I cannot believe that I can finally reveal our master bedroom for Week Six of the Fall 2019 One Room Challenge.
I hope you have had a chance to check out some the of the fabulous projects being taken on by the featured designers and the guest participants. If you have not checked them out, please do as there is so much creativity and inspiration on display. And thank you to the @oneroomchallenge and Better Homes and Gardens Magazine for providing this wonderful opportunity for growth and inspiration.
The Master Bedroom One Room Challenge
Our master bedroom has become a bright, yet cozy retreat for my hubby and I.
Week One: The Master Bedroom Before
Let me remind you where we started.
When we bought our house four years ago we painted everything white. This white served as a blank palette, but it was a little boring. It also didn’t create the cozy warm feeling we were looking for in our master bedroom. I described this in Week One
We added the pax wardrobe from Ikea, because there was no closet in our master bedroom. These cabinets hold everything that we need them to and more. But, they also were a little boring.
One other thing that I had to fix with this room update was to find a bedding situation that works for both Lola and I. Even though Lola has several dog beds scattered throughout the house, her favourite place to sleep is on our bed. She is often wet from swimming in the river and dirty.
Week Two: The Master Bedroom Design Plan
So this is how I tackled my challenges.
In Week Two, I laid out my design plans.
Week Three: DIYs
In Week Three I took on two DIYs. An old chair that we had in the basement was spray-painted it a matte black and a seat was added. I also made a cover in an indoor-outdoor fabric for an existing body pillow that we had. I love that Lola’s pillow is so durable.
Week Four: Painters Remorse in the Master Bedroom
In Week Four, I actually thought about pulling the plug on the new darker shade, but decided to cautiously move ahead. It took a few days, but I can tell you now that I love the new moodier grey Hardwick White from Farrow and Ball.
The paint completely changed the look of our stock Ikea cabinets taking them from boring to sexy. I painted all of the handles in the room in a gold spray paint so that definitely ups the elegance factor on these cabinets.
In Week Four I also woke up and made a snap decision to paint both of our dressers the same Hardwick White. I pulled a muscle in my neck while doing so, which set me back a few days. But I am glad that I painted them. Everything in the lower half of the room, on three walls is painted the same colour. And I feel that this brings a level of calmness to the room, which is definitely something we were seeking in the update.
One of the most exciting aspects to the master bedroom is the tick mark peel and stick wallpaper from @roommatesdecor. The simple installation changed my view of wallpaper application for good. And I absolutely love the simple pattern and lightness that this wallpaper brings to the room.
Week Five: Bed Reupholster in Lucious Velvet
In Week five I posted about how my hubby @geraintthewelsh recovered our existing upholstered bed. We used a luscious velvet-like fabric which is spectacular. The coziness of the velvet is exactly what I was looking for.
Week Six: The Master Bedroom Reveal
On to Week Six. For the bed itself, I was looking for solution for Lola, but also something that would feel luxurious to us. I started with a quilt from DKNY. I really liked the fact that the mottled grey and white texture would hide Lola’s fur and dirt. It is easily washable and so soft to the touch. Lola gave it a good sniff before she laid down and made herself comfortable.
For additional warmth I added this incredible candlewick duvet cover from West Elm. I know you what you are thinking, white? But I had to do it. I have always wanted white, and I was a sucker for this beautiful coverlet. It will sit folded on the end of the bed during the day, so I am hopeful that Lola will not go near it and sleep on the quilt, in the exact spot that she always does. I will let you know how that works out for us.
I fell in love with the salt box print from @juniperprintshop many months ago and had to have it. I could not wait to get it up on the wall in our master bedroom. But when we finally looked at where it should go, fear struck as I felt that it was too big. I left it leaning above the headboard for several days and every time I walked into the room I was struck by the drama it brought. So I decided to hang it anyway. It may be a bit too big but wow, it looks fantastic.
I searched for a long time for a nightstand that was high enough for our bed. I finally found this wall-mounted version from CB2 that is perfect. It has beautiful clean lines and I really like the wood element that it brings to the room.
On the wall with doors to our ensuite and to the hall way I added a picture collage for interest. I have been moving the green picture of the hydrangeas that my father painted, around the house. And I think it has finally found a home. I picked up a couple of frames and a print that I found at Value Village. The collage needed some strength so I painted the black and white piece and that did the trick.
There are two other things to mention. First, the dramatic ceiling light is so cool, I can’t stand it. It is from Lamps Plus.
And the cute little bedside table lights are from amazon. I really like that they are off the night tables, leaving more space and are easily accessible to turn on and off with the hanging cord.
Lastly, we are so pleased with the area rug from rugsusa.com. The quality is excellent and the lightness of it adds brightness to the room.
It’s time to take a break for a bit and clean and organize the rest of my house, that has been neglected the last six weeks.
I really hope that you like what I have done. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.
Wallpaper Room Mates Decor
Night Stand CB2
Print Juniper Print Shop
Quilt Bed Bath and Beyond
Duvet Cover West Elm
Ceiling Light Lamps Plus
Cassie Bustamante says
wow! what a difference! it looks sooooo good! love the wall treatments and love the pax here!
Thanks so much. I am so pleased with how it turned out. I feel like a princess sleeping there..
Ashley Izsak says
Looks so wonderful Leslie and I’m so glad you warmed up to the darker colour!!! Love the sconces and the painting looks perfect!
Thanks so much Ashley. And thanks for nudging me towards the darker colour. I never would have done that without your help and I am so glad that we did.
Angela | MidModernMama says
Beautiful! I love the green headboard and the print above it!
thanks so much.
Beautiful new space! I love the wall collage especially. The patterned wall in the backdrop of the bed was a tasteful touch added to the space
Thank you so much. I really appreciate you saying so.
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