We were in St. George Utah for the week, it is about a three and a half hour drive from Salt Lake City Utah. We went down to swim, hike and to see a play at a Tuachan that has an outdoor theater (which ended up being canceled). I have a client that I have worked with for over 10 years and designed three homes for. She has become a great friend. This was the very first home that I helped her with. It is a vacation home for them. They are generous and let us we stay here when we go to St. George, making it the perfect time to finish up some projects. This past week we changed up three of the four bedrooms in the basement.
If you aren’t familiar with St.George it is desert like landscape. Very dry and hot in the summer and mild in the winter. About an hour away from Las Vegas Nevada. Thankfully the weather cooled off and we were able to do some hikes around the red rocks and enjoy the pool the majority of the time.
Before we went to the house I had my client paint the bedrooms and the beds. Then we ordered new bedding, art and light fixture. I went shopping and added a little bit more to finish it off.
The room before was very “girlie” and victorian. This is the room the girl grandkids stay in but we also wanted it to be welcoming for the boys too.
Walls- painted in Simply White from Benjamin Moore- we went with this color because it is a dark basement and needs to be brightened up!
Beds– kept the same beds but painted them in Annie Sloan White Chalk paint. The beds are discontinued. You can find similar HERE
Bedding– switched to a basic white quilt (you can never go wrong with THIS). Folded twin simple blue ticking duvets at the end with a fluffy insert. Three matching Euro shams (they really need THESE better inserts) and fun accent pillows to pull in the art (Yellow pillow HERE similar Knot pillow HERE). You can find the duvets HERE or click on an image below to shop any of the bedding! Also duvet inserts can be found HERE, we didn’t use those exact ones but they are the best!
Art– My main starting point for this bedroom makeover was the art! I found the fun Motel signs and knew it would be playful enough for either a boys room or a girls room. Find each Hotel art image HERE (motel)/ HERE (hotel) and HERE (Holiday Motel) or click on the image below-
Light Fixture– we update the light fixture with THIS new beaded one.
Lamps- we wanted to do wall sconces but decided to go with table lamps with a glass shade to keep it simple- find them HERE. We had the side tables and just painted them white to match the beds- they are actually counter stools!
Bamboo Roman Shade– I love the texture a bamboo roman shade adds to a room. Highly suggest mounting it inside the window! Find similar shade HERE.
Stools– added three stools to the end of each bed find them HERE these are perfect for when guests come to stay and a way to finish off a bed!
This space was really hard to photograph because it was so dark in this room even in the middle of a sunny day outside. I did love how THIS white mirror reflects the light and brightens up the space.
There are two more bedrooms in the basement that each have a queen bed in them. I wish I had the REAL before of this room. It was painted in a darker sage green and had red nightstands. We kept the iron bed that we originally put in the room 10 years ago, painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Simply White, added new art, white bedding, new lights and my favorite ceiling fan! I took a photo of what the bedroom looked like when I got there to share how simple changes to bedding can make a big difference!
- Folded down the duvet to add some fullness and break up the flat look
- Stood the shams that they sleep with up in the back
- Tried to fluff up the euro shams (they really could used THESE new inserts)
- Added one more white euro sham with a fluffy insert to the front and one extra gray pillow
- The black kidney pillow was too small on it’s own- one large kidney pillow could work if it was larger
Hopefully that gave you some ideas on refreshing your bedroom and or bedding! Paint and fluffy bedding goes a long way!