This Colorful Bedroom Has the Most Stylish Solution for Mirrored Closet Doors

published Sep 19, 2019
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Credit: David Lowe

Professional’s Name: Joy Lofton
Location of Project: Los Angeles, California

We saw inside actress and interior designer Joy Lofton’s own fabulous, color-blocked house with her house tour. You can see from her own home’s style that she has a mastery of bold decor elements. And it’s on display again in this project of a client’s home that she submitted. Below, she describes what she attempted to do when designing this bedroom.

“What do you do when you have mirrored closet doors that you hate? You lean in, and design the whole room around those mirrors. You go full Miami on their ass. You embrace them like they are the coolest thing you’ve ever seen. With Miami and mirrors in mind, I used bold color blocking and a mix of vintage and new pieces. I aimed for the unexpected, and bent some rules to bring some flavor to the space.”

Credit: David Lowe

“I was inspired by (aka copied) Jonathan Adler’s amazing design of seagrass wallpaper on the ceiling at The Parker hotel in Palm Springs. I wallpapered only one lower portion of the ceiling above the bed to create a cozy den-like space, and the natural material brings a nice warmth to that part of the bedroom. Ironic that part of the ceiling is what really grounds the room. I went with a three-color palette to accentuate the architectural wall angles and multi-level ceiling, using Benjamin Moore paint.”

Credit: David Lowe

“I traded out all the switch plate covers to shiny brass. Shiny brass falls into my favorite category of “so bad it’s good.” I layered non-matching blue rugs on top of one another. I painted the doors in stripes. I covered the lampshades in Genevieve Gorder Flock fabric. I added red accents to the pink desk lamp with acrylic paint.”

Credit: David Lowe

While some of the pieces were sourced from big box stores, others were hunted and gathered:

  • The white dresser was a sidewalk freebie
  • The ’80s ivory leather swivel chair was an Offer Up find
  • The painted iris nightstands were from a Salvation Army somewhere deep in the valley.
  • The MCM dresser was client’s existing piece
  • The vases and other styling pieces came from my stock collection of goodies from estate sales, flea markets, and thrift stores.
  • Bedding from Zara Home and Anthropologie
  • Desk from West Elm
  • Desk Chair from
  • Justina Blakeney Loloi Rug
  • Lamp Bases from Gilt
  • Globe light from IKEA
  • Planters and desk lamp from HomeGoods
  • Ceramic Wall Hanging by Heather Levine
  • Fan Wall Art from Urban Outfitters

Thanks, Joy!