2011 Dream Home Bedroom at Merchandise MartTransitional Bedroom, Chicago

Inspiration for a transitional bedroom remodel in Chicago with gray walls and a standard fireplace —  Houzz
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lxxo wrote:April 5, 2013
  • mabelbridges
    Coraleejoan...go away.
  • doc eye
    Coral has way too much time on her hands. Annoying
balthun wrote:August 7, 2012
  • divorcee123
    place your pointer over the picture for a full view of the picture.
  • liyah97
    You did a fantastic job. Thanks for sharing! Enjoy
mcgill02 wrote:September 2, 2012
  • Tanya Sam

    Question - can you share where you found the chairs or the style?

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    Michael Abrams Interiors

    The chairs are from Baker Furniture by Barbara Barry

Sofie AS wrote:April 4, 2013
  • exdro2
    I lost my guide book so I'm afraid that I don't know anymore. But it was Dream Home 2011 @ Merchandise Mart. Hope that helps. You can also contact Michael Abrams Limited or Design Center at The Merchandise Mart.
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    HKT Design
    I saw this room at the Mart last year while attending NeoCon~ It is by far my most favorite of the Dream Home, It is my Dream bedroom. I appreciate the inspirations and your creative works Michael, Kudos and best of luck to you.
oletadarlene wrote:May 6, 2012
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    Deli Johnson
    That colour is fabulous but,where do you buy it and how much?
  • Ruby Lai
    I can't find this silk wallcovering from Weitzner... what is the exact name of this wallcovering... thanks!
Stuart Cohen & Julie Hacker Architects LLC wrote:April 8, 2013
  • fitness1234
    What is the height of bedroom from floor to ceiling - is it 8ft
  • Lucille Collins
    I really like the ideas of this bedroom! I just like to ask what kind of material you use in the wall coverings/ have you use PVCs or other materials? it really looks sophisticated and a little bit manly. http://www.skj.co.th/products/pvc-sheets/
carolina_f wrote:April 7, 2013
  • Susana D.
    Michael this room is amazing ! Feels like you are in a boutique hotel somewhere ! Luxurious one !
  • Ashley Marin
    Im In love with the curtains!!! So gorgeous!!! Do you know where I can purchase somw what similar??
mommy2401 wrote:October 17, 2012
  • Carolyn Kelly
    Love these curtains what materials. And color
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    DeCocco Drapes
    This is a beautiful room and the drapery panels and the roman shades really add to the elegance of the room. I think plantation shutters would really change the look and feel of the entire room. I say stick with the curtains.
lovingcode wrote:September 22, 2012
  • Cookie1930

    I love this room. What is the name of the window shades? Where can I buy them?

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    Michael Abrams Interiors

    Thank you, so do I. These were custom made for the room.

arpellegrino wrote:January 19, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The Larsen fabric is Solstice-Silver, but I believe it has since been discontinued.
  • shelton143
    Hi Michael,
    I did search for the bed fabric from Larsen (Solistice-silver) and you are correct that it has been disontinued. I am unable to even find a sample to use to find a similar colour/fabrick. Are you able to suggest a similar fabric. I saw several images of this room and the fabric looks grey insome and cream in others. I would really appreciate your help as I'm in toronto but have fallen in love with tis bedroom
dmworley wrote:March 5, 2013
cderrickchaney wrote:January 27, 2013
  • Deborah Cortez
    Beautiful and elegant
  • diamonds4dogs
    I love the walls - so regal - would love to have the name of Donghia silk wall covering
Marlene West wrote:October 8, 2012
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    Mackey's MPI Inc.
    No disrespect, but I think Marlene is asking what colors would be closest to the wallpaper color in your picture. The 3 you gave her were great colors, but they all read very blue not grey as in the picture you show.

    What color do you feel would be closest to the wallpaper color in your picture here.

    Thank you!
  • ruthwaller
    The colors Mr. Abrams gave REALLY ARE closet to the wall paper. I ordered a sample and it is not the same grey that you see on the internet. When you click on the green tag and get a larger sample you can see the silk is not all one flat gray color. The wall paper is beautiful and so is the room as it appears on the internet but as always the color on the internet varies some from the natural wall paper. Its all good.
ndemanga86 wrote:September 25, 2012
  • deliajc
    I would like to purchase the same gray bedcover as in this photo. I visited Designer Linen Source which was indicated the source of the item. I wasn't able to find that particular bedcover. HELP!
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    Elite Impressions & Designs

    Check the following stores: Wayfair, Ross, and Marshalls

rbiller wrote:September 16, 2012
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    Addition Building & Design, Inc.
    I agree, love all of that wood in the fireplace. Beautiful room!
  • jas618
    Make sure the wood is critter free before using it as a decoration or even if it will be awhile before it is burned.
Janet Montgomery wrote:September 16, 2012
shernikita wrote:June 2, 2012
  • zenhome
    Wow, this room is stunning!!
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    Victoria Larsen Stencils
    It's important to first decide if your gray is a cool gray or warm gray. In my opinion, as long as you stay within the cool/warm realm of colors, your accent color would coordinate beautifully. For instance, in a cool gray setting, choose cool accent colors.
hdrose wrote:February 5, 2012
Sarah Landeros wrote:April 7, 2013
Christopher Yue wrote:February 20, 2013
jankamp wrote:February 16, 2013
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    Southview Design
    The shades are surely beautiful!
  • Brenda Bills
    Hi Michael! Love this room! I have already started the master bedroom with this gray color on the walls, with the adjoining master bath in Black, Bright White, and a muted shade of gray. I just love the fabric you used on the Roman Shades, would you be so kind as to share the name and the coding for the fabric? Love, Love your work!
jessica1802 wrote:January 21, 2013
  • tracylmathis
    Looks a mess but moved everything. In that area of first pic...painting now
  • tracylmathis
    I'm referring to silver not red learning program
Teri Reeds wrote:November 17, 2012
  • donnaconoyer
    thank you Michael.....
  • Arlene
    The chair is the NORA LOUNGE CHAIR from Barbara Barry sold via Henredon
Sarah Ann Enrile wrote:October 28, 2012
shelton143 wrote:January 25, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    It is actually a very small scaled herringbone print in both cream and grey.
  • shelton143
    :( Looks like this is not going to be an easy one to find. It's too bad they discontinued it.
Susan Scott wrote:January 14, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    It is 100% silk wallcovering from Donghia
  • Leslie Esparza
    Is there a color of paint that would be close to the color of the silk?
angela pardue wrote:September 18, 2011
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    Mary Davis Lc.
    what is the color of the walls .. tnx
  • smilesalot
    i would also appreciate knowing the paint color and brand for the walls. thanks!
andrealmcday wrote:August 6, 2011
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    It is a Weitzner silk wallcovering from the Donghia showroom in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
  • andrealmcday
    Beautiful room! Thanks Michael.
educator3 wrote:April 18, 2013
  • Jeanette Carson
    is this color gray, or silver ?
  • Jeanette Carson
    Is the wall painted or is it wallpaper ?
kimmiecall wrote:March 20, 2013
  • miraclechi
    I love the room. my only question is why do you have so much fire wood in the fire?
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    Shearer Painting
    Shimmer...the attention to the natural things in the room.
finematz wrote:February 23, 2013
  • scottandcathie
    The silk wallpaper is pure elegance!
  • cdmoser
    what is the source for the white table lamp
Carol Suhrer wrote:February 14, 2013
D wrote:February 6, 2013
  • na6ia
    please could you tell me where this wall paper is from?
  • landyhome
    Wall paper?
leonardwee wrote:January 27, 2013
  • leonardwee
    Thank you Michael!
  • redbird11
    What color is the silk fabric in the bed?
writerly wrote:January 16, 2013
  • writerly
    I didn't realize it was Venetian glass but the lamp is stunning. I'll put it on my dream list. Thanks!
  • tatjanamandaric16
    maybe for me ideal lampa christal night lamp
denisefeldman wrote:December 6, 2012
  • Jan
    Just wondering if you can tell me what wallpaper pattern you used on the room - i love the room its amazing, want to copy this room exactly! :)
  • sgarcia805
    can you plse tell me where to puchase the bed frame and the rest of the furniture
Neiman NY wrote:December 4, 2012
Linda Wiener wrote:October 30, 2012
Vicki Coe wrote:October 9, 2012
  • hoochie
  • Marisa Armenis
    what are the colors of the bed linens. You seem to have mixed a couple of colors not quite sure what they are..... thanks! Very inspirational!
maquannies833 wrote:July 18, 2012
juanitav wrote:March 7, 2012
  • olivia5419

    is this fabric still available? Looking for it on website, is there an exact name for the color and design?

juanitav wrote:March 7, 2012
  • lsugolfmom
    Went on web site. It's confusing to me in reference to how to order! Help!,
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Weitzner is one of the many brands available exclusively to the architecture and interior design trade.
shelton143 wrote:January 21, 2012
  • divorcee123
    I know this sounds a bit crazy, but I think it would work. I found some textured paintable wallpaper online. There are horizontal papers easily found online. If you use a eggshell gray/silver paint I think you will get as close to the wallpaper covering as you can.
  • pinkyswear
    Great idea. Thanks.
ericak wrote:January 6, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you. This room was part of a show house where each room was done by a different designer.
  • ericak
    Thank you for responding. I love your work; so sophisticated.
Sandy Smallbone wrote:December 4, 2011
Irma & Jena wrote:September 20, 2011
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    Just Saye It Designs
    There is a similar chair called the Madrid, made by Thomasville.....
  • wenatplay
    The chairs are FABULOUS. The shape is sexy, as is the black wood trim, the textured material is elegant...and the chair STILL looks comfy, not just pretty. Thanks for sharing
usair wrote:August 12, 2011
  • usair
    Thank you so much for your info. It is beautiful.
  • vrstringer
    What are the dimensions of te mirror
sammynicklas wrote:March 27, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Designer's Linen Source at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago
  • Jen Wrinkle
    This room is perfection! Wow! Love your designs Michael!
jossan1012 wrote:March 23, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you. These chairs are from Barbara Barry and available from Henredon Furniture. I would simply refer to them as lounge chairs.
  • spenso34
    What color is on the wall?
laura28 wrote:March 18, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you, framing art is one of my favorite things. It can make or break a piece of art work. I use Artist Frame Service in Chicago for all my framing. It takes time to review the options and select just the right frame. You want the frame to enhance the art work but not over power it.
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    Raymond Interiors
    Stunning. Warm. Inviting. You are very talented!
beckchap wrote:February 18, 2013
tisawiranata wrote:January 15, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    sorry - this room was created for a showhouse in 2011 in Chicago's Merchandise Mart. There is no floor plan of a home. There were only (2) photographs of this room.
  • bcappa

    I live in Raleigh, NC. I have designed my bedroom over and over again. I really need a professional to help me. The ceilings are only 8'- that seems to be my stiffling point! The rest of the house has high ceilings. First I used a Queen Anne poster bed trying to get height- but that was quickly replaced with a very low modern Italian job. I still have the evidence of 23 duvets that I have purchased over the last 2 years. (Macy's current stripe shown)

    My media room looks a great deal like your grey showroom bedroom- because that is my style. Can you help us with our master bedroom. (We travel a good bit, so the hotel style especially appeals to us).

Terri Amspacker wrote:January 8, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you - this too is one of my favorite rooms. I had the ottoman custom made for the room. The leather is Larsen.
  • marnau514
    Gorgeous room. Congrats!
amckenzie1008 wrote:January 7, 2013
gabyk213 wrote:December 28, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you very much. The roman shades are a sheer patterned fabric from Cowtan & Tout and made in a waterfall style for this project.
  • Brenda Bills
    Hi Michael,
    Love, love this room! It show a very elegant, soft, inviting place to relax! I know that you have previously stated, that the fabric for the shades is from Larsen, but I have not been able to find it. Could you please identify the name, and style number please?
    Love your work!
Cheryl Cummings wrote:November 14, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thanks - those are my favorite table lamps. They are from Baker Furniture but have since been discontinuted. :(
  • jennyf22
    I saw very similar if not the same lamps on the Horchow Website.........
Linda Wiener wrote:October 30, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The mirrors are sized to order and are from The Filsinger Showroom in Chicago.
  • eknollman
    thank you for the details.
201lasky wrote:August 29, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The fireplace surround came from Paris Ceramics at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago and is available for purchase.
  • 201lasky
    Thank you!
oletadarlene wrote:May 6, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The chandelier is from Remains Lighting, and the mirrors are custom from Filsinger.
  • jacks66
    Can you let me know the colours and material of the curtains and the colours on the wall and where all the bedlinen comes from please Tanks Jackie
tammy_ag wrote:May 3, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you. This bedroom is 14' x 17.5'.
  • foodie3826
    I saw this room at the Dream Home at Merchandise Mart. It is more beautiful up close than you can see on the pictures. Simply beautiful!!
dougblank wrote:April 30, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The bed linens are from Designers Linen Source in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
  • Connie Staley
    What are the floors. They appear very dark is it hardwood and what is the color?
nicolemp wrote:April 3, 2012
cedwa wrote:April 2, 2012
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    DeCocco Design
    Looks like a 1 1/4" rod with inside mounts, so no finials. That way the beautiful drapes can go all the way to the wall. Such a restful space!
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    that is correct - the rod is brushed iron finish wall to wall.
jaclenner wrote:March 21, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The ottoman is custom from my work room in Chicago. It is upholstered in a Larsen leather.
  • rbzion
    Hello, I'd like to purchase that ottoman, do I have a choice of colors? what would the price be?
littleone123 wrote:January 14, 2012
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    The Shabby Nest
    Dutch Boy's Stonewall Jackson is a similar color.
  • jewelgirl
    it is 100 % silk wall covering. click on the MORE INFO directly under the picture and see more about it.
Lilacjo wrote:January 8, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The rug is from Tufenkian.
  • gillysmith
    I bet you wish you'd never designed such a lovely room!!!! Another question....what material have you used for the curtains and roman blinds? Searched everywhere and cannot find anything similar. Many thanks.
jackiegidaro wrote:December 28, 2011
  • dwright548
    I saw a similar chandelier on the Candice Olsen lighting site…but it was a little more rounded at the bottom instead of being kind of flat in this photo. Good luck
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you. The chandelier is from Remains Lighting. You can email me directly for a quote.
howzitgoin wrote:August 31, 2011
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Flooring in bedrooms is based on personal preference. If you go with laminate or wood, keep in mind you'll need an area rug.
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    Kathy McIntosh
    what is the name of the color on these walls?
esthersilberman wrote:August 21, 2011
  • bepsf
    Looks like Calvin Klein bedding
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The bedding is from Designer's Linen Source in Chicago's Merchandise Mart.
14271600 wrote:February 22, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Kelly - that sure provided me a smile. I truly do not know if you can paint Pergo floors. I would be very concerned that it may adhere properly. That said, go online and I am sure you can find out. Send me some pictures when you are finished.
beckchap wrote:February 18, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The bed is from Bright and called the Van Bed by Douglas Levine. It is a queen and upholstered in silk from Larsen. The color is a soft silvery cream color. It is for sale as a floor sample.
beckchap wrote:February 16, 2013
Margaret Chappell wrote:February 15, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    What exactly would you like to know? They were made especially for this room by Cary Filsinger.
mleary920 wrote:January 12, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    Thank you - the artist is Chicagoan Francine Turk, check out her website. She is brilliant.
tamlp100 wrote:January 9, 2013
hanrahan wrote:January 6, 2013
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The bed came from the Bright Showroom in Chicago and I had selected a silk fabric from Larsen. The bed designer is Doug Levine and the bed is called the Van Bed.
tcrowne225 wrote:January 6, 2013
Andi Staffan_Dolinsky wrote:December 9, 2012
onlyashley wrote:December 2, 2012
hathatshop wrote:November 11, 2012
edanavi wrote:August 26, 2012
  • divorcee123
    This was answered earlier, 14 x 17 1/2
Carole Orland wrote:July 25, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The tray on the ottoman is approx. 24" square and was sourced via Baker, Knapp & Tubbs in Chicago. It retails for approximately $2,400 and is made of mother of pearl.
sarahnewhouse wrote:July 16, 2012
elizabethridgecole wrote:June 25, 2012
shelton143 wrote:January 21, 2012
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The bed is upholstered in a Larsen silk. We purchased the bed linens from Designers Linen Source in Chicago.
nicolenelson wrote:January 1, 2012
Brenda Perez wrote:December 8, 2011
hkim42 wrote:November 23, 2011
jenson wrote:August 24, 2011
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    Michael Abrams Interiors
    The drapery and roman shades are custom using Larsen and Osborne & Little fabrics. The wallcovering is Weitzner.
Student wrote:July 2, 2012

    What Houzz contributors are saying:

    Fred Albert added this to Bedroom Window Treatments to Block the LightSeptember 11, 2013

    Or pair curtains with shades, for several lines of defense.

    Samantha Schoech added this to Guessing Game: What Might Our Bedrooms Say About Us?April 1, 2013

    We are a gay, double-income, no-kids couple in a big city. One of us is a lawyer; the other is a designer. We have no pets, but we do have a killer wine collection.

    Elements of Style added this to Feng Shui Basics for a Happy HomeDecember 9, 2012

    Electronic devices are said to produce negative energy via electromagnetic fields. Ideally, you should minimize your exposure to the myriad devices our homes now seem to have.The bedroom is a haven for rest, and uninterrupted sleep is paramount to achieving a successful and productive life. Try a couple of easy ideas to help reduce the flow of negative energy. Keep your alarm clock at least 3 feet away from your bed. If you are not going to banish your television from your bedroom, enclose it inside a cabinet and shut the doors when you are sleeping. The blue-gray used with abundance in this luxurious bedroom strongly encourages relaxation.

    Samantha Schoech added this to A Bedroom for Both of YouMarch 6, 2012

    This bedroom is high glamour all the way, but sticking to a palette of gray and silver keeps it from looking like a starlet’s dressing room. Even a macho man could sleep here.

    Shane D. Inman added this to Master Bedrooms That Take CommandFebruary 23, 2012

    4. Play with texture. Choose your bed linens, draperies, carpet, paint and upholstery in a monochromatic palette, but choose different textures. This creates a boutique hotel feel.

    Vanessa Brunner added this to Readers' Choice: The 20 Best Bedrooms of 2011December 21, 2011

    6. While this bedroom is definitely dramatic, the gray tones tend to give it a soothing, rather than cold, feel. Readers were drawn to the carefully chosen color palette, as well as the convenient sitting area in front of the fireplace. Various forms of lighting — from sconces, to floor lamps, to the chandelier — provide comfortable levels of light for any time of day.

    What Houzzers are commenting on:

    sfporch added this to glendon2 days ago

    like light silver/gray coloring

    kraehpour13 added this to Master 2020March 22, 2020

    Love the rich grays and silver and mirror

    kellistenhouse added this to kellistenhouse's IdeasMarch 17, 2020

    Mirror behind lamp on nightstand

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