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.

Grapevine Master Bedroom Makeover


We completed a master bedroom for a client right before Thanksgiving.  They are recently empty nesters and are slowly starting to redecorate and remodel their home.

BEFORE (on day of install)


I got the privilege of assisting them, oh what a joy it was!

They decided to start with their master bedroom so it could be ready for the holiday season.


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They had the bed already.  We added new bedding, side tables, lamps, artwork, accessories and draperies.

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As you know, I love to use items the client already has.  I shopped their home for treasures and added them to the items I purchased to give it a "collected" feel.


These pillows!!  Love the textures and variety of patterns. It is always amazing to me how a room comes together.  I started with an inspiration fabric (the draperies - see below) and go from there!  Layering textures on a bed is so luxurious and really makes a statement.  I do think that too many pillows can be overdone.


For a king size bed, I usually use two king pillow shams or 3 euro shams.  For this room, I decided to use 2 king shams because I didn't want to cover up the tufting detail on the bed.  I then added three throw pillows.


Side tables with drawers are a must in a master bedroom. The lamps look so amazing with the dots on the pillows.  Subtle repetition of detail.

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The artwork I found is PERFECT with all the colors and has just enough gold to work well with the pillows.


The draperies were hard to photograph because of the light.  You can see the colors well in the above photo.

Such a great project for a fun couple!


Her grandma's rocking chair even got a makeover.

The joy the client receives. on the day of the installation, has no comparison to the joy and blessing that I receive in being able to make yet another home beautiful!  Connecting Life and Home is such a pleasure.

Hope you are enjoying the Christmas season so far.


I've started some of my decorating, at least the mantel is done and the stockings are hung!  I am purposely doing simple décor this Christmas.  I'd rather spend more time with my family than stressing about making it all perfect.  Plus, I have to put it all away in a month!  Simple can be beautiful too!

Two Lion Master Bedroom Makeover

We recently finished a two day install for a client.  We decorated their dining room, kitchen, family room, entry, library and master bedroom.

We broke it up into 2 days and worked so very hard!  Over a 3 month period, I had things repurposed, reupholstered, repainted, reworked, etc.   We used the homeowners furniture mixed with old and new items.  I incorporated thrift store finds, high end custom furniture, lower end and high end accessories, custom artwork, kids artwork, antiques and many meaningful treasures the client already had.  This home now feels very "collected, not decorated" and that is my trademark. All these things mixed together makes for a FABOULOUS end result!

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I had the second day of the professionally shot by an EXTREMLY TALENTED videographer who is putting together a video of the entire day so stay tuned.  The reveal with the clients is AWESOME!

I call this the Two Lion Home because there are two great big lion statues that greet you at the door!


In the meantime, I thought you might like to see some before and after shots of the master bedroom.

I absolutely LOVED this cove in the master bedroom when I first saw it.   When I walked into the room, I immediately thought that this could be a great feature wall.  My wheels where turning all night after that consultation.  It seems I do most of my creative thinking when I should be sleeping, Urggggg

I finally came up with this idea below and it turned out beautiful!  I could not have done it without my fabulous workroom!


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New light fixture, draperies, headboard, bedding, side tables, lamps, accessories, artwork and sitting area.

Photography by T. Lamar Photography


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This room is filled with light that a camera cannot capture.  It is so beautiful.

I found the side tables and didn't like the knobs that they came with.  We installed new knobs from and it instantly transformed them.

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You can see the pattern of the fabric on the headboard, isn't it spectacular?

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The bed skirt and the draperies were custom made.

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I found this bust and it was an ugly white and needed a makeover. Logan, one of the teenagers that is helping us, spray painted it for me and it looks perfect on the bedside table.

The client had these chairs below.  We had them reupholstered in a soft velvet.  We found some artwork done by their kids and hung them above the chairs.




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So personal and PERFECT for a master bedroom.  The colors were perfect too!

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I found two of these chairs at a resale store.   Really comfy, great shape and fun curves but outdated.  We reupholstered without the fringe and added swivels to them for good TV watching. Perfect now.


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Hope you enjoyed the tour.  I'd love to hear what you think!

I'll be posting more about this home later on.

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Have a beautiful weekend in your HOME!


LUXurious, Chic Master Suite

Master Bedrooms are always my favorite rooms to redo.  So often we leave our master bedroom until last in our house, however, it's where we spend most of our time. 
When my I first met with my client, she had the bed and the sheets and a few pieces of furniture in this room.  She left all the old bedding behind when she moved from her Ranch. Decided it was time for a change.  The bed originally had draperies hanging all around it and I recommended she take them off and showcase the beautiful wrought iron work on the bed. She immediately did that and the room came to life!
We added Luxurious down pillows, a quilt and a down duvet cover.
The European shams are a great way to bring grandeur to your bed.
This picture was taken looking through the mirror. 
You can see how beautifully the color and patterns work together!

The client found the rug and wanted me to decorate around it.  Because the rug is vibrant in color and is a show piece in the room, I didn't want to overdo the bedding.  Instead, I chose a softer more CHIC style to compliment the rug.  For those of you who know me, I'm all about "mixing it up" so it looks really classy.  All the bedding pieces were purchased through different vendors, making it look interesting.  It's all about the layers!

I found the lamp bases and added new shades to them because the ones that came with the lamps didn't appeal to me.  The new gray shade really looks handsome.
So inviting, I almost spent the night.

The artwork above the bed with the white mats really looks fabulous with the white pillows.  My client already had the chocolate brown bed skirt so the euro shams with the embroidery all around the edge really  pulled it all together.
We moved the chair in from another room.  It wasn't anything too amazing but in great shape and the perfect reading chair.
By adding a vibrant, updated pillow to the chair it immediately made it stylish.
Great way to spruce up a chair is to add a pillow, can you see how this pillow makes the chair 
Fun artwork display with items that were special to the client that she specifically wanted showcased.
We added splashes of the colors we used in the bedroom into the master bathroom too.
Who needs solid towels when there are such great patterns out there.  Mix solids with patterns to create a more interesting look.
New artwork to make it feel fresh and finished.

This little cabinet is in the hallway right outside the bedroom.  We made it look more modern by putting this sophisticated silver mirror above it.
Instantly gorgeous grouped with 3 glass vases on one of her silver trays.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
I found out this week that I'll be having foot surgery sometime next week so I'm slowing down a bit because I'll have to be off it for 2 weeks, urgggg.   Working on 5 new design plans while I have to stay off my feet so I won't be doing any installs over the next few weeks. 

Decorator & Client Relationship

I promised I would post before and after photos of the house I recently finished.  Their entire home was remodeled and updated.  Anytime you are doing a remodel it is a huge interruption to every day life for the client.  These clients truly got to experience organized chaos as we invaded their home!  The great thing about it was that we completed the entire project in 8 weeks which I thought was amazing for all that we accomplished.
Fortunately, I have an amazing crew that always comes through for me.  Everything from the floors to the painting to the granite, turned out beautifully.  There are always bumps in the road when you are doing a remodel but what I appreciate with my team is that we work together so well and we are all committed to making the client happy.  They very rarely say "no that can't be done" and are always willing to find a solution to problems that we encounter along the way.
Entire home remodels are incredibly stressful and it's a long process.  The client and I see each other almost daily and it's crucial to me that we build a strong relationship during that time period.  It is so important that the client and decorator have a great relationship. I take my job seriously when it comes to this relationship so there is honesty, compassion, reliability, trust, encouragement and most of all fun in the midst of complete demolition at times.  I find it an incredible honor when they say
 "I trust you"
I'm  blessed to develop these kind of relationships with all my clients. 
 They were incredibly generous and wrote a beautiful review on
"Ruthie Staalsen made my dreams come true. I can easily give her my highest recommendation. She took our outdated home and made it pop! It is now stunning, classy and elegant. We couldn't be happier. We did a complete home remodel, update and renew. It seemed like an overwhelming task for me to tackle on my own, so I hired Ruthie. She had remodeled my friends home, which I loved, so I had complete confidence in her abilities and taste.
From my first meeting with Ruthie, I knew this was going to be fun and exciting. The minute she walked in my house she started sharing her wonderful ideas and tips to make my house more current. She is extremely confident in her choices which made me feel confident. I knew I had found a treasure! She is professional, experienced and respectful to all. She kept the project on schedule and solved all problems with a positive attitude.
The most fun was the install day when Ruthie really works her magic! We came home to color and beauty. Lots of new items to enjoy and old items in new places. So fresh and inviting. Thank you Ruthie! You truly are the best!"
Thank you Mark and Linda for allowing us to invade your home so we could transform it! 

Who wouldn't sleep tight in this master bed?  I created this headboard because I wanted it to be higher than usual.  Many times I see headboards hung too low.  By the time you get the euro shams on the bed with a few pillows, the beautiful headboard is covered up.  We hung this one on the wall so it has a grander appearance!  Perfect for sitting in bed to lean against while you read or drink your morning coffee.


Newly painted beams and hardwood floors makes this room incredible now.
New black leathered counter tops were added to their bar area.  The leathered granite is honed down so it's not shiny and has a wavy feel to it.  I really LOVE it!
Looks beautiful doesn't it?  It is now a conversational piece in the room.

I never skimp on lighting!  It is the jewelry in every kitchen.  We always include dimmers so the light can be adjusted as needed.  I love being able to adjust the light to the mood I feel, especially when entertaining.
We gave the bar area a little more curve and that really made the space look fantastic.
I don't have before pictures of the dining room :( so you will have to just see the after :(!
We added new drapes, rug, parson chairs and put new hardware on the china cabinet. 
Of course the new accessories make this room sparkle.
Hope you enjoyed the tour.  Thanks to Marquette Bellinghausen with Simple Treasures Photography my incredibly talented friend, that always come through for me with her gorgeous photography.  You rock girlfriend and thanks for photographing my little topiary trees as they were (even though it bugged you that they weren't both upright).  I love the artistic twist this image has.
Today is an exciting day because I pick up my youngest daughter from the airport after being gone for 10.  She was on a missions trip to Czech Republic.  While she was there she became ill and had to be hospitalized.  I'm incredibly grateful to all those that cared for her and can't wait to hug all their necks at the airport today.
You can see a quick video of their trip here created by one of the students that went on the trip! 
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