grey textured grommet panels are neat and tailored. And they slide easily for sun or for privacy.
-Where there was once shiny brown wood everywhere, now we see softness and texture–in the shag area rug, faux fur accents and the textiles that finish out the bed.
My client could hardly believe this was the same room! Don’t you love how the changes brought it from baronial to breathtaking?
Need some guidance to take your outdated rooms from stuck to stylish? I would be glad to consult with you! Let’s talk!