I am a real sucker for "Before and Afters". There's just something so inspiring about seeing a space brought back to life. And the best part is that most of the time, the transformation doesn't require that much. If you enlist the help of a designer, you can get your money back ten-fold in the result. Designing is what we do for a living. This is how we think. You wouldn't go to the doctor for a hair color would you? No, you go to the people with the right knowledge to get you the right results. If you can relinquish some control and ask the professionals, you can end up with a room that you'll love! Okay, enough about that. Let's take a look at this fabulous makeover that got me all fired up!
This trailer belongs to actress Ellen Pompeo from Grey's Anatomy. Prior to breathing new life into the space, Ellen commented that the trailer was "depressing," not the adjective you want to describe where you spend most of your time. Your home (or in her case, home away from home) is supposed to be your place of rest, relaxation and happiness so don't settle for a place that you don't enjoy! That's what Pompeo decided when she enlisted the help of celebrity interior designers Mat Sanders and Estee Stanley, from Domain Home. The amazing results speak for themselves.
The whole trailer was painted in Ralph Lauren Paint Starch (#RL1066) by Home Depot. The new, light and bright walls truly woke up the space. This is yet another example of how a simple paint job can truly transform a room.
Lighting is also another way to make a great impact. These black porcelain ones from School House Electric were the perfect update for the tired, old fixtures.
I also love the bar cart they brought in. Here's another closeup shot of it. If you follow our blog regularly, you know I love a beautifully styled bar cart (as discussed here) so this one did not disappoint.
That green velvet settee really got me too. It reminds me of the green velvet sofa I have in Auden's nursery. And that stripe tassel throw isn't so bad either.
It's a beautiful new space isn't it? For all of the details on Pompeo's trailer as well as where to get the items you see, go here. Many of the items were very budget-friendly. And thankfully, Domain Home is always so great to list their sources.
If you have a space that could use a makeover, let us know how we can help! Our E-Design process is so easy...and Christmas is right around the corner. A new room would make a great gift for yourself, your family or your spouse!