The room, before we began the project

So today is the day we have been waiting for with great anticipation for weeks.

We’ve been sitting on the edge of our seat and talking about it and rolling our eyes and crossing our fingers and toes and wondering when it would finally get here and what we should do to get ready.

We even had a count down.

T minus 45 hours and 16 minutes.

You’re probably thinking it’s this before and after room makeover.  And while the room looks amazing and I can’t even believe it turned out like it did and the geometric hexagon wall that we created from scratch takes my breath away.  But that’s so not even what I’m talking about.

We have been waiting for something even better.

The season premiere of Fuller House.

I know, right?

DJ, Stephanie, Kimmy and Uncle Jesse are in the house.

Literally. 🙂

Spheres displayed near the hexagon wall

More on Fuller House opinions and discussion later.

For today, let’s talk room makeovers.

About six weeks ago I got an e-mail in my inbox asking me if I could create a room for FrogTape to use in their marketing and advertising.

It had to be bold and full of color and the centerpiece of the room had to be some kind of overall patterned wall design where you thought outside of the box and came up with something amazing.

If you have read this blog for more than five minutes, you know I love a challenge.

Almost better than broccoli.

Ready to create the hexagon wall

I wanted to give you a sneak peak before it was published, so this is the room I started with.

White walls painted SW Alabaster (my favorite white paint color).

Simple, plain, basic, builder grade room.

And now?

Hold onto your horses.

Geometric Hexagon Room after

It’s a honeycomb room.

And it all started with that wall.

That glorious, wonderful ombre hexagon wall with gray and white and pops of orange.

I’m going to do a DIY on how we did it later.

Hexagon Wood Shelves

But why just stop at an ombre wall with painted hexagons?

Don’t pause there when you could have wood hexagon shelving?

We even painted the inside of the hexagons the same color as the hexagon they were hanging on.

Hexagon wall with shelving

And then I added one simple statement piece in each of the shelves.

I added a geometric-shaped asterisk and an hour glass and here’s a geometric shaped apple.

I love the contrast of the apple against the gray.

Before and after geometric hexagon wall

Against the back of the wall, I placed mid-century modern sideboard painted white.

And topped it with white curved lamps with chevron-patterned shades.

The curved lines of the lamp look so Jetson against the painted wall.

Wire Sculpture detail

The centerpiece on the table started with a large white vase covered in ceramic leaves.

Then I added geometric wire and wood branches that I spray painted to look like metal.

I fluffed all the branches and let them spill out over the table.

Hexagon wall with shelving

Here’s one more look at the space before I go.

I’ll be back with how-to’s and geometric print wall tape-offs and wood shelf DIY’s.

But in the meantime?

I have a show to watch. 🙂

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  1. Image for Alice Alice

    Amazing, and so cool! You have outdone yourself, and Frog Tape will be so excited to share your project, I'm sure you blew them away!

  2. Image for Carrie Carrie

    Oh my!!! OH MY!!! Love love love this....and of course I would. If I ever am asked what style I like for room decor, I'm not going to say "French Country, or Mid-Century Modern, etc...." my answer will be :"I love the KARIANNE style" ....who's with me???

  3. Image for JudiV JudiV

    Once again, you have out done yourself! Love the orange (one of my personal faves) with the gray. Thanks for bringing sunshine into an ordinary day!

  4. Image for Kimm at Reinvented and RoadKill Rescue Kimm at Reinvented and RoadKill Rescue

    Oh my goodness, Karianne, that is amazing!! I love every detail. Hope you liked the show, Full House was always one of my favorites!

  5. Image for Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie Jeanne @ I Dream of Jeanne Marie

    HI KariAnne, You never cease to amaze me! If anyone can think outside the box...YOU can! What an exciting and colorful room...but I'm trying to think where this room might it one of the rooms in your office space, down at the end of your driveway? Do you have a room that you just "do" and "redo?" It's very bright and colorful and I bet wherever it is, it gets lots of comments..."good ones!" Blessings, Jeanne

  6. Image for Julia - Vintage with Laces Julia - Vintage with Laces

    It's truly amazing and has the wow-factor, KariAnne. You did a fabulous job! I love that you added those little hexagon shelfs for some depth and additional interest. The FrogTape people must be excited to use this space for their marketing and advertising.

  7. Image for Mir Mir

    This is awesome! So, how was the tape? Did the paint run under the tape? Does the wall have to be super smooth for it to work? I am so curious about it...

  8. Image for Peg Peg

    "Wella honeycomb, won't ya be my baby, Wella MY OWN!!!" I am gaga over this transformation!! Love it!!!

  9. Image for Rosalie McCreary Rosalie McCreary

    Karianne you have outdone yourself!!!!... Again!!!! All the walls in our new apartment are SW Argos!!!!!!!! I would love to do this in part of the hallway. The colors are perfect! Looking forward to seeing the DIY. Have a great weekend!!!

  10. Image for Bluwatergal Bluwatergal

    Girlfriend you really are a ROCKSTAR! This is the total package ~ awesome design idea, DIY skills, fresh styling, and gorgeous photography!! How are you using the room? I want to come sit down for coffee and convo ~ I'll bring baked treats too!

  11. Image for Jill Jill

    Now that's what I'm talking about, girlfriend! Neutral with pops of bright (and not-so-bright) orange. Truly a delight to see this makeover on your blog today. You've kissed the frog and found a prince!

  12. Image for Marisa Franca @ All Our Way Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    Love the room. The colors are amazing -- modern but in a restful way. I would be very comfortable in that room. In fact I may want to move from the pantry. I told you, you wouldn't even know I was living there ;-) Have a great weekend.

  13. Image for Lisa Thompson Lisa Thompson

    OH! This is just just too cool! I love how you incorporated the shelves. I am going to have to see if I can do thi in the kids' room. Just watched the first 3 Fuller House episodes! FUN!

  14. Image for Jolyn Jolyn

    That literally took my breath away. I was SO not expecting that, but I love it! It seems so far outside of your comfort zone...

  15. Image for Linda Andersen Linda Andersen

    Whelp, you did it again! When this wall was done, did you stand back and clap your hands and jump up and down??? I would have. I did, but sitting down. So super cute. Linda

  16. Image for Eileen Eileen

    Kari, this truly shows your talent as a designer. While the room clearly wouldn't fit in your own home, you've created a fun, colorful, playful space that is perfect for someone else! I love the calm Blue's and White's of my own home but can truly appreciate this room in all of its creative wonderfulness!!

  17. Image for Sue Sue

    Just when I think you can't get any better, you come up with something to amaze me! Who's the rockstar? Your the rockstar! Sue

  18. Image for Grace Grace

    I'm having dejavu , I can see Doris day standing there looking simply thrilled. You are an amazing artist. I hope the world doesn't steal you away from us. But I think we will all come along with you, if you can handle that many BFF's

  19. Image for Laurie Laurie

    Super W.O.W.! This is gorgeous from the colors that you used to the way you styled it. Simply marvelous! Thanks for sharing with us at Brag About It! Look for your feature at next weeks party! Have a lovely week ahead and thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us! ~Laurie

  20. Image for NormaJean NormaJean

    God has truly blessed you with an amazing talent. Just when I think you have done it all, you come up with something else that blows me out of the water. Wow! Just wow!

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