A client reveal: Master bedroom retreat

Hello all, after all the excitement of the Inspiration House and last fall’s Room Service project, I have gotten very behind on my project reveals.  Today, I’m going to share with you one of my favorites.  These clients are like many of us.  They have done an amazing job on many spaces in their home, but had done nothing with their master bedroom.  This is what I saw at our first meeting.






You can see I had a blank canvas to work with.  My first priority was to remove the red accent wall and design something interesting for the ceiling.  I find tray ceilings very bland most of the time.  It’s the perfect place to add texture.



So, this is what I did.  The existing ceiling fan, which my clients wanted to keep, doesn’t even look that bad on the new ship lap siding ceiling.  I love the added texture.  Once the ceiling was finished, the entire space was painted out in a warm white.  Ready for the after shot?



Here’s the after.  Big difference, huh?  I love how it turned out and so did my clients!





My clients wanted to keep several pieces of their dark furniture.  Even though I used a very neutral palette, the dark furniture worked because several of the fabrics had dark graphic patterns.  This balanced out the heavy feel of the dark furniture.  I also added an upholstered bed and slipcovered chairs to soften the hard lines in the space.



Here’s another look at where we started.



And after.  Next week, I’ll share a DIY project from this space (Can you guess what it is?) and a few tips that you can use in your own home.

Have a great day!




My week in pictures

Hello again friends.  When I checked in with you last week, I mentioned that there was a lot going on.  Today I thought I’d share a few pics with you, some work and some personal.  Enjoy!


Sherry and I took apart our Inspiration House space on Tuesday.  It was certainly bittersweet.  Hard to believe that what was once this…



…became this, in an hour.  Such a wonderful experience.  So many wonderful people.  I was honored to be a part.


After work, came play, and we were off to spend some much needed time away.


We headed to the NC mountains to stay in Angela’s cottage.  The kids stayed back at the cottage with my parents and Eric and I toured the Biltmore.



If you have the opportunity to visit this American “castle”, please do.  I’ve been before and each time, I discover something new.  I only wish they let you take pictures inside.  🙁



This was my favorite shot.  I have no idea how old this wisteria vine is, but it’s a beauty.  If you follow me on Instagram and Vine, you saw many more pics and my first ever videos.  You can find me at Lori May Interiors.  I’d love to hear from you!



We were able to make a quick stop here after our Biltmore tour.



Not real sure what these were used for, but I loved the colors.



I still regret that I didn’t get these stars.  I think they would have looked great in Kate’s room.



Pins and bouys, anyone?



Sherry, I thought of you when I saw this fab brass propeller.  Perfect accessory for a bookshelf.  At $75, it was a bit rich for me.



Love the sparkle and shine.



Great use of old yard sticks.



One of my favorite chairs.



Great lamp.



Back to the Biltmore for just a second.  Remember the shot of Eric and I at the beginning of this post.  The bright blue clear sky?  As we were leaving this is what we saw.  I should have known something was about happen.



This is what happened.  We woke up Saturday morning to this.  My kids were ecstatic!



The day was spent doing this.  So happy that my sweet nephews were able to join us too!



By Monday morning, this was the view as we headed back to Atlanta.  I hope you all had a great week last week.  I’m still getting back into the swing of things.  Four day weeks are always hard for me.  I’ll be sharing that master bedroom reveal that I told you about on Friday.

See you then!