Making a Room a Retreat
Dan, a husband and father of five boys younger than 5, wrote to The Oprah Show asking Nate to lend his magic touch to the family's master bedroom. "Please help my wife have the place she needs and deserves to help her relax at the end of her endless days," Dan wrote. "Please help her feel like she has her own little getaway inside the locker room she is calling home."
Dan's Skyping™ into the studio from his home office outside Salt Lake City. "[My wife Stephanie's] a master aesthetician, so she loves to be pampered and loves to pamper, but all she does right now is wrangle this house and keep these boys in line," Dan says. "She has no place and no time to relax."
Nate's got a message for Stephanie and wants to deliver it face-to-face, so he and Oprah send Dan upstairs to get his wife out of bed.
"Oh my goodness," Stephanie says. "You think?"
"I have a lot of ideas to share with you for how your bedroom could be a retreat for you at the end of the day," Nate says. "But my best and biggest idea is at your front door."
To start, Thom repainted the walls with a coral color. "I wanted to bring little elements of the beach in, and the color was really important," Thom says. "There's nothing easier and less expensive than just going with a fabulous color on your wall." For another seaside touch, Thom replaced the ceiling fan with a coral-inspired chandelier.
Thom tackled the floor, windows and lighting next. In the old layout, Stephanie and Dan's bed faced the bathroom, so Thom repositioned the furniture to make the windows the focal point. Then, he added plenty of lamps and a rug on top of the carpet. "Very basic carpet is great, but layer it with a really beautiful rug that compliments it and gives it a hit of power," Thom says.
"This is all about Mom having her sanctuary. You deserve it," Thom says.
"I love it," Stephanie says. "Everything is beautiful."
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