Before & After: Daaaannnngggg This Dressing Room Is Everything

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We featured Christina’s master bedroom makeover last week, and now we get to see what magic she’s worked in another room in the house. She switched up the purpose of her guest bedroom, revamped the whole aesthetic of the space by adding storage and serious chic finds. Without any further ado…the dressing room of your dreams!

From Christina: Making over the last bedroom in our house has been a long process – it took me a long time to decide on a way to build a floor-to-ceiling wardrobe that would give me the much-needed closet space I wanted while still making sure that the room could function as a bedroom – in other words I didn’t want to “lose” a bedroom by turning it into a walk-in closet – it needed to be a space that was flexible enough to be a dressing room AND a bedroom.

I finally decided on a layout using the corner of the room opposite the window. The nook with the window is 58″ wide – perfect for a full-size bed (a full-size mattress is about 54″ wide so it leaves a few inches for a frame). I drafted tons of floor plans and used masking tape on the floors to map out how much room there would be at actual size to help get a feel for the space.

I decided on two 15″ deep wardrobes to fill with shelves and drawers, a corner wardrobe to hang shirts, and a deeper wardrobe for dresses. I was initially concerned about the space I was “losing” behind the corner wardrobe, but had to remind myself how much space I was gaining in storage all the way up to the ceiling!

After finishing the wardrobes I painted them the same color I used on all of the trim throughout my house to make it feel more “built-in”. I used a warm white to brighten up the dingy walls. The ugly ceiling light was replaced with a custom brass mobile pendant, and I used gold leaf to add a little shine to an old full length mirror.

I loved this Moroccan-inspired rug, but definitely misjudged the size. Luckily, I’ve been really into the look of layered rugs, so I was able to order a larger jute rug to anchor the space. I found a really cute little loveseat and ottoman for some seating space (which is perfect for clothing swaps!).

All in all, I’m so excited that I was able to find a way to meet in the middle and satisfy my yearning for a walk-in closet while still creating a layout that’s flexible for the future.

Thank you, Christina! You can see more on And Christina.