A place for Yaya


I am so thankful for my Mama, and I have always wished she could come and live with me full time. However that is not meant to be right now. A friend and client of mine is getting to live the dream, and she reached out to me because her mom is coming to live with her and she wanted to make her space feel extra special. Christina and Tim are in the process of building a new house where her mom will have an entire floor, but in the meantime she wanted to make sure her mom's bedroom was comfortable and special. There wasn't anything wrong with the bedroom. It was neutral and neat but it was missing the cozy factor. It is a slightly awkward layout that is not very big for a bedroom, but by adding a headboard and some art it is a space that her mom will hopefully enjoy until her new digs are ready.  Let's get to the pics.  


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We added a soft upholstered headboard, so that it would be comfortable to read in bed.  Since the room is so small we wanted to make sure that it was a nice place to hang out and be by herself. The room is tricky because of the size of the space. We needed a smaller night table closest to the closet so that they could open the doors all the way. A small table from IKEA did just the trick. The other night table has drawers for lots of storage and the matching lamps give a lot of light and balance to the space. We added a paper wreath above the bed to draw the eye upwards for a feeling of space.

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Christina's mom has a more traditional sense of style and we tried to add those touches with the bedding and lamp's shape.

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The opposite side of the bed has three doors including a utility closet. We added peg rails so there were a number of places for coats or clothes to be hung up. Above the peg rail we framed a beautiful picture of Christina's daughters. The tiger art has sentimental value and we updated it by putting it in a new frame and matte.  

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Underneath the art we put a stool that is strong enough for her mom to sit on while changing shoes, or an extra spot for a cup of tea and a snack. A basket next to it gives her a place for laundry or extra blankets if she is chilly. This was such a nice project to do. Hopefully her mom will feel at home until their new house is ready to move in!













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  1. Amazing! Every time it always impresses me with how talented you are. Well done!!! :)

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