This room is a perfect example of why I LOVE designing as much as I do. I pride myself in budget decorating, this room started with 1970's flesh colored paint, a sofa and a piano. My client just moved in renovated a lot and wanted this room finished so the young family had a retreat while they renovated the rest. They love it and loved the fact that I accomplished this entire room for under $2000! Beautiful design on a dime, my favorite kind!!!
This is my FAVORITE view of the room. I remember my clients eyes when I showed her the paint I wanted her to use. Cityscape by Sherwin Williams. It showed SO dark on the swatch, but I knew with the tall peaked ceiling this room, if any, could handle it and quite frankly, needed the drama. So happy with how the chair rail turned out, and the gorgeous contrast the two colors create.
By the way, how cute is this Bird on a wire artwork!? Love how it gives a playful feel to this beautiful room.
Like I said, we started with this sofa and piano. I bargain hunted like I never had before and couldn't believe the amazing pieces I found! This mirror is a 47" mirror that was on clearance at Zgallerie for $115, that is over $300 off! This marble table (that is heavier than all get out) was $40 on a local classified's site. The bookcases (that we painted the inside a lighter gray) was just over $100 on target.com. The fun chandeliers were $50 at Lowes. So many amazing items at such fabulous prices!!!
I love the drama these curtains create! Both are zgallerie (its hard to tell, but there are sheer ones hanging on the inside of the charcoal ones). I knew we wanted curtains that were dramatic, but at the same time didn't fight the drama of the wall color. So we went one shade darker and had them accentuate the paint color. Love the way it turned out!
These chairs were $69 each at our local overstock outlet. If you are in the Salt Lake area be sure to check them out!!! I have found so many amazing pieces there!I am telling you, just give it a minute and have a budget, and an item in mind and you should be able to find it. Or better yet, hire me to do it for you! :) I love design, and love the challenge of creating beautiful spaces on a budget.