Accent Reinvent

Remember back when accent walls were just like, one random wall painted burnt orange?  We’ve come a long way.  Taryn recently redid this bedroom with an accent wall using a soft and subtle wallpaper that lovingly strokes your hair until you fall asleep, rather than that punches you square in the eyeball as soon as you walk in the door. You dig what I’m shoveling?

I love how she matched it perfectly to the paint color, (Benjamin Moore’s Himalayan Trek, if you were wondering). She cleared out the clutter and pumped up the accesories, and now it’s divine!  See all the details on her blog Chicago ReDesign.

 

See this calming master bedroom makeover at betterafter.net

 

 

See this calming master bedroom makeover at betterafter.net


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Aye Aye Captain!

Friends, I am up to something secret today.  A little surprise that I’m working on.  It’s close to completion, and I can’t wait to share it with you!  In due time … in due time …  But, right now I have to dash out the door because today is the final day I have to work on it.

So I will leave you now with this amazing vintage boy nursery makeover from Adri at Dream Book Design. Luckily, the pictures speak for themselves.  (They say “WOWZA,” in case you were wondering).

 

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

I could stare at this room all day!  Superb job Adri!

 

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

Don't miss this vintage boy nursery makeover at betterafter.net

 


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What Bedroom Style Are YOU?

I don’t really have an answer to that question for you.  I just thought that title might grab your attention, much like all those ridiculous quizzes on Facebook.  They are getting out of control. What color is your aura?  What Seinfeld character are you? What ’80s movie are you?  What is your spirit animal? What criminal mastermind from are you? Which US state should you live in? Blah blah blah.  (So maybe I took the spirit animal quiz.  Ok, I did.  My spirit animal is a butterfly, which is totally lame.  I was hoping it would be like a wolverine or something a little cooler).

Anyway, let’s talk about what bedroom style you are.  Do you like rooms with baby blue walls, cheesy wallpaper borders and a high concentration of built-in shelves that seem to have been borrowed from a grocery store?  If so, this before bedroom is for you!  But if not, take a peek at what Meg did in here.  It is SOO much better.  Are those even the same built-ins?  If so, she did an amazing job of updating them. Way to go Meg!

See more on her blog meg & the martin men.

 

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Monica Flaunts It

Hey howdy hey!  I’m back!  Did you miss me?  (Did you notice I was gone?)  I’ve spent the last week moving from our rental into our new house just down the street. Moving is the opposite of fun.  I’d rather go to the dentist. In a prison. In a third-world country. But phew, we are here now! And we finally have the internet!  We still have a loong way to go to get things in order, but when I do, I’m planning to share a little home tour with you.

But not yet!  Because right now my bedroom looks exactly like Monica’s before bedroom.  Actually, mine looks worse.  So let’s enjoy her beautiful bedroom makeover instead, while I try to forget that mine is buried somewhere under piles of moving detritus. Love those stripes and the large-and-in-charge headboard. Great way to make use of all that wall space.

See more at Monica Wants It.

See this beautiful master bedroom makeover at betterafter.net

 

See this beautiful master bedroom makeover at betterafter.net


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