0 8 . 1 9 . 1 3 // beverly glen design makeover: part 2



sooo its been a while (maybe 3 months) since i posted the 1st part of this makeover....  remember this! and now i'm finally getting to share a bit more on this adorable condo.  

for those that missed the first post on this project, our client literally gave us a few domino magazines as inspiration, told us her top fave colors, shared some of her hobbies and likes, and let us go from there.  surprise makeovers are our speciality and being that she is an executive producer for fox's kitchen nightmare, we knew she would have faith in our creativity and we just had fun with it!  my partners in crime on this project were my design partner/bff tommy and my boyfriend kris.  i just love them.

And now... the end product.



a majority of whats going on in this room is from our best friend "west elm", with the exception of a few staple pieces from crate and barrel and restoration hardware.

right when you walked into the room you immediately felt calm.  it was girly, yet still had some richer elegant touches, like the gun metal black wall.

the first thing we had to address was the awkward wall of shelving surrounding the window.  she didn't want them removed so we decided to highlight them!  this was no easy feat. the wall was just weird in general... the shelves stuck out too far, leaving no room to hang drapes, they were really weird lengths and the locations on the wall were off.  our solution was to hang drapes in front of the shelves and deck it out with plants.  that's it. by keeping it simple with plants on the shelves and a hanging pot in the open space, we were able to really soften it up, in a clean simple way.

note: excuse the wrinkled shades in the below photo... uh! I'm just a perfection and its annoying the crap out of me! but o well :)  


headboard // secondly, we started with selecting the headboard for the room.  we wanted something simple, yet luxurious and this camelback headboard from crate and barrel seemed to be the perfect match.  It was gorgeous in person and the brushed pewter nail head trim was a perfect touch! 

all paint // all of our paint was from jill's paint in atwater.  i just love them!  we painted the walls a light mauve, called victorian mauve 2114-50 from benjamin moore, which really set the whole tone for the room.  i always get so nervous using purples and yellows in a space, but this color truly was a slam dunk!  it brought such a happy airiness to the room. 

the back window wall we decided to paint a warm dark grey, called Urban Bronze SW 7048 from Sherwin williams.  this really balanced the headboard color within the room and pulled it all together. 



nightstands //  these were kind of a last minute purchase, however they worked out perfectly!  the white wood tiling was the hint of freshness we needed in the room.  we had such a tight deadline on the project and literally needed nightstands, like yesterday.... and by the grace of everything holy, west elm had these in stock and even better, had them delivered asap! also to note... because the headboard wall was soooo long we chose to go with two 3 drawer dressers rather than nightstands.  the standard nightstand size was waaay too small in the space and these chunkier dressers really filled out the wall nicely and gave her much more storage.  

lamps + accessories // the gold statement lamps were an awesome find from homegoods and our table top accessories were mainly from west elm.  the one cylinder succulent pot was actually from ikea.  overall we kept the nightstands clean and simple so she could add to them down the road.


framed prints // our client had purchased these 3 prints from one kings lane and we had them set in custom gold frames from michaels.  we thought about putting them in her office (which you will see soon!) but once we found the bronze colored lamps, we loved them as a statement above the headboard.

wing back chair // the raspberry colored chair from crate and barrel, was a must!!!!  we found it in their catalog and ordered it on the spot.  we didn't even measure!  collectively, we knew it would be a keeper and took a leap of faith that it would work in the room... and thankfully it totally did :)  the luxe wing chair comes in 3 other neutral colors, but this one was by far our favorite. our client loves pink (remember this hot pink door we went with?), so we knew it would be the perfect reading chair for this room! :) if you feel like one too, you can snag it here.

drapes and blinds // these were a super important purchase, as her windows allow for a lot of light to enter the room early in the morning.  we purchased some new black out basic roman shades from select blinds and wanted to be extra sure that no light was going to shine through so we also purchased heavy black out linen drapes from restoration hardware.  note again: I would like to reiterate, please excuse the wrinkled drapes in the photo (goes to show you, you must always.... i repeat, always bring a steamer to a shoot!)  the smallest bit of wrinkles will alway reveal themselves.


jewelry display // lastly, we found a great piece from lawson fenning in silverlake, for her jewelry.  we didn't want anything bulky and this hotel key rack was puuur-fect!  they have them in various sizes in store and only sell the large one online here!


all in all i really love the room!  its cozy, yet elegant!  a huge transformation for just under a week.

all lovely photography taken by ala with love ala