Over the past couple of months, I've been working on a really fun project... a home makeover! Friends of mine, Erin and Eric, recently bought a house in the beautiful town of Winchester, Massachusetts. The home has "great bones," as they say, but needed some fixing up. They've been working tirelessly to make cosmetic changes - removing wallpaper, painting walls, refinishing furniture - and asked me to help with the decorating aspect.
The first room that's finished is the bedroom! They knew they wanted to use a gray and yellow color scheme, so we picked accents in those colors and stuck with white for the larger, more expensive pieces. That way, if they decide to try a new color scheme in the future, they don't have to spend a fortune. Here is a view of the gorgeous gray tufted headboard and the newly refinished side tables:
They were looking for a classic style with some modern accents, which I think we accomplished! You may notice from the "before" photo that the lamp bases are the same - Erin just bought new shades to update them. Big difference, right? Such a great way to make the process a bit more affordable.
You may also recognize the white chests of drawers... they repainted them, added new brushed chrome hardware, and moved them so that they flank the bed. New bedside tables virtually for free!
A gray and white Moroccan trellis rug adds some interest to the open area at the foot of the bed, and bright yellow lemons in a clear vase add one more fun pop of color.
As you can see from the "after" photos, this was quite a transformation... and their effort was completely worthwhile, don't you think? Stay tuned for more makeovers in the coming months as Erin and Eric continue to work on the rest of their space!