Before and After Bedroom Transformation and 2016 SW Color of the Year

Before and After Bedroom Transformation and 2016 SW Color of the Year

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Don’t you love a post with a room that starts like this?

You know that it can only get better from here.

I’m so excited to be partnering with Sherwin-Williams today to showcase the 2016 color of the year in a room I designed for my daughter.

I think it’s one of my favorite transformations ever.

But before we get to the after and the new room and the color of the year and the ceiling to floor transformation….

….let’s take a look at where it all began.

This is what the room looked like when we bought the house complete with blue shag carpeting.

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And So It Continues

And So It Continues

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When we left off at the end of the post the house was photographing itself and I was no longer speechless.

A typical Monday.

I showed you this bedroom and promised you the rest of the tour and that amazing things were ahead.

And I may or may not have been dancing and painting my nails purple.

Here’s the rest of the house starting with a closer look at that ceiling.

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Even Chairs Need a Little Confidence Sometimes (And a Giveaway)

Even Chairs Need a Little Confidence Sometimes (And a Giveaway)


Master Bedroom Chair

I spent this last weekend speaking at a blogging conference called Haven.

It was a weekend full of laughs and catching up with old friends and wearing red lipstick and tromping through the halls and dancing on my tiptoes….

….and accidentally walking around with a band-aid in my hair.

But that is a story for another day.

Today we are talking about this chair and voting for our favorite and I’m giving away $100 Amazon gift card to one of you.

Just because I woke up and the sun was shining…..

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Before and After Bedroom Reveal

Before and After Bedroom Reveal

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It’s that time of year again.

National Painting Week with Sherwin-Williams.

The week of the year where they select a handful of bloggers to redesign a room and make it their own with a little paint and a lot of imagination.  This year, I completely transformed a room upstairs that you’ve never seen before.

I know.

I get it.

I’m as surprised as you that it has taken this room as long as it has to show up on the blog.

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Before and After Beach House Bedroom

Before and After Beach House Bedroom


before and after wood wall

I finally finished the beach house bedroom.

And after every board was hung and every piece painted and every curtain sewed and hung and every pillow placed…..

….I took these pictures in the middle of a hurricane.

Hello, Arthur. :)

cape cod bedroom makeover

There’s so much more to the story….but before I begin….

….let take a trip back to remember where we started.

Before Arthur.

Before the winds and the rains and a gloomy horizon……when we started at the very beginning.

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Beach Inspired Bedroom Makeover

Beach Inspired Bedroom Makeover

beach inspired bedroom

In the words of the incredible talented Julie Andrews….

“Let’s start at the very beginning.  It’s a very good place to start.”

And so…

.…..this is where the beach inspired bedroom makeover started.

This is what the room looked like when I arrived.

beach inspired bedroom makeover

There was a bed and simple white curtains at the windows….a blue accent wall and mis-matched bedding with a beautiful brass gold headboard.

A blank slate waiting for the next chapter to be written.

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That Bird is Not Your Friend

That Bird is Not Your Friend



No one ever said decorating the room of a teenage boy was easy.

But decorating the room of teenage boy with a big opinion…..

… even more challenging.

And decorating the room of a teenage boy with a big opinion…..when you only want to play Flappy Bird on your iPhone…..

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Fall Home Tour

Fall Home Tour



Hello friend.

I am so glad you are here.


You….the one drinking the coffee or the hot tea or the diet coke or eating the blueberry muffin.

If you are visiting from Julia’s….nice to meet you.

I’m karianne….the one drinking pumpkin spice coffee with red lipstick on.

Are you ready?

Let’s get this fall tour started!

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