It’s week two of the One Room Challenge sponsored by Better Homes and Gardens Magazine. There are so many wonderful projects to follow. You can find them here and support all the exciting creativity happening.
I have been looking forward to this week when I could reveal the design plan for my Principal Bedroom Update.
Principal Bedroom Design Inspiration
As designer, I often get asked where the inspiration comes from when designing room. I have to say, that my inspiration for this room came from a few different places. The first was several months ago when I came across this bedroom photo posted by Lita of Crave Interiors. That print stuck in my mind and I messaged her to ask when she got it. She told me the Juniper Print Shop and I have loved that site ever since. I tucked that memory away for a future opportunity.
My second source of inspiration was a plush green headboard that @chrislovesjulia installed in their lovely A-frame that sadly burned down earlier this year. I have to say, I didn’t even know that I consciously liked it at the time, but months later I was frantically searching for the photo because I knew that I wanted something like that in our principal bedroom.
A third source of inspiration was the rug that @cottonstem installed in their bedroom. Again I tucked that away in my mental filing cabinet and knew it was right when I started planning for the principal bedroom update.
So you can see the inspiration can come from one place or many places but with design, you bring together separate pieces and make a great design.
So on to my design plan. I am so pleased to present you with the plan I have developed for our principal bedroom.
Principal Bedroom Art
As I mentioned above the salt box print from Juniper Print Shop is front of centre in the design. I love the image but also the empty space in the print that makes what is there stand out. The green in this print lead me to my next choice.
As I mentioned in my first blog of this series of the One Room Challenge, I said we would be reupholstering our bed. My awesome husband made this bed for me more than 20 years ago. It has done its job but it needs a revamp. We will simply re-cover the sides and legs. But the headboard itself will get a revamp. I want the next reincarnation to be taller and more streamlined. The most exciting aspect is this lush green P/Kaufmann Legend Velvet Kiwi Fabric that I chose for the upholstry from Fabric.com. I am beyond excited about this.
Principal Bedroom Wallpaper and Paint
I am a lover of white walls but I wanted a little more in this room. I was looking for a subtle wallpaper and I stumbled upon @roommatesdecor. They have such an unbelievable options and I was smitten when I found this tick mark pattern. I am so happy to be working with @roommatesdecor on this project.
The Simply White paint will not completely disappear but it will be toned down with a softer shade. We are painting our Ikea Pax Wardrobe and the lower portion the walls. I was second guessing my colour choice and my friend @ashleyizsak helped steer me too the lovely Hardwick White from Farrow and Ball. Go bold or go home is my design philosophy on this project.
The Bohemian modern trellis rug that I saw in Erin from @Cottonstem’s room has a bit too much beige for my design plan, so I was on the hunt for the same rug but with more grey. And I found it at RugsUSA.com.
Principal Bedroom Lighting
I was ready to make a bold statement with lighting. I was excited (ha ha) when the light in my son’s room died. So it only made sense to move the light fixture from our room into my son’s room. Then, of course, we would then need a super spectacular new light in our room. This Possini Euro Azra 26″ Black Branching 6-Light Ceiling Light from LampsPus.com is so impactful. And as for the night stand lights, while I really like them, they are just too big for beside our bed. I have new wall-mounted lights chosen. The big bed-side lights will find a new home.
There are a couple of DIYs that are underway to contribute to the execution of my vision. I am making a new pillow cover and bringing an old chair back to life. These DIYs will be easy and you could take the idea and so it yourself.
There are still a few things that I am trying to sort out I am still trying to sort out like a bed-side table for me and the bedding. I have things in mind, but if I told you everything up front, what fun would it be.
See you next week.