One Room Challenge - Week Eight
To quote the world's most popular book, "It is finished". And it's like sleeping in a cloud.
What held up the reveal? This little cushion on top of the covered hope chest! Originally, it was planned - and made! - to have a 2" cushion on top covered in the Iconic Leopard print by Schumacher, piped in white on both the top and bottom edges. But it was all wrong! I left the bench without a cushion for weeks while I decided whether to leave it without one, do a 1" cushion or, attempt what kept popping up in my head. The latter idea won out and I'm so glad it did! This little cushion filled with bean bag pellets and finished with a single layer of white piping and a white covered button right in the center is just perfect . . . don't you think?
My mom bought me the adorable bamboo luggage rack a few years ago so I was excited to build the room around it. To give it a companion, I ordered this vintage breakfast tray on Etsy (resources below), then decided I wanted one more bamboo element in the room, so I added the mirror above the chest of drawers.
Do you like the pop of green on the clock? Vibrant color was added primarily with the original art print above the bed (the first piece to be selected), found on Etsy, then continued with this clock I painted and additional artwork that I created.
Smaller details were added, mostly from Target and HomeGoods, but check out the little charm on the lamp. My organic bedding supplier (available on my website), sent this Turkish good luck charm with my order. He didn't realize it was going to be the perfect little touch for this blue and green space!
This little "see no evil" monkey facing the bed and sitting on a book titled, 1,0001 Ways to Live Wild, makes me smile.
The room is still a little tight, but I couldn't bring myself to get rid of some of these pieces that have a memory attached. I also felt that removing the hope chest or the chest of drawers (or both), left the room unbalanced, and lacking seating and storage.
My other dilemma were these interior doors - three doors in a small space! There is a walk-in closet to the left in the photo above, the door to the right in the image goes to the full bath (in cue for a makeover!), then to the right of it is the entrance door. They're solid wood, eight panel doors and you have no idea the struggle I had in regard to painting them white or leaving them stained! Personally, I think they would photograph better white, but in person they actually look very classic wearing their stain. And stained wood lasts so much longer than painted wood which requires frequent touch-ups. What would your decision have been?
I love how the Schumacher and Thibaut fabrics play so well together!
The transformation is everything I hoped and more - an oasis for our guests that brings peace and joy through calming traditional elements blended with just the right amount of color and modern art. But to truly appreciate the room, you need to be reminded of its starting point.
I know, it had nowhere to go but up.
Do you think our guests will enjoy it? This pup seems pleased!
Thank you for coming along on my first One Room Challenge journey!
Wall and moulding paint, China White PM-20 by Benjamin Moore mixed by Sherwin-Williams in Cashmere Low-Lustre
Ceiling paint, Sherwin-Williams SuperPaint in Flat, untinted
Trim paint, Decorator's White CC-20 by Benjamin Moore mixed by Fine Paints of Europe in Hollandlac Satin
Furniture paint, Lulworth Blue by Farrow & Ball mixed by Fine Paints of Europe in Hollandlac Brilliant
Side table paint, Sherwin-Williams Emerald Urethane Trim Enamel in Satin, tinted 7636 Origami White
Moulding, Home Depot
Furniture hardware, Blythe from Amerock, through House of Knobs
Sconces, Waucoba from Wayfair
Lamp, Garlen from Wayfair
Ceiling Fixture, Nor Polished Nickel Ceiling Light from LampsPlus