Pink and Navy Master Bedroom + Ensuite; Before & After

I’m so excited to share the before and after photos of my wonderful client Crystal and her husband Rob who live in Promontory Hill in Chilliwack. We renovated and decorated the two top floors of her house over a year ago now, and the main floor will be published in May (can’t wait to show you those images).

This is their forever house and when you see their view, you’ll understand.

We totally updated the house from the Tuscan brown trend to a way more classic and timeless look.

Pottery Barn Duvet (similar here and here) Art from Maria Killam Inc. Rug no longer available

Crystal and I were so happy when her husband shrugged and said he had no problem with introducing pink to these rooms!

Since cognac is a great colour to ground pink, I introduced it in the custom made upholstered bed. And we created a corner to sit and read and enjoy the uninterrupted view of the mountains.


The after photo was taken by my professional photographer who stood enough to the right so that the neighbours house was not in the shot. The windows were fully painted white as they were half wood, half white in the before photo.

And, since there is no mullion in the window on the left, the photographer photoshopped the mullion on the right so that it would look consistent in the photo. This window is also shorter than the other one, but looks visually lengthened because the lower area is covered by the new chair. I love that happy accident!

Navy Table Lamp | Williams & Sonoma Campaign Dresser 

(Navy and white banded drapery were Custom made) Williams & Sonoma Occasional Chair & Ottoman


Navy Table lamp (similar here) Williams & Sonoma Campaign Dresser 


AFTER White Campaign Dresser Williams & Sonoma (Also comes in black and navy)


After (Notice how lovely the 1″ glass knobs vs. the bigger ones)

Millwork design by Jan Romanuk. Millwork by Quality Cabinet in North Vancouver. Vanity BM OC-61 White Diamond.


The windows were small and high and not symmetrical to the new free-standing tub, so I added two walls of sheers to minimize this.

after (We chose a 12″ x 24″porcelain tile in faux marble)

after (Photography by Barry Calhoun)

AFTER (White 2″ hex tile in the steam shower with 4″ x 8 subway tiles)


After (vanity mirror Pottery Barn, similar here)

I found the vanity at HomeSense already painted in this soft pink. We found the vanity chair on-line (it’s no longer available).


After (ottoman custom made, leopard carpet from Banner Carpets) Closet (SW 6316 Rosy Outlook)

Since the entire house was renovated, they opted to leave the master closet millwork for another time. As you can see, it’s still cream, we ignored it and styled it instead!

After (Interior Design, Styling by Maria Killam)

Hope you enjoyed the tour, can’t wait to show you the rest of their lovely home!

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    • The rug was what we started with here. However everything was chosen ON-LINE to coordinate with it. That’s what you can do when you understand undertones and it’s exactly what I teach in my courses. Maria

  1. Is that the Crossville Virtue faux marble tile in the bathroom? I used it in my master bath remodel, a beautiful tile.

  2. Lovely! We also have pink, blue/navy, and instead of yellow – a light green in our Master. I was excited to see all the mid century furnishings. Here in Chicago we have access to vintage pieces so I was disappointed to see these are new. However having new makes the style much more available to folks and many of us mix the old with new anyways 😉 Thanks for the post and looking forward to more on this beautiful home.

    • Access to vintage in Vancouver is SLIM and VERY EXPENSIVE. Our flea markets are filled trinkets and trash from China unfortunately. We designers do the best we can in this town given our limited access to these kinds of items.
      Thanks for your comment,

  3. Love the use of colour. Looks fabulous. Thank you for inviting me to work with you on this project regarding the Millwork. Always fun to be involved with one of your projects. Janet Romanuk

  4. Maria – That is a gorgeous transformation. I love the color palette, furnishings and art; love the beautiful dressing room/closet. I’m not a copy editor and I don’t work for Williams Sonoma but I’m compelled to correct your listing of that retail source: there is no “&”; it is Williams Sonoma. OK, got that off my chest. Now a question: why was the shower door moved to nearer the tub? It seems like the former location would be better. Thanks.

    • It looks to me that the shower was made bigger to be in proportion to the tub? … so maybe there was no longer enough room to swing the shower door in its original location?

  5. Oh, Maria, this is sublime perfection, right down to the Vancouver location (I was fortunate to visit your beautiful area of the world a few days before an Alaskan cruise.)! Navy is my favorite color with white, so this is spot-on for me, and I even think my husband would welcome the accent of pink in our master bedroom. I’ve never been (even in its hey-day) a fan of the Tuscan Brown look but so many homes have it, still, it’s nice to see how it can be updated with your vision. Thank you, again, for sharing your talents with so many admirers!

  6. …oops! In my comment, I wrongly said the location is in, “Vancouver.” I reread your post and realize it’s in Chilliwack, but still just as gorgeous of a location.

  7. I love it! Your clients must be smiling ear to ear. I would not have thought camel would look nice with pink, but it works. Both the dark navy and camel keep the pink from being too sweet. I might be convinced to change from neutrals to some colour.

  8. Love it all. I would like to know about the floor lamp beside the lounge chair in the bedroom. We rearranged our living room and dining room swapping them out. As I held off getting lamps I think floor lamps are a better choice. And this one looks perfect to me. Love to send you a picture and see if you agree.

  9. That swoon-worthy bathroom left me speechless … just gorgeous.
    BTW … it’s Williams Sonoma (no “&” between the 2 names) and Pottery Barn, plain and simple (no “the” before “Pottery”).

  10. Maria, not sure if you read comments this long after the post, but I’m curious about the bathtub in this photo. It looks a little more compact (shorter) than a lot of freestanding tubs out there. Do you remember the brand of this one?

  11. The gray in the before shots appears absolutely drab and depressing in comparison to the after’s. I love all the color, it’s uplifting and fresh. I would have to have a deeper, darker color on the walls in the bedroom though, I just cannot sleep with so much light. What would you do if this client didn’t want white on the walls? What would be a deeper option for this color scheme? I am not a professional decorator btw.