designlovefest | a bedroom makeover.

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

i’m super excited today to share the bedroom makeover i’ve been working on with my good friend bri at designlovefest! i mentioned we were collaborating on this project a while back when i went down to los angeles to hangout and brainstorm with bri, and we’ve finally wrapped what’s been a dream project to work on together. bri wanted a bedroom that was a serene, peaceful retreat, where she could go to get away from the computer and relax, and she knew she wanted a modern, scandinavian feel — i think we were both really inspired by our trip to stockholm. nothing overly feminine, but still a pastel color palette. we stuck with gray, pale pinks, blush, brass and used light, natural wood furnishings. here’s a little bit of the before and after. for more details about the project (and a giveaway!), hop on over to designlovefest — and if you’d like to see some our brainstorming, check our pinterest boards — here’s bri’s and mine. thanks so much to laure joliet who photographed the project so beautifully for us.

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

we added beautiful brass branch wall sconces from cedar and moss on either side of the bed for night time reading, and a george nelson saucer lamp from modernica for overhead mood lighting, on a dimmer. the modern case study bentwood nightstands are from modernica, as well — and actually modernica is hosting a $500 giveaway to celebrate the makeover over on designlovefest so pop on over there today to enter.

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

bri wanted to keep the bed simple, and we got one with great storage since we got rid of the large white dresser she’d been using. we got the IKEA mandal bed which has four deep drawers in the frame of the bed with some amazing hideaway stash space. we added the cozy chay blanket and bodie and fou’s super soft linen bedding in white and pale pink, and for texture threw in west elm’s fluffy mongolian lamb pillow. above the bed, bri selected this amazing THE SKY ABOVE print by Gregor Hochmuth from ugallery.

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

to display bri’s collectibles, she chose ferm living’s round dorm shelving — i love this piece! the credenza is a bit of makeover magic — we ordered a pretty basic IKEA credenza, but bri really wanted some white carrera marble in the room, so she had a custom piece cut to fit the top to modernize the credenza a bit and we replaced the old legs with mid-century modern estelle legs from pretty pegs, which is a genius idea for a company! the white ranarp table lamp is also from IKEA. we added a pretty Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug to warm up the wood floors from the pink rug co. and lastly, we added floor-length curtains to create the illusion of larger windows and chose the cotton linen curtains with metal grommets and hung them with the industrial pipe rods, both from west elm.

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

for practical, but pretty storage bri added her shop class large woven basket. then as a finishing touch, we knew wanted to create a small gallery wall in the room, so bri curated some of her favorite pieces from tappan collective: cheryl humphrey’s many moons No.6, and many moons No. 14; alyson provax’s diagram 1;  brian merriam’s alone together; and isaac zoller’s escondida shore break.

and voilá! the makeover is complete — i hope you like it!

designlovefest bedroom makeover | sfgirlbybay

to shop bri’s makeoverfarm living shop the round dorm, west elm mongolian lamb pillow, cedar & moss branch sconce, modernica bedside table, modernica saucer lamp, pink rug co moroccan rug, ikea bed frame, chay blanket, bodie and fou linen bedding, ikea credenza with pretty peg estelle legs and custom marble top, on top of credenza: IKEA work lamp on credenza, anthropologie ceramic lightprint above bed ugallery gregor hochmuth the sky, maryanne moodie copper woven wall hanging, shop class large woven basket. 

• styling by bri emery at designlovefest; all photos by laure joliet.

38 Responses to “designlovefest | a bedroom makeover.”
  1. Meg Sylvia says:

    So peaceful! I am just in love with the pastel color scheme. You and Bri are amazing designers!

  2. Meinhilde says:

    That round wall shelf is great! The round shape is a unique way to shake things up.

  3. Looks amazing!
    Want to hop on a plane to Florida to redo my room! :)

  4. Lyndsey says:

    looks fabulous! i’m on the hunt for an indoor plant and love the look of the plant by the gallery wall. Could you share the name of it?

  5. Vivian Doan says:

    Victoria, everything you do is simply fresh and stunning! How can so much good taste come from one person. And you make ikea furniture look stylish and perfect. You are an inspiration!

  6. Ivana says:

    This is so beautiful. I love the feel, attention to detail, and those lovely pink accents. Bravo!

  7. Ana says:

    I have some serious rug envy going on!! This space is fantastic.

  8. Angela Z. says:

    The link to the Ikea credenza does not appear to be the one you have; I know you changed the legs and top but the whole body of it is different.

  9. Cori Magee says:

    This is really, really good stuff here. LOVE

  10. Victoria, I just had a feeling this makeover was going to be amazing! Everything you did is so bright and fresh, it feels like a breathe of fresh air. I imagine it was fun to work with Bri, she is a hoot but you already know that I am sure. Just wanted to say what a wonderful job you did, your talent for infusing life into a room is really felt here. Have a wonderful day! Jocelyn

  11. honeydonthink says:

    You’ve done it again! What a lovely collaboration. – every bit of it so fresh and making good use of wonderful So Cal light. I realy love the mini gallery and that Escondido wave break is perfect there. Agree with others that the ferm living circular shelf unit a must=have for anyone with small rtreasures:-)

  12. cielo says:

    oh! I just wandered over from designlovefest to keep admiring the work on this room… you are both so incredibly talented! I hope you continue to do these– they’re such great inspiration and give me hope that one day I’ll be able to put something together for our little place.

  13. Bee says:

    Love it! I’ve been waiting to see the before and after as I’m looking for ideas for my bedroom. The Ikea hack is my favorite part. Turned out great, Victoria!

  14. Kim says:

    I wish you could come do my place!! What’s the dresser autiin/alternative? I couldn’t tell from the photos

  15. Alexis says:

    So relaxed, bright and beautiful!

  16. Kim says:


  17. I really like the serene feel of the room. The colours are neutral with just the right brighter hues. Job well done!

  18. PhillyLass says:

    This is so soothing and lovely. It’s exactly what I want to do with my bedroom during a mini overhaul this spring. I think I’ll use this as a cheat sheet. Is the marble top attached to the credenza somehow, or is it resting on top without any adhesive? Also, does the display shelf require any special anchors? Thanks!

  19. amanda says:

    this turned out so nice. i’m really into all what pretty pegs does. so amazing how such a simple tweak just makes ikea furniture THAT MUCH COOLER. we put tapered mid-century style legs from Uncle Bob’s Workshop on our ikea karlstad couch and it just looks amazing.

  20. Stephanie says:

    I adore this room! Well done to both of you lovely ladies <3
    I am in love with the print of the wave – would you happen to know which size it is so that I can purchase the identical one?

  21. Emma says:

    Gorgeous makeover! I particularly love the pine circular shelf and units and the overall white with hints of pink colour scheme….so pretty!!

  22. Kassidy says:

    I love the makeover! It’s completely perfect in every way. The simplicity and airiness is just wonderful, and the gold details spread throughout the room make it feel minimalist luxe. Fantastic job!

  23. Audrey says:

    Such a great makeover. I love the whole color scheme. Those bedside lamps are gorgeous! and I like the soft pink for the pillowcase, it’s the perfect soft hue.
    I also want to do my own bedroom and for the light I have something similar in mind. A couple a days ago I stumble on the Lee Broom crystal bulb pendant for the ceiling. I think this would be lovely to carry on for more ideas and this makeover is perfect for the inspiration.

    Have a great week!

  24. Janine says:

    Wow! Whenever I have a new bedroom, I want this one!

  25. Amanda says:

    I know it didnt make it into the finish room, but where is that ‘its okay’ banner from. I have seen it around online a really want one!

  26. Omg the makeover is amazing! I love the way the plants make the room feel! Plus the circle shelf is a really cool touch to the room. I want this room! I feel so excited to improve mine too!


    Miss Eliza WonDerland

  27. Eveline says:

    Wow! Such a change!
    I love the cabinet and the carpet and my compliments for the pastel details without becoming a girlsroom. Great job!

  28. The makeover bedroom is really great~
    and round shelf on the wall is great choice to make your room looks gorgeous~ ^^

  29. pilar says:

    which Ikea credenza did you use for this hack? looks beautiful and I’d love to attempt a similar project. thats the perfect size!

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