Well friends, as I promised a while back, I’m tackling a mini-makeover of one of my guest bedrooms. Earlier this year some blogger friends and I decided it would be fun to team up for a bloggers’ series. For the series, each of us would pick a room in our homes and give it a new look inspired by color. We’re calling our series Color Lovers.

Today all of us bloggers in this series are sharing “before” images of our respective spaces and giving you a sneak peek at our plans for them. (I’ve linked all of the other bloggers at the end of this post, so be sure to check out everyone’s spaces.)

For this fun series, I opted to refresh my coral bohemian-inspired guest bedroom. While this space has always functioned fine, I was never especially excited or happy about it, so it was the perfect choice for this project.

Guest Color Lovers - Bedroom Makeover: Before | Inspired by Charm

Guest Color Lovers - Bedroom Makeover: Before | Inspired by Charm

My plan is to keep the layout of the room pretty much the same and just tweak some of the furnishings, accessories, and paint. As regular IBC readers know, I recently moved to a new apartment in Pittsburgh. Because I’m still unsure about the future of my house in St. Marys, a major and costly room makeover just didn’t make sense right now.

However, I still want a big change for this room so my hope is to take it from tropical bohemian to hipster hotel.

Let’s take a look.

Guest Color Lovers - Bedroom Makeover: Before | Inspired by Charm

Yeah, it’s quite different, right?

I often pick up inspiration while traveling, and that’s where the idea for this space came from. Back in February, when I was visiting Pittsburgh, I stayed at the Ace Hotel and fell in love with the decor of its restaurant.

Guest Color Lovers - Bedroom Makeover: Before | Inspired by Charm

In case you’ve never been to an Ace Hotel, the vibe is vintage with modern touches. Think record players and colors from the 70s with thick black borders and touches of marble. Hipster is probably the most appropriate word for it. And even though, I don’t consider myself “hipster,” I adore the aesthetic.

Guest Color Lovers - Bedroom Makeover: Before | Inspired by Charm

I’ll be sourcing all of the items above when I post the reveal on June 27. (The rest of the bloggers in the series will be sharing their reveals then, too.) During this series, we all have the pleasure of working with The Mine, Birch Lane, and Minted to source some of the decor and accessories for our spaces. So, if you’re desperate to find some of these pieces, those are good places to start.

While I’m thrilled to have a direction for changing this space, I am still undecided on a few details and also debating whether to paint. If I do paint, it would most likely be just around the fireplace, a feature wall, or some modelings. We shall see!

Whatever happens, I’m so excited to get this color-loving makeover started so I can share the reveal with you at the end of June! I may even pop back in between to give you a little update. You can also follow along with my Instagram Stories where I’m sure I’ll be teasing you with a few things from my room refresh.

If you love makeovers, be sure to visit all of the bloggers in the series by clicking on the links below.

Guest Color Lovers - Bedroom Makeover: Before | Inspired by Charm
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  • naveen kumar at

    beautiful interior looks amazing
    thank you for awesome posts
    i mention about your post on my blog

  • Kelly Elko at

    Love the direction you’re going – the lighting is amazing! When are you going to grow your hipster beard?!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Haha. Never. (Not a fan.) And thanks, Kelly.

      xo Michael

  • Roeshel at

    Love your choices and new theme – that lighting is beautiful! Looking forward to seeing the change! (I’m excited to see your Pittsburgh adventures unfold too!)

  • Diane Henkler at

    Hi Michael – I really like the vibe you are going for. I have never been to the Ace Hotel, but I can see from your pictures why you got inspired. It is warm and cozy, but hip and classic at the same time. … plus will stand the test of time.

  • Jennifer Rizzo at

    I am excited to see what you are going to do with the space! I love the lighting!

  • Jennifer K. at

    LOVE that chair! And the bench. And the rug. Heck, I love the whole mood board! Looking forward to seeing the final reveal!

  • jennifer hadfield at

    It’s going to be gorgeous! I love all of the elements you have collected and can’t wait to see it all together!

  • Shannon Fox at

    Your inspiration is fantastic. I’m loving that floor lamp you selected, it’s super gorge!!

  • Nancy at

    Love the giraffe art from your “before” room. I couldn’t find any source. Can you help?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks! It was a HomeGoods find.

      xo Michael

  • Jessica Bruno at

    LOVE this Michael and the inspiration is beautiful! You are such a rockstar 😉 Hope your new place is going good! Will call soon, gotta catch up 🙂 #beins

  • MEAl5 at

    I love you, MICHAEL, they look so nice!

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