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  • Loft Guest Bedroom Inspiration

    …speaking of creating inspiration pictures-

    I met a girl named Erin at the pool a few weeks ago, and of course I couldn’t resist asking her to send me a photo of her upstairs loft area when she mentioned that she was having trouble figuring out what to do with the bed alcove up there.

    Here’s the picture she sent me later that day…

    Loft Makeover Before | The Lettered Cottage

    …and here’s what I had fun coming up with in Photoshop for her:

    Loft Makeover Inspiration | The Lettered Cottage

    It’s just one of a million possibilities, but Erin said she wanted to replace the (faux) iron beds that are up there now, so I thought it would be fun to try some built-in beds instead. They wouldn’t necessarily have to look just like these built-in beds…but something like this would probably be pretty simple for a carpenter to knock out in a day or two. I also popped in an old sideboard, but I used my eraser tool to chop down the legs so that it would sit at nightstand-height. The colors, textures, bedding and accessories could all be tweaked or switched out for different options- but I’m hoping this will help get Erin’s creative gears a’turnin…and that she’ll call her across-the-lake-neighbor Layla if she wants help bringing her ideas to life! ;-)

    Here’s a inspiration board that shows the items I pulled from the internet to create my inspiration photo:

    Pottery Barn Style Inspiration

    (Rug, sideboard, ceiling light, bedding, table lamps, curtains)

    You can really see in that photo of the bed how nicely the bedding goes with white-painted wood (the bench), and the wall color is almost the exact same shade as Erin’s current wall color, so she wouldn’t have to repaint if she went with bedding in those colors. Not having to re-paint is always a plus! Said the girl who spent the last three days (and dusks!) painting 29 kitchen cabinet doors on her front porch…

    Layla and Kevin Palmer | The Lettered Cottage

    Kevin and I are helping some friends re-do their kitchen right now, and I’m so excited to see their reaction when we’ve got everything in place- partly because reveal day is always so much fun, and partly because that means we’ll be done painting cabinets at that point- LOL! :-D

    PS- Want to learn how to create your own inspiration photos using Photoshop? Click here to be redirected to our online Room Makeover photoshop class!

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