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Before Nate reveals Margie and John's new bedroom, he makes a deal with them. "Do you solemnly swear that future purchases will not include any hearts, lace, ducks, pigs, cows…deal?"

After the couple solemnly swears, Nate reveals their new California-style suite. "You had said your favorite colors were browns and blues, so I wanted to do something with browns, blues and accents. This is all neutral. It's no country, no pink, no hearts, no frills, no lace, but all California casual."

Margie and John's new bed from Ballard Designs is upholstered with a great fabric that Nate says is "masculine and feminine at the same time."

Nate replaced the old carpet with a soft taupe wool one from Lowe's and covered the windows with natural woven shades by Great Windows. "I actually faked it, and I mounted these even higher than the window frame so that now this room actually feels much taller than it did before," Nate says. "That's a designer's trick."

Margie and John also received some great upgrades, including new nightstands for more storage and an LG TV.
FROM: Nate's Time Warp Decorating Rescue
Published on October 10, 2007