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Nathan and Brandi's bedroom makeover

Nathan, a photographer in Edmonton Alberta, wanted to share the bedroom makeover that him and his wife Brandi executed - to perfection! It's my favourite colour scheme - and he even included a gratuitous cat-on-the-bed photo. :-)
It's been months in the making. We’ve been working away, slowly but surely, trying to refinishing our bedroom. Unfortunately I don’t have any 'before' pictures, but it definitely didn’t look like this! Picture beige walls, no curtains and black bedding. Horrible.

I refinished these small tables myself a couple months back. They were espresso brown with boring knobs, so I painted them a warm white, antiqued them a bit and found some great new hardware. Simple, cheap, effective :)

Reader Comments (71)

Beautiful bedding, love the gray and yellow - great photography!

6 May 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjil casey

Very well done. So soothing. Love the grey and yellow, the light fixture and those fab photos!

nice colours but i have to say that getting the bed ready for sleep would be quite an endeavour - all those cushions, pillows and fluffies. i prefer cleaner lines myself.

6 May 2011 | Unregistered Commenterpolish chick

Gray, black, white and yellow. Surprisingly beautiful. once again a great project !!

6 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterLouis

love it..all the greys are so restful..a chandelier in the bedroom ..my absolute favourite decorating mantra..i have one in my bedroom too..had to have it! have a lovely day..xx meenal

Really nicely done. :)

6 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathy


6 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJoy

Great room I'm completly mad about gray and white, love it so much, that my entire house is gray and white. Beautiful room, beautiful, plus it has photos on the wall, my absolute favourite form of art. Love the yellow to, just a little, yet makes an incredible statment, isn't it?

beautiful! so simple and elegant. i've been searching for lovely, true grey - nathan, would you mind sharing the wall paint color?

6 May 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari

Beautiful, also, kitty looks surprised :) BTW, I have a serious question: how do you sleep with all the pillows on the bed? It looks great but I've always wondered wether people took them down for the night or kept them on the bed? I'm seriouus! Someone plese tell me...

7 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatarina

Beautiful. I love neutrals & yellow in a bedroom. Gorgeous.

7 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKathryn

totally gorgeous room! I have a grey and yellow room too, but it's awaiting a further injection of grey. :) Nice inspiration!!!

I have the same lamp... i love it dearly! Fab make-over!

8 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSilke


I am not the owner of this bedroom but I have a few throw pillows on my bed. I just plop them on the floor when I go to sleep. Though I only have three so it's less of an ordeal than this bedscape would present. :)

Very pretty room!

10 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

Any idea where they purchased the duvet from?

10 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMichelle

My bed has about this many pillows as well. At night I just stack up the decorative pillows on the ottoman in my room. Takes about 1 minute, so it's not really a hassle.

11 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRee

where are the white pillows from?

11 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCrystal BEazer

Where is this bedspread from? I NEED to know. Absolutely in love.

12 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJenna

Hello everyone! Thanks for the comments on the bedroom. I am sorry for not listing suppliers and links. Here they are now if anyone wants them:

Bedding: West Elm
Chandelier: Home Depot
Wall Color: Zephyr (Cloverdale Paint)
Yellow Pillows: Etsy
White Pillows: Ebay
Lamps: Home Sense

Hope that helps!

12 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNathan Walker

love everything about this room! gorgeous!

12 May 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkelsy

I love this. Where can i buy frames like those.

14 May 2011 | Unregistered CommenterSherry

Absolutely stunning!

2 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKatie Lloyd

Love everything about what you've done with this room. I have shopped high and low for the yellow and gray pillows on Etsy....any other details on how to find this material or the maker?


8 Jun 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJennifer

LOVE this!! Beautiful! Now I want to paint my bedroom grey! :)

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