I recently had the pleasure of helping an awesome couple with a master bedroom makeover! Nathan’s cousin Theresa turned 40 last month and her husband Blake hired me to help with a bedroom makeover as a surprise birthday gift for her. I’ve never actually officially helped someone with an interior design project, so I was excited for the opportunity! My interior design and styling projects usually only happen at our place so this was new for me, and a ton of fun.
Now, as a complete control freak, I was skeptical that we could keep this project a complete surprise, and a bit nervous about doing a bedroom makeover without any design direction from Theresa at all. I know that if Nathan attempted anything of the sort as a surprise gift for me, I would be zero ok with not having any say, but that’s because I’m full of opinions and interior styling is my wheelhouse when it comes to our place. With full assurance from Blake as well as Theresa’s sister that Theresa would be completely ok with it, we managed to pull it off as a surprise!
The master bedroom was basically a blank canvas. Blake asked to keep the headboard which worked for me because it had clean lines and was a perfect grounding neutral. The bedside tables also stayed as they were purchased recently, and provided great bedside storage. The walls were bare aside from the canvas trio above the bed, and with plenty of floor space there was room to play with some new furniture as part of the full bedroom makeover.
Now comes the fun part! Blake wanted the bedroom to feel light and airy, and mentioned that Theresa really likes greens and mint. In terms of style they definitely prefer more modern lines and finishes, and they wanted a place that they could retreat to and relax in. They wanted a cozy place to read before bed, and to chill in with their adorable toddler aged son. With that direction in mind, I got busy pinning a bunch of images that fit the vision, and sent Blake a mood board with a design direction.
With a few small tweaks to the colour scheme, like replacing the gold accents with chrome, and opting for the lightest grey walls instead of mint walls, the direction was approved and I got busy making a shopping list. We introduced an arm chair and a side table, a console table with a mirror hanging above it to bounce more light around, and finished off the room with new bedding, throw pillows, artwork, curtains, bedside lamps, some shelving, and accessories like candles and plants.
Stay tuned for the final bedroom makeover reveal! I can’t wait to share it with you!