Happy Sunday love bugs!
I have been waiting for months to finally get to show you all my finished dressing room and the day is finally here! Hooray! I teamed up with Meghan over at Meghan Meredith Designs back in October to help me bring my ideas to life and we sure have come along way. From a Pinterest board, to concept boards to paint swatches and several room layouts and actually picking out products it has been a big project but I’m so happy with how it turned out! Like I mentioned awhile back, I have always wanted a closet/dressing room and am so lucky that my sweet hubs agreed to letting me have one when we moved into the new house! 🙂 I wanted to share a little bit of the process with you and then let the photos speak for themselves on how it looks now so this post might be a little longish but I hope you enjoy it!
So first of all I had to make up my mind about which bedroom I was going to turn into my dressing room and was going to originally use the bedroom in the back of the house, but when I was measuring it out it made more sense to use the smallest of the 4 bedrooms to leave as much room possible for a guest room and a possible (someday) nursery. Layout wise it would have been nice to have the nursery be the room right across from ours but that ended up being the smallest so I went with that room. It’s so nice not to have to walk all the way down the hall to get to all my stuff now! It’s all been in the guest room since we moved so I kept having to walk back and forth a million time esp since there’s no mirror in there or anything. #thestruggleisreal So having this project done is just the best. If you missed the initial before photos, check out this post.
Once I had decided on the room it was all about bringing my ideas to life. Meghan and I had countless phone calls/e-mails/texts back and forth so she could really get a handle on my vision for the space. I knew for sure that I wanted pink and gold and faux fur and polka dots and sparkles and animal print and a chandelier (just to name a few), ha, so we also had to figure out a budget pretty early on so it didn’t get out of control. I definitely low-balled how much the entire room would cost and went over the initial budget but I will say we kept the prices down as much as possible and doing a room like this is totally possible on a budget! 🙂 One of the best parts for me in working with an Interior Designer (besides the constant consult she provided) was that she did a lot of the leg work for me (from across the country, she lives in LA). Once we finished the layout and general style it was time to find all the right pieces for the room which centered around the closet wardrobes. Meghan priced out closet units from all sorts of different retailers and Ikea by far was the most affordable AND customizable which was awesome. Ikea has a virtual layout tool you can use online to pick the pieces that you want to use based on your measurements but I recommend going into the store at least once to look at all the ideas in person before you decide. We won’t talk about how many trips I’ve taken to Ikea since we moved, it’s borderline embarrassing at this point. 😉 I’m a visual person though so I needed to take my time and make sure I picked the exact right things because once it’s installed there’s no changing your mind.
Shout out to the hubs for painting the room and putting together all the units! You’re the best!!
Poor Meghan had her work cut out for her with me and my perfectionist ways. I don’t know how many times I said that’s not the piece and I can’t explain why but let’s keep looking, ha. Sometimes you don’t know what you’re exactly looking for until you find it, like the chair I found on Craigslist for my vanity, I knew it was the one as soon as I saw it. What can I say but there is a method for the madness, I swear. 🙂 It came together virtually across the country and Meghan flew out for the final install where we hung the rest of the decor, did some shopping and had Lauren come photograph the space. It’s hard to adequately put into one blog post all the time we spent on this room but it was such a blast! I had Meghan write a few words about the process too and then it’s time for the photos. Yay!
“I loved working with Madelyn to help her create her dream closet! To see the room go from a too tiny bedroom with a blue and white cloud painted ceiling to a gorgeous and chic dressing room was amazing to see! We started off building a floor plan and figuring out what new pieces Madelyn would need and what pieces she already had that she would be incorporating into the space. I then built a 2D floor plan and we worked from that for space planning and finding the perfect layout. It was so fun to see the original concepts and inspiration turn into actual designs and find our own unique pieces for the space. You would never know Madelyn and I were working over 800 miles apart from one another. It worked out so well thanks to great communication, weekly updates, and technology! I love so much about this space! I love all of the fresh whites and the different textures of whites and creams that we used to give the space some interest. I also love the touches of gold and silver and how we mixed these two metals effortlessly and beautifully. The chandeliers are a gorgeous touch along with one of my favorite pieces of art I’ve ever found that really ties all of the colors together for the room. The space now feels fresh, chic, and perfectly feminine!”
Interior Design: Meghan Meredith Designs
Photos: Moments by LEA
Dressing Room Details
|IKEA Pax Wardrobes|Wall Pops Polka Dot Decals|Pottery Barn Kids Ottoman|Wayfair Chandelier|IKEA Dresser (I added stencils and drawer pulls)|IKEA Chandelier (in shoe closet)|Home Depot White Floating Shelves|She Leaves A Little Sparkle Blush Throw and Striped Bow Pillow|Kate Spade Coffee Table Books here and here|Vanity- Antique from my bedroom growing up|Chair- Craigslist find|Wall Art- Hobby Lobby, Home Goods, DIY by me|Mirrors- Home Goods|Curtains- Home Goods|Hat Boxes- Home Goods, Hobby Lobby|Faux Flowers- Home Goods|Kissing Balls- Hobby Lobby|Valspar “Ballet Slippers” Paint Color|
Tada! 🙂 I love the last photo of Meghan and I with Winnie and Roo in the dressing room, it’s just such a sweet moment! I am so pleased with how my dressing room turned out and that I was able to incorporate so many personal touches, like my wedding shoes and wedding day jewelry each in their own display cases (that I found on clearance and painted to go with the room). It turned out exactly how I envisioned and I love getting ready in here everyday. It has such a calming affect to it and you’ll often find Winnie and Roo curled up asleep on the rug, so they obviously feel that way too! 🙂 If you have any other detail questions please feel free to comment below or shoot me an e-mail, I tried to list as many as I could think of. 🙂 If you’re interested in design services with Meghan you can reach her by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org while her website is being rebranded or find her on Instagram, here. Thanks so much for stopping by and I hope you have a wonderful rest of your night and start to your week tomorrow!
“Playing dress up begins at age five and never truly ends.”