Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Berkshires Bedroom: Before and After

We spend tons of time in the Berkshires, but I don't think I've ever posted photos of my parent's place there!

They bought their condo 12 years ago, and we decorated it during the height of Trading Spaces. Bright colors, accent walls, stencils - if Paige Davis was into it, so were we. A prime example of this was my bedroom - pale pink walls, crazy hot pink floral stencils. Yowzers! I've been ready for a change for a while - especially since for the last seven years this has been Peter's room, too - but it's so hard to spend a would-be fun weekend in the Berkshires painting, you know what I mean?

We finally bit the bullet last weekend. It was soooooo worth it.

We painted the walls pale grey, and flip-flopped the bed and the dresser (I like it best when you walk into a room and see the bed, rather than the dresser). The bedding is stuff I've had for a while - an old Pottery Barn pattern that's pretty close to this one they're selling now. We picked up those lamps at Home Goods, and the striped throw pillow and bed skirt came from the Pine Cone Hill Outlet.

It's obviously not completely finished - we're missing some art work over the bed and window treatments. But I just couldn't resist sharing it! It goes to show what a huge difference a coat of paint can make - especially when that paint is covering up hot pink floral stencils :)


  1. I never knew your parents owned a condo in the Berkshires--it makes a lot a sense since you all love the area so much. And what a great transformation, so light and airy.

  2. Great job, Julie -- it looks amazing!

  3. GORGEOUS! Wish you lived closer little decorating julie t


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