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Bland Bedroom Turned Scandy Sanctuary Makeover REVEAL!

Hey hey!! I’m DYING to show you guys this master bedroom makeover! If you follow me on Snapchat (@vintagerevivals) then you got to witness the whole thing in action (including Joanna Gaines giving me her stamp of approval thanks to faceswap.) If you missed it, then get your cute buns over there right now and follow so that you don’t miss anything!

There are like 3 REALLY important things to talk about before we get to the pics. 1. I teamed up with Angie’s list to create a sleep sanctuary space based on Arianna Huffington’s new book The Sleep Revolution.  2. This room makeover is part of a competition between me, Carter Oosterhouse, and Jen Bertrand (which I was DYING about because HELLO. Carter?! Sigh.) And 3. The winner of the contest gets $5k to donate to their favorite charity AND one lucky voter will get a $15k room makeover from the winner. Now I know what you’re thinking. “Mandi I love you, but CARTER OOSTERHOUSE in my house?!” I know. Trust me when I tell you, I’m thinking the same thing. But, lets think about this logically for a minute. Would you rather have me and all of my fearless DIY skills, or stare at Carter Oosterhouse for a few hours? You know the right answer to this, as hard as that choice might be.

Ok so enough chatting, lets get on with the room reveal!

This is what Tyler’s Master Bedroom looked like before I got my mitts on it. I think its pretty safe to say that its not horrible. It probably what a large portion of master bedrooms look like.

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There were a few design dilemmas that needed to be addressed, and the space needed some personality, all while making it a perfect sanctuary for sleeping.

Tyler and his wife Sarah dig a good rustic vibe. But instead of going pallet wood and mason jar rustic I went a little more Icelandic moody rustic.

This is where it ended up…

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When I say that this was a whirlwind makeover, I mean complete and utter insanity. We did the entire room in 2 days (shout out to the worlds best husband). I am obsessed with how it turned out. Head over to Angie’s list to get all the nitty gritty details and see the other rooms and gosh darn it vote because I would LOVE to come and overhaul your house!!!

Until then, can you guess where the sconces are from? Check back tomorrow for all of the sources and to see if you guessed right!!

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About Ashraf Akkilah

Ashraf Akkilah
Architecture and design is my passion. I'm an architect who is interested in building design and decor trends. I'm also interested in sculpture design and landscaping. I'm "outdoor" architect who love to be involved in the project site and supervise finishing and final touches works. I had contributed to many construction and decor projects.

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