Two Designers + One Room Before and After Reveal! [Video]

Last month you may remember our casting call for a free room design. Well I’m happy to say today is the day you get to see what we did! Kim and I teamed up to makeover Emily’s master bedroom. Emily has really great taste and a fun sense of style but her bedroom was lacking any personality. She wanted a room that felt eclectic and she referenced loving a “Furbish” type style. Kim and I had less than $50 each to totally makeover this room. The idea was to use items Emily already had in her house plus a few new accessories to get a whole new look.

We are excited to reveal this video showing off the room. A big thanks to Kim and her husband Jesse for making it!


TFDS: 2 designers + 1 room from Jesse & Kimberly Moore on Vimeo.

Now let’s dive into the details!

To check out Kim’s design solutions and her budget breakdown check out her blog

There were a few things that Kim and I agreed on together. First of all we knew we wanted to snazz up Emily’s window treatments but we didn’t have the funds for new roman shades or curtains. We used Jenny’s GENIUS pelmet box tutorial to make valances out of foam core, my old white sheets and some pink ribbon trim. We attached them to Emily’s current window boxes with command strips. 
The other dilemma was the situation with the off centered window behind the bed. We toyed with the idea of doing a headboard but funds were low and we also didn’t want to cover even more of their window. Emily had some blue ikat fabric that she had picked up at a remnant fabric store that we decided to sew Euro shams out of. Ann from Decomod made the three euro shams plus the two floral accent  pillows. Emily had a nice white duvet but we didn’t love the scroll pattern on it so we flipped it over and used just the white side. We also pulled some black and white polka dot sheets out of her linen closet and added them to the bed. 
Kim and I wanted to each add our own unique spin to the space so we took turns designing “our version”of the space.  One of the things I wanted to do was balance out the window by adding art above her husband’s nightstand. I also wanted some fun and cheap art for the large side wall. I had a small scrap of my bathroom wallpaper left so I added it to three frames Emily already had down in her basement. So this project was totally free! 

Kim and I decided to each choose an accent fabric for the bed and we put them on the same pillow so Emily can flip them back and forth to get a totally different look! We piped these pillows in blue so we could get some good contrast between our two fabrics. I found a really lively floral at Joannes for my choice. I grabbed a lumbar Emily already had in her Living Room to complete the look. 
Kim and I both rummaged through Emily’s house to find ways to decorate with what she already had. I found one of her husband’s hats in her closet and I decided to pull it out and hang it up as art! I thought it added some fun texture to the space. 
One of the purchases I did end up making was a blue throw from Ikea. I added it to the end of the bed to bring in more color! 

Emily already had a lot of great accessories so I was able to mostly use what she already had around her house. I added accessories she already had plus some thrift store vases I bought. 
Here’s me showing off my design to Emily! 
Here was my under $50 budget breakdown. 
Foam Core for Window Treatment – $9
White Sheets to Cover Foam Core – Free!
Ikea Throw – $16
Floral Fabric – $7
Vases – $6
Ikea flowers – $6
Ikat fabric – Free!
Wallpaper Art – Free! 
Hat – Free!
Black and White Polka Dot Sheets – Free! 
I’m not gonna lie this project was challenging. I really had to get creative with cheap solutions for some big problems. I learned that if you dig around a little bit you may have all the components for a great room hiding in your own home! Thanks again to Emily for letting us take over her home for an entire morning and thanks to Kim for being such a great design partner! 


22 Responses to Two Designers + One Room Before and After Reveal! [Video]

  1. Elizabeth @ The Little Black Door Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 2:53 pm #

    What a fun projects. I think you all did amazing work with such a limited budget! Well done!! What is the name of that floral fabric? I love it!

  2. allegra Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    I loved watching this video! The room turned out so cute. Love the pops of pink and the dark walls are so sophisticated. The big prints with the wallpaper are the perfect touch! So cute!!!

  3. Emily Curfew Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 3:32 pm #

    YAY!!! I was just has excited to see the video as I was to see the 2 room reveals. So fun to have both of you in my home and I absolutely LOVE that you brought LIFE to my bedroom!!! I feel so lucky to have your remnant wallpaper as art in my room. I think the blues/whites look great with the Down Pipe wall color. And your floral accent fabric pillows were the perfect "furbish' touch!!! THANK YOU SOOO MUCH!! you girls are a blast to work with!!!!! SUCH a transformation, with just a few key pieces. Brilliant, you two!

    oh and I finally remembered where I got that blue ikat fabric… CALICO CORNERS. 🙂

  4. jamie @ [kreyv] Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    It looks great! On another note, I love your hair!

    • Kirsten Krason Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      Thanks Jamie! You are so sweet.

  5. Josh Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 4:30 pm #

    Good job love. That was fun to watch.

  6. K + E Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 5:32 pm #

    I would love to know the name of the floral fabric as well! Love how the room turned out 🙂

    • Kirsten Krason Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      I wish I knew! 🙁 It wasn't labeled. It's actually a sheer apparel fabric so if you go to the store you wont' find it in the home decor fabric section!

  7. Erin and Laura House Envy Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8:20 pm #

    this is impressive! Love that you did 3 euro pillows across bed. Adds an extra layer of pop color. The video is awesome! Love how you move all the stuff around on the tables until you come up with the perfect styling. This was great to show the process you go through before it all comes together. The room looks totally transformed and how great you could do it on such a small budget! Great job!

    House Envy

  8. Julia Konya Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 8:44 pm #

    Awesome job!

  9. Tricia | 724SouthHouse Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 11:53 pm #

    You are so talented! You should have your own TV show 🙂

    • Emily Curfew Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 2:35 am #

      I said the same thing when I met her! She is so vibrant and easy going and fun to talk to in person. Kirsten, call your agent! 😉

  10. Ali Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 5:16 am #

    Impressive for doing it on such a low budget. I love the video as well, it really brings it to life!

  11. Lindsay Marut Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 3:43 pm #

    This is a beautiful room! What were the dimensions? I have a small master bedroom and have been afraid to go dark with the paint, but this has inspired me! Also, do you know the name of the paint color?

    • Emily Curfew Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 4:57 pm #

      Hi Lindsay, my bedroom dimensions are 10 1/2 feet wide, and 11 feet deep. we squeezed a cal king bed in there. and dressers are just fitting on both sides at 29" wide each. the wall color is a color match at home depot of Farrow & Ball's "Down Pipe". 🙂

  12. Elizabeth Thursday, October 10, 2013 at 7:18 pm #

    Where are the polka dot sheets from? The room looks amazing!!!

    • Emily Curfew Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 4:11 am #

      Hi Elizabeth, I got the sheets at TJ Maxx about a year ago. The brand is Ralph Lauren.

  13. Samantha Hawes Friday, October 11, 2013 at 8:06 pm #

    Wow! I am amazed at what you created with such a tight budget. How awesome that they made this video of the transformation too. It's always fun seeing designers in their element. Bravo ladies!! 🙂

  14. Chelsea Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 2:41 am #

    How fun is this?! I was blown away by what you did with that room. Amazing! I love both versions so much.

  15. Joy U Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 12:41 am #

    Kirsten, this is awesome! I love that you guys were able to do this for $50. We're going to be redoing our bedroom at the beginning of next year and I'll have to remember to shop around my house before going out to buy things. Or maybe when I'm in Utah in January I'll kidnap you and you can come decorate my bedroom too! 🙂 xoxo

  16. Bethany DeVore Friday, October 25, 2013 at 5:19 pm #

    I love seeing beautiful spaces created on a small budget, great job!

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