Hey guys! We are just a few days away from Christmas and I know everyone is busy finishing up with their holiday shopping, attending endless holiday parties, and getting their house ready for a visit from Santa. BUT, I wanted to quickly share a room makeover I recently did for a client here in College Station. This room is used as a guest room so it doesn't get a ton of traffic; however, my client asked me to add some finishing touches to make it feel cozy and inviting for all of their guests.
When I first saw the room, my client called it the "Texas Room" because of this beautiful, rustic headboard/footboard they owned. Although it was dubbed the Texas Room, there really wasn't much else Texas about it at the time. My goal was to incorporate more of the rustic feel that you get here in Texas, and also stick to the classic red, white and blue color scheme.
My favorite piece in the room might be the Texas state outline art that I randomly found at Target! It's so simple and perfect for this room. I also love these cowhide throw pillows because they are so soft and, of course, we have a lot of cows in Texas!
I added some navy striped pillows and red plaid curtains since the navy bedding is so simple. They complement each other so well and the colors are a subtle way to show that you are in the Texas room.
My client also had this amazing, antique sewing machine that was being used as a nightstand. It had so much character already, but it needed a few accessories to make it feel like it belonged in the space.
I simply added a lamp (which I think their guests will appreciate), a succulent plant and an antler, and then centered all items on this tray. I like to use trays as a base whenever possible so that the items feel like they belong together and not so random.
Overall there were not any major changes to this room (no paint, no new furniture, etc.) but instead just some fresh bedding and decor. It's amazing how all the different textures I added to the room make it feel like you are right at home!
Before, it was just a large wooden bed with the Texas star carved in it. Now, it's a comfortable and cozy Texas retreat for their guests to enjoy! I'm so glad I got the chance to work on this project! Scroll down to see more before pictures of the room and how it has been transformed by AMI.
As always, thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! I look forward to showing you more of my projects in 2018!
Today I'm sharing pictures from our boys' bathroom remodel! This room had a complete transformation and I'm actually a little sad that it's not my bathroom! When we bought our new house, this room was a top priority for us. Remember that our house is older now so the bathroom had short cabinets, cultured marble shower, etc. The previous owner had tried to update it by adding granite counters, but we just weren't feeling it and thought it would be easier to start fresh. So we completely gutted the bathroom and below is our finished product!
One of my favorite things we added is the cabinet over the toilet. This adds SO much storage for us! Since this bathroom is for our boys, we chose a stained cabinet to make it feel more masculine. Then we picked a white quartz counter that has some light grey veining.
For the shower, we took the tile all the way up to the ceiling and also raised the shower head by about a foot. This makes the ceiling feel so much taller! We also added a light above the tub which makes it brighter. There are no windows in this room so I didn't want it to feel like a cave.
I love the combination of chrome and oil rubbed bronze! We used chrome for the faucets, towel and toilet paper holders. Then we used oil rubbed bronze for the lighting, door and cabinet hardware. I feel like there is a nice balance of light and dark in the room.
Since this bathroom will also be used by our guests, I wanted it to feel more spa-like and less colorful. The embroidered curtain and towels add a personal touch and make it feel like home.
Our shower is stocked and ready for guests! We added this niche to hold all of our soap and bottles. A shower niche is a great place to add some fun tile, but this time I opted to keep things simple.
I thought it would be fun to use these wall sconces instead of the traditional vanity lights. I will warn that they don't give off as much light, but that's not a problem because we added a few recessed lights too. I just love how bold and unique they are! Much better than the light box we had before!
Overall, their bathroom feels bigger, brighter and clean! The tile and grout colors go so well together and we are so happy with how everything turned out!
As always, I've included some before pictures. Which do you like better? I would love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks for stopping by my blog! Next I'll be sharing our living room bookshelves, along with my tips on how to style them.
For those that don't know... we moved!! I know what you are thinking and, yes, we absolutely loved our last house! In fact, we thought we were going to be there until our boys were out of school. However, life happens and plans change.
We started looking at houses in the Pebble Creek neighborhood of College Station. This was the neighborhood we ultimately wanted to be in. After a few showings with our realtor, Jordan Kleckley, we quickly realized that quite a few homes needed some updating. Luckily, Bryan and I love projects! We ended up finding a house with the perfect floor plan for our family and immediately started with some renovations. I'm excited to share some photos with you over the next few weeks, beginning with our entryway!
Our goal throughout the house was to make everything look clean and fresh. Even though the house was built in 1995, it now feels new when you walk in the door. We painted the entire house and that alone made a huge impact.
Besides paint, the entryway also got a new front door. The old door was solid and let in no natural light. The whole room was so dark, but the new door has really brightened up the space. Plus we just like being able to see outside!
Next, we switched out the lighting and hung this beautiful pendant. The ceilings are tall, so we went with a 6-light pendant. You can find it here.
Lastly, we updated a few minor things like the outlet covers, door hinges and A/C vent. Such a simple and quick update but it really makes the room feel like new again.
Here is what the room looked like before...
So dark, right?
Next I'll be posting some pictures of the boys' bathroom remodel. We're so happy with how it turned out! Thanks for following me on our latest adventure!
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