{Before + After} From Gray to Glam

My bedroom got a makeover, y’all, and it’s a big one.

Remember what my room looked like before?

Bedroom 1

Bedroom 3

Bedroom 4

It looks just a teensy bit different now…

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How. Amazing. Is. This. Fur. Blanket. That was my bedroom splurge, a luxe find at Restoration Hardware. The rug is a vintage over-dyed piece I found on eBay, and the mirrored bench is from Amazon!

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This gold mirror was a fab Craigslist find, and I repurposed the curtain tie-backs from my previous dressing room as jewelry holders in the bedroom.

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This cute little elephant garden stool was also an inexpensive Amazon find, and the gorgeous curtains are from Wayfair.

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I keep my cocktail rings and perfumes tidy on an antique brass tray I picked up at the Georgetown Flea Market, and my makeup brushes found a home in a vintage cocktail tumbler from Etsy.

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And aren’t these dressers EVERYTHING. I grabbed the pair from one of my favorite local vintage furniture refurbishers, and these mid-century beauties are practically one-of-a-kind. The mercury glass lamps were a budget treasure from Home Goods, and the sheepskin rug was one of the only things to make it from the old bedroom into the new.

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It’s dark, it’s feminine, it’s moody, and it’s glamourous. So what do you think of the new glam design??

{All “After” photos courtesy of Razan Altiraifi}

15 thoughts on “{Before + After} From Gray to Glam

  1. samantha says:

    HI Kerra,
    I found your blog through the Better Homes and Gardens, Jan16 story. I love your apartment and your ethos of freedom. Yay for apartment living! My husband, 2 yr old son and I purchased a triplex in Portland, OR and have renovated one of the units as our home. It’s been so fun! Even as owners, it is very free-ing and we feel so much more mobile. Our previous large home/yard/garage/etc felt like a weight. Your pink/purple/black bed covering in the BHG story is really lovely. What is it? A coverlet, a piece of fabric, a quilt? Do you remember any details on it? I noticed in your newest makeover of your bedroom, you switched to a luxe fake fur quilt. Gorgeous as well! I’m looking forward to exploring your whole site during nap times! Cheers to you, Samantha

    1. Apartment Envy says:

      Hahaha thank you! I’m so happy you like it! I still have the suzani and use it in the spring and summer. The fur comes out for fall and winter ;)

      Thank you so much for reading! xoxo

      On Saturday, December 19, 2015, Apartment Envy wrote:


  2. Arleen says:

    Hi there!! I love the beautiful transformation! What store on Amazon is the elephant stool from, he is so cute! I want one so bad!!

    1. Apartment Envy says:

      Thank you!! I’m so glad you like it! The stool isn’t on Amazon anymore but maybe if you google “elephant garden stool” something similar will pop up online :) I hope you can find one!! xo

      On Monday, January 4, 2016, Apartment Envy wrote:


  3. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life says:

    Love the feminine glam look. Gorgeous. I love seeing how a room can be pulled together from thrifty finds.

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