Bedroom Makeover Reveal

…and speaking of room makeovers: My across-the-alley (interior designer) neighbor, Cindy, just revealed a master bedroom to her clients and I just HAD to share some photos of the room and their TOTALLY FUN reactions with you here today! Cindy shared their reactions with Kevin and I a couple of weeks ago via text message and we could not stop smiling as we watched and re-watched them! First up though, here are some before and after photos of the room. Before…

Bedroom Before 1

Before Bedroom 3 Before Bedroom

…and after!

Traditional Master Bedroom | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage

(Bedside chest: Currey and Company)

Traditional Master Bedroom | Desk Nightstand | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

(Desk also from Currey and Company)

It’s so beautiful with the lights and lamps on, too:

Traditional Master Bedroom | Canopy Bed | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

Traditional Master Bedroom | Desk Nighstand Table | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

Here are some more photos of some of my favorite little things in the room…

Aqua Blue Lamp | Nightstand Desk | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

I love the gray & white throw blanket, over-sized basket (complete with back straps) from Southern Homes & Gardens, and concrete wall art from Tuesday Morning…

Cement Art | Tall Basket | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

Gray and White Throw Blanket | Traditional Master Bedroom | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

…and the pretty pillows and half-shade sconces above the headboard (another Tuesday Morning score!):

Blue and White Bedding | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

The pistachio-green armoire came straight from France…

Green Painted French Armoire | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage

Currey and Company | Green French Armoire | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage

…and the gorgeous chandelier is from Eloquence:

Eloquence Imports Traditional Chandelier | Cindy Barganier | The Lettered Cottage copy

(The iron bed and linen scrim panels were made locally by Gowan Iron and The Rose of Sharon.)

Such a lovely room isn’t it? And such a sweet homeowner for letting me barge up into her house with all my camera stuff this week- LOL!


And speaking of the homeowners- here are the videos of their reations when they first saw the redesigned room. Mrs:

…and Mr:

Aren’t those great?! I love it!

And speaking of reactions- we revealed the kitchen we just redesigned to our friends Tommy & Shelley this past weekend and it was SO FUN! Kevin’s putting the finishes touches on the episode today, and we’re sending it off to The Design Network this afternoon. If you’d like to be notified via email whenever it goes live on October 1st, you can sign up for a (free) membership over at! :-)

In other SUPER exciting news- our adoption dossier flew to Haiti yesterday, and is at Three Angels right NOW! The next step is Legalization (which will hopefully only take a few days), and then our next celebration would be getting submitted into IBESR’s system. Every adoption process is different in Haiti right now, so there’s no telling how long that will take, but we’re hoping it can happen before the current submission window closes again for a while, because after that, the next step is to be matched with a little one- SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! 😀

Happy weekend and thanks for reading today!

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  1. says

    I almost never comment on other blogs since I usually catch up on my iPad and its such a pain to type on it, but goodness gracious! I literally gasped and that never happens when I see room reveals. Ever. I’m so in love that I may just install a faux canopy over my bed! Beyond amazing!

  2. Katherine says

    Beautiful! Any idea where the rug is from? It’s gorgeous and I would love to find something similar to it!

  3. says

    That room is a-mazing! Holy smokes, totally love it. It’s even MORE amazing that the little bean is almost to you – extremely excited for your family as y’all embark on this amazing adoption journey. :)

  4. says

    Oh my gosh those videos are great! The room came out beautifully!!!!!
    And I’m so excited for you on the progress with your adoption!!! Praying for you that it happens soon!

  5. Jen says

    Beautiful. And I always love when a person is in shot and looks ghostly like in the before! Greatness.

  6. says

    OMG! I’m. In. Love. And amazed. I will definitely draw lots of inspiration from this master bedroom makeover. Thanks for sharing!

    • says

      Oh dear, now you have stumped me but I do believe it was another Tuesday Morning find. Layla actually told me to go that day and I hit jack pot. You never know. Thanks for asking!

  7. Vivian says

    Love the room, and the reactions even more… but I am mostly excited about that adoption news!! I am praying for you and Kevin!! :) I have the faith…. :)

  8. SharK (lol) says

    Wow! This has inspired me. I have a similar rug at my house and have been wondering for 4 yrs what kind of curtains to pair with it. I’m going to run off now and see if there is a similar colour in my rug. The clincher is that these were the original curtains (right?) and the designer managed to pull everything together with the rug and other accessories which probably saved some $$. It looks like the crowns are the original colour too opr very similar? They pop so nicely now against the blue wall and the bluish ceiling… Also makes me revisit the idea of using ceiling paint that is not white…so much easier to use white if you ever decide to repaint the room but it just might be worth it after seeing this.

  9. says

    Oh my! That is gorgeous. The armoire is killer and I love the draperies. It’s amazing how changing the bedding and furnishings made the drapes look new as well. Great job, Cindy and Layla! Photographs are great, too. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Jennifer Millage says

    Oh, Layla! The pictures are amazing!!! Thank you so much for so beautifully capturing Cindy’s amazing transformation of our bedroom. It still feels like a dream waking up in this room every morning!!! Aaron and I are so grateful to Cindy for her tireless effort in delivering to us a room that is more beautiful than we could have ever imagined! We have truly loved every moment of this process. It was so wonderful to meet you and I look forward to staying in touch! :)

    Thanks again!!!

  11. Neesey says

    This is beautiful. I wasn’t able to load the reactions of the lucky couple,…I can only imagine. Love the look for this room. Your excitement over your new arrival is contagious. Your story and journey has captured my heart. The pic of Kevin yesterday was precious. Prayers that This day comes soon.

  12. says

    What a lovely bedroom. I love how light and bright its and that armoire – gorgeous! Aw, so happy for you with all the adoption news. Keeping my fingers crossed. x

  13. gina says

    i love your site! you guys rock!! what a stunning transformation!!! Just beautiful!

  14. says

    Dear Layla — it’s a drizzly gray Saturday morning and your post just popped the sunshine right into my day!! Thank you for being such a happy place in the world… blessings for a wonderful weekend!
    xo heidi

  15. says

    Love that armoire and those drapes are just swooney! SO, so happy that your adoption process is one step closer. God is good : )

  16. Kelley says

    Any way to find out where the gorgeous rug is from?? It would look perfect in my bedroom!! Love this room!!

    • says

      Scroll back up a few questions and you will find the telephone number for the rug company. The coverlet is Sferra Ivory in King available through Christine’s Feathered Nest in Montgomery, Al. ( Tell Chris it’s the one I just used) The shams and custom lumbar are available through Parrish in Montgomery, Al. (Tell Emi it’s the ones featured on this blogpost).
      Good luck with your project. I would love to see pictures if you use them!
      Cindy Barganier

  17. Emma says

    This is the most breathtaking reveal i have ever seen!
    Give me all of it! Bed, rug, chandelier, armoire……i’m lovestruck.
    Fantastic. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Laura says

    Holding my breath for you!!! :) I wouldn’t be able to sleep, I’d be so excited! (But as the mother of a 10 month old, let me tell you, please do get some sleep now, while you have the opportunity. :) ) WOOO!!!