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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!




39 Responses

    1. Thanks Sherry! The window treatments in the space are the same fabric as your ORC. Can’t remember the name, but love it!

  1. Wow, what a transformation! Love what you did with the ceiling and the way you incorporated the client’s existing pieces. Beautiful, they must be thrilled!

    Cathy @ Room Rx

  2. Lori,
    This is a STUNNING transformation! You are so talented. Thanks for sharing.. very inspiring.


    1. Thank you Shelly! It was really good to see you at the Inspiration House. What a crazy couple of years it has been since I first met you at Lavish!

    1. I’m thinking about doing a version of this to my tray as well, Kim. I’m hooked. It totally changed the room. Keep working on him!!

  3. Stunning, the ceiling treatment makes this room!! Wow!! Such a good idea, beautifully appointed!! Lori may I ask how long you made the lumbar pillow, I want one for my master to be made and yours seems to be the perfect size, if this is a king bed?
    Have a wonderful weekend with your darling family,

  4. Lori,
    I have never seen shiplap siding used in a tray ceiling, but you were a genius for putting it there! Would you mind sharing the source for the fabric used for the window treatments? They look gorgeous in this bedroom retreat that you’ve created for this couple!

  5. BRAVO Lori!! Your design helped this room to fulfill its greatest potential. The ship lap ceiling was an awesome idea. Greater than any paint job for sure. As for the DIY…I’m going to guess it was the table skirt?

  6. Lori.. I love this bedroom! Might have to borrow a few ideas for my new master bedroom project! Congrats on all of your success, well deserved!