Armed with a bud­get of just $1000, Su­per Stylist Fiona trans­forms a dou­ble-duty room into a spe­cial space.

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Our Su­per Stylist Fiona makes over a guest bed­room just in time for the hol­i­days – all on a bud­get of $1000.

“The over­all feel of the room has changed dra­mat­i­cally. The soft colour pal­ette makes it calm and invit­ing.”

ANNE TRAN SHARES her large home in Mt Pritchard, NSW, with her part­ner, younger brother and, when she’s not away work­ing, her younger sis­ter, Julie. With Julie about to re­turn af­ter be­ing over­seas for al­most two years, Anne de­cided her room, which is also used as a guestroom, was due for a re­vamp.

“The ex­ist­ing room did not have a co­he­sive look,” says Anne. “It had lots of dec­o­ra­tive pieces that did not go well with each other style-wise. For ex­am­ple the bed­spread and the cur­tains clashed, and we didn’t really have a proper chair for the desk.

“We wanted an up­dated look that’s in line with my sis­ter’s style now, but that will also serve as a guestroom when she’s away.”

In keep­ing with Anne’s de­sire for a sim­ple, pared-back room, Fiona de­cided on a soft and fem­i­nine Scandi feel with fresh neu­tral colours.


What a dif­fer­ence soft fur­nish­ings can make! With new bed­li­nen and cur­tains, the room is in­stantly lighter and brighter. A cou­ple of new pieces of fur­ni­ture add to the con­tem­po­rary look, while thought­ful ac­ces­sories up the com­fort fac­tor for both Julie and overnight guests.

“The space cre­ated by Fiona is much more fem­i­nine and mod­ern, re­flect­ing my sis­ter’s more ma­tured per­son­al­ity,” says Anne. “It’s really in­spired me so I plan to in­cor­po­rate sim­i­lar style changes to other rooms in my home.”

Be­yond ba­sics Tex­tured cush­ions, a soft throw and plush tow­els add a touch of lux­ury. af­ter Multi-tasker The re­vived room is more func­tional and wel­com­ing for both Julie and guests.

A lit­tle unloved The decor was mis­matched, a bit dark and ready for an up­date. be­fore

Lit­tle ex­tras

A good read­ing lamp by the bed is a must. af­ter

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