Attic Inspiration

12.02.2011

We all have that space in our home that we wonder what to do with.  For some it’s a guest bedroom, for some it’s a basement and for some it’s an attic.  Well, get out your pen and paper because you definitely need to take some notes on this space. 

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

Believe it or not this stunning attic space used to look like this…

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

The plain white attic was in a charming 1940’s home on the East side of Atlanta.  The owner of the home, interiors photographer Christina Wedge, was looking to spruce up the empty space.  Designer and stylist Alexandra Hernandez stepped in, worked her magic and completely transformed the space into a luxurious retreat with high style on a small budget.  It worked out great for Alexandra in the end because she was actually able to rent the attic space.

[photo credits – Christina Wedge]

Alexandra is currently working with me on the new show for HGTV [details to come soon!] and she’s incredibly talented.  I was blown away when I saw the pictures of her attic abode in an article that Brian Patrick Flynn wrote for HGTVremodels.com.  I knew you all would be blown away too so I just had to share!

To add some interest to the plain Jane window wall Alex came up with a pretty clever and inexpensive solution.  She covered the entire wall with inexpensive burlap wrapped and secured around small pieces of foam.  She also covered her headboard with the same burlap. 

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

A great way to save pennies while decorating a space is buying flea market finds and freshening them up.  For the one of a kind storage below Alex purchased a $10 thrift store chest.  She gave it a fresh coat of paint and purchased decorative pulls from Anthropologie

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

I love how she layered old frames on top of the mirror.  The rustic wood gives the space such a comfortable feeling.  Laying the mirror and frames on the floor is a subtle reminder that the space is still an attic.

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

Since there is very little storage space in the room Alex’s Expidit shelf unit from IKEA doubles as extra clothes storage.

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

[photo credit – Christina Wedge]

If you have been stumped on what to do with your extra undecorated space hopefully this space gave you a little inspiration. 

21 comments:

  1. What a great space. Definitely taking notes!

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  2. Thanks for the inspiration!

    ~Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  3. This is wonderful. Thanks for showing us. Hope for attics everywhere.

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  4. Cristi....thanks for sharing thes. How fabulous!!! Love how it turned out.

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  5. I adore attic - when they are designed and decorated and seem so cozy. Like a respite from the rest of the world, where you can hole up and not be found. I did my own attic post: http://acuratedlifestyle.blogspot.com/2011/07/in-attic.html
    Man do I want a finished attic - with a basement of course to store all the things that would have normally gone into the attic.

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  6. I really love this attic! Especially the burlap wall treatment and the color palette. The oranges give it just enough pop!

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  8. This room is SO gorgeous and all my favorite decor colors! I may be borrowing a few of these ideas :) I just found your blog, but I will definitely be back!

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  9. I so love the burlap wrapped pieces of foam on the wall! That would also be a really amazing headboard! :D I love an all-white room and this attic takes my breath away complete with the furnishings. :)

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  10. I need to redo my guest room. I think I'll use the shelf unit from Ikea.

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  11. Are you planning to remodel your attic too? If so, what are you planning to do with it? Inspirational photos gives me ideas on what will work and might not with my renovation projects. With Pinterest, everything's made easier and there's a lot of photos to draw inspiration from.

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