Monday, May 17, 2010

Carolyn Westbrook: The Big Reveal

Could not wait to get back from my makeover trip to be able to share this
reveal. This was a friend who allowed me to do whatever I wanted, just create her
perfect dream house was the order. I spent months collecting all of the pieces necessary
to create a vision. I wanted a Marie Antoinette look, with French landscape prints, antique busts,

These are the before and after photos.
French books, and all of the other fabulous elements that came together to make
this look. The rooms were not large, so it was important to be able to create specific rooms using
a fabulous divider with gorgeous linen curtains. It also needed dramatic touches of color with
the touch of black elements. The room was dark and needed the beauty of lighting. The couch
on the left was an antique pale green couch with lots of tufting and we added pale green silk pillows
that are just to die for. The black shades add to the room and tie in beautifully with the zebra rug.
A skirted ottoman, comfy throws, and aged tarnished silver completed the look. I was thrilled with
the results and thought that you all would be anxious to see.

I will post the bedroom pics next. Let me hear your thoughts.
XOXO Carolyn

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Tamra said...

Fabulous! The curtains are brilliant and the zebra rug is the perfect contrast to the frou frou.

Well done. What a great and fortunate client.

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Well it was dreamy and super fabulous. Will you come and decorate my house? How was the UM Show? Wish I could have made it out.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Carolyn, what a great make over. This whole room looks lighter, brighter and quite a big larger! Love the curtains that partition the dining area, it really defines the two rooms and makes everything look bigger.

Congratulations! It's a stunning reveal. Lidy

MsGiggleswurth said...

Wow, great job. the makeover looks fabulous!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

awesome! the linen curtain dividers make such a big difference. and everything else also looks perfect!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Fabulous! So happy to have found your bloggie....I'm here via Common Ground....don'tcha just love Debra?

Warm blessings,

Trisha said...

Don't you just love friends who "get you" and trust your creative visions? I wonder if they even realize how precious that is to us - that we are fueled by it and it gives us the courage to stretch ourselves, to try new things and to grow. A trusting friendship is truly a gift.

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Carolyn,
I came over from Debra's and so glad i found you.
cannot wait to stroll through your place here.


barbara jean

Sandy said...

I so want your book.. thank you for the chance to win the giveaway!
Pick me,,,,,
thanks Sandy

The Rustic Victorian said...

Oh beautiful, well done! Love the greenish couch!

Lou said...

WOW!!! What a fabulous transformation!!! Wish you lived close enough to visit here in Aus!
The room looks sensational!
Lou xx

Burlap Luxe said...

Euro chis in everyway...lLove the mix of tone on tones...Really a peaceful place over here.


I am glad I found you, I have liked your style ever since I saw you in WHERE WOMAN CREATE.............I am a new follower, Please come by for a visit. HUGS MARY