Saturday, May 16, 2009

episode 307

L2R: Ron, Rupert, Danny & Jared REPRESENTIN'

Producers Robyn & John. Don't even ask. I love these kids!

How much do I love what I do?


This makeover was too much awesomeness that it shouldn't be considered work.
Lena & Greg are not only some of the nicest people we have worked with, but they were so hospitable and made the whole construction process (which can be overwhelming since we're often cramming months worth of work into appox 10 days), filming process a joy.
They also provided tasty cupcakes on reveal day! Very cool.
Plus, how cute are their kids? Seriously adorable!

Lena & Greg are the perfect example of people that know what they want. They totally know their style yet they are stuck when it comes to their master bedroom AND they have played it safe with their design choices. My team and I were excited to help them with their space.

You can watch the reveal here:

Get additional info here:

Let's not forget the wonderful inspiration that Lena & Greg had to go with, including a former RMS homeowner with her own incredible makeover story.

DIANE & LANCE really inspired Lean & Greg with their beautiful coffered ceiling. Great look. Timeless & Classic. Thank you Diane & Lance for your wonderful inspiration.

SHARON was a great inspiration since she used an old closet and turned it into a major focal point for her bed. Beautiful job. The result is romantic, unique and definitely eye-catching!

MELISSA & JOSH were two incredible homeowner's I had the extreme pleasure of working with early on. Their Master Bedroom Suite rally inspired Lena & Greg. They knew they didn't have as much room as Melissa & Josh, but wanted to somehow emulate that feel. Melissa & Josh are so wonderful and Lena & Greg have so many similar qualities, I feel like they should know each other. You guys ROCK!


Paint/Colors: LOWE'S & VALSPAR
Ceiling: Eddie Bauer MERCER BLUE EB32-2
Walls: Eddie Bauer GLACIER ICE EB40-4
All Molding in pure white.
All Curtain Hardware, Molding Materials, Levelor Cellular Shades: LOWE'S
Bench at the foot of the bed, Bedside tables: CB2
Wool Blanket & Pillow Cases, Percale Quilted Coverlet & Pillow Cases: ROOM & BOARD
Diamond Quilt & Shams, Morocco Embroidered Sheet Set: WEST ELM
Kirei Board used behind Bed: KIREI USA
Cumulus Vases on bedside table, Paris 1715 framed Maps: Z-GALLERIE
Cherise Pendant Lamp over seating area, Harmony Corner Media Stand, London Leather Chair: CRATE & BARREL
Arlid leather Loveseat: IKEA
Flokati Rug: TARGET
Curtain Panel Accent Pillow Fabric: CALICO CORNERS
Panels and Accent pillows sewn by: KOHLMAN-QUINN
2 Round, Silver Drums used as Coffee Tables: MORTISE & TENON
Robert Abbey City Collection Swing Arm Wall Lamp: LAMPS PLUS

Many, Many thanks to Ruth, Jared, Danny, Rupert & Ron for taking on a HUGE makeover with this bedroom. That ceiling detail was enough to throw a wrench in Ruth's production timeline that she brilliantly sets up every week. When I added the idea of creating a whole wall/built-in bed thingy with the Kirie Board & wall mounted sconces that required wiring, I though for sure Ruth, Danny & Rupert were going to string me up from the coffered ceiling.

They took a deep breath and made it happen flawlessly! THANK YOU! Love you guys.

go forth & design well
-angelo surmelis


Seth said...

Love, Love, Love this episode. You are a SERIOUS rock start dude! No one in the world of TV Design/Host/All around guy can touch you and what you do. This was one of my favorite episodes. Keep making magic.

Jeanette {A Passion for Home} said...

The coffered ceiling is my absolute favorite feature in this space. I'm sure it wasn't easy but it really adds architecture to the space. It's on my wish list for the family room and you've just re-ignited my desire to move up that item on my wish list!

Debi said...


You gave them exactly what they wanted-modern-without it looking cold and dull, but also stretched their vision so it looks & feels unique. Love your style and your attitude.

pcb said...

Great colors and of course, THAT CEILING! This is a room they won't ever tire of.

Karen JS said...

WOW! I love this room. Everything about it. If there was a way to install a small kitchenette, I'd live there full time. Wonderful job.

Patricia said...

This is just gorgeous. GORGEOUS.

Lise said...

I agree. Let me just add my voice to the mix and say the room is gorgeous and so are you.

Samantha said...

OK, the ceiling was awesome. But loved the little sitting area - silver stools, Paris maps. So glammy.

Salena said...

The way you mix fabrics and patterns is just dreamy!

Susie said...

So beautiful! The fabrics, paint colors and ceiling are a beautiful and dramatic transformation that are awe inspiring. Your consistently inspire me more than you will ever know!!!

Michael said...

Of all your make overs, this is definitely one of my favorites. Love, love, love the coffered ceilings. It turned out simply stunning.

Angelo, if you ever do RMS - Detroit edition, I get to be first in line, LOL!!!

Anonymous said...

This is not my style at all-BUT it was GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!

mrsben said...

Angelo, THANK YOU soooooo much for including the mini video of the completed space here on your blog.

Considering the time frame that you and your team have to work with, your talents are overwhelming. Love the coffered ceiling and the mix of textures 'n patterns used.

(Hopefully after your line of bedroom furniture you will be adding household textiles to your creations. ie: Curtain panels, toss cushions, bed linens etc.)

Connie said...

Is any of that furniture in this room from your line? I love this makeover.

Your use of fabrics is really incredible. You should be designing a line of textiles next. Amazing eye.

Samantha said...

One of my all-time FAVES!

You certainly know how to "get" each homeowner where they're at in terms of style and then some.

Amazing talent you have Mr. Surmelis. You're more than just the ordinary designer/decorator.

MLP said...

I loved this room and watching YOU-just makes me happy. I love what you do and who you are!

felicia said...

Such a great makeover. Your inspiration is incredible. I learn so much from you about more than just design. Thank you for all you do!

Nevis said...

Love the room! Those coffered ceilings are so gorgeous. And I love the color combos. Love the silver accent drum tables!

OliveStreetStudio said...

WOW! Great bedroom and the 'reveal'! I like teh style using the black and the accent pieces / colors. Wish my bedroom looked like that!

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