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A bedroom makeover

This inspiring bedroom makeover comes from French blogger Vincent Layerle...
One of my friends asked me if I could do something with his really old-fashioned bedroom... and of course, I have said YES ! It was a real pleasure for me to try to make this room something special for him. A place where he could sleep peacefully, enjoy watching his favorites movies or just work easier than he did when his Mac was on a tea table (yes, it was exactly like that before I came)... He also wanted more storage units... Yes this friend was very hard to please!

So I have pulled my socks up and I have first built a complete bed... It looks like a platform covered by a parquet floor bleached in a scandinavian way... and he has now a huge drawer to put in all his stuffs... (around 6*6 ft)... To make it cozier I have installed two wool curtains,... He has told me when he closes them, he feels exactly like he was in a boat cabin... and he really likes boats... so a good point for me !
For the bedhead, I have just used 3 Lack tabletops from Ikea. The wallpaper has been found on the french website Elitis. There is an amazing Ikea floor lamp too, just beside the bench storage that I have built like a big boy. 'How' you will ask me (or not... but I will still tell you...) : 6 wood planks covered with an old piece of fabric (found on a deck chair)... Yes it's really easy and yes I am the king of recycling...
The small console-desk has been created using an Ikea Expedit bookshelf...
Finally, the fabulous checked cushions have been created by my dear friend 'Mademoiselle Dimanche', a french fabric designer that I love so much ! (here is her website ... sure you will love too !)

Reader Comments (13)

wow, once again, so many pictures of cute vignettes that i have no idea what the actual room looks like.

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

WOW! This room looks like the perfect place to take an afternoon nap :)


28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterABEGAIL

It really looks cute (a little bit too cute for a guy imo), but "polish chick" is so right! What about some pictures of the whole room instead of 6/8 pictures of the bed and tulips?

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEmma

True, really small pictures - I would have liked to have seen it from a removed point of view. However, at least you can see the decor, which is so cute. And the room seems to be really small anyway. I really like what Layerle did with the room. He used a lot of white, and with the blue and bits of yellow, it kind of reminds me of a European nautical theme or something ...

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAshton

Very pretty!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRelatable Style

Once again Thank u Kim !!!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterVincent

The tulips changed color!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterHelen

We love Vincent, here in Canada !!!! He is an inspiration and has really neat ideas ! I'm a fan of his blog, there is always something great going on. This transformation is just amazing ! Love it ! Bravo Vincent, you should be in a magazin or a design book !

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentermagda627

We love Vincent in Philadelphia too.
Its blog is so an inspiration and the guy is so kind with his readers.
Congrats to you Vincent, you deserve it!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Another great transformation, Kim. Great bedhead/tabletop idea. Inspired for a future room. Would love you to come over for your thoughts on a platform bed + window covering ideas!

28 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRosy

love the storage under the bed...it just makes so much sense...
and I like the use of the beadboard....
excellent use of space and color...

29 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commentereclectic revisited

I wish I could get an idea of the room - vignettes, yes, for some reason I have a sudden craving for tulips... but room, no. Not a clue.

30 Apr 2011 | Unregistered Commenteroregonbird

So Lovely !
So French ...

30 Apr 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMaya Lou

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