Sometimes, all a room needs is a woman’s touch.

The interior of the Westridge abode in Highlands Ranch was getting “really masculine,” according to designer Trish Bonney. “I kept saying (to the wife) we have to put you in here, make it more feminine!”

Bonney, who owns TAB Interior Designs in Highlands Ranch, encouraged the owners not to remodel but “refresh” the master bedroom. Once she had the go-ahead from the husband, Bonney and her design assistant, Bryonna Williams, went for it.

Pulling from Pinterest and some items the wife already owned, including a “pillow she could never figure out what to do with,” Bonney created a mood board for the wife, who was smitten with all of the concepts. As for the husband’s take on the prospect of living in a feminized boudoir, “His attitude was, ‘happy wife, happy life!'” Bonney laughs.

With a “tight budget” of $8,000, the team decided on new floors, a large area rug and wallpaper. They also decided to add a sliding barn door between the bedroom and bathroom.

“The floral wall-covering is gorgeous. We paired it with a navy paint on the other walls,” Bonney gushes.

Acting as a foil to the dark, masculine furniture, she added a set of cream colored side tables with an antiqued finish.

With the six-week project completed, the owners—husband and wife alike—are pleased. “This room shows you how to do something feminine without it being all pink.” Bonney says with note of satisfaction.


(As in the inspiration, please number the following items with their respective explanations.)

1. Allesandria crystal chandelier, Kosas Home,, $800

2. Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior Paint in “Gale Force,” $70 per gallon

3. Wallskins removable wallpaper in “Morning Dew,”, $99

4. Iris 2-drawer accent cabinet,, $440 

5. Durham area rug,, $400

6. Helios mirror,, $220

7. Bentley lamp,, $99

8. Custom-made barn door, Denver Timber Company,, $1,850

"A ‘refresh’ is a great way to show how big you can go with a small budget," Bonney says.

Cabinet: Lark Manor

Quilt: One Allium Way

Chandelier: Kosas Home 

Lamps, area rug, pillows, mirror: Surya

Wallpaper: Wallskins

Paint: Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior Paint-Gale Force SW7605

Trim & baseboards: Sherwin Williams Pure White SW7005