Macie’s Boho Bedroom Makeover Reveal

*I will be truncating today’s post because there are approximately one million pictures.  1,000,000 pictures does not equal happy blog loading time.   Make sure to click READ MORE to see the entire reveal!  xo

It’s HERE!!  Today is the day that I FINALLY get to show off Macie’s bedroom overhaul!  I am not good at keeping things secret and this doozie has been eating at me for months.  The special occasion for a room makeover celebration?  Well Sherwin-Williams National Painting Week of course!  Last year I was assigned the color Pink and created Dylan’s Dream Room for my 4 year old daughter.  This year my color was Green and I am pretty obsessed with how it turned out.

Last week I introduced you to my niece Macie.  In short she is fantastic.  Her bedroom?  Um….welp, let’s just let the pictures speak for themselves.


Macie Before 2

Macie Before 3

What we have here is a room that has been transformed multiple times over the years.  From an office, to a bedroom that all 4 of her younger siblings have enjoyed (hence the sharpie on the wall and the sticker residue on the door), to finally a room of her own.

Mace is a great kid and deserves this space to be wonderful.

Here is how it looks now (pssst! isn’t Buster the fluffiest pup you’ve ever seen?)

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Stamped Gold Wall

Upcycled Copper and White Desk 

So much better right!?

Macrame Headboard and Wall Mounted Task Lights  

When I create a space I start with the feeling that I want to evoke when you walk into the room.  The feeling that I repeatedly came back to for Macie’s room was Freedom.   Close your eyes.  Wait that wont work.  Ok, keep your eyes open, but picture a sun-kissed girl at the beach,  she jumps into the back of an old army jeep and rides down a scenic two lane road laughing with her friends as the wind whips her hair around her face.  Full of carefree light and the world at her fingertips.  That kind of freedom.

The visual picture that I had in my mind while I was dreaming about this space was one that most of us have actually gone through.  That moment when you are still at home, living with your parents, in a room that they originally decorated.  Your thirst for new experiences and new thoughts, and finding out what makes you happy is something that pushes you unexplainably forward.

If you notice, the bones of the room have a very iconic 50’s vibe.  The two tone doors, and the gold wood slice wall, even the blush nightstands, are polished and refined.  Then like a wild flower in the middle of a manicured garden, all of the free spirited boho breathes life into it.  I feel like this room visually describes what a teenager whose spirit cannot be contained feels like.  It feels like a place where you can have the courage to hear your own voice.  It feels like freedom.

Gold Removeable Wallpaper

Granted my teenage life was not that poetic, it consisted of expressing myself by singing NSYNC at the top of my lungs and skipping Spanish, but I mean, sort of the same thing…right?

We faced 3 main design culprits in the space.

1.  The darkness.  It was dark ya’ll.  (Can I say ya’ll if I am from Utah?)  The taupe walls were not doing it any favors in that department.  I painted the walls with my favorite white (Sherwin-Williams Ultra White Base with 4 oz of white pigment added for coverage.)

Simple and Inexpensive Shelves


Dilemma #2.  The carpet.  Macie’s carpet is not bad.  It is just a little harder to design around than a bare floor.  Ripping the carpet out was a no-go and when you cant change something, the next best thing is avoidance right?  So to immediately take your eyes off of the floor, I painted the ceiling with Sherwin-Williams Emerald in Secret Garden.  It makes the ceiling look SO tall (it is 9 feet, so tall but not monstrous) and it is hands down my favorite dark olive green.  So moody and perfect.  I also put a really great rug down that I found for $99 on Rugs USA.

DIY Makeover Ideas for Teenage Girl's Bedroom


Macrame Headboard Wool Army Blanket Teenage Girl's Bedroom Makeover


The nightstands are brass and leather campaign hacks on an Ikea Malm dressers (and I mean, of course they have leather,  do you know me at all?)

DIY Campaign Dresser Ikea Hack

Brass Crab and Pink Books    Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover


Can we just pause for a moment to kiss the macramé headboard on the mouth?  It is everything that I dreamed of and totally doable.  I wanted the macramé to be the star, but it needed a little bit of support to pull of such an amazing feat. 

Macrame Headboard and Wall Mounted Task Lights

DIY Macrame Headboard 

Wall Mounted Task Light

Love those wall mounted task lights?  Guess what?  They are SIMPLE.  Like forehead slapping simple.

Mace needed a spot to get ready in the mornings.  I hunted for days (which is a lot like months when you have 8 days to pull a room makeover together.)  Finally I found an old metal desk that had received a not-mandilicious paint job (I will show you soon).  It got a quick overhaul with white and copper spray paint, and fit perfectly in the spot that it needed to live in.

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Upcycled Desk and Chair  Succulent Garland Teenage Girl's Boho Bedroom Makeover

Simple DIY Wall Details

Vintage Shell Chair

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Every room needs an amazing accent wall (can I get an amen?!)

Macie’s room was no exception.  Guess what this wall treatment is made out of?

Hanging Lights Gold Wall Treatment Leather Sling Bench

Wallpaper?  Nope. 

A stencil?  Nada.

Painted by hand?  Puleeze.

A custom stamp that I made with my Cricut Explore?  Ding Ding Ding!

The gold metallic is metallic.  It has so much shine that I had a really hard time capturing it without blowing out my picture.

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The Tea Leaves art was inspired by my Gossip Girl binge in December.  It is just so romantic.  Chuck + Blair forever.  I asked Jamie to design something and she came up with this beautiful piece.  That girl is a genius. 

The hanging lights are such a fun way to add a little bit of simple excitement to the corner.  The DIY is really easy too.  It is almost entirely made up from materials that can be sourced locally!

Macie's Bedroom Makeover-101


And of course we have to talk about the leather sling bench that was made from an upcycled leather sofa.  It is just so good in here and solves our 3rd design dilemma.  Having a place for friends to hang out. (Can you see the sheen from the gold paint?)

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There are just so many fun details.

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Dipped Succulent Garland

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Simple and Inexpensive Shelves

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover

Tomorrow I am posting all of the sources and details, and then the tutorials begin with a HUGE giveaway!  As I was writing this post I realized that aside from a few pillows and the rug,  everything else in this room was DIYed.  I cannot wait to start sharing the projects with you guys!!

Itching for more green in your life?  You have to check out Four Generations One Roof’s new bathroom and Simply Grove’s side table!  Then tomorrow you can get your fill of Red with Thistlewood Farm, I Heart Naptime, and House of Earnest.  There is lots of color inspiration over at, where 14 other bloggers will have their projects up over the course of the next few days.

And just for fun, lets see the before and after again, shall we?


Macie Before  DIY Makeover Ideas for Teenage Girl's Bedroom

Macie Before 3

Retro Bohemian Teen Bedroom Makeover


Macie Before 2

Stamped Gold Wall



Huge thank you to Sherwin-Williams for sponsoring this post.  As always I am the one in charge here, and all project ideas and opinions are mine.

So what do you think?  Do you love it?


Love Your Guts



  1. OMG, i love the room!!!

  2. Holy shizasaurous!! What a transformation!! I bet she is in love!


  3. I think your niece might have the best auntie in the world! The room is amazing. Truly, the most incredible transformation I have ever seen.

  4. This room! You are truly talented :) love reading your blog!

  5. so, so amazing- I love it!!! The wood slice wall is extremely awesome, and I love the hanging succulents and bedside lights too :)

  6. OMG. I die! Beautiful work. I love love love the ceiling, the wall, the macramé… I am waiting with bated breath for all the DIYs.
    Love your guts, back,

  7. Gorgeous! I want to be a teenager again living in THAT room.
    I’ve been combing the internet for a macrame headboard like that. PLEASE say that you will be doing a tutorial on it!
    Again, gorgeous, wonderful job!!!

  8. So so good once again! With your makeovers I always have to scroll back up and down over and over again to take it all in.
    I wanted to get that rug already but it was out of stock when I was looking for one. I love it

  9. You have such a great vision!

  10. What a lucky girl! I can’t believe you did that so fast either. Each room in my house has taken considerably longer. In love with the macrame headboard too. My parents have a small thing of macrame from my childhood [ok, probably before that]. I never ‘got’ it until it recently got popular again. And now I’m all… “are you using that on your wall right now? But you don’t even look at that wall do you?? “

  11. The improvement in light is unbelievable! What an amazing girl’s room! I kind of want it for myself!

  12. Wow. Best one yet. Can I live in this room if I am 35? Looking forward to the tutorials. Especially the lighting and macramé.

  13. baileywife says:

    What the what?? Favorite room ever! You, my dear, are nothing short of a GENIOUS! ~Kim

  14. Heather says:

    Wow, this room is amazing!!! Please come do my bedroom!!! :( I *have* to know how to make that heart! You did an amazing job, as always!

  15. This is amazing. I love it!!

  16. Stunning as always! Every time you do a room over, I’m just awed by the creativity. Great job!

  17. What an amazing transformation! I just stumbled upon your website last week, but it’s quickly become a favorite! You are a designing and decorating wizard.

  18. Macie is going to be one popular girl! Her friends aren’t going to want to leave! Incredible job.

  19. YES!!! I love this. Your eye for design never stops amazing me! I mean seriously!!! You are one talented chicka!

  20. wow. I am BEYOND impressed. This room is totally amazing. You ROCK!

  21. ira lee poore says:

    ummmm, WOW!!!! really WOW!!! ! i love it!!! i can’t wait to see all the tutorials!

  22. WOW!!!! SO gorgeous! You are so amazingly talented. I wish I had one iota of your creativity like this when it came to rooms.

  23. Girrrrrrllll, another homerun!! You killed it! What I wouldn’t have given to have that room as a teenager!! Great job…you’ve got mad skills, and can’t wait to see all the tutorials!

  24. Michelle says:

    Can someone PLEASE give this woman a television show?

  25. Mandi this is freaking awesome!! we are currently working on my 17 yo old’s dressing room/closet – now I wish she had not picked mint green for her main color – I can’t wait to show her this space!!

  26. “Free Spirited”! That’s how I would define this space. Really really beautiful. Macie’s is a lucky gal!

  27. I just want to feel the wood slices. My brain is convinced they’re real! can’t WAIT to see all these tutorials Mandi-you are incredible!

  28. do you have a link to the exact rug? i went on their site and looked all over but i couldn’t find it.

    thank you!!!

  29. Yes, I love it. You are super, super talented.

  30. Oh my word. There are no words to describe how fantastic this is! Every detail is so shockingly amazing!!! Thanks for the inspiration, I need you to come over and dow our kids rooms now 😉


  31. Amazing! I just found your blog on Pinterest and THIS ROOM IS OUT OF THIS WORLD! I absolutely love it. Can’t wait to see more details!

  32. This is amazing Mandi! I’m so blown away! I love every last detail in here and cannot wait to hear about it all!!!

  33. Are you freakin’ crazy woman?! This room is DEFINITELY a unicorn!!!!!! I love it! Every detail is perfection! Love your guts baby! XOXO

  34. Amazing! I love everything about this room! You’re amazing!

  35. camille says:

    Macrame? More like macre-may-I ?!!!!! Another grand slam. Love! Love! Love!

  36. Tulum Chica says:

    The room is wonderful and full of amazing ideas. I love it!

  37. all i can say is wow! that wall – i love that wall, i love the headboard, i love the ceiling.. okay i just love it all. looking forward to all the details. i’m looking forward to the day when i can say “yeah, well, I knew her when she had this blog” cuz you’re gonna be famous. :)

  38. Wow! Amazing transformation. I’m looking forward to some tutorials on these DIY projects!

  39. Oh my gosh that room did a serious 180! I would’ve killed for a room like this when I was a teen. Awesome job!

  40. Mandi!!! I LOVE it…love, love, LOVE it! You are amazing!

  41. I am almost certain you should be doing way more than just blogging! Like way bigger things need to happen for you! Crazy talented!

  42. Seriously, where have you been all my life?! I’ve been itching to build a bed frame so I’m excited to see your DIY version – it looks awesome! Actually, everything looks awesome. Totally swooning.

  43. Totally nailed it again! This room is sooo crisp and clean looking! I love the fresh look and it’s lighting! You’re simply amazing! (and you should know I totally mean it because I hardly leave comments on your blog because there are just sooooo many others that I don’t want you to have to read mine as well 😉 )

  44. Please share a DIY tutorial on the wall mounted task lights?

  45. Wow, you continue to blow us all away!! awesome room!

  46. Wow! Love it! Those malm hacks are so cool and all of the living plants brings so much life and brightness to the space!

  47. Mandi this is so cool! You are incredibly talented :)

  48. Oh my gosh, I love it all so much! So Mandilicous!

  49. Karen L says:

    LOVE! Can’t wait for the diys!

  50. Jamie rowe says:

    You totally knocked it out of the park!!!!!! This is professional, high end caliber stuff. Every room you do, you totally out do yourself. Your niece is a very lucky young lady.

  51. holy cow! this transformation is AMAZING! I love the color palette SO MUCH! You are one talented lady, m’dear :)

  52. I L.O.V.E (LOVE!!!!) this space – I totally wish I was living in my parents house again so I can do something this cool with my old room…….okay, maybe not really, but WOW, awesome job!! I may have to steal your ultra bright paint – my open floor plan living/dining room is so dark painted light greige and I can’t stand it anymore!! Green is my favorite color so I’m really loving this post a lot!

  53. Sooo, sooo amazing. They is so much to take in. I love it. I’ve been wanting to paint a piece of furniture coral, those night stands are to dye for!!!! Well done! She must be sooooo excited.

  54. Seriously?! OM Freaking G! You always blow me away! I am anxiously awaiting the tutorials for many of the items in this room. What a fortunate girl to have such a special room. You rock!

  55. SALLY BLUHM says:

    You totally nailed it! FREEDOM!!! I loved this room immediately, and when i read your explanation, I understood why, Freedom is such a good theme for a room, don’t you think?

  56. I LOVE this room!!!! LOVE IT!

  57. I seriously cannot wait to see the tutorials on everything! And how many times did I say, “OH MY GOD!”? Approximately 523. It’s fantastic. Do you think my husband will be ok with a blush room? I’m sure he won’t mind…

  58. amanda fry says:

    It looks so amazing! I love it! I can’t wait to see the tutorials for these projects!

  59. Sooo sooo exquisite. So many gorgeous details. In LOVE!

  60. Wowza! I wish this room was mine! I really want to make a geometric heart like the one of the top shelf.

  61. I love that gold wood slice wall treatment and totally want to recreate it in my house!! Please start with that tutorial first! :o) Great room!

  62. Wow Mandi! You really out did yourself girl! There’s not a thing in this room that I would change!

  63. I LOVE this room! Good job! I am going to snag so many of these ideas for my bedroom! I can’t wait for tomorrow’s post!

  64. Oh man, that llama pillow is my favourite part hehe…I loooove me some llamas

  65. tiffany says:

    you, my dear, are a force of nature. bravo. freakin’ BRAVO.

  66. Seriously amazing! I am constantly mind boggled that you have not been designing your whole life! You are beyond talented! LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  67. Absolutely delightful!!

  68. I love it! As always, it is pure genius!

  69. This is seriously freaking amaze balls! I’m in love with every single detail you creative genius you! I think we should be best friends. the end.

  70. Macramandi- beautiful! Love the color palette! I would have died for a room like this as a teenager!
    (ps- the nightstands I think are Rasts instead of Malms:)

  71. I am in awe of this awesome fantastic room!!!! IT looks like something straight out of a magazine, and honestly, at first I thought that the beginning ‘finished’ shots were some of your ‘inspiration’ shots that you’d found online :) Xoxo!!

  72. Stepahnie says:

    absolutely gorgeous room. and what a transformation!! oh, and I’m from Alabama. you can say y’all, but you have to spell it y’all and not ya’ll. 😉 sorry, I can’t help it! you can thank my high school English teachers for lasting impressions. :)

  73. If you like the rug, check out I saw this amazing blog post, and then ironically found them here about five minutes later. It’s called the Belini rug…unfortunately, it’s more expensive than the Rugs USA version. Homegoods had a similar version in the Columbus, OH area this past weekend as well and it’s brighter. Happy hunting!
    In regards to the room, I cannot wait to see the lighting tutorials and I finally realized what I could do with all my succulents to prevent some clutter. Thanks Mandi! The room looks great

  74. Jessica says:

    I’m just shaking my head. I eat this stuff up like candy. AMAZING!

  75. Kiah kiah Bo biah says:

    Love it….you rock…the end!

    • Kiah kiah Bo biah says:

      And I’m pretty sure Im stealing this gorgeous color palette to redo my master bedroom!

  76. Jessica H says:

    I am so inspired by this space! You are incredible! The best part is that this is not just for ‘now’ but will be a homey space for her to come home to in college or even after.

  77. Nicole Thomas says:

    You are truly amazing!!! Love it!

  78. Is it weird that good design likes this makes me believe in God? I mean seriously, this just speaks to my heart. And I am so glad I am not the only grown adult who is deeply invested in Chuck and Blair forever. In all seriousness, everything you create is so incredibly inspirational. Many thanks for breathing life back into my crafting bones.

  79. Lindsey says:

    Absolutely beautiful. Always impressed with your creativity!

  80. Lindsey says:

    I had to scroll to the bottom even before finishing to tell you how amazing, and creative, and original you are. Wow! You really have a gift. Every time you nail it and every time it is so different. Beautiful!

  81. What a change… amazing!

  82. Oh my gosh, Mandi! I LOVE THIS!!! It is stunning!!! I totally want to paint my ceiling now! It’s only 8 feet high though. Do you think it would still work? Can you just recreate everything you’ve ever done and put it in my house already?!?!?

  83. Melanee says:

    Love…is not even the word. I am anxious to read your tutorials and apply some of your DIYs to my home. Now, could you please come makeover my bedroom even though I am definitely not a teen?

  84. Melissa says:

    You are incredibly talented! One of my favorite rooms you have done so far! Can’t wait for all the tutorials!

  85. I live the llama shirt turned pillow. I tried it on at the store and it was too short for my freakishly long torso. Great DIY!

  86. Just totally fantastic. The blush with the green is divine, as is the gold stamped wall and the rug and the headboard and the sling bench and…..pfooooshhhhh! My head just exploded. You nailed it!

  87. Wow, I am blown away. This is so beautiful! You are so creative and talented! Can’t wait for the tutorials.

  88. Ummm.. WHAT?! The things you can do, Mandy, are truly miracles. I can’t even.

  89. OK, I’ve GOT to know what Macie’s reaction was because I took one look at the after picture and almost burst into tears. I don’t know why, it isn’t my room and I don’t even know Macie but it is so beautiful and a kidlet with a room like that would be in HEAVEN!

    Beautiful, beautiful work Mandi! The green really is the star of that room, even with all the pretty gold.

  90. kelly w says:

    This room!!! So much greatness, I can’t write. And the details!!… like those little closet circle pulls, my gosh!! I die a little every time I see your new rooms, they just kill me. And another thing, YOU MAKE FURNITURE!!! who does that??!! I die.

  91. as always speechless! so many awesome elements!!

  92. It is perfectly amazing!! I can’t wait for all your tutorials! You are a rock star!

  93. One word:

    I have the exact same sofa bed in the before but my room is waaaaay to small to be redone. I wish i could transform it like you but there simply is no chance. I still can’t believe how u did it, its absolutely gorgeous. The doors look so elegant now, a weird colour combination that surprisingly works !
    Excellent work.

  94. Oh my! This bedroom is beautiful! I love the casual, relaxed, and peaceful feeling, and I can’t believe how much brighter and cheerier the whole room feels. Gorgeous.

  95. WOW. Lucky girl!!

    And what fabulous doors!

  96. You are so creative. What an amazing gift you have. You are so inspiring! Thanks for sharing your talent.

  97. A-mazing. Love the heart ‘thingy’ on the self. Will you please do a tutorial for this? Apologies if there are tonnes of requests for that above – but there were too many to read!

  98. Barbara C says:

    Great job Mandi! That is one lucky niece.

  99. Deneen@dreaming-n-color says:

    You are amazing! That is all…..

  100. Just when I think I could not love you more… ya’ll come up with this. Ya’ll are allowed to use it if you say it with infliction which I am sure you can pull off in spades! I recall you saying you were going to bring back macrame and I was so thrilled, I used to do it many years ago and miss it! That piece is stunning but looks fairly simple. Do I detect copper pipe “beads” there? Goosebumps I tell you! Oh the inspiration! Can not wait for the tutorials and further info on all you created in this space.

    Squealing in Virginia ya’ll!

  101. Bravo, my dear! Bravo! Awesome Job and I can’t wait to see the tutorials on the bedside lamps and the hanging lights!! Love what you did with this space. And the accent wall is gorg too!!!!! Nice! Bright! And so ultra clean looking with all the white! #owwwww =)

  102. Melissa Z. says:

    This room is awesome! I am redoing my soon to be 10 year old’s bedroom and this will be the inspiration image. Looking forward to sources and DIY instructions. NICELY DONE!

  103. Mandy S. says:

    This room is everything. Totally knocks my socks off! You are SUCH a talent!

  104. SO GOOD.

  105. Nicole L says:

    LOVE this room makeover! It makes the room look twice as big and SO much brighter!

  106. Miss HAZEL says:

    For crying out Christmas! Amazing as everyone said already. What I am always struck by in all of your transformations is the amount of natural light and airy-ness you bring into a room. You would think it was a different room/house altogether.

  107. In a totally non-creepy way that’s going to sound creepy anyway, I am obsessed with you, Mandi. Your skill and affinity for understated, yet totally awesome and rich-in-detail design is superb. LOVE THIS ROOM.

  108. Beautiful, what an amazing transformation! The room is inspiring. I love all the textures and details. Everything came together so beautifully!

  109. Rockstarish!!!! 😉

  110. This is SO GOOD! WOW!!

  111. Incredible! Can’t wait for all of the tutorials!

  112. Michelle says:

    You never cease to amaze me! So glad I’m a reader. All this inspiration!

  113. WHOA, Nelly! 8 days?! You are kidding. Like, HOW? No comprendo. This is a miracle. You, my dear, Mandi, are a miracle. I want to meet you someday. -Tristie, Roosevelt UT.

  114. Okay this has to be one of my favourite before and after makeovers. You are crazy talented girl! Keep it up!

  115. Janelle Bess says:

    Truly incredible. This room looks amazing now! Awesome, awesome job!!!!! Looking forward to the tutorials! :)

  116. Te ha quedado genial. :)

  117. I’m so glad you’re back! I feel like your posting has been MIA lately. What an awesome project. I love how relaxed the room vibe is! Great job, as always. Can’t wait to see all the DIY tutorials! But really, can’t wait. Hurry!

  118. David Bursky says:

    How did you do the lamps that go on either side of the bed? Also, where did you find the hanging bookshelves?

  119. Where did you find the awesome gold crab? I’ve been looking for something just like it, without any luck. It’s so perfect!

  120. so so good. and now i want to transport back to teenage life and be whisked away in a green jeep, ready for exploration and freedom. you are that good! 😉

  121. Michelle (aka mybelle101) says:

    Oh. My. Goodness. Can I be your niece? Even though I’m about your age (maybe older?)? Can I come live with Macie? …I won’t take up much space. I’ll just curl up on the Unbelievably Awesome Leather Sling Chair. This is an AMAZING room, Mandi!! You have the Midas touch, my dear (and I’m not talking about the wood slice wall). I seriously want every single thing. I CANNOT wait for all the tutorials!

  122. Chelsea says:

    This is hands-down, the most exciting, new, inspiring, amazing room I’ve seen this year. It is so delicious and dreamy! You are a friggin’ rock star.

  123. Geez, Louise, Mandi! I could have picked this room out of a line-up as yours. It’s got content, but not too much. You have to patent that wood slice pattern, or at least sell stencils. I love it! Another Amazing contribution to American Design culture.Love your Guts! Ann

  124. that gold wood slice accent wall… I could seriously die.

  125. Why do you not have your own show yet, missy?! Gorgeous job! And I can’t help but asking, HOW in the world do you find time to pull a room together with this level of thought and detail? Do you a bunch of little elves behind the scenes? Lol Great work!!

    Serena @ Thrift Diving

  126. WOW!! if you are ever in twin cities area, please come to my house.

  127. Wow!! Looks great…better than great…amazing :)

  128. These are a few of my favorite things… Llama pillow. Circle pendants. String of glass tear drops. [there’s too much awesomeness for words, so I will leave it at that]

  129. As always, you killed it, and continue to stretch yourself and grow. Dang girl! That’s a lot of DIYing that doesn’t look it (way to go!). Can’t wait to hear all of the details. I think the stamped wall with the art and those lights are my favorite!

  130. I’m always a little nervous to do too much color…but you’ve used the green in subtle ways here! Too bad I missed your purple debut, I have a granddaughter who sees the world through purple-colored glasses and it seems it’s an amazing world to live in! Ha!
    I love green and although it’s just used in my furniture and accessories, I may get brave enough to try it in a more permanent way.
    Your niece is a lucky gal–but it sounds like she’s very deserving. Mary Wilding

  131. Tasteful. Well executed.

    The textures KILL me. So beautiful.

    Well done.

  132. I love the colors and theme of this bedroom! I also love how the walls are white but you painted the ceiling and doors a fun color! This whole room gives me several ideas for different areas of my own house!

  133. What a beautiful room! There are so many inspiring DIY/cheap fixes in here. I am very much looking forward to a tutorial on how you made that bed frame!

  134. Very pretty… love it!!

  135. Anastasia says:

    I never take the time to comment on blog posts, but seriously, this is amazing. Fresh, creative, bright and beautiful. Great work!

  136. So in love with this space!!

  137. Oh girl, you knocked it out of the park. I didn’t expect anything less. :) Looks AWESOME!!

  138. Amazing. You are simply amazing. That’s all I can say…I’m speechless!!! Love it all!

  139. Oh. em. gee. I think this is my favourite thing of anything you’ve done. Ever. It’s so beautiful and free and I am loving everything in that. So so much. I have a pretty plain guest room/future child’s room and this makes me want to basically recreate this room. I wouldn’t because I couldn’t and it’s good to make things your own too, but I just love this so so much. Great work, what a lucky girl!!!

  140. Wow! Absolutely stunning! First, I have just started to learn how to macrame because I have been totally obsessed with some of these great wall hangings and I’m literally in the midst of my first project. You inspired me to learn Himmeli and I’ve since made 10 different Himmeli plant hangers from brass tubing and I looove them. I cannot wait for your Macrame tutorial on the wall hanging because that is EXACTLY what I want to make but haven’t found any type of instructions out there. Second, I have been slightly obsessed with the Aura Light at Ladies and Gentleman but I had no clue or never even though about trying to DIY it. OMG, yours is so amazing. I can’t wait for your instructions. You have the absolute best DIY’s out there of any blog. The most beautiful, classy, stylish looking things that don’t look DIY at all. Everything looks very high end, very expensive. And the color palette even looks expensive. I have seen a lot of Malm pieces turned campaign style but none with leather. Love it! You’re a genius!

  141. I absolutely love this room! Sooooo brilliant!

  142. Truly freeeeeking amazing is all I can say.

  143. This is just incredible! I seriously did not notice the carpet until you pointed it out – so your avoidance tactic worked a charm. Heck, I would love for this to be MY bedroom!

  144. UM OMG This Is AMAZING! I am so in love with the night stands, the green door, the furry throw over the chair, the rug over the carpet, the mini hanging gardens, and the whole free boho vibe!! :)
    xoxo Aimee
    ps. Bows&Beau-ties’ Giveaway going on Right Now!

  145. Beautiful room, but I am curious if it comes with a huge closet complete with dresser inside. No way could my teen daughter cope with so little storage.

  146. I love this room and want to know how I can recreate the gold tree ring wall! Paint color, stamp tutorial? PLEASE :) With cherries on top!

  147. Are the night stands the Ikea Rast hack?

  148. I wanted to comment and let you know how much I enjoyed this room makeover SO BEAUTIFUL!!! but, wow – so many comments!! everybody else loved it too!! thanks for sharing! I really really love it, and I want to copy ALL of the DIY projects!

  149. Trinitee says:

    I love your work! You’re such a talented lady! I can’t wait for the DIY on the circular pendant lights above the leather bench.

  150. Love it! All the details are amazing. She is so lucky to have you. :)

  151. The room looks Fab!
    When will you be posting the tutorial for the bed. I love the simplicity and have been checking back every week to see if it’s up yet.

  152. Dani Lambe says:

    Macramé headboard tutorial, PLEASE! I WANT!!!

  153. I know I’m SO late (I’m a new reader), but this DIY was so incredibly inspiring! I’m currently a senior in college and am dreaming about my first apartment. All of the projects on your blog are getting me so excited…especially this one! Thanks for posting!

  154. I am sobbing inside… this room is GORG!@!!!!@#$&&)^%@#$@#%$ I will follow your blog till the ends of my DAYS!

    Did you go to design school?? I am having trouble starting the design for our new first-time home! HELP!


  155. Hey Lady! Soooo, the pink and gold campaign chests…SICK. So, what is the name and brand of the pink you used? I found a cool brassy-gold bar cart ($7…yea, I know…) with faux metal trays and, well, those trays are gonna be PINK!!! I would like to save several hours of my life perusing every shade of pink out there, and just find THAT PINK. Assistance, por favor?


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