Exciting news you guys, I signed up as a guest participant for the One Room Challenge. I’ve always loved following along with these in the past and I figured I’m planning to makeover our master bedroom anyways so why not take you all along for the ride. For those of you that have not heard of the One Room challenge I will give you a quick little run down.
Basically it’s a forum where bloggers gather to share their design process as they transform a room of their choosing. It’s not a competition but rather a place to celebrate, share and gather inspiration. So every Wednesday for the next 6 weeks, each designer will do a check in and share where they are at in their process. After you check out what I’m up to I will put a link up to the ORC blog where you can scroll through the other participants spaces.
So without further ado…I present our master bedroom. First I want to show you were we started from the very beginning. We bought our home about a year and a half ago, and have been updating it one room at a time. This room was at the top of the list because we had a pipe break the week of closing in the bathroom upstairs.
This is not the picture you want to receive from your realtor at 8:00 am on a Monday morning the week of closing. But it all worked out and hey they did some of the demo for us! :)
Here is what the room looked like after the ceiling was fixed, hardwoods were installed and trim was painted. I love a blank slate! For the longest time I’ve wanted a bright, white and neutral room. So of course that’s exactly what I did when we started picking paint colors for this room. And when it was all said and done I didn’t LOVE this space. It didn’t feel like the retreat I had imagined in my mental Pinterest board. So I slowly added items hoping I’d eventually get there, and the truth is it’s just not for me.
We were needing to purchase new dressers anyways, so I figured this was a good time to re-evaluate this space as a whole. We also need to finish some half done projects in this room, like the door to the bathroom. (what will it even be like to have privacy when going to the restroom???)
The very first thing I do when working with clients or working on my own home is gather inspiration. Of course Pinterest is great for that but I also flip through magazines, scroll instagram and even consider colors I love in fashion. And that’s where the idea of going a dark olive green came from. If you were to peer into my closet you’d see that about 50% off my clothes are olive green. So I know I love the color! :)
So after I gather all my inspiration I then create my own mood board with the items that I have and the items I’m wanting to add. This is so useful during the design process because it keeps you focused and avoids any of those impulse purchases that can happen when your doing this type of project. Here is what I came up with for our space
So there you have it, I’m ready to start ordering furniture, painting walls and picking up those perfect finishing touches when I see them. Check back in next week when I’ll share more in depth about what furniture pieces I selected for the space. I’m hoping my rug will be here too so I can share that with you as well. Be sure to head over to the ORC blog to follow along with the other participants. Your social media is about to be flooded with some amazing talent the next 6 weeks, I hope you enjoy.