A Picture Gallery Red closet reveal makes a huge impact on this small and handsome masculine bedroom.
Wow! That month went crazy fast! It is reveal time for the New Year New Room Challenge, and after two course-corrections, I have decided to reveal to you a masculine closet painted out in Picture Gallery Red. It amazes me what good paint, wallpaper, baskets and vintage pieces can do to a space. I can’t wait to show you.
Thanks to Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living for including me in the New Year New Room Challenge. This was a quick one, but all of the participants brainstormed ideas that we could accomplish in the abbreviated timeline. While I haven’t QUITE finished the entire bedroom, I am extremely happy to show you the before and after on the closet…I can’t even believe that it is the same space!
Don’t forget to check the links at the end to view all of the other talented participants.
The Farrow and Ball, Milton and King, The Container Store, and Safavieh products mentioned in this post are sponsored, but the opinions are 100% my own.
Week 1 | Week 2 | Week 3 | Week 4- closet Reveal- You are here | Week 5 Bench Reveal | BIG REVEAL
Before Farrow and Ball Picture Gallery Red
In case you forgot about the before pics on this space, I wanted to give you a quick reminder. It was not the WORST closet… just a little a boring and in need of a better organizational system.
Notice the carpet, lack of moulding, and old spray painted door handles.
Ok…this part is a little embarrassing, but it gets better.
AFTER Farrow and Ball Picture Gallery Red
I AM SOOOOO EXCITED as I look at the difference between the before and after.
It’s a lot to take in…but in this shot I want you to notice the color and depth of the Picture Gallery Red paint by Farrow and Ball on the walls, trim, inside of the door, the barrister bookcase, and even the floor. If you missed my IG stories, I ripped up the carpet, didn’t REALLY prep the floors all that much, and primed and painted it. To finish it off I added a coat of wax. The result is an imperfect and sultry patina. My only complaint about the wax is that it is slightly slippery (don’t do this to your steps), and a little squeaky. The big Safavieh rug makes a huge difference though.
In this shot I am giving you a sneaky peeky into the rest of the room. I’m pretty smitten with the Milton and King wallpaper paired with the Stiffkey Blue paint. I have used Milton and King in several rooms of my house. These include our dining room, entryway, and basement. It is a “paste the wall” paper, which I find to be the easiest type to hang. I have always been impressed with the quality, price, and service I receive from Milton and King. I am thrilled to reveal the rest of this Milton and King Candy Stripe wallpaper in the rest of the room next week.
From a design perspective, I love how the closet is a surprise element in the room. You don’t know that it is red in there until you go to open it. I have a similar surprise effect in my wallpapered entryway coat closet. Additionally, I will be wallpapering our kitchen pantry in a couple of weeks.
Even in a closet it is ok to add pretty elements. Art may not make sense if, like our main bedroom closet, it is completely stuffed-full :). If, however, you have a closet with a little wiggle room, why not give it some love?
When I arrived to pick up this barrister bookcase, I was surprised that it wasn’t made of real wood. Rather than stripping it, as I had originally planned to do, I opted to paint it Picture Gallery Red also. The effect is that it looks built-in…It is not. I like the flexibility of being able to move or remove this piece as the needs of the closet change over the years.
Vintage baskets add storage, texture, and visual interests. I love the combination of items that are both soulful and useful.
These baskets on top are not thrifted. They are from The Container Store’s new Marie Kondo collection. They are strong and stackable, which is always a bonus. These baskets make the Picture Gallery Red closet seem so fresh and relevant.
In this vignette, I love the contrast of the old, soulful trunk with the throw and Safavieh pillow. The bedding will eventually make it’s way to the bed next week, but I’m enjoying the moment it is having in here now.
We added art to the bookcase. This framed piece was actually gifted from my husband’s grandma who lived to be 112 years old. This was her husband’s dental school graduation picture. He died when he was in his 50’s so she spent many years alone and was a shiny example of grace and strength to our family. It’s a treasure for sure.
In this shot you can see that I replaced the spray-painted door knobs with some extra handles we had saved from our old refrigerator. It is fun to see how it plays against the vertical stripe wallpaper. The gold pops against the cooler elements in the room
This is a shot taken when I started to put my son’s clothes back in the closet. This is still a work in progress, but we have moved most of the LEGOs under the bed and we gained more storage with the new bookcase upgrade (coming next week). I think the closet will eventually have more in it, but I won’t know until I start to move everything back into the room. This I know though, the bones are handsome and there is room to organize and grow.
I am thankful for the opportunity to create this special space in our home. I have a love/hate relationship with closets, but when I give myself motivation to keep a space clean I love them.
Thanks for joining me on this fun project. Many fun updates are still happening in this space in the next week. If you want to learn my process, then I would recommend watching my IG Stories.
Now go check out my talented friends!
So charming and welcoming.
Thanks so much Maureen❤️
I love it Jewel! The colors are perfect.
Love it! So colonial
Hello Jewel, I appreciate your design perspective so much. Your style always makes me think. How it translates to my style? How to incorporate “soul” into my home etc? You are such an inspiration, how you always pivot. That is something I really struggle with.
Kids never appreciate their moms until much MUCH later. I do hope your son loves his room. 💙💙
I love this idea, wardrobes are hardly ever fun spaces, but you’ve inspired me to create a moment in mine, thanks!
I love this❤️❤️❤️ I’m feeling motivated to do something in our master. I’ve had several pieces of art on the shelving but got tired of it. I now want to paint and make it way more cozy and “tell a story”.
Thanks so much Jenasie!
Thanks Marjorie! I appreciate you!
LOL. Thanks so much Laurie. I think mine will be happy to get his room back ASAP. LOL
Thanks Hayley. Don’t look in most of the rest of my closets. They are having the wrong kind of moment 🙂
Oh fun Kathy! This sounds like a great idea!
It’s really beautiful. I love that you put those big handles on the door and the family picture is so special. So many good details. Can’t wait to see the full room!
Thanks Kathy! I was lucky to have them around.
This is amazing! I love how you mixed the colors and the stripes on the wall..OMG! So good!
This closet is soooo dreamy! The color combination is so soulful and sophisticated. I can’t wait for the full reveal of this space!
Thanks so much Carmel
Thanks so much Stephanie
I love this! Literally only checking into to social media these days to see how this particular room transformation is going. Can’t wait to see what you do to the walls and bedding! I’m in the midst of my own son’s room renovation and it’s the last little details I always struggle with so looking for inspiration. I veer preppy coastal and he wants gamer/ Matrix vibes. It’s a STRUGGLE :-)!! This looks so cozy and sophisticated!
Hi Kerry! It’s done! Now I just need a sunny day to photograph
The room turned out perfect! Can you share how you attached the handles to the closet doors? I didn’t see anything on the backside. Are the doors solid wood? I know hollow doors are a pain for adding handles that aren’t door knobs. Love this idea. It’s the little things like this that you do that I love!
Thanks. I just screwed right through the hollow door. I sunk the screws a tad so that they could be filled and painted ❤️
Wow!! This is amazing Mom
Thanks my dear!