One Room Challenge Week 4: Master Bedroom

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I’m entering into week 4 of the One Room Challenge (ORC), where I am transforming my master bedroom.  If you’re just joining me, you can start at the beginning here http://wp.me/p1s2CI-nL If you’re coming back for more, thank you!

In full disclosure being gone 8 days for spring break has set me back.  I’m still trying to find a glass and mirror company in Charlotte that is able to cut beveled glass for non straight edges without shipping it out and a hefty price tag.  Additionally, I haven’t connected with the seamstress that I want to use for the fabric and nailhead trim on our upholstered headboard.

However, I’ve had success in finding accessories for both the white double dresser and dark wood dresser!

White Mirrored TrayMirrored white tray

Starfish

Starfish

I finally made a decision on the accent table.  I bought the unique upholstered nailhead trim piece from HomeGoods, but the height didn’t work with the arm chair.  I loved it so much I kept it for my office.  This piece below is a perfect fit for our bedroom!

Two Tier Round Mirrored Table

Two tiered mirror accent table

It’s hard to see from the picture, but it’s antique pewter which has gold and silver tones.  It’s a nice transition from the silver to the gold in the bedroom.

If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you will see some of the places I have ventured, including furniture boutiques in Charlotte and Sarasota.  I found a grey trellis picture frame, a tall silver antique candle holder, and another gold picture frame for the room.

Additional framed wall art has been hung along with the three inlay mirrors and it really pulls the room together!

Remaining items on my punch “to do” list:

  • Replace beveled mirror
  • Grey fabric and nailhead trim on upholstered headboard
  • Gold tray for dark wood dresser
  • Replace wall sconces

It’s time to roll up my sleeves and get to it these remaining two weeks! Again, many thanks for all your comments and feedback! Be sure to check out all the participating rooms in ORC on Calling it Home.

 

 

One Room Challenege Week 3: Master Bedroom

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Welcome back to One Room Challenge (ORC)! I can’t believe it’s been three weeks already!?  I have really enjoyed all your comments and feedback, it’s what keeps me going! If you’re just joining me in this journey check out One Room Challenge Week 1 http://wp.me/p1s2CI-nL. and Week 2 http://wp.me/p1s2CI-oh.

To recap here is what our unfinished master bedroom looked like at the beginning of ORC.

ORC Master in Progress

Today I wanted to share the details of our master bedroom that we had completed before ORC and what I have accomplished on my punch list this week.

We’ve moved into our current home a year ago, 4 weeks before our 2nd daughter was born. Here’s what the room looked like before we moved.

ORC Before picAs you can see, it was very neutral and gave us a blank slate.  First order of business was to paint these wall! I hired a professional painter since I was due within weeks of moving into our new home.  I love blue and knew I wanted a blue grey paint color.  I narrowed down my choices to Sherwin William Tidewater, Sea Salt and Comfort Grey.  We ended up going with SW Tidewater.

 SW Tidewater Paint Color

We placed all our bedroom furniture from our old master bedroom into this master as well as a dark wood dresser from our previous guest bedroom.  I love our Riley Upholstered headboard from Pottery Barn that we’ve had for a few years.

riley-headboard-pottery-barn-remodelistaPottery Barn has a few slipcover options, but I just haven’t loved them over the years.  Thus, my desire to make the upholstered headboard custom by adding nailhead and fabric trim.

I love our double white dresser with the modern silver pulls, yet still has a vintage look.

dresser up close

When we moved to Charlotte three years ago I looked everywhere with all the great furniture stores nearby, but couldn’t find a double white dresser that I loved in our price point.  I found this one at Ashley’s furniture of all places. Notice how it’s missing a pull already, thanks to young children.

Bedroom table

I absolutely love our bedside tables we bought a few years ago! Originally I wanted Pottery Barn’s Lucia bedside table. However, the price point of $200 a piece and the small drawer space was limiting.  I scored two bedside tables for $200 from HomeGoods, which is the cost of one from Pottery Barn.  I had mix matched side tables in our previous homes, which I love, but wanted a more linear look.  The matching glass table lamps with blue shades were also a HomeGoods find, which would have cost close to $200 a piece from another retail store.

A few months ago I finally found silver vintage looking frames to display my prints from my favorite artist, Monet, that I purchased from Musse d’prsay in Paris!

Wall Art Master Bedroom Monet Prints

Pictured below is our darkwood dresser with gold pulls and an antique mirror I inherited from my grandparents.  The mirror was broken from our move to Charlotte. The edges were beveled, which I’m trying to replace.  However, finding a store that has the glass cutting capability to bevel non straight edges has been challenging.  I am hoping to find one in the next week, otherwise I will go ahead and replace the mirror without the beveled edge.  I also need to finish styling the dresser.  I have a few pieces picked out already. (see below photos for style inspiration)

Mirror and dresser

Fabric find Friday was a success! I purchased 2 yards (to be on the safe side) of grey fabric from Modern Fabric, a designer fabric discount store in Charlotte, to use as trim on our upholstered headboard.

Fabric Find Grey Trim

I was going to share DIY for customizing my upholstered headboard.  However, sourcing this out might be more efficient since the clock is ticking. I need to check availability and price point for a seamstress to assist with the trim and nailhead.  I was hoping to get this accomplished this week, but with it being spring break and visiting family in Florida, my punch list for as successful as I had planned. The look below, found on VT Interiors, is a possibility.

VT Interiors Nailhead

I’ve had fun shopping for accessories to finish the look for our white double dresser and darkwood dresser! If you haven’t seen my finds, follow me on Instragram and Twitter. Here are the styles that are inspiring me to complete the look in the master bedroom.

Dresser styling Dear Lillie Blog

Love Dear Lillie and her neautral, soft looks! This is what she is working on in her master bedroom. That dresser and mirror are georgous! Looking for a similar gold tray and antique looking picture frame to add to our darkwood dresser.

Decorating in Blue Better Homes and Garden

Love this look from Better Homes and Gardens. That detail in the dresser is beautiful! The arrangement is perfect for a smaller dresser.

I have hit another obstacle on my punch list, wall art for above our upholstered headboard.  Recall I wanted to arrange these small wall tiles from Ballard Designs.

Ballard Designs Patch Work print set

I purchased these tiles a few weeks ago and realized that they are on back order until May 8.  UGH! I’m on the hunt for a replacement but at this point my plan might not be accomplished in 6 week, yikes!

Again, many thanks for all our feedback and coming back each week to see my progress! Make sure you stop by Linda from Calling it Home and check out all the other great room make overs in ORC!

 

Easter Celebrations Part II

Easter Celebrations

Earlier this week I shared my Easter décor for my home.  If you missed it check it out here: http://wp.me/p1s2CI-ot Today I’m sharing my Easter dinner tablescape with you.

I have used these pink and blue plastic (reusable) plates for so many events and dinner parties over the years and brought them out again for Easter.  They were one of my best buys from Party City! The pastel colored robin’s egg in mason jars with burlap was a discount find at Hobby Lobby.  However, you can easily make your own if you bought the supplies separately.  This year instead of sparkle and jeweled eggs I made eggs with stickers and pom poms on them with my daughters.  I had one place at each place setting for guests to take home.

Easter Dinnter Tablescape

Again, I used tulips and hyacinth, with limes, as well as ranunculus with lemons at the bottom as centerpieces.  These types of flowers just look so bright and are perfect for your Easter or spring dinner!

Easter Dinner Tablescape

I also decorated the dessert table and drink table with floral arrangements and Easter décor.  I have to say the best part of the meal, to me that is, is dessert! The carrot cake designed by Edible Art of Charlotte was heavenly!

Easter Dinner Tablescape

Easter Dinner Tablescape

 Vendor Credits

Event Design and Style – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Floral Arrangements – Sarah Sofia Productions

Photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Carrot cake – Edible Art of Charlotte http://edible-art-charlotte.com/

Easter Eggs -Sarah Sofia Productions

Plates – Party City http://www.partycity.com

Pastel robins eggs in mason jar with burlap – Hobby Lobby http://www.hobbylobby.com

 

 

 

 

One Room Challenge Week 2: Master Bedroom

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Welcome back to Week 2 in One Room Challenge (ORC)!  It’s been inspiring to hear all the feedback from everyone.  If you missed my plan for my master bedroom in ORC Week 1, you can view the details here: http://wp.me/p1s2CI-nL.

Quick recap of my plan: I’m finishing my master bedroom and using current furniture, while adding accent furniture pieces, wall art, and mirrors.

It’s been an exciting week full of inspiration from the design pros and new designers from ORC!  I have to admit this challenge is harder than I expected, especially juggling my young girls kids while my husband was out of town this week.   From the girls turning the computer off at critical times to full on tantrums during my shopping trips, it’s been a challenge literarily.  However, the feeling of accomplishment is what is pushing me to the finish line!

Speaking of accomplishment, I did make some headway in my plan from ORC Week 1. I found a pair of toss pillows with a reversible design, the trio inlay mirrors to match our white double dresser, and an upholstered bench with nailhead to sit at the foot of our bed!

If you haven’t noticed I love blue and white and I spotted these toss pillows immediately.

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This pair was a great find at my monthly now weekly stop to HomeGoods! It’s a perfect fit with the blue color block bedding.  However, I also like how the pillow is large enough to fit as the back to the current blue arm chair. When I place it on the arm chair it breaks up all the blue.  Here’s my design dilemma , do I split the pair of toss pillows up, one for the arm chair and the other for the bedding, or do I use both as traditional toss pillows with our bedding?  If I decide to use the toss pillow for the blue arm chair it will allow me to splurge on other details such as a side table instead of buying a grey upholstered arm chair with nail head, which is in my original plan. Decisions decisions decisions…

My next big find was this upholstered bench with gorgeous detail with the nailhead and legs.  I’ve been wanting this canary blue ottoman bench for a few years now.  However, we have so much blue in the room from the walls to the bedding that I needed to break out of my mold.  I decided to be daring and choose a neutral color that complimented the white, dark wood, and blues in the room. It was $99 from HomeGoods but negotiated 5% off for the fabric being pulled, that was an easy fix.

bench

 

If you’ve been following me on Twitter or Instagram, you may have noticed my fun furniture and art finds at local Charlotte stores and at High Point Market, especially for an arm chair, side table, and art work for above the bed.  No decisions have been made yet, but hoping I’ll have at least one of those action items completed by next week.

Next on my list is to pick out fabric for my upholstered headboard and to figure out if I’m going to venture into the DIY  nailhead world or hire someone to do it.  Additionally, I’m hoping to find a mirror and glass store that is able to replace the beveled mirror for my antique wood frame.

Stayed tuned for more ORC fun!  Please visit Linda from Calling it Home for updates on her ORC, the other 19 professional interior designers, and other professional bloggers like myself participating in ORC.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter Celebrations

I love this time of year because everything is in bloom and my favorite colors are everywhere, coral, blue, pink, and green! I also like when Easter is later in the calendar, which gives me more time to really enjoy the holiday and be festive for more than a few weeks.

I always reuse decorations from years past, rearrange them and add a few more décor items.  Here’s a photo from one of my previous tablescapes.

If you missed my previous posts on tablescape, decorating eggs without dye, and other festive Easter ideas you can check them out here: http://wp.me/p1s2CI-ca   http://wp.me/p1s2CI-2b

This year I decided to decorate my front entryway, family room, and kitchen.  As you can see I like using tulips and hyacinth because they come in various colors and look great arranged together.   I love walking into my home and smelling hyacinth! This particular arrangement gives the tablescape sophistication and height by using both flowers in one vase.

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Other additions to this years tablescape  include these darling bunny rabbits that I found at antique market in Belmont, NC , Target’s sparkle Easter eggs, and this twine Easter egg wreath.

Easter Celebrations

Easter Celebrations

Easter Celebrations

 

Happy Easter y’all!

Vendor Credits

Styling and design – Sarah Sofia Productions http://www.sarahsofiaproductions.com

Floral arrangement and photography – Sarah Sofia Productions

Jeweled Easter eggs – Sarah Sofia Productions

Robin’s Easter eggs in mason jar with burlap – Hobby Lobby http://www.Hobbylobby.com

Shiny jeweled Easter eggs – Target http://www.target.com

Pink Easter bunny – Hobby Lobby

 

 

One Room Challenge Week 1: Master Bedroom Makeover

Yesterday was the first day of the first One Room Challenge of 2014 for 20 talented professional designers to redo a room in their home or clients home in six weeks. Today is the first day for all of us interior designers and DIYer at heart and professional bloggers like myself! 

One Room Challenge was created by Linda from Calling it Home, who is an extremely talented and creative designer.  However, it was the talented Sarah Fisher with Matters of Style that inspired me to participate after following her son’s bedroom redo.  Check out her room here: http://www.mattersofstyleblog.com/search/label/One%20Room%20Challenge

While the 20 professional designers will be updating you on their rooms every Wednesday for the next six weeks, I will be joining a crew who will be updating you on our room progress on Thursdays. 

I will be working on our master bedroom.  To give you some background, we moved into our house a year ago, 4 weeks before my second daughter was born.  Having two young kids so close together and moving has left me with little time to design and decorate.  That being said, we are almost finished with every room, except our master bedroom.

At first glance it doesn’t look too horrible.

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However, if you move your eye around the room you will notice it’s not finished and the look needs to be pulled together.

Master Bedroom Makeover

Here is the wall to the left of the doorway as you walk into the room.

Master Bedroom Makeover

In order to give you my full plan of where I am going with our master bedroom I want to share what it looked like before we moved in. 

Master Bedroom Makeover

As you can see from the above before photo the master bedroom was very neutral and modern.  Where as the look I’m going for is shabby chic with a twist of modern using shades of blues, white, and neutrals.  I want our bedroom to be elegant and tranquil. While my husband suggested putting a desk in our bedroom I had to veto it for this very reason. Having a desk with papers, bill, and a to do list is anything but tranquil and doesn’t allow us an escape from all the hustle and bustle of the day. 

Here is my wish list that I would like to conquer in the next six weeks:  Nail head on the upholstered headboard, fabric trim on the upholstered headboard, replace the broken beveled mirror and hang above the dark wood dresser, hang art work above the bed, find a grey or neutral arm chair to replace the current one, find a bench to put at the foot of the bed, add large print throw pillows to the bedding, and hang a group of small mirrors on the front wall or next to the arm chair. The one item that has been bothering me ever since we moved into our home are the modern wall scones. I’m not sure if it’s feasible but I would LOVE to replace them with smaller silver ones.

Now that you know where I am going with the room design here is what is inspiring me!

A Thoughful Place Master Bedroom

Love the look of this upholstered bed with nail head and fabric trim by the talented Courtney with A Thoughtful Place! I’m also loving the large throw pillows that pull her look together.

Storage Ottoman Bench

I have been pinning over this Carey Blue Storage Bench Ottoman for a few years now! I love the elegant but simple look and of course the color.

Wall Art Above Bed

 

The grey blue colors in the above wall art collection from Ballard Designs would go perfectly above our upholstered bed.

Grey Arm chair

 

The grey nail head arm chair found on Joss and Main would complete the look in our master bedroom by adding function and comfort.

Inaly Antique Mirror Set

I love the design of this inlay antique mirror set that matches well with our double white dresser.

Now that I have introduce my room to y’all I hope you will join me in this six week journey as I put my design plan to the test! It will no doubt be challenging but I can’t wait for the final reveal! Please visit Linda from Calling it Home for updates on her room design and the others.  You can also click on the links below:

Abby M. Interiors Because it’s Awesome Bijou & Boheme Calling It Home Chez V Chinoiserie Chic Copy Cat Chic The Decorista Design Crisis Design Indulgence Design Manifest The English RoomThe Glam Pad Little Black Door My Notting Hill The Pink Pagoda Simple Details My Sweet Savannah Verandah House

 

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