Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Chi's Extreme Room Makeover.

My friend, Chi, grew up in this room. She moved out for college, and when she came back, the room seemed to need a facelift more than ever. The dingy paint with the poor lighting made the room unbearably drab. The lack of storage made it impossible to maintain a tidy space.  Fortunately, her room had great bones with plenty of wall space and nice hardwood floors. After a couple weeks of careful planning and with a little help from Chi, and I re-vamped this room in 2 days.




I completely re-oriented her furniture. We made way for a larger bed, moved the desk out of view from the doorway, and brought in plenty of storage. 

Designing for Chi was a breeze because we have really similar taste. We're partial to cool, soothing colors, timeless furniture pieces, and a bit of glamour. 

We painted every surface in her room, from the walls, to the ceiling, to the doors and moulding. The paint alone made it look and feel like a completely different room. 

She works at a hospital and prefers to have different areas to keep clothes for work so I got her this HUGE "Hemnes" wardrobe from IKEA. 



I think every bedroom needs a chandelier. They're not only fancy, but they give off a ton of light. I hooked this one up to a dimmer.

I made this headboard and upholstered it with a beautiful gray curtain panel.

DONE! 



Ultra organized home offices are a passion of mine. 


That's my Mom's best friend!


Chi's cat, cleverly named Kitty. :)

29 comments:

  1. too bad my sister didn't have her old super blue carpet still there :) it would have made for an even bigger and more amazing transformation. haha. yay for cockatoos being an inspiration :)

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  2. beautiful! sigh...i need an office makeover once i get money...

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  3. Fabulous job!! Love the new monochrome and gray look. She's fortunate to have a friend like you! :)

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  4. the room looks amazing jen...as soon as i am rich and have my penthouse apartment, you will do the entire thing.

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  5. amazing jen! it looks way fab. i dig the colors a lot. excellent makeover!

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  6. i saw this on Chi's FB and I must say i'm very impressed! Great job! :)

    Chi's room and my room are quite similar =X haha my sister usually have to step in and help my bermuda triangle out =)

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  7. very beautiful transformation!

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  8. you are so good, jen!!

    come back to taiwan
    and help me with my new apartment!!!!

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  9. that is a gorgeous makeover. I really like the wardrobe. What model is it? i wonder if the korea ikea has it... i've been kind of frustrated at my options for wardrobes. I agree that every bedroom... if not room... should have a chandelier or special lighting piece

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  10. @andrew, the wardrobe is called "hemnes"from IKEA. This is the link for the US store.
    http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90141859

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  11. OUTSTANDING work Jen! I should have you work your magic in my office but there's just WAY too much stuff!

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  12. You are so freaking talented! I wanna grow up to be just like CHU!!!

    xoxo
    Rique'

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  13. HOLY CRAP! It's like she moved into a totally different house! Awesomeness, Jen!

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  14. AMAZING!!

    So impressed by your work, Jen! Also love the aluminum MBP - goes well with the decor :-)

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  15. What color and brand of paint did you use? It's very calming!

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  16. ditto on the paint color!

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  17. the color is Benjamin Moore #1472 Silver Chain

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  18. Where did you get the grey/white striped cover and shams! I love them!

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  19. I see the book of eric kandel on the ikea rack :) nice choice :p

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  20. amazing makeover - I like what you did

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  21. The transformation is incredible! Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the space and the source for the mirrored nightstand?

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  22. wow, what an overhaul! i love what you did with the space!! im in the middle of re-doing our apartment... oh man, its a lot of work!

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  23. Where is that comforter from?

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  24. This looks amazing. Where is the desk from? I have that same wardrobe and am looking for a desk that will look good with it.

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  25. @eurieka, the nightstand is from Target
    @Hayden, the comforter is from Walmart.com
    @Amber, the desk is the "Manhattan Desk" from Target.

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  26. what about those amazing curtains!??! Where are they from?

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  27. AMAZING! What are the dimensions of the room and where did you get the bookcase?

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