Room to Improve: A master bedroom makeover

Story by Kim Purvis


Photos by Captured by Cassidy

Fall 2018

Everyone loves a good before and after. Makeovers are so exciting, especially to be able to look back and see how small decisions can make huge impacts.

Kari and Mandy Lines from Budget Blinds of Airdrie set out to create a really special grand prize for their booth at the 2018 Airdrie Home and Lifestyle show in April. They successfully accomplished that by approaching many local businesses such as airdrielife, Perfect Home, Chateau Flooring Inc., Cyclone Plumbing and Heating, Jeniah Wilde Real Estate, The Pink Wand Cleaning Services, Cloverdale Paint, Magic Touch Painting, Captured by Cassidy and Aurora Decor to give one lucky entrant a master bedroom makeover.

Guests of the local trade show were excited to enter and eagerly anticipated the draw. Mandy was excited to contact Jacqueline Ortman of Airdrie to let her know that she was the big winner. Imagine the surprise when it was discovered that she wanted to gift her mom and dad with the makeover!

An initial consult with Aurora Decor was set up to meet Jacqueline and her mom Ginny, have a look at the bedroom, take some measurements and determine the vision. Ginny struggled to picture her room in a fresh way and was consequently willing to give Aurora Decor a blank canvas with which to impress. Everyone met a few weeks later to review the design and snap a few before photos!

After looking over the plan Jacqueline and Ginny were starting to see the vision for the space and could really get excited about the possibilities. The plan involved keeping the gorgeous solid wood furniture that Ginny and her husband have had for many years. Ginny shared that ironically the set was purchased while her husband was supposed to be out shopping for a dining set some 20 years ago.

One big change was to remove the hutch from the dresser to allow for a more contemporary mirror above and it really updated the space. The once two-toned room was now painted one fresh colour, “Mushroom” by Cloverdale. “Mushroom” is a fantastic “greige” that immediately brightened the room and still offered a neutral backdrop for the rest of the selections. A classic-patterned custom area rug from Chateau Flooring frames the bed beautifully. A neutral duvet cover was purchased to feature the gorgeous selection of custom pillows, bed runner and curtains donated by Budget Blinds. The sweet reading chair and table won’t just look cute – it’s a space that begs to be used.

A few accessories and stunning lamps completed the look for a bright but cozy homeowner’s retreat. Perfect Home generously donated the chair and the two lamps.

Makeover day came and there were several hands in the room hanging curtains, laying rugs and making the space come to life. At reveal time Ginny was genuinely thrilled with the makeover and Jacqueline was delighted by the results of her gift.

Ultimately the room was put together using almost exclusively local-to-Airdrie vendors, creating a dramatic makeover and a happy family.


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