One Room in One Week Giveaway

Over a month ago one of my best friends Trisha found out that her husband had a serious medical issue and would be having brain surgery right at the same time she was moving to a new house. The amount of stress she was under was extremely overwhelming. My friends Erin, Lisa and I got together and decided to surprise her with a new master bedroom. We wanted her and her husband to have a peaceful and beautiful place to come home to and recover in. 
We had a budget of $3,000 to work with and one week to do the entire room!! The pressure was on. We wanted to make the room perfect for her. Although $3,000 seems like a lot of money when you have literally nothing, are starting completely from scratch and have expensive taste it goes pretty fast. We practically shopped all over the state for great pieces for amazing prices. We also did some DIY projects to make the money stretch even further. 
Here is what we were able to pull together! 
I think the crown jewel of the room was this custom headboard made by Brian from Rocky Mountain Upholstery. We searched high and low and found a killer deal on fabric and then custom designed this headboard for Brian to make. It seriously is AMAZING. 
We wanted to add a personal touch so we framed some of Trisha’s most special instagram pictures. We used basic ikea frames but added leftover grasscloth wallpaper to the mats to create a really expensive custom look. 
The bedding is from Anthropologie and the fox pillows are available here.  The striped bolster is from Pottery Barn
We did all the DIY projects in this room ourselves to save Trisha money. Erin did all the sewing and Erin and Lisa did quite a bit of spray painting. They transformed a home depot chandelier by spray painting the silver finish gold. A basic Ikea floor mirror was also spray painted gold to give it a much more expensive look. 
We were able to snag this wood tiled west elm dresser  for less than $500 because the legs were different. We changed out the hardware too to have it fit better with the style of the room. 

Lisa is a really talented artist and she created this abstract watercolor painting to hang above the dresser. 
Trisha actually already had these chairs sitting in her garage that she had been planning on having reupholstered. We moved them up into her bedroom to create a seating area. I think the chairs look amazing here and if she ever wants to have them recovered she can. The gold side table was actually a lamp we found at Home Goods similar to this. We were able to remove the lamp portion of it so we could have just the beautiful table portion. 
We found the geometric fabric at a local fabric store and Erin sewed the fabric into lumbar pillows with a coral piping. You can contact her for pricing on these pillows if you are interested. 

Literally all Trisha had was the ruffle duvet, the mattress and these two chairs in her garage. Everything else you see in the room was found by us within the $3,000 budget. 
Here are all the pieces we had to come up with for the room. 

pillows / pillow inserts / gold side table / shams / bedskirt / custom headboard / bedframe / dresser / nightstands / lamps / curtains / dresser hardware / curtain rods / floor length mirror / gold spray paint / chandelier / custom painting / accessories 
Although I haven’t been taking clients for a few months my friend Erin and I are considering taking on one week projects just like this together. To try out the process we are looking for an eager client who wants to get a room done in their house in one week! 
The budget will be 100% covered by you but all the design services will be free! This is an AMAZING  value and I have never done anything like this with my business before. Send email submissions to and follow the guidelines below. 
We will choose our lucky winner on Friday! 
*this giveaway is open to utah residents only 

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29 Responses to One Room in One Week Giveaway

  1. Karen Evans Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:32 pm #

    What a sweet gesture for your friend. The room is so beautiful. All the best to your friend's husband.

  2. Nancy {at} powellbrower at home Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    What a wonderful gift you gave that family. I sure pray that everything went well with the surgery and recovery.The room is beautiful!
    xo Nancy

  3. Caroline Nolazco Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    Absolutely stunning! What amazing friends she has. My favorite are the chairs as well as the headboard and wood pictures– did you buy the frames like that with the wood inside or did you make it like that?

    • Kirsten Krason Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      Great question! I just added a description of how we did that to the post!

  4. Jill Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm #

    I'd love to know where those pillows are from!

    • Kirsten Krason Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm #

      I added pillow sources as best I could to the post! 🙂 Thanks for asking.

  5. Jennifer@The Chronicles of Home Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    This is GORGEOUS. That headboard! Love the piping on the pillows on the navy chairs. Perfect little pop of color.

  6. Tara {The Silver Lining} Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm #

    You are such amazing friends. That room is so beautiful and calming. A perfect retreat for them to come home to.

    I wish I lived in Utah! What an awesome deal. Can't wait to see the rooms you ladies do!

  7. Stacey Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Wow that turned out beautifully. Such a sweet and encouraging thing for friends to do. The room is bright and pretty. I love it!

    Will you be sharing some of the sources? Love the fox pillow.

  8. harmony Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm #

    I can't get any of the source links to work. I'm assuming they were there?
    Looks beautiful and I will be entering the contest.

  9. Caitlin @ Desert Domicile Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:00 pm #

    Beautiful! That headboard is a showstopper. What did your friend and her husband think of the room?

  10. Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:05 pm #

    What a fun idea and I'll enjoy seeing the rooms that you take on! How sweet of you all to do this for your friend. The room is absolutely gorgeous and you all worked wonders on that budget!

  11. Katy Roberts Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm #

    Beautiful!!! What a sweet thing to do for a friend in need. I especially love the headboard and those beautiful throw pillows!

  12. Natalie Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    Beautiful room! I wish I lived in Utah. What a fun idea.

  13. Katy Roberts Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm #

    I would also LOVE to know the style and brand of the carpet–it is just what I am thinking for our house!

  14. Emmie {Blue 11 Interiors} Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

    I love it! That headboard especially is amazing!

  15. Jacquelinne Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    This room looks amazing!! You all did a fantastic job, and doing jobs like this on a tight budget and time frame is so thrilling! 🙂

  16. stephanie at Stephanie Kraus Designs Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 9:12 pm #

    Oh my gosh… how generous and beautiful you are inside and out! What a great job !!!

  17. Natalie Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

    What a beautiful room and touching gesture! Just curious – you mentioned you haven't taken clients for a few months. Are you currently not taking clients? May I ask why? And when you'll be accepting new clients again?


  18. pam {simple details} Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1:28 am #

    What amazing friends you are, I can't even imagine how overwhelmed they are by your thoughtfulness and awesome design!

  19. Courtney {a thoughtful place} Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:05 am #

    You girls did a beautiful job. I just love it all. And those chairs were just in her grarage?! Hope her husband is doing well.

  20. sarah m. dorsey Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:13 am #

    That headboard, oh my gosh, stunning!! Awesome job!!

  21. Annie W. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 3:15 am #

    You did an amazing job! Love the headboard! I was wondering if you could tell me where the nightstand is from?

  22. Erin and Laura House Envy Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 1:33 pm #

    What a great thing to do for your friends! It is very serene, fresh and beautiful. I am sure they are thrilled! Good luck to your friends and hope all goes well and he recovers quickly! That giveaway sounds awesome too!!

    House Envy

  23. Emily Curfew Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 2:51 pm #

    i can't get over that headboard!!!!!

  24. Whitney B. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    What a beautiful room, so peacful and bright. I hope he recovers quickly, they are lucky to have a friend like you.

  25. Kelci Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 11:35 am #

    Gorgeous! I especially love the headboard and artwork!

  26. Meg Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm #

    I sawa another commenter inquired about it as well, and I too would love to know what type of carpet that is. I've been looking for a low profile option that looks like sisal/seagrass but is softer then that. Interested to hear what that is! Very charming room!

  27. Jessie Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 5:57 pm #

    Hi – I was wondering where you got the fabric for the headboard from. I love the color!

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