I SPY DIY DESIGN | Bedroom Makeover + DIY Headboard


We are going to take a pause in home renovations, because I have been getting a bunch of requests for details on the headboard I made a few weeks back. We installed it in a room makeover I have been working on, and am so in love (I almost kept it for myself, ha!).
Today we are going to take a peek at the room makeover and tomrw I will show you the step-by-step for the headboard…I promise it’s easier then it looks!

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This is the second room we gave a little love to in Lori’s house (remember the playroom?). We started with a beige slate, and wanted to create a cozy room that worked for Lori and her husband. The idea for the design started with this wood wall in spotted in NYC. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to try to make a headboard with the same pattern, which set the color palette for the room.  We started by painting the room a calming gray and replacing the furniture with with lighter, more rustic pieces that matched the vibe of the rest of the home. Next we piled in a whole bunch of textiles, including vibrant blue shibori pillows, black and white mud-cloth, and a textured rug to make the room more inviting. I added a few gold accents: gold pot, light fixture (I have been dying to use this one in a room) and globe sconces.

The is a lot of wood in the room (Lori had this great ladder that we pulled into the room), but I love the finish on the dresser and night stands, and how they tied everything together.  Oh to be a horse, gallivanting in the snow…

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The fabric for the bench was created from a triangle I drew, then took a photo of and send to this amazing company called WOVNS. It’s run by two sisters, and all their fabrics are woven in the USA. They can transform your designs into beautiful fabric that can be use for pillows or upholstery, I have more plans for this fabric, stay tuned!

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The pillow situation might be a bit much, but we brought them all over and they looked so beautiful together, I could not bare to separate them, so Lori is the new owner of 101 pillows! Now that bed makes me want to lay down and take an epic nap! What do you all thing of the transformation? Check back tomrw for the headboard tutorial, and if you see something you like and I don’t list below, make sure to ask in the comments!

DIY Headboard (tutorial coming!)
Urban Outfitters Adelphi 12″ Planter + Kevin Russ Winter Horses Art Print
Suader Dakota Pass Nightstands + Boone Mountain Bench + Dakota Pass Dresser +
Ellis Accent Chair 
The Joinery Artisan Woven Rug
World Market Gold 8 Bulb light fixture + Glass Globe SconcesPatchword Dhurrie Lumbar Pillow + Tie Dye Pillow + Bone & wood Picture Frame + Metallic Woven Rug + Globe (in stores)
Mirror (in stores)
Konkada Mudcloth triangle pillow 




  1. Neeltje | Thoughts in Style says:

    Wow it looks amazing after!

  2. Carlota says:

    Woah i love everything in this room ♥

  3. Michelle says:

    I absolutely love all the wood and brass details, great work!

  4. sherry says:

    The room looks great!!!???

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  8. erica says:

    hi jenni! could you share the paint color? also, the source for those sweet little planters you used on hooks on the ladder? thanks!!!

    1. Jenni says:

      Hi Erica! Lori actually had the ladder and planter already in the room, and I believe she got both antiquing. We went back and forth on the paint color a bunch of times and I think I ended up picking Behr Dolphin Fin!

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