Everyone knows the old saying, “A picture is worth a thousand words,”  but this quote truly hits home with our post today.  We could have probably just posted the pictures and the point would have been made loud and clear. But the story wouldn’t have been complete without knowing background facts behind each project, what the objectives were with each of these rooms and what specific details in the final plans made each room look fabulous.  So without further aideu, we hand this “Fabulous Facelift” post over to the ever-talented Beth Haley of Beth Haley Design.

BACKGROUND: In 2000, Beth created Beth Haley Design (BHD), a boutique interior design firm focused on remodeling and renovating established homes with a sensitive, modern approach. Beth is intrigued by the existing market of older homes and how to transform them into workable, nourishing living spaces.

A licensed Interior Designer, Beth is recognized as a local expert on sustainable residential interiors and frequently provides educational seminars throughout the community.

Fabulous Facelifts

When first meeting with clients we always evaluate what they already have and take note of any pieces that might be reused or repurposed. Sometimes there isn’t anything worth bringing back, but oftentimes there is a way to bring back that favorite chair or side table! Determining which pieces can be reused gives us a clearer vision for how to better allocate those budget dollars. Many times, our clients’ spaces end up feeling more like home to them if there are familiar pieces there at the completion of the project. We love the idea of giving an older piece new life and creating much more personal spaces!



For this Master Bedroom remodel we were able to reuse several existing pieces including the end tables, the dresser, the armoire and the oblong pillow for the bed. Although we maintained the same furniture layout, we updated the entire room by changing a few key elements that really transformed the space.

We softened the overall look of the room with a fresh coat of paint in a lighter hue that is still warm. Pulling up the existing broadloom and replacing it with beautiful hardwoods achieved a more elegant feel for the space. We then added a super soft area rug to keep a cozy texture underfoot, while also providing a wonderful area for grandkids to roll around on! It is so plush!

By using an upholstered bed, we added texture and suppleness in order to mix up the hard lines of the wood furniture. The new floral bedding lightened the look as well and created an inviting appeal that the client really wanted for her room. Because the bed evoked a comfortable and soothing feeling, the bamboo bench really popped! Being at the foot of the bed, the bench was functional while also bringing variety and interest in a lighter stain color.

Getting rid of the traditional ceiling fan and replacing it with a contemporary pendant did a lot to help the space feel more current. A beautiful antiqued nickel starburst mirror added a sculptural touch, which modernized the existing furnishings.

The lamps for the side tables brought additional warmth and ambiance to the space with taupe shades. New artwork, window treatments, a reading chair, and a floor lamp completed the look and made the room revived and ready for our client!




This client wanted her living room to feel more inviting and comfortable. What she loved about the space were the traversing window treatments that helped with heat control. She requested hardwood floors to be added to the remaining first floor. Her upholstery pieces were in good shape but needed updating.

Our solution was to use the existing drapery fabric as our base color scheme and add touches of red, which we knew was a favorite color of our client. The client was also interested in making the space safe for her grandchildren to play. We replaced the glass coffee table with an upholstered ottoman in a family friendly fabric. We reupholstered the sofa and loveseat in a cozy, soft velvet, selected a woven textural fabric for the chairs, and found a fabulous graphic print fabric with a red background to back the side chairs and use as accent pillows.


We designed a custom rug with a pattern that subliminally pulled you into the space. The existing white cabinetry and mantel were painted a soft green to warm the space and add visual interest. What you do not see in the before picture is a heavily ornate fan. The fan was replaced with a cascading pendant in custom colors of gold, yellow and cream.


Accessories really updated the space. Lamps with strong lines were selected to frame the sofa and new custom artwork was designed for hanging over the sofa. The scale of the artwork was used to highlight the ceiling height and balance the weight of the fireplace.


By reusing a few existing pieces in various ways, we were able to give both of these spaces a complete transformation without purchasing all new items. The new overall look in both rooms evoked a warm and inviting vibe that combined a modern and timeless blend, a perfect balance!

Thank you Beth for sharing these amazing transformations! What a difference! 

Love this look?

 Here are a few details!

Walls – Sherwin Williams - Color (Ivoire)

Bench – (from Belle Meade Signature) / Fabric (Duralee) – Pattern (Mesa, Artichoke)

Bedding – (Robert Allen) – Pattern (Cortlandt) – Color (Alabaster)

Rug – (Kane Carpet) / Pattern (Moonlight) – Color (Whisper)

Love this look?


  Here are a few details!

Walls – Sherwin Williams  Color – (Ivoire)

Pillows – Fabric (Duralee) – Pattern (Ponderosa) – Color (Russett)

Table lamps – Arteriors Home

Artwork above sofa – Kelly Harwood (owner of Gallery 202, Franklin, TN)

For more information on Beth and how to contact her, see below:

Beth Haley / Beth Haley Design

1207 Linden Avenue / Nashville, TN 37212




(Image credits: all before pictures courtesy of Beth Haley Design; all after pictures courtesy of Reid Rolls; Beth’s portfolio pic – Beth Haley Design)

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