Monday, January 23, 2006
Room for Improvement: Bedroom
Just because you move into a smaller space doesn't mean it has to be bland and boring. In tonight's Room for Improvent, Martin Amado is helping one son surprise his mother with a design for downsizing.
WSVN--It doesn't matter how old you are, we all want our bedrooms to be a sanctuary, so on today's room for improvement we're helping a son surprise his mom so that her golden years in her new condo shine even brighter with high style.
Martin: "Room for improvement. Hey George."
George: "Hey Martin nice to meet you."
Martin: "So you are a good son George. So why do you want to do this for your mom."
George: "We started working on this condo for her and the last thing that was left was the master bedroom and we wanted it to be special."
Martin: "I wish I had one of these every make-over."
The bedroom has good furniture to work with so the goal is to add some color on the walls and come up with a unique headboard so let's get started.
Delia has a beautiful view of the treetops so we wanna bring some of that green into her bedroom.
Alright we are done with the painting and now we are going to begin decorating but not before I get rid of this chair.
We don't have a privacy issue because we're on a high floor, but we still want to frame the view nicely and in order to do that, I am gonna use what is called a dummy panel which means they hang on the sides and they don't close all the way.
I'm liking this furniture layout but as you can see we have no headboard. So by using a window cornice, and placing all the way to the top of the ceiling and hanging some curtains behind it, it will give me that dramatic focal point I want.
Now this is really lightweight so actually hold it in place against the wall, I'm using an l bracket and some velco strips.
If you don't happen to have a vanity in your bedroom or possibly even a dresser in your bedroom but you do have a chest low such as this, just simply hang a mirror above it.
Alright the bedroom is almost complete but I still need something for the foot of the bed, and I know where to find it, right here it's too nice to be outside so let's bring it in.
This morning we took a boring bedroom and turn it into a showpiece. By combining crystal with florals, wood and even making a headboard out of window treatment we gave it an ecletic style that works final budget under $377.18.
Martin: "When I count to three. One. Two. Three Wow, oh ah. It's beautiful."
George: "It's beautiful."
Martin: "I love the vintage quality the bedroom now has, take a littlebit of the old, add some new pieces and you get a style that's all your own, and that's what it's all about. I'll see you guys next week."
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