Grapevine Master Bedroom Makeover

What a priviledge it is to make over a master bedroom for a client.  This room is always the biggest treat to me. It is usually the one place in the house that is neglected but is the one place we spend the most time.  When couples decide to take the leap to create a haven for their master, I'm all on board because it is an investment in their marriage.



The client was going through a master bathroom remodel so this is not a fair before pictures since they were living in chaos (after photos of bathroom coming soon).

The client has been married 19 years and needed a refresh.  They celebrated their anniversary this month and so I got the priviledge of giving them this makeover in time to celebrate.

Their main problem with their bedroom was that everything matched.  Their furniture and their bedding all came in a set. I like to break things up so it looks more interesting and collected, rather than all the same.


Big difference don't you think?  See how much more interesting it is with less "matchy matchy"?

The embroidered pillow was my inspiration for the room and it grew from there.

We knew we wanted a light headboard to brighten up the room, so a dark navy wall was the perfect solution to make the headboard stand out.  The rest of the room was painted a soft gray.  I found a design for the headboard that the client liked and my workroom did an amazing job creating it for us.


Can we just take a moment and stare at the rug!  It's perfect for their dog  because it hides any shedding that will take place.  The client also wanted storage for blankets, etc. so that is what she got!

The side tables were chosen because they are just gorgeous and then I found the euro shams. I love how they compliment each other so well. The client purchased the dressers.

The soft yellow lamps work beautifully with the rug.

A coverlet is always perfect for any bed because it isn't too hot.  I like to place a duvet at the bottom of the bed in case they need extra warmth at night.  I know I need extra blankets because my hubby freezes our room when we sleep.

Her side got a touch of floral and bling.  Notice the cording on the custom made headboard, we needed that touch of dark animal print to work with the side tables and euro shams. These details are what keep me up at night and that is why you hire an interior designer because most people don't think about all these details.  However, they are what make the entire design come together so beautifully.

His side of the bed got a succulent and a petrified wood bowl.

To marry the colors together, I used a blown glass lamp, a glass rock and some gorgeous florals on top of their tall chest of drawers.

The artwork is glorious! It has the perfect amount of blue, a touch of yellow and the glow it projects is so beautiful.  Notice how the accessories all bring out the colors from the embroidered pillow.

You see, details are IMPORTANT!


(Beginning of install day)


(End of the install day)

It takes a village on install day, but it all comes together nicely.

Hope this inspires you to do some decorating in your master bedroom.

Ruthie tip:  When our girls were younger, we purposely made our master bedroom a place we could escape to. It has been our refuge and haven to restore our souls. We have spent hours sitting in our wingback chairs chatting about life, relationships and creating memories. When entertaining teens, we had to have a place we could go to so they felt like they could have the house to enjoy with their friends without their parents hovering.  Don't forget about your master bedroom, it is an ingredient to sanity with teens and a contribution to a healthy marriage.  Totally worth the investment, I promise.


Colleyville Townhome Master Bedroom


This holiday season seems to be the time for master bedroom makeovers.  We have been so busy here at DecRenew Interiors but loving it!

We finished this bedroom a few weeks ago for my client that just moved into a townhome.  We finished her family room a few months ago and she called me back to do her master bedroom.  She wanted it to be simple but beautiful.



All she had in the room was a mattress and a dresser.  Everything else, we provided.


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The button details on the pillows are my fav.  The blown glass lamps totally rocked the room!

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The gray velvet pillow looked a little boring so I added a vintage broach I found at an antique show.


So inviting don't you think?

My team and I spent half a day at her house hanging things and getting it all ready while she was at work.  She couldn't get off in time for us to reveal it to her.  However, she called me when she got home just balling her eyes out because she was so happy that I did exactly what she was wanting. Made my day as you can imagine!  I really try to listen to my clients and make sure I understand what they are wanting.


I'll be posting another home soon where we used what the client had to make her remodeled home shine!

Stay tuned.

Rugs as Headboards...Do you like?

I love the idea of a rug headboard.  Especially one as unique as this one above.
Just look at the colorful options that are available!  An Ethnic market is the perfect place to go for this kind of thing. 
Black painted inset as the backdrop and then the rug layered on top, hung on a rod.  How gorgeous is that.  I'd love to see a zebra rug done like this.  Not as crazy about the bedding, but love the headboard layering concept with a rug.
Great color combinations with the gray bedding and side tables
Black and red always make a huge statement.
2 runners hung together.  Very cool!
Custom made into a frame.  Don't like these two fabrics together but you get the concept.
Rug cut to the size you need.
Fun thing about using rugs is you can hang them vertically or horizontally depending on what size bed you are using.  The above is a nice "girly" touch.
If you hate your current headboard, this is a great way to cover it up and add some character and a colorful pop.
Why not create your own canvas rug headboard and write whatever you want on it.  You could even us a sheet for this and start it before you write your wording.
This isn't a rug but a painted canvas.  Very original idea and would be great for the artist!
A lot of texture is cool too. 
Why not make a large rug into a canopy bed.
Simply unique.
Again, the layered look.
Any rug or blanket can be made into a headboard professionally too.  A blanket may be less expensive than fabric by the yard.
Here are some of my favorite rugs that I'd like to see as behind a bed.
Wouldn't this be stunning?
Be still my heart!  This is an incredible rug filled with all my favorite colors.
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So colorful.
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Cute for girl headboards.
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Hope this inspired you to be on the lookout for great rugs. The creative options are endless.
Ruthie's Tip:  Hang these rugs from nice drapery rods so they look tailored and finished.  Tacking them to the wall doesn't look classy and can cheapen the look.  The rods make it have a designer look.
This year, think outside the box with your home decor and keep following me on
Facebook, Pinterest and here on my blog for lots of inspiration and ideas to jumpstart you into doing wonderful things in your home. No more procrastination...YOU can do this and it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg, I promise.
 Visit my website DecRenew Interiors to see my Design Portfolio.

Dreamy Sanctuary Retreat

I've had fun the last few weeks creating a Sanctuary Retreat for an amazing couple.  With 4 very young children and both doctor's, they needed something spectacular.
We often forget that our master bedroom is a special place for a husband and wife to relax and enjoy being alone and a place to rejuvenate.
Here are some before pictures of the room that we wanted to make inviting and comfortable.  The client and I discussed that she wanted it to be casual, sophisticated, comfortable, not too feminine and not too masculine.  I always try to make sure that the master bedrooms that I do have mix of both femininity and masculinity.  We don't want too many flowers and fluff and we don't want too much leather and heavy furniture either. 
The client had the room painted recently and really loved it.  She also wanted to use the existing artwork because they both loved the colors.  So there you go, my inspiration was the artwork along with the wall color.  

I LOVE the paisley duvet cover and the striped blanket together.
I added the blanket to give them the option of lighter covers and also thought it added SO much texture and sophistication to the bed. 
I bought the European pillow shams and added a decorative leather & velvet braided trim to frame the square and to help coordinate with the draperies I've shown below.  Of course, I used goose down fills so they are wonderful to sit up against.
I placed panels on each side of the window so the drapes wouldn't interfere with the plantation shutters.  There is also a gorgeous view of their acreage in their back yard. The sun was shining in so we couldn't get a good picture of the back yard.
The drapes have a feminine and masculine feel to them.  Beautiful silk striped drapes with an animal print added to the top.  I hung the tassel on the end of the rod to bring in all the colors of the duvet cover.  The stripe really makes the ceilings feel taller.
What a great oasis to come home to after a long day's work.
Notice how small these lamps were.  Totally off scale.  We made that right and look how much better that looks.
Don't you just love the crystals hanging from these lamps?
This is the feminine touch.
I'm sure this couple will be having a nice glass of champagne tonight.  I left some chocolates under their pillow too!
I added these new towels to their bathroom as well.
This pebbled mat is fabulous! 

Had their towels monogrammed.  I love the chocolate brown with the Terra Cotta, don't you?

The client was VERY happy because I was able to "use what they had" and incorporate additional accessories and my special touches to the design. I felt satisfied to get it all out of my head and into place!