2/16/2011

Client Bedroom Partial Install!


This last weekend was spent on a partial install (the wall art, layering, personality are still to come) for a client's lovely bedroom.  It is a 50's ranch with all the original features (save the kitchen, which was already redone when she bought it) and we are working our way through the house, room by room.

She is a young and stylish lady who wanted a home that was fun, chic, luxe, and classy.  She (self-admittedly) has issues in making a decision, and tires of things quickly (don't we all,) so it needs to be a truly fantastic space that will keep her attention for years to come.  


The one thing in the room that I did not have any input on was the wall color. She chose this grey before she contacted me, and when I saw it, I knew that she and I would get along swimmingly. She did very well, I could not have chosen a better color myself. 

We mixed splurges with steals, as, with most of us, the budget is nice, but not infinite.  The mirrors, nightstands, and lamps are all vintage.  I love using unique items like these to give spaces a unique edge.  It's so nice to walk into a room and see all the special items that very few people are lucky enough to have.  Plus, they are not the "throw away" pieces, that you replace due to poor quality.  These lovely pieces can be treasured for many more years to come.  Sorry, I just feel so passionate about vintage pieces, and using them for added depth, and to make your home personal and unique.


She also needed a space where she could get ready in the morning and asked for a vanity (I showed you the details on this yesterday.)  However, I did not comment on the TV.  The girl works for a national TV station and cannot be away from one.  She cracked me up, because, there were so many things that were like "whatever, that can go, it's up to you."  But, when it comes to the TV...forget it!  Love her.  So, I think we will be wiring the cable around the door to the left there, and either put it on the wall or on the silver/white dresser.  Buh-bye cords.  But, for now, the vanity works. 


Another HUGE change that will be happening very soon is, all of the trim will be painted white (although I've been toying with painting it the same as the wall color...thoughts?)  Like most of us, when you first move in you paint every room, and the idea of having to paint another inch, literally makes you want to jump off a bridge.  When I first was hired, I commented we would need to paint all the trim, and I thought I would be fired right then and there.  I think initially, she even said "no."  Hehe, poor girl.  Now, after the install on Sunday, she was like," oooooooohhh, that trim is driving me CRAZY.  I think I'm going to have to go buy some paint and start tonight!"  Yesssssssss!  


So, that is where the room stands now. Next up, the dressing aka styling of the space. I love that part. Throws, art, pics and just general decor goodness is on the way.  We are so close to having this baby done.  Then we can move on to the next room and make it fabulous too! 

26 comments:

modern jane said...

Looks great! Those mirrors are incredible! and I like the fuzzy pillows:) You're right! PAINT that trim and fast~!

things that sparkle said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous! Such a great little bedroom retreat and the Colette bed is one of my all time favorites. Those nightstand and mirrors are pretty amazing too!

Danika Herrick said...

Oh My GOSH! That bed and pillow are GORGEOUS! Love the mirrors, everything!!! WOW!

Amanda said...

It's turing out so fabulous! Great job! Love the rug choices :)

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

LOVE!!! Those mirrors are making me crazy and pretty much exactly what I want for my little retreat. It's all gorgeous- your client must be thrilled! xo

Brandi said...

Looks great Nicole! I love the paint color too. I would go with white trim but that's just me. I just love how crisp bright white trim looks. Show us as soon as it's all styled up!

Summer said...

I love it!!! All my favorite colors in one place!

I have to ask, what color paint is that???
And where is the duvet from?
I must get to shopping for both right away!!! =)

Heather said...

Looks great--
I vote for white trim--the cripness will work well with the rug, the stripe on the highboy, etc. Plus, if she chages the wall color down the road, she won't have to repaint the trim again!

courtneyoutloud said...

You rock sweet cheeks! I love that room reads that it has your designer's touch but reflects the owner's needs and wants. It really is a great room and I can't wait to see the finishing touches!

Sincerely said...

Loving this bedroom. Your work is a constant inspiration. Can't wait to see more.

Best,
Ashleigh

Krystal {Blue Ribbon} said...

Looks great! I love white trim, but that's just me! Some people love it all to be monochromatic!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Everyone...thanks so much for all the kind words. Especially since it's still a work in progress!

Summer-

The duvet is from West Elm. As far as the paint color. I'll have to ask my client and get back to you, as it is the one thing I didn't have anything to do with. K?

Brittany {Gallery No. Eight} said...

Looks lovely!! That bed looks so comfy :)

AlliT said...

Looks great!! Love the color scheme and the mirrors are to die for... Where did you get the great chevron rug?

Kelly said...

Need to know where that chevron rug is from...I actually hand died mine to look just like that cause I couldn't find what I wanted. I'd love to get one that won't run if it gets wet!!!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Here is the rug shown above. hope that helps.

www.rugs-direct.com/ShopDetail/Details/150172/Milliken/BlackandWhite/Vibe/TechnoBlack5#axzz1EC3bxdFb

Design Elements said...

looks wonderful, Nicole

AlliT said...

Thanks for the info Nichole!! I just bought that rug!! YAY!! And it was super reasonable too. So excited!!

j* said...

I love the rug, love the vanity. And I painted our bedroom a similar color AND I painted the trim! So glad I did...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jendavid1000/5244579834/in/set-72157625874885555/

and of course there is this lovely light fixture, known here of course, as The DeathStar ;)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jendavid1000/5326389180/in/set-72157625874885555/

Still love your work, thanks for inspiring us all.

Sarah said...

Is the bed spread from Target? It looks like the one I've been eyeing...

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Sarah-

Nope, it's actually from West Elm...but, it's VERY similar! ( ;

Go for it!

Summer said...

hey girlee!!! Just wanted to check back on the paint color....still can't get it out of my head! this room is so fabulous..but then again everything you do is! =)

Summer said...

and i am SO getting the target bedding that looks just like this one, swoon!

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Summer-

Sorry for the delayed response. The color is called Kendall Charcoal by Benjamin Moore. Hope that helps!

Nichole

Peggy said...

I love the dresser! What kind of paint do you use? Do you spray paint or use a brush?

Nichole @ Parlour said...

Peggy

I spray prime it, and then brush from there. I typically use latex paint. Thanks!

Nichole

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