If there’s one thing we by no means get uninterested in seeing, it’s an important makeover. Whether it’s reworking a retro rest room into a contemporary oasis or giving a lackluster bed room a recent look, execs carry out these design miracles on a regular basis.

To give designers an opportunity to showcase their favourite makeovers—and to carry you loads of inspiration on your own residence—we’re sharing the perfect earlier than and afters we’ve seen in our collection, Makeover of the Week. Take notes on your subsequent renovation.

“My goal for this bedroom was to create a retreat where my clients could end their busy days,” interior designer Cheri Lingafelt says. “Prior to renovating, their bedroom was dark and not very functional, so I worked with them to brighten things up and most importantly, provide some storage solutions.”

Meet the Expert

Interior designer Cheri Lingafelt is the co-owner of Accent Prone in Kernersville, North Carolina. She likes to combine rustic parts with trendy design whereas using each texture and coloration. 

Before:

Courtesy of Cheri Lingafelt

“The space had a worn carpet, an old ceiling fan, cheap-looking metal blinds, and a tiny closet,” Lingafelt says. “Everything felt gloomy, including the bulky furniture passed down from my client’s parents. But, the biggest problem was the lack of storage space—all they had in their bedroom was a tiny closet.”

After:

Design: Cheri Lingafelt; Photo: Jon Eric Johnson

“I started by ripping out the old carpet and putting in new hardwoods, then placed shiplap and raw beams on the ceiling to create visual interest,” Lingafelt notes. “Next, I turned the original closet into a large 8’ x 6’ walk-in, stealing some space from an adjoining guest bedroom and incorporating two geometric patterned custom closet doors. Adding the arched nightstands with their cabinetry and shelving provided more storage space while also doubling as a vanity and desk.”  

What Changed:

  • Color theme: Soothing greens and neutrals mix with pops of orange and brass to create a chilled setting.

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