Project Reveal: A Glamorous Before and After Part 3


{After: The Master Bedroom}

It has been so fun sharing the “Before and After” photos of Project Glamorous with you! Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments and emails. In today’s installment, which happens to be the last for this particular project, we will take a look at the master suite and kids’ rooms which like the rooms in Part 1 and Part 2 of the tour,  also received a pretty major facelift. We’ll start of in the master bedroom, which got a fresh coat of paint, the same new, ebony hardwood flooring we laid throughout the rest of  the house, and some dupioni silk curtains to add depth and texture to the space. While I think it is fun to mix things up, I feel that one of the most important things to consider when designing a house is whether or not it all feels cohesive. Though accent colors and style can vary somewhat from one room to the next, I think it’s important for it to all feel like part of the same story. It could be a completely different chapter where new characters are introduced, but the overall plot should always feel familiar. This is exactly why we continued our use of  various shades of grey and white, mixed metals, and crystal and even found a way to add a touch of glamour to the children’s rooms.


dodd before master bedroom

{Before: In its prior incarnation, the master bedroom didn’t have a very clear focal point. The cherrywood furniture all appeared to be part of a set and it all felt a bit dwarfed by the large scale of the room, view of the massive backyard, and recessed ceiling.}


{After: I’ve repeated the lead image for the post so that you could see the before and after side by side. I added a crystal chandelier to give the room the touch of glamour my client desired for the entire house. The tall ceiling and heavy moldings called for a substantial bed, so we opted for a tall, tufted bed upholstered in ivory leather to introduce a texture that we didn’t use too much throughout the house. We also added a large, custom-sized rug from Stark that served to soften the room.}


{After: My client wanted mirrored nightstands, so we opted for a pair that were on the slightly larger side to really stand up to the size of the room. To play upon the height of the room and the bed, I added a pair of gilded bedside mirrors over the nightstands.}


{After: I was so excited to be able to use these gorgeous Crescent Table Lamps by Michael S. Smith in Quartz and Antique Silver Leaf in this room. }


{After: Across from the bed and over near the door, I added this pretty Regency-style bench by Stanley, a pair of custom pillows in Schumacher fabric, and a framed pair of gilded tulips by Natural Curiosities.}


{After: Looking into the Master Bathroom from the Master Bedroom– I originally wanted to replace the leaded glass windows, but my client thought they looked romantic, so they stayed. Aside from that, just about everything in this room is new including the custom-designed marble flooring and the pair of Ralph Lauren Daniela chandeliers in two different sizes.}

dodd before master bath

{Before: Like all of the other rooms in the home, the master bathroom was rather spacious. It featured separate his and hers vanities and closets, a large tub, and spacious shower. We decided to keep the existing cabinetry like we did in the kitchen because it was well-made, but we gave it a fresh coat of paint and new hardware instead.}


{After: We tore out the old tub and modified the configuration a bit, adding a new, deep soaking bathtub, a carrara marble tub surround, and beautiful new polished nickel plumbing fixtures.}

dodd before 18

{Before: The old shower featured a lot of bells and whistles, but felt a bit dated with its ceramic tile and brushed nickel fixtures.}


{After: I opted for this beautiful tile for the walls, had a large bench seat made that was covered in slabs of carrara marble, brought in new polished nickel fixtures, and used hexagonal carrara tile on both the shower floor and ceiling.}

dodd before master bath2

{After: You’ll notice that we replaced the flooring as well as the old black and tan granite counters and replaced them with Carrara marble. We also added new undermount sinks, new polished nickel fixtures, and cabinet hardware.}


{After: Two of my favorite things that we changed were the lighting fixtures and vanity mirrors. You’ll notice that we removed the old mirrors and had new ones installed that were custom cut to fit within the millwork. They make the room look so much bigger! The old vanity light fixtures that were above the mirrors were removed and replaced with tiny recessed cans in the molding overhead as well as quartz and antique silver leaf sconces by Thomas O’Brien to give off the most flattering light. It was a fine bathroom before, but it looks and feels so fresh and glamorous now. My client loves it!}

dodd before 24

{Before: My client’s son has a very large bedroom that was previously used as a playroom. The first challenge was painting over the faux-finished red walls.}


{After: I opted for a deep navy/teal hybrid by Sherwin Williams called Dark Knight for the walls and everyone loved it! We also added roman shades with a grosgrain ribbon trim to match the paint, added a bold zig zag rug, and used some existing furniture.}


{After: The wall color really changes with the light. It looks slightly more teal in the previous photo and more blue in this one. Again, we used larger scale pieces like the big dresser on the right and huge Studio Floor Lamp to make the expansive room feel less sparse.}


{After: The little boy’s room is actually one of my favorite rooms in the house. The house in general is very feminine and glamorous, so it was nice to create a little masculine respite for him.}


{After: In the boy’s bathroom, we added new marble flooring, cabinet hardware, plumbing fixtures, a polished nickel mirror from Restoration Hardware, and lighting including two Yoke sconces and a Hicks pendant. The old countertops were the same black and tan granite that used to be in the rest of the house. In order to get a more classic look, we opted for granite slabs in Absolute Black which just has a few grey flecks and none of the contrasting colors most granite colors have. I had the room painted in broad, horizontal stripes in the same color from the bedroom and a slightly lighter, contrasting shade.}


{After: I don’t have before photos of the the children’s bathrooms, but I love what we did for this darling girl– she loves it, too! In terms of fixtures and fittings, we did pretty much the same thing that we did for the boy’s room, but we got to have some fun with some colorful and girly Nizam wallpaper from Osborne & Little and a chandelier and sconces by Suzanne Kasler.}


 {After: My client’s little girl is the girliest of girls, so we got her a Venetian mirror, of course!}


{“After” Images by Max Burkhalter}

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  1. I don’t often comment on blogs but I must say, this house is spectacular! You must (and should be!) thrilled with the result. Well done!

  2. Gorgeous! I love the little girl’s bathroom. The mirror wallpaper flooring combo is interesting, yet not busy. Question: what type of cord system do you use on the roman shades in the boy’s room? Is it cord lock or continuous loop? I just get confused with that decision!

    1. Hi Bridget,

      We used a cord lock system. There are so many options when it comes to roman shades and window coverings in general. Even I get confused from time to time, too!

      Thanks for the kind words!


  3. Again, you did an amazing job. You do such a great job with making the large spaces more intimate and useful. I love all the updates to the bathroom, so simple yet so impactful.

  4. Paloma,

    This is such an awesome room reveal. It looks really beautiful. The way you transformed that entire bathroom is jaw dropping. I know you get this a lot, but I wanted to reiterate that you have such an amazing talent. Kudos on a job well done. Your work inspires me.

  5. Paloma-

    Was it a nightmare to take up the old floor tile and shower surround tile when you redid the master bath? Was this old tile in mud?

    This issue is what is preventing me from redoing the huge master bath in our home! Scared!

    Thank you!