This is an exciting bedroom makeover for me. You know I love a good DIY project, and there are almost too many homemade solutions in this room to count! To keep costs low and achieve the look she envisioned for the space, interior designer Shannon Kaye made many of the elements herself: She painted the chevron ceiling, built the upper portion of the bookshelf and refinished the dresser. The transformation is dramatic — I love the rich, dark tones and gilded accents and the mix of luxe patterns and textiles. The resulting look is sophisticated without being overly feminine and a great example of how far you can go with patience, creativity and a true DIY spirit. Nicely done, Shannon! — Kate
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Basic Steps: The basic steps to achieving this look start with the most efficient traffic pattern and storage for this small house. Next, I focused on rich, dark paint colors for the walls with bright warm accent colors. I generally painted the walls first then painted artwork and furniture pieces to stand out from the wall colors.
Start with rich, dark paint colors that make you feel comfortable and cozy. Then focus on two to three bright accent colors that will be used in every room. For me, bright pink accents are in every room, but none of the rooms read as [having] a pink theme. I also use repetitive shapes and patterns [for] depth: my Good Fortune fabric for the window treatments, cabbage stencil on the bedroom window treatments, chevron stripes, etc. — Shannon