Last weekend we celebrated my niece & nephew's birthday in Rosenberg, TX, and after the party died down I was able to snap some pictures of my sister's new house! She and her husband started the building process late last year and moved in early spring 2016. They got to experience the fun of making their design selections and in the end it turned out beautifully! Although it takes time to furnish and decorate a new home, I was happy to help them add some fun touches here and there to make it feel more cozy and inviting.
Their half-bathroom is located off the main living area and was lacking in storage and character. No cabinets? No problem. We added these modern floating shelves to hold things like extra hand towels, Kleenex and scented candles.
I love the texture of these decorative spheres! And the burlap picture frame gives the room a natural and rustic feel.
Moving on to the guest bedroom, all we added here was some fresh bedding and this wooden sunburst mirror. My sister loves color, especially country blue, so we tried to incorporate this color in several of the rooms.
My favorite room to decorate was the children's bathroom! Since the bathroom will be used by my niece and nephew, I picked these fun watercolor prints that have pops of pink and blue. The shower/toilet room is separate from the vanity room so it felt a little dark and closed off. The white, pintuck shower curtain opens up the room and instantly makes it brighter.
The builder originally installed a towel rack that was over the toilet and off-centered. Why they did that? We don't know. So we simply removed the existing towel rack and replaced it with these hooks. I even think a little basket on the toilet with extra hand towels and maybe a candle would look great.
In the vanity room, I added another watercolor print and some galvanized letters to help tie the two rooms together.
I found these fun and colorful hand towels at World Market and they go perfectly with the artwork!
I think they did an excellent job with their design selections. The rectangular sink and hints of gray in the counter help create a nice balance between traditional and contemporary style.
For their mudroom, I made a simple bench cushion and added some baskets to hold shoes and small bags.
This cabinet hutch is in their entry hallway. We didn't purchase any furniture or accessories for this area, simply re-arranged some pieces from around the house. I love how simple and fresh it looks.
Lastly, we made the fireplace and mantel the focal point of their living room. My sister loved the wrought iron wall decor, so we filled in the rest with some candlesticks and blue and white ginger jars. I found the cute little chair in their garage and added a toss pillow (because we all know I love pillows!).
I'm so happy with the way everything turned out! What's most important is that my sister and her husband love it, too! Even though we were on a limited budget, we still managed to add some charm in just about every room.
Summer is winding down at our house and we are getting ready for school to start. I've been trying to squeeze in a few more fun activities for the boys, and while we were in Houston this week I snapped a few pictures of a bedroom remodel I recently completed. This room needed some major T.L.C. including paint, carpet, doors, fixtures, blinds and furniture. Here is a picture I took after the new ceiling fan was installed:
The bedroom is 10' x 10' so it was important to keep things light and bright to make the room feel bigger.
We used sheer curtains to let in as much light as possible, and mounted the TV on the wall opposite of the bed.
This nightstand has just enough space for your remotes, reading glasses, books and more.
We upgraded the blinds to a 2" premium faux wood in antique white. The chest of drawers are a family heirloom so it was important to keep them in the room.
We painted the walls Sherwin Williams Balanced Beige to match the rest of the house.
Before, the chest was in front of the window blocking all of the light. I love how the light shines through now. It makes such a difference!
The basket is great for storage but it also adds some texture to the room.
I love when candles smell good and look pretty! Full list of sources below.
Enjoy the rest of your summer and keep checking the blog for more bedroom transformations!
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