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Yup, that’s my sister’s bedroom, designed & styled by moi. When I was first contacted by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution to submit images of spaces I designed that did double-duty, hers was the first that came to mind. The great thing about being a stylist and designer is that I always have tons of stuff at my house–enough that my family can essentially come over and “shop my house” if need be. And when it comes time to whip up a few interior makeovers for my kinfolk, I love nothing more than searching my closets, car (yes, car) and garage for special pieces among my styling stash (remember these chairs here?). Furniture, light fixtures, lamps, accessories & case-pieces–I have it all!

But I digress. As someone who works from home and frequently entertains with dinner parties and out-of-town guests, my sister’s master bedroom served as a great place to carve out some additional work space when guests are in town. Even though she’s in an apartment, she’s used to NYC living where tenants are allowed to paint (and pretty much do as they please), so we painted a black accent wall and relied on textiles and accessories for an added pop of color. I think she’d agree that sleeping in a room this stylish makes apartment living fun…but I wanna know, what say you??


  1. Kenya@Greenhouse
    January 12, 2012 at 7:25 am (7 years ago)

    Those ikat pillows and that lamp are the TRUTH!!!

  2. Kim@Chattafabulous
    January 12, 2012 at 10:52 am (7 years ago)

    Congratulations, Dayka. That room looks fantastic – and I plan to use that West Elm bedding in my own bedroom. Love the colors, too!

  3. Cris Angsten
    January 12, 2012 at 11:07 am (7 years ago)

    Wow! Purple has been growing on me lately – just as touches as you have it here & mixed with white and deep gray. And that gold lamp is to die for awesome!

  4. A Delightful Design
    January 12, 2012 at 11:18 am (7 years ago)

    Hi! I just came over from Cris’s tulip table post…this room is gorgeous!! The brass lamp puts me over the edge in love. I don’t like purple but I love this room. I’ll be pinning this one. 🙂

  5. Taylor Greenwalt
    January 12, 2012 at 11:23 am (7 years ago)

    Great make over! Love the color combo.

  6. Shelly@ConfettiStyle
    January 12, 2012 at 11:54 am (7 years ago)

    Dayka, what a beautiful space. I love the color palette, the pattern mix and the finishes. The room is definitely some place I could snooze in and be inspired in.
    Congrats on the article.

  7. Sing
    January 12, 2012 at 12:11 pm (7 years ago)

    The room looks fantastic! Great job. The stools at the end of the bed are my favorite and the black wall.

  8. Tiffany @ Savor Home
    January 12, 2012 at 1:17 pm (7 years ago)

    I love it! The bedding is great and I love the office space. Congrats on the feature!

  9. Towards the Horzon
    January 12, 2012 at 6:40 pm (7 years ago)

    Very pretty room! I have a similar desk in my guestroom.

  10. Tiffany
    January 12, 2012 at 9:21 pm (7 years ago)


  11. Holly
    January 13, 2012 at 7:17 am (7 years ago)

    Oh Dayka, it’s absolutely beautiful! One of my favorite bedrooms I’ve seen lately. I love how sleek it looks but also fun, playful, and colorful. The ikat on the coverlet and the pillows – I’m in love!!! That looks like maybe a Quadrille fabric on the pillows and they are so pretty. Your sister must be in heaven in this room. Not to mention how pretty and stylish (and more importantly functional) her bedside/desk area is. Wonderful work Dayka, it’s fabulous!!!!

  12. angela | the painted house
    January 13, 2012 at 9:24 pm (7 years ago)

    Congrats on the feature! I love your bedding combo. And I need a sister like you with a house full of goodies up for grabs! 🙂

  13. Hello Lover...
    January 16, 2012 at 1:48 am (7 years ago)

    Looks amazing! Great design and greatly styled!

  14. Erika at BluLabel Bungalow
    January 18, 2012 at 10:00 am (7 years ago)

    Amazing designer, superb stylist, and guru of vintage finds? You are a triple threat, my dear! CONGRATS!!! There’s going to be oh so much more to come!!

  15. Kelly@ColorSizzle
    January 18, 2012 at 5:23 pm (7 years ago)

    Gorgeous design and photos! Love the black accent wall. Congrats!


  16. ModernSauce
    January 18, 2012 at 8:46 pm (7 years ago)

    Just discovered your blog – thank you for being a reader of mine and I’m so happy to have found yours! Congratulations on your shoot! It looks beautiful and very saucy. ; )

    Off to dig through your archives…

  17. Kristen
    January 20, 2012 at 9:51 am (7 years ago)

    awesome room, dayka! i love it.

  18. caramelnaps25
    January 25, 2012 at 12:33 am (7 years ago)

    I am biased! Purple is my all time favorite color so that purple pop sets it off. I love the workspace. as a teacher and graduate student I often times find myself in my bedroom working! That is a wonderful idea! I am gonna hit you up this summer for some a styling session! My townhome needs some work! lol Five years in and still have the move in paint colors on the wall! Dont judge me!

    January 29, 2012 at 8:37 am (7 years ago)

    Whoa…you hit a home run on that one Dayka…I could not love it more…unless it was in my house so I could go by and take a peek at it every day 🙂

    July 31, 2012 at 7:56 am (7 years ago)

    Great transformation – and looks like you are in the same area of country – Atlanta!


  21. Sharee
    August 4, 2012 at 1:07 am (7 years ago)

    I love the color on the walls. Do you remember what it is?

  22. Nancy
    October 3, 2012 at 8:32 am (6 years ago)

    this is fantastic! I am loving going through your posts and seeing the transformations! That black wall is perfect.. What a great dramatic accent it makes.
    You are one talented lady!

  23. Kelley Peters
    February 8, 2013 at 1:59 am (6 years ago)

    Where are these sheets from?

  24. Kelley Peters
    February 11, 2013 at 12:41 am (6 years ago)

    Where are these sheets from?

  25. Dayka
    February 15, 2013 at 11:42 am (6 years ago)

    Hey Kelley, I tried to email you but your email isn’t linked to your blogger account! The sheets were from Marshall’s. If you’re looking for something similar, try, lands end, Serena & Lily or Z Gallerie.

  26. Stefanie
    March 13, 2014 at 12:38 am (5 years ago)

    I Love that duvet cover! who is it by?


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