08/02/2010 06:11 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Cachet Style Files: Making Over My Master Bedroom

One June day, I decided to do an overhaul of my Master Bedroom. Paint, built in furniture, lighting, the works. I've been working hard and I thought my husband and I deserved a nice room to fall back on at night. The master bedroom is so often the last room in the house we revamp. But when you think about it, that's really stupid because that's where you sleep, dress and hopefully relax a little.

Speaking of stupid. My contractor is not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. I can deal with sort of stupid, but unreliable kills me. First, he was supposed to rip out the gross carpet the previous homeowner installed and lay some gorgeous Ipe wood flooring I bought.Then, he was to paint, install lighting and add some custom cabinetry. After putting down about 75% of the floors, he never came back. I got some lame story that he had to go to his country and would be back in a few weeks. Meanwhile, back at the center hall colonial, we had no bedroom. This was not happening. Oh, but it was. To make matters worse, Lovesac had just sent me a whole Sactional of my designs that are about to launch in 30 plus stores across the country. I had it stacked up in pieces in my living room and had a big party at my home scheduled for the following week. I felt a meltdown nearing.

I got to thinking, I do one-day makeovers all the time, I can do this with my eyes closed, right? So I called in the best I know and decided to give myself a coveted home makeover! We were going to do it in one day and we would document it on film. Because that's how I roll.
The morning my troops rolled in, the air conditioning unit broke on the second floor. Turns out, it was a bigger problem than we thought and none of the very skilled guys I had in my house were able to work their magic. It was a very, very hot day. In fact, it was record breaking heat, over 100 degrees. We hung in there, them with sweaty backs, me with flat hair and a shiny forehead and we got it done.

I decided on a pretty bold palette and the workmen all thought I was crazy, but the end result was lovely and everyone liked it. The massive chandelier lighting and built ins didn't get done and the silk draperies didn't arrive on time, but at the end of the day I was left with a room I adore. Since then, I have installed beautiful remote controlled blinds that insulate the windows, gun metal silk window treatments and a white shag rug.

Here's the video, I'll just let it speak for itself. But, the real credit goes to all the wonderful people who stepped up and helped out.

So, thank you Jeff, Doug, Cliff, Rob, Umberto, Ian, Staci and Aaron. I owe you big time.

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