Happy Thursday Everyone!
Today the One Room Challenge reveal is upon us for all of the guest participants! For the first time ever the ORC took place over 7 weeks as opposed to 6, and I’m SO excited to have taken this on and completed my very first #oneroomchallenge hosted by Calling It Home. There is something really rewarding about having this challenge and these deadlines to makeover a space in your home. It’s so much productiveness packed into 6 weeks and by the end you get a fully finished space to enjoy and no longer worry about or dread. I’m already looking forward to the spring!
Yesterday the 20 featured bloggers shared all of their reveals which you MUST check out here. I loved scrolling through all of these blogs and looking at the amazing before and after photos.
I decided for my very first ORC to overhaul my master bedroom. While I had done some minor updates to it over the last year and a half (drapery, night stands and new bed) it was never really finished and became what looked like a war zone after we welcomed our first baby back in February. We moved him into his own room a few months ago but everything baby related that we needed to get us through the night just sort of stayed. It was not a place I looked forward to walking into at bedtime as it stressed me out and was so cluttered. Not good feelings to have before drifting off to sleep! Now as soon as I reach the top of the stairs and see the beautiful night stands and can smell the amazing eucalyptus candle (not even burning it’s that heavenly) I feel calmed.
A couple of things that I did not change was the existing trim, carpet and sadly the popcorn ceiling… This is not our forever home and we will likely be relocating in a few years so to me these details just weren’t worth the hassle or expense. But what a big difference compared to before. I love this colour palette – blue has been a favourite of mine for awhile now. The colour in my bedroom leans more towards periwinkle but I love that the purple undertone is very subdued. I’m very much drawn to the pastel colours and the mood they emit. I’ve always been drawn to colour in my interiors more than neutrals and use to be very bold about it. But I love the calming effect the pastels have and the elegance that comes along with them. I had to work REALLY hard not to introduce any blush into this space (I have pink just about everywhere in my house and thought enough was enough – stick to the blue, Nikki) but a peachy/blush jewelry box made it’s way into the room on one of the nightstands. It’s not overwhelming and compliments the ivory I have in the drapes and the headboard nicely.
My jumping off point was the Robert Allen fabric that I used for my pillows. I’ve always loved the colour and pattern of it and knew it would be perfect for a space in my home one day. I’ve had this fabric for a few years now. I actually presented a similar design to a client awhile ago and was told it was too much like “something you would see at grandma’s house”. I must be an old lady at heart then. 😉 While it wasn’t right for her (and that’s okay! I can’t be perfect for my clients all the time!) it was right for me.
The French provincial dresser I would have loved to paint out white but my husband would KILL me. Okay, not literally but he would definitely lose his marbles. It’s not in perfect shape as I bought it second hand from my local Habitat for Humanity but for how old it is I think it’s in such good condition. The wood finish and colour really is beautiful. Our room is just so small that I think if it was white it wouldn’t feel so heavy opposite the bed and would compete with the coloured nightstands a lot less. One day it will be painted white…
For the bedding I didn’t want it to be too much white but I love the fresh feeling of the crisp, all white duvet. I had white pillow cases, white sheets and the throw I found from The Bay, but wanted a back up plan in case it was feeling too stark. I came across a blue sheet set at Sears when I bought my new duvet from them during their liquidation (RIP Sears Canada) and grabbed it as a back up plan or to use when my white sheets need to be washed. I didn’t think the all blue sheets would work because I wanted contrast next to the nightstands and didn’t want the sheets to match them.
While making the bed for photoshoot day I decided to ditch the white sheet (the sheet over the mattress is still white) for the blue one. It turned out to be the perfect little peek-a-boo of blue that I was looking for.
Most of my accessories are items I already had or were purchased from Homesense. I wanted to keep it really clean and simple with a few collections of jewelry boxes (because I can’t have enough), some design inspiration books, some scented candles to burn while I am reading in bed, and pictures of my sweet baby boy, Sebastian.
LEFT NIGHTSTAND: The glass box is a collection of some of my jewelry along with vintage pieces that belong to my gramma. I previously had them in the white box but I wanted something that could display them in safely and knew this box was perfect for that.
I have a pair of her sterling silver earrings in there that were her daily staple and I have vivid memories of her wearing the blue shell earrings as well. She usually wore her white and blue stripped shirt with matching blue or jean shorts. I love the delicate details this box offers with it’s mirrored bottom and “diamond” button.
Gramma’s Vintage Earrings
RIGHT NIGHTSTAND: A collection of some of my everyday staples displayed in a white dish and Lucite tray. My eucalyptus candle, blush jewelry box and picture of my son from when he was a newborn nestle around it.
This is probably one of my favourite shots of my bedroom. It so beautifully captures the natural sunlight, the overall elegance of the space, the coloured nightstands, the scalloped pendant and my pillows in front of the beautiful diamond tufted headboard and the polished accessories adorning the nightstand. BRB – I’m going to go flop on my bed with a big smile on my face…
All of the beautiful photos of the reveal were shot by the talented Stephani Buchman Photography.
I’ve mentioned most of the sources and suppliers in my previous posts but thought it might be helpful to provide a recap here as well. If you have any questions about anything shown in the room please leave a comment below – I would love to know your thoughts on how the space turned out as well!
Bed: ‘Melanie’ from Jaymar Furniture
Pillows & Drapery: Custom Home Décor
Bedding: Sears Canada (no longer available but Hudson’s Bay has similar quality items and products)
Throw blanket: Hudson’s Bay (it’s still on sale!)
Table Lamps & Accessories: Homesense Canada
French Provincial Dresser: Habitat for Humanity, Milton location
Florals: Vandella roses and Blue Hydrangeas, Business is Blooming
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