BEFORE AND AFTER

Manny Rodriguez snapped this photo of my bedroom for the Rue Magazine shoot. Needless to say, we didn’t use it. A little bit sad, right?  Just not working at all.  The lamps aren’t right, and there is a huge void on either side of the sofa–kind of depressing.  This half of my room needed a makeover–stat!  My room is huge, and filling up the space has proven to be a challenge.  I am not a minimalist!

What do you think now?  I found some great vintage bookcases to fill the void, and they also allowed me to unpack all of my books from the garage.  I moved the old lamps to Jane’s spare bedroom at her place where they look much better, and added new ones that were a bit smaller and more modern. Much cozier!

(Notice how the dogs are a permanent accessory on my sofa??  The only time they’re not on my sofa is when they are in my bed.)

I found a pair of these chairs at Again and Again and loved them, but the fabric had to go!  I had this roll of lush raspberry velvet in my garage, and–Voila!!

Now the pair sits at the end of my bed.  Much better!

I hope everyone is having a great Memorial Day weekend!

 

Related posts:

  1. CLOSET DAY 3
  2. AGAIN AND AGAIN
  3. JANE’S PLACE
  4. BEDROOMS I LOVE
  5. Two Rooms

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7 Responses
  • Kym September 03, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Don’t you love it when you find fabric in the garage? It’s like a goldmine if you hate to toss things (like me).

    Get job and nice to see the dogs are “chipping” in and doing their part in the transformation.

    Happy Labor Day

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  • SE September 03, 2012 at 10:49 PM

    I love your place- cozy, rich and lux feel without being pretentious. I agree on the “not a minimalist”. I’m in Seattle, which seems to worship minimalism, and every time I see another Sunday spread featuring the same wood, glass, rock, I just feel bored to tears. Thank you for reminding other parts of the country have some imagination.

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  • Sing September 05, 2012 at 3:10 PM

    Is that a gold seal at the end of your bed? I love that touch!

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  • judy ALDRIDGE September 05, 2012 at 3:43 PM

    Sing–Yes it is. :)

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  • CC September 06, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    love what u did with the chairs! love velvet, and the color fuchsia!!

    CC

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  • Géraldine September 08, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Fabulous! It is phenomenal to see how a few key items can create a fantastic transformation. Great job!

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  • Adriana September 23, 2012 at 8:33 PM

    Very creative and beautiful.
    Is it hard to reupholster chairs?I want to do the same thing with a pair of chairs that I have and I really don’t know how to start.I’ll have to do some research.

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