03 May, 2010

In Progress – A Cozy Guest Bedroom

By Emily Anderson, Allied Member ASID
This week we wanted to give you a little peek into some of our projects that are in progress. Some of our smaller projects never make it to our website portfolio, so this is a way for us to share a bit of our design process with you. Oh, and by "smaller" I mean smaller in scale NOT in design! We at LiLu love a challenge and no project is too big or too small for us. It is our passion to come up with innovative design solutions for our client's biggest design problems. Our hope is to feature photos of these projects on the blog after everything has been implemented and installed. Here's a taste of what has been keeping us inspired...
This South Minneapolis client has family coming to visit this summer. She wanted to spruce up the third floor guest bedroom and bath of her newly purchased home. A charming space with angled ceilings, she wanted the small bedroom to be warm and cozy.
LiLu delivered! We came up with some fun ideas that will leave the space feeling casual and comfortable. Best of all, many of the design solutions are value oriented and budget friendly.
By placing the bed in front of the window we created an instant focal point. We were also able to incorporate a full size bed to accommodate a couple of overnight guests. The color palette is rich and warm. Blues and red pop against the neutral shell. A sheer fabric will be tightly pleated in the window to give a soft backdrop to the upholstered headboard in blue.
fea furn planCOLOR PALETTE:fea guest close
SKETCH:fea elev
Check out these great looking night tables from Pottery Barn. They are a great fit aesthetically and the price point meets the client's budget for this secondary space.
burke bedside table
carrie end table
Fun table lamps with a modern flare to emphasis the orange in the ready-made shams.
fea lamp
The wood floor is already painted, so we suggested painting the floor in the bedroom a rich dark blue. Where the bedroom floor meets the painted hall floor, we came up with this notched pattern to create a successful transition. Inexpensive to execute and downright fun!
fea floor

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