New York designer Amanda Nisbet accepts a challenge to complete a bedroom makeover for Jacqueline Blandi in one day. See the pictures and get ideas from our dreamy before and after. The clock starts ticking at 8:30 A.M....
Jacqueline's room before the makeover. "I have ideas. It's just hard to follow through on them," Jacqueline says, "Who has time to shop?"
• I have pieces I've picked up on my travels and things my family has given me, but the room still feels a little sparse.
• Lighting is a challenge. I'll admit, one standing lamp is probably not enough.
"I've been meaning to buy a headboard, but haven't gotten around to it. It takes me a long time to commit to a piece of furniture," Jacqueline says.
"Jacqueline needs real bedside tables. A headboard. And more light!" Amanda says.
• The room has good bones, but I don't think the space is being used as well as it could be.
• Each object is separate. The room doesn't read as a whole.
Jacqueline's off, and she remembered to leave the keys.
Everything out! So glad Colin is here to help.
If we had a smaller mirror, could we fit in a console?
Nice Elsa Peretti bowl. I may use this somewhere...
Let's relocate these. Why draw attention to the radiator? The radiator cover has become her display space, because she has nowhere else to put things. Not right.
Not sure where all this is going to land.
Chairs do not make the best bedside tables.
She has a lot of interesting things...
Let's gather them all into one staging area.
I'd really like to put a headboard here instead.
Painters arrive, just in time to help move the armoire.
She has ample storage. Maybe we can lose the armoire.
Clear the way! Bed coming out!
This rug's a little dark.
Look how much bigger the room feels without it.
I'd like to see a softer color on the walls. The yellow paint was a good try, but it has no relationship to anything else.
Like this sandy bisque, the color of milky coffee.
Behind the Scenes
When Nisbet decided that a more neutral paint color would work better in the bedroom (and relate more smoothly to the adjacent living room), she knew exactly which color to choose — 's Richmond Bisque, one of her standys. And she brought in her own painters — — because she could rely on them to do the job in two hours and be gone.
Let's do a corner and see how it looks.
Uh-oh. Is it too pink? Eddy, can you darken it?
He says not to worry. It will be darker when it dries.
I'm going shopping. Colin, here's your punch list.
Wait a minute. Almost forgot to measure this spot.
I'm looking for that one piece to start me off.
That's it! Gorgeous headboard. Works with paint.
She really needs a desk, and this is beautiful.
Amazing mirror. Wow! That's half the room done.