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Before & After: Classic & Chic with a 60’s Twist
April 03, 2015 in Before & After | 8 comments

We recently had a blog post featuring “The Life-changing Magic of Tidying Up” which spoke to the importance of clearing out the clutter in your home.  Raquel is going to share with you today a recent project which revolved around clearing out the clutter to create two amazing new spaces for one fabulous client!


We just finished up a unique project for a client’s upstairs media/dressing room.  This space had such potential and we knew once all of the clutter was removed, the room would be an oasis for the family to hang out and relax.  The homeowner also envisioned a gorgeous walk in closet where she could do her laundry stress free and have all of her clothes neatly arranged. I think all of the girls reading this can relate!

Here are a few before pictures:

Before: Future ‘Media’ Room

With two kids and all that goes with that, this space had essentially become the dumping ground for a lot of unused ‘stuff’!  In addition, the low ceilings and dark beams made the space feel really cramped, more like an attic than a usable space.

tv room before

Before: Laundry/Closet

This is a tiny house the homeowner downsized to and just had not taken the time to thrift through all her, and the kids, belongings.  It was time to get organized!

laundry beforelaundry before (2)

We frequently speak of the importance of an inspiration piece to get started on your room design.  We like to start with a piece of fabric or art.  Our client already had this fab vintage Elvis poster she wanted to use as the ‘jumping off point’ for the room scheme. 

inspiration piece

Based on the poster, we decided to go with a pink and teal color scheme and use fabrics with a lot of personality. With a little 60’s inspired décor we transformed this space into a hip, chic retreat!


Can you believe this is the same space?  A fresh coat of paint in a pale blue and crisp white wood details instantly brighten the room. We added in a pair of built-in book shelves flanking the windows for much-needed storage and wallpapered the backs in a fun blue and white print.  A new light fixture and lamps add brightness.

after, media room

The color palette includes teal and various shades of pink.  We added a fun rug to give character and add some additional color without making the room feel crowded. media after, 2

And of course we found a home for the Elvis poster that was our inspiration! 

media after, inspiration piece

media after, full view

And, now for the connecting laundry/dressing room:


Heading into her new walk in closet/laundry room we still kept with her 60’s vibe but in a different way. We used softer shades of pink and added a punch of color on the back wall with the deep teal. Also, some very funky light fixtures really tie together the two rooms.

view into laundry

laundry after

With so much more storage and a lovely space to lounge I think this is the perfect dressing room. I know she will be so excited getting ready for her day in her new chic retreat. And, who would not want to do laundry in this room!

laundry after, built ins

If there are areas in your home that you want to transform and just don’t know where to start our design team is here to help!  We love a challenge and helping our clients visions come to life.   Email us at for more information or fill out the design questionnaire on our website.  We look forward to hearing from you.