Loft turned zen meditation room makeover | DIY room transformation

Loft turned zen meditation room makeover | DIY room transformation

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50 Comments

  1. maria sundiam on March 6, 2023 at 6:11 am

    Loving the simplicity and totally a zen place..love…

  2. Carol Wood on March 6, 2023 at 6:12 am

    This is “out of this world”…….so creatively understated and elegant……..you get a 10…

  3. Panagiota Tsibalidi on March 6, 2023 at 6:13 am

    This is beautiful and inspiring! 😀

  4. khricket on March 6, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Needs more calm in there. I prefer a zafu/zabuton but others are different and can use whatever. The wall decals had two of the same moon designs in a row, both going the same direction. Everyones different but I’d a little more… idk something in there. Like the little swing, but I feel like I wouldnt get any meditation dont in it , lol. I hope the bunny is better taken care of now. Bunnies arent really good kids pets, as they have delicate bone structures, and many dont like being handeld like this little guy seemed to not like (based on nose and body position). Also probably no problem in that family but vet bills are getting higher for exotic animals, it’s been a crazy few years. I have a free range bunny who never wants to be picked up but loves cuddles. on the floor or if he happens to jump up on the couch 🙂

    cheers.

  5. Sherry Pratt on March 6, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Loved what you did with the stickers wallpaper.

  6. Trina Olson on March 6, 2023 at 6:17 am

    lovely

  7. Mayerly Ariza on March 6, 2023 at 6:18 am

    such an irony! speaking of meditation combined with a rabbit being hold as a toy. 🙁

  8. Anabella Zambrano on March 6, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Love the moon phase design on the wall!!!! With the eye mirror it’s perfect!

    ALSO- poor rabbit. I’m a bunny mom, and let that little girl keep holding the bunny like that and it will cause severe spine injury.

  9. Morale Booster on March 6, 2023 at 6:18 am

    Hey, don’t ask people to ignore things they feel the need to speak up about! Yes, the decor was lovely, but I think the bunny is more important. Hopefully the message will be passed along that there is a proper way to hold rabbits so they aren’t injured

  10. Bee Zee on March 6, 2023 at 6:19 am

    I love the space. It seems very relaxing and chill. The elephant sure was huge tho

  11. Alexandra Gater on March 6, 2023 at 6:21 am

    Hi friends! There seems to be A LOT of comments about Luna the bunny, and not a lot on the decor of this video (which is what this video is about!) Though I understand the concern for animals (I have two little cats and love them more than life itself) I once again urge you to please think before you type. This bunny has been in their family for years, and like any animal or child, they know their pet the best. This bunny is one of the most loved animals on the planet, and just seeing 4 seconds of an animal on screen gives no insight into what kind of life it has. Just as I wouldn’t tell you how to parent your child or how to take care of your pets, let’s please keep the comments friendly and kind and about decor 💕

  12. James Liechty on March 6, 2023 at 6:21 am

    O my gosh! This is very pretty, but the poor bunny the girl was holding it incorrectly and it looked terrified 😳

  13. Lepowdy on March 6, 2023 at 6:21 am

    I love that wall behind you! Actually thought it was handpainted until you showed how you did it!

  14. Loving Mayberry on March 6, 2023 at 6:23 am

    I thought AG loved animals!?!
    The plants on the floor could be very bad for the bunny, not to mention the way the child is holding it. 👎

  15. FitVeganCatMama on March 6, 2023 at 6:23 am

    The reveal didn’t even register for me. All I can see is how the girl is holding the rabbit. That poor bunny smh

  16. Bettina Fisher on March 6, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Would it be possible for you to have a little more control over these comments? Can you make it so that the comments have to be okayed before they are posted? Because I agree, these comments are out of control, out of hand, rude, and have little to do with the video. And that is one very cool meditation room!

  17. Bahram Yaradanguliyev on March 6, 2023 at 6:25 am

    Looks lovely but find it a bit weird that in that little white nook there is only one small pillow, pretty sure it won’t be much comfortable to read. Also poor bunny!!

  18. Kathye Sargent on March 6, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Love it❤️❤️❤️❤️

  19. Luxe House & Home Short Term Rentals on March 6, 2023 at 6:27 am

    Anybody else cringe when they were all standing on that beautiful white rug with their shoes ON????!!!! UGH. otherwise beautiful space!

  20. Janice Kirchoff on March 6, 2023 at 6:29 am

    Sooo beautiful I want this room in my house. You out did yourself on this one. LOVE LOVE IT!!!

  21. Lori Laughs on March 6, 2023 at 6:30 am

    I LOOOOOVVVEEE this makeover!! I’m a massage therapist/reiki master and I meditate everyday. This gives me some fun ideas for my zen room😍 Thank you for sharing this tranquil space💗

  22. Steph on March 6, 2023 at 6:33 am

    Nice job as usual. Seriously though, a talk needs to be had about how that bunny is being held with no deflecting.

  23. Linda Ragsdale on March 6, 2023 at 6:34 am

    Like

  24. Jacquelyn on March 6, 2023 at 6:35 am

    TRANquil, emphasis on the first syllable

  25. J on March 6, 2023 at 6:35 am

    OMG that is the cutest, sweetest rabbit I have ever seen. SO CUTE!!! The transformation is good too 🙂

  26. M on March 6, 2023 at 6:36 am

    I think the reading nook needed a small rug and more cushions 😋

  27. Cynthia Van-dunem on March 6, 2023 at 6:36 am

    Beautiful makeover 🤩🤩🤩

  28. Sonia Gonzalez on March 6, 2023 at 6:38 am

    4:24 I will put a lamp in that corner. It will look beautiful. Maybe a plant hanging…

  29. Raquel Nelson on March 6, 2023 at 6:38 am

    I came across this video today and am in love with what you did to this room. I have a small office/craft room at home and I want to carve out a corner for zen/tranquil/meditation area. This video has inspired me!

  30. Juul on March 6, 2023 at 6:39 am

    Parents might want to teach children how to care, handle and HOLD their pets. The kid might love the bunny. The bunny might not love her back when being dragged around like a stuffed animal.

    The makeover is nice kudos. Ladies, educate the kid?

  31. shaily p on March 6, 2023 at 6:39 am

    U could have saved that money by painting those textures by yourself..

  32. Christina Emmanouilidou on March 6, 2023 at 6:40 am

    the bunny is bigger than the little girl <3

  33. Lotsoflove53 on March 6, 2023 at 6:40 am

    please dont hold a rabbit like that they can go into shock they are not toys and need lots of space and teach your kids to hold them the right way they are very fragile animals!!

  34. Joanna Santana on March 6, 2023 at 6:41 am

    I love it

  35. Madison Rettig on March 6, 2023 at 6:42 am

    I seriously thought the rabbit was a stuffed animal koala 😂so when you said he was real… 😂😂

  36. Rebecca FromHoneyback on March 6, 2023 at 6:47 am

    ZAMIOCULCAS! That’s name of the plant in the corner. She’s right, it doesn’t require much light. The decor is lovely. Alexandra is so talented!

  37. Laura Burgess on March 6, 2023 at 6:49 am

    Oh, I love rooms with nooks. I love Niagara. Winter in Ontario….heaven!

  38. raka0510 on March 6, 2023 at 6:51 am

    Beautiful space! You did an amazing job and gave me great ideas for our meditation room 🧘‍♀️🧘‍♂️🙏🏽 Thank you

  39. Hannah Wills on March 6, 2023 at 6:53 am

    those decals are super cute but i bet you could do it even cheaper with some paint and a banana lol

    edit: finishing the video was hard for me bc of the way gemma was holding her poor bunny. I’m sure it’s well taken care of and loved but i hope she’s taught to handle him/her properly in the future. Bunnies really don’t like to be held at all but especially like that 🙁

  40. Marlene Campbell on March 6, 2023 at 6:54 am

    Gifted Alexandra! candles and scented oils are meditative love items. They loved what you did with the space and I agree 👍

  41. ohheytherelauren on March 6, 2023 at 6:54 am

    I pictured a warmer space for a meditation room but I guess everyone has their own feel for what makes a space tranquil

  42. Maggie Kennedy on March 6, 2023 at 6:55 am

    The bunny at the end killed me!

  43. Sara on March 6, 2023 at 6:56 am

    disliked for the response to the bunny being mistreated; also as someone else stated if the 3 second clip got more attention than the entire video maybe your video wasnt that entertaining? also didn’t even realize that the child put the rabbit on the swinging chair, not a good idea..

  44. Brandy McGuire on March 6, 2023 at 6:56 am

    Beautiful! I love it!!

  45. Umeda Navruzova on March 6, 2023 at 6:59 am

    Dear Alexandra, you are a magician, cause you make people smile and happy. I think, it’s one of the important thing you do for people!!!

  46. Bella Anbi on March 6, 2023 at 7:02 am

    When the rabbit moved, I was like you meant real real!!! LOL!! that was a shock, totally thought it was a stuffed animal!!

  47. Karin Torres on March 6, 2023 at 7:04 am

    Kind of surprised you didn’t secure the ladder to the wall in any way. A child or large bunny could easily knock that thing over.

  48. Joanne DeFalco on March 6, 2023 at 7:05 am

    Perhaps all the haters on this chain should be blocked!

  49. Lisset Lopez on March 6, 2023 at 7:05 am

    So. Beautiful great energy !!!! 💕

  50. E Rod on March 6, 2023 at 7:07 am

    That little girl is so cool and adorable!

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