Designer Snapshot: Makeover Magic
February 15, 2012
By Paula M. Bodah
Williston, Vermontâ€“based designer Lindsay Jaccom enjoys the challenge of taking a space that lacks character and focus and imbuing it with personality and style. Lindsay, whose favorite pieces for a master bedroom were featured in Perspectives in our January/February issue, sent in these before-and-after photos of a bedroom and living room she recently redesigned., taking them from dull to distinctive.
Lindsay’s clients wanted their master bedroom to have the feel of a high-end hotel. Â She started by installing cherry hardwood floors and painting the walls a gold-toned neutral inspired by the palette of the rest of the house, giving the room the warmth it lacked. â€œI kept the clients’ end tables but brought in a â€˜statement’ bed,â€ she says. â€œThe upholstered headboard and matching bench add luxury.â€ A chandelier with crystal accents is a touch of the glamour her clients like. The warm walls and floor find a cool counterpoint in the light-blue accents. â€œI highlighted the massive window with blue-patterned curtain panels and sheers that diffuse the light beautifully into the space,â€ Lindsay says. Two blue gourd-shaped table lamps anchor the sides of the bed, and a custom-designed bolster pillow brings all the room’s colors together. â€œThe end result,â€ says Lindsay, â€œis a chic, warm, hotel-like master bedroom.â€
Photos courtesy of Lindsay Jay Designs
â€œThis living room needed a major facelift,â€ Lindsay says, noting that, â€œthere was no focal point or color story happening in the space, and the room was eclectic in a bad way.â€ The clients loved animal prints, so Lindsay introduced them in what she calls a â€œcontrolled manner,â€ in the rug and the two wing chairs.Â â€œTo give the space dimension I used three different paint colors: one for the bottom part of the wall, one for the trim and one for the upper walls and ceiling,â€ the designer explains. The white brick fireplace was repainted to coordinate with the room’s new palette, and grasscloth applied to the middle panels adds texture. Sleek-lined furniture in soothing neutrals replaced overstuffed, floral pieces. Now, Lindsay says, the space has a warm, luxurious and pulled-together look and feel.
Photos courtesy of Lindsay Jay DesignsÂ