Whenever I begin a design plan for a client, the one factor I always keep in mind is what feelings and emotions they would like to experience once their space is completed. Are they looking for a space that inspires creativity? Or a room that is cozy and inviting? Will the room need to allow the client to work on multiple tasks or is prioritizing one need, like organization, the only requirement.
When I met with my client, he wanted all of the above as his bedroom needed to not only allow him to rest after a long day of work, but it had to include a dedicated area where he could plan for his business. This particular project also had a time constraint as we would only have access to the bedroom for four days. Needless to say, once we accepted the challenge, we started planning and quickly got to work!
Prior to the renovation, the bedroom was dark and had beige walls that had seen better days. The closet was not functional and had broken doors, the light fixture was essentially an exposed bulb and although there were plenty of storage options available, like a tall dresser and nightstands with drawers, there just didn’t seem to be enough space to store all of my client’s belongings.
After presenting the design plan, our first task was to remove all of the furniture and clutter in the space so that the crew could access the room and paint every surface. We painted the walls Groundwater by Sherwin Williams, a beautiful shade of blue with grey undertones that changes slightly. This color is fantastic because it lightens in tone during the daytime when the sun streams in through the large windows and deepens in the evening when it’s time to relax and unwind.
We then removed the broken closet doors and installed curtains that would allow for easy access to the corners our client was previously unable to reach. For visual interest, I added the Grasscloth Peel & Stick Wallpaper in Blue by RoomMates. It completely changes the way the closet looks when open and adds a wonderful dose of color to an otherwise white space. We used the IKEA Elvarli system to create a combination of shelves, shoe racks, clothing hangers and drawers that holds almost all of the clothes our client had and let us organize it by the frequency of use.
We took advantage on the opposite wall, of the additional space now available as a result of the new furniture configuration, to add the Soho Desk in Walnut along with a matching bookcase.
New bedding, sleek curtains, and beautiful lamps completed the transformation.
At LPI, we look to offer our clients calming spaces that allow room to grow and in this case were able to provide our client with a bedroom where he can work on transitioning to the next stage of his life. We were very grateful to be a part of his journey.
On to our next adventure!