Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Room for Improvement: Zen Bedroom
A bedroom should have the perfect feel. After all, it's your resting retreat. Tonight, our makeover maestro Martin Amado gives one woman the design she's been wishing for.
WSVN -- Martin Amado: "On this first Room for Improvement for 2008, we're helping a homeowner turn her bedroom into a true reflection of her personal style and, as always, it happens in one day, so let's go meet her."
Martin Amado: "Room for Improvement."
Martin Amado: "OK, Wendy, so Room for Improvement is here to the rescue. Tell me what's happening in your bedroom right now?"
Wendy: "I would say it's a little bit under done. It's a work in progress."
Martin Amado: "A work in progress. I think I like that. So I have some ideas, you go enjoy your day, and I'm going to get to work."
Martin Amado: "Wendy considers this bedroom to have a minimalist style. Now, I think that's left up to interpretation, don't you think? It's looking a bit plain, but not to worry, that's why we are here. Let's begin by giving this bed a bit more presence."
I love this. I chose an actual floor screen to become the headboard because I love the height it gives me. Now, if you guys at home want to achieve the same look, just go to your home improvement store, buy window shutters, attach them directly to the wall and you have the same effect."
Martin Amado: "Because we are dealing with a low profile bed, we keep it low with this ottoman as a night stand, and a different texture just gives us that exotic look we are going for too."
When you're creating a Zen style in a space, you want to incorporate natural elements whenever you can in the accessories, and that's why I added this beaded bamboo curtain on top of existing tap top curtains.
Martin Amado: "Let's work on this side of the room now."
Martin Amado: "Clean lines equal modern and Asian-inspired at the same time."
Martin Amado: "Beautiful focal point above the bed, love it."
So the finishing touch is to take these beautiful embroidered place mats, frame them in these 11 by 14 frames and turn them into wall art, and this is what it looks like.
Martin Amado: "This morning, Wendy's bedroom appeared sparse to say the least. She wanted a simple design that reflected an Asian, modern style, and we gave her that for under $1,000."
Martin Amado: "OK, Wendy the moment of truth has arrived. One, two, three, open your eyes."
Wendy: "This is awesome. I love it, I love it. That's exactly what I wanted."
Martin Amado: "You like all the colors that I used?"
Wendy: "It's perfect. It's just beautiful."
Wendy: "It feels great. This is my room."
Martin Amado: "Awesome, well, this is another Room for Improvement. Happy New Year, and we'll see you next time."
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